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Over the years to come, biomass will grow within the biopower, biofuels, and bioproduct sectors. About 70% of all biomass in the world is used in the residential sector, while 14% is used in industry and 11% is transformed into electricity, heat, or another energy carrier such as liquid fuel or biogas.

Under the present market conditions, the majority of available renewable power resources including biomass power are yet to become cost competitive compared to non-renewable resources including coal and natural gas. Going forward, benefits from national level programs, energy efficiency incentives, and financial incentives targeting the expansion of the renewables market will create demand for additional biomass power capacity globally between 2013 and 2035.

In rural areas, biomass fuels are mainly collected by users, whereas in urban areas they are mostly marketed after collection by urban authorities or their agents. Urban use is based on the collection and processing of large quantities of waste, mainly by municipal authorities for processing in central plants and distribution by commercial means.

Biomass plants are highly capital intensive, making adoption of biomass technology for electricity generation rather expensive when compared to thermal power generation. Unlike coal, biomass products including wood pellets must be kept indoors to reduce moisture content. As biomass feedstock lacks durability, issues including storage and transportation add cost to biomass power generation, making biomass power generation expensive.

The markets of biomass for energy are developing rapidly and becoming more international. A remarkable increase in the use of biomass for energy needs parallel and positive development in several areas and there will be plenty of challenges to overcome. Currently, only a limited number of modern bioenergy technologies are viable at market prices, which include Brazilian sugar-based ethanol and wood based heating in Northern Europe, and industrial applications such as cogeneration technology based on residues from production processes, including those in sugar factories and timber mills.

As biomass power projects are largely very capital-intensive, this remains a significant challenge for a number of utilities in entering countries with abundant feedstock availability. Going forward, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program and availability of carbon credits for renewable energy projects will drive the growth of the biomass power market.

In this industry scenario Taiyou Research analyzes the Global Biomass Industry. The report contains the following:

- An introduction to what is biomass and the various conversion processes for biomass to energy. Environmental impact of using biomass is also analyzed.

- An analysis of the challenges facing the global power industry and why the world needs biomass power. We analyze the global electricity market through electricity net generation and installed electricity capacity. Importance of renewable resources is analyzed along with installed electricity from renewable sources. The use of biomass for generating energy is looked at along with the likely fall in prices of biomass power.

- Outlook for the global biomass industry including an outlook for the global electricity market, outlook for the global renewables sector, outlook for the global biomass power market, and an outlook for the global biomass resource.

- An analysis of the potential of biomass resource by country. Countries analyzed in this section include Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the UK.

- Impacts on the global biomass power industry are analyzed through the challenges facing the market and the factors driving the market.

- Moving to the biomass power industry analysis by country, we analyze the following countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

- For each market we analyze the industry profile, market statistics, biomass feedstock in the country, biomass industry regulations, competition in the industry including the major industry players, and an industry forecast.

- An analysis of the major players in the global biomass industry is included. Players are analyzed through a company overview, an analysis of their businesses, and a SWOT analysis. We analyze over 25 global players in our report.

Taiyou Research’s report Global Biomass Market Forecast – Assessment of Opportunities, Trends & Challenges 2013-2023 is a complete analytical presentation of this high growth industry.

Table Of Contents

Global Biomass Market Forecast - Assessment of Opportunities, Trends and Challenges 2014-2023
1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction to Biomass
2.1 Sources of Biomass
2.2 Biomass to Energy: Conversion Processes
2.2.1 Thermal Conversion
2.2.2 Chemical Conversion
2.2.3 Biochemical Conversion
2.3 Environmental Impact of Using Biomass

3. Challenges Facing the Global Power Industry and Need for Biomass
3.1 Global Electricity Market
3.1.1 Electricity Net Generation
3.1.2 Installed Electricity Capacity
3.2 Importance of Renewable Resources
3.3 Installed Electricity from Renewable Sources
3.4 Use of Biomass for Energy
3.5 Cost of Biomass Power: Fall in Prices Likely
3.6 Global Biomass Industry: Outlook
3.6.1 Outlook for the Global Electricity Market
3.6.2 Outlook for the Global Renewables Sector
3.6.3 Outlook for the Global Biomass Power Market
3.6.4 Outlook for Global Biomass Resource

