Energy Market Research Reports
Published Date: 2014-04-24
The enhanced oil recovery market report by Transparency Market Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global enhanced oil recovery industry. The report segments the market on the basis of technology and region and also provides the forecasts and estimates for each technology.
Published Date: 2014-04-24
Membrane bioreactor is a combination of various components which are used for waste water treatment. Membrane bioreactor incorporates two processes to treat water. The first step is a bioreactor, in which bacteria consumes organic material with the help of dissolved oxygen in the water, and the second step is a membrane module in which relatively pure water separates itself from organic matter and bacteria. These two units run step by step - firstly liquid flows through the bioreactor and then through the membrane separation process. Membrane bioreactors serve the municipal and industrial sector.
Published Date: 2014-04-22
The demand for shale gas is constantly increasing as the depleting energy reserves have forced the world to focus on unconventional source of energy. A revolution in this sector started with the production of shale gas. The success of shale gas in North America has motivated other countries such as China to invest in it.
Published Date: 2014-04-18
Building Integrated Solar photovoltaic (BIPV) systems utilize building integrated solar panels to generate electricity, by transforming solar radiations into electrical energy. The energy generated has wide applications in several sectors including residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The major advantage of the BIPV is decentralization from grid power.
Published Date: 2014-03-26
Generally, there are two main classes of naphtha - heavy naphtha and paraffinic naphtha. Paraffinic naphtha is rich in olefins and is suitable for polyolefin and olefin production. Heavy naphtha is mainly used for production of aromatics.
Published Date: 2014-01-28
Power rental systems are beneficial during power blackout/outages in order to keep the production process uninterrupted. Reliable power solutions minimize the idle time in production due to ad hoc power failures. Global electricity demand is expected to double by 2030 at an annual rate of 2.4% as per IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
Published Date: 2013-12-26
The coal fired power generation market report by Transparency Market Research provides an in-depth analysis of the global coal fired power industry. The report segments the market on the basis of technology, region and application and also provides the forecasts and estimates for each segment.
Published Date: 2013-12-06
A microturbine system generates power and is a combination of a small gas turbine and high speed generator. The combustor in a microturbine can run on various types of fuel such as diesel, natural gas, biogas, alcohol, hydrogen, and LPG, emitting negligible toxicity. Microturbines can generate energy from 25kW to 1000kW, and can be used in commercial, residential, and industrial sectors.
Published Date: 2013-11-01
Power plants utilizing fossil fuel such as coal emit sulfur dioxide with the flue gas, cause harmful environmental effects such as acid rain. To remove sulfur dioxide from the flue gas, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems are extensively used and with the introduction of new stringent government policies and regulations, companies are going for FGD systems to reduce harmful gaseous substances such as SO2 emission.
Published Date: 2013-09-30
Solar trackers are the devices used to orient photovoltaic panels toward the sun to harness more sunlight. They enable solar modules to remain in the best position to accumulate maximum energy from the sun. These trackers are installed in residential, commercial and utility scale solar projects.
Published Date: 2013-08-26
Distributed energy generation eliminates the need to build a transmission capacity, thereby reducing line loss. These systems find applications in residential, commercial and small industrial sectors. The great advantage in discovering distributed energy generation systems was to create amenities that meet growing energy demands satisfactorily.
Published Date: 2013-08-21
The report analyzes and forecast global unconventional gas market from the production point of view and not from demand or consumption side. The market size of unconventional gas is given in terms of revenue (USD billion) and volumes (bcf) between the period 2013 and 2019. The study also includes the key drivers and restraints along with impact analysis of each during the forecast period.
Published Date: 2013-08-13
Increasing number of autogas vehicles in several countries including Turkey, Poland and South Korea among others are expected to boost the LPG consumption. On account of its cost and environmental benefits, LPG demand is expected to increase in the residential/commercial and auto fuel sector.
Published Date: 2013-07-16
Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) boilers have witnessed substantial growth over the past couple of years owing to the increased need for power coupled with stricter emission norms which resulted in the need for cleaner methods of power generation.
Published Date: 2013-04-10
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect. Solar radiation is trapped and converted to electricity via solar PV panels. The solar PV systems generate electricity with negligible carbon emissions thereby cutting the carbon level in the environment. Solar energy is freely and abundantly available, eliminating the cost involved in fuel input. Solar energy is one of the best alternative renewable sources of energy with least maintenance and operation costs.
Published Date: 2013-04-03
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as cogeneration systems are used for the simultaneous generation of both electricity and heat energy. In CHP, the heat generated while generating electricity is captured and used for heating purposes. It ultimately increases the efficiency of the system by avoiding the heat losses. Rising energy prices and increasingly stringent regulations regarding energy consumption and emissions have resulted in a surge in demand for CHP systems.
Published Date: 2013-01-16
The fuel cell industry is emerging as one of the fastest growing markets owing to the collaborations of governments, businesses, and academic institutions, which is helping to produce fuel cells at a lower cost and improve their efficiency. The global fuel cell market is expected to grow at an estimated compounded annual growth rate of 16.6% during 2010 to 2014 owing to the decrease in fuel cell prices.
Published Date: 2012-10-23
Coal bed methane is used as an alternative for natural gas in a number of consumer and industrial applications. Some of the prominent applications include heating homes, propelling vehicles, feedstock in industry, and for generating electricity. The most common technology used for production of coal bed methane is multistage hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling. Combination of these technologies is playing a key role in increasing the production of CBM in North America.
