Catalysts for Environmental and Energy Applications

 Published On: Jun, 2015 |    No of Pages: 158 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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The global market for energy and environmental catalysts totaled $25.7 billion in 2014. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6%, from nearly $27.3 billion in 2015 to nearly $35.8 billion by 2020.

This report provides:
-An overview of the global markets for energy and enviornmental catalysts.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, estimates for 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
-A look at how rising energy requirements and protecting the environment are among the most important applications of catalyst technology.
-Information on how catalysts are increasing the supply of petroleum by making it commercially possible to produce oil from sources once regarded as uneconomical, such as tar sands and heavy oil deposits.
-An understanding as to why catalysts are indispensable to many types of environmental remediation, from vehicle emissions control systems to industrial effluent and municipal waste treatment.
-Evaluations of the technical and other challenges that must be overcome for the market to realize its full potential.
-Profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

STUDY BACKGROUND
This report is an update of an earlier BCC Research report published in 2010. Meeting rising energy requirements and protecting the environment are among the most important applications of catalyst technology. Broadly speaking, a catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction by reducing the required activation energy, but which is left unchanged by the reaction.

The petroleum industry is the largest single user of catalysts, especially in the production of refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel. Catalysts also contribute to increasing the supply of petroleum by making it commercially possible to produce oil from sources once regarded as uneconomical, such as tar sands and heavy oil deposits. Catalysts are also being used to produce increasing quantities of synthetic oil and gas from coal and oil shale.

Catalysts are also at the forefront of technologies such as fuel cells and photovoltaic cells, which are being developed to replace conventional fossil fuels. They indirectly contribute to increasing energy supplies by expanding the efficiency with which hydrocarbon and other fuels are utilized.

Energy consumption is a major source of pollution (e.g., automobile and industrial emissions), along with other waste-generating activities. Many people consider the prevention of climate change and other forms of environmental degradation to be a greater priority than increasing energy supplies.

Catalysts are indispensable to many types of environmental remediation, from vehicle emissions control systems to industrial effluent and municipal waste treatment. They also contribute indirectly to reducing pollution and other adverse environmental impacts, such as through cleaner-burning fuels and the production of products, including refrigerants that pollute less than the substances they replace.

REPORT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this report is to provide the reader with an up-to-date understanding of how catalysts contribute to meeting the energy needs of the U.S. and global economies while helping to prevent environmental degradation and remediating adverse environmental impacts as they occur. Specific objectives include:

-Characterizing the current energy and environmental catalyst market in both quantitative and qualitative terms.
-Identifying segments of the energy and environmental markets with the greatest commercial potential in the near to mid-term (2015 to 2020).
-Identifying and quantifying the major demand drivers of energy and environmental catalysts where possible.
-Describing existing and new catalyst technologies under development to meet market requirements.
-Projecting future demand for different types of energy and environmental catalysts.
-Evaluating the technical and other challenges that must be overcome for the market to realize its full potential.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report is intended especially for manufacturers and vendors of catalysts used in energy and environmental applications. Other readers who should find the report particularly useful include entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers with a need to know the direction in which these key segments of the catalyst market are headed over the next five years.

This report should also be of interest to end users such as motor vehicle manufacturers, whose technology road maps may make critical assumptions regarding the availability and performance of different catalyst types. The same is true of government agencies and officials responsible for monitoring energy production, consumption and pollution levels.

Other readers who should find the report particularly useful include members of technical and professional organizations, such as the American Chemical Society. Finally, the report’s findings and conclusions should be of interest to the nanotechnology community, including government nanotechnology programs such as the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, inasmuch as many of the most-promising energy and environmental catalysts are nanocatalysts.

SCOPE OF REPORT
This report addresses the global market for energy and environmental catalysts, including catalysts used in the following:
-Production of crude oil and gas from unconventional sources such as tar sands and heavy oil reservoirs.
-Synfuels production (e.g., coal liquefaction/gasification, shale oil).
-Oil recycling.
-Alternative fuels production (e.g., hydrogen).
-Other emerging energy technologies, such as fuel cells and photovoltaic cells.
-Increasing fuel efficiency (e.g., fuel additives that increase burn efficiency).
-Avoiding or reducing environmental damage.

Mitigating or remediating adverse environmental impacts after they occur.

This report also covers the market for catalysts used in petroleum refining. The market for refinery catalysts, however, is covered in less detail because it is already analyzed in a separate BCC Research report, CHM027C—Petrochemical (Petroleum and Chemical) Catalysts.

The study is organized around the following major topics:
-Executive summary.
-Overview (e.g., definitions, history, market segmentation).
-Characteristics of energy and environmental catalysts, those existing as well as those under development.
-Current and potential catalyst applications in energy and environment.
-Patent analysis.
-Global market trends from 2014 to 2020.
-Factors that will influence the long-term development of the market.
-Industry structure and market shares.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
The findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from a cross-section of catalyst developers, manufacturers, distributors, end users and other informed sources. Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources, including trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online databases, to produce the baseline market estimates contained in this report.