4. Potential of Biomass Resource by Country
4.1 Finland
4.2 Germany
4.3 Italy
4.4 Sweden
4.5 United Kingdom

5. Impacts on the Global Biomass Power Industry
5.1 Challenges Facing the Market
5.1.1 High Capital Costs
5.1.2 Growing Demand of Electricity and Shortage in Supply of Biomass Feedstock
5.1.3 Popularity of Natural Gas for Power Generation
5.1.4 Growth of Liquid Biofuels for Transport
5.2 Factors Driving the Market
5.2.1 Favorable Regulatory Mechanisms
5.2.2 Bright Future Ahead for Co-firing and Cogeneration in the EU
5.2.3 Improvement in the Feedstock Storage Market

6. Biomass Industry in Australia
6.1 Industry Profile
6.2 Market Statistics
6.3 Biomass Feedstock in Australia
6.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
6.5 Competition in the Industry
6.6 Industry Forecast

7. Biomass Industry in Brazil
7.1 Industry Profile
7.2 Market Statistics
7.3 Biomass Feedstock in Brazil
7.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
7.5 Competition in the Industry
7.6 Industry Forecast

8. Biomass Industry in China
8.1 Industry Profile
8.2 Market Statistics
8.3 Biomass Feedstock in China
8.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
8.5 Competition in the Industry
8.6 Industry Forecast

9. Biomass Industry in Finland
9.1 Industry Profile
9.2 Market Statistics
9.3 Biomass Feedstock in Finland
9.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
9.5 Competition in the Industry
9.6 Industry Forecast

10. Biomass Industry in Germany
10.1 Industry Profile
10.2 Market Statistics
10.3 Biomass Feedstock in Germany
10.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
10.5 Competition in the Industry
10.6 Industry Forecast

11. Biomass Industry in India
11.1 Industry Profile
11.2 Market Statistics
11.3 Biomass Feedstock in India
11.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
11.5 Competition in the Industry
11.6 Industry Forecast

12. Biomass Industry in Italy
12.1 Industry Profile
12.2 Market Statistics
12.3 Biomass Feedstock in Italy
12.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
12.5 Competition in the Industry
12.6 Industry Forecast

13. Biomass Industry in Sweden
13.1 Industry Profile
13.2 Market Statistics
13.3 Biomass Feedstock in Sweden
13.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
13.5 Competition in the Industry
13.6 Industry Forecast

14. Biomass Industry in the UK
14.1 Industry Profile
14.2 Market Statistics
14.3 Biomass Feedstock in the UK
14.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
14.5 Competition in the Industry
14.6 Industry Forecast

15. Biomass Industry in the US
15.1 Industry Profile
15.2 Market Statistics
15.3 US Biomass Feedstock
15.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
15.5 Competition in the Industry
15.6 Industry Forecast

