Dec 2016

Butadiene/Butylenes (2016 Program)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the technology, economics and markets for the processing of the C4 hydrocarbon value chain, which includes butadiene, isobutylene, butenes and butanes.  Commercial and developing process technologies are discussed.  Cost of production estimates have been developed to illustrate the cost competitiveness of butadiene, isobutylene, and butene-1 production in selected regions.  A market overview for the C4 chain is also presented.