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This report describes the rationale for the development of a viable renewable chemicals industry and the potential applications of renewable chemicals, both current and projected.

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Advances in renewable chemicals

  1. 1. Advances in Renewable Chemicals Published:November 2011 No.Of Pages:167 Price:US $ 3835 Introduction This report describes the rationale for the development of a viable renewable chemicals industry and the potential applications of renewable chemicals, both current and projected. The dynamics of the Renewable Chemicals Market are discussed, including market drivers and challenges, and growth in key market segments and economies is projected to 2016. Features and benefits * Understand the major issues facing the renewable chemical industry, including the impact of emerging markets and emerging providers. * Identify areas of the renewable chemicals market expected to show strongest growth over the coming 5 years. * Understand recent research into renewable chemicals and keep abreast of latest developments. * Assess competitor activity in the field of renewable chemicals and identify potential current and future threats. * Anticipate the impact of environmental legislation on all businesses, including those not directly involved in the manufacture of chemicals. Highlights * A thriving renewable chemicals industry will rely on close collaborations between diverse industries including agricultural, pharmaceutical, fine chemical, petrochemical and waste management companies. Such cross-disciplinary collaborations are increasingly common, and involve mergers, acquisitions, and memoranda of understanding. * The development of platform chemicals that can act as a gateway into a range of renewable end-products and applications represents the current area of greatest research activity. * Two parallel strategies for the development of renewable chemicals exist; the direct replacement of existing petrochemicals (‘drop-ins’) and the development of alternative chemicals (‘novels’). The drop-in model is likely to predominate over the short term. Browse All Chemicals Market Research Reports
  2. 2. Table Of Contents About the author Disclaimer EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Biomass to chemical: an overview Applications of renewable chemicals Market dynamics Market size and growth Key players Future trends Biomass to chemical: an overview Summary Overview of renewable chemicals Introduction: biomass to chemicals Biomass overview Plant biomass Animal biomass Marine biomass Waste biomass Strategies for producing chemicals from biomass (Untitled sub-section) "Drop-in" chemicals versus "novel" chemicals Biorefineries Catalysis Applications of renewable chemicals Summary Introduction Platform chemicals Bioplastics/biopolymers Textiles Lubricants Biocomposites Market dynamics Summary Introduction Convergence of industries Market drivers Underlying certainties Political pressure for renewable chemical market development Economic pressure for renewable chemical market development Consumer pressures for renewable chemical market development Market challenges Attracting investment Market distortion Cost competition from petrochemicals Feedstock prices and supply of biomass Lack of existing infrastructure Competition from renewable energy Technical challenges Market size and growth
  3. 3. Summary Introduction Traditional chemicals market Projected total chemicals market Renewable chemicals market Overall renewable chemicals market size to 2016 Biodiesel Ethanol Biopolymers Platform chemicals Intermediate renewable chemicals Geographic analysis Key Players Summary Introduction Companies profiled (Untitled sub-section) Amyris (US) Archer Daniels Midland Company (US) Avantium (Netherlands) BASF Group (Germany) Bayer (Germany) BioAmber (US) BlueFire Renewables, Inc (US) Borregaard (Norway) Braskem (Brazil) Cargill (US) Cobalt Technologies (US) Codexis (US) DSM (Netherlands) DuPont (US) DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (US) Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc (US) Evonik (Germany) Genencor International, Inc (US) Genomatica (US) Gevo, Inc KiOR (US) LS9, Inc (US) Mascoma Corporation (US) Metabolix Myriant Technologies LLC (US) NatureWorks LLC (US) Novozymes A/S (Denmark) OPX Biotechnologies, Inc (US) Rivertop Renewables (US) Verenium Corporation (US) Virent Energy Systems, Inc (US) ZeaChem, Inc (US) Future trends and market opportunities Summary