16. Analysis of Major Players
16.1 Areva SA
16.1.1 Company Overview
16.1.2 Business Analysis
16.1.3 Products and Services
16.1.4 Financial Analysis
16.1.5 SWOT Analysis
16.2 Boralex Inc.
16.2.1 Company Overview
16.2.2 Business Analysis
16.2.3 Products and Services
16.2.4 Financial Analysis
16.2.5 SWOT Analysis
16.3 Cosan SA Industria e Comercio
16.3.1 Company Overview
16.3.2 Business Analysis
16.3.3 Products and Services
16.3.4 Financial Analysis
16.3.5 SWOT Analysis
16.4 Covanta Holding Corporation
16.4.1 Company Overview
16.4.2 Business Analysis
16.4.3 Products and Services
16.4.4 Financial Analysis
16.4.5 SWOT Analysis
16.5 Delta Electricity
16.5.1 Company Overview
16.5.2 Business Analysis
16.5.3 Products and Services
16.5.4 Financial Analysis
16.5.5 SWOT Analysis
16.6 Drax Group Plc
16.6.1 Company Overview
16.6.2 Business Analysis
16.6.3 Products and Services
16.6.4 Financial Analysis
16.6.5 SWOT Analysis
16.7 EDF Electricite de France SA
16.7.1 Company Overview
16.7.2 Business Analysis
16.7.3 Products and Services
16.7.4 Financial Analysis
16.7.5 SWOT Analysis
16.8 EDF Energy Plc
16.8.1 Company Overview
16.8.2 Business Analysis
16.8.3 Products and Services
16.8.4 Financial Analysis
16.8.5 SWOT Analysis
16.9 Enel SpA
16.9.1 Company Overview
16.9.2 Business Analysis
16.9.3 Products and Services
16.9.4 Financial Analysis
16.9.5 SWOT Analysis
16.10 Energisa SA
16.10.1 Company Overview
16.10.2 Business Analysis
16.10.3 Products and Services
16.10.4 Financial Analysis
16.10.5 SWOT Analysis
16.11 E.ON UK Plc
16.11.1 Company Overview
16.11.2 Business Analysis
16.11.3 Products and Services
16.11.4 Financial Analysis
16.11.5 SWOT Analysis
16.12 Fortum Oyj
16.12.1 Company Overview
16.12.2 Business Analysis
16.12.3 Products and Services
16.12.4 Financial Analysis
16.12.5 SWOT Analysis
16.13 GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited
16.13.1 Company Overview
16.13.2 Business Analysis
16.13.3 Products and Services
16.13.4 Financial Analysis
16.13.5 SWOT Analysis
16.14 Pohjolan Voima Oy
16.14.1 Company Overview
16.14.2 Business Analysis
16.14.3 Products and Services
16.14.4 Financial Analysis
16.14.5 SWOT Analysis
16.15 RWE AG
16.15.1 Company Overview
16.15.2 Business Analysis
16.15.3 Products and Services
16.15.4 Financial Analysis
16.15.5 SWOT Analysis
16.16 SSE Plc
16.16.1 Company Overview
16.16.2 Business Analysis
16.16.3 Products and Services
16.16.4 Financial Analysis
16.16.5 SWOT Analysis
16.17 UPM-Kymmene Corporation
16.17.1 Company Overview
16.17.2 Business Analysis
16.17.3 Products and Services
16.17.4 Financial Analysis
16.17.5 SWOT Analysis
16.18 Vattenfall AB
16.18.1 Company Overview
16.18.2 Business Analysis
16.18.3 Products and Services
16.18.4 Financial Analysis
16.18.5 SWOT Analysis
16.19 Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd
16.20 Bios Bioenergiesysteme Gmbh
16.21 Chemrec AB
16.22 Clenergen Corporation
16.23 Dragon Power Co., Ltd.
16.24 ETH Bioenergia SA
16.25 Euroenergy Group
16.26 Greenko Group PLC
16.27 Interargem GmbH
16.28 MW Power Oy
16.29 National Bio Energy Co., Ltd.
16.30 New England Wood Pellet Co
16.31 Orient Green Power
16.32 Ptz Bioenergy Ltd.
16.33 Purepower Holdings Limited
16.34 Vapo Oy
16.35 Wartsila Corporation
16.36 Welsh Power Group

17. Glossary

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Electricity Net Generation (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 2: Global Cumulative Installed Electricity Generation Capacity (GW), 2009-2013
Figure 3: Rankings of Countries by Installed Renewable Power Generation Capacity, 2013
Figure 4: Total Installed Renewable Electrical Power Capacity Worldwide (%), 2013
Figure 5: Number of People Globally without Access to Electricity and Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass (m), 2013
Figure 6: Average Generation Costs Worldwide of Electricity Generation from Renewables by Technology Type ($ per MWh), 2010-2035
Figure 7: Forecast for Global Net Electricity Generation (tn kWh), 2015-2035
Figure 8: Primary Energy Demand by Fuel Under New Scenario Worldwide (Mtoe), 2020-2035
Figure 9: Average Investment in Renewables-based Electricity Generation by Technology (USD Million), 2010-2035
Figure 10: Global Potential for Bioenergy by Feedstock (Exajoules), 2050
Figure 11: Global Bioenergy Potential by Region (Exajoules), 2050
Figure 12: Potential of Biomass Resource (%) in Finland, 2030
Figure 13: Potential of Biomass Resource in Germany (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Figure 14: Potential of Biomass Resource in Italy (%), 2030
Figure 15: Potential of Biomass Resource (%) in Sweden, 2030
Figure 16: Potential of Biomass Resource in the UK (%), 2030
Figure 17: Cost of Electricity from CCS Power Plants Versus Other Options for Entry into Service in 2016 ($/MWh)
Figure 18: EU Share of Cogeneration Total Electricity (%), 2013
Figure 19: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Australia (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 20: Forecast for Bioenergy Electricity Generation in Australia (GWh), 2020
Figure 21: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Brazil (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 22: Forecast for Installed Biomass Power Capacity in Brazil (MW) 2013-2022
Figure 23: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in China (Billion kWh), 2007-2011
Figure 24: Biomass Power Generation Plants in China, 2013
Figure 25: Potential Available Biomass Resources (100m tce*), 2010-2030
Figure 26: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Finland (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 27: Power Generation in Finland from Renewable Sources (GWh) 2013-2023
Figure 28: Forecast for Power Generation in Finland from Biomass (GWh), 2013-2023
Figure 29: Waste Power and Net Biomass Generation in Germany (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 30: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Germany (MW), 2013-2023
Figure 31: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in India (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 32: Forecast for Installed Biomass and Waste Generation Capacity in India (GW), 2013-2023
Figure 33: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Italy (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 34: Biomass Energy Potential in Italy by Feedstock (Mtoe) 2013
Figure 35: Power Generation in Italy from Renewables (GWh) 2013-2023
Figure 36: Forecast for Power Generation in Italy from Biomass (GWh) 2013-2023
Figure 37: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Sweden (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 38: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Sweden (MW) 2013-2023
Figure 39: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in the UK (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 40: Biomass Power Plants in the UK (Part 1) 2013
Figure 41: Biomass Power Plants in the UK (Part 2) 2013
Figure 42: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in the UK (MW) 2013-2023
Figure 43: Waste Power and Net Biomass Generation in the US (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 44: Biomass Feedstock Resource in the US, 2013
Figure 45: Installed Capacity of Biomass Power Generation in the US (GW), 2013-2035
Figure 46: Financial Performance of Boralex Inc. (in CAD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 47: Financial Performance of Cosan (in BRL Million), 2009-2013
Figure 48: Financial Performance of Covanta Holding Corporation (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 49: Financial Analysis of Drax Group (in GBP Million), 2009-2013
Figure 50: Financial Performance of Electricite de France (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 51: Financial Performance of Enel SpA (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 52: Financial Performance of Fortum Corporation (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 53: Financial Performance of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings (in HKD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 54: Financial Performance of RWE AG (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 55: Financial Performance of SSE Plc (in GBP Million), 2010-2014
Figure 56: Financial Performance of UPM-Kymmene Corporation (in EURO Million), 2009-2013

