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Bio-Butanol Price Trend and Forecast
Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Bio-Butanol in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Bio-Butanol Price Trend for the H1 of 2023
Asian Bio-Butanol prices witnessed fluctuating price patterns throughout the first half of 2023. Prices mostly wavered on the higher end of the curve. Bio-Butanol is sourced from feedstock crops like wheat and corn. Corn prices remained high swinging in the Asia Pacific as the Black Sea agreement between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and the United Nations ended after the first quarter of this year.
Further, the disruptions in agriculture sectors because of disturbed rainfall patterns also hindered the corn and wheat supplies. Overall, the prices dwelled high for Bio-Butanol in the Asian region as the production costs inclined because of rising feedstock prices.
European region behaved in an oscillating manner for the Bio-Butanol prices, as good harvest season in America ensured supplies in the first quarter, so the Bio-Butanol prices had a dim start in January 2023. But from the middle of the second quarter, the termination of the Black Sea agreement started affecting the European market. Feedstock wheat and corn prices kept riding high, pushing the price trend for Bio-Butanol up.
The North American Bio-Butanol market witnessed mixed price trend in H1 2023. In Q1, prices declined because of good harvests and added supplies from Ukraine. But as the European supplies curtailed the following quarter, prices started ramping up as more supplies were diverted for food. Hence, the Bio-Butanol prices kept on an inclined trajectory in Q2.
According to the Procurement Resource, Bio-Butanol prices are going to remain record an inclining trend as the Black Sea supplies are blocked, and global food security is endangered. Feedstock supplies will play a major role in driving the Bio-Butanol price trend.
Bio-Butanol Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022
The price trend for Bio-Butanol directly depend on that of its feedstock corn and wheat. Bio-Butanol observed a fluctuating price pattern in H2 2022. For most of the H2, 2022 corn prices observed a downhill trend, whereas wheat prices continued reaching heights.
Russia and Ukraine conflict severed global food security as both these nations contributed to the major global wheat requirement. Indian wheat somewhat replaced exports from these countries. But majorly corn drove the Bio-Butanol market. After a gradual fall in prices because of fixed supply chains, corn prices started gaining momentum in later Q4 for Asia.
The Europe Bio-Butanol market replicated that of the Asian region. Corn prices faced an oscillating downward trajectory. As supplies got restored the inventories were full and new produce was also ready for market, and the prices started falling. So overall, the price trend for Bio-Butanol remained oscillating on the lower side.
American corn market behaved no differently than other world markets. Corn prices got slashed influenced by full inventories and dampened demands. So, Bio-Butanol followed similar trend with corn. The bio-Butanol market remained afloat as demands for biochemicals is on the rise, but lowered feedstock prices helped cut production costs.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trend for Bio-Butanol are going to remain oscillating in the coming months as the feedstock prices are not expected to incline given the ample supplies and production in hand.
Bio-Butanol Price Trend For the First Half of 2022
Bio-Butanol is obtained from biomass such as corn, raw sugars, and wheat. The prices of these feedstocks amid the rising demand for biobased chemicals globally governed the price trend for Bio-Butanol. The ongoing geopolitical confrontation caused the food and feed prices to rise at abnormal levels.
The prices of the feedstock of corn remained strong throughout the first half of the said year, averaging 423.63 USD/MT. The price of wheat averaged 454.73 USD/MT in China and 291.14 USD/MT in India. Raw sugar prices also remained strong due to the robust demand from ethanol and biofuel industries. Hence, bio-butanol prices remained on the higher end of the scale throughout the first half of the said year.
Corn prices reached historic figures owing to the Russian invasion and adverse weather conditions. The economic pressure and the stagnant productivity levels caused the corn futures to increase by 30% in the European market while wheat surged by 27%. The corn prices averaged 307.79 USD/MT (Netherlands). These increased feedstocks prices kept the prices of bio-Butanol anchored in the market.
The US domestic market exhibited the same price trend as the global outlook. The feedstock corn prices averaged 215.35 USD/MT, while wheat averaged 401 USD/MT.
The prices of feedstock corn and wheat soared in the Latin American market due to the supply shortages caused by adverse climatic conditions. In Brazil, the feedstock corn price averaged 298 USD/MT while wheat averaged 419.54 USD/MT during the year's first half.
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Butanol made from biomass feedstocks is called biobutanol. Biobutanol, when compared with ethanol, has a lot of benefits such as its immiscibility in water, higher energy content, and a lower Reid vapour pressure.
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Simple sugars in bio-mass feedstock produce bio-butanol using the fermentation process, otherwise known as the Acetone Butanol Ethanol (ABE) process. Under anaerobic conditions, a microbial species, Clostridium acetobutylicum bacterium, is employed to create bio-butanol with ethanol and acetone as byproducts.
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