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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.
Dec 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Bio-surfactants (2022 Program)

The purpose of this report is to analyze developing technologies for the production of biosurfactants. Technical and economic aspects of producing biosurfactants are explored in detail including cost of production models for key technologies. Production capacity developments, drivers for development, and commercialization obstacles are also explored.
Dec 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Petrochemicals

Biorenewable Insights: Bioaromatics (2022 Program)

This report examines technical, commercial and economic aspects of producing BTX aromatics, particularly para-xylene, which is the principal co-monomer for PET used in the production of fibers and bottles. Major technologies covered at the cost of production level include catalytic fast pyrolysis, catalytic reforming of carbohydrates, cycloaddition of furans, catalytic conversion of iso-butanol to para-xylene, enhanced FCC of renewable feedstocks, renewable methanol-to-aromatics (MTA), rLPG-to-aromatics, bioethanol-to-aromatics (ETA).
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Oil, Gas and Refined Products
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Low Carbon Intensity Aromatics: A Technoeconomic and Carbon Intensity Study - 2022

This report compares the various options for lowering carbon intensity of aromatics production (benzene, toluene, mixed xylenes, and para-xylene) via technoeconomic, carbon intensity, and strategic analysis. Regional cost and carbon intensity baselines, comparative carbon intensities 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.
Oct 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Petrochemicals

Thermal Conversion Technologies – An Answer to Recycling Plastic Waste? - 2022

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.
Oct 2022
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C1 Chemicals and Fertilizers
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Petrochemicals

Biorenewable Insights - Green Ammonia (2022 Program)

This report is an extensive techno-economic overview of available renewable ammonia technologies in the context of the radical decarbonization required for the ammonia industry to reach COP25 goals. Major technologies are covered in a modular fashion including hydrogen provision, ammonia conversion, nitrogen capture, and carbon capture and sequestration. The report benchmarks blue ammonia against green ammonia ventures in terms of carbon intensity and economic competitiveness. Blue ammonia models cover ATR and SMR routes in detail, including flue gas capture and including potential sensitivities of costs for geological sequestration dependent on distance, injection well depth, and terrain. Green ammonia models cover both full-rate production and evaluate claims of cost competitiveness under intermittent production against a wide variety of plant-gate ammonia pricing and electricity pricing scenarios using an innovative probabilistic methodology.
Sep 2022
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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Green Solvents (2022 Program)

This report investigates the various developments in Green Solvents, and profiles and provides an index (NESSI – NexantECA Solvent Sustainability Index) of major solvents. Analysis on recent industry trends and developments are also provided.
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.
Aug 2022
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Petrochemicals
Oil, Gas and Refined Products

Low Carbon Intensity Ethylene - A Technoeconomic and Carbon Intensity Study - 2022

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.

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