Biosurfactants Market, Global Industry Trends

Biosurfactants Market, biosurfactants, biosurfactant, microbial surfactants

Biosurfactants can be defined as the surface-active biomolecules produced by microorganisms with a wide range of applications. Biosurfactants are surface-active compounds produced by biologically available raw materials through microbial fermentation. The market size of biosurfactants is projected to reach USD 1,962.2 million by 2027, at a CAGR of 11.2%, between 2022 and 2027. The drivers of the biosurfactants market are increasing demand for green solutions, regulations on use of synthetic surfactants, and personal care products manufacturers going green.

Surfactants produced from petrochemicals undergo various chemical processes that release toxic wastes and gases. These chemicals can cause environmental and health concerns. There are several regulatory organizations functioning worldwide that impose laws and regulations, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Florida Environmental Protection Agency, and REACH, to control the release of toxic chemical effluents in the environment. These regulations have given a push to the use of biologically derived surfactants. The increasing awareness among manufacturers has increased R&D activities to study the feasibility of biosurfactants on a commercial scale.

Evonik Industries AG, Deguan Biosurfactant Supplier, Biotensidon GmbH, Saraya Co., Ltd., Allied Carbon Solutions Co., Ltd., Daqing VICTEX Chemical Industries Co., Ltd., Jeneil Biotech, Inc., BASF SE, Holiferm Limited, and Solvay S.A. (Belgium) are the key players in the biosurfactants market. They are focusing on expanding their geographic reach to cater to consumer demand. These companies are vital in their domestic regions and explore geographic diversification alternatives to grow their businesses. They focus on increasing their market shares through new product launches and partnerships and enhancing their product portfolios.

For instance, in June 2022, Locus Fermentation Solutions announced the launch of FloBoost. FloBoost outperforms traditional injectivity aids to boost the efficiency of saltwater disposal wells (SWDs) and reduce costs in oilfield applications, and in the same month, Solvay S.A. announced the launch of two new biosurfactants: Mirasoft SL L60 and Mirasoft SL A60. These carbon neutral & sustainable products find applications in personal care products. Moreover, in March 2022, Holiferm Limited announced a partnership with Sasol Limited to develop new biosurfactants and commercialize sophorolipids in the Middle East.

The major applications in the biosurfactants market are detergents, personal care, food processing, agricultural chemicals, and others that include pharmaceuticals & oilfield chemicals. The detergent segment dominated the global biosurfactants market with a share of 54.5%, in terms of value, in 2021. This is due to the additional benefits offered by the biosurfactants over their chemically derived counterparts. The use of biosurfactants improves the efficiency of detergents in removing stains and makes the detergents environmentally friendlier. Biosurfactants are mainly used in the soap & detergents industry due to their properties such as emulsion, dispersion, and surface tension reduction.

Evonik Industries AG, Deguan Biosurfactant Supplier, and Biotensidon GmbH are focusing on applications such as detergents, personal care, and food processing to spread their biosurfactants market. Due to the several regulations implied by the national and international governments, these companies are shifting to the use of biologically derived surfactants. The increasing awareness among manufacturers has increased R&D activities to study the feasibility of biosurfactants on a commercial scale.

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