Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

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Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

  1. 1. Get more info on this report!Algae Biofuels Production Technologies WorldwideAugust 1, 2010Involvement in the algae biofuels industry shot up by companies 550% between 2005and 2007, driven by environmental concerns and high crude oil prices. However, oilprices have since declined, and the recent global financial crisis stymied manyindustries. Currently there seems to be continued interest in algae biofuels, but theindustry is also plagued by excessive hype… So what is the near-term outlook for thealgae biofuels production technologies market?One of the great benefits of algae as a feedstock is that it can be used to produce anarray of biofuels: algal oil, biodiesel, renewable diesel, aviation biofuel, renewable jetfuel, biogasoline, ethanol, butanol, biomethane, and even hydrogen. Algae biofuelsproduction also involves a wide array of technologies, from genetically engineereddiatoms, green algae, and cyanobacteria; to open ponds or photobioreactors forcultivation; centrifuges and presses for extraction; and refineries, fermenters, anddigesters for processing into fuels.Because the market for algae biofuels production technologies is diverse, it is helpful tobreak it down according to subsets of production technologies: cultivation technologies,harvesting and extraction technologies, and algae biofuels production facilities. Through2015, cultivation technology sales are expected to hold most of the total algae biofuelsproduction technologies market. The remaining market segments will be held by acombination of harvesting and extraction and fuels production facilities, for a totalprojected market value of over $1.6 billion in 2015. Starting at an estimated $271 millionmarket size for 2010, this increase is significant and underscores that this is a quicklychanging and evolving industry, expected to show an annual growth rate of nearly 43percent.Algae biofuels production technologies are currently undergoing substantialdevelopment and scaled testing. As demonstration and commercial implementationmove forward, emerging algae biofuels production technologies will garner up to abouta third of the total market by 2015, as some current technologies are rendered obsoleteor underperforming in terms of cost and production efficiency.
  2. 2. Table of ContentsChapter 1 Executive Summary Scope Algae Characteristics and Algae Biofuels Production Systems Algae Biofuels History and Comparison to Other Market Fuels Environmental Benefits and Potential Impacts of Algaculture Proposed Algae Biofuels Facility Projects Market Distribution Chain and Structure Factors Affecting Market Size and Growth Market Size and Growth for Algae Biofuels Technologies Figure 1-1 Total Algae Cultivation Systems Market Size (2010-2015) (in million $) Figure 1-2 Total Algae Harvesting and Algal Oil Extraction Systems Market Size (2010-2015) (in million $) Figure 1-3 Total Market Size for Algae Biofuels Production Facilities (2010-2015) (in million $) Table 1-1 Algae Biofuels Production Facility Market Shares Industry Trends Figure 1-4 Number of Algae Biofuels Companies (by year; 1997-2009) Investment and Financing Trends Competitive Profiles End Users Figure 1-5 Distribution of Algae Biofuels Companies by Global Region Figure 1-6 Current End Users Cultivation System Capacities (by Acreage) Algae Biofuels End Users SummaryChapter 2 Overview of Algae Biofuels Scope Algae Characteristics and Strains Microalgae Profile Microalgae Groups and Species Strain Selection Industry Uses of Microalgae Biofuels Food, Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Products Aquacultural and Agricultural Products Pollution Control and Water Treatment Chemicals Production Algae Cultivation: Resource Requirements Water Light Carbon Dioxide Nutrients Land History of Algae Biofuels Development, Demand and Industry Activity