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Electricity Net Generation (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 2: Global Cumulative Installed Electricity Generation Capacity (GW), 2009-2013
Table 3: Total Installed Renewable Electrical Power Capacity Worldwide (GW), 2013
Table 4: Number of People Globally without Access to Electricity and Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass (m), 2013
Table 5: Average Generation Costs Worldwide of Electricity Generation from Renewables by Technology Type ($ per MWh), 2010-2035
Table 6: Forecast for Global Net Electricity Generation (tn kWh), 2015-2035
Table 7: Primary Energy Demand by Fuel and Scenario Worldwide (Mtoe), 2008-2035
Table 8: Average Investment in Renewables-based Electricity Generation by Technology (USD Million), 2010-2035
Table 9: Global Potential for Bioenergy by Feedstock (Exajoules), 2050
Table 10: Global Bioenergy Potential by Region (Exajoules), 2050
Table 11: Potential of Biomass Resource (exajoules/year) in Finland, 2030
Table 12: Potential of Biomass Resource in Germany (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Table 13: Potential of Biomass Resource in Italy (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Table 14: Potential of Biomass Resource (Exajoules/Year) in Sweden, 2030
Table 15: Potential of Biomass Resource in the UK (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Table 16: Cost of Electricity from CCS Power Plants Versus Other Options for Entry into Service in 2016 ($/MWh)
Table 17: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Australia (Billion kWh), 2007-2011
Table 18: Forecast for Bioenergy Electricity Generation in Australia (GWh), 2020
Table 19: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Brazil (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 20: Forecast for Installed Biomass Power Capacity in Brazil (MW) 2013-2022
Table 21: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in China (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 22: Potential Available Biomass Resources (100m tce*), 2010-2030
Table 23: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Finland (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 24: Major Players in the Finnish Biomass Power Sector, 2013
Table 25: Power Generation in Finland from Renewable Sources (GWh) 2013-2023
Table 26: Forecast for Power Generation in Finland from Biomass (GWh), 2013-2023
Table 27: Waste Power and Net Biomass Generation in Germany (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 28: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Germany (MW), 2013-2023
Table 29: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in India (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 30: Forecast for Installed Biomass and Waste Generation Capacity in India (GW), 2013-2023
Table 31: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Italy (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 32: Biomass Energy Potential in Italy by Feedstock (Mtoe) 2013
Table 33: Major Players in the Italian Biomass Market, 2013
Table 34: Power Generation in Italy from Renewable Sources (GWh) 2010-2020
Table 35: Forecast for Power Generation in Italy from Biomass (GWh) 2013-2023
Table 36: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in Sweden (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 37: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Sweden (MW) 2013-2023
Table 38: Waste and Net Biomass Power Generation in the UK (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 39: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in the UK (MW) 2013-2023
Table 40: Waste Power and Net Biomass Generation in the US (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 41: Installed Capacity of Biomass Power Generation in the US (GW), 2013-2035

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