Cellulosic n-butanol is a four carbon straight chain alcohol. It is derived from the feedstocks that are corn, sugarcane, wood, bagasse, glycerol etc. The report covers application areas such as Butyl acetate, Butyl acrylate, Glycol ether, plasticizers, direct solvents and others. Due to volatility in crude oil prices and its non-renewable nature cellulosic n-butanol is growing as a better option to conventional n-butanol which is produced by oxo synthesis of propylene with syngas. The global market has grown significantly due to grown demand from the Asia pacific region. It is useful as a chemical intermediate and as a solvent for ambient dry and baking coatings. Cellulosic ethanol market is worth $XX million in 2014 and is estimated to reach $XX million in 2020.
Butanol on account of its longer hydrocarbon chain can also be used as a fuel in an internal combustion engine. It is more similar to gasoline than it is to ethanol. It has been proven and demonstrated that Butanol can work in gasoline engines. It can be produced from biomass as well as fossil fuels, however biobutanol and petrobutanol have the same chemical properties. The market is at present in nascent phase however it is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR as many companies are planning to invest in Biobutanol. Cobalt Technologies and American Process have forged an agreement to build the world’s first industrial-scale cellulosic biorefinery for manufacturing biobutanol. New emerging cost effective technologies such as direct cellulose-to-butanol conversion are bringing down the cost of cellulosic biofuels, which was earlier very high.
Butyl acetate is a major application of n-butanol whereas direct solvents which are used in paints, coatings, varnishes, adhesives, inks etc. are growing at a faster rate. It is also used in the production of amino resins used as curing agents in paints and coatings, and as an intermediate in the production of plasticizers and amines. China dominates the Asia pacific region for n-butanol demand with nearly one-third consumption. Major production areas have been developed in North America and Europe region.
This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global cellulosic n-butanol market. Various secondary sources, such as encyclopedia, directories, industry journals, and databases are used to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the cellulosic n-butanol market. The primary sources include experts from related industries and suppliers who have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of the market.
The report segments the cellulosic N Butanol market in terms of geographical regions such as Europe, North America & Asia-Pacific. It estimates the market both in terms of volume and revenue for these regions. The global cellulosic N Butanol market report also provides an extensive competitive landscape of the companies operating in this market. It also includes the company profiles of major players and analyses competitive strategies
Competitive scenarios of the top players in the global market have been discussed in detail. Key players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities are also covered in the report. Companies, such as Cobalt Technologies (U.S.), Amryis Biotechnologies (U.S.), Gevo ,Inc. (U.S.) , Green Biologics (U.K.) and other are operating in this market.
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