Published Date: 2012-09-24
This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the low voltage cables market in the major countries of Latin America in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the low voltage cables industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the low voltage cables market structure.
Published Date: 2012-06-05
This report analyzes the North American ground-mounted PV utility market. The major segments in this market consist of pole ground mounting system, pile-ground mounting system, and other ground mounting systems. The report also describes the key factors influencing the market. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2011 through 2016.
Published Date: 2011-11-01
The report provides the status of global and geography wise installed as well as expected wind energy installations. The influencing factors for this market including drivers, restraints and opportunities have been discussed for probing the current and expected trends in future. The report focuses on the wind energy outlook across major countries such as U.S, China, India, Spain and Germany with market forecast till 2016.
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Incinerators are equipments that allow organic materials or substance to combust. Incineration process is commonly adopted by waste management and waste treatment plants. It basically burns all substances in bulk to produce thermal energy. This thermal energy can be utilized to produce electricity from steam powered turbines. However, the recent designs of incinerators, allows users to monitor and control combustion process.
A transmission tower is a structure usually erected for the purpose of supporting and conveying transmission lines. Transmission tower are the main supporting structure for overhead lines. They carry heavy transmission conductor at a sufficient height from the ground. The overall market for the transmission tower has been segmented on the basis of product such as high voltage transmission towers (AC & DC), on the basis of tower design such as tubular steel, lattice, wood and concrete as well as on geographical basis.
A Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit is an integral part of an oil refinery. It was first introduced in the U.S by Exxon Corporation on account of the growing need for hydrocarbon based fuels. It is mostly used to convert high molecular weight and high boiling point hydrocarbons to more valuable products such as olefinic gases, gasoline and other petroleum products.
A Smart Grid provides a network for supplier and consumers to regulate the demand and flow of energy, allowing the remote control of energy use down to the device level and real-time data analysis. Demand response program encourages shift of demand of energy by end consumers. The participation of the end customer is a response to factors such as an increased sense of responsibility, greater awareness, new tariff schemes and incentive pricing.
Hydraulic turbines are the device that converts hydraulic energy into the mechanical energy. The turbines transfer the energy from a flowing fluid to rotating shaft. A water wheel consists of a large metal or a wooden wheel, with a number of buckets or blade arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface.
Delayed Coker Unit is an essential part of refining operations. Delayed Coking is a cyclic process that cracks vacuum residue feedstock into gas, light products and petroleum coke at high temperature. The feedstock is heated in a fired heater to the cracking temperature and is transported to a drum for the cracking to take place, hence it is known as delayed coking. The cracking process results in carbon deposits.
With world oil reserves depleting by the day, the hydrocarbons under the ocean floor remain the sole untapped pockets of oil and gas in the world. Increasing number of oil exploration and production companies are showing interest in tapping this resource. Of all the proven hydrocarbon reserves on the earth’s surface, deepwater reserves account for nearly 11%.
Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is compound formed from tellurium and cadmium. It is used in solar cells and infrared optical material in lenses and optical windows. CdTe is used in photovoltaic cells and converts sunlight into electricity. The cost of CdTe based solar cells is relatively cheaper as compared to other products. In addition, the manufacturing is simplified as compared to other materials.
Crude oil carriers are generally referred to as oil tankers that transport crude oil from one place to another. Oil tankers are designed for the bulk transport of oil. Crude tankers transport unrefined crude oil from extraction location to the refineries. Tanker shipping provides a convenient way of transporting bulk liquid for international seaborne trade. Transportation rates in the shipping industry are determined by time charter equivalent. Oil tankers have become an integral part of the transportation process.
Switchgears are the switching devices designed to protect, meter, regulate and control power generation, transmission and distribution equipment and electric motor control systems. Switchgears are located on both the low-voltage and high-voltage side of large power transformers in substations. Switchgear includes circuit breakers, fuses, and isolators.
Gas detector is a device which detects the gases present within an area. Gas detectors are designed to provide protection against hazardous atmospheres. It is usually a part of safety system which is used to detect gas leak occurring. A gas detector has a fire alarm which operates in the area where the leakage is occurring and gives an opportunity to leave the area. This type of device helps to prevent from various harmful gases.
The down streaming process in petroleum industry includes final processing of crude oil into finished products such as asphalt, plastics, synthetic rubber, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. The downstream process in petroleum industry also includes the final product distribution and its marketing. Thus it is the intermediate step between the suppliers and the customers.
Inclination towards cleaner and more energy-efficient options for generating power has resulted in the growth of the heat recovery steam generator’s market. Government bodies and utilities are under constant pressure to increase their power capacities so as to keep pace with economic growth and at the same time to minimize any negative environmental impact.
A solar panel is set of solar PV modules connected electrically. A PV module is an interconnected collection of solar cells. Solar PV modules are mounted on a supporting structure. Solar energy is one of the best alternative renewable sources of energy with least maintenance and operation costs. Solar radiation is trapped and converted to
electricity via solar panels.
The Tidal Energy is produced by the use of Tidal Energy Generators. The large turbines are placed in areas with higher tidal movements. The turbines are designed to capture Kinetic Energy of the Ebb and Tides of Ocean tides to produce power. Wave Power is the capture of Energy transported by the Ocean Surface Waves. The Waves travels distances across the oceans at a great speed.
Demand for energy and depleting onshore reserves are forcing oil and gas companies to invest and focus on offshore drilling and production. Offshore drilling requires a huge investment and depends on the availability of offshore potential reserves. The key companies are interested to invest in offshore drilling to meet current and future demand.
