Microbial Biosurfactants Market

Microbial Biosurfactants Market Analysis By Product Type (Rhamnolipids Biosurfactants, Sophorolipids Biosurfactants & Mannosylerythritol Biosurfactants) By Application & By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Microbial Biosurfactants market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Microbial Biosurfactants Market Outlook (2022-2032)

Worldwide sales of microbial biosurfactants are valued at US$ 16.5 million in 2022. Detailed industry analysis has revealed that the global microbial biosurfactants market is expected to exceed US$ 24.3 million by 2032, expanding at a 3.9% CAGR.

Report Attributes


Microbial Biosurfactants Market Size (2021A)

US$ 16.1 Million

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 16.5 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 24.3 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

3.9% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)

~ 31.3%

North America Growth Rate (2022-2032)

4.7% CAGR

U.S. Growth Rate (2022-2032)


Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • AGAE Technology
  • Jeneil Biosurfactant
  • Saraya Co., Ltd.
  • AkzoNobel
  • BASF
  • Ecover
  • Evonik
  • Innospec

Under product type, rhamnolipids are anticipated to reach a market valuation of around US$ 5.6 million and create an absolute & opportunity of US$ 2.2 million during 2022-2032.

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Consumption Analysis of Microbial Biosurfactants (2017-2021) Vs. Forecast Outlook (2022-2032)

Latest market analysis by Fact.MR, a global market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that market value for microbial biosurfactants is estimated to increase at 3.9% CAGR through 2032. In 2021, the microbial biosurfactants market stood at around US$ 16.1 million.

Sophorolipids, under product type, account for the highest market share, and are mainly useful in automatic dishwashing rinse aid formulations and for hard surface cleaning.

Surfactants are a primary component of cleaning detergents. Surfactants are of mainly four different types - anionic, non-Ionic, cationic and amphoteric surfactants, primarily differing in composition & polarity. Microbial biosurfactants hold around 2.8% of the global surfactants market.

Key manufacturers are attentive to delivering cost-effective microbial biosurfactants that will encourage other market players to invest in the market.

Microbial biosurfactants are chemicals produced by micro-organisms and consist of both, hydrophilic & hydrophobic groups. Wide use of microbial biosurfactants in household detergents, oilfield chemicals, and pharmaceutical manufacturing, is escalating market growth.

The agricultural chemicals industry is a significant part of the global agriculture industry, consisting of several products used such as pesticides, fertilizers & biosurfactants, etc.

Market value of the global agricultural chemicals market in 2021 was approximately US$ 256.7 billion, and is probable to increase by US$ 300 billion by 2025. These factors are estimated to drive demand growth of microbial biosurfactants over the coming years.

Rhamnolipids are a class of glycolipids produced by pseudomonas aeruginosa. Significantly, there are two main classes - mono-rhamnolipids and di-rhamnolipids. Rhamnolipids are widely used in several industries such as agriculture and bioremediation, food, petroleum, etc.

Fact.MR projects the microbial biosurfactants market to witness 3.9% CAGR during 2022 and 2032 in comparison to 3.2% CAGR from 2017 and 2021.

Microbial biosurfactants market forecast by Fact.MR

The above image provides market share analysis of product type, application, and regions in a nutshell. Under product type segment, sophorolipids segment dominates the market by holding 34.4% share in 2021.

What’s Driving Sales of Microbial Biosurfactants across the World?

“Growing Use of Less Toxic Biosurfactants to Drive Market Growth”  

Microbial biosurfactants are produced by bacteria, yeast and fungi and can be aided as green surfactants. Biosurfactants are known as eco-friendly and less toxic, however, several types of biosurfactants have the prospective to be produced for various industries such as cosmetics, food industry and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Thus, the growing attraction toward eco-friendly products and the availability of microbial biosurfactants provide a favorable condition to attract new players in the market.

“Rising Use of Microbial Biosurfactants in Agriculture Chemicals”

Agricultural chemicals are used to protect crops from pests and diseases. Biosurfactants have an essential role in agriculture chemicals, mainly synthesized by environmental isolates. With soil remediation, biosurfactants can be extensively applied to better agricultural soil quality.

The most eye-catching property of biosurfactants is that they are effortlessly biodegradable and have a less toxic impact on the environment, and thus, such properties are opening the doors for manufacturers to increase their revenue prospects.

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Region-wise Analysis

Which Regional Microbial Biosurfactants Market Will Bring in High Profits?

The North America microbial biosurfactants market accounts for the largest market share of 31.4%. The regional market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast years.

Extensive use of microbial biosurfactants in cosmetics is appealing to manufacturers to invest in the market. Rhamnolipids is an active ingredient broadly used in the healing of skin diseases, curing burn shocks, preventing wrinkles, etc. Additionally, the affordable price of microbial biosurfactants is propelling regional market growth.

Rhamnolipids are used as cleansers & detergents, and are natural surface-active agents & natural emulsifiers, which are extensively used as detergent compositions, shampoos & soaps, and laundry products, which will fuel market demand during the forecast years of 2022-2032.

