The only integrated forecasting solution for end-to-end visibility of the biofuels value chain, providing market participants with a detailed understanding of long-term market trends to guide strategic planning, long-term capacity investment, sourcing decisions and marketing strategy.
With increasing demands for cleaner energy production and rapidly developing climate change policies, the biofuels industry is developing at pace. For market participants, a detailed understanding of long-term market trends is key to guiding strategic planning, including long-term capacity investment, sourcing decisions and marketing strategy.
Introducing the Biofuels Value Chain Service, providing end-to-end visibility of the biofuels value chain, from feedstocks as they apply to biofuels, to refined products and critically important supporting credit/ticket markets. This new IHS Markit service is fundamentals-based, delivering medium to long-term coverage of biofuels markets and credit/ticket markets, including supply/demand and price forecasts to 2050, with full analysis of market drivers and dynamics.
The service enables clients to:
- Develop strategies around capacity investment decisions, based on outlook for supply-demand balances, and regulatory compliance concerns
- Understand evolving regulatory and legislative environments and their impact on the key components of the value chain from feedstocks to credit/ticket markets
- Assess new trends such as leveraging/converting existing oil refining assets to biofuels production and emergence of niche feedstocks and end-use sectors
- Develop feedstocks sourcing strategy—understand how/where to source the most cost-effective feedstock mix sufficient for expected biofuels production
- Evaluate where to target end markets for biofuels production (by both market segment and geography)
- Build insight into planning for future demand/supply of biofuels and associated infrastructure
- Anticipate changes in magnitude of demand from biofuels sector that may impact the agricultural sector—agricultural prices, land use, transport rates etc.
- Develop understanding of drivers in biofuel markets, such as emergence of renewable diesel and its indirect impact on other biofuel products