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Jun 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Electrochemicals and Electrofuels

The purpose of this report is to analyze technology developments in the nascent renewable/biobased electrochemicals and electrofuels sector.  Utilizing renewable power and carbon dioxide, a number of renewable chemicals and fuels can be produced.  Technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing selected electrochemicals and electrofuels are examined, including syngas, methane, ethylene, gasoline, organic acids, 3-HPA, alcohols, ethylene glycol and hydrogen.
Jun 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Biofuels for Land and Sea

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in the biofuels industry, mostly related to land and marine transportation.  This includes fuels for vehicles that utilize gasoline, diesel, or natural gas, and biobased functional and/or fungible replacements.  The report examines the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several biofuels that can be used to power cars, trucks, trains, and/or boats and ships.
May 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

White Paper: Blockchain Technology – A Key Enabler for Renewable Energy

Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are economically attractive and financially viable options to produce clean energy with no carbon emissions.  Since solar PV and wind are intermittent energy sources, they inherently cannot be dispatched on a baseload basis, nor be counted on to supply peak demand.  
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Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Changing Feedstock Trends and their Effects on the Surfactants Value Chain

This report will provide a comprehensive strategic analysis across the surfactants value chain including the synthetic and natural oil-based suppliers, and the formulators.  In particular, the study will examine how formulators view their supply options in the prevailing feedstock environment, and what is the potential value of innovation in this value chain.
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Cellulosic Sugars

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in cellulosic sugars technology. Cellulosic can be converted into a number of chemical and polymer products—with potential to improve the GHG footprint of the process.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing cellulosic sugars, and to investigate future capacities.
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) as a replacement for conventional petrochemical polymers.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing PHAs, and their relative costs by region against conventional LDPE. 
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Ethanol: First and Next Generation

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in first and next generation bioethanol technologies. Next generation bioethanol can be used as is or converted into a number of chemical and fuel products—with potential to improve the GHG footprint.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing first and next generation bioethanol technologies, and to investigate future capacities. 
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Polyamides

The purpose of this report is to analyze technology developments that lead to the bio-based monomer production used in the manufacture of polyamides.  Bio-renewable sources such as castor oil, palm kernel oil, starch, sugar, and tallow are currently being developed for the production of bio-monomers.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several bio-monomers.
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Lignin

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in lignin based-chemical technology. Lignin derived from biomass can be converted into a number of chemical products, most notably carbon fiber and phenolic resins—with potential to improve the GHG footprint.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing lignin-based products.
Dec 2017
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Sustainability in the Chemical Industry

In this report, Nexant examines chemical industry sustainability activities against sustainability in downstream industries.  Nexant profiles sustainability activities from several companies in several different industries and highlights key differences in the reports.  This report discusses the future direction of sustainability and the impact this will have on the chemical industry.

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