Renewable Chemicals Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Renewable Chemicals Market Information: By Feedstock (Corn, Sugarcane, Biomass, Algae and others), By Product (Ethanol, Methanol, Ketones, Glycerol, Organic Acids, Bio-Polymers, Platform Chemicals and others), By End-Use Industry (Petrochemical, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Chemical, Agricultural, Packaging, Textile, Medical and others) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/0541-CR | July 2019 | Region: Global | 147 pages

Renewable Chemicals Market Overview

Renewable Chemicals Market is projected to hold a significant market value while expanding at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period, evaluates Market Research Future (MRFR).

Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought an adverse impact on the renewable chemicals industry. The chemical sector plays an essential role in the production of fertilizers, plastic, packaging products, and others. The pandemic resulted in the temporary suspension of the various non-essential facilities that negatively impacted the renewable chemicals industry. The pandemic caused the disruption of the supply and manufacture chain due to the temporary shutdown of factories, suspended flight services, and the lockdown. However, various players are opting for strategies to mitigate losses incurred during the complete shutdown of factories and manufacturing units. The players in the market have begun with the production of PPE products such as; masks, hand sanitizers, and others. The initiative is expected to bring opportunities for the renewable chemicals market manufacturers.

List of Key Players Covered in the Report

  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (US)

  • Amyris Inc (US)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Bioamber Inc (US)

  • Biomethanol Chemie Nederland B.V. (The Netherlands)

  • Braskem (Brazil)

  • Cargill Inc (US)

  • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (The Netherlands)

  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)

  • Genomatica Inc (US)

  • Myriant Corporation (US)

  • NatureWorks LLC (US)

  • Novozymes A/S (Denmark)

  • Solazyme Inc (US)

  • SOLVAY (Belgium)

  • DOW (US)

  • UOP LLC (US)

Market Dynamics


Growing Demand for Renewable Chemicals in Various End-Users to Boost the Market Growth

The growing demand for renewable chemicals in transportation, food processing, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and construction sectors is expected to be a significant factor that can grow the renewable chemicals market during the assessment term. The rapid depletion of fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions are anticipated to increase the need for biomaterial, which can benefit the market in various ways. The rising concerns towards the protection of the environment and the increasing demand for renewable chemicals is likely to popularize the “Green Chemistry” concept that is projected to augment the market share. The availability of low-cost feedstock, on-going technical development, and the growing preference for eco-friendly products are likely to propel the market expansion.


Growing Popularity of Biopolymers to Offer Significant Opportunities for Market Expansion

The growing popularity of biopolymers and platform chemicals derived from renewable feedstock is expected to offer lucrative market opportunities during the forecast period.


Complex Manufacturing Process to Restrain the Market Growth during the Review Term

The complex manufacturing process associated with the manufacturing of renewable chemical products is likely to hinder the market growth during the forecast period.


Volatility in Raw Material and High Processing Cost to Pose Significant Challenge

The high prices associated with the processing of products and the volatility in raw materials are some significant factors that are expected to pose a substantial challenge to the market growth in the analysis timeframe.

Cumulative Market Growth Analysis

MRFR asserts that the global market for renewable chemicals is expected to witness significant market growth. The growing environmental crisis and the increasing popularity of biopolymers are predicted to make substantial participation in boosting the industry.

Segment Overview

By End-Use Industry

In the end-use industry of the global renewable chemicals market, the automotive segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing segment of the market. The growth of the component can be attributed to the growing application of biodiesel, bioethanol, and biopolymers in the industry.

By Feedstock

In the feedstock segment of the global renewable chemicals market, the biomass segment is anticipated to lead the market and showcase a notable CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing demand for biodiesel and bioethanol. Besides, the rising usage of biomass-based products in several end-use sectors is another significant factor that is projected to boost the market.

By Product

In the product segment of the global renewable chemicals market, the bio-polymers segment is anticipated to witness a promising CAGR during the review term due to the growing demand for the product in the automotive and packaging sectors.

Regional Analysis

APAC to Lead the Market during the Forecast Period

As per the assessment by MRFR, APAC is anticipated to lead the global market during the forecast period owing to the growing concerns regarding the environment. Various economies such as; China, India, Japan, and others are anticipated to play a significant role in developing the market owing to the increasing demand for such products in various end-user sectors. Besides, the on-going development in the extraction techniques and the presence of multiple opportunities in the growth-centric countries are predicted to be other salient factors that can actuate the market size.

