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Dec 2022
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
C1 Chemicals and Fertilizers

Methane Pyrolysis for Turquoise Hydrogen (2022 Program)

This report offers a comprehensive techno-economic analysis of newly commercial and emerging methane pyrolysis technologies for the production of “turquoise” hydrogen, which can be produced from both fossil and renewable methane sources and produces a carbon byproduct that can be sequestered or displace existing fossil products. Technologies including thermal plasma, uncatalyzed pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis, molten metal/molten salt, and non-thermal plasma are covered, and key players within each major route have their technical maturity and processes profiled. Process economics are also provided for thermal plasma processes. The report also includes an analysis of turquoise hydrogen in the context of other low-carbon hydrogen routes.
Nov 2022
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights - Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) (2022 Program)

This report is techno-economic overview of available major licensable technologies for the production of renewable diesel, SAF, renewable naphtha, and renewable LPG via hydrotreating of vegetable oils. Major technologies covered include UOP Ecofining, Haldor Topsoe Hydroflex, Axens Vegan, Neste NExBTL and Sulzer Bioflux. The report compares economics for maximum renewable diesel mode and maximum SAF modes with both virgin and UCO feedstocks. A review and analysis of planned capacities to 2030 are included as well.
Oct 2022
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Polymers and Plastics

Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) (2022 Program)

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), one of a number of engineering thermoplastics (ETPs), is a partly crystalline polymer well-suited for automotive and electrical/electronic applications since the polymer offers chemical resistance, high continuous-use temperatures, excellent electrical properties, outstanding dimensional stability, and good mechanical properties.
Sep 2022
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Polymers and Plastics

1,4-Butanediol (BDO) - Tetrahydrofuran (THF) (2022 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, and properties, and analyses the process technologies required to produce BDO from six different fossil fuel-derived feedstocks and the development trends of 1,4-Butanediol (BDO). The economic analysis provides an overview of production costs for BDO as well as THF in different locations in 2Q 2022. An overview of the carbon intensity across three regions, the US, Western Europe, and China for the BDO production technologies is also presented. The market for BDO is analyzed on a global and regional basis with commentary made around the key market drivers historically and over the medium-term forecast.
Sep 2022
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polyester Polyols (2022 Program)

This report is a comprehensive analysis of the polyester polyol industry. The analysis provides cost of production estimates for the major types of polyester polyols as well as formulations and estimated raw materials cost for varying feedstocks. To introduce the commercial aspect of the industry, a review of the market, applications and the overall value chain is made. A carbon intensity analysis including scope 1 and 2 emissions outlines the environmental impact of the technologies.
Sep 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Hydrocarbon Resins (2022 Program)

In this report, NexantECA comments on the motivations behind the recent hydrocarbon resin 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 hydrocarbon resin market. The production cost estimates for plants located in the United States, Western Europe, China and South-East Asia have been estimated for the second quarter of 2022 for the following resin types: aliphatic (C5), aromatic (C9), C5/C9, cycloaliphatic (DCPD), pure monomer, hydrogenated aliphatic, hydrogenated aromatic, hydrogenated DCPD and hydrogenated DCPD/C9 resins. This analysis is underpinned by a review of end-use sector consumption as well as regional market dynamics.
Aug 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 2022 Program

This report reviews the chemistry, properties, both conventional and developing technologies, and development trends in polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The report provides bottle grade PET economics for four production processes across several global locations (USGC, Western Europe, Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia) and a historical economic analysis comparing conventional production to bio-based PET and recycled PET. An overview of PET melt phase and bottle grade demand and supply for global and major regional markets is included.

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