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Jun 2022
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Polymers and Plastics

Emerging Technologies to Recycle Plastic Waste (2022 Program)

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.
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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Polymers and Plastics
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Biorenewable Insights: Biodegradable Polymers (2021 Program)

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

Biorenewable Insights: Biomass Pyrolysis (2021 Program)

This report provides a techno-economic analysis of key biomass pyrolysis technologies. The background and the process description for relevant technologies are described and their comparative economics are presented. A risk-adjusted capacity listing is provided and the implications of these technologies on the conventional energy, fuels and chemicals industries are explored.
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.
Oct 2021
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Polymers and Plastics

Material Recovery Facilities for Plastic Waste (2021 Program)

This TECH report focuses on the technology to sort and bale waste plastics from a Dry-Mixed Recyclables (DRM) or Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) stream for use by recyclers. This report provides details on screening, air separation, electromagnetic, eddy current and optical sorting technologies employed at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). The report provides an estimate of the cost of production for sorting of DMR for the U.S. and Western Europe. Major suppliers for sorting equipment and developing recycling technologies are profiled.
May 2021
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Advances in Depolymerization Technologies for Recycling (2021 Program)

This report examines the main commercial and developing processes for depolymerization of polyamide, polycarbonate, polyethylene terephthalate, polystyrene, polyurethane, and polymethyl methacrylate. Profiles of the main technology developers are also included.  Cost estimates are presented to produce recycled monomers and corresponding plastics from waste material, at USGC, Western Europe, China, and Japan locations.   
Dec 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Electrochemical Energy Storage (2020 Program)

Large-scale electrochemical energy storage (EES) is growing in importance, with commercialized technologies, declining costs, and integration with renewable power sources (e.g., solar PV and onshore/offshore wind) thereby becoming a greater part of overall power generation mix while reducing overall carbon footprint, achieving decarbonization targets, and enhancing global sustainability.
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. 

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