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2G & 3G Biofuels

Industry leaders have created multiple initiatives, consortiums and action groups in an effort to further research and development of alternative clean energy fuels that can potentially replace fossil fuels. These alternative fuels include biofuels, hydrogen, non-fossil natural gas, and biomass. However, the area that has shown the most promise is bio-fuels – fuels made from fermentation of organic matter.

First generation biofuels are produced directly from food crops to be used as biodiesel or bioethanol through fermentation. However, first generation biofuels have a number of associated problems. Most importantly, there is a contention of fuel v/s food when it comes to these and in effect first generation biofuels have not found many takers across the world.

This gave rise to second and third generation biofuels.

Second generation (2G) biofuels are produced from non-food crops such as wood, organic waste, food crop waste and specific biomass crops, therefore eliminating the main problem with first generation biofuels. Third generation biofuels (3G) on the other hand mostly refers to those derived from algae.

These biofuels come with their fair share of problems, including commercial non-viability in some cases, requirement for large areas of land/water as the case maybe, contention on the actual carbon foot print across the entire value chain and many more.

Thus, as with most emerging opportunities, next generation biofuels present a promising future but with challenges on the way. Hence, a balanced understanding of the opportunities the sector promises along with its inherent challenges is needed before investment decisions can be made.


If you are an investor a key stakeholder keen on getting an expert market and feasibility study done for second or third generation biofuels, whom can you approach?

This is where EAI’s Outsourced Research Assistance on Second and Third Generation Biofuels comes in.


Who will Benefit from Our Custom Research?

EAI can provide custom research on second and third generation biofuels for the following stakeholders:

  • Developers/Investors of biofuel projects
  • OEM’s of biofuel equipment
  • Government & non–government organizations & agencies working in the biofuel domain
  • Academia & research looking for authentic perspectives and market research inputs

What is the Scope of Our Custom Research?

Our team has excellent knowledge of the product and market for the following next generation biofuels:

Next Gen Ethanol

  • Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Ethanol from Syngas

Next Gen Biodiesel

  • Biodiesel from Second Generation Feedstock such as Jatropha, Pongamia
  • Biodiesel from Waste Vegetable Oil/Used Cooking Oil
  • Biodiesel from Syngas

Next Gen Biofuels - Others

  • Algae Biofuels – both ethanol and biodiesel
  • Syngas based biofuels
  • Biofuels from bio-natural gas, and biogas
  • Biofuels from agricultural, industrial and domestic solid waste
  • High end drop in bio replacements for petro fuels – bio-gasoline, bio-kerosene, bio-jet fuel

Through our custom research on 2G and 3G biofuels, we can provide information that include

  • Prefeasibility studies (technical, market and financial pre-feasibility) that can aid primary decision making for investors
  • Market potential analysis
  • Carbon footprint assessment
  • Current research trends

Specifically, our custom research can cover the following dimensions:

  • Current market sizes and forecasts
  • Key market trends, market and revenue potential
  • Growth factors and opportunities
  • Key drivers and challenges

  • Analyses of specific feedstock for suitability
  • Analysis of availability and supply chain reliability
  • Yields of different types of feedstock

  • Capital investments
  • Feedstock costs
  • Variable logistics costs
  • Extraction & operating costs

  • Comparison with carbon footprint of other fuel sources
  • Variations in carbon emission gains

  • Impact on bio-diversity
  • Impact on soil
  • Water footprint
  • Land availability issues

  • Trade and Environment regulations for the relevant regions
  • Analysis of biofuel mandates for the relevant regions
  • Inputs and updates on the latest governmental financial incentives such as funding and subsidies

Why EAI for Outsourced Research for 2G & 3G Biofuels?

How many firms can claim they have been involved exclusively on Cleantech Research for 10 years?

EAI is one of the very few in the world!

EAI is your ideal partner for custom research on 2G & 3G biofuels because

  • We understand the biofuels and bio-energy domains very well – we have been operating in these domains for over 10 years!
  • We can provide high quality market and business research assistance at a much lower cost than larger, horizontal research firms can
  • We are based out of India, a country known for its mature information and research outsourcing capabilities, and with a skilled workforce excellent in English.

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