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Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Surfactants

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of renewable surfactants.  Technical and economic aspects of producing renewable surfactants are explored in detail as.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Renewable Ammonia

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of renewable ammonia, through the production of renewable hydrogen.  Technical and economic aspects of producing renewable ammonia are explored in detail as.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Polyurethanes

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of renewable polyurethanes, with a major focus on the feedstocks for polyurethanes—polyols and diisocyanates.  Technical and economic aspects of producing bio-based polyols and bio-based diisocyanates are explored in detail as well as some investigation of bio-based non-isocyanate routes to polyurethanes.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Thermal Energy Storage (TES)

Thermal energy storage (TES) technologies and systems provide a major opportunity for better economic benefits and enhanced energy management.  This includes expected mismatches in supply and demand for cooling or heating requirements, thereby offsetting differences in time and magnitude of cooling or heating production.  TES can also jointly assist in harnessing and integrating “stranded” renewable power supply through possible co-location with distributed energy resources such as based on solar and wind energy.  This report provides an overview of the various developing and commercial TES technologies in the United States and includes a methodology for structuring the levelized cost of storage (LCOS).  
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: 2,5 Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA).  Technical and economic aspects of producing FDCA through several different process routes including catalytic and enzymatic oxidation technologies utilizing different sources of sugar are explored in detail as well as unconventional technologies to produce FDCA such as the galactaric acid route.  Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Oct 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Natural Oil Feedstocks

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in natural oil production technologies. Natural oils (e.g., vegetable oils and animal fats) can be converted into a number of oleochemical, petrochemical, and fuel 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 natural oils and their feedstocks.
Oct 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Glycerin as a Platform Chemical

The purpose of this report is to analyze technologies available and commercial developments for technologies that convert glycerin to other chemical products.  Bio-renewable glycerin-to-chemical technologies are currently being developed for the production of bio-monomers, bio-polymers, biofuels, and chemical intermediates.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several different products from glycerin, including: propylene, propylene glycol, propylene oxide, acrylic acid, epichlorohydrin, glycerin carbonate, glycidol, and PHAs.
Oct 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Ethanol as a Platform Chemical

The purpose of this report is to analyze technologies available and commercial developments for technologies that ethanol to other value added chemical and fuel products.  Bio-renewable ethanol-to-chemical technologies are currently being developed for the production of bio-monomers, bio-polymers, biofuels, and chemical intermediates.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several different products from ethanol, including: ethylene (and derivatives), butadiene, isobutylene, butanol, and gasoline among other possible products.
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.

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