Structural power composites are components of a structure that perform multiple functions such as carrying load and simultaneously store and deliver electrical energy. Structural power composites do not increase the weight of the structure, but in turn perform the above mentioned additional functions, thus, significantly saving volume of the structure and enhancing its performance.
Also known as ground source heat pump (GSHP), geothermal heat pumps are devices that can transfer heat to and from the ground for heating or cooling purposes. Though first used in the 1940’s the technology was not commercially available to us until recently.
The use of gas turbines for generating electricity is a technology dating back many years. These turbines are a kind of internal combustion (IC) engine where an air fuel mixture is burnt to generate hot gases. The hot gases are then used to rotate this turbine and in turn generate electricity. Such turbines are able to combust a large variety of fuels like natural gas, fuel oil and other synthetic oils.
Floating production systems are used to carry out drilling and exploration activities in oil and gas offshore fields. The design of floating production systems depends on drilling conditions and economic viability. Floating production systems are of various sizes and shapes, ranging from cylindrical spar shape, to that of a ship shape.
Biodiesel is a clean burning fuel made from readily available renewable resources. It is a domestic, sustainable, diesel fuel replacement that meets strict quality standards. Biodiesel contains no petroleum and can be mixed at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel mix. As a renewable energy, biodiesel is receiving increasing attention because of the relevance it gains from the rising petroleum prices and its environmental advantages.
Automation in oil and gas industry refers to the use of control systems for accomplishment of tasks with less human intervention as safety and efficiency are prime concerns of the market. , As continuous technological advancements are evoking over past few years, oil and gas industry is projected as fastest growing process application market.
Flexible AC Transmission (FACT) Equipment market has seen swift growth in recent years. The swift growth is attributed to growing desire to effectively address transmission loss, voltage fluctuation and several other problems associated with the electricity transmission. The technical advances in Flexible AC equipments; including network reliability, reduced failure rate, and low maintenance cost have made them superior to fixed compensation equipments.
Energy conservation is reduction in amount of energy consumed, whereas energy efficiency is using less energy for any constant service. Both are energy reduction techniques. Energy conservation results in increased environmental quality, personal financing security and national security. The Energy efficiency markets distributes goods and services which reduces energy used to fuel our economies.
Coal is a global resource, its demand and price fluctuates frequently. In upcoming years the demand of coking coal will increase because of the requirement of developing countries for production of steel. The aim of coal mining is to extract coal from the ground. Mining of different types of coal takes place either underground or in surface pits. Most of the coal mines consist of bituminous, anthracite or lignite type of coal.
Digital oil field technology is the use of automation, instrumentation and IT technologies together in order to improve our existing oil and gas industry technologies. This integration with the help of software makes the analysis much easier and faster. This technology helps in efficient data management, production process optimization, provide more realistic images of the reservoir.
Artificial lift refers to the mechanical devices that are used to increase the oil recovery when the natural drive is not sufficient to lift the oil. It is the means of overcoming bottom hole pressure so that the well can produce at some desirable rate. Artificial lifts have become an important part of the production process. The use of modern technologies like horizontal drilling promotes the use of artificial lift.
Increasing population over last few years has been raising questions related to energy shortage and severe environmental problems. The process has begun to tackle these issues. With this growing concern, companies are going for green solution for their processes and technologies. Companies are trying to reduce Carbon Dioxide emission in energy efficient motors and providing the healthier environment.
Nuclear reactors are used to produce electricity across the world. The heat produced by controlled fission chain reaction in nuclear reactors is used to create steam pressure. This steam pressure is used to drive a power- generating turbine. Currently nuclear reactors are used to produce approximately 19% of the world’s total electricity production.
Gas pooling is a mechanism through which gas produced from domestic fields is pooled with Liquefied natural gas (LNG) in order to make gas affordable to anchor customers such as power and fertilizer sector. Over the past decade, India’s energy consumption has increased at a rapid rate. This has been primarily due to the growing economy and rising population.
Bamboo composites are made from the natural fibers of bamboos. Bamboo composites are biodegradable, hence has advantage over the plastic composites as a green product. Use of bamboo composites in the wind turbines offers advantages over the plastic composites such as lost cost, light weight, biodegradable and reusable.
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) concentrates a large amount of sunlight by means of mirrors and lenses. This technology is basically utilized to achieve maximum utilization of incident solar power. CSP is one of the most sustainable and promising renewable energies. It improves performance of a solar system as well as provides competitive energy prices.
Biomass is a resource for renewable energy. It is derived from principal resources such as forestry, biogenic waste and agricultural products. Energy is created from biomass or by converting it into products such as other bio fuels. The electricity can be generated by direct combustion or by converting biomass into fiber or industrial chemical.
Ultraviolet irradiation is one of the methods used for water treatment using disinfection process which destroys the waterborne pathogens without use of any chemical. Ultraviolet is also used to remove organic and inorganic chemicals such as chlorine, chloramines, ozone and total organic carbon (TOC) from water.
Voltage regulation measures the change in the voltage magnitude between the sending and receiving end of a transmission or distribution line. It describes the ability of the system for providing constant voltage over wide range of loads. Voltage regulator types include step transformers and on-load tap changer transformer.
Energy security is uninterrupted availability of energy sources at a reasonable price. Currently, world is dependent on energy supply to fuel the basic requirements such as security, transportation, public safety, communication and healthcare.
A turbocharger is a device used to boost the power yield of an engine. It is a type of forced induction system that compresses the air flowing into the engine, which helps increase more air flow into a cylinder. This results in more fuel addition, which in turn increases the power output of the engine per stroke.
Waste to diesel is a relatively new concept and an unconventional source of energy. In this process, diesel is produced from municipal waste, plastic waste, and oil and fat waste. Our planet is suffocated by waste, and waste management is a costly affair, without any scope of a return on investment. Our blue planet is also facing troubles with depleting fossil fuel reserves.
The rising demand for energy and limited/inefficient storage systems are proving inadequate to satisfy the demand for industrial energy requirements. Researchers are aggressively and continuously working in order to develop and manufacture effective and efficient systems that will store and distribute the required amount of energy globally.
Coal can be converted into liquid fuel by the process of coal liquefaction. There are two methods used (direct and indirect liquefaction) for obtaining liquid fuels from coal. The major objective of coal liquefaction is to produce synthetic oil to supplement the natural sources of petroleum.
In today’s world, there is an incessant global requirement for more energy which at the same time has to be cleaner than the energy produced from traditional technologies. The increase in the demand for energy has facilitated the increasing penetration of distributed generation technologies, primarily of renewable energy sources. Use of clean energy can substantially minimize the risk of global warming and climate change.
The primary function of offshore support vessels is transportation of goods and personnel to and from offshore oil platforms and other offshore structures. Increased offshore activities and rising investments in modernizing infrastructure of oil wells and platforms are expected to bolster the global offshore support vessel market.
Smart grid is an electricity grid that is used to deliver electricity using two way technology to enable communication between consumers and utility. Smart grid manages electricity demand in a reliable, efficient and sustainable manner. A smart grid involves a network of sub-stations, transformers, and electric lines that help in delivering electricity from power plant to business offices and homes.
Motor is a device which converts electrical energy into mechanical energy or motion to drive electrical equipment. Electric motors are used in various applications such as, blowers and pumps, power tools, disk drives, industrial fans, machine tools, and household appliances.
Wastewater is generated from various sources and processes such as industrial production on a daily basis and untreated wastewater could adversely affect the environment. Wastewater usually contains hazardous toxins bacteriological components, greases, oils, heavy metals, impurities from pharmaceuticals, nutrients, viruses, and other impurities. These pollutants can disturb ecosystem and lifecycle; if released to natural water sources.
A collector which is designed to tap the thermal energy given out by the sun is called a solar thermal collector. Solar thermal collectors are mainly categorized as concentrating and non-concentrating. They can come in various sizes and are made up of various materials, depending on the purpose for which they are installed. Solar thermal collectors can be found in households, laboratories, research and development facilities, commercial buildings and industries.
Biofuels are a class of fuels whose energy is derived biologically from carbon fixation. They are derived from various conversion procedures from solid biomass, liquid fuels and various gases. Liquid biofuels are produced from various oil-rich crops and are grown in many regions across the globe.
Air Quality Control Systems (AQCS) are the systems which are used in heavy energy producing industries such as oil and gas refineries and coal based power plants to minimize the quantity of pollutants produced by them during production operation. The AQCS market has shown remarkable progress in recent years and is also showing attractive market potential for the future.
Economic growth and rise in population have been the most important reasons for energy/power generation in the past few decades. Commercial and residential energy is expected to increase with significant growth numbers and this is being driven mainly by energy requirements in Asia-Pacific and North America.
Methanol is the liquefied form of methane, a gas which is usually produced as a result of the decomposition of organic matter. Methanol is one of the better alternatives available for contemporary gasoline products as it dispenses the same amount of energy. It also acts as an additive in petroleum products, boosting the performance of internal combustion engines.
Energy efficient motors function just like standard motors but their different construction technique makes them much more energy efficient. These motors are able to consume less energy per work unit due to improved material and the better design used for their construction. Higher efficiency of these motors has always attracted end-users, as they have great engineering capabilities and applications and low maintenance cost.
A fuel injection system is used in various automobile engines (gasoline engine & diesel engines) of light and heavy vehicles. The growth of global automotive industry is one of the major macro factors driving the market for fuel injection system. A fuel injection system is formed by assembling various components, and ensures proper flow of fuel into the engine.
Energy is one of the most important factors in each and every industry.. The per capita energy consumed in 2009 accounted to 1,790 kg as reported by the World Bank. The energy consumption market can be segmented into white goods, consumer electronics, and general illumination in residential and commercial premises. Innovations such as induction cooking and rising natural gas and oil prices are expanding the energy consumption market.
Geothermal energy is a type of heat energy that is produced in the earth’s core. This energy is utilized in a wide range of applications from power stations to simple pumping systems. Geothermal energy is considered as a renewable source of energy since the water which is captured in the form of heat while extracting geothermal energy is continuously replenished by rainfall and again the heat generated from it can be used.
Lighting equipment could be mundanely understood as the equipment responsible for the production of light energy. With an ever increasing rise in the global population, and the rising awareness amongst us to protect our mother earth, lighting equipment market is experiencing a healthy growth rate.
The growing demand for portable electronics has led the growth of this market. Earlier, batteries were used for conventional products such as flashlights, watches, calculators etc. Now-a-days the scenario has totally changed and the introduction of portable devices has increased in the areas of communications, entertainment, computing, and photography, thus pushing the market growth.
