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Renewable Chemicals Market - Alcohols (Ethanol, Methanol), Biopolymers (Starch Blends, Regenerated Cellulose, PBS, Bio-PET, PLA, PHA, Bio-PE, and Others), Platform Chemicals & Others - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: October 2015
Report Code: CH 2063

 

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The renewable chemicals market has been segmented into product type, application, and region. The renewable chemicals market has been analyzed in terms of volume and value (USD Million) for product type, alcohols, platform chemicals, and biopolymers with respect to applications and regions.

The market for renewable chemicals is in its infancy and is projected to witness dynamic growth at a CAGR of over 10.0% between 2015 and 2020. For each chemical, there are limited players in the market and they do not pose high threat for each other. The demand for these chemicals is high with almost all production volumes being consumed. The renewable chemicals market is at growing stage and the companies are yet to stabilize their business. Thus, the degree of competition in the market is low.

The factors hindering the growth of the renewable chemicals market are high price when compared to the conventional polymers and associated performance issues. However, with increasing research and innovation, improvement is expected in the near future. The growth opportunities for the renewable chemicals market are increasing scope in end-user segments, new raw materials, under penetration in Asian countries, and potential for cost reduction through economy of scale.

Various secondary sources, such as directories, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, chemical magazine articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the renewable chemicals market. The primary sources that include experts from related industries and suppliers have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess future prospects and market estimations.

This report includes the analysis of different marketing trends and the growth strategies adopted by the market players. It includes the identification of market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. The key market players such as BioAmber (Canada), Myriant Corporation (U.S.), Metabolix Inc. (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Braskem (Brazil), Corbion N.V. (The Netherlands), NatureWorks LLC (U.S.), BioMCN (The Netherlands), Genomatica (U.S.), Cobalt Technologies (U.S.), have also been profiled in this report.

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:

Product Type

  • Alcohols
  • Organic Acids
  • Ketones
  • Platform Chemicals
  • Biopolymers
  • Others (Bio-based 1,3-PDO, ECH, and 1,4-BDO)

Applications:

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

Region:

  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 19)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Market
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitation
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 22)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 30)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 High Growth Opportunities for Biopolymers Manufacturers in the Long-Term
    4.2 Biopolymers Market, By Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Product Type
           5.2.2 By Application
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Abundant and Low-Cost Feedstock
                    5.3.1.2 Technological Innovations
                    5.3.1.3 Consumer Acceptance for Eco-Friendly Products
                    5.3.1.4 Government Support for Eco-Friendly Sources & Processes
                    5.3.1.5 Growing Popularity of Biopolymers & PLAtform Chemicals
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Production Issues
                    5.3.2.2 Cost Issues
                    5.3.2.3 Trade-Off With Vital Resources
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Chemical Conversion Can Improve Yields
                    5.3.3.2 Collaboration With Universities
                    5.3.3.3 New Product Development
                               5.3.3.3.1 Lignin
                               5.3.3.3.2 Isobutanol
    5.4 Burning Issue
           5.4.1 Fluctuating Crude Oil Prices to Impact the Renewable Chemicals Market

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 44)
    6.1 Value Chain Analysis
    6.2 Raw Material Analysis
           6.2.1 Corn
                    6.2.1.1 Production Analysis
                    6.2.1.2 Import/Export Analysis
           6.2.2 Sugarcane
                    6.2.2.1 Production Analysis
           6.2.3 Sugar Beet
                    6.2.3.1 Production Analysis
                    6.2.3.2 Import/Export Analysis
           6.2.4 Wheat
                    6.2.4.1 Production Analysis
                    6.2.4.2 Import/Export Analysis
           6.2.5 Cassava
                    6.2.5.1 Production Analysis
                    6.2.5.2 Import/Export Analysis
           6.2.6 Vegetable Oils
                    6.2.6.1 Introduction
                    6.2.6.2 Production Analysis
                    6.2.6.3 Applications
                               6.2.6.3.1 Food
                               6.2.6.3.2 Industrial
                               6.2.6.3.3 Bio-Diesel
           6.2.7 Coconut, Palm Oil, and Palm Kernel Oil
                    6.2.7.1 Coconut
                    6.2.7.2 Palm Oil
                    6.2.7.3 Palm Kernel Oil
           6.2.8 Castor Oil
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Renewable Chemicals Market, By Product Type (Page No. - 61)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Bio-Based Chemicals
           7.2.1 Alcohols
                    7.2.1.1 C1 and C2
                               7.2.1.1.1 Methanol
                               7.2.1.1.2 Ethanol
                               7.2.1.1.3 Ethanol Blends
                               7.2.1.1.4 Use of Food Crop as Feedstock
                    7.2.1.2 C3 (Propanol)
                    7.2.1.3 C4
                               7.2.1.3.1 N-Butanol
                               7.2.1.3.2 Bio-Based N-Butanol
                               7.2.1.3.3 Isobutanol
                    7.2.1.4 C5 & Others
                               7.2.1.4.1 Pentanol
                               7.2.1.4.2 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol
                               7.2.1.4.3 1-Nonanol
                               7.2.1.4.4 2-Octanol
                               7.2.1.4.5 1-Octanol
                               7.2.1.4.6 1-Dodecanol
           7.2.2 Organic Acids
                    7.2.2.1 Formic Acid
                               7.2.2.1.1 Acetic Acid
                               7.2.2.1.2 Glycolic Acid
                               7.2.2.1.3 Butyric Acid
           7.2.3 Ketones
                    7.2.3.1 Acetone
                    7.2.3.2 Methyl Ethyl Ketone
           7.2.4 Others
                    7.2.4.1 Glycerol
                    7.2.4.2 Epichlorohydrin
                    7.2.4.3 1,3-Propanediol (1,3-PDO)
                               7.2.4.3.1 Applications
                    7.2.4.4 1,4-Butanediol
                               7.2.4.4.1 Bio-Bdo
                    7.2.4.5 Fatty Acid Methyl Esters
    7.3 PLAtform Chemicals
           7.3.1 1, 4-Diacids
                    7.3.1.1 Fumaric Acid
                    7.3.1.2 Succinic Acid
                               7.3.1.2.1 1,4-Butanediol
                               7.3.1.2.2 Polyurethane
                               7.3.1.2.3 De-Icing Compounds
                               7.3.1.2.4 Coolants
                               7.3.1.2.5 Bio Succinic Acid
           7.3.2 2, 5- Furan Dicarboxylic Acid
           7.3.3 3-Hydroxypropionic Acid
           7.3.4 Aspartic Acid
           7.3.5 Levulinic Acid
           7.3.6 Itaconic Acid
           7.3.7 Glucaric Acid
           7.3.8 Glutamic Acid
    7.4 Biopolymers
           7.4.1 Polylactic Acid (PLA)
                    7.4.1.1 Region
                    7.4.1.2 Application
           7.4.2 Starch Blends
                    7.4.2.1 Region
                    7.4.2.2 Application
           7.4.3 Regenerated Cellulose
                    7.4.3.1 Region
                    7.4.3.2 Application
           7.4.4 PBS
                    7.4.4.1 Region
                    7.4.4.2 Application
           7.4.5 Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
                    7.4.5.1 Region
                    7.4.5.2 Application
           7.4.6 Bio-Pet
                    7.4.6.1 Region
                    7.4.6.2 Application
           7.4.7 Bio-Pe
                    7.4.7.1 Region
                    7.4.7.2 Application
           7.4.8 Polyvinyl Acetate
           7.4.9 Polyamino Acids
           7.4.10 Polyglycolic Acid
           7.4.11 Polyacrylamide

8 Renewable Chemicals Market, By Application (Page No. - 94)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Industrial
    8.3 Transportation
    8.4 Food Packaging & Beverage Bottling
    8.5 Bio-Medical
    8.6 Fertilizers
    8.7 Agriculture
    8.8 Textiles
    8.9 Environment
    8.10 Housing
    8.11 Recreation
    8.12 Health & Hygiene

9 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 98)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 PLA
           9.2.2 Starch Blends
           9.2.3 Regenerated Cellulose
           9.2.4 PBS
           9.2.5 PHA
           9.2.6 Bio-Pet
           9.2.7 Bio-Pe
    9.3 Western Europe
           9.3.1 PLA
           9.3.2 Starch Blends
           9.3.3 Regenerated Cellulose
           9.3.4 PBS
           9.3.5 PHA
           9.3.6 Bio-Pet
           9.3.7 Bio-Pe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 PLA
           9.4.2 Starch Blends
           9.4.3 Regenerated Cellulose
           9.4.4 PBS
           9.4.5 PHA
           9.4.6 Bio-Pet
           9.4.7 Bio-Pe
    9.5 RoW

10 Catalysis & Technologies (Page No. - 117)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Biocatalysis
             10.2.1 Drivers
                        10.2.1.1 High Specificity and Multi-Step Reactions
                        10.2.1.2 Improved Enzymes Enhance Industrial Processes
             10.2.2 Restraints & Opportunities
                        10.2.2.1 Slower Process Increases Production Costs
                        10.2.2.2 Limited Biocatalyst Inventory
                        10.2.2.3 Lesser Water and Energy Consumption
     10.3 Chemical Catalysis
             10.3.1 Drivers & Restraints
                        10.3.1.1 Faster and Simpler Processes
                        10.3.1.2 High Energy Requirements
     10.4 Thermo-Chemical Conversion
             10.4.1 Gasification
             10.4.2 Pyrolysis
             10.4.3 Hydrothermal Upgrading
             10.4.4 Fermentation & Bioconversion
             10.4.5 Product Separation & Upgrading
             10.4.6 Enzymatic Hydrolysis
             10.4.7 Gasification-Fermentation
             10.4.8 Acid Hydrolysis
             10.4.9 Biochemical-Thermochemical
             10.4.10 Biochem-Organisolve
             10.4.11 Fischer Tropsch Diesel
             10.4.12 Reductive Transformation
             10.4.13 Dehydrative Transformation

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 121)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Partnerships/Collaborations/Supply Contracts and New Product Launch: the Most Popular Growth Strategies
     11.3 Maximum Developments in 2012
     11.4 Competitive Situation & Trends
             11.4.1 Partnerships/Agreements/Collaborations/Joint Ventures/Supply Contracts
             11.4.2 New Product Launch & Development
             11.4.3 Expansion

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 126)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 Bioamber Inc.
     12.2 Genomatica Inc.
     12.3 Myriant Corporation
     12.4 Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC
     12.5 Cobalt Technologies Inc.
     12.6 Biomethanol Chemie Nederland B.V.
     12.7 Metabolix Inc.
     12.8 Corbion Nv (Purac)
     12.9 Natureworks LLC
     12.10 Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
     12.11 Biome Technologies PLC
     12.12 Reverdia
     12.13 Braskem
     12.14 BASF SE

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 153)
     13.1 Developments
     13.2 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.3 Discussion Guide
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (119)

Table 1 Driving Factors for Renewable Chemicals Market
Table 2 Restraints Observed in the Renewable Chemicals Market
Table 3 Opportunities for Renewable Chemicals Market PLAyers
Table 4 Top 10 Corn Producing Countries, 2014 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Table 5 Top 10 Corn Importing Countries, 2014 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Table 6 Top 10 Corn Exporting Countries, 2014 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Table 7 Top 10 Sugarcane Producing Countries, 2013 (Million Ton)
Table 8 Top 10 Sugar Beet Producing Countries, 2013 (Ton)
Table 9 Top 10 Sugar Beet Importing Countries, 2012 (Ton)
Table 10 Top 10 Sugar Beet Exporting Countries, 2012 (Ton)
Table 11 Top 10 Wheat Producing Countries, 2013 (Ton)
Table 12 Top 10 Wheat Importing Countries, 2012 (Ton)
Table 13 Top 10 Wheat Exporting Countries, 2013 (Ton)
Table 14 Top 10 Cassava Producing Countries, 2013 (Ton)
Table 15 Top 10 Cassava Dried Importing Countries, 2012 (Ton)
Table 16 Top 10 Cassava Dried Exporting Countries, 2012 (Ton)
Table 17 Vegetable Oil Production, 2013 (Ton)
Table 18 Top 10 Coconut Producing Countries, 2013 (Ton)
Table 19 Top 5 Palm Oil Producing Countries, 2014 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Table 20 Top 10 Palm Kernel Oil Producing Countries, 2014 (Thousand Metric Ton)
Table 21 Methanol Market Size, 2013–2020
Table 22 Energy Output Ratio of Major Ethanol Feedstock
Table 23 Global Ethanol Production, 2013-2020, (Millions of Gallons)
Table 24 Global Ethanol Production, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 N-Butanol: Physical & Chemical Properties
Table 26 Global Bio-Based N-Butanol Production Capacities, 2015
Table 27 ECH: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 28 ECH: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Global 1,3-PDO Production Capacity, By Company (Ton)
Table 30 1,3-PDO Production Capacity, By Region (Ton)
Table 31 1,3 PDO: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Ton)
Table 32 1,3 PDO: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 1,3 PDO: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Ton)
Table 34 1,3 PDO: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Succinic Acid: Market Size, By Production Type, 2013-2020 (Ton)
Table 36 Succinic Acid: Market Size, By Production Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Bio-Succinic Acid: Potential Market
Table 38 Companies Producing Bio-Succinic Acid & Its Capacities
Table 39 Biopolymers: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 40 Biopolymers: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 PLA: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 42 PLA: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 PLA: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 44 PLA: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Starch Blends: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Starch Blends: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Starch Blends: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 48 Starch Blends: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 PBS: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 54 PBS: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 PBS: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 56 PBS: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 PHA: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 58 PHA: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 PHA: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 60 PHA: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Bio-Pet: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 62 Bio-Pet: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Bio-Pet: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 64 Bio-Pet: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 Bio-Pe: Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 66 Bio-Pe: Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 Bio-Pe: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 68 Bio-Pe: Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Renewable Chemicals: Industrial Applications
Table 70 Renewable Chemicals: Transportation Applications
Table 71 North America: PLA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 72 North America: PLA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 North America: Starch Blends Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 74 North America: Starch Blends Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 North America: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 76 North America: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 77 North America: PBS Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 78 North America: PBS Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 79 North America: PHA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 80 North America: PHA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 81 North America: Bio-Pet Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 82 North America: Bio-Pet Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 83 North America: Bio-Pe Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 84 North America: Bio-Pe Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 85 Western Europe: PLA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 86 Western Europe: PLA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 87 Western Europe: Starch Blends Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 88 Western Europe: Starch Blends Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 89 Western Europe: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 90 Western Europe: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 91 Western Europe: PBS Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 92 Western Europe: PBS Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 93 Western Europe: PHA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 94 Western Europe: PHA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 95 Western Europe: Bio-Pet Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 96 Western Europe: Bio-Pet Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 97 Western Europe: Bio-Pe Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 98 Western Europe: Bio-Pe Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 99 Asia-Pacific: PLA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 100 Asia-Pacific: PLA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 101 Asia-Pacific: Starch Blends Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 102 Asia-Pacific: Starch Blends Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 103 Asia-Pacific: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 104 Asia-Pacific: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 105 Asia-Pacific: PBS Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 106 Asia-Pacific: PBS Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 107 Asia-Pacific: PHA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 108 Asia-Pacific: PHA Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 109 Asia-Pacific: Bio-Pet Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 110 Asia-Pacific: Bio-Pet Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 111 Asia-Pacific: Bio-Pe Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 112 Asia-Pacific: Bio-Pe Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 113 RoW: Biopolymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 114 RoW: Biopolymers Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 115 Partnerships/Agreements/Collaborations/Joint Ventures/Supply Contracts, 2015
Table 116 New Product Launches & Developments, 2015
Table 117 Expansions, 2013–2015
Table 118 Bioamber: Products & Its Trade Names
Table 119 BASF SE: Products Offered


