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Oct 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Ethanol as a Platform Chemical (2018 Program)

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 (2018 Program)

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 (2018 Program)

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.
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Ethanol: First and Next Generation (2017 Program)

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

Biorenewable Insights: Cellulosic Sugars (2017 Program)

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
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) (2017 Program)

The purpose of this study is to analyze developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) as a replacement for conventional petrochemical polymers.  The report examines the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing PHAs, and their relative costs by region against conventional LDPE. 
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Polyamides (2017 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze technology developments that lead to the bio-based monomer production used in the manufacture of polyamides.  Bio-renewable sources such as castor oil, palm kernel oil, starch, sugar, and tallow are currently being developed for the production of bio-monomers.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing several bio-monomers.
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Lignin (2017 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in lignin based-chemical technology. Lignin derived from biomass can be converted into a number of chemical products, most notably carbon fiber and phenolic resins—with potential to improve the GHG footprint.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing lignin-based products.
Dec 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Aromatics (2017 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-aromatics production such as BTX and PX, which is of particular interest for bio-based PET bottle production.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing bio-aromatics such as BTX and PX, and their relative costs by region against conventional aromatics.
Oct 2017
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Jet Fuel (2017 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based Jet fuel (or biojet) technologies.  Jet fuel from bio-based materials or processes that is blended with conventional jet can improve the GHG profile of air travel.  The purpose of this study is to assess the regulatory, technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing jet fuel via bio-based sources or processes.

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