Asia-Pacific Liquefaction Market, By Mode of Supply (Bunkering/Ship, Pipeline, Truck, and Rail), Application (Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Power Generation, Industrial Feedstock, and Others), Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.
Asia-Pacific Liquefaction Market Analysis and Insights
The Asia-Pacific liquefaction market is expected to gain significant growth in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. Data Bridge Market Research analyzes that the market is growing with a CAGR of 5.9% in the forecast period of 2023 to 2030 and is expected to reach USD 424,339.95 thousand by 2030. The major factor driving the market growth is that people are becoming more environmentally conscious about diesel and gasoline.
Liquefaction is the process of converting a gaseous material into a liquid. This variation is caused by changes in physical variables such as temperature, pressure, and volume. Gas liquefaction is the process of cooling gas to a temperature below its boiling point so that it may be stored and delivered in liquid form.
The Asia-Pacific liquefaction market report provides details of market share, new developments, and the impact of domestic and localized market players, analysis opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, products approvals, strategic decisions, product launches, geographic expansions, and technological innovations in the market. To understand the analysis and the market scenario contact us for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you create a revenue impact solution to achieve your desired goal.
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable to 2020 - 2015)
Revenue in USD Thousand
By Mode of Supply (Bunkering/Ship, Pipeline, Truck, and Rail), Application (Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Power Generation, Industrial Feedstock, and Others).
Japan, China, South Korea, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific.
Market Players Covered
Linde plc, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Baker Hughes Company, Shell plc, Honeywell International Inc., Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG, ENGIE, Excelerate Energy, Inc., Eni SpA, and Kunlun Energy Company Limited
Liquefaction is a process that produces liquid from gas and solid compounds. It occurs both artificially and naturally. For instance, the major commercial application of this liquefaction process is the liquefaction of air, which allow the separation of elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, and noble gases.
Asia-Pacific Liquefaction Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, opportunities, restraints, and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail below:
- People are Becoming more Environmentally Conscious about Diesel and Gasoline
Diesel or gasoline emissions have an impact on human health, the environment, Asia-Pacific climate, and environmental justice. Exposure to diesel pollution can cause major health problems such as asthma and respiratory infections, as well as aggravate pre-existing heart and lung disease, particularly in children and the elderly. Diesel engine emissions lead to the formation of ground-level ozone, which harms crops, trees, and other plants. Acid rain is also produced with this emission, which affects land, lakes, and streams and enters the human food chain through water, producing meat and fish.
The harmful consequences of diesel and gasoline cause people to grasp environmental concerns and raise awareness about the environment and the use of diesel and gasoline. This assists them in their hunt for a fuel that has a lower environmental effect than diesel or gasoline. This has prompted businesses to adopt green solutions. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has lately been employed as a diesel and gasoline substitute. It is a clean fuel that offers customers a cost-effective alternative.
- Increasing LNG Demand in Bunkering, Road Transportation, and Off-Grid Power
Over the previous decade, there has been a major increase in industry and urbanization, resulting in an increase in carbon and greenhouse gases Asia-Pacific. To minimize carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, governments are encouraging the use of natural gas in power generation and automotive fuel.
As a result, governments are implementing a variety of policies to encourage the use of CNG and LNG-powered cars, such as offering subsidies and tax breaks to automakers and customers. As a result, Asia-Pacific natural gas consumption has grown in the recent decade. As a result, its use in bunkering, power generation, and road transportation is rising.
- Expansion of Research and Development (R&D) Activities
LNG is utilized for transporting natural gas to distant markets. However, the high costs of production, transportation, and storage have limited the expansion of LNG technology to certain circumstances when there are no other cheaper means to transport the NG. However, market and political challenges surrounding NG are growing interest in this alternative transportation technology, which has the advantage of expanding possible markets for sellers and prospective suppliers for buyers. The expanding interest has resulted in ever-increasing expenditures in LNG R&D, as well as its uses.
Pretreatments, acid gas removal, dehydration, and liquefaction are the four steps of an LNG plant. The R&D activities are primarily focused on the liquefaction stage, with the goal of introducing technologies that can minimize energy consumption and increase liquefaction process efficiency. The primary liquefaction process and inventions include the C3-MR technique, AP-X method, Cascade method, and Double Mixed Refrigerant (DMR) method. Because all of these designs consume a significant amount of energy (mostly for refrigeration compressors), increasing R&D efforts are being directed toward process optimization. The primary R&D activities are focused on the design and optimization of cryogenic heat exchangers, the enhancement of refrigerant compressors, and the efficiency of compressor drivers.
In LNG transportation technologies, two vessel technologies are used: the Floating Storage Unit (FSU) and the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU). The sector's R&D is primarily focused on improving FSRU performance and lowering prices, making the FSRU an appealing fast-track option for small markets and emerging nations.
- Expanding Both Offshore and Onshore Building Activity
The contemporary world's offshore and onshore building operations are developing as the number of projects grows. More liquefaction projects are being developed.
Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) systems are a relatively recent LNG industry technology. They are used to liquefy natural gas generated from offshore fields that are too far offshore for onshore liquefaction. FLNG systems are water-based boats that are placed over an underwater natural gas field. FLNG systems, in general, generate, process, liquefy, store, and transfer LNG to Asia-Pacific markets by carrier ship or to onshore infrastructure that transfers the gas to domestic markets. FSRUs are specialized ships or offshore vessels that collect, store, and evaporate LNG to supply fuel for power production, feedstock for industrial processes, heat for residential and commercial buildings, and other end-uses.
