Green and Bio-based Solvents Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Type (Bio-alcohols, Bio-glycols, Bio-diols, Ethyl Lactate, D-limonene, Methyl Soyate, and Other Types), Application (Paints and Coatings, Industrial and Domestic Cleaning, Printing Inks, Adhesives and Sealants, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Agriculture, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Market Snapshot

Green And Bio Based Solvents Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >7 %
Green And Bio Based Solvents Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The market for green and bio-based solvents is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are stringent regulation on VOC emissions and other hazardous air pollutants and increasing market penetration of bio-based and green solvents in asia-pacific.

  • The transition of petrochemical and fuel products toward renewable resources, and increasing government support for research of green and bio-based solvents to act as an opportunity to the market.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption in country such as China, India, etc.

Scope of the report

The green and bio-based solvents market report includes:

Bio-based Propylene Glycol
Bio-based Ethylene Glycol
Ethyl Lactate
Methyl Soyate
Other Types
Paints and Coatings
Industrial and Domestic Cleaning
Printing Inks
Adhesives and Sealants
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

Paints and Coatings Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Paints and coatings segment holds the largest share of the global green and bio-based solvents market.
  • Lactate esters solvents are commonly used green solvents in the paints and coatings industry and particularly ethyl lactate is a fascinating solvent for the coatings industry as it is successfully replaced solvents, like NMP, toluene, acetone, and xylene.
  • Furthermore, the global paints and coatings market is growing at a healthy rate, majorly owing to the increasing housing construction activities in the region such as Asia-Pacific, North America, Middle East & Africa, among others.
  • Furthermore, with the increasing housing construction, population, and income-levels in countries, such as India, China, Mexico and Brazil, the demand for paints and coatings is increasing at a healthy rate.
  • The significantly growing paints and the coatings are instrumental in fuelling the growth of green and bio-based solvents in the coming future.
Green And Bio Based Solvents Market Share

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Asia-Pacific represents the market with the highest growth owing to the immense demand from the paints & coatings, agrochemical solutions, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other applications in the countries, like China.
  • China is one of the fastest-growing economies globally and almost all the end-user industries are growing, owing to the rising population, living standards, and per capita income. It is the most populated country in the world, with high availability of skilled labor. The country’s geographical location provides easy access to the industrial goods markets, which makes it a major access point for manufacturers and suppliers.
  • The majorly used feedstock for the production of bioethanol in China is cassava followed by corn. Apart from this, China also uses wheat, sorghum, and rice to produce bioethanol.
  • Furthermore, the cosmetic sector of the country is growing at a rapid pace. The country’s domestic cosmetics brands are performing very well as a result of their expansion into second- and third-tier markets. They have also been vigorously developing online sales and boosting advertising on new-media platforms, such as WeChat and Weibo, to raise brand recognition.
  • Also, China has one of the largest healthcare sector across the globe. The major factors for the increasing investments are the growing demand for high-tech medical devices to formulate medicines to treat chronic and age-related diseases, and growing healthcare policy support.
  • Additionally, the country’s 13th Five-Year Plan prioritizes health and innovation, Construction which is expected to increase investments in the various sector in the country during the forecast period.
  • Such factors are likely to increase the demand for the market. 
Green And Bio Based Solvents Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The green and bio-based solvents market is partially fragmented. Some of the key players include Dow, LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV, Florachem Corporation, Cargill Incorporated, Total Corbion PLA bv, among others

Major Players

  1. LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

  2. Florachem Corporation

  3. Cargill Incorporated

  4. Dow

  5. Total Corbion PLA bv

LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V., Florachem Corporation, Cargill Incorporated, Dow, Total Corbion PLA bv

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Stringent Regulation on VOC Emissions and Other Hazardous Air Pollutants

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Market Penetration of Bio-based and Green Solvents in Asia-Pacific

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Cost and Availability of New Technologies

      2. 4.2.2 High Production Cost and Uncertainty Regarding Feedstock Supplies

    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

    5. 4.5 Technological Snapshot

    6. 4.6 Patent Analysis


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Bio-alcohols

        1. Bio-ethanol

        2. Bio-methanol

        3. Bio-propanol

        4. Bio-butanol

      2. 5.1.2 Bio-glycols

        1. Bio-based Propylene Glycol

        2. Bio-based Ethylene Glycol

      3. 5.1.3 Bio-diols

      4. 5.1.4 Ethyl Lactate

      5. 5.1.5 D-limonene

      6. 5.1.6 Methyl Soyate

      7. 5.1.7 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Paints and Coatings

      2. 5.2.2 Industrial and Domestic Cleaning

      3. 5.2.3 Printing Inks

      4. 5.2.4 Adhesives and Sealants

      5. 5.2.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 5.2.6 Cosmetics

      7. 5.2.7 Agriculture

      8. 5.2.8 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

      2. 6.4.2 Bio Brands LLC

      3. 6.4.3 BioAmber Inc

      4. 6.4.4 Cargill Incorporated

      5. 6.4.5 Corbion NV

      6. 6.4.6 Cremer Oleo GmbH & Co. Kg

      7. 6.4.7 Dow

      8. 6.4.8 Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Florachem Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 Florida Chemical Company

      11. 6.4.11 Galactic

      12. 6.4.12 Gemtek Products

      13. 6.4.13 Gevo

      14. 6.4.14 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

      15. 6.4.15 Vertec BioSolvents

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Transition of Petrochemical and Fuel Products toward Renewable Resources

    2. 7.2 Increasing Government Support for Research of Green and Bio-based Solvents

**Subject to Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Green and Bio-based Solvents Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Green and Bio-based Solvents Market is growing at a CAGR of >7% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. , Florachem Corporation, Cargill Incorporated, Dow, Total Corbion PLA bv are the major companies operating in Green and Bio-based Solvents Market.

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