DUBLIN, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nxrdnz/microbial) has announced the addition of the "Global Microbial Biosurfactants Market for Household Detergents, Industrial & Institutional Cleaners, Personal Care, Oilfield Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Food Processing, Textile and Other Applications," report to their offering.
Microbial-derived surfactants or microbial biosurfactants are surface-active compounds produced by a variety of microbes from renewable feedstock. These surfactants replace their synthetic counterparts as they are derived from renewable feedstock with better quality or efficiency.
Major microbial biosurfactants used in the industry include rhamnolipids, sophorolipids, surfactin and emulsan. Microbial surfactants have excellent emulsifying, dispersing and foaming properties. They are effective at extreme pH, temperatures and salinity. Therefore, microbial biosurfactants are used in major application segments such as detergents, personal care, enhanced oil recovery, agrochemicals and bioremediation.
Increasing demand for green cleaning products coupled with favorable regulatory outlook in developed countries is expected to drive the global microbial biosurfactants market. However, high prices of microbial biosurfactants as compared to plant-derived and synthetic counterparts are likely to hamper market growth during the forecast period. Application of microbial biosurfactants in enhanced oil recovery and bioremediation is anticipated to open up immense opportunities in the next few years.
Sophorolipids emerged as the largest microbial biosurfactants in 2012, accounting for more than 50% of the global market in 2012. These are the most preferred surfactants for commercialization due to high production yields. It is expected to be the fastest growing product segment during the forecast period.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 Microbial Biosurfactants - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Microbial Biosurfactants Market - Product Segment Analysis
Chapter 5 Microbial Biosurfactants Market: Application Analysis
Chapter 6 Microbial Biosurfactants Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
- AGAE Technologies, LLC
- MG Intobio
- SyntheZyme LLC
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