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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This study examines algae as an emerging option for non-agricultural, non-food, highly sustainable lipid or hydrocarbon biofuel feedstocks.
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.
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.