生体由来構成要素 (ビルディングブロック) の商品化：最新動向、新型コロナウイルス感染症 (Covid-19) の影響に関する分析付き
Commercialization Updates on Bio-based Building Blocks: Including Impact of the Current Corona Pandemic
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 115 Pages
|生体由来構成要素 (ビルディングブロック) の商品化：最新動向、新型コロナウイルス感染症 (Covid-19) の影響に関する分析付き Commercialization Updates on Bio-based Building Blocks: Including Impact of the Current Corona Pandemic|
|出版日: 2020年05月29日||ページ情報: 英文 115 Pages||
当レポートでは、世界の生体由来構成要素 (ビルディングブロック) 市場の最新情勢について分析し、市場構造の変化の方向性や、最新技術・素材の開発動向と実用化の見通し、廃プラスチックなどからのリサイクルの可能性、主要企業における製品開発・発売の傾向、新規参入の余地などを調査すると共に、昨今の新型コロナウイルス感染症 (Covid-19) の影響に関する情報を取りまとめてお届けいたします。
Since the last report in 2017 the bio-based building block market has shown considerable changes. Ranging from the exit of key players, the restructuring of several production capacities worldwide, and a shrinking pool of new start-up companies but also, burgeoning discovery and even the increasing production of new building blocks.
35 companies have undergone restructuring in this industry since 2017. Continued low crude oil prices remain one of the biggest factors hindering further commercialisation and production expansion of several drop-in bio-based commodity chemicals, especially those targeting ethylene and propylene-based derivatives. Overpromised production timelines, and hyped projected demand and capacity goals have also hurt investor confidence in this space, while some of the attention of consumer products companies as well as packaged food and beverage companies has been diverted away from using plant-based polymers and toward recycled polymer materials.
On the other hand, the exciting trend in toward the development of various chemical recycling technologies can lead to alternative, more sustainable circular sources of virgin monomers such as aromatics, glycols, ethylene and propylene from waste petro-based plastics and is added as a new topic in the report. These chemical recycling technologies can also be used for various bio-based polymers, even polylactic acid. Additionally, the report includes the potential comeback of bio-based acrylic acid commercialisation and the introduction of renewable naphtha, also driven by the growing use of the mass balance approach. Mass balance is an important system approach which supports the use of renewable or recycled content in thermochemical crackers and major integrated chemical complexes, by enabling the virtual allocation of the attributes (bio-based or recycled) and the benefits (such as circular or climate protecting) to a specific output.
A crucial factor for the bio-based industry is the issue of climate change which continues to drive branded companies to consider using bio-based materials, which usually have lower carbon emissions in terms of feedstock use (renewable carbon vs. fossil carbon) and manufacturing compared to fossil-based materials.
In total, the outstanding report covers 20 building blocks and describes the activities of over 100 companies comprehensively. The rise and fall of the markets for several established bio-based building blocks as well as the commercialisation and development of novel monomers are discussed in depth in this report, including various technology processes, feedstock usage, supply/demand, trade history and pricing in order to give a full picture of the state of these markets and an analysis of their viability and long-term sustainability.