Market Potential and Optimal Development Region Selection of Woody Biodiesel in China
|School||Beijing Forestry University|
|Keywords||woody biodiesel market potential region selection confirmatory factor analysis|
Energy shortage and environmental pollution promote biodiesel industry developing positively and the most mature countries are in America and EU areas. The starting of biodiesel industry in China was late, but it developed fleetly. Especially, biodiesel derived from woody oil materials showed a big market potential. Meanwhile, abundant provision of woody oil materials and large diesel requirement of high speed development of economy have big impulse effect on development of biodiesel.Research about biodiesel from woody material is at the beginning stage. The main efforts are focused on the breeding of energy forest, decreasing the production cost, and establishment of relative policy. However, the researches about the market state and development trend of biodiesel are limited.According to the factors above, breeding of energy forest and running state of processing plant were investigated in this study. Theories and methods of economics and market research were used in this study. Market potential of woody biodiesel research in China was analyzed through the description of its requirement potential and provision potential. The price feasibility of woody biodiesel compared with fossil diesel was analyzed through cost evaluation of woody oil material program in China. The parameter system of market region selection about woody biodiesel in China has been built. The best development region about biodiesel market has been found through the area analysis of 30 provinces.The results show that market of biodiesel deriving from woody oil plant is unstable in the short time, but it has huge development potential and viable price in the future. Areas and regions with huge demand for diesel, abundant woody oil plants, developed economic, heavy environmental pressure, and strong policy support will has the biggest developing potential of woody biodiesel oil market and should be developed firstly.