Backgrounder. Raw material change at BASF. Natural gas, biomass and carbon dioxide can supplement crude oil as a raw material for chemical production

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Backgrounder. Raw material change at BASF. Natural gas, biomass and carbon dioxide can supplement crude oil as a raw material for chemical production"

Transcription

1 Backgrounder Raw material change at BASF Natural gas, biomass and carbon dioxide can supplement crude oil as a raw material for chemical production March 2014 P 075/14e Christian Böhme Telefon: Telefax: Projects relating to the subject raw material change make up one important technology field in BASF s Research Verbund. Here, BASF experts are engaged in identifying interesting processes for utilizing alternative raw materials and are evaluating these processes with respect to technological, economic and ecological aspects. Olefins and aromatics, which are produced mainly by steam cracking and reforming of naphtha, are currently the most important feedstocks for the majority of value chains in the chemical industry. Natural gas is now also being used as a feedstock in a wide range of applications. Renewable resources, on the other hand, have so far only been used to manufacture specialty products and individual applications. A brief look back at the past reveals how chemistry was repeatedly able to adapt to changing circumstances, as the availability and price of raw materials have always been decisive factors in shaping the development of industrial chemistry. Until the 19 th century, renewable raw materials were the most important source of energy and material. With the industrial revolution, coal also became a staple of the chemical industry mainly for the production of dyestuffs. Oil has now been the dominant fossil raw material for BASF SE Ludwigshafen Telefon: Corporate Media Relations Telefon: Telefax:

2 Page 2 P 075/14e about six decades. With its wide range of uses, relatively simple logistics and cost effective conversion technologies, it offers clear advantages. A look into the future, however, shows that steadily rising prices of crude oil, increasingly difficult-to-access deposits and geopolitical uncertainties are becoming critical issues. Once again, the development of new technologies for the utilization of complementary feedstock sources is gaining importance. Initially, broadening the use of natural gas may be helpful. The price of natural gas, however, is closely linked to the energy market. Renewable resources offer advantages such as a favorable carbon dioxide balance or their virtually unlimited range. However, extensive cultivation, especially for the demand of the energy sector, could compete with food production. Carbon dioxide can also be considered for niche applications. The conversion of this thermodynamically stable compound, however, requires both large amounts of energy, for example in the form of hydrogen. This would have to be obtained without additionally generating CO 2 to make the overall process sustainable. Process innovations open up new raw material sources Raw material change will only be possible with the aid of process innovations that allow the utilization of alternative sources of raw materials. These include dehydrogenation technologies for selectively producing olefins, the basis of many of our value chains, from liquefied petroleum gas. In recent years, BASF has developed processes for the production of C 3 and C 4 olefins. These are important basic chemicals for manufacturing numerous products such as superabsorbents, plasticizers, surfactants or solvents. A newly developed catalyst system, already successfully tested in a miniplant, provides much higher

3 Page 3 P 075/14e selectivities and hence improved utilization of valuable feedstocks (propane or butane). In Ludwigshafen, BASF is currently operating a pilot plant for the dehydrogenation technology. BASF uses natural gas as a raw material in a German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded project called Gas-derived Solid and Fluid Products. Conducted in collaboration with project partners hte GmbH, Linde AG, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, ThyssenKrupp Uhde AG, VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH and the Technical University of Dortmund, the aim is to develop and advance to pilot plant proof-of-concept stage a method for splitting natural gas into hydrogen and a carbon product. This carbon product can potentially be used in the coke and steel industry. Part of the method involves reacting hydrogen with carbon dioxide to give synthesis gas, an intermediate suitable for use in the chemical industry and fuel production. New synthetic routes are also being sought for aromatics, which alongside the olefins represent the second important group of feedstocks for chemical products. For example, natural gas (methane) can be converted into benzene at high temperatures using a molybdenum carbide zeolite catalyst system. BASF researchers are working to further improve the lifespan and selectivity of this catalyst system. At the same time they are developing a process in which heat can be supplied by a new method and the catalyst can be regenerated gently. A special membrane process allows the hydrogen generated during the reaction to be separated from the feedstock methane. In future, this process might offer a means of combating the rising prices of benzene.

4 Page 4 P 075/14e Potential applications of carbon dioxide remain limited Within the technology field raw material change, scientists are also investigating several ways of for using carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) as a raw material. They are studying whether certain chemical products can be manufactured using CO 2 in an economically viable manner. Formic acid is one such product. Conversion of CO 2 into formic acid is currently the subject of intensive research efforts worldwide. BASF researchers are developing a highly efficient catalyst system that can make this process economical. The goal is to use CO 2 from offgas streams in the chemical industry as a raw material. Sodium acrylate is another example: the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is sponsoring a project of the BASF-supported Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) at Heidelberg University and hte GmbH, a company belonging to BASF. Together with scientists of Technical University Munich (TUM) and Stuttgart University, the researchers are looking for alternative methods for producing sodium acrylate based on CO 2 and ethene. Last year, they succeeded in doing something that no-one had ever achieved before during 30 years of research in this field: they managed to close the catalytic cycle of the reaction. This represents a first major step towards utilizing the reaction. Sodium acrylate is a key basic ingredient for superabsorbents. In addition, BMBF (Ministry of Education and Research) funding is in place for a project investigating integrated synthesis of dimethyl ether (DME) from methane and CO 2, a collaboration involving BASF, Linde AG, hte GmbH, Technical University of Munich, the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and Fraunhofer Institute of Environment, Safety and Energy Technology. The aim of the project is to develop a one-step method for producing DME by the intermediate stage synthesis gas from the most cost-effective carbon sources, i.e. CO 2 and CH 4. On this