  3. 3. Algae Biofuels and other Market Fuels Petroleum and Fossil Fuels Alternative Biofuels Environmental Benefits of Expanded Algaculture Carbon Capture Wastewater Treatment Environmental Impact of Expanded Algaculture Extensive Algae Cultivation Development within Select Ecosystems Water Supply to Marginal Lands and Regions GMO ContaminationChapter 3 Algae Biofuels Production Process and Technologies Scope Algae Cultivation: Systems and Methods Open Ponds Photobioreactors Algae Harvesting and Algae Oil and Biomass Extraction: Systems and Methods Flocculation Screening Air Flotation Centrifugation Ultrasound Algae Dryers Mechanical Oil Presses Electromechanical Oil Extraction Chemical Extraction of Algae Oil Algae Biofuel Refining: Systems and Methods Algae Biodiesel Refineries Ethanol and Butanol Fermenters Algae Renewable Diesel, Aviation Biofuel and Biogasoline Refineries Biogas Digesters Gasification Systems SummaryChapter 4 Algae Biofuels Technologies - Market Size and Growth Scope Market Assessment Methodology Algae Biofuels Facility Projects Table 4-1 Profiles for Select Algae Biofuels Industry Projects Market Origins and History Market Distribution Chain and Structure Factors Affecting Market Size and Growth Petroleum and Natural Gas Supply and Prices Figure 4-1 Number of U.S. Algae Biofuels Companies and Average U.S. Global Spot Crude Oil Prices (by year; 1997-2009)
  4. 4. Table 4-2 United States Petroleum Supply and Price Projections Table 4-3 United States Natural Gas Supply and Price Projections Algae Biofuels Production Cost Reductions Algae Cultivation Systems Algae Harvesting and Algal Oil Extraction Systems Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Government Regulatory Support and Incentives for Algae Biofuels Table 4-4 EISA Renewable Fuel Volume Requirements (billion gallons) Table 4-5 Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Thresholds Specified in EISA (percentage reduction from 2005 baseline gasoline or diesel fuel) Industry Investment Algae Biofuels Technology Markets Markets for Algae Cultivation Systems Figure 4-2 Open Pond Algae Cultivation Systems Market Size (2010-2015) (in million $) Table 4-6 Cumulative Total 2010-2015 World Market Shares for Open Pond Algae Cultivation Systems (United States, European Union, Asia) Figure 4-3 Photobioreactor Algae Cultivation Systems Global Market Size (2010- 2015) (in million $) Table 4-7 Cumulative Total 2010-2015 World Market Shares for Photobioreactor Algae Cultivation Systems (United States, European Union, Asia) Figure 4-4 Total Algae Cultivation Systems Market Size (2010-2015) (in million $) Markets for Algae Harvesting and Algal Oil Extraction Technologies Figure 4-5 Global Algae Harvesting and Algal Oil Extraction Systems Market Size (2010-2015) Figure 4-6 Estimated Market Share of Centrifuges, Emerging Technologies, and Other Conventional Technologies (2010-2015) Table 4-8 Cumulative Total 2010-2015 World Market Shares for Algae Harvesting and Algal Oil Extraction Systems (United States, European Union, Asia) Figure 4-7 Estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for Algal Harvesting and Oil Extraction Versus Cultivation (2010-2015) Figure 4-8 Global Market Size for Algae Biofuels Production Facilities (2010- 2015) (in million $) Table 4-9 Algae Biofuels Production Facility Market Shares Table 4-10 World Market Shares for Algae Biofuels Production Facilities (United States, European Union, Asia) Figure 4-9 Algae Biofuels Production Facility Market Shares (in million $) Summary Figure 4-10 Estimated Global Algae Biofuels Market (2010-2015) (in million $)Chapter 5 Algae Biofuels Technologies - Market and Product Trends Scope Product Trends and Pricing Open Pond Cultivation Systems Photobioreactor Cultivation Systems
  5. 5. Flocculation, Screening and Air Flotation SystemsCentrifugation Systems and ComponentsMechanical Oil Pressing Systems and ComponentsUltrasound Systems and ComponentsElectromechanical Oil Extraction Systems and ComponentsBiodiesel RefineriesFermentation SystemsHydrotreating FacilitiesAnaerobic DigestersGasification SystemsIndustry TrendsIndustry ParticipationFigure 5-1 Number of Algae Biofuels Companies, Global (by year; 1997-2009)Table 5-1 External Industries and Participants in the Algae Biofuels IndustryInvestment TrendsTable 5-2 Near Term Sources of Algae Biofuels FundingTable 5-3 Algae Biofuels Projects Funded Under the American Recovery andReinvestment Act (ARRA) (2009)Figure 5-2 Venture Capital Raised by Algae Biofuels Companies (1st Quarter2005 - 2nd Quarter 2010) (in million $)Industry