Global Bio Alcohol Market - Industry Insights and Forecast 2015-2019

  • Published: May 2015
  • Pages: 62
  • SKU: IRTNTR5958

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Market Definition and Growth of the Bio Alcohol Market:

Bio alcohols are sustainable organic chemicals that possess important physiological properties through the fermentation of sugar or cellulose. Bio-alcohols are environment-friendly and mainly used in transportation as an alternative to gasoline.

The growing scarcity of non-renewable resources is a key driver of this market. Bio-based chemicals are increasingly replacing petroleum-based products owing to a rise in crude oil prices. In addition, reduced carbon footprint of the bio-alcohol production process is expected to help the Bio-alcohol Market grow at a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period.

Currently, bio-alcohols are produced from feedstock such as biomass that majorly include organic wastes. However, with the advancement in technology the usage of cellulosic biomass will give more impetus to the growth of this market. These are made up of very complex sugar molecules using biomass such as corn stover and switchgrass. It is expected to open up huge opportunities in the Bio-alcohol Market in this period.

Leading Companies in the Bio alcohol Market:

  • BioAmber
  • Cargill
  • Genomatica
  • Myriant

The other prominent vendors in the market include BASF, Cobalt, CoolPlanetBiofuels, DuPont, Fulcrum, Harvest Power, Valero, Mascoma, and Mitsubishi Chemicals.

Key Application Areas for the Bio alcohol Market:

  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Medical
  • Others

The transportation sector accounted for a majority share of the Bio-alcohols market followed by infrastructure and medical sectors in 2014.

Leading Biofuel Producing Countries:


Germany was the largest producer and consumer of biofuels as of 2014.The stringent government regulations towards a greener and sustainable environment drive the Bio-alcohols market in Germany. However, the lack of availability of bio-based raw materials is still a major challenge the Germany market faces.


US was the second largest consumer of biofuels as of 2014. The government has taken several initiatives to shift to the production of bio-based production of chemicals. The Biorefinery Assistance Program (Section 9003) in US states that the companies willing to produce high-performance renewable chemicals and bio-based products will be eligible for loan guarantees to build the manufacturing plants.

Key Trends of the Bio-alcohol Market:

  • Key advances in biotechnology have enabled researchers to use cellulosic biomass for enhanced biofuel production.
  • Many chemical producers are expected to shift to biofuels during the forecast period.
  • There is an upsurge in the demand for biofuels from emerging regions that has opened new opportunities for the bio alcohol market.
  • Emerging regions such as South America are showing growing inclination towards newer applications of Bio-ethanol, a major product in the market.
  • The entry of foreign players such as BASF in China is likely to impact this market in a positive way.

Other Sections of the Report Include an Analysis on the Following:

  • Key Drivers and their Impact on the Bio alcohol Market
  • Key Challenges and their Impact on the Bio alcohol Market
  • Key Trends and their Impact on the Bio alcohol Market
  • Five Forces Analysis of the Bio alcohol Market
  • SWOT Analysis of Key Vendors of the Bio alcohol Market

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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
05. Introduction
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market Overview
07. Market Landscape
07.1 Market Size and Forecast
07.2 Five Forces Analysis
08. Market Segmentation by Application
08.1 Global Bio-alcohols Market in Transportation Sector
08.1.1 Market Size and Forecast
08.2 Global Bio-alcohols Market in Infrastructure Sector
08.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
08.3 Global Bio-alcohols Market in Medical Sector
08.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
09. Market Segmentation by Type
09.1 Global Bio-ethanol Market
09.1.1 Market Size and Forecast
09.2 Global Bio-butanol Market
09.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
09.3 Global Bio-methanol Market
09.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
09.4 Global Bio-BDO Market
09.4.1 Market Size and Forecast
10. Geographical Segmentation
10.1 Bio-alcohols Market in Europe
10.1.1 Market Size and Forecast
10.2 Bio-alcohols Market in North America
10.2.1 Market Size and Forecast
10.3 Bio-alcohols Market in APAC
10.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
11. Key Leading Countries
11.1 Germany
11.2 US
12. Buying Criteria
13. Market Growth Drivers
14. Drivers and Their Impact
15. Market Challenges
16. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
17. Market Trends
18. Trends and Their Impact
19. Vendor Landscape
19.1 Competitive Scenario
19.2 Other Prominent Vendors
20. Key Vendor Analysis
20.1 BioAmber
20.1.1 Key Facts
20.1.2 Business Overview
20.1.3 Product Segmentation
20.1.4 Product Applications
20.1.5 Manufacturing Facilities
20.1.6 Business Strategy
20.1.7 Recent Developments
20.1.8 SWOT Analysis
20.2 Braskem
20.2.1 Key Facts
20.2.2 Business Overview
20.2.3 Business/Product Segmentation
20.2.4 SWOT Analysis
20.3 Cargill
20.3.1 Key Facts
20.3.2 Business Overview
20.3.3 Business Segmentation
20.3.4 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
20.3.5 Business Strategy
20.3.6 Recent Developments
20.3.7 SWOT Analysis
20.4 Myriant
20.4.1 Key Facts
20.4.2 Business Overview
20.4.3 Product Segmentation
20.4.4 Recent Developments
20.4.5 SWOT Analysis
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Primary sources

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  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

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  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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