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Renewable Chemicals Market – Alcohols (Ethanol, Methanol), Biopolymers (Starch, PLA, PHA, Polyethylene & Others), Platform Chemicals & Others - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Publishing Date: June 2013
Report Code: CH 2063

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The renewable chemical market is driven by the increasing demand from the food packaging industry, biodegradable & compostable plastics, and other consumer products. The renewable chemicals market is estimated to reach $84.8 billion by 2018 with a CARG of 7.7%. While alcohols currently form the largest segment of the renewable chemicals market, the polymers segment holds the maximum growth potential at an expected CAGR of 13% from 2013 to 2018.

The renewable chemicals market includes all the chemicals obtained from renewable feedstock such as agricultural raw materials, agricultural waste products or biomass microorganisms etc. The development of this market is driven by the fact that renewable chemicals decouple economic growth from finite, non-renewable resource consumption, and also help diversify the feedstock portfolio.

The renewable chemicals market is currently facing considerable competition from conventional chemicals derived from petrochemical feedstock. Because the chemicals market is susceptible to the volatility in crude oil prices, market participants are increasingly experiencing the need to make a paradigm shift from petrochemical feedstock to renewable feedstock. This move would not only bring in economic benefits, it would also successfully address the rising concern over greenhouse gas emissions and their lasting impact on the natural environment.

We have used various secondary sources such as The company’s Annual Reports, Organizational Websites and Databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of renewable chemicals. The primary sources – selected experts from related industries and selected suppliers have been interviewed to obtain & verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of renewable chemicals.

This report analyzes the global markets for major renewable chemicals such as alcohols, polymers, ketones, and acids; along with the major applications of renewable chemicals. The report also analyzes various end-use segments for these products; and familiarizes the industry players with the market trends, opportunities, drivers, and inhibitors.

This report identifies the factors driving as well as inhibiting the growth of each segment to support its analysis of market trends and forecasts. The market segments are sized for major geographical markets of North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (ROW). In addition to the market size, data trends, and forecasts, the report also highlights key market opportunities for the stakeholders and presents a competitive landscape analysis in which it profiles the key market developments of the top 20 companies in the renewable chemicals space.

We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the global renewable chemical market include U.S. based Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Amyris Inc., BioAmber, Cargill Inc., DuPont, Metabolix Inc., NatureWorks LLC, The Dow Chemical Company, Germany based BASF and Evonik Industries, and Royale DSM N.V. (The Netherlands)

Scope of the report:

The present report uses the term “renewable chemicals” to refer to chemicals derived from renewable sources or raw materials. The report classifies the global renewable chemicals market into:

Products:

Various renewable chemicals and polymers covered in this report are as follows:

Renewable Chemicals Market

Applications:

  • Transportation
  • Textiles
  • Food safety
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Housing
  • Recreation
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Bio-Medical
  • Agriculture
  • Other Applications

Geography:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia and
  • ROW.

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction  (Page No. - 23)
  1.1 Key Take-Aways
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Market Covered
  1.4 Stakeholders
  1.5 Research Methodology
      1.5.1 Market Size
      1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
      1.5.3 Major Secondary Sources Used
      1.5.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
      1.5.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

2 Executive Summary  (Page No. - 29)

3 Market Overview  (Page No. - 31)
  3.1 Introduction
      3.1.1 Major Renewable Chemicals
      3.1.2 Sources Of Renewable Chemicals
  3.2 Value Chain
  3.3 Market Dynamics
      3.3.1 Drivers
            3.3.1.1 Abundant & Low-Cost Feedstock
            3.3.1.2 Technological Innovations
            3.3.1.3 Consumer Acceptance For Eco-Friendly Products
            3.3.1.4 Government Support For Eco-Friendly Sources & Processes
            3.3.1.5 Growing Popularity Of Biopolymers & Platform Chemicals
            3.3.1.6 Boost For Rural Economy
            3.3.1.7 Increase Funding/Support For Renewable Chemical Companies
      3.3.2 Restraints
            3.3.2.1 Production Issues
            3.3.2.2 Cost Issues
            3.3.2.3 Trade-Off With Vital Resources
      3.3.3 Opportunities
            3.3.3.1 Chemical Conversion Can Improve Yields
            3.3.3.2 Collaboration With Universities
            3.3.3.3 New Product Development
                    3.3.3.3.1 Lignin
                    3.3.3.3.2 Isobutanol
  3.4 Burning Issues
      3.4.1 Further Scope For Improvement In Technology
      3.4.2 Increasing Concerns Over Food Security And Land Usage
  3.5 Winning Imperatives
      3.5.1 Product Development Through Partnership And Collaboration
  3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      3.6.1 Degree Of Competition
      3.6.2 Suppliers’ Power
      3.6.3 Buyers’ Power
      3.6.4 Threat Of Substitutes
      3.6.5 Threat Of New Entrants
  3.7 Patent Analysis