5 Page 5 P 075/14e project, BASF is developing a new catalyst for producing DME from a stoichiometric mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. DME has the potential for future use as a source of energy. Already in use as an LPG substitute in Asia today, DME also has excellent properties as a diesel fuel. DME can also be converted to olefins, which in turn can be used as components in polymer synthesis. In principle, CO 2 can to a limited extent supplement the chemical industry s portfolio of raw materials for specific applications. The gas can be obtained from sources such as power plants and chemical plants where it is available in large amounts and high concentrations. Although carbon dioxide is a cheap source of carbon, a great deal of expensive energy is needed for thermodynamic reasons to make it usable. Production processes would therefore only truly consume CO 2 if this energy were generated CO 2 -neutrally. Even if that were the case, the amount of CO 2 bound by use in chemical production would have very little impact on climate change. Calculations by the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Dechema) indicate that the entire global potential from manufacturing basic chemical products from CO 2 instead of crude oil or natural gas would only be sufficient to bind approximately 178 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. That is less than one percent of annual global CO 2 emissions. Renewable raw materials offer long-term solutions For BASF, renewable raw materials are attractive for two reasons: On the one hand, customer demand and regulatory developments are creating an attractive market. On the other hand, the use of renewable feedstocks makes it possible to develop products with new properties and produce molecules that would otherwise not be accessible or less well accessible via fossil-based routes. BASF already has products related to renewable

6 Page 6 P 075/14e raw materials at all stages of the value chain and uses them to produce specialties. For the further use of renewable resources, it will be important to ensure sustainable use of the biomass as a chemical feedstock without competing with food and feedstuff production. This requires processes that make it possible to utilize non-edible biomass. Lignocellulose obtained from wood is a promising material for this purpose. In December 2013, BASF and American technology provider Renmatix Inc. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) announced that they will jointly scale up the Plantrose process. In cooperation with BASF the technology will be demonstrated and improved in pilot scale in a Renmatix plant in Georgia. With the Plantrose technology, cellulose and finally sugar is obtained from wood chips at high temperature and high pressure in a two-stage process. Industrial sugars are important renewable resources from which biofuels or chemical feedstocks and intermediates are produced by chemical and fermentative processes. Already at the end of 2011, BASF Venture Capital invested US$ 30 million in the company Renmatix. The mass balance approach offers a further possibility of using renewable raw materials in BASF s existing Production Verbund. Using this method, renewable raw materials can be used to replace fossil resources at the beginning of the production and are then allocated to the defined sales products. The advantage for the customer is that the formulation and the quality of the products remain unchanged. BASF is already supplying the first of these products dispersions for construction adhesives to a major customer who uses them to produce flooring adhesives for the construction industry, for example.

7 Page 7 P 075/14e BASF is also studying the dissolution and processing of cellulose using ionic liquids. This technology for the utilization of renewable resources will help to simplify and optimize existing processes, because ionic liquids can be used to provide solutions of cellulose in technically usable concentrations and flexibly process them into different products. In future, products such as cellulose fibers or films could be produced by a direct dissolution process. Cellulose products and derivatives have a wide range of potential applications including textiles, packaging, automobiles or construction materials. In addition these products could be further utilized as renewable alternative precursors for light-weight materials. Occurring in a volume of some 700 billion metric tons, cellulose is the earth s largest source of organic raw material. Yet of the 40 billion metric tons that nature renews every year, no more than 0.5 percent are used, mainly as a feedstock for paper and packaging.

PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS Carbon Monoxide PERP 09/10S11

PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS Carbon Monoxide PERP 09/10S11 PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS 2010 Carbon Monoxide PERP 09/10S11 Report Abstract December 2010 Report Abstract Carbon Monoxide PERP 09/10S11 December 2010 The ChemSystems Process Evaluation/Research Planning (PERP)

More information

Direct Coal Liquefaction

Direct Coal Liquefaction PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS 2010 Direct Coal Liquefaction PERP 08/09S5 Report Abstract March 2010 Report Abstract Direct Coal Liquefaction PERP 08/09S5 March 2010 The ChemSystems Process Evaluation/Research Planning

More information

Biomass conversion into low-cost and sustainable chemicals*

Biomass conversion into low-cost and sustainable chemicals* Biomass conversion into low-cost and sustainable chemicals Dr. Stephan Freyer Chemical Engineering Biotechnology Chemicals Research & Engineering BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany Foto: R. Hromniak Biomass

More information

Pathways & industrial approaches for utilization of CO 2

Pathways & industrial approaches for utilization of CO 2 Pathways & industrial approaches for utilization of CO 2 - by Dr. S. Sakthivel Background: CO 2 is a greenhouse gas and to reduce greenhouse effect, the CO 2 emissions need to be controlled. Large scale

More information

GTL. and Edited and Revised 2016 by H M Fahmy

GTL. and Edited and Revised 2016 by H M Fahmy GTL Taken Partly from the Internet and Edited and Revised 2016 by H M Fahmy STEPS TO GET OIL FROM SEA OR EARTH SEISMIC SHOOTING SEISMIC INTERPRETATION ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES PREPARATION OF RIG DRILLING OIL

More information

The methanol synthesis. Antal Tungler Emeritus professzor MTA Centre for Energy Research 2017

