This report also highlights the market performance (both ethanol & biodiesel) and key success areas of biofuel industry. The US is the largest oil importing country and recent rise in oil prices at global level has driven the country to look seriously for the development of biofuel industry. Apart from oil security, the government’s strong stand for enhancing the use of renewable energy has been a motivating factor in the country. However, the rising concern for the biofuel feedstock prices has opened a smooth growth path for the cellulosic ethanol in the US. In terms of production, biodiesel need more attention in the country.

Key Findings
  • The US biofuel industry especially ethanol production is expected to lead the global production during the forecasted period of 2008-2017.
  • Corn is anticipated to dominate the future ethanol production in the US, however, cellulosic ethanol requirements are expected to boom during the period 2008-2017.
  • US biodiesel sector need strong support from the government as well as from technology point of view to sustain growth in future.
  • Biodiesel prices in the US are expected to see a declining trend to push up commercial usage during 2008-2015.
  • Supply of raw material (corn and soybean oil) will be a major concern for the US biofuel industry in coming years.
Key Issues & Facts Analyzed
  • Past performance of biofuel industry in the US.
  • Discussion of new developments in ethanol production technology like cellulosic ethanol with its future growth prospects.
  • Various government support programs that are supporting biofuel growth.
  • Future trend of biofuels in the US.
  • Overview on other ethanol uses, like industrial use.
Key Players

This section provides the overview, and key financials of Biofuel (Ethanol) Industry players like Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), VeraSun Energy Corporation, Hawkeye Holdings LLC, Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.

Research Methodology used

Information Sources
Information has been sourced from books, newspapers, trade journals, and white papers, industry portals, government agencies, trade associations, industry news and developments and through access to more than 3000 paid databases.

Analysis Methods
The analysis method includes ratio analysis, historical trend analysis, linear regression analysis using software tools, judgmental forecasting, and cause and effect analysis.

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