White Biotech Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The White Biotech Market is Segmented by Type (Biofuels, Biomaterials, Biochemicals, and Industrial Enzymes), Application (Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverage, Feed, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for the biotech market in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

White Biotech Market Size
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 15.14 %

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Market Overview

The white biotech market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.14% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the white biotechnology market in terms of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, which indicates a profitable market growth in the category. The rising consumer demand for green chemicals, majorly in developed regions like North America and Europe, is willing to pay a higher price or a green premium for numerous renewable products, which is expected to push manufacturers to employ white biotechnology processes instead of traditional chemical manufacturing. The rising need from various consumer industries, including automotive and consumer goods, to meet the sustainability targets is expected to fuel technology demand over the forecast period.

Industrial biotechnology or white biotechnology is one of the most promising approaches to pollution prevention, resource conservation, and cost reduction. It is often referred to as the third wave in biotechnology. The use of white biotechnology can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 50%, energy consumption by 20%, and water consumption by 75%.

Scope of the Report

White biotechnology, also known as industrial biotechnology, involves the use of enzymes and microorganisms to make bio-based products in sectors as varied as chemicals, food and feed, healthcare, detergents, paper and pulp, textiles, and bioenergy. The market studied is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography. Based on type, the white biotech market report is segmented into biofuels, biomaterials, biochemicals, and industrial enzymes. Based on application, the market report is segmented into chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, feed, and other applications. By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million)

By Type
Industrial Enzymes
By Application
Food and Beverages
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Consumer Demand for Products with Low Environmental Impacts

Consumers are increasingly making purchasing decisions based on environmental considerations. Such buying patterns also signal retailers and manufacturers that factors in addition to quality and price are important, hence boosting the demand for bio-based or sustainable products. Bio-based products have the potential to save on limited fossil resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and offer high bio-degradability and full composability. Consumer behavior, especially in Europe and North America, is increasingly affected by green product qualities, and recent research shows consumers’ willingness to pay a premium for more sustainable products. Thus, as environmental awareness grows, the demand for products from clean, green manufacturing processes, including bio-based products, is likely to grow. DuPont Green Living conducted a survey; in the survey, more than 63% of consumers are said to be familiar with green products, and of those, 85% have confidence that they are better for the environment. These consumers believe bio-based ingredients make not only a product green but also provide a better performance, which is critical to long-term adoption.

White Biotech Market Forecast

Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-growing Region in the White Biotech Market

China's biotech industry has grown rapidly over the past decade, and it is dominated by medical technologies and biologics. The growth is escalated by the biotechnologically altered food ingredients in the market. Thus, players are strategically investing in local companies. For instance, in 2021, BASF Venture Capital (BVC) invested in Bota Biosciences Ltd (Bota Bio), an industrial synthetic biotech company located in Hangzhou, China, which develops next-generation biotechnology platforms, enabling sustainable and economical production of high-value products for a broad array of industrial applications, like sweeteners, vitamins, personal care, or crop protection products. In addition to the above-mentioned industrial applications, white biotech has paved great opportunity in Japan's functional food and beverage segment due to the increased consumer inclinational toward food and beverage with high nutritional claims. Thus, biochemicals and industrial enzymes are paving great opportunities in the country's food and beverage domain.

White Biotech Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The white biotech market is highly competitive, with a strong presence of regional and global players. The demand is mostly driven by consumer awareness of sustainability and efficient productivity. Thus, the players operating in the market are trying to position themselves according to the demographic group. Some prominent players, like Corbion, ADM, and DuPont, have been focusing on developing new and innovative products by targeting the new formulation for the market and engineering the various unexplored microorganisms in the market.

Recent Developments

  • In 2021, BASF Venture Capital (BVC) invested in Bota Biosciences Ltd (Bota Bio), an industrial synthetic biotech company located in Hangzhou, China, which develops next-generation biotechnology platforms, enabling sustainable and economical production of high-value products for a broad array of industrial applications, like sweeteners, vitamins, personal care, or crop protection products.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Biofuels

      2. 5.1.2 Biomaterials

      3. 5.1.3 Biochemicals

      4. 5.1.4 Industrial Enzymes

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Chemicals

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Food and Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Feed

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 EUCODIS Bioscience GmbH

      2. 6.4.2 DuPont

      3. 6.4.3 Koninklijke DSM NV

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries AG

      6. 6.4.6 Lonza Group Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Laurus Labs

      8. 6.4.8 Corbion NV

      9. 6.4.9 Novozymes

      10. 6.4.10 Archer Daniels Midland Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The White Biotech Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The White Biotech Market is growing at a CAGR of 15.14% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Eucodis Bioscience GMBH , DuPont, Koninklijke DSM NV , BASF SE , Evonik Industries AG are the major companies operating in White Biotech Market.

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