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Dec 2018
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
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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.
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.
Dec 2018
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Petrochemicals
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Advances in Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) and Sulfonation Technologies

This technology report provides a comprehensive view of Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB) and Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS) production technology.  It includes detailed analyses of all the major technologies involved in both the production of LAB and its sulfonation to LAS, with both cost of production and sensitivity analyses.  Additionally, industry trends, drivers and markets have been reviewed to provide an overview of the whole value chain.
Nov 2018
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Petrochemicals
Oil, Gas and Refined Products

Olefins via Enhanced FCC Processes

The process technology and economics for making polymer grade propylene via enhanced FCC processes are assessed.  Several enhanced FCC technologies are described.  FCC unit economics are compared for the enhanced FCC technologies versus conventional FCC operations with ZSM-5 additive.
Nov 2018
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)

This techno-economic report offers a review of chemistry, properties, technology, and development trends of Methyl Methacrylate.  The report provides economics for Methyl Methacrylate for several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia) under a consistent second quarter 2018 price scenario.  The report also provides a regional market analysis.
Nov 2018
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Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

White Paper: Lithium - Emerging Lithium Extraction Technologies; Nemaska Lithium leads the charge

The revolution in battery technologies has caused a sharp acceleration in the demand growth for lithium and the trend is expected to continue.  Producers and technology licensors have invested significantly in the development of newer lithium extraction technologies.  Nexant provides a brief analysis of the emerging technologies and a more in-depth case study looking at Nemaska Lithium.
Nov 2018
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics
Inorganic Chemicals and Fertilizers

Nexant Scenario Overview: 2018

Nexant scenarios for 2018 forecasts consider three oil scenarios, GDP outlook, currency and inflation.

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