Renewable Diesel 2030 Summary

Coming Soon: 

Renewable Diesel  & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030 study
(available 2nd Q 2021)

Emerging Markets Online’s forthcoming study, Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030 updates the original Renewable Diesel 2030 study, highlighting new development opportunities for aviation fuels, feedstock availability, future options for using non-FOG based feedstocks from low-carbon low-cost waste sources (from trees, municipal solid waste, agricultural waste, food waste, farm waste); and advanced technologies for turning bio-crude, and syncrude into renewable diesel and SAF (sustainable aviation) fuels. The study provides detailed case studies of several dozen projects  deploying a wide array of technologies and feedstocks in the global renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels markets. 

For more information, or a preview presentation of the RD & SAF 2030 study (by appointment), contact or call 713 429 4905 (Houston, TX)






1. Executive Summary
2. Table of Contents
3. Table of Figures

Renewable Diesel 2030 is designed to help financiers, producers, developers, distributors, consultants and analysts with a fact-filled market guide detailing medium and long-term trends and developments in the renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) sectors.

This study focuses on market fundamentals, emerging market trends, long-term forecasts and scenarios, and case studies of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producers, investors, and strategic partners in the road transport, commercial airline, and maritime shipping (IMO 2020)industries. 
Renewable Diesel 2030: projects global renewable diesel production to increase four-fold from 4.8 million tons  per year in 2019 to 19.7 million tons by 2030. This rapid expansion of renewable diesel production is being driven by impressive market growth from low carbon fuels standards in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in North America, and from an enormous pent-up demand for sustainable aviation fuels in US, EU and Canada. 

The Renewable Diesel 2030 study notes the average size of a current renewable diesel biorefinery is currently 116 million gallons/year. New plants are being built at more than twice the current size, at 263 million gallons/year on average, per plant.

The market-pull from these west coast states is spawning the construction of new sustainable aviation fuels and renewable diesel biorefineries in Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Norway and Paraguay.


Most of these plants are being constructed to serve the states in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada and their LCFS (Low Carbon Fuel Standard) decarbonization plans. California alone represents 4 billion gallons of renewable diesel demand by 2030.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Demand and Offtake Agreements

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) demand is prompting veteran renewable diesel producers Neste in Singapore and Diamond Green Diesel each to re-invest approximately $1 billion to double their capacities and serve these emerging markets for renewable diesel and sustainable jet fuels.

The Renewable Diesel 2030 study takes a close look at the intersection of renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel, as they are both traditionally processed similarly in HEFA/HVO thermochemical refineries.  In addition, the study focuses on Fischer-Tropsch and Bio-Oil pyrolysis pathways for producing syncrude bio-oil that can then be upgraded in a traditional refinery process. 

The Renewable Diesel 2030 study provides detailed case studies of renewable diesel and biojet producers, and provides a forward looking set of forecasts for markets, feedstocks, technologies for the deployment of renewable diesel from the year 2018 to 2030.

Demand for Low Carbon Fuels in Pacific U.S., EU and Canada on The Rise

Renewable Diesel 2030 examines the impressive rise Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) markets in California’s LCFS markets, and Europe’s increasing expansion production and adoption of HVO, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuels markets. 

Renewable Diesel 2030 also examines Canada’s R2 renewable diesel deployment and R5.  The study also reviews key expansion initiatives for renewable diesel/jet in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa in detail.


Looking down the road, it is clear the use of additional feedstocks will be key to the commercialization of renewable diesel fuels from the 2020-2030 time frame. Renewable Diesel 2030 reviews key producers and suppliers of  recycled yellow grease, waste animal fats and greases, agricultural residues, municipal solid waste and dedicated energy crops. These feedstocks are examined in detail, and also evaluated for economic utilization in various thermochemical, biochemical, and catalytic pathways.


Forecasts, Scenarios, Roadmaps for Development and Deployment

In addition, Renewable Diesel 2030 provides a forward looking set of technology roadmaps, feedstock forecasts, and global deployment scenarios for renewable diesel and jet fuels from 2015 to 2030.

Report Brochure and Order Form

1. Executive Summary


2. Table of Contents
3. Table of Figures




Renewable Diesel 2030 is designed to help financiers, producers, developers, distributors, consultants and analysts with a fact-filled market guide detailing medium and long-term trends and developments in the renewable diesel sector.


To Order, and for payment and delivery details, contact, or  call +1 713 429 4905 (Houston, TX).