With 2014 as a baseline, market projections for each market segment were developed for 2015 to 2020. The projections are based on a consensus among the primary contacts combined with our understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective. The analytical methodologies used to generate the market estimates are described in detail in the section on Detailed Market Projections.

All dollar projections presented in this report are in 2014 constant dollars.

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 4 $0
STUDY BACKGROUND
REPORT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET, 2014-2020

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 5 $316
DEFINITION
HISTORICAL MILESTONES
GENERAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN CATALYSIS
MARKET SEGMENTATION

Chapter- 4: CATALYST APPLICATIONS IN ENERGY 56 $3535
PRIMARY ENERGY PRODUCTION
REFINING AND RECYCLING
ENERGY CONVERSION

Chapter- 5: CATALYST APPLICATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 27 $1705
GREEN PROCESSING
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS WASTE REMEDIATION
MUNICIPAL WASTE TREATMENT
STATIONARY SOURCE AIR POLLUTION
MOBILE-SOURCE AIR POLLUTION

Chapter- 6: GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET 51 $3220
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SUMMARY
MARKET BY SECTOR, SEGMENT AND USER INDUSTRY

Chapter- 7: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 2 $126
MARKET SHARES

Chapter- 8: COMPANY PROFILES 11 $694
ALBEMARLE CORP.
AXENS SA
CDTI INC.
CLARIANT AG
CRITERION CATALYSTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
FUELCELL ENERGY INC.
GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL INC.
HALDOR TOPSOE SA
HEADWATERS INC.
INFRA TECHNOLOGY LLC
IOGEN CORP.
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
NEXTECH MATERIALS LTD.
NIPPON KETJEN LTD.
NOVOZYMES A/S
REG SYNTHETIC FUELS LLC
RENTECH
RHODIA SA (PART OF SOLVAY)
SACHTLEBEN CHEMIE GMBH
SASOL LTD.
SILURIA TECHNOLOGIES
UOP LLC
W.R. GRACE/DAVISON CHEMICALS
ZEOLYST INTERNATIONAL

List of Tables
Summary Table : GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : FISCHER-TROPSCH CATALYSTS USED IN VARIOUS PROCESSES BY COMPANY
Table 2 : FISCHER-TROPSCH CATALYST SUPPLIERS, 2014
Table 3 : MAJOR REFINING CATALYSTS
Table 4 : REFINERY CATALYST MANUFACTURERS, 2014
Table 5 : FUEL CELL CATALYSTS
Table 6 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO REFINING CATALYSTS BY PROCESS TYPE, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Table 7 : CATALYSTS USED IN CATALYTIC WET AIR OXIDATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Table 8 : GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 9 : GLOBAL ENERGY CATALYST MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 10 : GLOBAL ENERGY CATALYST MARKET FOR PRIMARY ENERGY PRODUCTION BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 11 : GLOBAL SYNFUEL MARKET BY PROCESS TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 12 : GLOBAL DIRECT COAL-TO-LIQUID CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 13 : GLOBAL GAS-TO-LIQUID CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 14 : GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF METHANOL VERSUS PRODUCTION FOR FUEL PURPOSES, THROUGH 2020
Table 15 : METHANOL PRODUCTION CATALYST REQUIREMENTS
Table 16 : GLOBAL FUEL-RELATED METHANOL CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 17 : GLOBAL BIOFUEL CATALYST MARKET BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : GLOBAL BIODIESEL PRODUCTION MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 19 : GLOBAL CATALYST IN BIODIESEL PRODUCTION MARKET, 2014-2020
Table 20 : GLOBAL ETHANOL OUTPUT FROM CORN, GRAIN AND CELLULOSIC WASTES, THROUGH 2020
Table 21 : GLOBAL ENZYME CATALYST IN FUEL ETHANOL PRODUCTION MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : GLOBAL CATALYSTS USED TO PRODUCE HYDROGEN FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 23 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET FOR CENTRALIZED HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, 2014-2020
Table 24 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL EXTERNAL REFORMERS MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 25 : GLOBAL DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 26 : GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : GLOBAL REFINERY CATALYST MARKET BY PROCESS, THROUGH 2020
Table 28 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL CATALYST MARKET, 2014
Table 29 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL SALES BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 30 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 31 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL MARKET FOR PLATINUM CATALYSTS, THROUGH 2020
Table 32 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL MARKET FOR NONPRECIOUS METAL CATALYSTS, THROUGH 2020
Table 33 : GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 34 : GLOBAL GREEN PROCESSING CATALYST MARKET BY SUBSEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 35 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET IN GREEN CHEMICAL PRODUCTION, THROUGH 2020
Table 36 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET IN GREEN PROCESSING OF TEXTILES BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 37 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET IN GREEN PROCESSING OF PULP AND PAPER PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 38 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET IN GREEN PROCESSING OF FOOD PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 39 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET IN INDUSTRIAL WASTE REMEDIATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 40 : GLOBAL MUNICIPAL WASTE TREATMENT CATALYST MARKET BY SUBSEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 41 : GLOBAL MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CATALYST MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 42 : GLOBAL DIESEL FUEL FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTION, THROUGH 2020
Table 43 : GLOBAL CATALYSTS FOR RECYCLING PLASTIC WASTES MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 44 : GLOBAL ESTIMATED LANDFILL GAS-TO-ENERGY PLANT DESULFURIZATION CATALYST CONSUMPTION, 2014
Table 45 : GLOBAL CATALYSTS FOR DESULFURIZING LANDFILL GAS MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 46 : GLOBAL MUNICIPAL WASTE INCINERATOR TRENDS, THROUGH 2020
Table 47 : GLOBAL MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATOR CATALYST MARKET FOR NITROGEN OXIDE EMISSIONS CONTROL, THROUGH 2020
Table 48 : GLOBAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT CATALYST MARKET BY APPLICATION, THROUGH 2020
Table 49 : GLOBAL CATALYST MARKET FOR INCREASING SECONDARY TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS, THROUGH 2020
Table 50 : GLOBAL CATALYSTS FOR DESULFURIZING LANDFILL GAS MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 51 : GLOBAL PHOTOCATALYSTS FOR WASTEWATER SECONDARY TREATMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 52 : GLOBAL UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 53 : GLOBAL MOBILE SOURCE AIR POLLUTION CATALYST MARKET BY SUBSEGMENT, THROUGH 2020
Table 54 : GLOBAL MOTOR VEHICLE CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 55 : GLOBAL CATALYTIC CONVERTER DEMAND FOR CATALYSTS, 2014
Table 56 : GLOBAL LIGHT VEHICLE PRODUCTION, THROUGH 2020
Table 57 : GLOBAL CATALYTIC CONVERTER CATALYST REQUIREMENT MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 58 : GLOBAL CATALYTIC CONVERTER MARKET FOR NEW CATALYST MATERIALS, THROUGH 2020
Table 59 : GLOBAL DIESEL VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL CATALYST MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 60 : GLOBAL SALES OF CATALYSTS USED IN NON-ROAD CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, THROUGH 2020

