Increased scrutiny on sustainability has ushered demand for bio-based materials and chemicals across all industries spanning from chemical, consumer product, packaging, cosmetic/personal care, pharmaceutical, and automotive. Emerging technologies in the bio-based space offer novel ways to unlock value from waste resources to create cost-competitive products with increased functional properties. However, the bio-based industry must constantly realign to volatile crude oil prices, shifting consumer demand, and changing policies. Business opportunities are abundant in bio-based, but to capitalize in a quickly evolving landscape, companies must:
  • Identify winning technologies in a rapidly evolving technology landscape
  • Track global and regional trends in technologies, investments, products, and capacity
  • Understand nuances in economics, performance, and supply chain
  • Navigate through a fragmented and changing regulatory landscape

Recently Profiled Companies

  • Ynsect

    Develops process using mealworms to produce protein meal for the animal feed industry

    Jan 19, 2017

  • ecoXpac

    Develops pulp thermoforming technology for packaging applications

    Jan 19, 2017

  • Black Bear Carbon

    Produces carbon black via pyrolysis of end-of-life tires

    Jan 13, 2017

  • Evolva

    Develops biosynthesis and fermentation technologies to produce chemicals for food, beverage, pharma, and personal care

    Jan 10, 2017

  • UniBio

    Develops gas fermentation process to produce animal feed

    Jan 9, 2017

  • Siluria Technologies

    Develops catalyst discovery platform and catalytic process to convert methane to ethylene, propylene, and fuel

    Jan 5, 2017

  • Pennsylvania State University - Demirel Group

    Academic lab designing and synthesizing protein-based materials

    Jan 5, 2017

  • TopChim

    Develops barrier coating formulations with vegetable oil-loaded polystyrene maleimide (SMI) nanoparticles, and vegetable-oil-based waxes

    Dec 8, 2016

  • Zymergen

    Integrates robotics and machine-learning to genetically engineer microbes

    Dec 8, 2016

  • Enerkem

    Produces methanol and ethanol from gasification of municipal solid waste

    Nov 29, 2016

  • Ginkgo Bioworks

    Develops automated, high-throughput synthetic biology platform for engineering microbial strains

    Nov 24, 2016

  • Meredian Holdings Group

    Biodegradable PHA from canola oil via aerobic fermentation

    Nov 24, 2016

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  • Algae
  • Biomass to sugars
  • Bio-oils
  • Catalysis
  • Enzymatic and acid hydrolysis
  • Fermentation
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Lignocellulosic biomass
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Polymers and bioplastics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Thermochemical processing
  • Waste gas (CO2, CH4, CO)
  • Advanced materials
  • Automotive
  • Coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers (CASE)
  • Consumer packaged goods (CPG)
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Flavors and fragrances
  • Food ingredients
  • Intermediate chemicals
  • Lubricants
  • Packaging
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Textiles

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