  4. 4. Introduction Renewable chemicals in a biobased economy Future market participants Future geographic trends Feedstock developments Emergence of alternative feedstocks Improved feedstock efficiency Elimination of waste Chemical engineering developments Alternative solvents Alternative energy sources Improved catalysts Development of phase III biorefineries Chempolis, Finland Gen-X Energy Group Inc, US Appendix Scope Methodology Glossary/Abbreviations Bibliography LIST OF TABLES Table: Principles for sustainable biomass production (Dutch framework), 2008 Table: Biomass potential in the EU (million tons), 2010, 2020, and 2030 Table: Principal plant biomass crops, 2011 Table: Uses of animal biomass Table: Example applications of renewable chemicals Table: Potential applications of C2 platform chemicals derived from biomass Table: Potential applications of C3 platform chemicals derived from biomass Table: Potential applications of C4 platform chemicals derived from biomass Table: Potential applications of C5 and C6 platform chemicals derived from biomass Table: Examples of commercially produced bioplastics Table: Comparison of refining scenarios (efficiency, environmental impact, and cost) Table: Current policy status in five major world regions, 2010 Table: Total governmental support for biofuels in selected countries ($bn), 2006 Table: Commodity price data, 2007–10 Table: Bioplastic production capacity (tons), 2011 Table: First- and second-generation feedstocks Table: Typical oil yields from biomass sources (liters per hectare) Table: Enzyme-catalyzed reactions used in "green" chemical engineering Table: Advantages of phase III biorefineries LIST OF FIGURES Figure: World production and use of biomass (%), 2004 Figure: Periods of intense renewables R&D activity against historic oil prices ($/barrel) Figure: Worldwide use of renewable and fossil-fuel energy (TWh), 2000–2200 Figure: Biomass produced in Europe (megatons of oil equivalent), 2007 and 2020 Figure: Sources of plant-derived chemicals for industrial use, 2011
  5. 5. Figure: Applications of starch feedstocks in Europe (consumption, tons), 2009 Figure: Sugar production and consumption, selected countries (thousand tons), 2009–10 Figure: Principal platform chemicals derivable from carbohydrates Figure: Potential synthetic routes from plant oils Figure: Possible lignin transformations Figure: "Drop-in" versus "novel" renewable chemicals strategy Figure: Examples of "drop-in" and "novel" biochemicals from biomass Figure: Chemical compositions of selected biomass and petroleum components Figure: Overview of biorefinery processes Figure: Phase III biorefinery schematic Figure: Convergence of diverse industries with the emergence of biorefineries Figure: Recent cross-disciplinary collaborations in renewable chemicals arena, 2011 Figure: Overview of the Processum Biorefinery Initiative Cluster, Sweden Figure: Pressures resulting from the unsustainability of fossil dependence Figure: Proved oil reserves (thousand million barrels), 2009 Figure: Proved natural gas reserves (trillion cubic meters), 2009 Figure: Proved coal reserves (thousand million tons), 2009 Figure: World marketed energy consumption (quadrillion BTU), 2007–35 Figure: CO 2 emissions, renewable versus fossil feedstocks (tCO 2 eq/toe) Figure: Dynamic model of consumer adoption of environmentally benign technologies Figure: World chemical sales (€bn ($bn)), 2009 Figure: World chemical sales by region (%), 1999 and 2009 Figure: Average growth in chemical industry, major global regions (%), 1999–2009 Figure: Projected growth in chemical production (%), excluding pharmaceuticals, 2011 Figure: Production capacity ($bn), excluding pharmaceuticals, 1999–2016 Figure: Projected regional growth in chemical sales (%), 2011–16 Figure: Projected growth in global renewable chemicals market (%), 2010–16 Figure: Projected global biodiesel production (billion liters), 2009–16 Figure: Projected global bioethanol production (billion liters), 2009–16 Figure: Projected global bioplastics production (thousand tons), 2010–16 Figure: Projected global platform chemicals market ($bn), 2009–16 Figure: Projected global lactic acid market ($m), 2009–16 Figure: Projected global PDO market (million pounds), 2011–16 Figure: Projected global market in renewable intermediates ($bn), 2010–16 Figure: Global renewable chemical market share by region (%), 2010 Figure: Projected growth in renewable chemicals market by region (%), 2010–16 Figure: US vision goals, 2006 About Us: ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports and in-depth market research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. We provide 24/7 online and offline support to our customers. Get in touch with us for your needs of market research reports. Follow us on Twitter: Our Facebook Page:
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