Partnerships Weave the Alternative Fuel Innovation Web

April 12, 2011 | State of the Market Report

While cost, pollution, and security problems plague the fossil fuel industry, innovative technologies are emerging to help alternative fuels compete. High-pressure gasification turning coal to liquid fuel and engineered microorganisms fermenting butanol from sugar are just two of dozens of designs developing across the value chain. But new feedstocks and fuels pose daunting technical, financial, and market challenges that few companies large or small can tackle alone, so collaboration and integration are essential. By mapping the web of relationships in the alternative fuels space, we show how key corporate and small-cap players are creating new alternative fuel value chains, and establishing contingency plans in case critical connections fail.

Coverage Areas

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
    Partnerships are driving alternative-fuel innovations to commercial scale, and weaving a web of collaboration. Existing alternative fuels demonstrate integration and efficiency.
  • Analysis
    To assess and execute successful partnerships, companies should examine the value chain to find inefficiencies and use the web of partnerships to search for solutions.
  • Outlook
  • Endnotes

Lead Analyst

Andrew Soare
Analyst

Contributors

Mark Bunger

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