4 Renewable Chemicals, By Product Types  (Page No. - 58)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Alcohols
      4.2.1 Drivers & Restraints
            4.2.1.1 Lower GHG Emissions
            4.2.1.2 Governmental Support For Eco-Friendly Fuel
            4.2.1.3 Lower Price-Sensitivity
      4.2.2 C1 And C2
            4.2.2.1 Methanol
            4.2.2.2 Ethanol
                    4.2.2.2.1 Ethanol Blends
                    4.2.2.2.2 Use Of Food Crop As Feedstock
      4.2.3 Raw Material Analysis
            4.2.3.1 Corn
                    4.2.3.1.1 U.S. Is The Leader In Corn Production
                    4.2.3.1.2 Export Import Analysis
            4.2.3.2 Sugarcane
                    4.2.3.2.1 Brazil Is The Leader In Sugracane Production
                    4.2.3.2.2 Export Import Analysis
            4.2.3.3 Sugar Beet
                    4.2.3.3.1 Russian Federation Is The Leader In Sugar Beet Production
                    4.2.3.3.2 Export Import Analysis
            4.2.3.4 Wheat
                    4.2.3.4.1 Eu-27 (Europe-27) Is The Leader In Wheat Production
                    4.2.3.4.2 Export Import Analysis
            4.2.3.5 Cassava
                    4.2.3.5.1 Nigeria Is The Leading Producer Of Cassava
                    4.2.3.5.2 Export Import Analysis
            4.2.3.6 Bagasse
                    4.2.3.6.1 Export Import Analysis
      4.2.4 Production & Revenue Forecasts
      4.2.5 C3 (Propanol)
      4.2.6 C4 (Isobutanol)
      4.2.7 C5 & Above
            4.2.7.1 Pentanol
            4.2.7.2 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol
            4.2.7.3 1-Nonanol
            4.2.7.4 2-Octanol
            4.2.7.5 1-Octanol
            4.2.7.6 1-Dodecanol
  4.3 Polymers
      4.3.1 Market Drivers
            4.3.1.1 Economic Benefits
            4.3.1.2 New Technology Developments
      4.3.2 Restraint
            4.3.2.1 Lack Of Cost Competitiveness
      4.3.3 Opportunity
            4.3.3.1 Increasing Range Of Applications
      4.3.4 Polylactic Acid (PLA)
            4.3.4.1 Introduction
            4.3.4.2 Evolution Of PLA
            4.3.4.3 Production And Revenue Forecasts
            4.3.4.4 Market Share Analysis
            4.3.4.5 Pla Applications
            4.3.4.6 Regional Consumption
      4.3.5 Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
            4.3.5.1 Global PHA Consumption V/S Revenue
            4.3.5.2 PHA Production Capacity
            4.3.5.3 PHA Consumption, By Applications
            4.3.5.4 PHA Consumption, By Geography
      4.3.6 Bio Based Starch Plastics
            4.3.6.1 Production And Revenue Forecasts
            4.3.6.2 Starch Based Plastic Applications
      4.3.7 Bio Based Polyethylene
            4.3.7.1 Production And Revenue Estimates
            4.3.7.2 Bio Based Polyethylene Applications
            4.3.7.3 Market Share Analysis
      4.3.8 Polyvinyl Acetate
      4.3.9 Polyamino Acids
      4.3.10 Polyglycolic Acid
      4.3.11 Polyacrylamide
  4.4 Organic Acids
      4.4.1 Formic Acid
      4.4.2 Acetic Acid
      4.4.3 Glycolic Acid
      4.4.4 Butyric Acid
  4.5 Ketones
      4.5.1 Acetone
      4.5.2 Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  4.6 Others
      4.6.1 1,3-Propanediol (1,3-Pdo)
            4.6.1.1 Production Capacity
                    4.6.1.1.1 Scenario-1
                    4.6.1.1.2 Scenario-2
            4.6.1.2 Global 1,3-Pdo Consumption
            4.6.1.3 Applications
      4.6.2 Epichlorohydrin
            4.6.2.1 Production Process
            4.6.2.2 Market Share Analysis-Bio Based ECH
      4.6.3 1,4-Butanediol
            4.6.3.1 Bio-BDO
                    4.6.3.1.1 Production Process Of 1,4-BDO