The methanol synthesis. Antal Tungler Emeritus professzor MTA Centre for Energy Research 2017 The methanol synthesis Antal Tungler Emeritus professzor MTA Centre for Energy Research 2017 BME Contents: Introduction History of the methanol and it s uses Properties of the methanol Methanol Production

More information

GoBiGas a First-of-a-kind-plant

GoBiGas a First-of-a-kind-plant GoBiGas a First-of-a-kind-plant Forrest Biomass to Biomethane (SNG) Henrik Thunman Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg, Sweden Short Facts of the GoBiGas Demonstration-Plant Built, owned and operated

More information

Biomass and Biofuels. Biomass

Biomass and Biofuels. Biomass and Biofuels Prof. Tony Bridgwater BioEnergy Research Group Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET AV Bridgwater 2008 Energy crops Agricultural and forestry wastes Industrial & consumer wastes 2 Why convert

More information

Waste as a valuable resource for making high-grade biofuels

Waste as a valuable resource for making high-grade biofuels Advanced Biofuels Gothenburg, September 2018 Alex Miles Director, Commercial Development (Europe) Waste as a valuable resource for making high-grade biofuels Enerkem at a glance Biofuels and renewable

More information

MEGATRENDS Mid Term Economics

MEGATRENDS Mid Term Economics Biorefinaria de Cana e os Plásticos Sustentáveis Sustainable Sugarcane Biorefinery CTC Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira MEGATRENDS Mid Term Economics Much slower growth in the developed world Accelerating

More information

Hydrogen- future society. From International Society of Hydrogen Energy

Hydrogen- future society. From International Society of Hydrogen Energy Hydrogen - Overview Hydrogen- future society From International Society of Hydrogen Energy Hydrogen Hydrogen is not a source of energy, while solar, wind, natural gas and oil are. There are no naturally

More information

Biobased materials and fuels via methanol The role of integration

Biobased materials and fuels via methanol The role of integration Biobased materials and fuels via methanol The role of integration Joint Task 33 & IETS workshop at Göteborg, Nov2013 Ilkka Hannula VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland 2 Gasification and Gas Cleaning

More information

PERP Program - Ethanol New Report Alert

PERP Program - Ethanol New Report Alert PERP Program - Ethanol New Report Alert February 2006 Nexant s ChemSystems Process Evaluation/Research Planning program has published a new report, Ethanol (04/05-8). To view the table of contents or order

More information

From agricultural residues to value added bio-based products

From agricultural residues to value added bio-based products From agricultural residues to value added bio-based products A CLARIANT INNOVATION JOURNEY Public Martin Vollmer Clariant International Ltd 20.11.2015 2 Today s global changes World population is growing

More information

CHAPTER 1 THE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRY THE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRY

CHAPTER 1 THE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRY THE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRY CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION AN OVERVIEW OF THE CHEMICAL PROCESS AND PRIMARY RAW MATERIALS THE CHEMICAL PROCESS The chemical process industry includes those manufacturing facilities whose products result from:

More information

BASF Catalysts Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

BASF Catalysts Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow BASF Catalysts Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow BASF Catalysts Fact and Figures Largest catalyst company worldwide Only company covering all fields of catalysis Leader in catalysis R+D with 600+ scientists

More information

Enerkem: A waste-to-biofuels solution for China

Enerkem: A waste-to-biofuels solution for China July, 2018 Allen Chen Enerkem: A waste-to-biofuels solution for China Bringing clean innovation to reality Rigorous path to commercialization 100+ PATENTS 200+ EMPLOYEES 2 Building the circular economy

More information

Climate protection as an element of BASF s sustainable development strategy

Climate protection as an element of BASF s sustainable development strategy European Responsible Care : Special Award Detailed Description Climate protection as an element of BASF s sustainable development strategy Climate change is one of the key challenges facing society. Industry,

More information

Chemistry of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels

Chemistry of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels Chemistry of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels HAROLD SCHOBERT The Pennsylvania State University and North-West University CAMBRID GE UNIVERSITY PRESS Contents Preface page xv Acknowledgments xvii Acknowledgments

More information

The sunliquid process - cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Dr. Ing. Paolo Corvo Biotech & Renewables Center

The sunliquid process - cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Dr. Ing. Paolo Corvo Biotech & Renewables Center The sunliquid process - cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues Dr. Ing. Paolo Corvo Biotech & Renewables Center Introduction to Clariant and the Biotech & Renewable Center Dr. Ing. Paolo Corvo Biotech

More information

Biorefineries. International status quo and future directions. Ed de Jong / Rene van Ree

Biorefineries. International status quo and future directions. Ed de Jong / Rene van Ree Biorefineries International status quo and future directions Ed de Jong / Rene van Ree Contents 1. Biobased Economy 2. Biorefineries - Definition 3. Biorefineries - Categories 4. Biorefineries - Objective

More information

CO2 Valorization Technologies

CO2 Valorization Technologies CO2 Valorization Technologies Author: Marcello De Falco Associate Professor, UCBM Rome (Italy) University 1. Theme description In the last years, in parallel with the development of Carbon Capture and

More information

HYDROCARBON INDUSTRIAL. Pni. Handbook of. ^m r11?* f 1 ^» La 1 J ELSEVIER. JAMES G. SPEIGHT PhD, DSc AMSTERDAM BOSTON NEW YORK

