Analyzing the Biofuel Industry in South Africa

Date: June 22, 2011
Pages: 85
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Analyzing the Biofuel Industry in South Africa
Although biofuels are mainly used to replace or supplement the traditional petroleum-based transportation fuels, they can also be deployed to generate heat and electricity. Being an alternative to fossils, biofuels can be applied to existing vehicles with little or no engine modification. Although they release CO2 when burned in internal combustion engines, they differ from fossil fuels partly because their use reduces the net emission of carbon dioxide and other gases associated with global climate change and partly because they are biodegradable.

The recent sustained increase in international oil prices has once again highlighted the potential for biofuels to contribute to transport fuel demand, particularly in countries that import the bulk of fossil fuel supplies. Global concerns about the effects of fossil fuel use on the environment, as well as recognition of the benefits of energy supply diversification also support increasing biofuels production and use.

There is a lot happening in the field of biofuels in South Africa, and to capture these, Aruvian's R'search brings you the complete guide to the South African Biofuels Industry – Analyzing the Biofuel Industry in South Africa.

The report begins with an analysis of the basic know-hows one needs to be familiar with before starting on the fascinating journey of discovering the biofuels industry in South Africa. The economics of biofuels, issues facing the industry, regulatory barriers as well as incentives, technologies involved, major types of biofuels, and many other topics are discussed in depth at the starting of the report.

Divided into four sections, Aruvian’s report then moves on to Section 2, which analyzes the South African Energy Industry. From looking at the energy challenges facing the country to the rising demand for energy in the country, the section also takes a look at the various sectors of the energy industry such as oil, natural gas, coal, amongst others.

Section 3 is focused on the South African Biofuels Industry. History of the industry’s development through the years, the biofuel policy in South Africa, the strategic implementation of the biofuel policy, and much more is discussed in the report.

Section 3 is also a complete analysis of the biodiesel and ethanol industry in South Africa. Market overview, statistics, R&D profile, production, and end-use technologies are just some of the points focused on in the section.

The economics, prices and competitiveness of biodiesel and ethanol in South Africa is also touched upon, along with the benefits of biodiesel and ethanol and the barriers facing the development of biofuels in South Africa.

Section 3 also profiles the leading industry players (not many at this point), thus concluding the report.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING BIOFUELS

A. WHAT ARE BIOFUELS?

A.1 History of Biofuels
A.2 Major Biofuels
A.3 Uses of Biofuels
A.4 What are Direct Biofuels?
A.5 Looking at Biobutanol
A.6 Looking at Ethanol & Biodiesel
A.6.1 Ethanol
A.6.2 Biodiesel
A.7 Pros & Cons of Biofuels
A.8 Future of Biofuels

B. ECONOMICS OF BIOFUELS

B.1 Feedstock Costs
B.2 Processing Costs
B.3 Cost of Sales & Use
B.4 Overall Cost
B.5 Retail Cost & Tax Incentives

C. IMPACT OF BIOFUELS

C.1 Policy Impact on Biofuels
C.1 Environmental & Economic Impact of Biofuels
C.1 Impact on Engines
C.1 Impact on Rural Development

D. METAMORPHOSIS OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY & BIOFUELS

SECTION 2: LOOKING AT SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY INDUSTRY

A. OVERVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY INDUSTRY

B. ANALYZING THE OIL MARKET IN SOUTH AFRICA

B.1 Market Profile
B.2 Market Structure
B.3 Oil Exploration & Production
B.4 Refining & Downstream
B.5 Synthetic Fuels

C. ANALYZING THE NATURAL GAS MARKET IN SOUTH AFRICA

C.1 Market Profile
C.2 Market Structure
C.3 Pipeline Network

D. ANALYZING THE COAL MARKET IN SOUTH AFRICA

SECTION 3: ANALYZING SOUTH AFRICA’S BIOFUEL INDUSTRY

A. INTRODUCTION TO THE INDUSTRY

A.1 Overview
A.2 Biofuels in South Africa as Compared on a Global Scale
A.3 South African Government Policy towards Biofuels
A.4 Market Statistics & Profile
A.5 Biofuels, Supply Security & Fuel Diversity
A.6 Agricultural & Rural Development and Biofuels
A.7 Biofuels’ Impact on Job Creation in the Country
A.8 Biofuel Value Chain Analysis
A.9 Crop Variety
A.10 Production of Feedstock
A.11 Biofuels Production Infrastructure
A.12 Biofuels Production Co-products
A.13 Environmental Impact of Biofuel Production
A.14 Biofuel Production Costs
A.15 Determining the Selling Price
A.16 Risks to the Development of the Biofuel Industry

B. ANALYZING THE INCENTIVE OPTIONS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN BIOFUEL INDUSTRY

B.1 Learning from the International Experience
B.2 Choices Available for South Africa
B.3 Incentives related to Trade

C. ANALYZING THE MARKET SUITABILITY OF BIODIESEL & BIOETHANOL

D. FACTORS DRIVING THE GROWTH OF BIOFUELS IN SOUTH AFRICA

E. ANALYZING THE MACROECONOMIC EFFECT OF BIOFUELS IN SOUTH AFRICA

E.1 Overview
E.2 The Aspect of Economic Growth
E.3 Role of the Biofuel Industry in Job Creation
E.4 Role of the Biofuel Industry in Generating Household Income
E.5 Effect of the Production of Biofuels on National Accounts
E.6 Impact on the Trade Policy of South Africa
E.7 Role of The Sugar Act of 1978

F. BIOFUEL PRODUCTION AND THE THREAT TO SOUTH AFRICA'S FOOD SECURITY

G. ANALYZING THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF BIODIESEL IN SOUTH AFRICA

G.1 Introduction
G.2 Looking at the Potential Biodiesel Market Size
G.3 Policies for the Development of the Biodiesel Market
G.3.1 Tax Incentives
G.3.2 Purchasing Power of the Government
G.3.3 Developing Fuel Quality Standards
G.3.4 Fostering Public-Private Sector Partnerships
G.3.5 Increasing Public Support & Awareness
G.3.6 Policies related to Subsidies & Blending Mandates
G.3.7 Price Compensation Agreement
G.3.8 Auditing of Carbon Credits under the Kyoto Protocol
G.3.9 Placing of Import Tariff on Biofuels
G.4 Role of the Government in the Commercialization of Biodiesel
G.5 Financial Viability of Biodiesel Production
G.6 Plant Size Optimization & Plant Location
G.7 Capital Investment Requirements
G.8 Manufacturing Costs

H. LEADING INDUSTRY PLAYERS

H.1 Ethanol Africa
H.2 Sasol

SECTION 4: CONCLUSION

A. APPENDIX

B. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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