Green Chemicals & Materials – Unravelling the Myths
           and Creating Opportunities


     A panel discussion with F...
Focus Points


•   Key Industry Trends
•   Green Sourcing
•   Green Processes / Sustainability
•   White Biotechnology
•  ...
Key Industry Trends

Putting quot;Greenquot; in Context




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Trends’ Impact on the Chemicals Industry

                                            2007 – 2020

 High Impact

         ...
Materials Industry Trends

                           Performance Materials Market: Impact of Key Industry Trends
        ...
Materials Industry Trends

                           Performance Materials Market: Impact of Key Industry Trends
        ...
What is Green?




                         Sustainably                 Bio-enabling
   Biodegradable                     ...
Biobased Sourcing is alternative to Naphtha Stream

                                        Starch based polymers

       ...
Materials Industry Trends - Focus on Green


                                                                Thermoplastic...
Materials Industry Trends - Focus on Green


                                                                     Thermopl...
The chemical industry has cut its energy intensity
annually while reducing greenhouse gas emissions


                    ...
Bio-sourcing materials - Can analogies be drawn with oil-
based chemistry?
          Chart 5.1
          High Performance ...
Legislation

Lack of harmonisation?




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The lack of harmonisation in legislation and standards slows down the
momentum required for global adoption of green chemi...
Europe is leading a global multifaceted effort to bring the chemicals
industry in the 21st century


                     ...
Is “bio” a polished term for “green” products?




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FAQ’s & Frost & Sullivan Solutions

Case studies from Frost & Sullivan’s research




                                    ...
Frequently Asked Questions


                                                          What opportunities could
     What ...
Frost on the Green Revolution
                                                                                            ...
Conclusions


•   Green initiatives must be self-funding - i.e. themselves sustainable

•   There is no one thing that cou...
Your Feedback is Important to Us


          What would you like to see from Frost & Sullivan?

Growth Forecasts?

Competi...
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 Strategic Account Manager
 Chemicals, Materials and Food, Asia Pacific
 (65) 689...
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Green Chemicals & Materials – Unravelling The Myths And Creating Opportunities Oct08

