Bio-based Platform Chemicals Market
Bio-based Platform Chemicals Market Analysis, By Type (C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6 Platform Chemicals), By Application (Bio-based Platform Chemicals for Polymers, Plastic Formulation, Bio-fuel, Cosmetics), and By Region - Global Market Insights 2023 to 2033
Analysis of Bio-based Platform Chemicals Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
Bio-based Platform Chemicals Market Growth Outlook (2023 to 2033)
The global bio-based platform chemicals market is estimated at US$ 17.6 Billion in 2023 and is forecast to reach US$ 35.3 Billion by 2033, growing with a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2033.
Bio-based platform chemicals are used in the production of different chemicals and products with enhanced functionality and ability. Increasing consumption of bio-based platform chemicals in chemical, pharmaceuticals, plastic, and other industries along with growing demand for organic and sustainable products are driving the market growth.
Estimated Market Value (2023E)
US$ 17.6 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (2033F)
US$ 35.3 Billion
Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
North America Market Share (2023)
East Asia Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
Europe Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
Key Companies Profiled
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Historic and Future Path for Bio-based Platform Chemicals Market
Bio-based platform chemicals represent a group of building blocks that are manufactured from sugar with the help of the biological conversion process. Bio-glycerol, bio-glutamic acid, bio-itaconic acid, bio-3-hydroxy propionic acid, and bio-succinic acid are some of the most commonly used bio-based platform chemicals.
On-going development in biorefineries has driven the evolution of bio-based chemicals as an alternative to petrochemicals. Bio-based chemicals are produced from renewable resources either by chemicals & enzymatic conversion or by fermentation, followed by product isolation and cleaning procedures. These chemicals are widely used in the applications such as polymers, plastic formulation, biofuel, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, paints & coatings, and solvents.
- Short Term (2023-2026): Growing demand for bio-based chemicals in the applications such as polymers, plastic formulation, and biofuel is likely to drive the demand for bio-based platforms in the coming years.
- Medium Term (2026-2029): Rising crude oil prices, and awareness regarding the harmful effects of petroleum-based chemicals leading to an increased usage of bio-based chemicals in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry will create a significant opportunity for the growth of the bio-based platform chemicals.
- Long Term (2029-2033): Implementation of favorable government policies promoting sustainable development, along with extensive R&D activities in the field of green chemistry is likely to create high demand for the bio-based platform in the long term.
Market Dynamics Overview
“Rising Demand for Eco-Friendly Products to Boost Bio-based Platform Market”
Rising demand for eco-friendly products from various end-use industries is likely to create a significant opportunity for the growth of the bio-based platform market in the coming years. Significant growth in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry is considered the prime factor for the growth of the bio-based platform market.
Increasing consumption of bio-based C-3 platform chemicals, growing demand for eco-friendly & bio-based products, and increasing demand for levulinic acid and bio-based glucaric acid are some of the key factors for the growth of the bio-based platform market.
Over the period, a large number of pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry products contains bio-based platform. Rising awareness regarding health and the use of bio-based chemicals in pharmaceuticals and a significant rise in the demand for a bio-based platform from skincare products is likely to create significant growth opportunities for the bio-based platform market.
Furthermore, government across the globe is supporting the use of bio-based chemicals in various end-use industries to reduce their carbon footprint. Governments are offering safety laws, rules, and regulations to improve the products quality of bio-based cosmetics. These factors create high demand for the bio-based platform in the coming years.
“Fluctuating Raw Material Prices is Likely to Hamper Market Growth”
Constant changing raw material prices can become a hurdle for the growth of bio-based platform chemicals in the coming years. Furthermore, the availability of raw materials such as plants, animals, and forestry materials can become challenging for bio-based platform chemical manufacturers.
Restricted availability of other sources such as waste from sugar refineries and algae can have a negative impact on the growth of the bio-based platform market during the assessment period.
The high cost of production of bio-based chemicals due to shortage of raw materials as well as in popularity along with the well-rooted application areas of fossil-fuel products can hamper bio-based platform market growth.
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What is the Market Scenario for Bio-based Platform Chemicals in the U.S.?
US holds the largest pharmaceutical industry across the globe. US Pharmaceutical and healthcare market is valued at over US$ 500 billion in 2022 and is expected to continue its dominance in the global market. US accounts for nearly 45% of the global pharmaceutical market and over 20% of the global production.
Increasing consumption of bio-based chemicals in the pharmaceutical industry is likely to create high demand for the growth of the bio-based platform market in the US.
