Global Renewable Chemicals Market (2009 - 2014)

Date: August 22, 2009
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Global Renewable Chemicals Market (2009 - 2014)
The global renewable chemicals market is estimated to reach US$ 59 billion in 2014 from about US$ 45 billion in 2009. The driving behind the growth of the renewable chemicals market is the low requirement of capital for both production as well as feedstock. Moreover, consumer demand for ‘green’ products has also been driving the market for renewable chemicals, along with governmental support to the industry for reducing dependence on finite non-renewable petroleum feedstock as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The growth of industrial biotechnology has also contributed to the growth of the overall renewable chemicals market due to their innovations in biocatalysis for manufacturing renewable chemicals. Apart from their industrial applications, renewable chemicals are also used in pharmaceutical and consumer products. In light of all these factors, the renewable chemicals industry is expected to weather the recent economic recession.

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.

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. This report will also provide more than 100 market tables for various geographic regions covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report also provides 50 company profiles for each of its sub-segments.

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1.1. Key takeaways
1.2. Report description
1.3. Market covered
1.4. Stakeholders



3.1. Driving factors analysis for renewable chemicals market
3.2. Drivers
  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. Restraints
  3.3.1. Problems associated with the production process
  3.3.2. Cost of production inhibiting growth of polymers
3.4. Opportunities
  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


4.1. Alcohols
  4.1.1. Drivers Multiple sources eco-friendly receive governmental support ‘green image’ garners public favor Relatively lower price-sensitivity
  4.1.2. Restraints
  4.1.3. C1 and C2 Methanol Ethanol
  4.1.4. C3 and above 1-propanol Isobutanol 1-pentanol 2-propanol 2-ethyl-1-hexanol 1-nonanol 2-octanol 1-octanol 1-decanol 1-dodecanol
4.2. Organic acids
  4.2.1. C1 and C2 acids Formic acid Acetic acid Glycolic acid
  4.2.2. C3 and above Propionic acid Butyric acid
4.3. Ketones
  4.3.1. Acetone
  4.3.2. Methyl ethyl ketone
4.4. Polymers
  4.4.1. Market drivers Technology push Economical benefit Reduced correlation with food supply At par with conventional petrochemical derived polymers
  4.4.2. Restraints Lack of cost competitiveness Limited potential in certain high growth areas
  4.4.3. Opportunities Wider range of applications Biotechnology companies
  4.4.4. Polylactic acid
  4.4.5. Polyhydroxyalkanoates
  4.4.6. Polyvinyl acetate
  4.4.7. Polyamino acids
  4.4.8. Polyglycolic acid
  4.4.9. Polyacrylamide


5.1. Industrial
  5.1.1. Drivers
  5.1.2. Restraints
  5.1.3. Corrosion inhibitor
  5.1.4. Emission abatement
  5.1.5. Specialty lubricants
5.2. Transportation
  5.2.1. Drivers
  5.2.2. Restraints
  5.2.3. Fuels
  5.2.4. Oxygenates
  5.2.5. Anti-freeze
  5.2.6. Wiper fluids
5.3. Textiles
  5.3.1. Carpets
  5.3.2. Fabrics
  5.3.3. Fabric coatings
  5.3.4. Foam cushions
5.4. Food preservation & production enhancement
  5.4.1. Drivers
  5.4.2. Restraints
  5.4.3. Food packaging
  5.4.4. Antimicrobial packaging
  5.4.5. Fertilizers
  5.4.6. Beverage bottles

5.5. Environment
5.6. Housing
5.7. Recreation
5.8.Health & hygiene


6.1. Biocatalysis
  6.1.1. Drivers Improved enzymes help in better industrial processes Benefits over chemical catalysis High specificity and multi-step reactions yield improved results Governmental concern over environmental issues
  6.1.2. Restraints Slower process increases production costs Limited ‘biocatalyst inventory’ Limited knowledge of industrially significant reactions
  6.1.3. Opportunities Cost-effective preparation of biocatalysts Lower water and energy consumption
  6.1.4. Enzymes
6.2. Chemical catalysis
  6.2.1. Drivers Faster and simpler processes Development of heterogeneous catalysts
  6.2.2. Restraints & Opportunities High energy requirements


7.1. Thermochemical conversion
7.2. Gasification
7.3. Pyrolysis
7.4. Hydrothermal upgrading
7.5. Fermentation and bioconversion
7.6. Product separation and upgrading
7.7. Enzymatic hydrolysis
7.8. Gasification-fermentation
7.9. Acid hydrolysis
7.10. Biochemical-thermochemical
7.11. Biochem-organisolve
7.12. Fischer tropsch diesel
7.13. Reductive transformation
7.14. Dehydrative transformation


8.1. 1, 4-diacids
  8.1.1. Succinic acid Drivers Commercial use for derivatives Application in varied industries Demand expected to see double digit rise Restraints and opportunities
8.2. Fumaric acid
  8.2.1. Drivers
  8.2.2. Restraints
8.3. 2, 5- furan dicarboxylic acid
  8.3.1. Drivers Fdca derivatives have wide-ranging applications
  8.3.2. Restraint Non-selective dehydration of sugar Lack of knowledge about polymer formation
  8.3.3. Opportunities Problem of non selective production of FCDA to be removed Overcoming technological barriers
8.4. 3- Hydroxypropionic acid
  8.4.1. Drivers Uses only via renewable feedstock route Wide ranging applications
  8.4.2. Restraints Fermentation routes still expensive New catalysts increase R&D costs
8.5. Aspartic acid
  8.5.1. Drivers Several benefits to producers Market potential for amino analogs
  8.5.2. Opportunities An alternative direct fermentation route Better quality products
8.6. Glucaric acid
8.7. Glutamic acid
8.8. Itaconic acid
8.9. Levulinic acid
  8.9.1. Drivers All derivatives of levulinic acid of significant value
  8.9.2. Opportunities
8.10. Glycerol
  8.10.1. Drivers Demand associated with that of biodiesel Cost effectiveness and biodegradable products
  8.10.2. Restraints
  8.10.3. Opportunities



10.1. The u.s. Renewable chemicals market
10.2. The european renewable chemicals market
10.3. The asian renewable chemicals market


11.1. Abengoa bioenergy
11.2. Altus pharmaceuticals
11.3. Archer-daniels-midland company
11.4. Arkenol
11.5. Avantium technologies
11.6. Basf
11.7. Bio-amber
11.8. Bio-mer
11.9. Bluefire ethanol
11.10. Braskem
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
11.17. Dsm
11.18. Dupont
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
11.31. Novozymes
11.32. Panda ethanol
11.33. Purac biochem bv
11.34. Pure vision technology
11.35. Sapphire energy, inc.
11.36. Seambiotic
11.37. Solvay chemicals
11.38. Spartan chemical company inc.
11.39. Uop llc
11.40. Verenium corporation


12.1. Appendix
   12.1.1. U.s. Patents
   12.1.2. E.u. Patents
   12.1.3. Asia patents

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