2nd Biofuels Market Insights Survey

November 2014

High-level insights:

  • Overall industry sentiment is cautiously optimistic, with bio-based chemicals expected to play a significant role in the industry's future.
  • With the exception of cellulosic ethanol, most technologies have seen a marginal decline in long-term confidence when compared to confidence levels earlier in the year.
  • Government/policy support continues to be the most significant industry concern, with US respondents more concerned than the rest of the world.
  • Funding sources are diverse, with debt now considered the most likely source in the US and corporate R&D more important for the rest of the world.
  • The US, EU and Canada remain top regions for growth; compared to our last survey, China and the rest of Asia have moved ahead of Brazil.