HYDROCARBON INDUSTRIAL. Pni. Handbook of. ^m r11?* f 1 ^» La 1 J ELSEVIER. JAMES G. SPEIGHT PhD, DSc AMSTERDAM BOSTON NEW YORK Handbook of INDUSTRIAL HYDROCARBON Pni ^m r11?* f 1 ^» La 1 J JAMES G. SPEIGHT PhD, DSc ELSEVIER AMSTERDAM BOSTON NEW YORK HEIDELBERG LONDON OXFORD PARIS SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SINGAPORE SYDNEY TOKYO

More information

Topic 6 National Chemistry Summary Notes. Fuels. Fuels and Combustion

Topic 6 National Chemistry Summary Notes. Fuels. Fuels and Combustion Topic 6 National Chemistry Summary Notes Fuels LI 1 Fuels and Combustion Coal, oil, gas and wood can all be used as fuels. These fuels have energy-rich chemical bonds which were created using the energy

More information

FT-GTL UNLOCKS VALUE FROM NATURAL GAS

FT-GTL UNLOCKS VALUE FROM NATURAL GAS FT-GTL UNLOCKS VALUE FROM NATURAL GAS Doug Miller Michael Goff Black & Veatch Corporation Ken Agee Emerging Fuels Technology April 2017 Introduction An estimated 147 billion cubic meters of gas was flared

More information

The Next Generation of Biofuels

The Next Generation of Biofuels The Next Generation of Biofuels Ocean the final frontier What are biofuels? Why Biofuels! The Industry Pros and Cons By definition, a biofuel is a solid, liquid or gaseous fuel produced from non fossil

More information

ENABLING SYNTHESIS OF BIOBASED CHEMICALS & FUELS

ENABLING SYNTHESIS OF BIOBASED CHEMICALS & FUELS ENABLING SYNTHESIS OF BIOBASED CHEMICALS & FUELS CATALYTIC BIOBASED SYNGAS TECHNOLOGY TAR FREE NITROGEN FREE MODULAR LOW COST CIRCULAR APPROACH-ZERO WASTE CIRCULAR-BIOBASED-SUSTAINABLE 2 By 2050, we need

More information

Petrochemical plants and refineries have developed

Petrochemical plants and refineries have developed There is also a growing acceptance that climate change due to global warming could have radical effects on all aspects of the hydrocarbon chain. This paper questions the potential effect on the petrochemical

More information

BASF The Chemical Company. Dr. Sven Fleischmann Research Scientist Lab Team Leader

BASF The Chemical Company. Dr. Sven Fleischmann Research Scientist Lab Team Leader BASF The Chemical Company Dr. Sven Fleischmann Research Scientist Lab Team Leader Who am I? Sven Fleischmann Snapshots of my BASF Life R&D in LU (2010) R&D in LU (2011 2013) New Job in? (2014?) Scouting?

More information

Biofuels Research Opportunities in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass

Biofuels Research Opportunities in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass University of Massachusetts Amherst ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels September 2008 Biofuels Research Opportunities in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Douglas Elliott PNL,

More information

From fossil-based refinery to biorefinery stepwise implementation of integrative plant concepts Lichtenwalde, May, 12 th 2011

From fossil-based refinery to biorefinery stepwise implementation of integrative plant concepts Lichtenwalde, May, 12 th 2011 From fossil-based refinery to biorefinery stepwise implementation of integrative plant concepts Lichtenwalde, May, 12 th 2011 Dr. Arnd Knoll Biotechnology Plants Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH Solarzeitalter 2011

More information

NOVEL ROUTES IN CO 2 UTILIZATION: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH. Dr. Khalid Albahily SABIC CRD at KAUST

NOVEL ROUTES IN CO 2 UTILIZATION: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH. Dr. Khalid Albahily SABIC CRD at KAUST NOVEL ROUTES IN CO 2 UTILIZATION: A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH Dr. Khalid Albahily SABIC CRD at KAUST SABIC AT-A-GLANCE 1976 34,000 50 3 rd 120 th 4 Company established Employees around the world Countries of

More information

Biorefineries Workshop

Biorefineries Workshop Biorefineries Workshop - 2010 Renewable feedstock co-processing in oil refining / petrochemical units Luiz Fernando Leite UFRJ Firjan Convention Center Rio de Janeiro November 10-12, 2010 Biofuels & Bioproducts

More information

Possible Role of a Biorefinery s Syngas Platform in a Biobased Economy Assessment in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining

Possible Role of a Biorefinery s Syngas Platform in a Biobased Economy Assessment in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining Possible Role of a Biorefinery s Syngas Platform in a Biobased Economy Assessment in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining G. Jungmeier 1, R. Van Ree 2, E. de Jong 3, H. Jørgensen 4, P. Walsh 4, M. Wellisch

More information

GASIFICATION THE WASTE-TO-ENERGY SOLUTION SYNGAS WASTE STEAM CONSUMER PRODUCTS TRANSPORTATION FUELS HYDROGEN FOR OIL REFINING FERTILIZERS CHEMICALS

GASIFICATION THE WASTE-TO-ENERGY SOLUTION SYNGAS WASTE STEAM CONSUMER PRODUCTS TRANSPORTATION FUELS HYDROGEN FOR OIL REFINING FERTILIZERS CHEMICALS GASIFICATION THE WASTE-TO-ENERGY SOLUTION WASTE SYNGAS STEAM CONSUMER PRODUCTS HYDROGEN FOR OIL REFINING TRANSPORTATION FUELS CHEMICALS FERTILIZERS POWER SUBSTITUTE NATURAL GAS W W W. G A S I F I C A T

More information

80 polyurethanes 2 CO

80 polyurethanes 2 CO 80 CO 2 polyurethanes Energy CO 2 destined to become a valuable raw material for innovative substances Three atoms for a clean future Oil is becoming increasingly scarce, and carbon dioxide an ever greater

More information

www.techverseinc.com OUR MISSION Techverse, Inc. is a contract research and development firm in advanced energy generation and utilization concepts with a focus on improving energy efficiency of processes.

