Policy Brief: Market analysis for biobased products

Policy Brief: Market analysis for biobased products

Main topic: Bioeconomy strategies / policy related information
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Framework project: Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe
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Website link: https://www.s2biom.eu/images/Publications/D10.17d_S2Biom_Policy_brief_Market_analysis_for_biobased_products_Final.pdf
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Market analysis for lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock for bioenergy, biobased chemicals & materials in Europe; A quantitative estimate of biomass demand in 2020 and 2030. The S2Biom project provides support to the delivery of sustainable non-food biomass for energy, fuels, and chemicals/materials. One of the activities in S2Biom Work Package 7 is a market review: “How much biomass demand can be foreseen up to 2030 when production of biobased chemicals and materials develops further?” The focus is on biomass demand for European production facilities (EU28, Western Balkans, Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine) and on lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks and their applications.

The market review is important in two respects:

  •  So far, only a few projections for future demand for biobased chemicals and materials are available, and none of them contains a translation back to a corresponding demand for lignocellulosic biomass.
  • •The key question in S2Biom WP7 is to what extent the additional demand for biomass from chemicals and materials could be sufficiently significant to influence lignocellulosic biomass prices and induce scarcity and competition issues with energy applications.

For this review, the focus is directed towards sectors that can create significant biomass demand, i.e. relatively bulky chemicals markets. Specialties and fine chemicals can have high added value and can, therefore, be most relevant for a biorefinery business case, but their production will not induce bulky amounts of biomass demand. For the market analysis 10 product-market combinations (PMCs) were identified as possible significant consumers of biomass resources in the Pan-European area EU28, Western Balkans, Moldova, Ukraine, Turkey 5 reference source not found.) The focus was to quantify the demand for biomass feedstock for these PMCs in 2020 and 2030.


Countries/regions described/represented: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonian, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldovia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, Ukraine
Year: 2016