Title: Marginal Cost Based Market Potential Analysis of 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuels in Europe
Authors: SZABO SANDOR
Citation: 16th European Biomass Conference From Research to Industry and Markets vol. 1 p. 2410-2417
Publisher: ETA-Florance Renewable Energies
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC45934
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC45934
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper presents an exploratory micro-economic approach to analyse what potential effects the second generation biofuels (assuming the cost structure of the 10th operational plant) can have on the already existing biofuel production markets. Its methodology relies on calculating approximate marginal cost curves for the different biofuel pathways and finding the least cost part of their aggregate function. This methodology can give preliminary estimates of the market shares of the different biomass resources, but also makes it possible to compare the effectiveness of the various regulatory regimes from economics point of view. Further technology based research is needed to assess the capacity cost of second generation because the results are sensitive to this parameter.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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