More information

Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining

Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining The Centre for Process Innovation From innovation to commercialisation The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is a partnership

More information

BioEnergy International, LLC. a Biorefinery Company

BioEnergy International, LLC. a Biorefinery Company University of Massachusetts - Amherst ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels September 2008 BioEnergy International, LLC. a Biorefinery Company Corinne Young BioEnergy International,

More information

The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis

The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis The Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium: Enabling Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts through Catalysis Josh Schaidle October 17 th, 2017 1 Bioenergy Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Catalysis

More information

TECHNOLOGY. E-COMPANY Holding, s.e., Europe

TECHNOLOGY. E-COMPANY Holding, s.e., Europe TECHNOLOGY E-COMPANY Holding, s.e., Europe With ZERO-EMISSION WASTE TREATMENT RECYCLING is guaranteed and total ENVIRONMENT is safeguarded COMBUSTIBLE is green and free BAT - Best Available Techniques

More information

Assessing Regional Demand for Ethylene Glycol and Related Products. Antulio Borneo Head of Supply Chain Americas

Assessing Regional Demand for Ethylene Glycol and Related Products. Antulio Borneo Head of Supply Chain Americas Assessing Regional Demand for Ethylene Glycol and Related Products Antulio Borneo Head of Supply Chain Americas MEGlobal Corporate Profile In 2004, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) of the United States and

More information

The Low Cost Gas Era Gasification versus Steam Reforming - a True Alternative?

The Low Cost Gas Era Gasification versus Steam Reforming - a True Alternative? The Low Cost Gas Era Gasification versus Steam Reforming - a True Alternative? Karsten Radtke, Ines Wulcko ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA/Germany) ThyssenKrupp Group Sales: US$ ~46 bn Employees:

More information

Adhesives & Plasticizers at a glance

Adhesives & Plasticizers at a glance Adhesives & Plasticizers Adhesives & Plasticizers at a glance Trailing 12 months sales revenue (4Q13 3Q14) Adhesives 53% Plasticizers 47% Technology platforms Hydrocarbon resins Olefins Polyesters 60 Adhesives

More information

100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles.

100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles. 100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles. Greg Keenan, Virent Inc. - Vice President Business Development & Engineering 5th Annual Renewable Energy and Advanced Biofuels Summit

More information

CPC field-specific training

CPC field-specific training CPC field-specific training C10G, C10L1/00-C10L1/08 José Carlos Pardo Torre Examiner, European Patent Office June 2018 Table of contents Introduction What and where to classify Neighbouring fields Specific

More information

»New Products made of Synthesis Gas derived from Biomass«

»New Products made of Synthesis Gas derived from Biomass« Fraunhofer UMSICHT»New Products made of Synthesis Gas derived from Biomass«3-6 May 2010 Presentation at Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies, Dresden Dipl.-Ing. Kai Girod Folie 1 Outline 1. Introduction

More information

DEVELOPMENTS IN HARNESSING OF BIO-MASS POWER

DEVELOPMENTS IN HARNESSING OF BIO-MASS POWER DEVELOPMENTS IN HARNESSING OF BIO-MASS POWER Biomass is a source of renewable energy which is biological material derived from living or recently living organisms such as wood, waste and alcohol fuels.

More information

Carbon To X. Processes

Carbon To X. Processes World CTX Carbon To X Processes Processes and Commercial Operations World CTX: let s Optimize the Use of Carbon Resource Carbon To X Processes Carbon To X technologies are operated in more than 50 plants

More information

Biorefinery Mikael Hannus / October 22, 2010

Biorefinery Mikael Hannus / October 22, 2010 Biorefinery Mikael Hannus / October 22, 2010 Stora Enso in brief 27/10/2010 Presentation name / Author 2 Stora Enso is a forest products company producing newsprint, magazine and fine papers, consumer

More information

PRODUCTION OF SYNGAS BY METHANE AND COAL CO-CONVERSION IN FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR

PRODUCTION OF SYNGAS BY METHANE AND COAL CO-CONVERSION IN FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR PRODUCTION OF SYNGAS BY METHANE AND COAL CO-CONVERSION IN FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR Jinhu Wu, Yitain Fang, Yang Wang Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences P. O. Box 165, Taiyuan, 030001,

More information

Steam Reformation & Water Gas Shift. Team 1 Gabrielle Carbone, Kathleen Cooley, David Hessler, and Jacob Prucnal

Steam Reformation & Water Gas Shift. Team 1 Gabrielle Carbone, Kathleen Cooley, David Hessler, and Jacob Prucnal Steam Reformation & Water Gas Shift Team 1 Gabrielle Carbone, Kathleen Cooley, David Hessler, and Jacob Prucnal Overall Process CH 4 + H 2 O CO + 3H 2 Steam Reforming of Methane H = +206 kj/mol CH 4 +

More information

PROCESS ECONOMICS PROGRAM. Report No by NICK KORENS ROBERT W. VAN SCOY. January private report by the PARK, CALIFORNIA

