Global Bio-Butanol Market - Segmented by Application and Region - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4515064
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 142 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The bio-butanol market is expected to register a CAGR of 9.25% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. Major factors, such as growing demand from the automotive sector, combined with government regulations regarding environment degradation, are expected to drive the market.

Growing Demand from Automotive Industry

In recent times, bio butanol has been witnessing an increasing demand form the automotive industry, owing to its intrinsic properties. Bio butanol has good energy content of 105,000 BTU’s/gallon making it preferable as fuel. Also, it is less corrosive, therefore, making it suitable for engines without changing the engine modifications. In addition, EPA, which tests vehicle and fuel emissions, has confirmed that it reduces emissions, namely hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide (CO), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Therefore, these intrinsic properties have increased its demand in the automotive industry, thereby, driving the market.

Intrinsic Properties Driving the Motor Fuel Application

The market is segmented on the basis of application. Motor fuel is the dominant application and is expected to grow at a good rate because of better intrinsic properties making it preferable for the automotive industry. In addition, adhesive application, along with personal care product applications, is expected to increase with growing usage as construction adhesive, further augmented by the growing textile and cosmetic industries in APAC countries, like China, India, etc.

North America - The Dominant Market

North America is the major contributor to the bio-based butanol market because of incentives by the government for bio-based butanol production. Manufacturers in the United States are taking measures to produce bio-butanol through mergers. Gevo has collaborated with Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a predictive octane blending model for isobutanol and gasoline blendstocks for oxygenated blending (BOBs). Ongoing research in this field is expected to drive the market in the region. The US Department of Energy launched three Bioenergy Research Centers. of which, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has started focusing on developing bio-butanol. Asia-Pacific is a potential market with growing adoptions of bio butanol production technology in countries, like India, China, and Japan.

Notable Developments

August 2017: Praj Industries planned to commercialize their bio-butanol technology after successful trials in the R&D center.

Major Players: Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, Gevo, Green Biologics, Butyl Fuel LLC., Celanese, and Praj Industries, amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand from Automotive Industry
4.1.2 Government Regulations Pertaining to Environment Degradation
4.1.3 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Cost Involved in the Manufacture Process
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Alternative to Ethanol
4.3.2 Other Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis - (Market size, Growth and forecast)
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Motor Fuel
5.1.2 Plastics & Resins
5.1.3 Adhesives
5.1.4 Synthetic Rubber
5.1.5 Personal Care Products
5.1.6 Paints

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 UAE
6.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements)
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & services, and Recent Developments)
8.1 Butalco GmBH
8.2 Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
8.3 Butyl Fuel LLC.
8.4 Celanese
8.5 Cobalt Technologies
8.6 Eastman Chemicals
8.7 Energy Quest
8.8 Gevo
8.9 Green Biologics
8.10 METabolic EXplorer
8.11 Plantaonix
8.12 Praj
8.13 Russian Technologies
8.14 ZeaChem
*( List not exhaustive)

9. Disclaimer
**Subject to feasibility and availability on Public Domains
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  • Butalco GmBH
  • Butamax
  • Butyl Fuel LLC
  • Celanese
  • Cobalt Technologies
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Energy Quest
  • Gevo
  • Green Biologics
  • METabolic Explorer
  • Plantaonix
  • Praj
  • Russian Technologies
  • ZeaChe.
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