A diesel engine is an internal combustion engine that is used to initiate ignition to burn the fuel. They are available as two strokes and four strokes diesel engines. Diesel engines are used in submarines, ships, locomotives, trucks, buses, heavy equipments and in passenger cars. The demand of diesel engines has been growing globally due to its versatile usage in various areas.
Waste treatment refers to activities that are carried out in order to ensure proper disposal of waste materials. The rapid industrialization in developing economies across the world is one of the major factors for the growth of the waste treatment and disposal services market. The continuous growth of economies, industrialization, and environmental regulations are expected to drive the growth of the market in the upcoming years.
A solar cell is a device that captures solar energy and converts the light energy into electricity using organic electronics. This is done due to the photovoltaic characteristics of the solar cell that helps in converting the light energy into electricity. Organic solar cell use is one of the recent developments in this field. It holds the potential to reduce the overall cost involved in manufacturing and installing of silicon solar cells.
Catalyst regeneration is the process used for producing aromatic hydrocarbons which are used as motor fuel. This process is mostly used by petroleum and petrochemical industries to convert paraffins and naphthenes into aromatics. With the increasing need for sulfur free clean fuel, regenerated catalyst usage is increasing. Global consumption of regenerated catalyst has reached around 1,200 kilo tons per year.
In the present environment of ever-increasing oil prices and crises of inflation, especially in developing countries, petroleum fuel optimization technology acts as a boon. Many countries are promoting and developing such technology due to its commercial capabilities. Hence, this market is expected to increase in the coming years.
Natural gas compressed to a pressure of 200-250 bars which results in 200-250 folds reduction in volume, is referred to as compressed natural gas. It is a colourless, odourless, highly flammable, and non-corrosive gaseous hydrocarbon. Natural gas is primarily composed of methane and ethane. It is stored and distributed in hard containers which are usually cylindrical or spherical in shape. CNG has emerged as an abundant, clean, and safe alternative fuel and produces 28% less CO2 and other greenhouse gases compared to petrol and other fuels.
Hydrogen gas is a major energy source and is widely used in various industrial sectors such as petroleum refineries, chemical processing, automotive fuel, fuel cells, aerospace and many more. Commercially, hydrogen gas is produced by steam reformation of natural gas or by partial oxidation of petroleum oil.
Membranes are the barriers which separate two phases and restrict transport of various chemicals in a selective manner. Based on the type of the operation, membranes can be segmented into reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, mircofiltration, electrodialysis, and gas separation.
Energy is one of the basic requirements in almost all fields and sectors. The rising global requirement for energy is triggering research and development teams across the globe to develop new systems that can provide better and adequate amount of energy. The utility-scale energy storage technologies market is expected to excel effectively from 2013 to 2018 due to the wide applications that require a large amount of energy.
Fuel additives are chemicals which are added to various fuels such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene etc. in order to enhance their performance. Fuel additives are also responsible for reducing the corrosion effects caused by fuels and improving the combustion properties of fuels.
The change in the rate of a chemical reaction is called catalysis and the substance that causes it is called the catalyst. Catalysts may be solid, liquid, or gaseous and may function in a single phase or multi phase. Catalysts are usually not consumed by the chemical reaction but rather destroyed, deactivated, or inhibited by other processes. Catalysts that speed up the reaction are called positive catalysts while those that slow the reaction are called inhibitors.
The rising demand for energy and limited/inefficient storage systems are proving inadequate to satisfy the demand for industrial energy requirements. Researchers are aggressively and continuously working in order to develop and manufacture effective and efficient systems that will store and distribute the required amount of energy globally. Energy retrofits are the adjustment or addition to the existing energy consuming equipment that are utilized in commercial outlets and in buildings.
Noble gas includes helium, argon, xenon, radon, krypton and neon which have similar properties under standard conditions. Noble gases are all tasteless, odorless, colorless, and non flammable gases. Helium is obtained from natural gas whereas argon, krypton, neon, and xenon are separated from the air by using the process of fractional distillation and liquefaction of gases. Noble gases play an important role in industries such as space exploration, lighting, and welding.
The global market for components of proton exchange membranes (PEM) and membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) used in PEM Fuel cells (PEMFC) is witnessing a trend of rising demand. The market is expected to record a compounded growth of approximately 21.1% from 2012 to 2018. The key factors influencing the market growth are growing environmental problems and depleting conventional fuel resources
Wind energy storage devices consist of devices used to store wind energy. The wind energy storage devices market can be classified based on the modes of storage of wind energy such as pumped hydro storage, compressed air storage, and flywheels. The pumped hydro storage method uses wind turbines to pump water from a low reservoir to a high reservoir, which is then dropped onto a turbine to generate electricity.
Ultraviolet light is used for water, air and soil treatment which diminishes pathogens present in them, and the germ count as well. The ultraviolet light market is expected to cross USD 2 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 12.5%. Ultraviolet light is more economical and eco-friendly compared to chemical substances used in water treatment which is the primary reason for this growth.
The adsorption process involves the adhesion of atoms, molecules, or ions of substances that are in gaseous or liquid form onto a solid substrate surface. This surface is called the adsorbent and the other substance adhering to the surface is called the adsorbate. Inorganic nanoporous adsorbents have a pore size smaller than 50 nm while micro porous adsorbents are the ones which have a pore size greater than 50 nm. These materials are effectively used in the separation of various chemicals in chromatographical procedures. The adsorption characteristics of these materials help in separating the impurities and required chemicals from the original solution.
