2nd Biofuels Market Insights Survey

November 2014
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2nd Biofuels Market Insights Survey

At a glance

The findings from PwC's second biofuels survey of 2014 provide insights on a broad range of industry trends, from policy and funding to technology and markets.

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.