PROCESS ECONOMICS PROGRAM. Report No by NICK KORENS ROBERT W. VAN SCOY. January private report by the PARK, CALIFORNIA Report No. 110 SYNTHESIS GAS PRODUCTION by NICK KORENS and ROBERT W. VAN SCOY January 1977 A private report by the PROCESS ECONOMICS PROGRAM STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE I MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA For detailed

More information

Sustainability and Megatrends the fuel for Innovation in the Chemical Industry

Sustainability and Megatrends the fuel for Innovation in the Chemical Industry Sustainability and Megatrends the fuel for Innovation in the Chemical Industry 3 RD INDUSTRIAL GREEN CHEMISTRY WORLD MUMBAI, DECEMBER 6, 2013 Public Martin Vollmer Clariant International Ltd 06.12.2013

More information

Industrial Solutions. Methanol plants. How you profit from our one-stop shop

Industrial Solutions. Methanol plants. How you profit from our one-stop shop Industrial Solutions plants How you profit from our one-stop shop 2 plants 3 A portfolio to meet all your needs Whatever your production requirements may be, we can meet them. Whether you need 10 or 10,000

More information

Electronic Press Kit English

Electronic Press Kit English Electronic Press Kit English In our electronic Press Kit you will find further information on bioliq process technology KIT University of the state of Baden-Württemberg and National Research Center of

More information

Smart Carbon Usage, Process Integration and Carbon Capture and Usage

Smart Carbon Usage, Process Integration and Carbon Capture and Usage EU Industry Day 22 nd February 2018, Brussel Smart Carbon Usage, Process Integration and Carbon Capture and Usage Michael Hensmann, VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH (BFI) Dr. Koen Meijer, Tata Steel

More information

Transforming American Industry through Alternative Materials. MARK COSTA Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Marketing

Transforming American Industry through Alternative Materials. MARK COSTA Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Marketing N Transforming American Industry through Alternative Materials MARK COSTA Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Marketing Eastman At-A-Glance A global manufacturer of chemicals, plastics and fibers

More information

PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS Bio-Routes to para-xylene PERP 2011S3

PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS Bio-Routes to para-xylene PERP 2011S3 PERP/PERP ABSTRACTS 2010 Bio-Routes to para-xylene PERP 2011S3 Report Abstract March 2012 March 2012 Alan J. Nizamoff CHEMSYSTEMS PERP PROGRAM The ChemSystems Process Evaluation/Research Planning (PERP)

More information

Preliminary Assessment of Energy and GHG Emissions of Ammonia to H2 for Fuel Cell Vehicle Applications

Preliminary Assessment of Energy and GHG Emissions of Ammonia to H2 for Fuel Cell Vehicle Applications Preliminary Assessment of Energy and GHG Emissions of Ammonia to H2 for Fuel Cell Vehicle Applications Michael Wang, Ye Wu, and May Wu Center for Transportation Research Argonne National Laboratory Argonne

More information

A Hydrogen Economy. Dr. Mazen Abualtayef. Environmental Engineering Department. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine

A Hydrogen Economy. Dr. Mazen Abualtayef. Environmental Engineering Department. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine A Hydrogen Economy Dr. Mazen Abualtayef Environmental Engineering Department Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine Adapted from a presentation by Professor S.R. Lawrence, Leeds School of Business, Environmental

More information

Unit C1, C1.4 and C1.5

Unit C1, C1.4 and C1.5 rude oil, fuels and other useful substances from crude oil 1. rude oil is a resource from which fuels can be separated. (a) The name of the main fuel fractions and one of the hydrocarbons in each fraction

More information

BASF Corporate Strategy

BASF Corporate Strategy Press Conference Ludwigshafen, November 20, 2018 BASF Corporate Strategy Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and CTO Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel, Vice Chairman of the Board

More information

Hydrogen Separation Membrane Applications

Hydrogen Separation Membrane Applications 2009 Hydrogen Separation Membrane Applications Eltron Research & Development Inc. 4600 Nautilus Court South Boulder, CO 80301-3241 Doug Jack VP Technology 303.530.0263 x118 djack@eltronresearch.com Carl

More information

A is any natural material that is used by humans.

A is any natural material that is used by humans. Chapter 5 Notes Energy Resources Section 1 Natural Resources Describe how humans use natural resources. Compare renewable resources with nonrenewable resources. Explain three ways that humans can conserve

More information

Abstract Process Economics Program Report 270 THERMOCHEMICAL CELLULOSIC ETHANOL (December 2009)

Abstract Process Economics Program Report 270 THERMOCHEMICAL CELLULOSIC ETHANOL (December 2009) Abstract Process Economics Program Report 270 THERMOCHEMICAL CELLULOSIC ETHANOL (December 2009) World ethanol production has experienced spectacular growth. This growth has been based on starch and sugar

More information

INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY SYSTEMS (ELE 210 ) Lecture 03 (Nonrenewable Energy)

INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY SYSTEMS (ELE 210 ) Lecture 03 (Nonrenewable Energy) INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY SYSTEMS (ELE 210 ) Lecture 03 (Nonrenewable Energy) COAL, PETROLEUM, AND GAS Coal, petroleum, and natural gas are considered nonrenewable because they can not be replenished in a

More information

THE RAW MATERIAL CARBON DIOXIDE. A Dream Comes True

THE RAW MATERIAL CARBON DIOXIDE. A Dream Comes True THE RAW MATERIAL CARBON DIOXIDE A Dream Comes True Crude oil is the raw material used to produce most plastics. What if one could conserve this limited resource and use carbon dioxide instead, which is

More information

The names and formulae of three hydrocarbons in the same homologous series are: Which homologous series contains ethane, propane and butane?

