2015 Bioenergy Market Report

Ethan Warner, Amy Schwab, Kristen Moriarty, Anelia Milbrandt, John Lewis

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report is an update to the 2013 report and provides a status of the markets and technology development involved in growing a domestic bioenergy economy as it existed at the end of 2015. It compiles and integrates information to provide a snapshot of the current state and historical trends influencing the development of bioenergy markets. This version features details on the two major bioenergy markets: biofuels and biopower and an overview of bioproducts that enable bioenergy production. The information is intended for policy-makers as well as technology developers and investors tracking bioenergy developments. It also highlights some of the key energy and regulatory drivers of bioenergy markets.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages70
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A10-66995

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102017-4905


  • 2015
  • biobutanol
  • biodiesel
  • bioenergy
  • biofuels
  • biomass feedstock
  • biopower
  • bioproducts
  • ethanol
  • outlook
  • renewable hydrocarbon
  • trends


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