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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

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

The renewable chemicals market includes all the chemicals obtained from renewable feedstock such as agricultural raw materials, agricultural waste products or biomass microorganisms, and so on. The benefits of the development of this market are that it would reduce the dependence on conventional fossil fuel sources, would also help to diversify the feedstock portfolio.

The renewable chemicals market is currently facing considerable competition from conventional chemicals derived from petrochemical feedstock; because the renewable chemicals market is susceptible to the volatility in crude oil prices, rising environmental concerns and governmental litigations. Market participants are witnessing 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 environment.

The threat of substitutes for renewable chemicals market is high. Presently, renewable chemicals account for a small share of the overall chemicals market. These renewable chemicals have higher prices when compared to the conventional chemicals. This ensures large availability of alternative chemicals for buyers and increases the chances of substitution. There are issues regarding the performance of some renewable chemicals which restricts its penetration in application markets. The increase in capacity utilization rate and new products launch are estimated to make the renewable chemicals market more competitive.

For this report, 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 various growth strategies adopted by the players in the market. It includes the identification of market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. Companies 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), have also been profiled in this report.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • SCOPE OF THE MARKET
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATION
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET SNAPSHOT (2015 VS. 2020)
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • HIGH GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOPOLYMERS MANUFACTURERS IN THE LONG-TERM
    • BIOPOLYMERS MARKET, BY TYPE
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • BY PRODUCT TYPE
      • BY APPLICATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table DRIVING FACTORS FOR RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table RESTRAINTS OBSERVED IN THE RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET PLAYERS
    • BURNING ISSUE
      • FLUCTUATING CRUDE OIL PRICES TO IMPACT THE RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS
      • CORN
        • Table TOP 10 CORN PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2014 (THOUSAND METRIC TON)
        • Table TOP 10 CORN IMPORTING COUNTRIES, 2014 (THOUSAND METRIC TON)
        • Table TOP 10 CORN EXPORTING COUNTRIES, 2014 (THOUSAND METRIC TON)
      • SUGARCANE
        • Table TOP 10 SUGARCANE PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2013 (MILLION TON)
      • SUGAR BEET
        • Table TOP 10 SUGAR BEET PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2013 (TON)
        • Table TOP 10 SUGAR BEET IMPORTING COUNTRIES, 2012 (TON)
        • Table TOP 10 SUGAR BEET EXPORTING COUNTRIES, 2012 (TON)
      • WHEAT
        • Table TOP 10 WHEAT PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2013 (TON)
        • Table TOP 10 WHEAT IMPORTING COUNTRIES, 2012 (TON)
        • Table TOP 10 WHEAT EXPORTING COUNTRIES, 2013 (TON)
      • CASSAVA
        • Table TOP 10 CASSAVA PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2013 (TON)
        • Table TOP 10 CASSAVA DRIED IMPORTING COUNTRIES, 2012 (TON)
        • Table TOP 10 CASSAVA DRIED EXPORTING COUNTRIES, 2012 (TON)
      • VEGETABLE OILS
        • Table VEGETABLE OIL PRODUCTION, 2013 (TON)
      • COCONUT, PALM OIL, AND PALM KERNEL OIL
        • Table TOP 10 COCONUT PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2013 (TON)
        • Table TOP 5 PALM OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2014 (THOUSAND METRIC TON)
        • Table TOP 10 PALM KERNEL OIL PRODUCING COUNTRIES, 2014 (THOUSAND METRIC TON)
      • CASTOR OIL
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
  • RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BIO-BASED CHEMICALS
      • ALCOHOLS
        • Table METHANOL MARKET SIZE, 2013-2020
        • Table ENERGY OUTPUT RATIO OF MAJOR ETHANOL FEEDSTOCK
        • Table GLOBAL ETHANOL PRODUCTION, 2013-2020, (MILLIONS OF GALLONS)
        • Table GLOBAL ETHANOL PRODUCTION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table N-BUTANOL: PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
        • Table GLOBAL BIO-BASED N-BUTANOL PRODUCTION CAPACITIES, 2015
      • ORGANIC ACIDS
      • KETONES
      • OTHERS
        • Table ECH: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ECH: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GLOBAL 1,3-PDO PRODUCTION CAPACITY, BY COMPANY (TON)
        • Table 1,3-PDO PRODUCTION CAPACITY, BY REGION (TON)
        • Table 1,3 PDO: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (TON)
        • Table 1,3 PDO: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table 1,3 PDO: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (TON)
        • Table 1,3 PDO: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • PLATFORM CHEMICALS
      • 1, 4-DIACIDS
        • Table SUCCINIC ACID: MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCTION TYPE, 2013-2020 (TON)
        • Table SUCCINIC ACID: MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCTION TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BIO-SUCCINIC ACID: POTENTIAL MARKET
        • Table COMPANIES PRODUCING BIO-SUCCINIC ACID & ITS CAPACITIES
      • 2, 5- FURAN DICARBOXYLIC ACID
      • 3-HYDROXYPROPIONIC ACID
      • ASPARTIC ACID
      • LEVULINIC ACID
      • ITACONIC ACID
      • GLUCARIC ACID
      • GLUTAMIC ACID
    • BIOPOLYMERS
      • Table BIOPOLYMERS: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table BIOPOLYMERS: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA)
        • Table PLA: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table PLA: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table PLA: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table PLA: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • STARCH BLENDS
        • Table STARCH BLENDS: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table STARCH BLENDS: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table STARCH BLENDS: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table STARCH BLENDS: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • REGENERATED CELLULOSE
        • Table REGENERATED CELLULOSE: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table REGENERATED CELLULOSE: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REGENERATED CELLULOSE: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table REGENERATED CELLULOSE: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PBS
        • Table PBS: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table PBS: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table PBS: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table PBS: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • POLYHYDROXYALKANOATES (PHA)
