Biosurfactants Market Size By Product (Sophorolipids, Rhamnolipids, Alkyl Polyglucosides [APG], Methyl Ethyl Sulfonates [MES], Sucrose Esters, Sorbitan Esters, Lipopeptides), By Application (Household Detergents, Personal Care, Industrial Cleaners, Food Processing, Oilfield Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Textiles), Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Nov 2019  |  Report ID: GMI484  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 555   |   Base Year: 2018




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Biosurfactants demand is driven by extensive usage in cosmetics

Biosurfactants Market size exceeded USD 1.6 billion, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow over 5.6% CAGR between 2019 and 2025.
 

Biosurfactants Market

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Biosurfactants are chemical compounds with high surface activity produced naturally by microbes such as fungi, bacteria and yeasts. These products can either be produced on the surfaces of microbial cells or excreted outside cells. The market growth is attributed towards the enhanced possibility of hydrocarbon degradation by improving their emulsification which helps destroys pollutants.
 

Biosurfactants are amphiphilic substances that possess a polar part and a non-polar part which gives them the ability to reduce interfacial & surface tension in hydrocarbon mixtures and aqueous solutions. Their hydrophilic polar group consists of proteins, peptides and oligo-, mono- or polysaccharides. The non-polar hydrophobic group contains hydroxylated, unsaturated and saturated fatty alcohols or acids.
 

The market size is driven by the role of biosurfactants as stabilizing agents in oil-in-water emulsions containing natural antioxidants and essential oils which makes them ideal for green cosmetic products. Biosurfactants are biodegradable, non-toxic and non-hazardous as compared to synthetic surfactants commonly used in skin care products. Various market opportunities have occurred pertaining to the role of these products as multifunctional ingredients in the formulation of cosmetics along with offering antitumor and antimicrobial properties.
 

The market demand is accompanied by the growing global moisturizing cream industry size which should surpass USD 16.5 billion by 2024 pertaining to rising skin concerns among consumers. These substances maintain the stability of emulsions such as moisturizing creams and prevent them from separating into oil & water phases.
 

U.S. regulation 40 CFR Section 180.1245 creates an exemption for the residues of rhamnolipid biosurfactants in all food commodities when the product is used as a fungicide. This regulation eliminates the requirement of a maximum permissible limit for the residues of rhamnolipids provided its use as a fungicide is in agreement with good agricultural practices.
 

Biosurfactants Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: USD 1,610.3 Million
Historical Data for: 2014 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR: 5.6% 2025 Value Projection: USD 2,401.8 Million
Pages: 555 Tables, Charts & Figures: 972
Geographies covered (10): U.S., Germany, UK, France, Italy, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Brazil
Segments covered: Product and Application
Companies covered (17): BASF (Cognis), AkzoNobel N.V., Evonik Industries AG, Ecover, Saraya Co., Ltd., Jeneil Biotech, Inc., Givaudan SA (Soliance), Lion Corporation, Henkel Corporation, Kao Corporation, Croda International PLC, Biotensidon GmbH, TeeGene Biotech Ltd., AGAE Technologies, LLC., Boruta Zachem SA, Urumqi Unite Bio-Technology Co., Ltd., Daqing VICTEX Chemical Industries Co., Ltd
Growth Drivers:
  • Europe
    • Increased consumer preference towards the use of bio products
    • Favorable regulations
  • Asia Pacific: Positive outlook towards personal care
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • High production cost
  • Limitation on biosurfactant structure modifications

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Rhamnolipids biosurfactant demand is triggered by excellent fungicidal capabilities

Global Rhamnolipids Biosurfactants Market Size, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)
Global Rhamnolipids Biosurfactants Market Size, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)

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Market segmentation by product include into rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, methyl ester sulfonates, alkyl polyglucosides, sorbitan esters, sucrose esters, and lipopeptides. Rhamnolipids market size will witness tremendous growth as they have wide range of applications in oil tank cleaning and hydrocarbon recovery, personal care & household products, and agricultural chemicals. Rhamnolipids are glycolipids primarily produced by the action of the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa on substrates such as sugars, vegetable oils, hydrocarbons or glycerol. The ample market demand is propelled by widespread product use as biofungicide on turfs, horticultural and agricultural industry to protect plants from pathogens.
 

The fungicidal action of rhamnolipid biosurfactants is based on the disruption of cell membranes of the zoospores produced by pathogenic fungi. They are applied by drench, fog or spray equipment, by hydroponics or chemigation. The market share is predicted to soar owing to extensive rhamnolipids usage in treating fruits, roots, plant foliage, seeds and/or soil or growth media. According to market analysis, the biosurfactants demand will grow due to minimal side effects on the environment, non-target organisms and human health owing to the substance’s unique mode of action.
 

