Foreseeing the rising importance of renewable chemicals, major players in the chemicals industry such as Dow and BASF have already begun focusing on this market. Though the alcohols segment holds the largest share in the overall renewable chemicals market, the polymers segment is expected to gain the maximum growth rate for the next five years. Bio-polymers are expected to command a significant share in the overall polymers market mostly due to their applications in the manufacture of biodegradable and compostable plastics and consumer goods such as cell phones and laptops. Platform chemicals also play an important role in the renewable chemicals market since their multiple functional groups can be converted to families of other highly useful chemicals.
Market estimates and forecast
The report provides in-depth market estimates and forecast for global renewable chemicals market as follows:
Products: Alcohols, organic chemicals, ketones, polymers, and other markets.
Application: Industrial, transportation, textiles, food safety, environment, communication, housing, recreation, health and hygiene, and other applications.
Catalysis: Biocatalysis and chemical catalysis
Technology: Thermo-chemical conversion, fermentation and bioconversion, product separation and bioconversion, enzymatic hydrolysis, gasification-fermentation, acid hydrolysis, biochemical-thermochemical, biochem-organisolve, fischer-tropsch diesel, reductive transformation, dehydrative transformation, and other technologies.
Platform Chemicals: 1, 4-diacids, 2, 5-furan dicarboxylic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, aspartic acid, glucaric acid, glutamic acid, itaconic acid, levulinic acid, glycerol, and other chemicals.
Bio feedstock: Starch, cellulose, lignin and oil/fats/protein.
Source: Plant biomass, animal biomass, and marine biomass.
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1.1. Key takeaways
1.2. Report description
1.3. Market covered
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1. Driving factors analysis for renewable chemicals market
3.2.1. Economic and environmental pressure on petroleum-derived feedstock
3.2.2. Growing popularity of platform chemicals and biopolymers
3.2.3. Growing industrial responsibility
3.2.4. Consumer awareness and end-product acceptance
3.2.5. Increased decoupling from food supply chain
3.3.1. Problems associated with the production process
3.3.2. Cost of production inhibiting growth of polymers
3.4.1. Improvement in chemical conversion can improve yields
3.4.2. Opportunities presented by lignin
3.4.3. Under-penetration in Asian countries
4. RENEWABLE CHEMICALS PRODUCTS
18.104.22.168. Multiple sources eco-friendly receive governmental support
22.214.171.124. ‘green image’ garners public favor
126.96.36.199. Relatively lower price-sensitivity
4.1.3. C1 and C2
4.1.4. C3 and above
4.2. Organic acids
4.2.1. C1 and C2 acids
188.8.131.52. Formic acid
184.108.40.206. Acetic acid
220.127.116.11. Glycolic acid
4.2.2. C3 and above
18.104.22.168. Propionic acid
22.214.171.124. Butyric acid
4.3.2. Methyl ethyl ketone
4.4.1. Market drivers
126.96.36.199. Technology push
188.8.131.52. Economical benefit
184.108.40.206. Reduced correlation with food supply
220.127.116.11. At par with conventional petrochemical derived polymers
18.104.22.168. Lack of cost competitiveness
22.214.171.124. Limited potential in certain high growth areas
126.96.36.199. Wider range of applications
188.8.131.52. Biotechnology companies
4.4.4. Polylactic acid
4.4.6. Polyvinyl acetate
4.4.7. Polyamino acids
4.4.8. Polyglycolic acid
5. RENEWABLE CHEMICALS APPLICATION
5.1.3. Corrosion inhibitor
5.1.4. Emission abatement
