The US market for fermentation chemicals will grow 4.9 percent annually through 2009 as companies seek out chemicals derived from renewable resources. Ethanol will remain dominant while other alcohols, vitamins and enzymes grow the fastest. Best market opportunities will be in plastics and fibers, especially biodegradable plastics and the new polyester, PTT.
This study analyzes the US fermentation chemicals industry. It presents historical demand data (1994, 1999, 2004) and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by product (e.g., ethanol, polyols, carbohydrases, proteases, amino acids, citric acid, lactic acid, xanthan gum, cyclodextrins, vitamins); and by market (e.g., fuel, food and beverages, animal feed, pharmaceutical and nutritional products).
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, details industry structure and company market share, and profiles 29 leading competitors including Archer-Daniels-Midland, Novozymes, Ajinomoto, Degussa, Genencor, and DSM.