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Dec 2021
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Advanced Carbon Applications in Lithium-ion Batteries (2021 Program)

A study of the supply chain and processing of commoditized spherical graphite, conductive carbon black, and other advanced carbon materials used in lithium-ion batteries. Examines both natural graphite and synthetic graphite value chains as well as acetylene black. Strategic outlook for graphite is examined in the context of public policy for environmental protection from the perspective of climate change and fluoride pollution, as well as changes in supply chain, changes in battery technology, and battery-electric vehicles.
Dec 2021
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Sulfonation Technologies (2021 Program)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the sulfonation/sulfation technology used to produce surfactants, including the economics and markets. Commercial process technologies based on Desmet Ballestra Italy (DBI) and Chemithon licensed technology are assessed. Cost of production estimates of these production routes are included to illustrate the cost competitiveness of different sulfonated products in selected regions. A market review including regional sulfonation capacities and a discussion of supply and demand is also presented.
Nov 2021
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Biocomposites (2021 Program)

This report provides an analysis of technologies and activity within the biocomposites space. Biocomposites investigated include bioresins (such as PLA, TPS, and others) and use of biomass (such as wood, natural fiber, or other materials) as filler or binder material. Several case studies are also provided.
Sep 2021
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-Based Polyamides (2021 Program)

This report analyzes the technoeconomic developments in the bio-based polyamides industry sector. Relevant technologies processes are described and their comparative economics presented and analyzed.
Aug 2021
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Petrochemicals

Nitrobenzene Aniline MDI (2021 Program)

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.
Jun 2021
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Amorphous High Temperature Engineering Thermoplastics (2021 Program)

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.
Dec 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Recycling of Lithium-ion Batteries (2020 Program)

An assessment of currently commercial and innovative pre-commercial processes in the nascent battery recycling sector.  Examines whether the sector is likely to be dependent on tipping fees or producer responsibility transfer, or if sector can be profitable on metals basis with variation based on incoming battery mix.  Strategic outlook for battery recycling is examined in context of economic modeling, current capacity buildup, current and future battery technology, and public policy. 
Nov 2020
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Alkoxylation Technologies (2020 Program)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the alkoxylation technology used to produce surfactants, including the economics, and markets for the production of ethoxylates.  Commercial process technologies based on both the conventional stirred tank reactor system and representative loop reactor systems are discussed.  Cost of production estimates of these production routes are included to illustrate the cost competitiveness of different ethoxylate products in selected regions.  A market review including regional ethoxylation capacities and supply/demand figures is also presented.
Nov 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Butanediol (BDO) (2020 Program)

This report analyzes developments in bio-based butanediol (BDO) technologies. BDO (both 1,4-BDO and 2,3-BDO) derived from bio-based materials or processes can be used as is or converted into a number of chemical products - potentially improving the GHG profile of the process. This study assesses the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing different isomers of BDO via bio-based sources or processes. 
Oct 2020
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Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Polyisobutylene (PIB) (2020 Program)

This techno-economic report reviews the chemistry, properties, technology, and development trends of polyisobutylene. The report provides polyisobutylene economics for several different global locations (USGC, Western Europe, China, and South Korea) under a consistent first half 2020 price scenario. An analysis of the ROI and investment attractiveness for polyisobutylene facilities is also provided. Regional market analysis for polyisobutylene is also included.

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