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Sustainability in the Chemical Industry

Coming soon/PetrochemicalsPolymers and PlasticsRenewable Chemicals and Energy
In this report, Nexant examines chemical industry sustainability activities against sustainability in downstream industries.  Nexant profiles sustainability activities from several companies in several different industries and highlights key differences in the reports.  This report discusses the future direction of sustainability and the impact this will have on the chemical industry.
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Biorenewable Insights: Aromatics

Dec 2017/Renewable Chemicals and Energy
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-aromatics production such as BTX and PX, which is of particular interest for bio-based PET bottle production.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing bio-aromatics such as BTX and PX, and their relative costs by region against conventional aromatics.
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Advances in Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

Oct 2017/Renewable Chemicals and Energy
This report reviews the developments in battery technology and its role in driving competitiveness for electric vehicles (EVs). Production cost estimates are developed for the main types of cathode batteries, including NCA, NMC and LFP.  Other non-cost related issues, such as charging facilities in major EV markets and life-cycle analysis are also examined.
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Biorenewable Insights: Jet Fuel

Oct 2017/Renewable Chemicals and EnergySpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based Jet fuel (or biojet) technologies.  Jet fuel from bio-based materials or processes that is blended with conventional jet can improve the GHG profile of air travel.  The purpose of this study is to assess the regulatory, technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing jet fuel via bio-based sources or processes.
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Biorenewable Insights: Carbon Dioxide to Chemicals and Fuels

Oct 2017/Renewable Chemicals and EnergySpecialty Chemicals and Advanced Materials
This report is focused on technologies that utilize carbon dioxide.  Technologies profiled include urea, methanol, succinic acid, ethanol, MEG, cement, and others.  Results of economic analysis, analysis of CO2 utilization potential, and analysis of CO2 end of life potential are included.
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Biorenewable Insights: Methanotrophs and Syngas Fermentation

Jul 2017/Renewable Chemicals and Energy
This report analyzes the developments in methane and syngas fermentation technologies.  Methane and syngas are readily available gaseous feedstocks which have the potential to provide developers with a cost advantage in production.   The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of syngas and methane fermentations, as well as their relative costs.
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Biorenewable Insights: Ethylene Glycol

Jun 2017/Renewable Chemicals and EnergyPetrochemicalsPolymers and Plastics
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in bio-based mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) technologies. Renewable MEG is a drop-in chemical that has received some attention in recent years as the major fraction of global production of MEG goes into PET, which is used to produce polyester fibers and beverage bottles. The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing ethylene glycol from renewable feedstocks.
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Oil Price and the Cost Competitiveness of Petrochemicals

Dec 2016/PetrochemicalsPolymers and PlasticsRenewable Chemicals and Energy
Given the large capital investments required to develop world scale petrochemical plants, project sponsors need to understand how the cost competitiveness and return on their investments will be impacted under various oil price scenarios.  This report analyzes investment opportunities based on three oil price scenarios and the impact it has on cost curve position, delivered cost, and return on capital.
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Biorenewable Insights: PEF to Replace PET

Dec 2016/Renewable Chemicals and Energy
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in polyethylene furanoate (PEF) as a replacement for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which finds notable use in soda bottles.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing PEF, and their relative costs by region against conventional PET.
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Biorenewable Insights: Conventional Sugars

Dec 2016/Renewable Chemicals and Energy
The purpose of this report is to analyze developments in conventional sugars.  Sugars used as a feedstock for bio-based technologies can improving the GHG profile of the process.  The purpose of this study is to assess the technical, commercial, and economic aspects of producing sugars, and their relative costs by region and feedstock.  Contract pricing formulas are also given.

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