Global Ethylene Carbonate Market Size to Reach $1189 Million at a CAGR of 12.9% by 2030

Vantage Market Research expects the Ethylene Carbonate Market to reach USD 1189 Million by 2030, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9% during 2024-2030.

Global Ethylene Carbonate Market Size to Reach $1189 Million at a CAGR of 12.9% by 2030
Ethylene Carbonate Market

The Global Ethylene Carbonate Market size reached USD 455 Million in 2022. Vantage Market Research expects the market to reach USD 1189 Million by 2030, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9% during 2024-2030.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Ethylene Carbonate - A Key Player in Sustainable Energy Storage
  • The Lithium-ion Battery Connection: Ethylene Carbonate's Crucial Role
    • Rising Demand for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Ethylene Carbonate
    • Recyclability of Ethylene Carbonate: Promoting Sustainability
  • Diverse Applications: Ethylene Carbonate Beyond Batteries
    • Ethylene Carbonate's Versatility in Various Industries
  • Regional Influence and Industry Players: A Global Market Landscape
    • Asia Pacific as a Powerhouse: China, Japan, South Korea, and India Lead Consumption
    • Key Industry Players: Asahi Kasei Corporation, Huntsman International LLC, and LOTTE Chemical Corporation
  • Green Chemistry and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
    • The Sustainability Challenge of Fossil-Based Epoxides
    • Innovative Pathways for Greener Ethylene Carbonate Synthesis
  • Toxicity Concerns and Environmental Impact: Balancing Benefits and Risks
    • Ethylene Carbonate's High Toxicity and Environmental Risks
    • Companies Mitigating Risks: Mitsubishi Chemical Co. and Arvia Technology
  • Conclusion: Ethylene Carbonate's Dynamic Journey in a Sustainable Future


In the dynamic energy storage and chemical innovation realm, Ethylene Carbonate is emerging as a key player, evolving in tandem with the global shift towards sustainable practices. This high-quality compound, characterized by low impurity ranges and minimum moisture content, finds its niche in several applications, with its predominant use being in lithium-ion batteries.

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Top Companies in Global Ethylene Carbonate Market

  • Huntsman International LLC (U.S.)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
  • FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation (U.S.)
  • Vizag Chemicals International (India)
  • Asahi Kasei Corporation (Japan)
  • Oriental Union Chemical Corporation (Taiwan)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Merck KGA (Germany)
  • Toagosei Co. Ltd. (Japan) 

The Lithium-ion Battery Connection

Rechargeable batteries are taking center stage as we propel towards a sustainable energy-based economy. Ethylene Carbonate plays a pivotal role in lithium battery electrolytes, with traditional solvents in lithium-ion batteries predominantly consisting of this versatile compound. The demand for lithium-ion batteries is ascending to conventional lead batteries due to their lightweight nature and increased efficiency. As a result, the market for Ethylene Carbonate is expanding, reflecting its importance in achieving higher practical energy density for electric vehicles, portable electronics, and energy storage devices. Projections say that the Global Ethylene Carbonate Market is poised to reach a valuation of USD  1189 Million by 2030, experiencing exponential growth of 12.9% over the next seven years.

The typical lithium cell contains between 10% and 30% Ethylene Carbonate by volume, a ratio influenced by the manufacturer and the intended use of the battery. Importantly, Ethylene Carbonate stands out as a recyclable chemical, contributing to the sustainability of battery production by being reclaimed for usage in new batteries during recycling processes.

Diverse Applications

Ethylene Carbonate doesn't limit itself to a single role. Its versatility shines through in various applications, including capacitor electrolytes, lubricants, surface coatings, dyes, fibers, plastics, plasticizers, resist strip solvents, organic solvents, fiber processing agents, soil hardening agents, raw materials for organic synthesis, and medical products. Its significance among cyclic carbonates in industrial settings is distinctive.

Regional Influence and Industry Players

The Asia Pacific region emerges as a powerhouse in the Ethylene Carbonate market, with countries like China, Japan, South Korea, and India leading consumption. Notably, Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan is leveraging technology to produce high-purity Ethylene Carbonate and dimethyl carbonate, aligning with the global demand for these chemicals in lithium-ion batteries. 

Enterprises like Huntsman International LLC and LOTTE Chemical Corporation are instrumental in propelling Ethylene Carbonate forward. Huntsman's JEFFSOL® Ethylene Carbonate stands out for its quality, serving diverse applications. Meanwhile, LOTTE Chemical's foray into Ethyl Methyl Carbonate and Di Ethyl Carbonate production reflects a commitment to technological advancements in battery materials. 

Green Chemistry and Sustainability

As the world steers towards green chemistry, the synthesis of Ethylene Carbonate faces sustainability challenges due to its reliance on toxic, fossil-based epoxide reactants. However, innovative pathways involving carbon-based reactants like CO2, urea, and dimethyl carbonate are proposed, offering greener alternatives and aligning with the growing demand for sustainable practices.

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Toxicity Concerns and Environmental Impact

However, it's essential to acknowledge the potential risks associated with Ethylene Carbonate. Classified as high in toxicity, this compound poses a danger, particularly to the eyes. The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Ethylene Carbonate as a high-level priority pollutant. Handling and usage must adhere to stringent safety measures to mitigate associated risks. 

In contrast, companies like Mitsubishi Chemical Co. and Arvia Technology are pioneering low-toxicity alternatives. Mitsubishi Chemical Co. focuses on ensuring the safety of its products, while Arvia Technology specializes in removing Ethylene Carbonate from water, addressing environmental concerns.


From powering the batteries of tomorrow to exploring greener synthesis pathways, Ethylene Carbonate journey promises to be as dynamic and impactful as the industries it serves.

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