Oct 2021

Oxo Alcohols (2021 Program)

In this report, NexantECA comments on the motivations behind the recent oxo alcohol capacity additions and provides a high-level analysis of the business and strategic considerations as well as the conventional and bio-based technology availability from the perspective of a company entering or expanding into the oxo alcohol market. As nearly all the global capacity remains based on the conventional routes (as well as all announced capacity additions), the n-butanol, 2-EH, 2-PH and INA production costs via those routes for plants located in the United States, Western Europe, and China have been estimated for the second quarter of 2021. This analysis is underpinned by a review of end-use sector consumption as well as regional market dynamics.