Biofuels Outlook 2018: Highlighting emerging producers and next-generation biofuels

August 18, 2015 | State of the Market Report

Global biofuel capacity is projected to grow to 61.4 BGY in 2018 driven by novel fuels and novel feedstocks as the industry continues to transition away from first-generation ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Next-generation biofuels, like cellulosic ethanol, waste-oil-derived bioidesel, and renewable diesel, is expected to grow to 1.7 BGY of capacity by 2018. These novel fuels and novel feedstocks will drive long-term biofuel capacity expansion as leading companies will build facilities in emerging markets with strong government mandates and feedstock availability.

Coverage Areas

  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Methodology
  • Global biofuels landscape
  • Biofuel capacity expansion through 2018
  • Analyzing trends in capacity utilization rates
  • Identifying emerging biofuel producers
  • Next-generation biofuels drive future capacity growth
  • Sources
  • Appendix

Lead Analyst

Victor Oh


Brent Giles, Ph.D.