This research report on the global fuel ethanol market helps create a strategically important market characteristic study by studying market trends on both regional and global scales. It offers its readers a broad range of market data analyses, which allows the creation of tactics for the market that can be changed with the help of recent trend evaluations. The report also explains how the industry is indirectly competing against the food industry to balance out the production of vegetables for consumption and production of ethanol.
The report offers a wide spectrum of information that is categorically arranged into a simplified format, to delve into the depth of the report. It uses Porter’s five force analysis, SWOT analysis, as well as a value chain measurement to describe the key changes and competitive areas in the fuel ethanol market.
Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is used as motor fuel. It is used in multiple countries as an additive for gasoline. The legal blend for ethanol and gasoline in Brazil is 25% and 75% respectively. The global fuel ethanol is currently undergoing a staggering growth phase due to a rise in its use in the end-use markets. Ethanol additives are being used to replace the leaded fuel market after most countries have successfully banned the use of leaded gasoline. While fermentation is the most common method for the production of ethanol, recent development and commercialization of cellulosing ethanol might be able to increase the industry’s production of ethanol by a sizeable margin. The most common raw materials that are used to produce ethanol today are sugar-rich feedstock, cellulosic materials, and starches.
Key growth drivers in the global fuel ethanol market are the sharp rise in crude oil prices, rising green house gas emissions, and government encouragement through incentives to produce ethanol. The major restraining factor in the global fuel ethanol market is the quantity of agricultural produce required to create a substantial amount of ethanol.
Ethanol finds multiple applications in the industrial sectors of pharmaceuticals, alcoholic beverages, chemical feedstock, and automotives. Of all sectors, the automotive segment shows the fastest growth in usage of ethanol. It is estimated that gasoline will be completely replaced by ethanol by 2030.
The report segments the ethanol market primarily according to the type of feedstock used in its production, including corn, starchy grains, fuel crops (algae), sugar crops, forest and food waste, agricultural waste, biomass, industrial waste, and fossil fuel.
Companies mentioned
The key players mentioned in the research report include Panda Energy International, Stake Technology, Mascoma Corporation, Advanced Bioenergy LLC, VeraSun Renewable Energy, British Petroleum and DuPont, COSA S/A, Pacific Ethanol, Pure Energy Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, NewGen Technologies Inc., Xethanol Corporation, Cargill Corporation, Alternative Energy Sources Inc., Aventine Renewable Energy, Range Fuels, Alternative Energy Sources Inc., The Andersons Inc., and Blue Fire Ethanol Inc.
Major geographies analyzed under this research report are: 
  • Europe
  • North America 
  • Asia-Pacific 
  • Rest of the World 
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements in the fuel ethanol market
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments