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Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2017-2021

Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2017-2021

About Bio-based Butanol

Bio-based butanol is used as a chemical or solvent in the synthesis of acrylate, acetate, glycol ether, direct solvents, plasticizers, and other chemicals. These chemicals are in turn widely used in applications such as paints, plastics, textiles, coatings, polymer composites, and ceramics. Currently, bio-based butanol is used as a prominent solvent for a wide range of applications, and it is gaining popularity for its use as a biofuel, which is predicted to become an alternative to ethanol in future.

Bio-based butanol is used as a solvent for many purposes such as chemical and textile processes and is used as a thinner in coating industries and places where slow evaporating solvents are required. The advantage is that it prevents deterioration of coating in humid conditions. It is one of the most preferred solvents used in lacquers and baking finishes from urea. Even when the product is used in a small quantity, it increases the flow and brush-ability of alkyd resin paints. In the coming years, the growth of the global chemicals and coatings market will drive the growth of the global bio-based butanol market because of bio-based butanol's wide use as a preferable solvent in the chemicals and coatings industry.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global bio-based butanol market to grow at a CAGR of 9.27% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global bio-based butanol market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price of the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Butalco
  • Butamax Advanced Biofuels
  • Cobalt Technologies
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • GEVO
  • Green Biologics
Other prominent vendors
  • Cathay Industrial Biotech
  • Green Biologics
  • Metabolic Explorer
  • Safeguard Biosystems
  • Syntec Biofuel
  • Zeochem
Market driver
  • High usage of bio-based butanol for manufacturing consumer products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing price of feedstock
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing number of strategic alliances
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global biofuel market by product type
      • Table Segmentation of biofuel as per origin and process of biomass
      • Table Isomers of bio-based butanol
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global bio-based butanol market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global bio-based butanol market by applications
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global bio-based butanol market by application
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market by application 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market by application 2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market by application 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
    • Global bio-based butanol market in the acrylate segment
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market in the acrylate segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market in the acrylate segment 2016-2021
    • Global bio-based butanol market in the acetate segment
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market in the acetate segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market in the acetate segment 2016-2021
    • Global bio-based butanol market in the glycol ether segment
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market in the glycol ether segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market in the glycol ether segment 2016-2021
    • Global bio-based butanol market in the direct solvents segment
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market in the direct solvents segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market in the direct solvents segment 2016-2021
    • Global bio-based butanol market in the plasticizers segment
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market in the plasticizers segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market in the plasticizers segment 2016-2021
    • Global bio-based butanol market in others segments
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market in others segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global bio-based butanol market in others segment 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global bio-based butanol market by geography
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global bio-based butanol market by geography 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Bio-based butanol market in the Americas
      • Table Bio-based butanol market in the Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Bio-based butanol market in the Americas 2016-2021
    • Bio-based butanol market in Europe
      • Table Bio-based butanol market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Bio-based butanol market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Bio-based butanol market in APAC
      • Table Bio-based butanol market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Bio-based butanol market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Bio-based butanol market in ROW
      • Table Bio-based butanol market for ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Bio-based butanol market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Segmentation of butanol usage for consumer products
      • Table Market share of bio-based butanol in global advanced biofuel market (% share) in 2020
      • Table Global Sector-wise emission of CO2 2016
    • Market challenges
      • Table Bio-based butanol production cost with different feedstock 2016
  • Market trends
    • Carbon-negative bio-based butanol market
    • Increasing number of strategic alliances
    • Blending regulations by government
      • Table Country-wise regulation
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitor landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Butalco
      • Table Butalco: Business segmentation by technology
    • Butamax Advanced Biofuels
      • Table Butamax Advanced Biofuels: Business segmentation by application
    • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Table Eastman Chemical Company: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Eastman Chemical Company: Business segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
    • GEVO
      • Table GEVO: Segmentation by end-user
      • Table GEVO: Segmentation by products
      • Table GEVO: Segmentation by sales volumes in each segment
    • Novozymes
      • Table Novozymes: Business segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Novozymes: Geographical segmentation 2016 (% share of revenue)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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