The names and formulae of three hydrocarbons in the same homologous series are: Which homologous series contains ethane, propane and butane? Q1.This question is about hydrocarbons. (a) The names and formulae of three hydrocarbons in the same homologous series are: Ethane C 2 H 6 Propane C 3 H 8 Butane C 4 H 10 The next member in the series

More information

Biotechnological Research under Horizon Deutsche Biotechnologietage 2014 Hamburg, 09 April 2014

Biotechnological Research under Horizon Deutsche Biotechnologietage 2014 Hamburg, 09 April 2014 Biotechnological Research under Horizon 2020 Deutsche Biotechnologietage 2014 Hamburg, 09 April 2014 Main EU policy goals reflected in Horizon 2020 1) Enhance competitiveness of EU industries and create

More information

RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: A PERSPECTIVE ON ALGAE POTENTIAL

RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: A PERSPECTIVE ON ALGAE POTENTIAL RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: A PERSPECTIVE ON ALGAE POTENTIAL Jan de Boer, SABIC Technology & Innovation Lelystad, September 8 2014 AGENDA SABIC.. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Sustainability,

More information

We drive sustainable solutions Innovations for a sustainable future

We drive sustainable solutions Innovations for a sustainable future Dirk Voeste Head of Corporate Sustainability Strategy SRI Conference Berenberg Paris March 28, 2017 We drive sustainable solutions Innovations for a sustainable future BASF SRI Story, March 2017 1 Cautionary

More information

Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels

Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels A Workshop to Develop the Roadmap for Making Lignocellulosic Biofuels a Practical Reality ACS Headquarters Washington, D.C. June

More information

The shale gas boom and its

The shale gas boom and its Dr. Kathrin Rübberdt, Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann The shale gas boom and its implications for the bio-economy CLIB-Forum, May 23, 2013 DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.v. - Snapshot

More information

Biomass. The latter is not a new concept, homes and industries were, at one time, heated and powered by wood.

Biomass. The latter is not a new concept, homes and industries were, at one time, heated and powered by wood. Biomass Energy Content Biomass Conversion of Biomass in Energy Thermochemical Processes Extraction Processes Biological Processes Waste to Energy Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Biofuels Biomass

More information

Making Sustainable Products to Diversify Our Forest Industry and Create Good Manufacturing Jobs in Rural Maine

Making Sustainable Products to Diversify Our Forest Industry and Create Good Manufacturing Jobs in Rural Maine Making Sustainable Products to Diversify Our Forest Industry and Create Good Manufacturing Jobs in Rural Maine CHARLOTTE MACE Executive Director Portland, Maine www.biobasedmaine.org 207-699-5792 Presented

More information

Press Kit. About DAWN Technology*

Press Kit. About DAWN Technology* About DAWN Technology* DAWN Technology is Avantium s biorefinery technology. A biorefinery aims to make the most efficient use of biomass and eliminating waste streams. All biomass constituents are separated

More information

Opportunities in Chemical Engineering: Domestic Shale Gas

Opportunities in Chemical Engineering: Domestic Shale Gas Opportunities in Chemical Engineering: Domestic Shale Gas Sharon Robinson Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bruce Eldridge Process Science & Technology Center University of Texas at Austin March 27, 2014 Technology

More information

Biosyngas from forest product industry by-products and residues

Biosyngas from forest product industry by-products and residues Biosyngas from forest product industry by-products and residues 1 Presentation at the VETAANI Conference 9 April 2014 Prof Rikard Gebart Luleå University of Technology Feedstock use in the forest product

More information

20. September 2012 Trieste, CEI Meeting

20. September 2012 Trieste, CEI Meeting S. Miertus International Centre for Applied Research and Sustainable Technology Bratislava, Slovakia & Trieste, Italy E-mail: director@icarst.org 20. September 2012 Trieste, CEI Meeting Fossil fuel depletion

More information

Syntroleum Coal to Liquids Integrating Gasification, Fischer-Tropsch and Refining Technology. CTL Forum, Beijing China June 15-16, 2006

Syntroleum Coal to Liquids Integrating Gasification, Fischer-Tropsch and Refining Technology. CTL Forum, Beijing China June 15-16, 2006 Syntroleum Coal to Liquids Integrating Gasification, Fischer-Tropsch and Refining Technology CTL Forum, Beijing China June 15-16, 2006 Forward Looking Statements This presentation includes forward-looking

More information

Hydrogen production via catalytic water splitting. Prospects of reducing greenhouse emission by hydrogen powered energy technologies

Hydrogen production via catalytic water splitting. Prospects of reducing greenhouse emission by hydrogen powered energy technologies Hydrogen production via catalytic water splitting Prospects of reducing greenhouse emission by hydrogen powered energy technologies Increasing molecular weight Mass energy densities for various fuels Fuel

More information

Nuclear Hydrogen for Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Transport Fuels

Nuclear Hydrogen for Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Transport Fuels Nuclear Hydrogen for Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Transport Fuels Charles W. Forsberg Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 Email: forsbergcw@ornl.gov Abstract Liquid fuels (gasoline,

More information

Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Carbon Dioxide Utilization [ 2016 IEAGHG CCS Summer School] Carbon Dioxide Utilization Dr. David Wassell BDPS Senior Chemist July 20, 2016 Imagine an industrial chemical that: Readily biodegrades. Is available in large quantities.

