Adding Value Through Bio-Products - MECAS(15)17

Advances in technology created numerous pathways to produce bio-chemicals and advanced biofuels through sugars present in agricultural crops and waste. This means a growing number of companies are considering the market potential for renewable molecules with a view to capturing higher margins. For the sugar sector, specifically, there are opportunities to create value-added solutions by exploiting existing and new resources while tapping into growing demand for bio-based materials. In 2009, the International Sugar Organization published MECAS(09)17 – "Market Potential of Sugarcane and Beet Bio-Products" – which identified a series of bio-products and companies with growth potential. Cane-processing groups in Brazil remain at the forefront of these initiatives, having established partnerships and commercial agreements to produce a range of sugar-based bio-products. This report updates and expands MECAS(09)17 by investigating the potential for commercialization of cane and beet bio-products technology in the context of competing feedstocks and recent developments in crude oil prices.

Contents:

INTRODUCTION	
PRODUCTION PATHWAYS: FROM SUGARS TO BIO-PRODUCTS 
     THE ADVANTAGE OF SUGAR CROPS	
     VALUE PROPOSITION	
MARKET SIZE AND PRICES
     OVERVIEW OF FERMENTATION MARKETS	
     RAW MATERIALS	
     PRODUCTION COSTS	
DEVELOPMENT STATUS OF KEY BIO-PRODUCTS
     SECOND-GENERATION BIOFUELS	
     BIO-CHEMICALS	
LEADING INDUSTRY PLAYERS
     AMYRIS	
     ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND (ADM)	
     BRASKEM	
     CODEXIS	
     CORBION	
     DSM	
     GENOMATICA	
     GEVO	
     GLOBAL BIO-CHEM	
     METABOLIX	
     NATUREWORKS	
     NOVOZYMES	
     VIRENT	
     SOLAZYME	
BIO-PLASTICS: THE FUNDAMENTALS
     GLOBAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY TYPE	
     GLOBAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY MATERIAL	
     GLOBAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY SEGMENT	
COST-RELATED BARRIERS AND OTHER CONSTRAINTS
     COST-RELATED BARRIERS	
     OTHER CONSTRAINTS	
FACTORS OF REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS	
CONCLUSION	
ANNEX I: ADVANCED BIOFUELS PLANTS AND PROJECTS	
ANNEX II: LIST OF BIO-CHEMICALS BY DIFFERENT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT	
     Fully deployed	
     Early commercial stage	
     Laboratory or pilot level	
																	
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