Global Microbial Biosurfactants Market: Snapshot

There has been an increasing awareness about the use of the biobased products for cleaning purpose which has resulted in propelling the growth of the global market for microbial biosurfactants. Favorable rules and regulatory outlook in the established economies has further strengthened the growth prospects of the global microbial bio surfactants market. However, there is a high cost associated with the microbial biosurfactants when compared to those derived from plants and synthetically manufactured surfactants. This is expected to act as an impeding factor in the development of the global market. On the flip side, the global market for microbial biosurfactants has a big opportunity to expand due the rising demand from the environmental segment for these microbial biosurfactants.

The global market for microbial biosurfactants is expected to show a healthy CAGR of 4% over the course of the given forecast period of 2014 to 2020. The overall market valuation of microbial biosurfactants market is estimated to reach a worth of US$17.1 mn by the end of the forecast period.

Household Detergents Emerge as Leading Application Segment Owing to Increasing Need for Viable Cleaning Products

Sophorolipids has emerged as the biggest microbial biosurfactants segment in the recent past with accounting for over 50% of the total market share during the time. These surfactants are most preferred for marketing and commercialization purpose because of its high production yields. It is anticipated that this segment will be the fastest growing product segment over the course of forecast period. Following sophorolipids are the rhamnolipids which are the second most consumed microbial surfactants across the globe. These surfactants are primarily used in the biopesticides, enhanced oil recovery, and bioremediation. Other microbial biosurfactants have constituted for a lesser share in the global market and this trend is expected to continue over the course of the forecast period.

These microbial biosurfactants form a vital component of detergents, as their efficacy is high even with smaller concentrations when compared to synthetic detergents. The application segment of personal care is projected be one of the most promising segment in the coming years. Microbial biosurfactants have high properties of moisturizing than that possessed by synthetic surfactants. Chemicals in the synthetic surfactants may also cause harm to the skin. Microbial biosurfactants find their application in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), which is utilized for optimizing the recovery of petroleum and oil products from oil wells. These microbial biosurfactants are less hazardous to the environment and barely requires thermal energy. They are utilized in smaller concentrations for the process of recovery in comparison with synthetic surfactants. Household detergents have emerged as a leading application segment in the global microbial biosurfactants market. Increasing demand for viable products in cleaning and detergents products is expected to spur the market. Customers are now shifting from chemical based synthetic products to bio-based products because of rising awareness about environmental concerns. With respect to demand, the global market for microbial biosurfactants for the segment of household detergents is expected to show a healthy CAGR of 6.1% over the course of 2014 to 2020.

Europe to Continue its Dominance in Market Owing to Strict Government Policies

The global microbial biosurfactants market has been dominated by Europe in the last few years. Europe has shown high consumption of microbial biosurfactants because of the strict regulations imposed by the local governments on the use of bio-based materials. It is projected that Europe will remain as the fastest growing regional market during the course of forecast period. This progress is followed by North America which is estimated to reach an overall valuation of US$4.3 mn by the end of 2020. The growth of Asia Pacific is projected to be at a considerable rate because of the rising awareness among people about the benefits of using bio-based products.

Some of the key players in the market include names such as Ecover, MG Intobio, Saraya, Jeneil Biotech, and AGAE Technologies among others.

Table of Content
 
Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
1.3 Research scope and assumption
1.4 Research methodology
 
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
 
Chapter 3 Microbial Biosurfactants – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 Increasing consumer preference towards use of bio-based cleaning products
               3.3.1.1 Global green cleaning product market, 2013 - 2020 (USD Billion)
      3.3.2 Favorable regulatory outlook in developed countries
3.4 Restraints
      3.4.1 High production cost as compared to plant derived and synthetic surfactants
3.5 Opportunities
      3.5.1 Increasing demand for microbial biosurfactants in environmental sector
3.6 Porter’s five forces analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining powers of suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
      3.6.3 Threat from substitutes
      3.6.4 Threat from new entrants
      3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Market attractiveness analysis
      3.7.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market: Market attractiveness analysis, by application
3.8 Company market share analysis
      3.8.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market: Company market share analysis, 2012
 
Chapter 4 Microbial Biosurfactants Market – Product Segment Analysis
4.1 Microbial biosurfactants market: Product segment overview
      4.1.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market volume share, by product, 2012 and 2020
4.2 Rhamnolipids
      4.2.1 Global rhamnolipids market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.3 Sophorolipids
      4.3.1 Global sophorolipids market, 2012 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.4 Mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL)
      4.4.1 Global MEL market, 2012 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
4.5 Others (Other glycolipids, fatty acids and polymeric surfactants)
      4.5.1 Global others microbial biosurfactants market, 2012 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
 