List of Figures
Summary Figure : GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET, 2014-2020
Figure 1 : FISCHER-TROPSCH PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAM
Figure 2 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO FISCHER-TROPSCH PROCESS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 3 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO OIL SHALE CATALYSTS BY COMPANY, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 4 : FERMENTATION ETHANOL FEEDSTOCKS, 2014
Figure 5 : DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL
Figure 6 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO REFINING CATALYSTS BY PROCESS TYPE, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 7 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO REFINING CATALYSTS BY ASSIGNEE, THROUGH MAY 1, 2015
Figure 8 : FUEL CELL PRINCIPLES
Figure 9 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO FUEL CELL CATALYSTS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 10 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO SOLID ACID CATALYSTS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 11 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO TEXTILE CATALYSTS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 12 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO PULP AND PAPER CATALYSTS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 13 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION CATALYSTS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 14 : U.S. PATENT SHARE RELATED TO CATALYTIC CONVERTER CATALYSTS, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2015
Figure 15 : GLOBAL ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST MARKET BY TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 16 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARES FOR ENERGY VERSUS ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYSTS, 2014 AND 2020
Figure 17 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF ENERGY CATALYST BY SEGMENT, 2014 AND 2020
Figure 18 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARES OF PRIMARY ENERGY CATALYSTS BY SEGMENT, 2014 VERSUS 2020
Figure 19 : GLOBAL TRENDS IN METHANOL PRODUCTION, 2014-2020
Figure 20 : GLOBAL TRENDS IN BIODIESEL PRODUCTION, 2014-2020
Figure 21 : GLOBAL FUEL ETHANOL PRODUCED VIA CATALYTIC PROCESSES OUTPUT, 2014-2020
Figure 22 : GLOBAL CATALYST CONSUMPTION IN CENTRALIZED HYDROGEN PLANTS, REPLACEMENT CATALYSTS AND NEW CONSTRUCTION, 2014
Figure 23 : GLOBAL REFINERY CATALYST CONSUMPTION, 2014
Figure 24 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 2014
Figure 25 : GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYSTS BY SEGMENT, 2014 VERSUS 2020
Figure 26 : GLOBAL MUNICIPAL WASTE INCINERATOR POPULATION* BY REGION, 2014
Figure 27 : GLOBAL CATALYTIC CONVERTER MARKET BY CATALYST TYPE, 2014
Figure 28 : GLOBAL DIESEL VEHICLE PRODUCTION, 2014
Figure 29 : GLOBAL COMPANY MARKET SHARES IN ENERGY CATALYST, 2014
Figure 30 : GLOBAL COMPANY MARKET SHARES IN ENVIRONMENTAL CATALYST, 2014


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