Cellulosic Ethanol Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis By Applications, By Feedstock, Regional Stance, Competitive Tactics, and Segment Forecast to 2030

Cellulosic Ethanol Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis By Applications, By Feedstock, Regional Stance, Competitive Tactics, and Segment Forecast to 2030

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Cellulosic Ethanol Market Summary:

According to Reports and Insights analysis, the global cellulosic ethanol market is estimated to be US$ 49.3 Bn in 2022. Furthermore, the cellulosic ethanol market to register a CAGR of 5.6% which is expected to result in market forecast value for 2030 as US$ 76.2 Bn.

Cellulosic Ethanol Market Size, Share and Forecast Report 2022-2030

This market research report on the global market for cellulosic ethanol constructed by the Reports and Insights team intends to address market aspects such as key drivers, challenges, and opportunities for industry participants. Furthermore, it will encompass a regional outlook, market segmentation outlook, and market trends for cellulosic ethanol. Market size and share, industry and product insights, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis, heat map analysis, market prediction, and information on the key players active in the market of cellulosic ethanol are all included. 


What Purposes does Cellulosic Ethanol Serve?

The idea of using it as a biofuel is frequently brought up. Cellulosic ethanol fuel may have a lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels because some of the carbon dioxides that plants absorb during growth are countered by the carbon dioxide released when the ethanol created from them is consumed.

The second generation of biofuel, cellulosic ethanol, is made from lignocellulosic feedstocks like agricultural and forestry waste, mixed biomass, energy crops, and municipal solid waste. A viable replacement for ethanol made from corn is cellulosic ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol's primary benefit is that it is made from leftover biomass and non-food crops. Contrary to traditional biofuels, it does not threaten food security or biodiversity. Additionally, this fuel is more environmentally friendly than traditional biofuel compared to traditional biofuel, this fuel is more environmentally friendly and provides superior energy efficiency.

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Scope of the Report:

Report Metric

Report Details

Market size available for the years


Base year


Forecast Period


Segments Covered

By Feedstock, By Application, and By Region

Regions Covered

North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America

Key Players

Abengoa, Aemetis, Inc., Alliance Bio-Products, Inc., Beta Renewables, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Enerkem Inc., GranBio Group, Iogen Corporation, Novozymes A/S, POET - DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC, Praj Industries, Raizen Energia


Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Cellulosic Ethanol Market:

The Covid-19 epidemic is only mildly hindering the global cellulosic ethanol sector. The tight lockdown and restrictions on trade and transportation caused supply chain disruption. As a result of the shortage of raw resources, cellulose ethanol producers faced difficulties. The major players had to temporarily shut down their production facilities during the first half of 2020. In addition, the need for biofuel declined during the pandemic. Furthermore, with fewer constraints, the industries will operate quickly, and the market will continue to grow steadily in the years to come.


Cellulosic Ethanol Market Global Segmentation Analysis Report, 2022-2030

Cellulosic Ethanol Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers: Expanding Government Measures to Spur Market Expansion

The market for cellulosic ethanol is expanding rapidly and profitably. The main reasons propelling the growth of the worldwide cellulosic ethanol market are the massive growth for eco-friendly fuel, favorable government policies and regulations, and an increase in the use of cellulosic ethanol as a substitute for corn-based ethanol. Starch and sugar are obtained from crops like wheat, beet, corn, and sugar cane and utilized to make alcohol in the first generation of ethanol.

Market Challenges: Infrastructure Issues Impede Market Expansion.

Cellulosic ethanol must be transported by vehicle because it cannot be transported through pipes, which could cause issues for the infrastructure that is used to distribute it. Geographical regions where ethanol may be produced and where there is a market for it can differ, necessitating the construction of large infrastructures like rail and road networks. Additionally, extra money is needed for processing and storage, particularly in the beginning. Therefore, a lack of infrastructure prevents the market from growing.

Market Opportunities: Intensifying Research and Development Efforts

One significant development in the bioethanol industry is the escalating study into environmentally friendly methods of producing bioethanol. There is a lot of study being done on the synthesis of second-generation bioethanol (SGB) from plant waste. Several initiatives have been started to successfully switch to bioethanol from gasoline and diesel. For instance, in August 2021, researchers at Kanazawa University's Institute of Science and Engineering created innovative solvent combinations to dissolve the rigid structure of plant cellulose and produce bioethanol. These new solvents are more environmentally friendly than traditional solvents, work under more moderate conditions, and have lower toxicity. Additionally, to pursue the production of bioethanol, the NILE (New Improvements for Lignocellulosic Ethanol) initiative brings together 21 industrial and scientific entities from 11-member countries.


Cellulosic Ethanol Market Segmentation Outlook

The global cellulosic ethanol market is categorized based on the application, feedstock, and region.

  • By Application:


Power generation



  •  By Feedstock:

Agricultural Residue

Energy Crops

Forest Residue

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)


Cellulosic Ethanol Market by Region:

In 2021, North America had a market share of more than 35% for cellulosic ethanol globally, and it is anticipated that this trend will hold during the projection period. The rise in demand for clean biofuel and the affordable availability of feedstocks are credited with driving expansion in the area. After Brazil, China, India, and Canada, the United States is the world's largest producer of bioethanol. In terms of the consumption of bioethanol, it leads.

However, because of the region's growing government initiatives and growing environmental concerns, Europe is anticipated to hold a sizable market share over the forecast period.

Contemporary Developments in the Cellulosic Ethanol Market:

The first batch of cellulosic ethanol for commercial use was created at the sunliquid manufacturing facility in Podari, Romania, according to the announcement made by Clariant, a specialized, forward-thinking, and inventive specialty chemical firm, in June 2022. Shell, a top global oil firm, has a multi-year deal for the whole offtake. The factory conducted a thorough commissioning procedure during the previous six months, which led to a smooth commencement of production. 250,000 tonnes of agricultural leftovers sourced locally will be converted into about 50,000 tonnes of second-generation biofuels. This plant's cellulosic ethanol can be used as a drop-in replacement for other fuels and also has prospects for other downstream uses such as the production of bio-based chemicals and sustainable aviation fuel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cellulosic ethanol market is estimated to reach at a value of US$ 49.3 Bn by the end of 2022 and expected to reach at a value of US$ 76.2 Bn by 2030 with a significant CAGR of 5.6%.

The base year for the report is 2021 in cellulosic ethanol market.

cellulosic ethanol market By Feedstock, By Application, and By Region

Abengoa, Aemetis, Inc., Alliance Bio-Products, Inc., Beta Renewables, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Enerkem Inc., GranBio Group, Iogen Corporation, Novozymes A/S, POET - DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC, Praj Industries, Raizen Energia

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