Chapter 5 Microbial Biosurfactants Market: Application Analysis
5.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market: Application overview
      5.1.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market share, by application, 2012 and 2020
5.2 Household detergents
      5.2.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market for household detergents application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.3 Industrial & Institutional cleaners
      5.3.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market for industrial & institutional cleaners application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.4 Personal care
      5.4.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market for personal care application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.5 Oilfield chemicals
      5.5.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market for oilfield chemicals application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.6 Agricultural chemicals
      5.6.1 Global microbial surfactants market for agricultural chemicals application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.7 Food processing
      5.7.1 Global microbial surfactants market for food processing application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.8 Textiles
      5.8.1 Global microbial surfactants market for textiles application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
5.9 Others
      5.9.1 Global microbial surfactants market for other applications, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)
 
Chapter 6 Microbial Biosurfactants Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market: Regional overview
      6.1.1 Global microbial biosurfactants market share, by region, 2012 and 2020
6.2 North America
      6.2.1 North America microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.2.2 North America microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.2.3 North America microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.2.4 North America microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.3 Europe
      6.3.1 Europe microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.3.2 Europe microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.3.3 Europe microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.3.4 Europe microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.4 Asia Pacific
      6.4.1 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.4.2 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.4.3 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.4.4 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.5 Rest of World (RoW)
      6.5.1 RoW microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.5.2 RoW microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
      6.5.3 RoW microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
      6.5.4 RoW microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
 
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Ecover
      7.1.1 Company Overview
      7.1.2 Financial Overview
      7.1.3 Business Strategy
      7.1.4 SWOT Analysis
      7.1.5 Recent Developments
7.2 MG Intobio
      7.2.1 Company Overview
      7.2.2 Business Strategy
      7.2.3 SWOT Analysis
7.3 Saraya
      7.3.1 Company Overview
      7.3.2 Financial Overview
      7.3.3 Business Strategy
      7.3.4 SWOT Analysis
      7.3.5 Recent Developments
7.4 Soliance
      7.4.1 Company Overview
      7.4.2 Financial Overview
      7.4.3 Business Strategy
      7.4.4 SWOT Analysis
7.5 AGAE Technologies, LLC
      7.5.1 Company Overview
      7.5.2 Business Strategy
      7.5.3 SWOT Analysis
      7.5.4 Recent Developments
7.6 SyntheZyme LLC
      7.6.1 Company Overview
      7.6.2 Business Strategy
      7.6.3 SWOT Analysis
      7.6.4 Recent Developments
List of Tables
 
TABLE 1 Global microbial biosurfactants market snapshot
TABLE 2 Drivers for microbial biosurfactants market: Impact analysis
TABLE 3 Restraints of microbial biosurfactants market: Impact analysis
TABLE 4 Global average prices of surfactants in 2013, (USD/KG)
TABLE 5 North America microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 6 North America microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 7 North America microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 8 North America microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 9 Europe microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 10 Europe microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 11 Europe microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 12 Europe microbial biosurfactants market revenues, application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 13 TABLE 1  Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 -  2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 15 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific microbial biosurfactants market revenues, application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 17 RoW microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 18 RoW microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by product segment, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 19 RoW microbial biosurfactants market volumes, by application, 2012 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 20 RoW microbial biosurfactants market revenues, by application, 2012 - 2020 (USD Million)

List of Figures 

 

FIG. 1 Global microbial biosurfactants market segmentation

FIG. 2 Global microbial biosurfactants market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 3 Value Chain Analysis: Microbial biosurfactants market

FIG. 4 Global green cleaning product market, 2013 – 2020 (USD Billion)

FIG. 5 Porter’s five forces analysis

FIG. 6 Global microbial biosurfactants market: Market attractiveness analysis, by application

FIG. 7 Global microbial biosurfactants market: Company market share analysis, 2012

FIG. 8 Global microbial biosurfactants market volume share, by product, 2012 and 2020

FIG. 9 Global rhamnolipids market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 10 Global sophorolipids market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 11 Global MEL market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 12 Global others microbial biosurfactants market, 2012 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 13 Global microbial biosurfactants market share, by application, 2012 and 2020

FIG. 14 Global microbial biosurfactants market for household detergents application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 15 Global microbial biosurfactants market for industrial & institutional cleaners application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 16 Global microbial biosurfactants market for personal care application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 17 Global microbial biosurfactants market for oilfield chemicals application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 18 Global microbial surfactants market for agricultural chemicals application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 19 Global microbial surfactants market for food processing application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 20 Global microbial surfactants market for textiles application, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 21 Global microbial surfactants market for other applications, 2012 - 2020, (Tons) (USD Million)

FIG. 22 Global microbial biosurfactants market share by region, 2012 and 2020

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