This techno-economic report provides a review of the technology, chemistry, economics, and market analysis for carbon monoxide. Commercial technologies for the production of syngas and carbon monoxide are discussed, as well as development trends. Cost of production estimates were developed for various reforming and gasification technologies (utilizing natural gas, coal, and MSW) and cryogenic separation of carbon monoxide plus PSA separation of hydrogen for plants located in the USGC, China, and Western Europe. An overview of the major chemical applications for carbon monoxide is provided, along with an analysis of the implied carbon monoxide capacity and demand forecast based on these chemicals.
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This report investigates the technical, economic, and commercial aspects of the growing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. Cost of production estimate models are provided for 20 different technologies (across several regions) including various HVO, ATJ, thermochemical and other low carbon intensity technologies – credits are included in the analysis based upon carbon intensity. Capacity analysis, process descriptions, and strategic insights are also provided.
This report is a comprehensive analysis of the methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) industry. The analysis provides cost of production estimates for MDI and its precursors as well as supporting cost estimates for auxiliary technologies. An overview of the sustainability of the value chain is presented, including an analysis of the impacts of carbon taxation and decarbonization on costs. Market estimates and an industry overview are also included to outline the commercial aspect of the industry.
The 2021 Custom Cost Curve Analysis model for Ethylene and Polyethylene combines NexantECA’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and NexantECA’s annual price forecasts developed for three oil scenarios. Delivered as an interactive spreadsheet, the model offers views of historical, current, and forecast cost competitiveness and profitability for the industry.
The 2021 Custom Cost Curve Analysis model for Propylene and Polypropylene combines NexantECA’s global plant capacity database and views on supply and demand with an extensive cost of production database and NexantECA’s annual price forecasts developed for three oil scenarios. Delivered as an interactive spreadsheet, the model offers views of historical, current, and forecast cost competitiveness and profitability for the industry.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the technology, economics, and markets for the processing of the C4 hydrocarbon 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 the USGC, China, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe. A market overview of the C4 chain is provided, along with demand by end-use, capacity, and supply/demand/trade data for Global, North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.
This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, conventional and green technologies, and development trends of methanol. The report provides methanol economics for four gas-based technologies and a coal-based methanol plant in several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and the Middle East) under a consistent first quarter 2021 price scenario. An analysis of the ROI and investment attractiveness for gas-based methanol facilities is also provided. The report also offers an overview of methanol consumption, capacity, and trade for global and major regional markets.
This report discusses the technologies and economics for producing the most common high temperature amorphous thermoplastics commercially available today - polysulfone, polyethersulfone, polyetherimide, and polyphthalamides. These materials rely on complex chemistries, mainly incorporating aromatic residues in their polymeric backbones which increase their useful temperature range though often at the expense of processability.
This report provides an overview of the chlor alkali process which yield chlorine and sodium hydroxide, covering markets, technology and process economics.
This report analyzes various technological and commercial aspects of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), and provides an overview of the commercial and developing technologies for SAP production. Cost of production estimates have been developed for both solution and suspension process plants located in USGC, Western Europe and China. Commercial applications and global market outlook are also included.