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Nov, 13 2023

Diverse Ethanol Market Flourishes: Varied Raw Materials Fuel Growth in Renewable Energy Sector

The ethanol market is categorized by two primary raw materials: bio-based and synthetic. Bio-based ethanol is derived from renewable sources, such as corn, sugarcane, or other plant matter. It's favored for its environmental sustainability and reduced carbon footprint, making it a key player in the renewable energy sector. In contrast, synthetic ethanol is produced through chemical processes, often using fossil fuels, and offers an alternative when bio-based sources are scarce. The market's dual focus on bio-based and synthetic ethanol reflects the industry's commitment to sustainable energy solutions while ensuring reliability.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Europe Ethanol Market, which was USD 10.78 billion in 2022, is expected to reach USD 15.57 billion by 2030 and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 4.7% from 2023 to 2030. The expansion of production capabilities and distribution networks is a key driver in the ethanol market. It ensures a steady supply, lowers production costs, and increases market accessibility, ultimately making ethanol a more affordable and widely available alternative fuel source.

Key Findings of the Study

Europe Ethanol Market

Environmental regulations are expected to drive the market's growth rate

Stringent greenhouse gas emission regulations are a pivotal driver in the ethanol market. Governments and environmental agencies globally enforce stricter limits on emissions to combat climate change. Ethanol, especially bioethanol, is recognized for its reduced carbon footprint compared to fossil fuels. This environmentally-friendly characteristic positions ethanol as a preferred choice for industries and consumers aiming to meet emission targets. Consequently, ethanol adoption is encouraged as it aligns with sustainable practices and helps combat environmental challenges.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Raw Material (Bio based and Synthetic), Type (Ethanol 95%, Absolute Ethanol, Denatured Ethanol and Others), Industry (Cosmetics and Personal Care, Electronics, Construction, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, Paints and Coatings, Food and Beverage, Others)

Countries Covered

Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe.

Market Players Covered

Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Dow (U.S.), Huntsman International LLC (U.S.), Stepan Company (U.S.), India Glycols Limited (India), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Russia), Solvay (Belgium), Fibrol (India), Niram Chemicals. (India), KH Chemicals (Netherlands), Shubh Industries (India), Shree Vallabh Chemicals (India),  Matangi Industries (India), Mona Exim Inc. (India), Merck KGaA (Germany), and PCC Exol SA (Poland)

Data Points Covered in the Report

In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Segment Analysis:

The Europe ethanol market is segmented on the basis of the raw material, type, and industry.

  • On the basis of raw material, the Europe ethanol market is segmented into bio based and synthetic.
  • On the basis of type, the Europe ethanol market is segmented into ethanol 95%, absolute ethanol, denatured ethanol, and others.
  • On the basis of industry, the Europe ethanol market is segmented into cosmetics and personal care, electronics, construction, automotive, pharmaceutical, agricultural, paints and coatings, food and beverage, and others.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the Europe ethanol market players in Europe ethanol market are Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands), Clariant AG (Switzerland), Dow (U.S.), Huntsman International LLC (U.S.), Stepan Company (U.S.), India Glycols Limited (India), SABIC (Saudi Arabia).

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Market Developments

  • In February 2023, Kemin Industries launched FermSAVER, a new tea-extract product designed for yeast fermentation in ethanol production. This addition to the Kemin Bio Solutions portfolio demonstrates the company's commitment to expanding its range of innovative solutions for the bioindustry, enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of ethanol production processes.
  • In December 2022, CropEnergies announced its plans to construct a facility dedicated to producing renewable ethyl acetate using sustainable ethanol. This new plant will be in the Zeitz Chemical and Industrial Park in Elsteraue, Germany. The company's supervisory board has given the green light for this investment, which is expected to range between €120 million and €130 million. This strategic move signifies CropEnergies' expansion into the biobased chemicals sector, aligning with its overarching objective to evolve into a provider of innovative, environmentally friendly products derived from biomass.
  • In June 2022, Clariant achieved a significant breakthrough in the European ethanol market by announcing the successful production of the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid production facility in Podari, Romania. The entire plant's output, which amounts to around 50,000 tons of second-generation biofuels, has been committed to Shell, a global energy company, under a multi-year agreement. Following an extensive six-month commissioning process, the sunliquid plant commenced production successfully. It utilizes 250,000 tons of locally sourced agricultural residues to produce cellulosic ethanol.
  • In January 2022, ADM, a prominent global provider of nutrition, agricultural origination, and processing solutions, revealed a strategic collaboration with Wolf Carbon Solutions. This collaboration aims to drive the decarbonization of ethanol production processes. By combining expertise and resources, ADM and Wolf Carbon Solutions seek to implement sustainable and environmentally responsible practices, reducing the carbon footprint associated with ethanol production within the industry.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the countries covered in the Europe ethanol market report are Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe.

As per Data Bridge Market Research analysis:

Germany is expected to dominate the Europe ethanol market in the forecast period 2023-2030

Germany's anticipated dominance in the ethanol market stems from its significant ethanol production and consumption increase. The country's commitment to bio-based fuels, driven by environmental concerns and energy sustainability, has led to a surge in demand for ethanol in automobiles. This alignment with eco-friendly practices and the growth of ethanol as a renewable fuel source positions Germany as a critical player in the global ethanol market.

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