5.1.5. Specialty lubricants
5.2.6. Wiper fluids
5.3.3. Fabric coatings
5.3.4. Foam cushions
5.4. Food preservation & production enhancement
5.4.3. Food packaging
5.4.4. Antimicrobial packaging
5.4.6. Beverage bottles
5.8.Health & hygiene
184.108.40.206. Improved enzymes help in better industrial processes
220.127.116.11. Benefits over chemical catalysis
18.104.22.168. High specificity and multi-step reactions yield improved results
22.214.171.124. Governmental concern over environmental issues
126.96.36.199. Slower process increases production costs
188.8.131.52. Limited ‘biocatalyst inventory’
184.108.40.206. Limited knowledge of industrially significant reactions
220.127.116.11. Cost-effective preparation of biocatalysts
18.104.22.168. Lower water and energy consumption
6.2. Chemical catalysis
22.214.171.124. Faster and simpler processes
126.96.36.199. Development of heterogeneous catalysts
6.2.2. Restraints & Opportunities
188.8.131.52. High energy requirements
7.1. Thermochemical conversion
7.4. Hydrothermal upgrading
7.5. Fermentation and bioconversion
7.6. Product separation and upgrading
7.7. Enzymatic hydrolysis
7.9. Acid hydrolysis
7.12. Fischer tropsch diesel
7.13. Reductive transformation
7.14. Dehydrative transformation
8. PLATFORM CHEMICALS
8.1. 1, 4-diacids
8.1.1. Succinic acid
184.108.40.206.1. Commercial use for derivatives
220.127.116.11.2. Application in varied industries
18.104.22.168.3. Demand expected to see double digit rise
22.214.171.124. Restraints and opportunities
8.2. Fumaric acid
8.3. 2, 5- furan dicarboxylic acid
126.96.36.199. Fdca derivatives have wide-ranging applications
188.8.131.52. Non-selective dehydration of sugar
184.108.40.206. Lack of knowledge about polymer formation
220.127.116.11. Problem of non selective production of FCDA to be removed
18.104.22.168. Overcoming technological barriers
8.4. 3- Hydroxypropionic acid
22.214.171.124. Uses only via renewable feedstock route
126.96.36.199. Wide ranging applications
188.8.131.52. Fermentation routes still expensive
184.108.40.206. New catalysts increase R&D costs
8.5. Aspartic acid
220.127.116.11. Several benefits to producers
18.104.22.168. Market potential for amino analogs
22.214.171.124. An alternative direct fermentation route
126.96.36.199. Better quality products
8.6. Glucaric acid
8.7. Glutamic acid
8.8. Itaconic acid
8.9. Levulinic acid
188.8.131.52. All derivatives of levulinic acid of significant value
184.108.40.206. Demand associated with that of biodiesel
220.127.116.11. Cost effectiveness and biodegradable products
9. BIOFEEDSTOCK AND SOURCE
10. GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
10.1. The u.s. Renewable chemicals market
10.2. The european renewable chemicals market
10.3. The asian renewable chemicals market
11. COMPANY PROFILES
11.1. Abengoa bioenergy
11.2. Altus pharmaceuticals
11.3. Archer-daniels-midland company
11.5. Avantium technologies
11.9. Bluefire ethanol
11.11. Cargill inc.
11.12. Chevron corporation
11.13. Codexis, inc.
11.14. Croda inc.
11.15. Degussa evonik
11.16. Dow chemical company
11.19. Eastman chemicals
11.20. Ensyn technologies inc.
11.21. Genecor international, inc.
11.22. General biomass company
11.23. Greenfield ethanol, inc.
11.24. Gushan environmental energy
11.25. Ineos bio
11.26. Innovia films
11.27. Inventure chemicals
11.28. Iogen corporation
11.29. Materia, inc.
11.30. Nature works llc
11.32. Panda ethanol
11.33. Purac biochem bv
11.34. Pure vision technology
11.35. Sapphire energy, inc.
11.37. Solvay chemicals
11.38. Spartan chemical company inc.
11.39. Uop llc
11.40. Verenium corporation
12. PATENT ANALYSIS
12.1.1. U.s. Patents
12.1.2. E.u. Patents
12.1.3. Asia patents