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Oct 2019
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Petrochemicals
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Butadiene (2019 Program)

This report focuses on developments in the bio-butadiene industry sector.  This includes routes from sugar, ethanol, BDO, CO, succinic acid, and butanol.  Technology descriptions, key company profiles, cost of production model estimates, and capacity analysis is included as well as a discussion of impacts on the conventional industries. 
Sep 2019
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Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Renewable Natural Gas (2019 Program)

RNG (renewable natural gas) is a mostly methane stream that is most commonly derived from biogas produced by anaerobic digestion or from landfill gas (LFG) by removing impurities such as CO2, H2S, and water vapor to achieve a purity similar to pipeline fossil natural gas.  Other means of production include conventional catalytic methanation of waste CO2 with renewable hydrogen (made by water electrolysis with renewable electricity), and advanced electrochemical processes. RNG can be added to the natural gas pipeline, burned locally for heat and power, or fed to chemical synthesis.
Sep 2019
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Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Non-Ester Renewable Diesel (2019 Program)

Renewable diesel encompasses products from bio-based sources that can be substituted with diesel fuel.  This report covers non FAME renewable diesel as produced: Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), HVO co-processing with Petroleum, Biomass Pyrolysis Diesel and other routes.  Most renewable diesel technologies are relatively competitive with the market price for renewable diesel in the United States.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Surfactants (2018 Program)

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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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Super Absorbent Polymers (SAPs) (2018 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of superabsorbent polymers.  Technical and economic aspects of producing SAPs through bio-based acrylic acid and non-acrylate based SAP routes are explored in detail.  Technology developments, drivers for development, and commercialization timelines and obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: Renewable Ammonia (2018 Program)

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 (2018 Program)

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
Polymers and Plastics

Biorenewable Insights: 2,5 Furandicarboxylic Acid (FDCA) (2018 Program)

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 (2018 Program)

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 (2018 Program)

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.

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