North America to Display Significant Market Growth

North America is expected to witness significant market growth during the forecast period owing to the imposition of various rules and regulations to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases. The US is expected to be one of the most lucrative markets that are likely to enhance market growth in the projection term.

Europe to Grow due to Growing Investment by Governments of Various Countries of the Region

Europe is projected to showcase a significant rise in the market due to increasing European Union investment to establish and promote the ‘Green Economy’. Besides, the government of various European countries is taking initiatives to encourage renewable chemicals, which is expected to strengthen the industry in the region.

Competitive Landscape

Various strategic alliances and the on-going technical development in renewable chemicals are anticipated to enhance the consumer base of key players and offer various lucrative opportunities. The growing demand for renewable chemicals is likely to motivate the key players to add innovation in the product that may provide an upper hand to them. Besides, the number of new players entering the market is expected to accelerate the competition in the industry.

Report Overview

The analysis report prepared on the global market for the renewable chemical by MRFR presents an in-depth study of the market during the forecast period. The report highlights the market dynamics, which has been performed on the basis of Porter’s Five-Factor analysis and Supply Chain Analysis. The market has been segmented to provide a better understanding of the market. The market report also highlights the strategies employed by the key players to stay relevant in the market. The crucial details of the market have been protracted on the basis of competitive partners, key players, and the revenue generated during the analysis term. In addition, the report also throws light on the regional, global, and domestically renowned players that play a significant role in augmenting the market. The report also talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the global market for renewable chemicals.

Industry Update:

June 2019 - LyondellBasell Industries N.V., along with Neste, will start with the production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene. The project made use of renewable hydrocarbons extracted from sustainable bio-based raw materials like residue oils and waste.

October 2021- Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, based in Japan, targets to aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the group by 2050, fractionally via eco-friendly production and renewable energy processes. The Japanese company believes that the road to carbon-free production consists of lucrative opportunities. The plan's core is 100 billion yen, i.e., USD875 million in capital investment through 2030. The funds will be used to deploy on-site solar panels and build a plastics plant, which uses spent vegetable oils.

October 2021- RUDOLF HUB1922, an Italian company, revealed the OFFUEL product series, a liberal array of chemical auxiliaries for denim finishing consisting of a minimum of 90 percent of substitutes to crude oil/or components based on recycled materials. The OFFUEL range by RUDOLF HUB1922 has consisted of 11 finishing auxiliaries. All of these are either brand new RUDOLF's technologies or selected existing solutions. Available, renewable raw materials are the popular denominator all over the RUDOLF HUB1922 OFFUEL range. Those renewable sources do not contend with human and/or animal nutrition nor compete with manufacturing any fuel. The renewable raw materials to be used are divided into five distinct groups:
o Substances recycled from plastics — either post-consumer or industrial waste
o Substances recycled from the waste of biological origin
o Salts, water, basic acids, and alkalis
o Substances of biological origin or produced through biotechnologies
o Substances of botanical origin

Segmentation Table

Global Renewable Chemicals Market, By-Products

  • Ethanol

  • Methanol

  • Ketones

  • Glycerol

  • Organic acids

  • Biopolymers

  • Platform chemicals

  • Polyethylene

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)

  • Polylactic Acid (PLA)

  • Other

Global Renewable Chemicals Market, By End-Use Industry

  • Petrochemical

  • Food & Beverage

  • Automotive

  • Chemical

  • Agricultural

  • Packaging

  • Textile

  • Medical

  • Others

Global Renewable Chemicals Market, By Products Feedstock

  • Corn

  • Sugarcane

  • Biomass

  • Algae

  • Others

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   2019-2025: Substantial CAGR
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Feedstock, Product, End-User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Archer Daniels Midland Company, Amyris, BASF SE, BioAmber Inc., BioMCN, Braskem, Cargill, Royal DSM, DowDuPont, and Evonik AG industries
  Key Market Opportunities   Growing Popularity of Biopolymers to Offer Significant Opportunities for Market Expansion
  Key Market Drivers   Growing Demand for Renewable Chemicals in Various End-Users to Boost the Market Growth

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

In 2018, the global renewable chemicals market was valued at USD 88 billion.

The increasing awareness about the environmental impact of the chemical industry is likely to remain the major driver for the renewable chemicals market.

Ethanol accounts for the largest share in the global renewable chemicals market, accounting for USD 75.6 billion in 2018.

The biomass segment dominates the global renewable chemicals market by feedstock.

The automotive industry is the major end user of renewable chemicals.