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  • 1. The World Market for Bio-Based Chemicals, 2nd EditionReport Details:Published:August 2012No. of Pages: 146Price: Single User License – US$4950The bio-based chemicals market has continued steady and solid growth in the past two years,helped along by stabilization in glycerin prices to achieve a market of $3.6 billion in 2011. Glycerinand lactic acid accounted for just over two-thirds of the bio-based chemical market by value in2011. However, by 2021 this market share will shrink to 53% as the emerging markets for bio-based polyethylene (PE) and epichlorohydrin (ECH) achieve 10-fold growth through the decade.Strong biodiesel markets in South America, Europe and Asia have ensured plentiful global crudeglycerin feedstocks in the last few years. While glycerin prices have stabilized since theirincredible slump in 2009, their continued affordable price is driving the emergence of new bio-based intermediate chemicals using glycerin as the feedstock: propylene glycol (PG), ECH andmethanol. However, the success of these new market segments greatly depends on the continuedavailability of affordable glycerin.Lactic acid sales weathered the recession very well, continuing their strong, steady growth seensince 2006. Chemical and pharmaceutical applications, which includes polylactic acid (PLA)production, is maintaining its place as the fastest growing sector of lactic acid sales. In thebiopolymer segment, PLA continues to lead the segment by a strong margin, while thepolyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) market, though still strong, is experiencing real fluidity due to the exitof ADM from its joint venture with Metabolix. Biopolymers have strong growth potential over thenext decade, particularly if companies such as Braskem and Dow manage to increase capacity forbioethylene production and convince manufacturers of its drop-in capacity for polyethylene andother plastics.Steady sales for lactic acid and biopolymers over the next decade will act as stable drivers for thebio-based chemicals market through to 2021. The overall growth of the market, however, greatlydepends on the continued adoption of biodiesel to provide steady glycerin production and themarket growth of new glycerin-based intermediate chemicals. SBI Energy expects the bio-basedchemicals market to grow to $12.2 billion by 2021, accounting for 25.4 billion pounds of bio-basedchemical production at the end of the decade.The World Market for Bio-Based Chemicals, 2nd Edition by SBI Energy provides key insight into
  • 2. current and future markets for bio-based chemicals worldwide, with a particular emphasis on U.S.,European and Asian markets. The analysis includes definitions, current product offerings andmarket detail on the following segments:•Glycerin, including both raw and refined products•Lactic acid, its salts and esters (i.e. lactide and other derivatives)•Bio-based polymers used to form plastics•Other industrial organic acids, amino acids and organic compounds made from bio-based feedstocks and used as precursors for the production of other chemicals.The report also analyzes the key drivers behind the bio-based chemical market, and looks atindustries that make use of bio-based chemicals for their end products, particularly bioplastics,surfactants, solvents and adhesives.Report MethodologyThis report contains primary and secondary data obtained from government sources, tradeassociations and publications, business journals, scientific papers, company literature, investmentreports, and interviews with industry professionals. Statistics on U.S. production, imports andexports are from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. International Trade Commission; Europeanproduction and trade data primarily comes from Eurostat; trade data for other nations comes fromthe respective customs office for each country and the United Nations Comtrade database.What You’ll Get in This ReportThe World Market for Bio-Based Chemicals, 2nd Edition provides a concise, focused look at themarket for chemicals made from biomass feedstocks as it exists today, and shows where themarket is moving between 2012 and 2021. The report highlights key players in the bio-basedchemicals industry and pinpoints ways that current and prospective competitors can capitalize onrecent trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both thecomprehensive analysis and extensive data that The World Market for Bio-Based Chemicals, 2ndEdition offers. In addition, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read andpractical charts, tables and graphs.How You’ll Benefit from this ReportIf your company is considering investing in biorenewable chemical technologies, or is involved inpetroleum-based chemical production and considering expanding its portfolio to include bio-basedalternatives, you will find this report invaluable as it provides a comprehensive package ofinformation and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thoroughunderstanding of the current market for bio-based platform chemicals, as well as projectedmarkets and trends for these chemicals through 2021. The report also provides a concise view ofthe top application industries for available bio-based chemicals, outlining key drivers and barriersfor these markets.