In addition, end-use industries such as cosmetics, food & beverages, and fertilizer industries are strictly regulated by the government of US to avoid the negative impact on the health of citizens. Due to this manufacturing companies are more likely to shift to bio-based raw materials when compared to petroleum-based raw materials.
What are the Growth Opportunities for Bio-based Platform Chemicals in China?
China dominates over 50% of the market share in the East Asia region. China is witnessing high demand for bio-based products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food & beverage industries. Over the past few years, consumers’ preference towards bio-based products and government regulation regarding environmental protection has grown significantly which is considered the key factor for the growth of bio-based platform chemicals.
Rapid growing bio-based polymer industry along with the increasing adoption of bio-refinery concepts is expected to drive the demand for bio-based platforms in China. Also, increasing production of C4 chemicals & bio-based chemical building blocks is likely to lift the market growth in the coming years.
Why is the Popularity of Bio-based Itaconic Acid Rising Rapidly?
Bio-based itaconic acid is also known as bio-based methylene butanedioic acid. It is an organic compound produced through the fermentation process. There has been an increased consumption of bio-based itaconic acid as a substitute for petroleum-based products in the chemical industry. This material is soluble in alcohol such as methanol, ethanol, and propanol and is largely biodegradable.
It can be used in the production of monoester and is reactive to pyrrolidones alternative, which can be widely used in the applications such as shampoos, detergents, and many more. It can also be used in the pharmaceutical, textile, and chemical industries.
Bio-based itaconic acid has been widely used as an alternative to acrylic acid for the development of super-absorbent polymer variants. These factors are expected to increase the demand for bio-based itaconic acid during the assessment period.
Why are Bio-based Platform Chemicals Gaining Immense Popularity in the Polymer Industry?
Based on the application, polymers are likely to capture the maximum market share in the bio-based platform chemicals market. Bio-based platform chemicals are considered the most essential component in the manufacturing of polymers.
Lignocellulosic polymers are widely used in the applications such as fibers, filters, and films. The development of bio-plastic sectors is still new. The segment is likely to grow strongly during the assessment period.
Bio-based platform chemicals are used in the production of polymers including C4 aspartic acid, C6 glucaric acid, and 3-hydropropionic acid. Increasing demand for bio-based polymers in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and construction sectors is likely to generate higher revenues in the coming years.
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Market Titans Key Strategies
Bio-based platform chemicals market prominent players are BioAmber, Cargill, BASF SE, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, PTT Global Chemicals Public, Braskem SA, Evonik Industries AG, and Novozymes A/S.
Market-leading players in the bio-based platform chemicals are focusing on long-term partnerships with raw material suppliers. Manufacturers are looking to increase their production capacity to meet the growing demand for bio-based platform chemicals.
- In 2020, Virent Inc. announced a collaboration with Cargill to analyze the use of Cargill’s corn dextrose for the development and production of low-carbon biofuels, and biochemical for jet fuel and gasoline.
Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of bio-based platform chemicals positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.
Segmentation of Bio-based Platform Chemicals Industry Research
By Type :
- C-3 Platform Chemicals
- Bio-3-Hydroxpropionic Acid
- C-4 platform Chemicals
- Succinic Acid
- Fumaric Acid
- Malic Acid
- Aspartic Acid
- C-5 platform Chemicals
- Levulinic Acid
- Glutamic Acid
- Itaconic Acid
- C-6 platform Chemicals
- Glucaric Acid
- 2,5-Furan Dicarboxylic Acid
- C-3 Platform Chemicals
By Application :
- Plastic Formulation
- Paint & coatings
By Region :
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia & Oceania
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The global bio-based platform chemicals market is estimated at US$ 17.6 billion in 2023.
During 2023-2033, demand for bio-based platform chemicals is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.2%.
The North American market is estimated to capture over 1/4th of the market share.
Polymers are anticipated to capture the maximum market share due to rising demand for bio-based polymers in the construction, automotive, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Bio-based platform chemicals are going to register a moderate growth rate in Europe with a CAGR of 6.9% between 2023 and 2033.
BioAmber, BASF SE, Cargill, Mitsubishi Corporation, PTT Global Chemicals, Breskem SA, Evonik Industries, GFBiochemicals, Novozymes A/S, Succinity GmBH are some of the prominent manufacturers in the bio-based platform chemicals market.
Stringent regulations related to petroleum-based platform chemicals and increasing focus on carbon emissions reduction are considered the key factor for the growth of bio-based platform chemicals.