        • Table PHA: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table PHA: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table PHA: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table PHA: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PET
        • Table BIO-PET: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table BIO-PET: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BIO-PET: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table BIO-PET: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PE
        • Table BIO-PE: MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table BIO-PE: MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BIO-PE: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table BIO-PE: MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • POLYVINYL ACETATE
      • POLYAMINO ACIDS
      • POLYGLYCOLIC ACID
      • POLYACRYLAMIDE
  • RENEWABLE CHEMICALS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
    • INDUSTRIAL
      • Table RENEWABLE CHEMICALS: INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
    • TRANSPORTATION
      • Table RENEWABLE CHEMICALS: TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS
    • FOOD PACKAGING & BEVERAGE BOTTLING
    • BIO-MEDICAL
    • FERTILIZERS
    • AGRICULTURE
    • TEXTILES
    • ENVIRONMENT
    • HOUSING
    • RECREATION
    • HEALTH & HYGIENE
  • REGIONAL ANALYSIS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • PLA
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: PLA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: PLA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • STARCH BLENDS
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • REGENERATED CELLULOSE
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PBS
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: PBS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: PBS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PHA
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: PHA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: PHA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PET
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: BIO-PET MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: BIO-PET MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PE
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: BIO-PE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: BIO-PE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • WESTERN EUROPE
      • PLA
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PLA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PLA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • STARCH BLENDS
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • REGENERATED CELLULOSE
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PBS
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PBS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PBS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PHA
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PHA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: PHA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PET
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BIO-PET MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BIO-PET MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PE
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BIO-PE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BIO-PE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • PLA
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PLA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PLA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • STARCH BLENDS
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • REGENERATED CELLULOSE
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PBS
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PBS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PBS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PHA
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PHA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: PHA MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PET
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: BIO-PET MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: BIO-PET MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • BIO-PE
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: BIO-PE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: BIO-PE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • ROW
      • Table ROW: BIOPOLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table ROW: BIOPOLYMERS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • CATALYSIS & TECHNOLOGIES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BIOCATALYSIS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS & OPPORTUNITIES
    • CHEMICAL CATALYSIS
      • DRIVERS & RESTRAINTS
    • THERMO-CHEMICAL CONVERSION
      • GASIFICATION
      • PYROLYSIS
      • HYDROTHERMAL UPGRADING
      • FERMENTATION & BIOCONVERSION
      • PRODUCT SEPARATION & UPGRADING
      • ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS
      • GASIFICATION-FERMENTATION
      • ACID HYDROLYSIS
      • BIOCHEMICAL-THERMOCHEMICAL
      • BIOCHEM-ORGANISOLVE
      • FISCHER TROPSCH DIESEL
      • REDUCTIVE TRANSFORMATION
      • DEHYDRATIVE TRANSFORMATION
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • PARTNERSHIPS/COLLABORATIONS/SUPPLY CONTRACTS AND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: THE MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGIES
    • MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS IN 2012
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
      • PARTNERSHIPS/AGREEMENTS/COLLABORATIONS/JOINT VENTURES/SUPPLY CONTRACTS
        • Table PARTNERSHIPS/AGREEMENTS/COLLABORATIONS/JOINT VENTURES/SUPPLY CONTRACTS, 2015
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH & DEVELOPMENT
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS, 2015
      • EXPANSION
        • Table EXPANSIONS, 2013-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • BIOAMBER INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table BIOAMBER: PRODUCTS & ITS TRADE NAMES
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • GENOMATICA INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • MYRIANT CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • DUPONT TATE & LYLE BIO PRODUCTS COMPANY, LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • COBALT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BIOMETHANOL CHEMIE NEDERLAND B.V.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • METABOLIX INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • CORBION NV (PURAC)
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NATUREWORKS LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORP.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BIOME TECHNOLOGIES PLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • REVERDIA
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BRASKEM
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table BASF SE: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
  • APPENDIX
    • DEVELOPMENTS
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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