Syn Gas Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Syngas Market Overview

Syngas Market size is forecast to reach US$61.9 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 5.8% during 2021-2026. Syngas is a gaseous mix consisting primarily of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which is generated from coal gasification, fluidized bed gasifier, steam reforming, and others. It can be used to fabricated chemicals such as ammonia, butanol, methanol, acetic acid, and dimethyl ether. Ammonia is generally utilized by the fertilizer segment, and methanol, dimethyl carbonate and ether can be used as fuel. The competence of syngas to be formed from a widespread variety of feedstock such as coal, synthetic natural gas, biomass and petroleum coke is impacting the market growth constructively. Uprising environmental concerns have been the foremost drivers for the growth of the syngas market in order to afford alternative methods of fuel production.

COVID-19 Impact

The syngas market was adversely impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Syngas is mainly consumed by end-user industries such as chemicals, oil and gas, automotive and others. Considering the pandemic situation, the chemical industrialized divisions were on a momentary halt, consequently led to a shrinkage in the demand for the syngas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the countries have gone under temporary shutdown, due to which operations of Syngas related industries has been negatively affected, thus hampering the growth of the market. However, the demand for ammonia as an excipient from the pharmaceutical industry has boosted during this pandemic as per the demand.

Syngas Market Report Coverage

The report: Syngas Market”- Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Syngas Market Industry.

By Feedstock: Coal, Biomass, Natural Gas, Petroleum coke, and Others
By Technology: Steam reforming (SR), Partial oxidation (POx), Autothermal reforming (ATR), and Others
By Gasification: Fixed Bed Gasifier, Fluidized Gasifiers, Entrained Flow Gasifiers, and Others
By Application: Fuel, Power Generation, Generators, Refineries, Fertilizers and Pesticides, Textiles, and Others
By End-Use Industry: Oil and Gas, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Marine, Aerospace, Chemical, Energy, Agriculture, and Others
By Geography: North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Belgium, and Rest of Europe), APAC (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Rest of APAC), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Rest of South America), and Rest of the world (Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Asia Pacific dominates the Syngas Market owing to rapid increase in Chemical and Oil and Gas sector. For instance, an investment of US$107.4 billion is estimated in the Indian chemicals and petrochemicals sector by 2025
  • The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to understand their impact over the forecast period.
  • The report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats.
  • The other key areas of focus include the various applications and end use industry in Syngas Market and their specific segmented revenue.
  • The fuel application is expected to augment the syngas market’s growth over the forecast period due to increase in the consumption of liquid and gaseous fuels in various end-use industry.

Figure: Syngas Market Revenue, By Geography 2020-2026 (US$ Billion)


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Syngas Market Segment Analysis - By Feedstock

Coal segment held the largest share of 37% in the Syngas Market in 2020. Coal is primarily used as a fuel. The production of syngas, a mixture consisting primarily of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, natural gas, and water vapor from coal and water, and oxygen is majorly achieved by the gasification of coal. Coal formulates a rich energy resource and utilizing its energy requires a greener and cleaner approach. This is likely to initiate research for widening efficient and eco-friendly coal technologies. The high availability of coal for energy production and the excellent compatibility of the feedstock with various syngas production technologies further drives the growth of the coal segment in the syngas market.

Syngas Market Segment Analysis - By Gasification

Fluidized Gasifiers segment held the largest share in the Syngas Market in 2020. This segment holds the largest share in the syngas market as they are best suited to relatively reactive coals, low rank coals, and other fuels such as biomass. These gasifiers engage back-mixing, and effectively admix feed coal elements with coal particles previously enduring gasification. It is normally use to sustain fluidization, or suspension of coal particles within the gasifier, coal of small particles sizes. The decent fluidized bed devices present a carbon conversion of 97% and in contrast, both entrained-flow and moving-beds processes offer about 99%. The requirement for fluidized gasifiers as an alternative for clean energy supply is increasing continuously with its increased approval in the industrial sectors of oil and gas, chemicals, power, and others. Due to its properties like fuel flexibility and oxidant to certify effective heat and mass transfer, and their aptitude to deal with small particles the demands are escalation in the end-use industries which enhance the growth of syngas market.

