Oct 2018
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

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

The purpose of this report is to analyze technologies available and commercial developments for technologies that convert glycerin to other chemical products.  Bio-renewable glycerin-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 glycerin, including: propylene, propylene glycol, propylene oxide, acrylic acid, epichlorohydrin, glycerin carbonate, glycidol, and PHAs.