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Disruptive Innovations in Biosurfactants

  • Report

  • 43 Pages
  • December 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4900561

Biosurfactants Have the Highest Adoption Potential for Cosmetics and Oil and Gas Sector

Biosurfactants are becoming an attractive alternative for conventional surfactants. This transition is gaining importance as product developmental efforts in application areas such as cosmetics, personal care, and agriculture have already received satisfying results after shifting toward non-crude-based surfactants. There is also a significant push toward adoption of eco-friendly alternatives across the globe owing to rapid changes in regulations around material use that is aiding the R&D efforts towards biosurfactants.

This research service titled, “Disruptive Innovations in Biosurfactants” provides an understanding of various types of forms of biosurfactants based on feedstocks such as oil seed-based, cereals, insects, algae, and lignocellulose.

This research service describes the technology capabilities, manufacturing processes, and future prospects in the development of biosurfactants. Additionally, it also captures the various factors that influence adoption and application prospects in various industries. This research service also highlights the disruptive innovations that will enable the use of biosurfactants to meet the needs of various applications.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Key Findings
1.4 Factors Influencing the Adoption of Biosurfactants
2. Technology Snapshot
2.1 Biosurfactants Are More Desirable Forms of Surfactants than Conventional Surfactants
2.2 Biorefining is the Most Widely Used Manufacturing Method for Biosurfactants
2.3 Biomass Derived from Cereals are the Most Widely Adopted Feedstock for Biosurfactants
2.4 Oilseed is One of the Conventional Feestocks Used for Manufacturing Biosurfactants
2.5 Lignocellulose is One of the Key Emerging Feedstock Types
2.6 Insects are Being Investigated as a Potential Feedstock for Biosurfactants
2.7 Algae is Being Considered for Microbial Synthesis of Biosurfactants
2.8 Adoption of Biosurfactants is Enhanced by their Biodegradability Characteristics
2.9 Sourcing of Raw Materials for Biosurfactants is Cost-effective Compared to Synthetic Surfactants
2.10 European Region has the Highest Adoption Potential Owing to Stringent Regulations
3. Trend Analysis
3.1 R&D Activity Around Nanotechnology-based Biosurfactants is Increasing Significantly
3.2 Patenting Trends are Driven By the increasing Demand for Biosurfactants in Consumer Products Segment
3.3 Key Industrial Innovations
3.4 Microbial Culturing of Biosurfactants is Gaining Adoption in the European Region
3.5 European Region has the Highest Funding Activity Owing to Significant Biorefinery Expansion
4. Application Landscape
4.1 Key Application Areas for Biosurfactants
4.2 Regulations Play a Critical Role for the Adoption of Biosurfactants in the Cosmetics Sector
4.3 Biosurfactants will Play a Major Role in Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications
4.4 Biodegradability of Biosurfactant has Improved Adoption Potential in Industrial Cleaning Sector
4.5 Biosurfactants will Significantly Improve the Bioavailability of Plant Nutrients
4.6 Adoption of Biosurfactants can Significantly Reduce the Need for Synthetics in Personal Care Formulations
5. Technology Benchmarking
5.1 Benchmarking Rubrics
5.2 Cosmetics Sector is Observed to have the Highest Application Potential
5.3 Cosmetics Sector is Observed to have a High Adoption Potential Owing to Increasing Focus on Sustainable Products
6. Key Contacts
6.1 Key Contacts
7. Appendix
7.1 Benchmarking Matrix Data-I
7.2 Benchmarking Matrix Data-II
7.3 Legal Disclaimer