5 Platform Chemicals  (Page No. - 130)
  5.1 Introduction
  5.2 1, 4-Diacids
      5.2.1 Fumaric Acid
      5.2.2 Succinic Acid
            5.2.2.1 Drivers & Opportunities
                    5.2.2.1.1 Applications In Varied Industries
                    5.2.2.1.2 Commercial Use For Derivatives
                    5.2.2.1.3 Initiatives By Industry Participants
            5.2.2.2 Succinic Acid Consumption
  5.3 2, 5- Furan Dicarboxylic Acid
      5.3.1 Drivers & Restraints
            5.3.1.1 Derivatives Have Wide-Ranging Applications
            5.3.1.2 Lack Of Knowledge About Polymer Formation
            5.3.1.3 Non-Selective Dehydration Of Sugar
  5.4 3-Hydroxypropionic Acid
      5.4.1 Drivers & Restraints
            5.4.1.1 Wide-Ranging Applications
            5.4.1.2 Need For New Catalysts Increases R&D Costs
  5.5 Aspartic Acid
      5.5.1 Drivers
            5.5.1.1 Benefits To Producers
            5.5.1.2 Market Potential Of Amino Analogs
      5.5.2 Opportunities
            5.5.2.1 An Alternative, Direct Fermentation Route
            5.5.2.2 Better Quality Products
  5.6 Levulinic Acid
      5.6.1 Drivers & Opportunities
            5.6.1.1 Derivatives Hold Significant Value
            5.6.1.2 Improved Yields & Widening Applications
  5.7 Glycerol
      5.7.1 Drivers
            5.7.1.1 Increasing Demand For Bio-Diesel
            5.7.1.2 Increasing Cost-Effectiveness
  5.8 Itaconic Acid
  5.9 Glucaric Acid
  5.10 Glutamic Acid

6 Renewable Chemicals Market, By Applications  (Page No. - 151)
  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 Industrial
  6.3 Transportation
  6.4 Food Packaging & Beverage Bottling
  6.5 Bio-Medical
  6.6 Fertilizers
  6.7 Agriculture
  6.8 Textiles
  6.9 Environment
  6.10 Housing
  6.11 Recreation
  6.12 Health & Hygiene

7 Renewable Chemicals Market, By Geography  (Page No. - 158)
  7.1 Introduction
  7.2 U.S.
  7.3 Brazil
  7.4 Europe
  7.5 Asia

8 Catalysis & Technologies  (Page No. - 174)
  8.1 Introduction
  8.2 Biocatalysis
      8.2.1 Drivers
            8.2.1.1 High Specificity And Multi-Step Reactions
            8.2.1.2 Improved Enzymes Enhance Industrial Processes
      8.2.2 Restraints & Opportunities
            8.2.2.1 Slower Process Increases Production Costs
            8.2.2.2 Limited Biocatalyst Inventory
            8.2.2.3 Lesser Water And Energy Consumption
  8.3 Chemical Catalysis
      8.3.1 Drivers & Restraints
            8.3.1.1 Faster And Simpler Processes
            8.3.1.2 High Energy Requirements
  8.4 Thermo-Chemical Conversion
      8.4.1 Gasification
      8.4.2 Pyrolysis
      8.4.3 Hydrothermal Upgrading
      8.4.4 Fermentation & Bioconversion
      8.4.5 Product Separation & Upgrading
      8.4.6 Enzymatic Hydrolysis
      8.4.7 Gasification-Fermentation
      8.4.8 Acid Hydrolysis
      8.4.9 Biochemical-Thermochemical
      8.4.10 Biochem-Organisolve
      8.4.11 Fischer Tropsch Diesel
      8.4.12 Reductive Transformation
      8.4.13 Dehydrative Transformation

