Bio-butanol Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Application (Acrylates, Acetates, Glycol Ethers, Plasticizers, Biofuel, and Other Applications) and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

bio butanol market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >7 %

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Market Overview

The market for bio-butanol is expected to register a CAGR of greater than 7%, during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are the reduction of carbon emission to a great extent and gaining prominence as a building block for chemical manufacturing. Technological challenges in production are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • The acrylates segment dominated the market, and is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, owing to the increasing production of butyl acrylates.
  • Increasing consumption of biofuels in the aviation industry is likely to act as an opportunity in the future.
  • The Asia-Pacific region was the largest consumer of bio-butanol. Growing production of coatings, adhesives, resin and textile in countries, such as China, India, and Japan, are driving the market growth.

Scope of the Report

The bio-butanol market report includes:

Glycol ethers
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Acrylates to Dominate the Market

  • Acrylates dominated the market studied, and is expected to maintain its position over the forecast period.
  • Bio-butanol is used as an intermediate in the production of butyl acrylates, which are further used in the production of paints and coatings, adhesives, and textiles, among others. Increasing demand for such products from various end-user industries is likely to result in a demand pull from every phase in the value chain, thereby driving the growth of the market studied.
  • The production of paints and coatings is rising steadily in the global market, owing to its demand from the construction, automotive, and industrial coating applications.
  • Adhesives demand is also rising, driven majorly by the growing construction and infrastructural activities, rising automotive production, increasing need for furniture, etc.
  • Asia-Pacific is the major consumer of butyl acrylates, majorly dominated by Japan, followed by North America and Europe. The demand for butyl acrylate is expected to be the highest in Asia-Pacific, owing to the increasing production of adhesives, textiles, and coatings, followed by the Middle East & African region.
  • The aforementioned factors are expected to drive the demand for bio-butanol, over the forecast period.
Bio-butanol Market Application Share

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

  • In the Asia-Pacific region, China accounts for the largest market share in bio-butanol consumption. The country is the largest producer of paints and coatings in the Asia-Pacific region, with an estimated coating production of more than 15 million metric ton, which is expected to increase significantly in the near future. 
  • The increasing coatings, adhesive, and resin production is primarily supported by the growing construction, and infrastructural and automotive industries. China is promoting and undergoing urbanization, with a 60% target rate by 2020. 
  • The increased living spaces required in urban areas, resulting from urbanization, and the desire of middle-class urban residents to improve their living conditions are expected to have a profound effect on the housing market. 
  • Additionally, various paint manufacturers are expanding their product line, owing to the increasing demand for coatings. Major adhesive manufacturers are expanding their product line in India. 
  • Such aforementioned factors are expected to drive the market growth, over the forecast period.
Bio-butanol Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The bio-butanol market is in the nascent stage and is apparently a consolidated one. The key players include Cathay Industrial Biotech, Gevo inc., and Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Report




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Reduction of Carbon Emission to a Great Extent

      2. 4.1.2 Gaining Prominence as a Building Block for Chemical Manufacturing

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Technological Challenges in Production

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Acrylates

      2. 5.1.2 Acetates

      3. 5.1.3 Glycol ethers

      4. 5.1.4 Plasticizers

      5. 5.1.5 Biofuel

      6. 5.1.6 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Butamax

      2. 6.4.2 Gevo Inc

      3. 6.4.3 Green Biologics

      4. 6.4.4 Praj Industries

      5. 6.4.5 Abengoa

      6. 6.4.6 Cathay Industrial Biotech

      7. 6.4.7 W2 Energy

      8. 6.4.8 Phytonix

      9. 6.4.9 Potential Entrants

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Alternative to Ethanol

    2. 7.2 Increasing Consumption of Biofuels in Aviation Industry

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Bio-butanol Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Bio-butanol Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd, Gevo, Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, Green Biologics Limited, Phytonix Corporation are the major companies operating in Bio-butanol Market.

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