Government Mandates Create Opportunities in New Energy Industries

- Kline FlashPoint Reports Explore Markets for Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel and

Next-Generation Biofuels -

Dec 17, 2007, 00:00 ET from Kline

    LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The global drive toward
 "clean diesel" and petroleum alternatives continues to accelerate, creating
 opportunities in the ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) and biofuels industries
 for certain products and services, according to analysts at Kline, an
 international consulting and research firm.
     Two recently published FlashPoint reports from Kline examine
 potentially lucrative openings in markets related to ULSD and
 next-generation biofuels. Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Opportunities in
 Developing Markets and Next-Generation Biofuels: Steps Toward Commercial
 Viability provide insights into strategies for companies in petroleum and
 biofuels-related industries to take advantage of legislative mandates and
 emerging markets.
     "Lack of petroleum resources is a global issue," says Nancy Mills,
 Kline FlashPoint project manager. "Many countries have initiated low-sulfur
 mandates to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This highlights a need for fuel
 alternatives in many countries, indicating a large potential growth
     While the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
 countries are leading this drive for more environmentally friendly fuels,
 significant growth for ULSD will come from emerging economies, where both
 the growth rate of diesel consumption and the level of desulfurization
 needed is high. Opportunities exist for companies to sell extraction
 technology equipment, engineering services, and refinery catalysts to
 national oil companies or refineries in those countries to help them reduce
 the sulfur levels in diesel fuels.
     Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel: Opportunities in Developing Markets analyzes
 opportunities in the major developing economies, including Brazil, China,
 India, and Russia, and provides valuable intelligence for the stakeholders
 in the diesel value chain, including governments, refineries, delivery
 systems, fuel marketers, and car manufacturers.
     In addition, the global impetus for reducing fossil fuel usage is
 stimulating research for better biofuels. Next-Generation Biofuels: Steps
 Toward Commercial Viability discusses developments in biofuels and the
 advantages and disadvantages associated with several materials and
 processes, including Fischer-Tropsh diesel, cellulosic ethanol, and
 biosynthetic natural gas, among others. The report examines a range of
 transportation fuels made from lignocellulosic and agricultural waste
 biomass feedstock. It provides a qualitative overview of the market, the
 most important issues to consider, and the significant factors in supply
 and demand within the competitive landscape.
     For more information about Kline's two most recently published
 FlashPoint reports, go to
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