Global Bio-based Butanol Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 79
  • SKU: IRTNTR13831

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This industry research report identifies Butalco, Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Cobalt Technologies, Eastman Chemical Company, GEVO, and Green Biologics as the key vendors in the global bio-based butanol market. This industry research report also presents a competitive analysis of the market value, market shares, market forecasting, market trends & demands, market segmentation by applications (acrylate, acetate, glycol ether, direct solvents, and plasticizers) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, Europe, and ROW).

Overview of the global bio-based butanol market

Technavio’s market research analysis identifies the high usage of bio-based butanol for manufacturing consumer products as one of the primary growth factors for the bio-based butanol market. Various consumer products are manufactured using bio-based butanol that is used either as a feedstock or a solvent in synthesizing resins and specialty chemicals. Butanol is an essential chemical used in the preparation of various intermediates and products in the chemical industry and is valued more as a chemical than as a fuel. Advancements in technology and the increasing R&D in the production of specialty chemicals will contribute to the growth of bio-based butanol market. According to this industry research report, this market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 9% by 2021.

Owing to its ability to be used directly as a replacement for ethanol fuel in the automotive sector without any engine modifications, the demand for bio-based butanol will considerable increase in the coming years. Several large vendors are entering into mergers and acquisitions to expand their product portfolio or to collaboratively launch a new product. Moreover, they are increasingly investing in the bio-based butanol market since it can be easily produced in the existing butanol plants. Our market research analysts predict that the increasing number of strategic alliances will be one of the key trends that will contribute to the growth of the bio-based butanol market.


Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is highly fragmented due to the presence of several key vendors competing based on developing products using new technology and strategic alliances. The high growth potential of the bioethanol market, the increasing demand for bio-based fuels, government policies across the globe, and use of eco-friendly biofuels will contribute to the growth of the vendors in the bio-based butanol market.


The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Butalco
  • Butamax Advanced Biofuels
  • Cobalt Technologies
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • GEVO
  • Green Biologics

The other prominent vendors in the market are Cathay Industrial Biotech, Green Biologics, Metabolic Explorer, Safeguard Biosystems, Syntec Biofuel, and Zeochem.


Segmentation by product type and analysis of the bio-based butanol market

  • Acrylate
  • Acetate
  • Glycol ether
  • Direct solvents
  • Plasticizers

Acrylate is increasingly used in the production of industrial coatings, decorative coatings, tablet coatings, paints in automobiles, and water-based coatings. Additionally, it is also used as a construction adhesive and as monomers in the production of polymers. This will drive the market’s growth prospects in this segment since butanol is used as the feedstock to produce acrylate.


Geographical segmentation and analysis of the bio-based butanol market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW

North America will be the primary contributor to bio-based butanol market and this will be mainly influenced by the appropriate climatic condition for growing feedstocks and the incentives provided by the government for the bio-synthetic routes of bio-based butanol production. Manufacturers in this region are increasingly taking measures to produce bio-based butanol through alternative feedstocks as well.


Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be of the global bio-based butanol market in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global bio-based butanol market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global bio-based butanol market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global bio-based butanol market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global bio-based butanol market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the global bio-based butanol market in Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global bio-based butanol market?
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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

Market overview

Market size and forecast

Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation  by application

  • Global bio-based butanol market by application
  • Global bio-based butanol market in the acrylate segment
  • Global bio-based butanol market in the acetate segment
  • Global bio-based butanol market in the glycol ether segment
  • Global bio-based butanol market in the direct solvents segment
  • Global bio-based butanol market in the plasticizers segment
  • Global bio-based butanol market in others segments

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global bio-based butanol market by geography
  • Bio-based butanol market in the Americas
  • Bio-based butanol market in Europe
  • Bio-based butanol market in APAC
  • Bio-based butanol market in ROW

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

  • Carbon-negative bio-based butanol market
  • Increasing number of strategic alliances
  • Blending regulations by government

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitor landscape
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • Butalco
  • Butamax Advanced Biofuels
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • GEVO
  • Novozymes

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • 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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