Biofuel Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry produce ethyl alcohol, known as ethanol, and biodiesel fuel. Major biofuel manufacturers include Abengoa (Spain), Cosan (Brazil), Green Plains (US), Novozymes (Denmark), Poet (US), and Renewable Energy Group (US), as well as units of oil and gas producers such as Chevron and Valero and crop processors such as Archer Daniels Midland and Bunge (all based in the US).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by motor vehicle use and government requirements that ethanol be blended into gasoline. The profitability of biofuel production facilities depends on prices of gasoline and diesel, which fluctuate based on world petroleum demand and domestic refinery use. Economies of scale in ethanol production are limited due to the transportation costs associated with gathering feedstocks (corn and other biomasses) and transporting the ethanol to blending sites. Small companies can compete effectively by developing business relations with distributors and by delivering consistently. The US industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate more than 75% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Ethanol makes up more than 90% of US biofuels production; biodiesel accounts for the remainder.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Biofuel Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top Biofuel Manufacturing Companies:
2417.238M | United States
1424.881M | United States
613.650088M | United States
340.0M | United States
329.774685M | United States
324.5M | United States
319.4754M | Canada
260.669352M | United States
245.0M | United States
234.224453M | Thailand
224.639018M | United States
208.777119M | United States
205.01978M | Republic Of Korea
181.397703M | United States
169.391312M | Czech Republic
150.0M | United States
150.0M | United States
144.0M | United States
144.0M | United States
134.187351M | United States
131.26723M | United States
120.0M | United States
103.697726M | United States
100.0M | United States
97.38634M | United States
97.249109M | United States

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