July 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Feedstock options for second-generation biodiesel mixes

The global market for biodiesel is poised for "explosive growth" in the next 10 years, according to a new outlook from Emerging Markets Online (www.emerging-markets.com). Although Europe represents 80..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global market for biodiesel is poised for "explosive growth" in the next 10 years, according to a new outlook from Emerging Markets Online (www.emerging-markets.com). Although Europe represents 80% of global biodiesel consumption and production, the US is now ramping up production at a faster rate. Additionally, Brazil is expected to surpass US and European biodiesel production by 2015. Fig. 3 illustrates the rise of this global industry.  Fig. 3    Upward market trend: world biodiesel production and capacity. With the pursuit of second-generation, nonfood feedstocks, biodiese

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