Fired up: Demand for renewable energy will keep industry plants burning bright

The Biomass Power industry has grown at a healthy rate in the five years to 2017. The industry's expansion has been propelled in part by several federal renewable energy tax credits that encouraged the use of biomass power. In the coming years, continued economic recovery will spur growth in manufacturing and industrial production sectors, increasing the level of electricity consumption and translating to higher demand for biomass power. However, the uncertain future of tax credits will temper significant revenue gains...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Government assistance, provided in the form of federal tax credits and RPSs, boosted biomass-electricity generation
  • The US government enacted several key laws and incentives that benefited the industry
  • More states are expected to introduce ambitious renewable energy targets
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Biomass Power industry essentially provides one product, which is electricity. However, that energy can be derived from different products in different ways. According to the Energy Information Administration, there are three main sources of biomass fuel used by the industry to create energy; wood and wood waste (used in 54.0% of biomass fuel production), liquid biofuels (34.0%) and other biomass (12.0%). Liquid biofuels include alcohols (ethanol) and biodiesel, a fuel often made from grains and animal fats. The other biomass segment includes municipal waste from biogenic sources, landfill gas, and other non-wood waste. To convert these different biomass sources into energy, facilities can use one of three types of systems; direct-fired, cofired and gasification...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Biomass Power Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Biomass Power Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electric power consumption and Tax credits for energy efficiency in the Biomass Power industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Biomass Power Industry?

    Enterprises in this industry operate electricity-generating facilities using biomass (e.g. agricultural byproducts, landfill gas and biogenic municipal waste). Establishments primarily engaged in operating trash disposal incinerators that also generate electricity are classified in the Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry (IBISWorld 56221).

    Industry Products
  • Direct-fired production
  • Cofiring production
  • Gasification production
  • Industry Activities
  • Generating biomass-fueled power
  • Generating power from wood and wood waste powered facilities
  • Generating power from liquid biofuel powered facilities
  • Generating power from waste powered facilities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Electric power consumption
  • Tax credits for energy efficiency
  • Regulation
  • Price of electric power
  • Price of natural gas
  • World price of steaming coal

  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Government legislation spurs growth
  • Mixed feelings over emissions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • State funding
  • Industry profitability
  • Table: Biomass Power Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Biomass Power Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Utilities
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Manufacturing
  • Waste Collection Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Corn Farming
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Sawmills & Wood Production
  • Sugar Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Direct-fired production
  • Cofiring production
  • Gasification production
  • Chart: Biomass Power Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial
  • Electric power utility
  • Commercial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Biomass Power Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Biomass Power

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Biomass Power Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Progress Energy, The United States Bureau of Reclamation,
  • Table: Progress Energy - financial performance
  • Table: The United States Bureau of Reclamation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Biomass Power Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Biomass Power Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Biomass Energy Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract the juice.
  • Biomass
  • A biological material from living, or recently living organisms, such as plants or plant-derived materials, that can be used as a renewable energy source.
  • Closed-Loop System
  • uses material that have been planted and harvested specifically for use as a fuel source.
  • Open-Loop System
  • uses materials that were not originally intended to be used as a source of fuel and are typically waste products from another process (e.g. wood chips, sawdust, animal waste).
  • Renewable Portfolio Standards
  • A regulation that requires the increased production of energy from renewable energy sources.
  • Renewables
  • All types of renewable energy.
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