GLG Network Survey: US and EU Biofuels

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GLG interviewed 75 executives across the US and Europe procuring feedstock to produce biodiesel, renewable diesel (HVO) and co-processed renewable diesel (HVO).

What will you learn from this survey?

  • Executives across the US and Europe discussed the current force driving their organisation’s decision to produce biofuels.
  • The survey explored the impact of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) policy in the US and provides experts’ view on whether the Blenders Tax Credit (BTC) in its current form will be renewed beyond 2022.
  • It also sheds light on current technologies being used and producers’ outlook on the industry over the next years.


The GLG Surveys team will draft the questionnaire with the support of GLG Network Member, David Elsenblast, current President of Agribio Consulting and former VP International Feedstock Development at Renewable Energy Group.

The standard deliverable, includes:

  • 1 x Individual responses (“raw data”), in Excel.
  • 1 x PPT report with aggregated data.


  • Which technology does your company utilize?
  • Which of the following factors are currently driving your company’s decision to procure feedstock for renewable fuels? Please rank with 1 being the most important driver.
  • What is the percentage split of domestic demand vs. export of renewable fuel for your current or future production?
  • In your view, why is there a margin difference between Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel (HVO) producers?
  • How important is this industry in stemming climate change (reducing carbon consumption)?
  • In the next 5 years now many States do you expect to have Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) policy?
  • How likely is it, in the USA, in the next 5 years States’ carbon reduction policy will be a greater driver of demand than the Federal policy of Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)?
  • In the next 5 years, how do you expect carbon compliance costs to be relative to today?
  • What are some of the major trends happening in the industry currently, and what do we expect to see in the next 5-10 years?
  • Which feedstocks does your company use/plan to use as its primary feedstocks to produce renewable diesel?


This survey is available to subscribers of the Energy & Industrials (EI) sector (Limited subscriptions and above).

  • For those with a subscription not including the above, cost of the survey is $5,000 USD. This offer includes the raw data file and a high-level presentation through PowerPoint.
  • A more detailed set of cross-tabulation tables (i.e. comparison of the data in different segmentation groups such as country and company sizes,  etc.) will be provided upon request for an additional charge of $1,500 USD.


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