Market Studies



Emerging Markets Online is the publisher of the landmark Drop-In Fuels 2020Algae 2020, and Biodiesel 2020 market research studies. Each study is focused on the feasibility of starting emerging enterprises, business case studies, public-private partnerships, techno-economic analysis of project development, technology trends, forecasts and scenarios for project development.

Coming in 4th Quarter 2018
Drop In Fuels 2020: A Global Survey of Emerging Markets, Feedstocks, Producers & Forecasts

The Drop-In Fuels 2020 study (updated 2018 edition) reviews rapid global growth in renewable diesel and biojet partnership initiatives and provides a forward looking set of forecasts for emerging markets in renewable diesel, sustainable biojet fuels, biodiesel, bio-crude, biobutanol, and synfuels from biomass to liquids.

The principal investigators in the Drop-In Fuels 2020 study are witnessing an increasing number of partnership initiatives in feedstock development (upstream), process technologies (midstream), and the diversification of fuels and chemicals (downstream) to address emerging commercial market demands, and to prepare for imminent government sustainability initiatives demanding a new generation of lower-carbon fuels.

Follow this link for more info on the forthcoming Drop-In Fuels 2020 study, and this link to learn about our continuing consulting and research activities in support of government, commercial, and public-private-partnership (PPP) initiatives world-wide.



Algae 2020 Vol 2: Fuel, Feed, Food, Fiber and Biochems

The Algae 2020 study is a fact-filled guide designed for investors, producers, entrepreneurs, governments, researchers, consultants and executives.Algae 2020 provides a comprehensive roadmap for the commercialization of a portfolio of bio-based products, fuels, chemicals, nutrition, and feed based on site visits with more than 40 organizations.

The key conclusion of the Algae 2020 study, published in 2011, is algae producers and enterprises will not survive focused on biofuels alone.  This conclusion finds algae developers must be able to produce a portfolio of products for energy, nutrition, and chems markets to supply increasing demands for better, healthier, and more sustainable products looking forward. More info here on the Algae 2020 study and summary of findings.

In 2018, the song remains the same. Diversification and strategic partnerships remain the critical factors for progress in commercial endeavors, government initiatives, and a growing number of public-private partnerships.

Emerging Markets Online’s consulting and research services division continues to advise and assist aspiring algae developers, commercial producers, government R&D initiatives, and public-private-partnerships in applying these key strategies to achieve viable, sustainable enterprises for the long-term.



Biodiesel 2020: A Global Market Survey

Biodiesel 2020, second edition, tracks the U.S. and global markets for biodiesel growth, details major feedstock trends, and provides analysis of biodiesel consumption and production trends. Europe, China, India and Brazil are also covered as case studies. Proprietary forecasts developed for this study are also used to produce 2020 “Scenarios” for the U.S., Europe, China, India and Brazil.