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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.
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.  
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

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: 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. 

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