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Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene Glycol
Monoethylene Glycol
MEG
Ethylene Glycol (a.k.a. Monoethylene Glycol, MEG) is an organic compound, more specifically a diol (a chemical compound that contains two hydroxyl groups). It is a colorless, practically odorless, with low viscosity, hygroscopic liquid at room temperature. It is in fact the simplest diol and a major chemical commodity that, like other glycols, undergoes reactions common to monohydric alcohols forming esters, acetals, ethers, and similar products.
The uses and applications of Ethylene Glycol may vary according to its specifications. The main forms of Ethylene Glycol are fiber grade (min. purity of 99.8%, max. 0.1% DEG) and antifreeze grade (min. purity of 98%, max. 0.5% DEG).

Ethylene Glycol Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Ethylene Glycol Manufacturing Costs

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

Ethylene Glycol from Ethylene (Direct EO Hydrolysis)

This study presents the economics of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) production from ethylene. The process described is similar to Shell MASTER. First, ethylene is oxidized with oxygen to produce ethylene oxide (EO), which is further hydrolyzed to MEG. The economic analysis provided assumes a plant located in the United States. Diethylene glycol (DEG) and triethylene glycol (TEG) are also generated as by-products.

Details: 690 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   111 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E11A target a 690 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.

Ethylene Glycol from Ethylene (Carbonation without EO By-Product)

This study presents the economics of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) production from ethylene in the United States. The process described is similar to Shell OMEGA. First, ethylene is oxidized with pure oxygen to produce ethylene oxide (EO). The EO is then carbonated to generate ethylene carbonate, which is finally hydrolyzed to MEG.

Details: 750 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   110 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E12A target a 750 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.

Ethylene Glycol from Ethylene (Carbonation with EO By-Product)

This study evaluates the production of Monoethylene Glycol from ethylene in the United States. The process analyzed is similar to Shell OMEGA. In this process, ethylene is first oxidized to ethylene oxide (EO). Part of the ethylene oxide generated is sold as a by-product and the remaining part is carbonated to form ethylene carbonate, which is finally hydrolyzed to MEG.

Details: 750 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E13A target a 750 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.

Ethylene Glycol Production from Carbon Dioxide

This study presents the economics of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) production from carbon dioxide (CO2) in the United States using an electrochemical process similar to Liquid Light process. Initially, CO2 is electrochemically reduced and acidified into oxalic acid. Then, oxalic acid is esterified with methanol producing dimethyl oxalate, which is hydrogenated forming MEG.

Details: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   108 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E21A target a 150 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.

Ethylene Glycol Production from Ethylene Oxide (Direct Hydrolysis)

This assessment approaches the production of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) from ethylene oxide in the United States. In the process under analysis, ethylene oxide is directly hydrolyzed to MEG. Diethylene glycol (DEG) and triethylene glycol (TEG) are also generated as by-products.

Details: 690 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   108 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E31A target a 690 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.

Ethylene Glycol Production from Ethylene Oxide (Carbonation)

This report presents a detailed cost analysis of Monoethylene Glycol production from ethylene oxide. The process examined is similar to Shell OMEGA, in which ethylene oxide is hydrolyzed to MEG via ethylene carbonate, generating no by-products. The economic analysis assumes a plant located in the United States.

Details: 750 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E32A target a 750 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.

Ethylene Glycol Production from Syngas

This report presents the economics of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) production from synthesis gas via dimethyl oxalate intermediate in the United States. In this process, methyl nitrite reacts with carbon monoxide forming dimethyl oxalate. The dimethyl oxalate is then hydrogenated to MEG.

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   109 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report MEG E41A target a 450 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 Ethylene Glycol. Ethylene Glycol (a.k.a. Monoethylene Glycol, MEG) is an organic compound, more specifically a diol (a chemical compound that contains two hydroxyl groups). It is a colorless, practically odorless, with low viscosity, hygroscopic liquid at room temperature. It is in fact the simplest diol and a major chemical commodity that, like other glycols, undergoes reactions common to monohydric alcohols forming esters, acetals, ethers, and similar products.

Ethylene Glycol Uses. The uses and applications of Ethylene Glycol may vary according to its specifications. The main forms of Ethylene Glycol are fiber grade (min. purity of 99.8%,max. 0.1% DEG) and antifreeze grade (min. purity of 98%,max. 0.5% DEG).

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