Worldwide market for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) is forecasted to reach $530 million at the compounded annual growth rate of 6.9% from 2011 to 2016. This growth in solid oxide fuel cells industry is expected as a result of its better efficiency and cost effective nature. These types of fuel cells are mainly used in stationary, mobile, and portable applications. Development in technology is also helping in growth of this industry. Solid oxide fuel cells play vital part in securing energy security for the country, improving environment, reducing urban pollution, and creating jobs in manufacturing industry.
Waste derived biogas market is projected to reach $217 billion by the year 2016 owing to the factors like price instability, supply anxieties, and environmental awareness towards the use of fossil fuels. Biogas is a clean fuel mainly obtained from waste materials and is a significant substitute for conventional fossil fuels. Renewable, sustainable energy generation will be the fastest growing energy sector over two decades due to increasing awareness towards environmental protection, and growing concerns towards overuse of fossil fuels. Energy generation techniques from renewable resources are in increasing demand, particularly energy generation from biogas. Biogas is generated through the process of anaerobic digestion.
Growing need of alternative energy sources due to rapidly depleting non-renewable energy sources is driving the market for photovoltaics. The global photovoltaic market is expected to reach 55,621 megawatts value by the year 2015 with the compounded annual growth rate of 38%. Continuous developments in this market and growing support from government of most countries are some of the major factors contributing to the growth of this market. Improvements in manufacturing techniques and efficiencies will reduce the actual material quantity used in solar cells. Value of photovoltaic material is projected to grow by 12.3% by the year 2015 and reach $47 million.
Portable power fuel cell market is witnessing significant growth since past few years due to its use in number of applications. With advancement in science and technology, there emerged a need for portable electrical energy source which has given rise to development of portable power fuel cells. Fuel cells are more energy efficient and it is believed that traditional batteries will not provide required energy for the modern age electronic devices. Hence, such portable power fuel cells are best alternative for batteries.
Direct methanol fuel cells provide extended run times with quick refill of charging liquid. These cells are expected to equal the cost with thin film batteries by the end of the forecasted period. Increasing demand for portable electricity with increasing use of broadband cell phones, laptops, and tablet PCs is mainly driving the DMFC market.
Air travel industry is emerging greatly owing to the implication of new technology every day and is expected to undergo significant growth. Although air traveling is faster and safe as compared to other means of travelling, it is quite costly. One of the major challenges faced by this industry is tremendous hike in air fares in recent years, mainly because of the increasing prices of jet fuel. Major airline companies and jet fuel consumers are looking for alternatives to limit fluctuation in jet fuel costs and return to profitability.
Gasoline-naphtha-crude-MTBE market is expected to witness an increase in MTBE consumption in the coming years in the Asian market. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) is a flammable, volatile, and colorless liquid sparingly soluble in water and has minty odor of diethyl ether that adds unpleasant taste. MTBE is a gasoline additive that is used as oxygenate to raise octane number. It is most exclusively used as fuel component in fuel for gasoline engines to raise the oxygen content of gasoline.
Increasing fuel costs and economic recession have encouraged demand for more efficient power cogeneration equipments that can improve profitability. Technological trends in the cogeneration equipment market emphasize on increasing efficiency, portability, and quality of these equipments. Product innovations and sustained research and developments in this field are some important factors contributing to the growth of cogeneration equipment market. One of the major challenges faced by this market is its inconsistency in orders.
Some of the major factors driving the growth of gas market are growing populations, increasing urbanization, rapidly growing automobile sector, increasing need for power generation, and growth in petrochemical industry. For decades, gas has been delivered to businesses and homes throughout the world and it has become the most dependable energy source.
The global fuel oil market is rising owing to the growth in petrochemicals, transportation, and building materials industry segments. Demand for better quality fuel oil is on a rise as it enhances engine life and maximizes productivity. However, the high prices of crude oil are affecting the market by slowing down its growth rate. Volatility in crude oil prices and scarcity of the crude oil has forced various R&D centers across the globe to find out an alternative source of fuel oil to satisfy the growing demand.
The shipping industry is facing challenges due to strong regulations against the use of bunker oil for large ships. Bunker oil is a waste product of traditional fuel oil that is too thick for vehicles and small ships to burn efficiently. Its high sulfur content and difficulty for use in road vehicles makes it a cheaper power source for large ships and power plants.
This research report on the crude oil market analyzes different market segments and major regions. It is a complete study providing detailed information about trend analysis, market growth drivers, factors affecting industry growth, and market projections for the coming years.
Coal plays an important role in power generation all over the world and is one of the main power sources for generation of electricity today and it is expected to remain so for the next 30 years. Demand for coking coal in iron and steel production as well as consumption of steam coal is set to increase in the coming years.
The relative low cost and its abundance is prompting many countries to take advantage of coal as the major source for power generation in the coming years.
As the demand for renewable energy is driving the growth of the wind energy industry globally, avenues such as the offshore market provide an enormous potential for new developments.
As the demand for renewable energy is driving the growth of the wind energy industry globally, driving the demand for wind turbine gearbox’s market. Gearbox is used in a wind turbine with an aim to increase rotational speed from a low-speed rotor to a higher speed electrical generator.
Demand for clean energy has increased multi folds over the years. Governments and environment conscious corporations are driving this sector by increasing solar energy related investments and regulations.
