Hunting for Value and Performance in the Bio-based Materials and Chemicals Space

June 30, 2016 | State of the Market Report

Bio-based Materials and Chemicals (BBMC) often suffer from a bad reputation, thought by many to be of poorer quality and/or more expensive than their petroleum-based counterparts. However, the reality is that BBMC products can actually perform better than incumbents, and coupling promising innovations with smart business execution can create real value. This report identifies several technology families and areas of application within the BBMC space that offer value and performance – including bio-based advanced materials, adhesives, coatings, lubricants, personal care and cosmetics, and packaging – and assesses the leading start-ups and strategic opportunities in each segment.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Motivation and methodology
  • Bio-based Advanced Materials
  • Bio-based Adhesives
  • Bio-based Lubricants
  • Bio-based Coatings
  • Bio-based Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Bio-based Packaging

Lead Analyst

Jennie Lynch
Client Engagement Manager


Ross Kozarsky