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Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether
Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether
ETBE
2-Ethoxy-2-Methyl-Propane
Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (a.k.a. ETBE, 2-Ethoxy-2-Methyl-Propane) is an aliphatic ether having ethyl and tert-butyl as the two alkyl components, manufactured by etherification of isobutylene with ethanol, in the presence of an acidic ion-exchange resin catalyst. ETBE has a lower Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) and better octane properties than MTBE. As a pure component, ETBE appears as clear light yellow liquid.
The main use of ETBE is as an oxygenate gasoline additive to reduce carbon monoxide and soot emissions, offering greater air quality benefits than ethanol, while being technically and logistically less challenging. Unlike ethanol, ETBE does not induce gasoline evaporation, one of that causes of smog, and does not absorb moisture from the atmosphere.

Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

ETBE Production from Raffinate-1

This study provides an economical analysis of Ethyl tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) production from a raffinate-1 stream and ethanol using a process similar to UOP's Ethermax process for isobutylene etherification in China. In this process, isobutylene from raffinate-1 is submitted to etherification with ethanol in a conventional reactor and in a reactive distillation column.

Details: 700 kta China-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report ETBE E11C target a 700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) China-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

ETBE Production from FCC C4 Raffinate

This study presents an economical analysis of Ethyl tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) production from FCC C4 raffinate and ethanol using a process similar to UOP's Ethermax process for isobutylene etherification in China. In this process, the etherification reaction of isobutylene from FCC C4 raffinate stream with ethanol is conducted in two steps, the first step being in a conventional reactor and the second in a reactive distillation column.

Details: 700 kta China-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $999 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report ETBE E21C target a 700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) China-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

ETBE Production from Butane

This report presents the feasibility analysis of an on-purpose Ethyl tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) production plant from butane and ethanol in the United States. Initially, n-butane is isomerized to isobutane, which is then subjected to a dehydrogenation, yielding isobutylene. In the final step, generated isobutylene and ethanol react leading to the formation of ETBE. These steps are similar to Butamer, Oleflex and Ethermax processes in sequence.

Details: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,499 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report ETBE E31A target a 700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

ETBE Production from Isobutylene

This study presents an economical analysis of Ethyl tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) production from isobutylene and ethanol in the United States. In this process, isobutylene obtained from a butane hydrogenation plant is submitted to a etherification reaction with ethanol conducted in two steps. The first step is in a conventional reactor and the second in a reactive distillation column.

Details: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report ETBE E41A target a 700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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About Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether. Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (a.k.a. ETBE, 2-Ethoxy-2-Methyl-Propane) is an aliphatic ether having ethyl and tert-butyl as the two alkyl components, manufactured by etherification of isobutylene with ethanol, in the presence of an acidic ion-exchange resin catalyst. ETBE has a lower Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) and better octane properties than MTBE. As a pure component, ETBE appears as clear light yellow liquid.

Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether Uses. The main use of ETBE is as an oxygenate gasoline additive to reduce carbon monoxide and soot emissions,offering greater air quality benefits than ethanol,while being technically and logistically less challenging. Unlike ethanol,ETBE does not induce gasoline evaporation,one of that causes of smog,and does not absorb moisture from the atmosphere.

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