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Market Analysis, Expert Opin Environ Biol Vol: 8 Issue: 4

Market Research Report: Biofuels & Bioenergy 2020

Woodrow Clark II

Professor, University of California , USA, E-mail:

Keywords: Biofuels and Bioenergy, fossil fuels, Ethanol, biodiesel

Biofuels and Bioenergy area unit designed to switch gas, diesel oil and coal, that area unit known as “fossil fuels” as a result of they’re made of animals and plants that died millions years ago. Biofuels area unit created largely from plants that have simply been harvested. There are three main types of biofuel. Ethanol, biodiesel, and bio jet fuel.

Scope and Importance:

Global Biofuel and Bioenergy generation has increased by 6.7% between 2015 and 2016, but global CO2 emissions are also on the rise. Biofuel and Bioenergy 2020 focuses on bringing together renewable and non-renewable energy experts, policy makers, economists, academicians and students to discuss the current state of research and development in Biofuel and Bioenergy strategies. It emphasizes talks on Economics of Renewable Energy and Non-Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Systems, Advanced Biofuel and Bioenergy Storage Materials, Nuclear Energy, Hybrid Renewable Energy Approaches, etc. to arrive at possible solutions in the near future for better development in this sector.

Biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological processes such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter. Biofuels can be derived directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes. Renewable biofuels generally involve contemporary carbon fixation, such as those that occur in plants or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis. Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Biomass is any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel, it may include wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugarcane, and many other by-products from a variety of agricultural processes.

Strategies for developing the biofuels market:

The current phase of development of biofuels is driven by governments which have recognized the triple challenges of climate change, energy security and rural development. The significance of this phase, compared to the rapid phase of development of ethanol in Brazil in the 1970s, is that the issues are now global. Incentives or mandates for biofuels are being developed across the world from Europe to New Zealand, as well as in China, Southern Africa and Indonesia for instance. Different players in the biofuels industry are likely to have many strategies. We can imagine two fundamental strategic options: “watch and wait” which reacts to the mandates for biofuels; or “drive the market” where investments are made to enable taking a better competitive position in a growing industry. BP has not adopted the “watch and wait” strategy; instead we want to ensure our business meets the changing needs of our customers and stakeholders–be they motorists at the pump or government partners with whom we work to develop oil businesses. The demand for biofuels is not just a desire of policy makers, but is reflected in surveys of the general public – the consumer. Of the Europeans surveyed, 47% say they would be prepared to pay more for a vehicle that ran on biofuels, and 41% would be prepared to pay a little more for biofuels. BP’s strategy has involved the formation of a dedicated business unit to pursue opportunities across the value chain from accessing feedstock, through conversion to trading and marketing.


Global Universities :


• Michigan State University

• University of Manchester

• Stanford University

• University of washington

• Duke University Energy Initiative

• University of california irvine

• Northwest Missouri State University

• University of California

• University of Tennessee

• Saint Francis University

• Northeastern university

• Foothill College

• University of North Carolina

• North Dakota State University

• Wayne State University

• Virginia Tech

• penn state york


• Durham University

• Edinburgh Napier University

• University of Dundee

• University of Leon

• KU Leuven

• Vrije Universiteit Brussel

• ITMO University Saint Petersburg

• University of Pavia

• Jacobs University Bremen

• Vytautas Magnus University

• Stockholm University

• University of Groningen

• University of Debrecen

• Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

• Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

• Ghent University

• University of Antwerp

• University of Sussex

Asia Pacific:

• Anand agricultural university

• Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute

• Cochin University of Science and Technology

• Fisheries College and Research Institute

• University of Pune

• National Botanical Research Institute

• Bond University

• Australian National University

• Curtin University

• Murdoch University

• Edith Cowan University

• Deakin University

• University of the Sunshine Coast

• Zhejiang University of Science and Technology

• Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University

Middle East:

• University of Sharjah

• Heriot Watt University

• Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

• Gulf Medical University

• University of Sharjah

• College of Medicine University of Sharjah

• College of Health Sciences

• RAK Medical & Health Sciences University

• Sharjah Surgical Institute

• European University College

• Murdoch University Dubai

• Medical campus University of Sharja

Research center around the Globe:


• The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)

• The Wind Energy Foundation

• Women of Wind Energy

• The Solar Energy Industries Association

• The Solar Foundation

• American Council on Renewable Energy

• American Solar Energy Society

• Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

• Renewable Fuels Association

• Blue Marble Energy


• European Renewable Energy Council

• Danish Organization for Renewable Energy

• Green Power Forum

• European Bioenergy Research Institute

• ETIP Bioenergy

• European Energy Research Alliance

• Bunge Limited

• Archer Daniels Midland

Asia Pacific:

• Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT)

• China National Petroleum Corporation

• Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

• LanzaTech

• Novozymes

• Wilmar

• Green Biologics

• GlycosBio

• Sinopec

• TMO Renewables

• Vinythai

Middle East:

• Institute For Research and Education on Negotiation

• The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium

• Emirates National Oil Company

• Lootah BioFuels

• King Abdullah International Medical Research Center

• King Saud University

• King Abdulaziz Medical City

• Qatar Biomedical Research Institute

• Dasman Diabetes Institute

• Institute for Medical BioMathematics

• Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences

• Israel Institute for Biological Research

• National Center for High Throughput Screening of Novel Bioactive Compounds

• Technion Center for Structural Biology

• Tnuva Research Institute


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