Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth by Type (Rapeseed Methyl Ester, Soy Methyl Ester, Palm Oil Methyl Ester, Others), by Application (Fuels, Lubricants, Coatings, & Others), and Forecast to 2027

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The global fatty acid methyl ester market size is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period 2021 to 2027. The increasing demand for biodiesel and stringent government regulations are major factors driving the market growth. Furthermore, the growing demand for detergents is further expected to boost the market growth. Moreover, the properties associated with the product such as Excellent solubility in organic solvents, high boiling point, and good lubricity is expected to increase the demand for FAME in various industries such as fuel, detergent, lubricants, fluids, and others, which is anticipated to fuel the market growth over the forecast period.

Market Drivers:

Growing demand for biodiesel: Fatty acid methyl esters are widely used as key components in the production of biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional diesel fuel, and its demand is driven by factors such as increasing concerns about climate change, government regulations promoting renewable fuels, and the desire to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The growth of the biodiesel industry directly fuels the demand for fatty acid methyl esters.

Renewable and sustainable nature: Fatty acid methyl esters are derived from natural vegetable oils or animal fats, which are renewable resources. Their production involves transesterification, a process that converts triglycerides into fatty acid methyl esters. The renewable and sustainable nature of fatty acid methyl esters makes them attractive as environmentally friendly alternatives to petroleum-based products.

Favorable government policies and incentives: Governments around the world are implementing policies and offering incentives to promote the production and use of biodiesel. These measures include tax credits, renewable fuel standards, and carbon reduction targets. Favorable government policies and incentives create a supportive environment for the fatty acid methyl ester market and drive its growth.

Increasing awareness of environmental sustainability: There is a growing awareness among consumers, industries, and governments about the importance of environmental sustainability. Fatty acid methyl esters offer a greener alternative to conventional fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and dependence on non-renewable resources. The increasing emphasis on environmental sustainability drives the demand for fatty acid methyl esters.

Advantages as a fuel additive: Fatty acid methyl esters have several advantages when used as fuel additives. They improve the lubricity of fuels, reduce emissions of particulate matter and sulfur compounds, and enhance the combustion efficiency of engines. These properties make fatty acid methyl esters valuable additives for diesel fuel, particularly in regions with stringent emission regulations. The demand for fuel additives contributes to the growth of the fatty acid methyl ester market.

Growing demand from industrial applications: Fatty acid methyl esters have various industrial applications beyond biodiesel production. They are used as solvents, lubricants, plasticizers, and surfactants in industries such as paints and coatings, personal care products, and food processing. The versatility and functional properties of fatty acid methyl esters drive their demand in these industrial applications.

Technological advancements in production processes: Ongoing technological advancements in the production processes of fatty acid methyl esters have led to improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Innovative catalysts, optimized reaction conditions, and process optimization techniques have contributed to the availability of high-quality fatty acid methyl esters at competitive prices, supporting market growth.

Increasing consumer demand for sustainable products: Consumers are increasingly seeking sustainable and eco-friendly products in various industries, including transportation, personal care, and household goods. Fatty acid methyl esters, as renewable and biodegradable compounds, align with consumer preferences for sustainable and environmentally friendly options. The growing consumer demand for sustainable products drives the adoption of fatty acid methyl esters in different applications.

Research and development activities: Continuous research and development activities in the field of fatty acid methyl esters lead to the development of new grades, formulations, and applications. Companies invest in research to improve the performance characteristics, stability, and compatibility of fatty acid methyl esters. Innovations resulting from research and development efforts expand the application possibilities of fatty acid methyl esters and drive market growth.

Market Snapshot:

Benchmark Year 2022
Market Size lock
Market Growth (CAGR) ~ 5% (2023-2030)
Largest Market Share North America
Analysis Period 2020-2030
Market Players Univar Solutions, Wilmar International Ltd., Larodan Inc., Cargill Incorporated, and TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Market Insights:

The global fatty acid methyl ester market is bifurcated into type, application, and geography. On the basis of application, the market is further segmented into Fuels, Lubricants, Coatings, and Others. The fuel segment dominated the global market in 2020 and estimated to hold the largest revenue share of over one-third percent of the market by the end of the analysis period. Adoption of alternative fuel sources due to depleting fossil fuel reserves is a primary factor to drive the segment growth. Furthermore, the increasing demand for biodiesel due to its eco-friendly nature and environmental regulation is expected to fuel the segment growth over the forecast period.

Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market

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The fatty acid methyl ester comprehensive study analyzes industry trends, market size, competitive analysis, and market forecast – 2021 to 2027. Research Corridor report provides detailed premium insight into the global market and reveals the potential revenue streams, commercial prospects, market drivers, challenges, opportunities, issues, and events affecting the industry. In addition, the report has a dedicated section covering market forecasts and analysis for leading geographies, profiles of major companies operating in the market and expert opinion obtained from interviews with industry executives and experts from prominent companies.

The fatty acid methyl ester market research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2018 to 2027 considering 2020 as the base year for the research. The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segment is calculated for the forecast period from 2021 to 2027.

Historical & Forecast Period

  • 2018-19 – Historical Year
  • 2020 – Base Year
  • 2021-2027 – Forecast Period

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Rapeseed Methyl Ester
  • Soy Methyl Ester
  • Palm Oil Methyl Ester
  • Others

By Application:

  • Fuels
  • Lubricants
  • Coatings
  • Metal Working Fluids
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Geographic Coverage

Geographically, North America dominated the global fatty acid methyl ester market in 2020 and accounted to hold a major market share of around one-third percent of the market. The rising government support policies and increasing environmental awareness regarding greenhouse gas emissions are some major factors to drive the market growth in the region. The increasing consumer inclination towards green products and rising awareness is further anticipated to fuel the market growth in North America. Moreover, the increasing demand for FAME in paints and coatings is anticipated to uplift the market growth in the region.

Competitive Assessment

Some of the major market players operating in the global fatty acid methyl ester market are Univar Solutions, Wilmar International Ltd., Larodan Inc., Cargill Incorporated, and TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd. Companies are exploring markets by expansion, new investment, the introduction of new services, and collaboration as their preferred strategies. Players are exploring new geography through expansion and acquisition to gain a competitive advantage through joint synergy.

Key Companies:

  • Univar Solutions
  • Wilmar International Ltd.
  • Larodan Inc.
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • BASF SE
  • Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc.
  • Arkema
  • Cayman Chemical
  • Krishi Oils Limited.

Key Questions Answered by Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Report

  • Global fatty acid methyl ester market forecasts from 2021-2027
  • Regional fatty acid methyl ester market forecasts from 2021-2027 covering Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America
  • Country-level forecasts from 2021-2027 covering 15 major countries from the regions as mentioned above
  • Fatty acid methyl ester submarket forecasts from 2021-2027 cover the market by type, by application, and geography
  • Various industry models such as SWOT analysis, Value Chain Analysis about fatty acid methyl ester market
  • Analysis of the key factors driving and restraining the growth of the global, regional, and country-level fatty acid methyl ester markets from 2021-2027
  • Competitive Landscape and market positioning of top 10 players operating in the fatty acid methyl ester market
Table of Content:

1. Preface


1.1. Report Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3. Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4. Assumptions

 

2. Executive Summary


2.1. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market, by Type, 2020 (USD Mn)
2.3. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market, by Application, 2020 (USD Mn)
2.4. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market, by Geography, 2020 (USD Mn)

 

3. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Analysis


3.1. Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Drivers
3.3.2. Challenges
3.3.3. Opportunities
3.4. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.5. Competitive Analysis
3.6. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.6.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.6.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.6.3. Threat of New Entrants
3.6.4. Threat of Substitutes
3.6.5. Degree of Competition
3.7. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

 

4. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market By Type, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


4.1. Overview
4.2. Rapeseed Methyl Ester
4.3. Soy Methyl Ester
4.4. Palm Oil Methyl Ester
4.5. Others

 

5. Global Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market By Application, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


