This report examines advanced recycling processes for recycling polyolefins, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate. Profiles of the main companies that offer solvent purification, decomposition, and enzymatic hydrolysis processes are included. Cost estimates are presented to produce recycled PP, recycled PS, and recycled PET pellets from waste material, at USGC, Western Europe, China, and Japan locations. Global and regional PET, PE, PP, and PS/EPS market outlooks that could be targeted by mechanical and/or emerging recycling technologies are also provided.
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This report is a technoeconomic and carbon intensity comparison analysis of biomethanol (via feedstock switching to biogas, gasification, and power-to-methanol) and potential downstream base chemical products (acetic acid, ethanol, ethylene, propylene, BTX, and gasoline) which form the backbone of the modern chemical industry in turn can be used to produce most conventional petrochemicals, and therefore “green” these value chains. Carbon intensity reductions are valorized in case study scenarios of carbon emissions prices, and break even carbon values are estimated on a regional basis.
This report provides techno-economic analysis on various routes to produce biobased polycarbonates, including the use of biobased BPA alternatives (e.g. isosorbide, diphenolic acid, etc.), bio-phenol/bio-acetone from renewable feedstocks, bio-DMC/bio-DPC, and the copolymerization of biobased epoxides with carbon dioxide.
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.
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.
This report provides analysis and forecasts to 2035 of the global carbon dioxide market. Market Insights: Carbon Dioxide - 2021 includes discussion regarding key trends, as well as demand outlook for nine regions: North America, South America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and China with forecasts to 2035. Demand is segmented by urea, enhanced oil recovery, food and beverages, and 'others. Cost competitiveness of two CO2 derived chemicals is also included.
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.
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.
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.
This report is a comprehensive account on technologies that utilize carbon dioxide. Technologies profiled include carbonates, urea, methanol, ethanol, cement, and others. Results of economic analysis and analysis of CO2 utilization potential are included.