9 Coconut & Palm Oil  (Page No. - 185)
  9.1 Introduction
  9.2 Palm Oil Better Feedstock Than Coconut Oil
  9.3 Palm Oil Delivers Better Productivity Than Coconut Oil
  9.4 Expected Volume Shift Of Palm Oil & Coconut Oil
  9.5 Growing Environmental Concern Over Increased Volumes Of Palm Oil Production
  9.6 Strategic Recommendations

10 C11 Polyamides & Derivatives (Page No. - 192)
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 China: The Biggest Consumer Of Castor Oil
   10.3 Personal Care & Detergents: Key End-User Segment For Castor Oil Derivatives
   10.4 Polyamide 11: A Key Castor Oil Derivative
        10.4.1 Polyamide 11 Applications
        10.4.2 High Performance Polymers Deliver Performance At A Price
   10.5 Strategic Recommendations

11 Methyl Ester  (Page No. - 202)
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Application
   11.3 New Products Of Methyl Ester
        11.3.1 Alpha-Sulphonated Methyl Esters (MES)
        11.3.2 Nonionic Surfactants
   11.4 Pricing Trend
   11.5 Production Capacity
   11.6 Industry Growth Strategies
   11.7 Strategic Recommendation

12 Competitive Landscape  (Page No. - 219)
   12.1 Strategic Developments
   12.2 Maximum Developments In 2012
   12.3 North America: Region With Maximum Developments
   12.4 Partnership: Most Popular Growth Strategy
   12.5 Expansion
   12.6 New Product Launch/ Development
   12.7 Supply Contract
   12.8 Joint Venture
   12.9 Acquisition
   12.10 Other Development

13 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)*  (Page No. - 260)
   13.1 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
   13.2 Amyris Inc.
   13.3 BASF SE
   13.4 Bioamber Inc.
   13.5 Biomethanol Chemie Nederland B.V.
   13.6 Braskem
   13.7 Cargill Inc.
   13.8 DSM
   13.9 E. I. DU Pont DE Nemours & Company
   13.10 Evonik Industries AG
   13.11 Genomatica Inc.
   13.12 Metabolix, Inc.
   13.13 Myriant Corporation
   13.14 Natureworks LLC
   13.15 Novozymes A/S
   13.16 OPX Biotechnologies
   13.17 Solazyme Inc.
   13.18 Solvay
   13.19 The Dow Chemical Company
   13.20 UOP LLC
   13.21 Verenium Corp

*Details On Financials Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies.


Appendix  (Page No. - 337)
U.S. Patents
Europe Patents
Japan Patents
 
 
List Of Tables  (107 Tables)
 