More information

C7 Quick Revision Questions

C7 Quick Revision Questions C7 Quick Revision Questions H = Higher tier only SS = Separate science only Question 1... of 50 What does a finite resource mean? Answer 1... of 50 A resource that is being used up quicker than it is being

More information

Business review by segment

Business review by segment 4 Business review by segment Business review by segment Segment overview (million ) Sales Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) Income from operations (EBIT) before special

More information

Competitiveness of the EU Chemical Industry, a Key sector in the Refining Value Chain José Mosquera, Director Industrial Policy

Competitiveness of the EU Chemical Industry, a Key sector in the Refining Value Chain José Mosquera, Director Industrial Policy Competitiveness of the EU Chemical Industry, a Key sector in the Refining Value Chain José Mosquera, Director Industrial Policy Second meeting of the EU Refining Forum 27 November 2013, Brussels 1 Profile

More information

How can hydrocarbons be broken down into smaller molecules? What is an alkane? Give an example and draw it

How can hydrocarbons be broken down into smaller molecules? What is an alkane? Give an example and draw it How can hydrocarbons be broken down into smaller molecules? What is an alkane? Give an example and draw it What kind of reaction happens when large hydrocarbons are broken down? What is the general formula

More information

POTENTIAL OF SMALL-SCALE, DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

POTENTIAL OF SMALL-SCALE, DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES POTENTIAL OF SMALL-SCALE, DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES IN ENERGY AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES Hiroshi Uno Yuji Inada New Business & Technology Dept., Technology & Innovation Studies Div. Mitsui & Co.

More information

From fossil- to bio-based refineries Case Study Biorefinery Leuna. Uwe Welteroth Director Biotechnology Plants Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH

From fossil- to bio-based refineries Case Study Biorefinery Leuna. Uwe Welteroth Director Biotechnology Plants Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH From fossil- to bio-based refineries Case Study Biorefinery Leuna Uwe Welteroth Director Biotechnology Plants Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH IEA-Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefinery German Workshop Worms, September 15th,

More information

Bioenergy Research at University of Surrey

Bioenergy Research at University of Surrey SUPERGEN Researchers Day 6 th May 2016 Bioenergy Research at University of Surrey Dr. Siddharth Gadkari Research Fellow Department of Chemical and Process Engineering University of Surrey, Guildford Development

More information

Reforming is an upgrading process in which low octane gasoline is converted to high octane gasoline.

Reforming is an upgrading process in which low octane gasoline is converted to high octane gasoline. REFORMING Reforming is an upgrading process in which low octane gasoline is converted to high octane gasoline. Catalytic reforming primarily increases the octane of motor gasoline rather than increasing

More information

REALIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL

REALIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL REALIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL BY Patrick Hirl, PE Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a universal fuel that enhances energy supply diversity; uses municipal, agricultural and commercial organic waste;

More information

green energy to the power3

green energy to the power3 green energy to the power3 Three exhibitions in parallel, 30-31 january, Parc Expo Rennes ReGen Europe Biogaz Europe Bois Energie waste to energy biogas-biomethane wood heating networks 1-4 Coming to Rennes

More information

CSR und Umweltschutz in der Supply Chain der

CSR und Umweltschutz in der Supply Chain der CSR und Umweltschutz in der Supply Chain der BASF Dr. Lothar Meinzer Director Sustainability Center BASF Aktiengesellschaft 30.09.2005 CSR Multistakeholder Workshop BASF in brief Facts and Figures BASF

More information

Innovative Process Technology for Refining Lignite R&D needs

Innovative Process Technology for Refining Lignite R&D needs Innovative Process Technology for Refining Lignite R&D needs IBI Innovative Braunkohlen Integration in Mitteldeutschland (Innovative Lignite Integration in Middle Gemany) 17 th European Round Table on

More information

Sustainable Energy. Lecture 7: Fossil Fuels and Fossil Energy

Sustainable Energy. Lecture 7: Fossil Fuels and Fossil Energy Sustainable Energy Lecture 7: Fossil Fuels and Fossil Energy Introduction What are fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are solid, liquid, or gaseous substances that contain organic or covalently bonded carbon and

More information

Recent challenges and opportunities

Recent challenges and opportunities Coal to oil, gas and chemicals: Recent challenges and opportunities Dr Andrew J Minchener Principal Associate IEA Clean Coal Centre Scope of presentation Rationale What is it? How to do it? Global considerations

More information

Techno-Economic Analysis for Ethylene and Oxygenates Products from the Oxidative Coupling of Methane Process

Techno-Economic Analysis for Ethylene and Oxygenates Products from the Oxidative Coupling of Methane Process Techno-Economic Analysis for Ethylene and Oxygenates Products from the Oxidative Coupling of Methane Process Daniel Salerno, Harvey Arellano-Garcia, Günter Wozny Berlin Institute of Technology Chair of

More information

Analysis of Life-Cycle Energy Use and GHG Emissions of the Biomass-to-Ethanol Pathway of the Coskata Process under Chinese Conditions

Analysis of Life-Cycle Energy Use and GHG Emissions of the Biomass-to-Ethanol Pathway of the Coskata Process under Chinese Conditions Low Carbon Economy, 2012, 3, 106-110 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/lce.2012.323014 Published Online November 2012 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/lce) Analysis of Life-Cycle Energy Use and GHG Emissions of the

More information