The global renewable chemicals market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.36% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$142.796 billion by 2025 increasing from US$79.041 billion in 2019.
Renewable chemicals contain chemicals that are produced from renewable feedstocks such as biomass, agriculture raw materials, and microorganisms. Bio-based chemicals are now becoming cost-competitive and provide opportunities for replacement of petrochemicals with renewable resources.
Increasing demand and support for eco-friendly products is expected to drive the market for renewable chemicals during the forecast period. However, the presence of substitutes and high prices are anticipated to restrain the growth of the market in the coming years.
Growing demand for environment-friendly products is significantly driving the market for renewable chemicals
The countries today are targeting to replace fossil resources with renewable biological resources to produce food, chemicals, energy, and materials. The increasing concerns over climate change are considered as one of the prime drivers for the growth of the market during the forecast period. There is also a growing need for secure sustainable food production and clean water, clothing, and resources for housing due to the ever-increasing human population. In addition, companies are beginning to cater to the demand for conscious customers and by paying attention to their evident impact on the environment.
Also, eco-friendly products not only produce fewer emissions and reduce carbon footprint but also lowers shipping costs and creates a positive brand image which further propels the market growth opportunities for renewable chemicals over the forecast period. The emission of greenhouse gas has been increasing globally as the trend of industrialization continues. The percentage of countries committed to peaking their emission is expected to increase from 36% in 2010 to 60% in 2030 (source: Emission Gap Report 2018, United Nations Environment Programme).
Besides, The European Commission has set a target of achieving of 80% reduction in the emission by 2050 that could be achieved by 81Mt of carbon dioxide to be eliminated which will require 85% of the clinker production to be equipped with carbon capture and storage technology. Such collaborative efforts and initiatives drive the market for renewable-based chemicals in the coming years.
An increasing initiative towards the use of renewable chemicals by both public and private players
Both the government and the private sector are increasingly supporting and taking initiative for the use of renewable chemicals. For instance, recently, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals launched its third edition of Imagine Chemistry collaboration innovation challenge under which the company invites start-ups, university spin-outs among other potential partners to rescue the chemicals related challenges and unboxed the new way that creates value for customers.
In addition, major market players are investing heavily which is anticipated to boost the market for renewable chemicals over the forecast period. For instance, in 2019, Biorefinery Nordfuel invested nearly 150 million is scheduled to open a facility in Northern Finland in 2021 which will produce bioethanol and biofuel from softwood residues.
Also, in January 2019, Aemetis upgraded its Kakinada plant to enable the production of fifty million gallons a year of biodiesel and bio-oil. The expansion also includes the installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower cost and waste feedstock into the oil. Besides, in June 2018, The United States Senate passed its version of Farm Bill titles "The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018" that includes mandatory funding for the energy title program. The Energy title includes a variety of programs that benefits the bio-energy and bio-fuels industry including biochemical research and development initiative.
Furthermore, in March 2015, Mexican foreign and environmental ministers presented the national climate submission in Mexico City, unveiling a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emission by approx. 22% by 2060. As a result, in January 2018, Holcim Mexico, a part of LafargeHolcim Group gained Environment Protection Declaration (EPD) for a type of highly-specialized premixed concrete that is eco-friendly.
North America is estimated to hold a significant share in the market
By geography, the global renewable chemicals market has been segmented as North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. North America is expected to account for a significant share of the global renewable chemicals market in 2019 and is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR throughout the forecast period.
This growth is attributed to the presence of big market players coupled with the growing government initiative. As a result of rising awareness regarding greenhouse gas emission regarding another form of chemicals is compelling manufacturers and researchers to produce chemicals that not only reduces the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide at a considerable level but also is cost-effective.
The renewable chemicals market in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness exponential growth owing to abundant feedstocks and technological innovation in countries like China and India. Also, growing carbon footprints due to rapid industrialization in developing countries like India and China boost the demand for renewable chemicals.
In addition, Europe's renewable chemicals market will witness considerable growth during the forecast period on account of rising demand for environment-friendly products coupled with favorable government policies in the region. Furthermore, expanding the construction and agriculture industry is expected to drive the renewable chemicals market in South America and the Middle East and African region.
Prominent key market players in the global renewable chemicals market include BASF SE, Myriant Corporation, Avantium, and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products among others. The number of players in the renewable chemicals market is large and growing with the opportunity to generate significant revenues as a result of growing demand.
Key players in the market are seen to adopt similar strategies and are aiming to expand their market share by expanding their product portfolio. Big market players are looking to raise their market share and improve their market reach by acquiring SMEs. Moreover, different firms offer differentiated yet similar products to meet the different requirements of end-users.
2. Research Methodology 2.1. Research Data 2.2. Assumptions
3. Executive Summary 3.1. Research Highlights
4. Market Dynamics 4.1. Market Drivers 4.2. Market Restraints 4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis 4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers 4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers 4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants 4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes 4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry 4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
7. Renewable chemicals Market Analysis, By Geography 7.1. Introduction 7.2. North America (US$ Million) (tons) 7.3. South America (US$ Million) (tons) 7.4. Europe (US$ Million) (tons) 7.5. Middle East & Africa (US$ Million) (tons) 7.6. Asia-Pacific (US$ Million) (tons)
8. Competitive Environment and Analysis 8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis 8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness 8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations 8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
9. Company Profiles 9.1. Myriant Corporation 9.2. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products 9.3. Corbion 9.4. Reverdia 9.5. Braskem 9.6. Genomatica, Inc. 9.7. Avantium 9.8. NatureWorks LLC 9.9. BASF SE