5.1. Overview
5.2. Fuels
5.3. Lubricants
5.4. Coatings
5.5. Metal Working Fluids
5.6. Food & Agriculture
5.7. Others

 

6. North America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


6.1.1. Overview
6.1.2. North America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
6.1.3. North America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
6.1.4. North America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Country (2018-2027 USD Mn)
6.1.4.1. U.S.
6.1.4.1.1. U.S. Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
6.1.4.1.2. U.S. Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
6.1.4.2. Canada
6.1.4.2.1. Canada Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
6.1.4.2.2. Canada Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)

 

7. Europe Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


7.1.1. Overview
7.1.2. Europe Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.3. Europe Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4. Europe Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Country (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.1. Germany
7.1.4.1.1. Germany Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.1.2. Germany Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.2. U.K.
7.1.4.2.1. U.K. Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.2.2. U.K. Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.3. France
7.1.4.3.1. France Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.3.2. France Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.4. Italy
7.1.4.4.1. Italy Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.4.2. Italy Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.5. Rest of Europe
7.1.4.5.1. Rest of Europe Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
7.1.4.5.2. Rest of Europe Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)

 

8. Asia Pacific Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


8.1.1. Overview
8.1.2. Asia Pacific Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.3. Asia Pacific Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4. Asia Pacific Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Country (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4.1. China
8.1.4.1.1. China Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4.1.2. China Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4.2. Japan
8.1.4.2.1. Japan Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4.2.2. Japan Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4.3. Rest of Asia Pacific
8.1.4.3.1. Rest of Asia Pacific Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
8.1.4.3.2. Rest of Asia Pacific Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)

 

9. Latin America (LATAM) Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


9.1.1. Overview
9.1.2. Latin America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.3. Latin America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4. Latin America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Country (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4.1. Brazil
9.1.4.1.1. Brazil Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4.1.2. Brazil Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4.2. Mexico
9.1.4.2.1. Mexico Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4.2.2. Mexico Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4.3. Rest of Latin America
9.1.4.3.1. Rest of Latin America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
9.1.4.3.2. Rest of Latin America Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)

 

10. Middle East and Africa Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018 – 2027 (USD Mn)


10.1.1. Overview
10.1.2. MEA Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.3. MEA Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4. Middle East and Africa Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market, by Country (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4.1. GCC
10.1.4.1.1. GCC Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4.1.2. GCC Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4.2. South Africa
10.1.4.2.1. South Africa Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4.2.2. South Africa Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4.3. Rest of MEA
10.1.4.3.1. Rest of MEA Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Type (2018-2027 USD Mn)
10.1.4.3.2. Rest of MEA Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Market by Application (2018-2027 USD Mn)

 

11. Company Profiles


11.1. Univar Solutions
11.1.1. Business Description
11.1.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.1.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.1.4. Recent Development
11.1.5. SWOT Analysis
11.2. Wilmar International Ltd.
11.2.1. Business Description
11.2.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.2.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.2.4. Recent Development
11.2.5. SWOT Analysis
11.3. Larodan Inc.
11.3.1. Business Description
11.3.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.3.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.3.4. Recent Development
11.3.5. SWOT Analysis
11.4. Cargill Incorporated
11.4.1. Business Description
11.4.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.4.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.4.4. Recent Development
11.4.5. SWOT Analysis
11.5. TCI Chemicals (India) Pvt. Ltd.
11.5.1. Business Description
11.5.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.5.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.5.4. Recent Development
11.5.5. SWOT Analysis
11.6. BASF SE
11.6.1. Business Description
11.6.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.6.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.6.4. Recent Development
11.6.5. SWOT Analysis
11.7. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc.
11.7.1. Business Description
11.7.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.7.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.7.4. Recent Development
11.7.5. SWOT Analysis
11.8. Arkema
11.8.1. Business Description
11.8.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.8.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.8.4. Recent Development
11.8.5. SWOT Analysis
11.9. Cayman Chemical
11.9.1. Business Description
11.9.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.9.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.9.4. Recent Development
11.9.5. SWOT Analysis
11.10. Krishi Oils Limited.
11.10.1. Business Description
11.10.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
11.10.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
11.10.4. Recent Development
11.10.5. SWOT Analysis
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