Aug 2015
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Alpha Olefins and LAOs (2015 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based alpha olefin and LAO (linear alpha olefin) technology. LAOs derived from bio-based sources can be converted into a number of chemical 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 LAOs via bio-based sources, and to investigate future capacities.