Alkyl polyglucosides (APG) biosurfactants market is driven by crucial role in oil recovery

Global APG Market Size, from Oilfield Chemicals, 2014 - 2025, (USD Million)
Global APG Market Size, from Oilfield Chemicals, 2014 - 2025, (USD Million)

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The APG biosurfactants market is segmented by application into household detergents, personal care, industrial cleaners, oilfield chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and textiles. Healthy market opportunities are triggered by widespread biosurfactant usage in various stages of the oil production chain such as transportation, extraction and storage. Overall industry growth is driven by the products’ vital role in the purification of contaminated oil vessels, transport of heavy crude oil through pipelines and in microbial-enhanced oil recovery.
 

The market demand is accompanied by enhanced hydrocarbon mobilization of the product which helps in improving the yield of crude oil from reservoirs. They are essential for the breakdown and emulsification of oil films occurring in rocks. Industry size should grow significantly as emulsifiers based on biosurfactants improve oil mobility and prevent the formation of asphaltene mud in pipelines. The market demand is attributed to their excellent emulsification properties which helps remove oil contamination in soil resulting from oil spills.
 

Biosurfactants demand in North America is stimulated by increasing requirement for household detergents

North America Biosurfactants Market Value, By Product, 2018, (USD Million)
North America Biosurfactants Market Value, By Product, 2018, (USD Million)

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The North America biosurfactants market demand should register approx. 4.5% gains by 2025. Industry growth is pertaining to frequent usage of these products as active ingredients in soaps & detergents to separate oily contaminants from particular media by increasing their solubility in water. They can be produced from cheap raw materials such as vegetable oils which are widely available in large quantities, thus reducing the cost of production.
 

The market demand is likely to grow due to effective utilization of biosurfactants in textile industry owing to their ability to penetrate the fabric. These products form micelles that interact with oil & water which allows the effective removal of tough stains from contaminants such as natural & mineral oils, waxes, tea and chocolate. Biosurfactants industry growth is endorsed by the rising demand for household detergents & soaps in the region owing to rising number of housing units and adoption of healthy lifestyles.
 

The prebiotic properties of biosurfactants helps restore the natural skin microbiota which, along with their antimicrobial nature makes them ideal ingredients for the personal care & cosmetic sector. They find widespread usage in make-up, perfume, skincare, deodorant, shampoo, and toothpastes. The market size should register significant gains on account of rising consumer preference for premium cosmetic products and natural ingredients.
 

Overall market growth attributed to product launches & acquisitions strategies by industry leaders

The global biosurfactants industry share is substantially consolidated and includes various market leaders such as Mitsubishi Chemical, Kao Corporation, Henkel Corporation, Lion Corporation, and BASF-Cognis. Market players are focusing on strategic acquisitions to expand their product range and meet rising demand from personal care sector as well as new product development to enhance market share.
 

In June 2016, specialty ingredient provider Kemin Industries launched a unique biosurfactant which can be applied in the fat or oil line during the production of animal feed. This product enhances the absorption and digestibility of feed nutrients, enhances feed conversion ratio and increases profitability. This product launch broadens the company’s product portfolio and should help it satisfy rising market demand from the feed industry.
 

The biosurfactants market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons & revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Rhamnolipids
    • Bioremediation
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • food processing
    • Oilfield chemicals
    • Agricultural chemicals
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Textile
  • Sophorolipids
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Food processing
    • Oilfield chemicals
    • Agricultural chemicals
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Bioremediation
  • MES
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Agricultural chemicals
  • APG
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Oilfield Chemicals
    • Agricultural Chemicals
    • Textile
  • Sorbitan Esters
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Food processing
    • Agricultural Chemicals
    • Textile
  • Sucrose Esters
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Food processing
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Lipopeptides
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Food processing
    • Bioremidiation
    • Pharmaceutical
  • Others
    • Household detergents
    • Personal care
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Food processing
    • Oilfield Chemicals
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Agricultural chemicals
    • Textile

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Thailand
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
     

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Biosurfactants are chemical compounds with high surface activity produced naturally by microbes such as fungi, bacteria and yeasts. These products can either be produced on the surfaces of microbial cells or excreted outside cells.
Rising demand for organic & natural ingredients in cosmetic products is driving the market growth worldwide.
According to this GMI report, the North American industry will witness more than 4.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2025.

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