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Oct 2021
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Sustainable Natural Rubber (2021 Program)

This report analyzes the development in the production of sustainable natural rubber from alternative routes and plants. Relevant existing and under development technology/processes for extracting natural rubber from Hevea , guayule, and TKS are described. Hevea natural rubber comparative economics are presented and analyzed. This report covers existing global Hevea natural rubber plantation capacity and highlights the expected shift in natural rubber production centers as result of competing crops and increased plantations.
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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Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) (2021 Program)

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.
Dec 2020
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Commercial Bioplastics (2020 Program)

This report analyzes the technoeconomic developments in only commercial bioplastics technologies. Relevant commercial technologies processes and high level economics are presented. Impacts on the conventional industry, trends and drivers are also discussed.
Dec 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-naphtha as a Chemical Feedstock (2020 Program)

This report analyzes the technoeconomic developments in bio-naphtha technologies. Commercial hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA), Fischer-Tropsch (FT), and pyrolysis based processes and high level economics are presented.  Upcoming biorefining project (that include bio-naphtha units) are analyzed. Impacts on the conventional industry, trends and drivers are also discussed.
Dec 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Renewable Power (2020 Program)

This report analyzes the technoeconomic developments in the renewable power industry. Relevant technologies processes and construction are described and their comparative economics presented and analyzed.  Impacts on the conventional power industry, trends and drivers are also discussed.
Dec 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Ethanol (2020 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in first and next generation bioethanol technologies.  Next generation bioethanol, includes both second generation and bolt-on technologies.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing first and next generation ethanol, and to investigate future capacity developments 
Dec 2020
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Thermoplastic Starch (2020 Program)

The purpose of this study is to analyze developments in thermoplastic starch and thermoplastic starch blends as replacements for conventional petrochemical polymers.  The report examines the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing thermoplastic starch and thermoplastic starch blends, and their relative costs by region against conventional polypropylene and HDPE. 
Nov 2020
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Ethylene, Ethylene Oxide, and Ethylene Glycol (2020 Program)

This report investigates the various commercial and developmental routes for the production of renewable ethylene.  Ethanol, bionaphtha, and methanol are all investigated as biofeedstocks for ethylene, as well as sugar and glycerin based routes directly to ethylene glycol.  Cost of production models, process descriptions, capacity analysis and implications for the conventional industry are included. 
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. 

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