Capacity Growth and Trends of Emerging Bio-based Material and Chemical Technologies

December 19, 2014 | State of the Market Report

The Bio-based Materials and Chemicals (BBMC) industry is maturing and commercializing, growing capacity 28% annually from 2005 to today. While current capacity for emerging technologies in BBMC sits at 5 million MT, capacity will grow 10% annually through 2018 and reach 7.4 million MT. This report, leveraging data from our comprehensive BBMC Tracker, analyzes the key geographies, products, feedstocks, and producers that are driving this expansion, while calling out facilities unlikely to come to fruition.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Feedstock trends
  • Product trends
  • Regional trends
  • Summary

Lead Analyst

Andrew Soare


Jennie Lynch
Julia Allen

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