Table 1 Renewable Chemicals: Market Revenue, By Product Types,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 2 Increase Finance In Renewable Chemical Companies,2011 ($Million)
Table 3 Key Partnership & Collaborations
Table 4 Renewable Chemicals: Patent Analysis, By Regions/Countries, 2011 – 2013
Table 5 Renewable Chemicals: Patent Analysis, By Companies,2011 – 2013
Table 6 Renewable Alcohol: Market Volume, By Products,2011 – 2018 (Million Liters)
Table 7 Renewable Alcohol: Market Revenue, By Products,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 8 Fluctuations In Crude Oil Prices $/Barrel, 2010 – 2013
Table 9 Existing/Planned Facilities For Bio-Methanol Production
Table 10 Average Ethanol Productivity Per Area For Different Crops
Table 11 Energy Output Ratio Of Major Ethanol Feedstock
Table 12 Top 10 Corn Producing Countries, 2012 (‘000 Mt)
Table 13 Top 10 Corn Importing Countries, 2012 (‘000 Mt)
Table 14 Top 10 Corn Exporting Countries, 2012 (‘000 Mt)
Table 15 Top 10 Sugarcane Producing Countries, 2011 (Tons)
Table 16 Top Sugarcane Importing Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 17 Top 10 Sugarcane Exporting Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 18 Top 10 Sugar Beet Producing Countries, 2011 (Tons)
Table 19 Top 5 Sugar Beet Importing Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 20 Top 5 Sugar Beet Exporting Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 21 Top 10 Wheat Producing Countries, 2012 (‘000 Mt)
Table 22 Top 10 Wheat Importing Countries, 2012 (‘000 Mt)
Table 23 Top 10 Wheat Exporting Countries, 2012 (‘000 Mt)
Table 24 Top 5 Cassava Producing Countries, 2012 (Tons)
Table 25 Top 5 Cassava Starch Importing Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 26 Top 10 Cassava Starch Exporting Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 27 Top 10 Bagasse Importing Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 28 Top 10 Bagasse Exporting Countries, 2010 (Tons)
Table 29 Renewable Ethanol: Market Volume, By Regions/Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Million Liters)
Table 30 Share Of Advanced Biofuels On Conventional Biofuels,2005 – 2020
Table 31 Renewable Ethanol: Market Revenue, By Regions/Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Bio Based Polymers: Market Volume, By Products,2011– 2018 (‘000 Tons)
Table 33 Bio Based Polymers: Market Revenue, By Products,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 34 PLA: Market Revenue & Volume,2011 – 2018
Table 35 Major PLA Production Capacity, By Companies,2011 – 2018 (Tons Per Year)
Table 36 Polylactic Acid: Market Volume, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (‘000 Tons)
Table 37 Polylactic Acid: Market Volume, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (‘000 Tons)
Table 38 Polylactic Acid: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 39 PHA: Market Volume & Revenue, 2011 – 2018
Table 40 PHA: Production Capacity, By Companies, 2011 – 2013 (Mt/Year)
Table 41 PHA: Market Volume, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (‘000 Tons)
Table 42 PHA: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 43 PHA: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Table 44 Starch Plastics: Market Revenue,2011 – 2018
Table 45 Starch Plastics: Market Volume, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (‘000 Tons)
Table 46 Polyethylene: Market Volume & Revenue, 2011 – 2018
Table 47 Polyethylene: Market Volume, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (‘000 Tons)
Table 48 1,3-PDO Production Capacity, By Companies, 2012 – 2014 (Tons)
Table 49 1,3-PDO (Scenario-1) Production Capacity, By Geography,2012 – 2019 (Tons)
Table 50 1,3- PDO (Scenario-2) Production Capacity, By Geography,2012 – 2019 (Tons)
Table 51 1,3- PDO (Scenario-1) Consumption, By Geography,2012 – 2019 (Tons)
Table 52 1,3- PDO (Scenario-1) Market Revenue, By Geography,2012 – 2019 ($Million)
Table 53 1,3- PDO (Scenario–1) Consumption, By Application,2012 – 2019 (Tons)
Table 54 ECH: Market Consumption, By Feedstock/Raw Materials & 2010 – 2017 (Ktons)
Table 55 ECH: Market Revenue, By Feedstock/Raw Materials & 2010 – 2017 ($Million)
Table 56 Bio-Succinic Acid: Potential Market
Table 57 Major Upcoming Bio-Based Succinic Acid Capacities
Table 58 Existing & Planned Epichlorohydrin Plants :Proplylene Vs Glycerin
Table 59 Renewable Chemicals: Industrial Applications
Table 60 Renewable Chemicals: Transportation Applications
Table 61 U.S: Ethanol Production, Regional Share, 2012
Table 62 U.S: Average Feedstock Prices, 2011 – 2012 ($/Ton)
Table 63 Brazil: Ethanol Export (000’s Liters)
Table 64 Brazil: Agriculture Land Used, 2011
Table 65 Brazil: Agriculture Land Used, By Crop Types, 2011
Table 66 Brazil: Average Feedstock Prices, 2007 – 2010 ($/Tons)
Table 67 Europe: Ethanol Production, By Countries,2004 – 2009 (Million Liters)
Table 68 Asia: Ethanol Production, By Countries,2011 – 2018 (Million Liters)
Table 69 Major Players & Product Developments
Table 70 Major Players & Technologies Used
Table 71 Renewable Bio-Types: Market Penetration (Examples)
Table 72 Polyamide 11: Major Players & Their Products
Table 73 Global Installed Capacity Of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester,By Geography, 2009 – 2016 (Million Tons)
Table 74 Country Wise Use Of Feedstock For Production Of Methyl Ester To Be Used As Bio-Diesel
Table 75 U.S. Biodiesel Company: Existing Production Capacity (Million Liters Per Year)
Table 76 Collaborations/Partnerships/Agreements
Table 77 Research & Development
Table 78 New Facility
Table 79 Partnership, 2010 – 2013
Table 80 Expansions, 2010 – 2013
Table 81 New Product Launch/Development, 2010 – 2012
Table 82 Supply Contract, 2010 – 2013
Table 83 Joint Venture, 2010 – 2013
Table 84 Acquisition, 2009 – 2013
Table 85 Other Development, 2010 – 2013
Table 86 ADM: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 87 Amyris: Segments & Product Types
Table 88 BASF: Products & Its Descriptions
Table 89 Bioamber: Products & Its Trade Names
Table 90 Braskem: Products & Its Specifications
Table 91 Cargill: Products, Types And Specifications
Table 92 Royal DSM N.V.: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 93 Dupont: Products & Descriptions
Table 94 DU Point: Annual Revenue, By Business Segment,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 95 Evonik Industries: External Sales, By Business Segments, 2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 96 Metabolix: Products & Its Descriptions
Table 97 Natureworks: Products & Descriptions
Table 98 Novozymes: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 99 OPX: Products & Its Feedstocks
Table 100 Solazyme: Segments & Products
Table 101 Solvay: Epichlorohydrin Production Facilities
Table 102 Solvay: Products & Its Applications
Table 103 Dow: Products & Specifications
Table 104 Dow: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
Table 105 UOP: Product & Process Description
Table 106 Verenium: Products & Its Descriptions
Table 107 Verenium: Annual Revenue, By Business Segments,2011 – 2012 ($Million)
 
