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Feb 2013
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

From Diapers to Paints - Is Bio-Acrylic Acid on the Way?

This study assesses developing technologies for acrylic acid production using bio-based and new petroleum-based feedstocks. It provides an economic analysis of the cash cost of production to produce acrylic acid via renewable sources versus petrochemical sources.
Dec 2012
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Global Cost Competitiveness in the Petrochemical Industry

This report assesses the cost competitiveness of ethylene, on-purpose propylene, HDPE/LDPE/LLDPE, PP, VCM/PVC, EO/EG, Bz, SM, PX, PTA, MeOH and EtOH for USGC, Brazil, North Western and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, India, Singapore, and Canada.
Jul 2012
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Is Bio-Butanediol Here to Stay?

This report analyzes developing technologies for the production of butanediol via renewable feedstocks, investigates renewable feedstocks and conventional sources, and provides an economic comparison of renewable and conventional routes to butanediol.
Jan 2012
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Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Evolving Propylene Sources - Solution to Supply Shortages?

Propylene was historically available as a co-product of naphtha cracking. The switch to lighter feedstocks from shale gas resulted in a decline in cracker propylene co-production. This report examines the process technologies and economics for the propylene production.
Jan 2012
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Bio-Based Chemicals: Going Commercial

This study catalogues and assesses global progress of the sector comprised of companies commercializing renewable chemicals production, considering a wide range of chemicals, including drop-in, identical substitutes for incumbent petrochemicals, and new types of molecules that can substitute for the incumbents.
Dec 2011
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Plants to Plastics - Can Nature Compete in Commodity Polymers?

This report provides an assessment of commodity polymer production using feedstocks derived from renewable sources including corn, sugarcane, and other types of biomass as compared to traditional petrochemical feedstocks.
Dec 2009
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Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

New Technology Valuations: The Values of Technologies Under Development

This study evaluates the intangible assets represented by chemical and energy process technologies that are in the research and development (R&D) phase. These technologies are not yet commercialized but appear to have significant economic value. The study surveys twenty promising technologies and explains Nexant’s assessment of their value.
Mar 2009
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Liquid Biofuels: The Next Generation

This study assesses the technical status and economic competitiveness of the second and third generations of liquid biofuels and technologies that are likely to supersede traditional ethanol and FAME biodiesel in supplementing or replacing petroleum motor fuels.
Feb 2009
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Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Propylene Technology: The Next Generation

This study provides an in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of various new and developing technologies for the production of propylene via conventional and emerging process routes and conventional and non-conventional feedstocks, including biomass.

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