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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Hydrogen: Realistic Game Changer?

Although hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth, it does not exist in nature in in its pure form and needs to be extracted from different (often very strong) molecules (e.g. water or hydrocarbons).  This usually results in expensive (energy intensive) production economics.  This report examines possible demand scenarios where hydrogen will be adopted as an energy carrier in various “new” applications and what it will take to actually produce this amount of hydrogen from an economic and market perspective.  Conclusions are drawn on the realistic implementation of hydrogen as an energy carrier, especially in the transportation sector.
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Polymers and Plastics

Vehicle Electrification: Impact on the Refining Sector

The emergence and rapid growth of electrically-powered road vehicles has become a key issue for consideration when assessing the outlook for refined products demand.  At this early stage of development, forecasts of the extent to which electric vehicles will play a role in future transport fleets vary widely, thanks to a complex set of interdependent market drivers, each of which is subject to considerable uncertainty.  Based on these varying drivers, this report will provide a range of scenarios for EV fleet growth, and assess their potential impact on the consumption of gasoline and diesel.
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Polymers and Plastics

Plastics Recycling: Impact on the Polymers Industry in Western Europe and the United States

This report analyzes the impact of the recycling of plastics on virgin plastics demand in Western Europe and the United States  It will also provide insight into the recycling value chain, including an overview of the industry structure, key players and acquisitions. Recent changes in legislation, including China, will also be highlighted in the report.
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Polymers and Plastics

Plastics in the Automotive Industry - Which Materials Will Be the Winners and Losers?

This report will examine the main polymers used in automotive production and how material usage trends are likely to evolve over the next ten years, in response to key trends including lightweighting, emergence of high performance polymers and new manufacturing techniques including 3-D and eco-friendly production.
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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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Oil, Gas and Refined Products

China’s Refining Industry - The Transforming Giant

This report examines the environment in which China's refining industry operates, including the key economic and market drivers spurring shifts in refined product demand, and presents projections of potential product demand trends to 2030. In addition, the historical and projected development of refining capacity and output in the country is addressed, alongside implications for China's net trade position for the key refined products. Finally, analysis is presented of the independent and state-owned refining sectors, the competitiveness of Chinese refineries, and the issue of integration between refineries and petrochemical production.
Jun 2017
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technology Analysis

The polyisobutylene (PIB) market has been in flux recently, because of feedstock, process, and applications dynamics.  Nexant has prepared a suite of three reports using an integrated/modular approach to analyze PIB markets, economics, and technology. This study will be useful to players all along the value chain, and especially to PIB producers, feedstock suppliers, PIB consumers, and potential new players considering entering the PIB market.  The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach.The three reports in the suite are Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis; Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis; and Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technical Analysis.
May 2017
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis

The polyisobutylene (PIB) market has been in flux recently, because of feedstock, process, and applications dynamics.  Nexant has prepared a suite of three reports using an integrated/modular approach to analyze PIB markets, economics, and technology. This study will be useful to players all along the value chain, and especially to PIB producers, feedstock suppliers, PIB consumers, and potential new players considering entering the PIB market.  The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach. The three reports in the suite are Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis; Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis; and Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technical Analysis.
Feb 2017
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polyisobutylene (PIB): A Market in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis

The polyisobutylene (PIB) market has been in flux recently, because of feedstock, process, and applications dynamics.  Nexant has prepared a suite of three reports using an integrated/modular approach to analyze PIB markets, economics, and technology. This study will be useful to players all along the value chain, and especially to PIB producers, feedstock suppliers, PIB consumers, and potential new players considering entering the PIB market.  The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in PIB markets, economics, and technology; and to provide insights into future prospects for the global industry via a three oil scenario (high, medium, low) approach. The three reports in the suite are Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 1: Market Analysis; Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 2: Economic Analysis; and Polyisobutylene (PIB): Markets in Motion, Volume 3: Technical Analysis.
Dec 2016
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Oil Price and the Cost Competitiveness of Petrochemicals

Given the large capital investments required to develop world scale petrochemical plants, project sponsors need to understand how the cost competitiveness and return on their investments will be impacted under various oil price scenarios.  This report analyzes investment opportunities based on three oil price scenarios and the impact it has on cost curve position, delivered cost, and return on capital.

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