 
List Of Figures  (57 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Future Vision For Renewable Chemicals & Fuels
Figure 2 Commercial Status Of Major Renewable Chemicals
Figure 3 Sources Of Renewable Chemicals
Figure 4 Biofeedstock Used In Renewable Chemicals, 2010
Figure 5 Value Chain For Renewable Chemical Market
Figure 6 Impact Of Renewable Chemical Market Drivers
Figure 7 Impact Of Renewable Chemical Market Restraints
Figure 8 Impact Of Renewable Chemical Market Opportunities
Figure 9 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis For Renewable Chemicals Market
Figure 10 Renewable Chemicals: Patents Analysis,By Regions/Countries, 2011 – 2013
Figure 11 GHG Emission Of Different Fuels
Figure 12 Bioethanol Market Production Share, By Geography, 2013
Figure 13 Feedstock For Renewable Ethanol
Figure 14 Evolution Of Bio-Based PLA
Figure 15 PLA: Market Production Capacity, By Companies, 2011
Figure 16 PLA: Market Share, By Applications, 2013
Figure 17 PHA: Market Share, By Applications, 2012
Figure 18 Polyethylene: Market Share, By Leading Companies,2012 – 2018
Figure 19 ECH: Existing & Planned Production Using Glycerin,By Companies, 2012
Figure 20 Bio Succinic Acid: Potential Applications
Figure 21 Potential Applications Of Biosuccinic Acid, 2018
Figure 22 Renewable Ethanol: Market Consumption & Value,By Geography, 2012
Figure 23 U.S: Renewable Ethanol Market Value ($Million) & Production (Million Liters), 2011 – 2018
Figure 24 U.S: Grains Used For Ethanol Production,1980 – 2010, (Million Tons)
Figure 25 U.S: Ethanol & Gasoline Price
Figure 26 U.S: Average Corn Prices
Figure 27 Brazil: Sugarcane Production, 2000 – 2011, (Million Tons)
Figure 28 Brazil: Renewable Ethanol Market Revenue ($Million) & Production (Million Liters), 2011 – 2018
Figure 29 Europe: Renewable Ethanol Market Revenue ($Million) & Production (Million Liters), 2011 – 2018
Figure 30 Asia: Renewable Ethanol Market Revenue ($Million) & Production (Million Liters),2011 – 2018
Figure 31 Transformation In Vegetable Oils’ Market
Figure 32 Prices Of Coconut And Palm Oil, 2010 – 2013
Figure 33 World Production Of Palm Oil
Figure 34 Expected Production Of Oils & Area Employed, 2009/2010
Figure 35 Consumption Of Palm Oil Doubled In The Last Ten Years
Figure 36 Personal Care Products: High Growth, 2018
Figure 37 Polyamide 11: Market Revenue Trend, 2009 – 2016 ($Million)
Figure 38 Polyamide 11: Applications
Figure 39 High Performance Materials Give Maximum Performance At A Price
Figure 40 Shift Of Methyl Ester Application Market
Figure 41 Conventional Pricing Trend Of Methyl Ester
Figure 42 Per Barrel Cost Of Crude Oil In Nominal Dollars
Figure 43 Comparison Of Brent Crude Oil Prices With Y-O-Y Changes In CPO Prices And Malaysian Palm Stocks
Figure 44 Percentage Split Of Growth Strategies Adopted, By Industry Participants
Figure 45 Global Renewable Chemicals Market Developments,By Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 46 Competitive Developments, By Types, 2010 – 2013
Figure 47 Competitive Developments, By Approaches, 2010 – 2013
Figure 48 Growth Strategies Of Top 3 Companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 49 Developments, By Regions, 2009 – 2013
Figure 50 Partnership, 2010 – 2013
Figure 51 Expansions, 2010 – 2013
Figure 52 New Product Launch/ Development, 2010 – 2013
Figure 53 Supply Contract, 2010 – 2013
Figure 54 Joint Venture, 2010 – 2013
Figure 55 Acquistion, 2010 – 2013
Figure 56 Other Development, 2010 – 2013
Figure 57 Braskem: Market Share, By Segments, 2012

