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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. 
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. 
Oct 2020
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Polymers and Plastics
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Tire Pyrolysis (2020 Program)

This report discusses the process technologies and economic considerations for tire pyrolysis, which is the thermal degradation of end-of-life tires to produce pyrolysis oil, pyrolysis gas, and char, which can be processed to produce recovered carbon black (rCB). The current status of the industry, and its potential outlook is discussed, as are production economics and viability in North America and Western Europe.
Sep 2020
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials

Biorenewable Insights: Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels (2020 Program)

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.
Sep 2020
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals
Renewable Chemicals and Energy

Olefins from Mixed Plastics Waste – Are Thermolysis Routes Viable?

This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of thermolysis (i.e., pyrolysis and gasification) of mixed plastics waste. Analyses of the mixed plastics waste and the thermolysis plant location are included in the report. Selected developers of pyrolysis and gasification technologies are profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economic analysis of thermolysis technologies (involving the production of syn-naphtha and methanol) and olefins production (i.e., ethylene and byproduct propylene) are provided for different geographic regions. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the regional competitiveness and profitability in the USGC, WE, and China of olefins production compared with various oil price scenarios. Strategic and business considerations are also included in the report.
Dec 2019
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Renewable Chemicals and Energy
Specialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
Oil, Gas and Refined Products

Flow Batteries for Large Scale Energy Storage (2019 Program)

Energy storage is growing in importance, and falling in cost, as solar PV, wind, and other renewables become a greater part of generation, and the grid becomes more sophisticated; batteries are a key type of solution, and flow batteries offer many advantages for large-scale and behind the meter storage. This report examines the global market trends, scenarios and opportunities for battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the next 5-10 years, as well as the current and projected technoeconomics of flow batteries in terms of levelized cost of storage and total investment cost.
Oct 2019
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Polymers and Plastics
Petrochemicals

Sorting through Plastic Waste – Is Chemical Recycling a Solution?

This report examines the technical, economic and business aspects of chemical recycling of PET, PS and mixed plastics (plastics to fuel). Selected technology developers of chemical recycling are profiled and ranked under different criteria. The economics for chemically recycling several types of plastic waste are provided for different geographic regions, and compared to the production of virgin material by conventional technology. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the MSW stream and the economics for the incineration of waste with energy recovery.

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