Research and DevelopmentFigure 5-3 Published Patents and Patent Applications for Algae Photobioreactors(U.S. Patent Office, European Patent Office, World Intellectual PropertyOrganization)Supplier and Manufacturer Market ActivityTrends and Developments in Other Algae IndustriesFinancing Trends for Algae Biofuels Industry ProjectsAvailability of Financing for Facility ConstructionCosts and Risks Comparison between Algae Biofuels Projects and otherAlternative Biofuels ProjectsBiofuels Production and Capacity Rates and TrendsBiodieselFigure 5-4 U.S. Biodiesel Production and Installed Capacity (2005-2010)Figure 5-5 European Union (EU) Biodiesel Production and Installed Capacity(2005-2010)Renewable DieselEthanol FuelFigure 5-6 U.S. Ethanol Production and Installed Capacity (2005-2010)Figure 5-7 Ethanol Production in Brazil, European Union, and China (2005-2010)BiobutanolAviation BiofuelBiomethaneBiogasolineHydrogenAgricultural Biofuels Crop Prices and DemandFigure 5-8 Global Average Spot Crude Oil Prices (2001-2010)
  6. 6. SummaryChapter 6 Algae Biofuels and Technologies - Promotion and Distribution Scope Algae Biofuels Supply Chain Figure 6-1. Algae Biofuels Supply Chain Algae Biofuels Facility Products Supply Chain Figure 6-2: Bioalgae Cultivation Figure 6-3: Harvesting and Extraction Figure 6-4: Refining and Biofuels Production Algae Biofuels Promotion Algae Biofuels Demonstration Algae Biodiesel Vehicle Demonstration Algae Aviation Biofuel Demonstrations Algae Biogasoline Demonstration Algae Biofuels Facility Products Promotion SummaryChapter 7 Competitive Profiles Scope Methodology and Selection of Profiles Bayer MaterialScience Corporate Background Product Portfolio Performance Figure 7-1 Annual Revenues of Bayer MaterialScience, 2005-2009 (in billion €) Company News Acquisitions and Divestitures Outlook Personnel Changes Desmet Ballestra Corporate Background Product Portfolio Performance Company News Acquisitions and Divestitures Innovation Outlook Georg Fischer Corporate Background Product Portfolio Performance Figure 7-2 Annual Revenues of Georg Fischer, 2005-2009 (in billion CHF) Company News Acquisitions and Divestitures
  7. 7. OutlookPersonnel ChangesHarvel PlasticsCorporate BackgroundProduct PortfolioPerformanceCompany NewsPersonnel ChangesHielscherCorporate BackgroundProduct PortfolioPerformanceCompany NewsInnovationHydrotecCorporate BackgroundProduct PortfolioPerformanceFigure 7-3 Annual Revenues of Veolia Water, 2005-2009 (in billion €)Company NewsAcquisitions and DivestituresInnovationOutlookPersonnel ChangesPraxairCorporate BackgroundProduct PortfolioPerformanceFigure 7-4 Annual Revenues of Praxair, 2005-2009 (in billion $)Company NewsAcquisitions and DivestituresInnovationOutlookPersonnel ChangesSiemens IndustryCorporate BackgroundProduct PortfolioPerformanceFigure 7-5 Annual Revenues of Siemens Industry, 2005-2009 (in billion €)Company NewsAcquisitions and DivestituresInnovationOutlookUOPCorporate BackgroundProduct Portfolio
  8. 8. Performance Figure 7-6 Annual Revenues of Honeywell Specialty Materials, 2005-2009 (in billion $) Acquisitions and Divestitures Innovation Outlook US Centrifuge Corporate Background Product Portfolio Performance Technology Provider Profiles Algenol Biofuels Corporate Background Technology Profile Development Projects OriginOil Corporate Background Figure 7-7 Annual Revenues of OriginOil, 2007-2009 (in billion $) Technology Profile Development Projects Solazyme Corporate Background Technology Profile Development Projects Solix Biofuels Corporate Background Technology Profile Development ProjectsChapter 8 End Users Scope Algae Biofuels Technology End Users Algae Cultivators, Algae Biofuels Technology Providers, and Developers Figure 8-1 Distribution of U.S. Algae Biofuels Companies by State Figure 8-2 Distribution of U.S. Algae Biofuels Companies by Region Figure 8-3 Distribution of Algae Biofuels Companies by Global Region Figure 8-4 Number of Algae Biofuels Technology End Users (by year; 2001- 2010) Figure 8-5 Current End Users Cultivation System Capacities (by Acreage) Biofuels Producers and Refiners Algae Biofuels End Users SummaryAppendix: Contact Information for Select Suppliers to the Algae Biofuels Industryand Technical Experts
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