The global renewable chemicals industry is into higher growth trajectory since the last five years. This growth is largely fueled by the increased concerns over greenhouse gas emissions. Some of major drivers of the industry identified in this report are abundant and low cost feedstock, consumer acceptance for eco-friendly products, government’s support and technological innovations. The major restraints identified in this report are cost and production issues along with the trade-off with the vital resources. There are some opportunities that can change the dynamics of this industry, which are improved yields, new generation feed-stocks, and collaboration with the universities.

The global renewable chemicals market is estimated to reach $83.4 billion by 2018 from $57 billion in 2013, at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2013 to 2018. The biopolymer market is expected to have highest CAGR of 14.3% due to higher demand for eco-friendly products, and sales of biopolymers is expected to boost its market from $2.4 billion in 2013 to $ 4.8 billion by 2018. Starch plastic remains the leader in the biopolymers segment with 47.8% market share in 2012, while PHA is expected to have the highest CAGR of over 27.7% during next five years.

In the bioethanol market, the U.S. is the leading consumer. In Asia, China is the leading market with a share of 75% in 2012, while India is expected to be the fastest growing market in next five years with a CAGR of 20.4%.

The market has limited players for each product, thus competition is also limited in this niche market. Some of the key players in this field are U.S. based Cargill, DuPont, Metabolix, Inc, Genencor International, Inc., Novozymes (Denmark), Germany based BASF, DSM (The Netherland). Partnership and expansion are a few of the most popular strategies being deployed by the market players in this segment to gain competitive edge and also to build upon their market presence by knowledge and resource sharing.

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