How is the Asia Pacific Microbial Biosurfactants Market Performing?

The APAC microbial biosurfactants market has increased in market valuation from US$ 4.1 million in 2017 to US$ 4.6 million in 2021, reflecting growth of 3.2%.

Rise in the demand for microbial biosurfactants in multiple applications such as agricultural chemicals and bioremediation enhanced oil recovery is supporting market growth. Rhamnolipids show brilliant emulsifying properties such as efficiently removing crude oil from facilitating bioremediation of oil spills and soil.

Additionally, growing inclination toward the eco-friendly nature of the product is set to drive market demand in the region over the coming years.

Country-wise Analysis

Why Does the U.S. Account for High Demand for Microbial Biosurfactants?

The United States microbial biosurfactants market dominates the landscape by holding 28.4% market share in 2022, and is projected to register a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast years.

Upsurge in the demand for microbial biosurfactants in multiple applications such as household detergents, industrial & institutional cleaners, personal care, oilfield chemicals, etc., is set to boost the growth of the product market in the country.

Why are Market Players Increasingly Eyeing China?

The China microbial biosurfactants market accounts for the second-largest market share of 12.1% in 2022, and is estimated to register a CAGR of 4.3% through 2032.

Prominent industrialists are focused on delivering various types of microbial biosurfactants with wide-ranging benefits, such as rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, mannosylerythritol, and other product types. There are also several manufacturers from China that especially contribute to the microbial biosurfactants market in the country.

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Category-wise Insights

Why Does Mannosylerythritol Hold a Prominent Share in the Microbial Biosurfactants Market?

Under the product type segment, the microbial biosurfactants market is segmented into rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, mannosylerythritol, and other product types.

Mannosylerythritol performs as an actual topical moisturizer and repairs damaged hair, and has the properties of protecting and healing. The mannosylerythritol segment holds 28.6% of the overall market share, and is projected to witness a CAGR of 3.6% over the decade.

Which Application of Microbial Biosurfactants is Popular?

Microbial biosurfactants, under application, are segmented into household detergents, industrial & institutional cleaners, personal care, oilfield chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and other applications.

Industrial & institutional cleaners lead the market by holding 25% of the overall market share, and are projected to register a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period.

Market value of beauty & personal care amounted to US$ 564.4 billion in 2020, and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.7%.

Biosurfactants have exhibited great potentials such as skin compatibility and skin protection. The personal care segment is estimated to provide a gain of 100 BPS to the global microbial biosurfactants market during the assessment years of 2022-2032.

Competition Landscape

Key manufacturers of microbial biosurfactants are SI Group, Agae Technologies, LLC, Ecover UK Ltd, Saraya Co., Ltd., AkzoNobel, BASF, and Jeneil. The global microbial biosurfactants market is consolidated and competitive because of the presence of various international and local players.

For instance :

  • Evonik, in January 2019, partnered with the consumer goods group Unilever and invested in biosurfactants, which will allow the company to expand its market position in the biosurfactants domain
  • BASF, in Oct 2021, signed a bio surfactant agreement with Allied Carbon Solutions & Holifirm to produce sophorolipids & glycolipid for home & personal care.

Fact.MR has delivered thorough statistics about the price facts of top microbial biosurfactant manufacturers positioned across regions, in addition to providing information on sales growth, speculative production expansion, and production capacity, in the recently published report.

Microbial Biosurfactants Industry Research by Category

  • Microbial Biosurfactants Market by Product Type :

    • Rhamnolipids
    • Sophorolipids
    • Mannosylerythritol
    • Other Product Types
  • Microbial Biosurfactants Market by Application :

    • Household Detergents
    • Industrial & Institutional Cleaners
    • Personal Care
    • Oilfield Chemicals
    • Agricultural Chemicals
    • Other Applications
  • Microbial Biosurfactants Market by Region :

    • North America 
    • Latin America 
    • Europe 
    • East Asia 
    • South Asia & Oceania 
    • MEA 

- FAQs -

What is the global microbial biosurfactants market status?

The global microbial biosurfactants market is worth over US$ 16.5 million in 2022.

How is global demand expected to shape up over the forecasted period?

Demand for microbial biosurfactants is anticipated to surpass US$ 24.3 million by 2032-end.

What was the last 5-year CAGR for the demand for microbial biosurfactants?

Over the 2017-2021 period, the global market for microbial biosurfactants expanded at 3.2% CAGR.

Who are the key manufacturers of microbial biosurfactants?

Some of the prominent players in the microbial biosurfactants market are Jeneil, Innospec, Evonik, Ecover and BASF.

Which is the leading regional market for microbial biosurfactants?

North America is the leading microbial biosurfactants market accounting for 31.4% of the global market share in 2022.

Which application of microbial biosurfactants accounts for most sales?

Industrial & institutional cleaners hold 25.0% of the market share in 2022.

Microbial Biosurfactants Market

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