This report examines the technical, economic, and strategic aspects of thermal conversion (e.g., pyrolysis and hydrothermal treatment) technologies that are used to recycle mixed plastics waste. Selected developers of technologies were profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economic analysis of thermal conversion technologies, involving the production of feedstocks for olefins are provided for different geographic regions. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the plastic-based naphtha delivered cost competitiveness to Western Europe from the USGC, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. An ethylene carbon intensity analysis is provided. Strategic and business considerations are also included in the report.
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This report compares the various options for lowering carbon intensity of ethylene production via technoeconomic, carbon intensity, and strategic analysis. Regional cost and carbon intensity baselines, comparative carbon intensities (including breakdown and analysis by Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions) of decarbonization configurations, cost of productions, and impacts of carbon tax/credits on competitiveness (including break-even values) are analyzed across four regions: US, Brazil, China, and Western Europe. Additional regions/countries are available as an add-on.
The petrochemical industry has added over one billion tons of annual production capacity over the last decade, overwhelming demand in some sectors. But as consumption catches up, where will the next investment opportunities be? This report uses cost curve analysis to understand production cost competitiveness and couples results with offtake options to various demand centers, regional price and demand forecasts, and capital investment to provide insight into potential project margins, profitability, and return on investment for products in the major petrochemical value chains including ethylene, propylene, butadiene, aromatics, and their key derivatives.
This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of thermolysis (i.e., pyrolysis and gasification) of mixed plastics waste. Analyses of the mixed plastics waste and the thermolysis plant location are included in the report. Selected developers of pyrolysis and gasification technologies are profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economic analysis of thermolysis technologies (involving the production of syn-naphtha and methanol) and olefins production (i.e., ethylene and byproduct propylene) are provided for different geographic regions. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the regional competitiveness and profitability in the USGC, WE, and China of olefins production compared with various oil price scenarios. Strategic and business considerations are also included in the report.
Global energy markets have been quick to react to the evolving coronavirus situation. Crude oil prices have plummeted as oil producing countries have disagreed on production strategies to support pricing levels given the current global supply glut. In response to this, a new Low Low scenario offers pricing for principle feedstocks (petroleum and gas based), olefins, polyolefins and aromatics. The scenario assumes crude oil prices remain depressed at a steady $20 per barrel in real terms through 2025. Analysis is provided in Excel, with accompanying presentation and discussion time with the Lead Consultant.
This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of chemical recycling of PET, PS and mixed plastics (plastics to fuel). Selected technology developers of chemical recycling are profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economics for chemically recycling several types of plastic waste are provided for different geographic regions, and compared to the production of virgin material by conventional technology. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the MSW stream and the economics for the incineration of waste with energy recovery.
This Webinar discussed the emergence and rapid growth of electrically-powered road vehicles which has become a key issue for consideration when assessing the outlook for refined products demand.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) have gained significant momentum in recent years, supported by regulatory incentives, changing consumer perception and the willingness of much of the auto manufacturing industry to throw its weight behind the development of affordable electric models in large numbers. So, how will the growth of EVs impact the mining, oil and gas, petrochemical/ polymers industries? Will supply be able to adapt fast enough or become a limiting factor in EVs growth?
This report will provide a comprehensive strategic analysis across the surfactants value chain including the synthetic and natural oil-based suppliers, and the formulators. In particular, the study will examine how formulators view their supply options in the prevailing feedstock environment, and what is the potential value of innovation in this value chain.
Given the large capital investments required to develop world scale petrochemical plants, project sponsors need to understand how the cost competitiveness and return on their investments will be impacted under various oil price scenarios. This report analyzes investment opportunities based on three oil price scenarios and the impact it has on cost curve position, delivered cost, and return on capital.