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Fatty Acid Methyl Eester (FAME) Market 2019-2023 Industry Analysis, Size, Application, Share, Trends, Business Growth

The demand for Fatty Acid Methyl Eester (FAME) Market is likely to increase significantly in biodiesel production mainly for the combustion of fuel, lower toxic emissions, and corrosion free-nature during the forecast period.


Pune, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/21/2018 -- The fatty acid methyl ester is an organic chemical compound, synthesized through transesterification of fatty acids and methanol. It can be derived from the vegetable source such as palm oil, rapeseed, vegetable oil, and soya beans. Rapeseeds are mainly preferred to produce fatty acid methyl ester due to high oil content (over 30%–40%), and it's high cetane content that gives complete combustion as well as lowers the emissions of harmful gases.

Top Market Players:

Some of the key players in the global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market are BASF S.E. (Germany), Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) (U.S.), Cargill Inc. (U.S.), Wilmar International Limited (Singapore), Procter & Gamble (Singapore), Emery Oleochemicals Group (Malaysia), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), KLK Oleo (Malaysia), Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy Co. Ltd. (China), and Alnor Oil Co. Inc. (U.S.) among others.

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Market Abstract:

FAME is majorly used as a primary constituent in biodiesel. It is substantially preferred over conventional diesel due to the various beneficial properties such as non-toxic or low toxic emissions and its biodegradable nature. Instead of other free fatty acids, FAME is majorly used to nullify any corrosion that can be caused by free fatty acids to the metals of engines and production facilities. Furthermore, in the food & beverages industry FAME is used an emulsifying and thickening agent. The product finds its usage in a vast number of applications such as fuel additives, coatings, lubrication, metalworking fluids, and cosmetics & personal care. FAME is substantially used as a green solvent in numerous chemical synthesis due to emission of low volatile organic chemicals (VOC) content and high biodegradability. The foods & beverage industry, especially food processing industry, is likely to witness a considerable growth over the review period due to rapid climatic changes affecting the crop production across the globe.

Growing use and demand for FAME as an alternative to mineral oil derived fuel is the primary factor driving the growth of the global fatty acid methyl ester market. The rising demand for FAME in biodiesel production is mainly attributed to the complete combustion of fuel, lower toxic emissions, and corrosion free-nature. Metalworking fluid and lubricants are other major applications of FAME due to reducing use of mineral oil-based fluid in industrial processes to mitigate the environmental impact. Additionally, surging environmental concerns pertaining to the use of conventional and polluting crude oil-based liquid fuels are paving the way for non-conventional and greener fuel sources. As a result, the demand for FAME is likely to increase significantly during the forecast period.

Insufficient supply of raw materials may hamper the demand and supply scenario in the global market. Additionally, easy availability of desired raw materials in developing regions may lead to overcapacity in that particular regions, which may pose a significant challenge to the growth of this market. Nevertheless, growing development opportunities in Asia Pacific market and increasing preference to bio-based raw material in polymer manufacturing may offer growth opportunity during the assessment period, 2018–2023.

Market Segment:

The global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market is segmented by application, type, and region.

On the basis the application, the global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market is segmented into fuel, metal working fluids, lubricant, food, agriculture, coatings, and others

Based on the type, the market is segmented into medium chain triglyceride, isopropyl palmitate, glyceryl monostearate, glycol ester, polyol ester, sucrose ester, and others.

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Intended audience

Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) Manufacturers
Traders and distributors of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME)
Research and development institutes
Potential investors
Raw material suppliers
Nationalized laboratory
Regional Insights:

The global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market is segmented into five regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Asia Pacific is the largest regional market across the globe due to increasing industrialization and growing automotive industry along with significant growth of the agriculture sector in this region. Countries namely India, China, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore are the major contributors to the growth of this region owing to the significant presence of major end-use industries namely foods & beverages, automotive, agrochemicals.

Europe is another substantial region in the global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market. The major contributors to the growth of this regional market are the U.K., Germany, France, and Poland, wherein the automotive sector is the major consumer of FAME.

North America is the second leading region in the global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market. The U.S. is the leading market in this region owing to the presence of well-established end-user industries and substantial manufacturers of the FAME such as Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Alnor Oil Co. Inc., and Cargill Inc.

The Middle East & Africa and Latin America are holding a relatively little share of the market. Yet, these regions are projected to have a significant share in the global fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) market during the years to follow.