Sep 2022
Polymers and Plastics

1,4-Butanediol (BDO) - Tetrahydrofuran (THF) (2022 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, and properties, and analyses the process technologies required to produce BDO from six different fossil fuel-derived feedstocks and the development trends of 1,4-Butanediol (BDO). The economic analysis provides an overview of production costs for BDO as well as THF in different locations in 2Q 2022. An overview of the carbon intensity across three regions, the US, Western Europe, and China for the BDO production technologies is also presented. The market for BDO is analyzed on a global and regional basis with commentary made around the key market drivers historically and over the medium-term forecast.