Syngas Market Segment Analysis - By Application

Fuel segment held the largest share in the Syngas Market in 2020. The demand for syngas is rapidly increasing mostly in liquid fuel, gaseous fuel, and hydrogen-based electricity. Fuel is produced from syngas as it is obtained from waste materials which would otherwise be thrown away. Ethanol is obtained from syngas which is currently use as biofuel which help reduce greenhouse gas effects and lower domestic dependence on foreign petroleum. Syngas can be used to produce hydrogen, has the potential to be efficient as a fuel source. Hydrogen-based electricity produce no carbon or any harmful byproducts to the atmosphere. Syngas is also use as an intermediate to produce other chemicals. It also extends potential for greenhouse gas emissions in challenging activities, thereby offering significant life cycle reductions as compared to crude oil derivatives which directly boost the growth of syngas market.

Syngas Market Segment Analysis - By End-Use Industry

Chemical segment held the largest share in the Syngas Market in 2020 and is growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during 2021-2026. Syngas is widely used in the processing of chemicals for manufacturing fertilizers, petrochemicals, and oxo chemicals, and others. The chemicals segment is fragmented by derivative into methanol, ammonia, and FT synthesis products. Ammonia is the most manufactured chemical in the world and widely use in production of fertilizers and plant nutrition products. And with the increasing population, redoubled demand for food crops. The need to increase yield per unit of cultivated land in order to meet increasing production requirements is driving large-scale adoption of fertilizers in agriculture sector. As ammonia is a key basic material used as fertilizers, its demand is rising. For instance, global production of ammonia is about 180 million metric tons annually, and 120 ports are fitted out with ammonia terminals. Ammonia being the major chemical used in the production of fertilizers is the major motivation for the growth of the chemical segment for the syngas market.

Syngas Market Segment Analysis - By Geography

Asia-Pacific region held the largest share in the Syngas in 2020 up to 43% followed by North America and Europe. The region is the largest consumer in the chemical industry which offers high growth opportunities for the syngas market. The demand for syngas is rapidly rising in the Asia-Pacific countries such as China, India, and Japan in various applications specially in chemicals, fuel, and electricity. In addition, the growth is attributed to the high availability of coal reserves in countries, for instance, World coal reserves in 2020 stood at 1074 billion tonnes and China holds about 13% of it and on the other hand, India has produced about 729 million tonnes of coal in 2020. Due to increasing demand of syngas in the region, new production plants of syngas are being constructed, for instance, Air Products, one of the world's largest hydrogen producer, is all set to launch a 30 tonnes per day liquid hydrogen production plant in eastern China in 2022.Moreover, the consumption of both liquid and gaseous fuels is increasing exponentially in the country. This is anticipated to enhance the growth of syngas market over the forecast period.

Syngas Market Drivers

Usage of syngas in various industrial applications

Rising demand for fuels, fertilizers in agricultural products and others are influencing the growth of the syngas market. Polygeneration is the leading factor that is boosting the syngas market due to the reason that it can be used to derive fuels and chemicals for the purpose of power generation. Furthermore, syngas is use to produce Ammonia which is used to produce nitrogen-based fertilizer for agricultural sectors. In 2019, about 11.5 million tons of total nitrogen-based fertilizers used for agricultural purposes in Europe. Therefore, the factors are expected to show a significant impact on the market in the forecast years. The increasing use of the derivatives in different industrial applications is driving the demand of syngas market. 

Syngas for the production of Natural Gas

Syngas is primarily used to produce SNG that is used in the form of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in various industries including railways, marine, transportation and others. It can also be utilized as fuel gas engines for power supply owing to benefits such as low energy costs, increased stability and predictability. The increasing urbanization and rising income are accelerating the number of passengers which apparently drives the growth for the railway sector, for instance, compared to 2019 the revenue for Canadian railways anticipated increase of 7% in 2020. Whereas, India’s export of railways has grown at a CAGR of 31.51% during 2010-2018 to US$507.9 million. Exports of railways in 2019 stood at US$635 million.

Syngas Market Challenges

Heavy capital investments

One of the major restraints to the market is the high capital investments requirements and the long duration and time taken for the installation latest gasification techniques in the operational plants. And moreover, no existing commercial catalyst and usually requires oxygen plant. Besides, the plant has to build in such an area where there is constant availability of the required feedstock and would require heat and mass management. The limitation with the installation plant to a very extend hamper the growth of syngas market. 

Syngas Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Syngas. Major players in the Syngas Market are Dow Chemical, BASF, KBR, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Oxea, Methanex, Linde PLC, and Jiangsu Province.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches/ Product Launches

  • In May 2020, Linde PLC announced to lead a new syngas processing facility with an investment of US$250 million in Southern Louisiana, United States, for supplying hydrogen and carbon monoxide to several global chemical companies.
  • n September 2019, Air Products advanced gasification growth strategy via new syngas project with Debang Group in Jiangsu Province, China.