- Emerging New Projects of Liquefaction
In recent years, investment choices in LNG liquefaction plants are growing, paving the way for worldwide capacity to expand more. Much of this investment has been fueled by contract structure trends that allow developers to meet project milestones at a faster rate than in the past. This is due to sustained demand growth generated by rising economies, as well as an increase in market participants.
Long-term market confidence has been critical in supporting these decisions since a liquefaction project might take ten years or more from early planning to first gas supplies to market. Investment milestones are crucial for projects that have progressed beyond the planning stage if they intend to capture medium-term demand and beyond. Investors have been keen to accelerate activity and authorize projects in a market with several competing projects before this window of opportunity expires.
This significant surge in LNG investment over the last two years has also coincided with a change away from traditional methods of establishing LNG liquefaction plants. Developers take FID under classic offtake models once project offtake is secured through long-term supply contracts with third parties. This traditional technique offers investor trust, but organizing offtake for an entire project with various counterparties is time-consuming and costly for developers.
- Rising Applications of Liquefaction
The process of converting a gas to a liquid is known as liquefaction. Liquefaction is a significant economic process since liquid chemicals take up considerably less space than gaseous substances. Liquefied gases are most commonly utilized in the compact storage and transfer of combustible fuels used for heating, cooking, or powering motor vehicles. For this reason, two types of liquefied gases are frequently employed commercially: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). LPG is a liquid-state combination of gases derived from natural gas or petroleum. The combination is kept in containers that can sustain extremely high pressures. LNG is similar to LPG in that practically has every composition such as propane and butane except methane. LNG and LPG have numerous applications in common.
Liquefied gases and liquefaction procedures are employed in a range of operations in various industries such as medicinal, industrial, scientific, and so on. Preservation of Biosamples, such as freezing the sperm using liquid nitrogen, or using liquid oxygen in hospitals to offer patients with respiratory issues a healthier breath. Aqualung devices can employ a mix of liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen.
Gas liquefaction is utilized in refrigeration systems. Liquid ammonia is used to chill ice plants. The liquid oxygen and hydrogen generated by the gas liquefaction technique are utilized in rocket propellants. Gases may be easily stored and transported using this method. For example, in air conditioning systems where stored liquid gas, such as R-290 or R-600A, is utilized as a refrigerant. In the industrial sector, liquid acetylene and liquid oxygen can be utilized for welding. Liquefaction of gases is also essential in the realm of cryogenics research. Liquid helium is commonly employed in the research of matter's behavior at temperatures near absolute zero, 0 K (zero Kelvin).
Currently, liquefied hydrogen is mostly employed in space applications and the semiconductor sector. While renewable energy applications, such as the automotive sector, presently provide just a tiny portion of this demand, their need may experience a major increase in the coming years, with the requirement for large-scale liquefaction facilities well exceeding the existing plant sizes.
- Limited Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Receiving
LNG is playing an increasingly essential role in the worldwide natural gas market. Natural gas consumption will rise Asia-Pacific in the next few years. Ships transfer LNG to unloading stations at storage depots. Some LNG evaporates into the gas phase during the storage stages. Boil-off gas is the name given to evaporate LNG (BOG). LNG is kept in cryogenic storage. The evaporation process is influenced by heat flow. It shows that a tiny proportion or portion of LNG is continuously boiling out as a result of heat during the storage procedure. Increased evaporation may have a detrimental impact on the LNG storage process's stability and safety. Due to LNG storage concerns, remote locations, and rising costs, there is a scarcity of LNG-receiving terminal infrastructure.
- Strict Liquefaction Regulations and Standards
The process of converting a gas to a liquid is known as liquefaction. The products of liquefied gases are less harmful to the environment. It is also necessary to consider specific aspects such as how they are manufactured, stored, and transported, as well as the potential harm that liquefied gaseous goods might cause. All of them are carried out by each government or country throughout the world, which has established tight laws, guidelines, and standards for their regulated use without causing harm to the environment or people.
Asia-Pacific Liquefaction Market Scope
The Asia-Pacific liquefaction market is segmented into two notable segments based on mode of supply and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze major growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to make strategic decisions to identify core market applications.
Mode of Supply
Based on mode of supply, the market is segmented into bunkering/ship, pipeline, truck, and rail.
- Chemicals and Petrochemicals
- Power Generation
- Industrial Feedstock
Based on application, the market is segmented into chemicals and petrochemicals, power generation, industrial feedstock, and others.
Asia-Pacific Liquefaction Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The Asia-Pacific liquefaction market is segmented into two notable segments based on mode of supply and application.
The countries covered in the Asia-Pacific liquefaction market are Japan, China, South Korea, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, and rest of Asia-Pacific. China is dominating the Asia-Pacific liquefaction market in terms of market share and market revenue as people are becoming more environmentally conscious about diesel and gasoline.
The country section of the report also provides individual market-impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, porter's five forces analysis, and case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of Asia-Pacific brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Asia-Pacific Liquefaction Market Share Analysis
Asia-Pacific liquefaction market competitive landscape provides details of competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, production sites and facilities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product approvals, patents, product width and breadth, application dominance, and product lifeline curve. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to the market.
Some of the prominent participants operating in the Asia-Pacific liquefaction market are Linde plc, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Baker Hughes Company, Shell plc, Honeywell International Inc., Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG, ENGIE, Excelerate Energy, Inc., Eni SpA, and Kunlun Energy Company Limited.