The petroleum refining catalysts market could be segmented into three major categories: on the basis of types into: isomer forming catalysts, fluid catalytic cracking catalysts, hydrogen producing catalysts, alkyl catalysts, hydrodesulphurization catalysts, H.P.C (hydroprocesssing) catalysts and other catalysts, on the basis of components into: chemicals, zeloites and metals, and on the basis of end users into: chemical industry, refining catalyst industry, petrol refineries, metal industry and others. The market could also be segmented on the basis of geography into: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world regions.
Global energy market is witnessing a shift toward waste to energy technologies as a result of the increasing energy demand worldwide, depletion of conventional energy sources, and growing concerns of environmental pollution from conventional energy sources. Governments across the globe and social organizations are offering financial schemes for encouraging generation of energy from agricultural and industrial waste. The waste to energy market is expected to reach a market size of USD 29.98 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 5.5%. This growth is expected because of the increasing influence of WTE for generation of electricity and heat required for various applications.
The global biogas upgrading market is expected to reach $338.5 million by the year 2016 at the compounded annual growth rate of 22%. Europe is the largest contributor to the growth of this market and it is expected to hold the market value of $250.5 million in 2016 with CAGR of 22%. Asia Pacific market is projected to reach $83.9 million at a CAGR of 22.8% by the year 2016. Renewable energy is expected to be one of the fastest growing energy sources in the near future. The market for biogas generation is estimated to grow significantly due to its use in number of residential and industrial applications. Biogas offers better efficiency as compared to other renewable energy resources and it is even more cost effective.
Cryogenic equipments are designed to keep liquefied gases in liquid state as these gases are required to be stored at a temperature below -150°C, commonly referred as cryogenic temperature. Some of the major factors driving this market are the increasing consumption and demand of energy and power from the growing population and industrialization. With the growth in global economy, especially china the demand for cryogenic equipments is set to rise. Cryogenic equipments are widely used in industries such as chemical, electronic, metals, energy, and power among others. Among all the major geographies APAC is leading the market with a market share of more than 35% followed by Europe and North America. Cryogenic equipments are mostly used in the form of tanks, vaporizers, pumps and valves. Out of all these types, tank is the most popular and growing segment closely followed by valves and others.
Increasing concerns about the use of conventional thermal energy sources, developed economies are largely dependent on nuclear energy for power generation in order to satisfy their power demands. Nuclear power is used for the generation of electricity across the world due to its power efficiency and sufficient availability. Nuclear disasters in the past few years have questioned the safety of using nuclear power. This industry has been experiencing tremendous growth in the past few years. Significant technological development in reactor technology, safety measures, and zero carbon emissions from nuclear power plants are some important factors driving the growth of this market. Impact of nuclear disaster remains foreseen in the coming years, but there are many countries adopting this technology to meet their energy demands.
Worldwide increasing prices of crude oil and growing demand for fuel operated machinery is encouraging the need for alternative fuels. Currently, natural gas, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, propane and others are some of the best alternatives available. With the advent of new technology, these fuels are used in number of vehicle applications. Use of these alternative fuels in vehicles can reduce emission of harmful pollutants. Alternative fuels market has not only revolutionized transportation industry, but it has also created new boundary for expansion of emerging energy players.
Demand for power generation has grown immensely with tremendous growth in the world population and the consequent need to fulfill the ever-increasing demands. Fossil fuels are proving insufficient in meeting the increasing demand for energy and hence there is a need to look out for substitute energy resources. Natural gas is the best alternative that can be used for generation of electricity. The natural gas-fired electricity generation market is growing rapidly as it offers a number of advantages over other fossil fuels.
Thin film photovoltaics are solar cells manufactured by placing one or more thin layers of photovoltaic material on a substrate. The thickness of such a layer varies widely ranging from few nanometers to a few micrometers. There are two leading manufactured solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies in commercial use today; crystalline silicon PV and thin-film PV. Photovoltaic (PV) technology transforms solar energy from the sun released in the form of photons into electricity. Current PV technologies use semiconductor materials also found in computers and other electronic equipment. Semiconductors release electrons from their atomic bonds producing electrical current.
Energy harvesting is basically is power harvesting or energy scavenging. It includes photovoltaics, piezoelectrics, thermovoltaics and electrodynamics. With increasing environmental concerns and escalating demand for green, Energy harvesting is paving its way into variety of applications, especially small electronic devices.
Natural gas obtained from coal, gas shale, and gas hydrates are generally referred to as unconventional natural gases. There has been a rapid growth in the exploration and production of unconventional natural gas due to the need for power generation. Technological improvements in the extraction methods like drilling and hydraulic fracturing and benefits of natural gas over other fuels for power generation are some important reasons driving this market. Widespread availability of unconventional natural gas resources is also adding to their increasing use in the number of applications, thus leading to market growth.
The global heat pump market is growing fast as governments of developed economies are promoting renewable energy and emphasizing on the development of energy-efficient buildings. A large number of corporate and government organizations are coming forward for the development of this industry, and financial support from such organizations is continuing to be the main driver of this market. The growth of the heat pump industry resulted in the slow development of conventional heating products like boilers. The ground-to-water heat pump segment dominates this industry accounting for the overall maximum growth rate. Air-to-water type heat pump holds the largest shares in countries like Japan, France, Switzerland, and Norway. Although, the ground-to-water segment holds the largest share, the growth of this industry is mainly driven by the air-to-water segment.
Global butadiene demand was estimated to be around 10.5 million tons in 2011. In terms of revenues, the market was estimated to be worth over USD 40 billion for the same year. Also the global automotive tires market is expected to reach at a historical mark of around USD180 billion by 2017, which makes butadiene market more attractive for the investors.