  1. 1. Green Chemicals & Materials – Unravelling the Myths and Creating Opportunities A panel discussion with Frost & Sullivan's leading Chemicals & Materials analysts: Robert Outram, Leo Dokos Brian Balmer, Hari Ramasubramanian 29 October 2008
  2. 2. Focus Points • Key Industry Trends • Green Sourcing • Green Processes / Sustainability • White Biotechnology • Legislation • Case Studies / Examples 2
  3. 3. Key Industry Trends Putting quot;Greenquot; in Context 3
  4. 4. Trends’ Impact on the Chemicals Industry 2007 – 2020 High Impact Power Customer Recycling Nanotechnology Biorenewables White Biotechnology Logistics Excellence Super Chemical Companies Projected Impact on the Forwards/backwards Integration Chemicals Industry By-products/waste Environmental management Legislation Internet Auctions Low Impact Low High Certainty 4
  5. 5. Materials Industry Trends Performance Materials Market: Impact of Key Industry Trends (Europe), 2008 10 Security Energy-saving Safety Market Impact Lifestyle 5 Differentiation Functionality Innovation Sustainable production Expansion 0 0 5 Supply chain 10 Internal Impact 5
  6. 6. Materials Industry Trends Performance Materials Market: Impact of Key Industry Trends (Europe), 2008 10 Security Energy-saving Safety Market Impact Lifestyle 5 Differentiation Functionality Innovation Sustainable production Expansion 0 0 5 Supply chain 10 Internal Impact 6
  7. 7. What is Green? Sustainably Bio-enabling Biodegradable Chemicals Sourced & Materials •Detergents •Biorenewable building blocks •Oxy-biodegradable •Bioplastics •Bioplastics plastic additives •Natural fibre •Oleochemicals •Composites for wind •Biofuels (?) turbines •Recycled •Solar cell chemicals 7
  8. 8. Biobased Sourcing is alternative to Naphtha Stream Starch based polymers Polyhydroxyalkanoates CO2 1,3 Propanediol Wheat Ethanol ethylene Vinyl chloride 1,2 Propanediol maize C5 and Starch potato C6 Lactic Acid Acrylic acid Sugars Chiral compounds 3 HP Acrylic acid Sugar Poly lactic acid beet, PBS sugarcane Succinic THF acid 1,4 Butanediol Polyether polyols Sorbitol Glycols C5 Isoprene Polyisopropene Isosorbide polymer and Cellulose/ C6 Ethanol Ascorbic acid LignoCellulose Sugars Levullinic acid MeMbl Cellulose ethers, Cellulose esters and Viscose Fibres Acrolein Rapseed, Bio Diesel Current bulk productions Soyseed Vegetable Oil Allyl alcohol Glycerol Production on pilot scale 1,3 Propanediol Natural oil Polyols Research Scale (NOP) Epoxy resins Epichlorohydrin 1,2 propanediol Polyurethanes 8
  9. 9. Materials Industry Trends - Focus on Green Thermoplastics Biopolymers Renewable materials Coating resins Energy efficiency Natural fibres Production Cleaner processes Waste reduction / re-use Worker safety Top 10 Trends Enabling tech. Energy efficiency Safety Security 9
  10. 10. Materials Industry Trends - Focus on Green Thermoplastics Biopolymers Renewable materials Coating resins Energy efficiency Natural fibres Production Cleaner processes Waste reduction / re-use Worker safety Top 10 Trends Spec Chem as an enabler of green Materials: • Chemtura Polybond improves blending of wood fibres with PP in WPC • DuPont Biomax Strong at 2wt% greatly improves properties of PLA Enabling tech. Energy efficiency Safety Security 10
  11. 11. The chemical industry has cut its energy intensity annually while reducing greenhouse gas emissions Between 1990 and 2005 Between 1990 and 2005 Between 1990 and 2005 Between 1990 and 2005 Between 1990 and 2005 Between 1990 and 2005 energy consumption greenhouse gas emissions production has increased energy consumption greenhouse gas emissions production has increased remained flat declined remained flat declined Index 160 100 106 73 Source: Cefic Time 11
  12. 12. Bio-sourcing materials - Can analogies be drawn with oil- based chemistry? Chart 5.1 High Performance Plastics Market: Chemistry of C9 Monomers for Polyamides (Europe), 2007 C9 Chemistry Commodity C6 Chemistry Note the similarity of chemistries Natural Fatty Acids Oleic Acid: used to generate diamines for both niche C9 and commodity C6 polyamides O OH Adipic Acid O OH O O HO + PA 6,9 OH O HO OH O Azelaic Acid (old technology, largely superseded) PA 6,6 Pelargonic acid by- product: Used in alkyd resins, synthetic lubricant base PA 9,T H2N oils and plasticizers H2N NH2 NH2 HMDA 12
  13. 13. Legislation Lack of harmonisation? 13
  14. 14. The lack of harmonisation in legislation and standards slows down the momentum required for global adoption of green chemicals and processes Voluntarily participation Environment by the industry Legislation Not harmonised global regulatory framework – Ecology slow replacement of chemicals under consideration Economy Legislation will play an increasingly important role in the future in alignment with a global carbon footprint of materials and chemicals 14
  15. 15. Europe is leading a global multifaceted effort to bring the chemicals industry in the 21st century GHS Industry responsible for Industry responsible for Global Good Management protecting human health Global Good Management protecting human health of Chemicals & Materials and the environment of Chemicals & Materials and the environment Change of the responsibility Restriction of the use of certain Identify hazardous chemicals and from public authorities to hazardous substances in electrical inform users through standard industry in demonstrating the and electronic equipment symbols and phrases on the safe manufacture and use of packaging labels and through chemicals safety data sheets (SDS) Things will speed up due to recently introduced legislation focusing on protecting the environment as well as human health 15
  16. 16. Is “bio” a polished term for “green” products? Bioplastics These PLA, PHA's and starch-based Biolubricants polymers represent the future but Although the last 10 years these there is no specific legislation products have experienced a regulating the amount of renewable Biofuels market growth, this is due to a sourced material that needs to be State subsidies and EU directives slow replacement. Legislation present in a plastic for it to be called setting targets have been the mandating their use exists only bioplastic. It is therefore open to driving force for blending and in few European countries and individual players in the market to using biofuels. In the future … since 2008 in France as well. assess this particular point. Is “bio” the next “green” for chemicals and materials? 16
  17. 17. FAQ’s & Frost & Sullivan Solutions Case studies from Frost & Sullivan’s research 17
  18. 18. Frequently Asked Questions What opportunities could What does quot;Greenquot; there be for us in quot;energy actually mean? efficientquot; buildings? What are the different options to enter the bioplastics market? Can you charge a premium for a bio- based product? Is there any opportunity for recycling of advanced composites? Do you know what opportunities What impact will the new Pyramid there would be for [a new Technologies PLA plant have on material] to improve the thermal the bioplastics market? efficiency of buildings? 18
  19. 19. Frost on the Green Revolution PLA Market: Volume Forecasts (Europe), 2003-2013 • Green Issues Coverage – Up to date 250.0 200.0 studies on green initiatives in our 150.0 kt various end user segments 100.0 50.0 Constantly changing • Examples of recent research market requires frequent 0.0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 tracking of the key trends • Chinese Solar Power Markets Old New • Wood Plastic Composites The European Bioplastics Market • Renewable Chemicals Markets forecasts had to be revised just in one year since we wrote the study, to account • Bespoke consulting work on Green for the rapid changes that had taken Markets place in the market in 2008 • Biofuels Market – Entry Strategies for the Hungarian Market • An Overview on Uses for Flare Gas • Analyst Briefings • Such as this one on Green initiatives in the Chemicals & Materials Market An analysis of the 170 billion cubic metres of • White Papers flare gas wasted every year, and identification of technologies that will create • Environmental Sustainability Initiatives viable markets for this precious source of in the Performance Materials Industry energy 19
  20. 20. Conclusions • Green initiatives must be self-funding - i.e. themselves sustainable • There is no one thing that counts as quot;green.quot; It can be anything from: • emissions reduction or reduced usage of non-renewable raw materials • ... to broader social responsibility considerations such as the worker's working conditions • Marketing is key • ... But it is not just a marketing gimmick! • Important to be proactive and do it before legislation forces you to 20
  21. 21. Your Feedback is Important to Us What would you like to see from Frost & Sullivan? Growth Forecasts? Competitive Structure? Emerging Trends? Strategic Recommendations? Other? Please inform us by taking our survey. 21
  22. 22. For Additional Information Steve Lee Strategic Account Manager Chemicals, Materials and Food, Asia Pacific (65) 6890 0914 steve.lee@frost.com 22

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