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Biomass Power in the US: Market Research Report

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Biomass Power Market Research Report | Technology | Renewable Energy | Feb 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Biomass Power market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Covanta Covanta market share
Progress Energy Progress Energy market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Biomass Power industry has grown at a healthy rate in the five years to 2016. 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.... purchase to read more

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


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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 productionCofiring productionGasification production
Industry Activities
Generating biomass-fueled powerGenerating power from wood and wood waste powered facilities Generating power from liquid biofuel powered facilitiesGenerating power from waste powered facilities

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