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The biofuels market in Sweden has strong potential for growth among other sources in the renewable energy space. Government initiatives and the large demand for green fuel have attracted investments in the sector. The inability of domestic supply to meet demand coupled with the targets set for efficiency in the transportation sector is expected to boost the market.
The report begins with an introduction of the biofuels market in the European Union indicating the current consumption and import-export levels, biofuel usage in transportation and major developments in this industry through various policies. An overview of the bioenergy market in Sweden has been provided followed by the biofuels market. Details regarding the major biofuels used namely, ethanol, biodiesel and biogas have been proffered including data regarding total production levels and the availability of raw materials.
An analysis of drivers explains factors contributing to the huge potential based on various cost incentives, fluctuations in crude oil prices, support for green car owners, high growth in ethanol vehicles and the market being dominated by imports. The key challenges identified include resistance from the Swedish forestry industry, food vs. fuel issue and hurdles with biogas supply.
The major government programmes and investments towards the development of the industry have been discussed including the climate and energy policy, Biogas Vast project, research and development projects as well as other policies towards developing the industry.
Competition section profiles the major players in the market. The section contains a snapshot of the corporations’ financial performance and business highlights, providing an insight into the existing competitive scenario.