The global market for liquefied natural gas is rising due to various advantages offered by it such as cost effectiveness, lesser pollution, comparatively safe, and flexibility of trade. Major areas of application of liquefied natural gas include generation of electric power and heat. Natural gas is inefficient to store and transport over distances.
Hydraulic fracturing is the process of creating fractures in the rocks by injecting a mixture of sand and water to take out the oil and gas. This process allows the wellbore to crack underground and helps it to open further to flow out petroleum and natural gas. Hydraulic fracturing is used in mining industry. Government support helps it to increase its operations. The driving factors for hydraulic fracturing include the growing use of natural gas, technological advancements, increasing number of reservoirs, huge investments, mergers and acquisitions and so on. The hydraulic fracturing market is restrained by water availability, stringent government regulations and opposition by the public due to its hazardous environmental impact.
Natural resources are depleting rapidly and there is increasing demand from growing population for use of these resources. Necessity has provoked the need to look for alternative energy resources or renewable energy resources for fulfilling the ever increasing demands of this growing population. Governments of many countries are encouraging the use of renewable energy resources for various purposes. Renewable energy industry continues to grow in America owing to the regulations set up by the Government for mandatory use of renewable energy and active participation of corporations to offset their environmental impact by adopting eco-friendly methods for power consumption.
Oil shale generally refers to any sedimentary rock that contains solid bituminous materials that are released as petroleum-like liquids after heating by chemical process of pyrolysis. Oil shale is formed by deposition of organic debris and silt on lake beds and sea bottoms. Over a long period of time, this material is transformed into sedimentary rock by heat and pressure. Oil shales are rich in oil content and can be burned without any additional processing. With depletion in natural resources, the oil shale market is growing in demand due to large availability of deposits in the world, mainly found in America. Increasing oil prices, energy security, and economic benefits are some important factors driving the growth of the oil shale industry.
Increasing demand for refined petroleum products and the high price difference between heavy and light crude oil are leading to an increase in demand for heavy crude. Availability of crude as well as the increase in production rates is driving the petroleum coke market. Petroleum coke is taking over markets like cement and power industry and has also started giving strong competition to coal. Petroleum coke is an excellent and inexpensive product to blend with coal in traditional coal fired boilers. Associated production cost is minimal as it is a by-product of the refining process and its price is determined by competitive steam coal prices.
Limited availability of natural resources is proving insufficient to meet the increasing energy demands of the growing population. Continuous growth in demand for alternative energy resources with improved efficiency have taken the technologies and products of this market to a new level called the third generation. Increasing demand for alternative energy sources is driving the energy market to a great extent.
The growing concern over the increasing carbon emissions has forced global automobile industry to develop advance and better vehicles running on alternative fuels. The factors such as Volatile Oil Prices, Shrinking of Fuel Reserves, Government Support and European Emission Standards are some of the factors driving the hybrid cars market. The report anticipates global hybrid automobile industry will witness a CAGR of more than 20 % over the period of 2012-2018.
Emission control product demand in the world is expected to increase at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2011 to US$33.2 billion in 2016. Growth will be driven by increase in the production of durable goods (motor vehicles) that consumes emission control products. An improvement in economy will result in manufacturers of emission control products to increase their investments in more advanced emission control technologies to meet regulatory standards of respective country
According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research " Global Direct Drive wind turbines Market (2011-2016): Key trends and opportunities, new Installations and product developments and lower-maintenance requirements Will Drive Market Growth", the global direct drive wind turbine market is estimated to reach US$24.7 billion in 2016 at a CAGR of 15.1 percent from 2011 to 2016.
The report contains an elaborative description of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage technology market. The report casts various developments and plans in respective field across the geographies along with the influential factors for this market. It provides the current market scenario and future market forecasts for major markets.
Different forms of energies are conserved in order to use them at a later stage with the help of devices or some physical media. Major energy storage technologies include lithium ion, flywheel, lead acid, super capacitor, NiCD and NiMH technologies. Among all the geographies Asia is leading followed by North America and Europe. These technologies prevent the collapse of power systems from fluctuations, line changes and fault clearance by acting as a support power system.
Hydro Power accounts for more than 20% of the global electric supply and is one of the largest sources of power generation. Hydro power as an alternate source of energy is gaining popularity globally due to its ability to respond to varying electricity demand, flood control and water management. The major factors driving hydro power market include the increasing demand of energy and overall environmental security.
Lubricants market is set gain traction globally due to its application in various industry segments, such as vehicles, engines, gear boxes, hydraulic systems among others. Among all the regions Asia- Pacific will lead the market followed by Middle East and Africa. The rise in global automobile sector is one of the major factors driving lubricants market.
The world energy market is broadly classified as follows:
1. Non-renewable energy sources such as oil, gas, and coal
2. Renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, ocean, geothermal, biofuels, and biomass
3. Alternate energy resources such as shale gas, nuclear energy, and LED lighting
The energy market has witnessed many challenges in the recent years due to high demand and rise in cost of energy. There is increasing awareness among the developed and developing countries to optimally use the existing energy resources and develop alternate energy sources which can sustain for long. The governments of countries across the globe are providing heavy subsidies, low tariff rates, and schemes to build capacity to store the energy and promote the use of solar and wind-based energy.
Technology has a huge role to play in reducing the cost of alternate energy production and distribution, which is vital for the mankind.
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