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Crude Glycerine Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Glycerol Content (Less than 80%, 80% - 90%, More than 90%); By Application (Animal Feed, Wastewater Treatment, Biogas, Oleochemistry, Others); By Regions; Segment Forecast, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Mar 2021
  • Pages: 104
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1820
  • Base Year: 2019
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019

Report Summary

The global crude glycerine market size was valued at USD 683.1 million in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period. Crude glycerine is a byproduct obtained during transesterification. Transesterification is the process of biodiesel production, leading to the generation of crude glycerine.

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Crude glycerine has a glycerol content of around 40-90% along with some share of methanol, soaps, water, and salts. The production of crude glycerol has significantly increased over the years owing to a considerable increase in the production of biodiesel. The significant market growth in the production of biodiesel has further resulted in a decrease in the prices of crude glycerine over the years.

The application of crude glycerine has increased in animal feed market segment. Crude glycerine is increasingly being used in feed for pigs and other animals to provide readily utilized energy. Animal feed containing crude glycerine has less feed dust and is economical. Addition of crude glycerine results in a reduction of corn required to meet the nutrition requirements. The use of crude glycerine has increased in animal feed owing to the rising price of corn and the availability of a surplus of crude glycerine. Some other applications of crude glycerine include feedstock for chemicals and biogas production.

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
Crude glycerine is mostly used to convert refined glycerine with enhanced purity. Refine glycerine is used in varied applications such as food and beverage, personal care, automotive, pharmaceutical, and healthcare, and chemical intermediate among others. Crude glycerine is also used as a solvent for enhancing enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass during atmospheric autocatalytic organosolv pretreatment. It also finds application as a green solvent for organic reactions.

Growing environmental concerns and increasing greenhouse emissions have increased the use of biodiesel. Use of biodiesel as an alternate source of energy results in reduced carbon dioxide, sulfur and nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide among others. Increased use of biodiesel has resulted in market growth in the production of crude glycerine.

Rising industrialization, growing urbanization, and increasing demand from wastewater treatment drive the growth of the crude glycerine market. Crude glycerine is used as a source of external carbon for wastewater treatment for increased efficiency in the removal of nitrogen forms. Growing market demand from developing economies, technological advancement, and significant investments in research and development by leading players fuels the growth of the crude glycerine market.

Crude Glycerine Market Report Scope

The market is primarily segmented on the basis of glycerol content, application, region.

By Glycerol Content

By Application

By Region

  • Less than 80%
  • 80%-90%
  • More than 90%
  • Animal feed
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Biogas
  • Oleochemistry
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • MEA (Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Israel, UAE)

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Glycerol Content Outlook

On the basis of glycerol content, the market is segmented into less than 80%, 80%-90%, and more than 90%. Crude glycerol with varied content is used for diverse applications. Growing applications and technological innovation are encouraging market players to use crude glycerol for applications such as animal feed and biogas production.

Application Outlook

The application market segment has been divided into is animal feed, wastewater treatment, biogas, oleochemistry, and others. Crude glycerol is increasingly being used for biogas production. Some factors driving the market growth of this market segment include cost-effectiveness, simple operational conditions, and improved production.

Geographic Overview

The market demand for crude glycerine is expected to increase from Asia Pacific during the forecast period. Rising industrialization, the expansion of leading players in the region, and technological advancements are some factors attributed to the market growth of this region. The rising market demand for biogas production, increasing use in animal feed, and increasing applications further drive the market growth in this region.

Competitive Landscape

The leading market players in the crude glycerine industry include GF Energy, Oleon NV, Cargill, Aemetis, Inc., Peter Cremer, Pasand Speciality Chemicals, Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Abengoa Bioenergia SA, Cremer Oleo GmbH & Co. KG, and STOCKMEIER Chemie GmbH & Co. KG.

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