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Dec 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Petrochemicals

Synthetic and First Generation Ethanol

First-generation fermentation ethanol and top synthetic ethanol production technologies are discussed in the context of today’s challenging strategic and policy and environment.  Technologies, economics, and markets are covered in detail.  Detailed technology descriptions and local economics are given for corn dry milling ethanol production in the US Midwest, the Celanese TCX process in the USGC, and an advanced milling process in Brazil.
Dec 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Biodiesel

This report analyzes the developments in bio-based diesel technologies. Biodiesel derived from bio-based sources has the potential to improve the GHG footprint of transportation.  This report assesses the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing diesel fuel via bio-based sources, and investigates future capacities.
Dec 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Ethylene and Derivatives

This report analyzes the developments in bio-based ethylene technologies, and key derivatives such as ethylene glycol and ethylene oxide. Ethylene and derivatives derived from bio-based sources can be converted into a number of chemical and polymer products - with potential to improve the GHG footprint of the process.  This report assesses the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing ethylene and derivatives via bio-based sources, and investigates future capacities. 
Dec 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Butadiene

This report analyzes the developments in bio-based butadiene technology. Butadiene derived from bio-based sources can be converted into a number of chemical and polymer products—with potential to improve the GHG footprint of the process.  This report assesses the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing butadiene via bio-based sources, and investigates future capacities.
Sep 2014
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Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Polymers and Plastics

Acrylic Acid and Acrylates

This report provides an in-depth technology, economic, and market analysis of the acrylic acid and acrylate esters industry. Technologies modeled for economic benchmarking include acrylic acid via two-step propylene oxidation, acrylic acid via polypropiolactone from ethylene oxide, and overviews of developing bio-based routes. Cost of production models for the purification of crude acrylic acid to glacial acrylic acid, as well as the production of acrylate esters (esterification of acrylic acid) are also included.
Jul 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Next Generation Bioethanol

This report analyzes developments in next generation bioethanol technologies. Technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing ethanol from cellulosic feedstocks are examined, including risk-adjusted future project capacities.  Implications for the existing industry are examined with respect to margins and returns.
Jul 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Cellulosic Feedstocks

Cellulosic biomass can be converted into a number of chemical and fuel products with potential to improve the GHG footprint of existing products.  This study examines the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing cellulosic biofeedstocks. An analysis of the availability of agricultural residues in different regions is also included.
Jun 2014
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Based Acrylic Acid

Acrylic acid derived from bio-based sources 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 acrylic acid via bio-based sources, and to investigate future capacities.  

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