Algae Oil Market

Global Market Study on Algae Oil: North America to Dominate the Global Market in Terms of Revenue

Algae Oil Market

Report ID: PMRREP12478

Number of Pages: 170

Format: PPT*, PDF, EXCEL

Industry: Food and Beverages

Published Date: September-2017

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Algae oil is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). It is synthesized directly from algae and hence the terminology algae oil. Marine algae is harvested to obtain this product, which is extracted and then refined, ready for use. The DHA present in algae oil accounts for 97 percent of Omega 3 in the human brain, retina and cerebral cortex. It can be called as a rich vegetable source of DHA and Omega 3 which has several health benefits. It is also added in food items, supplements and beverages.

Global Algae oil market is influenced by several parameters. The major factors driving the growth of the global algae oil market are its increasing use in the food and beverage industry owing to health benefits associated with the healthy composition of algae oil which involves high phycocyanin, proteins and antioxidants apart from DHA and Omega 3.

Algae oil is also used as specialty oil due to its low saturated fat content. Algae oil provides high nutrition and health benefits such as it helps in cholesterol reduction, improves eyesight and memory. Rising health awareness and increasing preference to nutritional vegetable sources is another aspect favoring the growth of the global algae oil market.

Algae oil is also used in energy sector, where it is used to produce biofuel. Biofuel is widely used today for its low carbon footprint, and hence consumption of algae oil is increasing considerably in the respect which contributes to the growth of the global algae oil market. However, higher pricing of algae oil is a leg puller which challenges the growth of the global algae oil market.

According to Persistence Market Research, the global algae oil market is estimated to reflect a value of around US$1.9 Bn by 2022 end, growing at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period 2017-2022.

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Fuel Grade Segment to Gain High Momentum

By grade type, the fuel grade segment is expected to reflect high growth rate during the forecast period 2017-2022. This segment also reflects high market share as of 2017, and according to Persistence Market Research, it is expected to continue with this trend to surpass other segments. It is also estimated to gain a higher BPS by 2022 end.

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Pharmaceuticals Show Strength, Aquaculture Shows Speed

By end user, the pharmaceutical segment is expected to dominate the global market, based on the fact that the segment reflected high market share in 2016, and by the end of 2012, it is expected to continue witness growth with a significant market share. On the other hand, the aquaculture segment is projected to grow at a high CAGR of 5.3% during the period of forecast 2017-2022. This segment shows high potential and presents manufacturers with several growth opportunities in the coming years.

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Biofuel to Fuel Immense Growth

By application, the biofuel segment is expected to show high potential and project immense growth rate to reflect a higher CAGR of 5.5% as compared to other segments in the application category. This segment is also expected to dominate the global market in terms of high market share during the forecast period. Following this segment, the pharmaceuticals segment shows significant market value and moderate growth rate during the period of forecast.

Direct Sales Dominate the Global Market by Sales Channel

By sales channel, the direct sales segment is expected to lead the global market and is poised to reflect a high market share by 2022 end. This segment also shows high growth rate to reflect a CAGR of 5.8% during the 2017-2022 period along with a high gain in the BPS. Tough call to make between hypermarket and supermarket segment and specialty stores segment, which have similar growth statistics, however, hyper/super markets segment expected to show high market share.

North America – the Leading Region in the Global Market

With respect to geography, North America region shows high market attractiveness. This region is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the period of forecast, and reflect a high market share thus dominating the global market by region, followed by Europe. Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region is expected to show a higher growth rate compared to other regions during the forecast period.

Competition Tracking

The research report has profiled companies which are expected to remain active in the expansion of global algae oil market throughout 2022. Companies such as TerraVia Holdings Inc., DIC Corporation, Royal DSM NV, Cyanotech Corporation, Cellana Llc, Cargill Inc., Bioprocess Algae Llc, Diversified Energy Corporation, Seaweed Energy Solutions A/S, Alltech Inc., and Lonza Group AG are profiled in the market research report.

Market Taxonomy

Attribute Details


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • MEA

Grade Type

  • Fuel Grade
  • Feed Grade
  • Food Grade

End User

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Functional foods
  • Aquaculture
  • Infant & Clinical Nutrition


  • Dietary Supplements
  • Food & Beverages
  • Animal Feed
  • Personal care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biofuels
  • Others

Sales Channel

  • Direct Sales
  • Hyper/SuperMarket
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online
  • Other retail formats

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Companies Covered in This Report

  • Company Share Analysis
  • Competition Landscape
  • TerraVia Holdings Inc
  • DIC Corporation
  • Royal DSM NV
  • Cyanotech Corporation
  • Cellana Llc
  • Cargill Inc
  • Bioprocess Algae Llc
  • Diversified Energy Corporation
  • Seaweed Energy Solutions A/S
  • Alltech Inc
  • TerraVia Holdings Inc
  • Others.

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