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1. Syngas Market- Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope 
2. Syngas Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Key Trends by Feedstock
    2.2 Key Trends by Technology
    2.3 Key Trends by Gasification
    2.4 Key Trends by Application
    2.5 Key Trends by End-Use Industry
    2.6 Key Trends by Geography
3. Syngas Market – Comparative analysis 
    3.1 Market Share Analysis- Major Companies
    3.2 Product Benchmarking- Major Companies
    3.3 Top 5 Financials Analysis
    3.4 Patent Analysis- Major Companies
    3.5 Pricing Analysis (ASPs will be provided)
4. Syngas Market - Startup companies Scenario Premium Premium
    4.1 Major startup company analysis:
        4.1.1 Investment
        4.1.2 Revenue
        4.1.3 Product portfolio
        4.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
5. Syngas Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium Premium
    5.1 Regulatory Framework Overview
    5.2 New Business and Ease of Doing Business Index
    5.3 Successful Venture Profiles
    5.4 Customer Analysis – Major companies
6. Syngas Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters Five Force Model
        6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining Powers of Buyers
        6.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
        6.3.4 Competitive Rivalry
        6.3.5 Threat of Substitutes 
7. Syngas Market – Strategic Analysis
    7.1 Value/Supply Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunity Analysis
    7.3 Product/Market Life Cycle
    7.4 Distributor Analysis – Major Companies 
8. Syngas Market – By Feedstock (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    8.1 Coal
    8.2 Biomass
    8.3 Natural Gas
    8.4 Petroleum coke
    8.5 Others
9. Syngas Market - By Technology (Market Size-US$ Million/Billion)
    9.1 Steam reforming (SR)
    9.2 Partial oxidation (POx)
    9.3 Autothermal reforming (ATR)
    9.4 Others
10. Syngas Market - By Gasification (Market Size-US$ Million/Billion)
    10.1 Fixed Bed Gasifier
    10.2 Fluidized Gasifiers
    10.3 Entrained Flow Gasifiers
    10.4 Others
11. Syngas Market- By Application (Market Size-US$ Million/Billion)
    11.1 Fuel
    11.2 Power Generation
    11.3 Generators
    11.4 Refineries
    11.5 Fertilizers and Pesticides
    11.6 Textiles 
    11.7 Others
12. Syngas Market – By End-Use Industry (Market Size -US$ Million/Billion)
    12.1 Oil and Gas
    12.2 Automotive
    12.3 Electrical and Electronics
    12.4 Marine
    12.5 Aerospace
    12.6 Chemical
    12.7 Energy
    12.8 Agriculture
    12.9 Others
13. Syngas Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    13.1 North America
        13.1.1 U.S.A
        13.1.2 Canada
        13.1.3 Mexico
    13.2 Europe
        13.2.1 UK
        13.2.2 Germany
        13.2.3 France
        13.2.4 Italy
        13.2.5 Netherland
        13.2.6 Spain
        13.2.7 Russia
        13.2.8 Belgium
        13.2.9 Rest of Europe
    13.3 Asia-Pacific
        13.3.1 China
        13.3.2 Japan
        13.3.3 India
        13.3.4 South Korea
        13.3.5 Australia and New Zealand
        13.3.6 Indonesia
        13.3.7 Taiwan
        13.3.8 Malaysia
        13.3.9 Rest of APAC
    13.4 South America
        13.4.1 Brazil
        13.4.2 Argentina
        13.4.3 Colombia
        13.4.4 Chile
        13.4.5 Rest of South America
    13.5 Rest of the World
        13.5.1 Middle East
   Saudi Arabia
   Rest of the Middle East
        13.5.2 Africa
   South Africa
   Rest of Africa
14. Syngas Market – Entropy
    14.1 New Product Launches
    14.2 M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
15. Syngas Market – Market Share Analysis Premium
    15.1 Company Benchmarking Matrix – Major Companies
    15.2 Market Share by Key Region - Major companies
    15.3 Market Share by Key Country - Major companies
    15.4 Market Share by Key Application - Major companies
    15.5 Market Share by Key Product Type/Product category - Major companies
16. Syngas Market – Key Company List by Country Premium Premium
17. Syngas Market Company Analysis - Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, and Developments
    17.1 Company 1
    17.2 Company 2
    17.3 Company 3
    17.4 Company 4
    17.5 Company 5
    17.6 Company 6
    17.7 Company 7
    17.8 Company 8
    17.9 Company 9
    17.10 Company 10 and more
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