  • 3. This report will help:•Marketing managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for businesses looking to develop markets for both new and existing bio-based chemicals.•Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for bio-based chemicals as well as the downstream product market for platform and intermediate bio-based chemicals.•Advertising agencies working with clients in a host of market sectors such as neutraceuticals, retail and commercial cleaner products, transportation, textiles or construction products to develop messages and images that compel homeowners, businesses and industries to migrate towards bio-based chemicals as an alternative to petroleum-based products.•Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships with feedstock providers, key organizations and bio-based chemical manufacturers with unique products or processes.•Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.Get your copy of this report @ points covered in Table of Contents of this report includeTable Of ContentsCHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSCOPE & METHODOLOGYTHE GLOBAL BIO-BASED CHEMICAL MARKETThe World Glycerin MarketThe World Lactic Acid MarketThe World Biopolymer MarketOther Key Bio-Based ChemicalsBio-Based Chemicals Market ForecastBIO-BASED CHEMICAL MARKET FACTORSMarket DriversMarket BarriersMANUFACTURING COSTS OF BIO-BASED CHEMICALSBio-Based Chemical PricesRESEARCH FUNDING & TRENDSEMPLOYMENT TRENDSTHE MARKET FOR BIO-BASED CHEMICALS IN END-USE APPLICATIONSBio-Based PlasticsBIO-BASED CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS
  • 4. CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTIONSCOPE OF THIS REPORTMETHODOLOGYDESCRIPTION OF KEY TERMSBIO-BASED CHEMICAL PRODUCTIONThe Biorenewable Chemicals Product ChainBiomass FeedstocksKEY BIO-BASED CHEMICALSGlycerinLactic AcidPolylactic Acid (PLA)Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)Polyethylene1,3-PropandiolBiobutanolEpichlorohydrin (ECH)Monoethylene Glycol (MEG)MethanolPropylene Glycol (PG)Succinic AcidCHAPTER 3 THE BIO-BASED CHEMICALS MARKETTHE GLOBAL BIO-BASED CHEMICAL MARKETRegional Breakdown of Bio-Based Chemical ProductionTHE WORLD GLYCERIN MARKETGlycerin Production & TradeTHE WORLD LACTIC ACID MARKETLactic Acid Production & TradeTHE WORLD BIOPOLYMER MARKETPolylactic Acid (PLA)Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)Bio-PolyethyleneOther Bio-Based Polymer IntermediatesOTHER KEY BIO-BASED CHEMICALSBiobutanolBio-Based Epichlorohydrin (ECH)Biomethanol1,3-Propanediol (PDO)Propylene GlycolSuccinic AcidOther Bio-Based Chemicals in DevelopmentBIO-BASED CHEMICALS MARKET FORECAST
  • 5. Glycerin ForecastLactic Acid ForecastBiopolymer ForecastCHAPTER 4 TRENDS & APPLICATIONSBIO-BASED CHEMICAL MARKET FACTORSMarket Drivers for Bio-Based ChemicalsBarriers to the Bio-Based Chemicals MarketBio-Based FundingBiodiesel Demand & ProductionDeveloping Drop-in CapabilityMANUFACTURING COSTS OF BIO-BASED CHEMICALSBio Feedstocks versus Petroleum FeedstockProcessing Costs for Bio-Based chemicalsBio-Based Chemical PricesRESEARCH FUNDING & TRENDSGovernment Funding of Bio-Based Chemical Research is LimitedRecent Research HighlightsEMPLOYMENT TRENDS IN THE BIO-BASED CHEMICAL SECTORBio-Based Chemical Jobs will Triple this DecadeBio-Based Chemical Employment DemographicsTHE MARKET FOR BIO-BASED CHEMICALS IN END-USE APPLICATIONSBio-Based PlasticsKey Product Segments for Bio-Based PlasticsSurfactantsSolventsAdhesives & SealantsCHAPTER 5 BIO-BASED CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERSPARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS & BREAKUPSBIO-BASED CHEMICAL COMPANIES STRUGGLE TO GO PUBLICARCHER DANIELS MIDLANDBIOAMBERBIOMCNBRASKEMDUPONTGENOMATICAGEVOGLOBAL BIOCHEMINDIA GLYCOLSMETABOLIXMYRIANT