List of Figures (34 Figures)

Figure 1 Renewable Chemicals Market: Research Design
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Renewable Chemicals Market Segmentation, By Product Type
Figure 6 Biopolymers Region-Wise Break-Up, By Type
Figure 7 Biopolymers, By Type, 2014 (USD Million)
Figure 8 Attractive Growth Opportunities in the Biopolymers Market
Figure 9 Bio-Pet is Expected to Grow at the Highest Rate (2015-2020)
Figure 10 Renewable Chemicals Market Segmentation, By Product Types
Figure 11 Renewable Chemicals Market Segmentation, By Application
Figure 12 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges for the Renewable Chemicals Market
Figure 13 Value Chain for Renewable Chemicals Market
Figure 14 Vegetable Oil Production Share, By Type, 2013
Figure 15 Vegetable Oil: Market Share, By Application, 2013 (Metric Ton)
Figure 16 Transformation in Vegetable Oils’ Market
Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 18 Feedstock for Renewable Ethanol
Figure 19 Bio Succinic Acid: Potential Applications
Figure 20 China to Witness the Fastest Growth in the Global Biopolymers Market
Figure 21 Companies Adopted Partnerships/Agreements/Collaborations/Joint Ventures/Supply Contracts as Key Growth Strategies Between 2012 and 2015
Figure 22 Major Growth Strategies in the Renewable Chemicals Market, 2012–2015
Figure 23 Developments in Global Renewable Chemicals Market, 2012–2015
Figure 24 Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 25 Metabolix Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 26 Metabolix Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 27 Corbion N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 28 Corbion Nv: SWOT Analysis
Figure 29 Natureworks LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Biome Technologies PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 32 Biome Technology PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 33 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis

The global renewable chemicals market is estimated to be USD 49.0 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 84.3 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 11.47% between 2015 and 2020. The renewable chemicals market has been majorly segmented into alcohols, platform chemicals, and biopolymers. The alcohols accounts for more than 80.0% of the renewable chemicals market, in terms of value in 2015 and the same trend is projected to continue during the forecast period. The biopolymers constituted the second-major segment with the share of over 5% of the overall renewable chemicals market, by value. The biopolymers market is projected to register the high CAGR of 12.53% (by value) during the forecast period, due to the increasing demand for eco-friendly products. Starch blends constituted the largest share in biopolymers with 33.9% in 2014, in terms of value, followed by bio-PE. Bio-PET is projected to register the highest CAGR of over 15.00% during the forecast period.

The growth of the renewable chemicals market is largely driven by the increasing environmental concerns, government support for eco-friendly sources & processes, and technological innovations. The major restraints identified in this report are cost and production issues along with the trade-off with the vital resources. Opportunities such as improved yields, new generation feed-stocks, and collaboration with the universities can change the dynamics of this industry. The burning issue observed in the market is the fluctuating crude oil prices which will impact the renewable chemicals market in the short term.

Market players are limited for each product, thus renewable chemicals market possess limited competition. Key players profiled in the report are Metabolix Inc. (U.S.), BioAmber (Canada), Genomatica (U.S.), Cobalt Technologies (U.S.), BASF (Germany), DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products (U.S.), Myriant Corporation (U.S.), BioMCN (The Netherlands), Corbion N.V. (The Netherlands), NatureWorks LLC (U.S.), Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan), and Braskem (Brazil). Partnerships/Agreements/Collabolrations and new product development & launches are the major strategies adopted by the players in this market in order to gain competitive edge and increase their market penetration.

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