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Ethylene
Ethylene
Ethene
Green Ethylene
Ethylene (a.k.a. Ethene) is an unsaturated organic compound, the simplest member of the alkene class of hydrocarbons. Even though it has no direct use, being used almost exclusively as a building block, ethylene is largest-volume petrochemical produced worldwide. It has one double bond and, in room temperature, ethene is a sweet odor and taste gas, colorless and extremely flammable. It has been produced since the 1930s; however, its production grew rapidly in the middle of the twentieth century, when oil and chemical companies began separating it from refinery waste gas and producing it from natural gas and ethane (obtained from byproduct refinery streams). Ethylene may also be produced from renewable sources. In such cases, it may be referred to as Bio-Ethylene or Green Ethylene.

Ethylene Production Cost Reports - Q4 2019

Capital Investment & Operating Cost of Ethylene Plants

Ethylene (a.k.a. Ethene) is an unsaturated organic compound, the simplest member of the alkene class of hydrocarbons. Even though it has no direct use, being used almost exclusively as a building block, ethylene is largest-volume petrochemical produced worldwide. It has one double bond and, in room temperature, ethene is a sweet odor and taste gas, colorless and extremely flammable. It has been produced since the 1930s; however, its production grew rapidly in the middle of the twentieth century, when oil and chemical companies began separating it from refinery waste gas and producing it from natural gas and ethane (obtained from byproduct refinery streams). Ethylene may also be produced from renewable sources. In such cases, it may be referred to as Bio-Ethylene or Green Ethylene.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Ethylene production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Ethylene production processes currently offered by Intratec. If none of the off-the-shelf reports listed below fits your needs, you can request a bespoke report tailored to your needs, for as low as USD 2,900!

Ethylene Production from Vacuum Gas Oil

This report provides a feasibility study of Ethylene production from vacuum gas oil (VGO) using a steam cracking process in China. In this process, VGO is thermally cracked in pyrolysis furnaces through the use of steam, generating ethylene and other by-products.

Details: 800 kta China-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E01C target a 800 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

Ethylene Production from Ethane

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from ethane in the United States. In the process under analysis, ethane is thermally cracked in pyrolysis furnaces through the use of steam, yielding Ethylene. A hydrogen-rich gas is generated as by-product.

Details: 1,200 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E11A target a 1,200 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from Ethane/Propane Mixture

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from ethane and propane in the United States. In the process under analysis, the mixture is submitted to a steam cracking process, yielding PG Ethylene. A hydrogen-rich gas and polymer grade propylene are generated as by-products,

Details: 1,700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E21A target a 1,700 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from Propane

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethlyene production from propane in the United States. In the study under analysis, propane is submitted through a steam cracking process, producing PG Ethylene. Pygas, a crude C4s stream, and PG propylene are generated as by-products.

Details: 1,200 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E31A target a 1,200 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from n-Butane

This study presents an economic analysis of n-butane steam cracking for Polymer Grade Ethylene production in the United States. In this process, n-butane is thermally cracked in pyrolysis furnaces through the use of steam to obtain ethylene and other hydrocarbons. Polymer grade propylene, butadiene. Raffinate-1 and pygas are also generated as by-products.

Details: 900 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E41A target a 900 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from Isobutane

This study presents an economic analysis of isobutane steam cracking for Polymer Grade Ethylene production in the United States. In this process, n-butane is thermally cracked in pyrolysis furnaces through the use of steam to obtain ethylene and other hydrocarbons. Polymer grade propylene, butadiene. Raffinate-1 and pygas are also generated as by-products.

Details: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E51A target a 400 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from Atmospheric Gas Oil

This feasibility study presents an economic analysis of a steam cracking process for Polymer Grade Ethylene production from atmospheric gas oil (AGO) feedstock in China. In this process, AGO is thermally cracked in pyrolysis furnaces through the use of steam to obtain ethylene and other hydrocarbons. Polymer grade propylene, pygas and fuel oil are also generated as by-products.

Details: 1,000 kta China-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E61C target a 1,000 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

Ethylene Production from Naphtha (High Severity Steam Cracking)

This report provides the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from light naphtha feedstock in Germany using a steam cracking process. In this process, naphtha is thermally cracked in pyrolysis furnaces at high severity conditions to maximize Ethylene yield. Polymer grade propylene, pygas and a mixed C4s stream are also generated as by-products.

Details: 1,000 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E71B target a 1,000 kta (kilometric tons per annun) Germany-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 Production from Naphtha (Low Severity Steam Cracking)

This report presents the economics of a naphtha-based steam cracker, equipped with an electricity cogeneration unit. In this process, naphtha is thermally cracked at low severity conditions, maximizing propylene to Ethylene ratio. The analysis is based on a plant located in Germany.

Details: 800 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E72B target a 800 kta (kilometric tons per annun) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

PG Ethylene from Ethanol (Dehydration Using Inter-Stage Heaters)

This study presents a techno-economic analysis of Green PG Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol in the United States using a dehydration process similar to the one proposed by BP Chemicals. The reaction is carried out in multiple stage reactors with inter stage heaters in vapor phase.

Details: 210 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   107 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E81A target a 210 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

PG Ethylene from Ethanol (Dehydration using a Single Furnace)

This report provides the economics of Green Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol in the United States using a dehydration process examined in this report is similar to the processes developed by Chematur and Petron. In this process, the reaction is carried out multiple reactors in series and a single furnace.

Details: 300 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E82A target a 300 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

PG Ethylene from Ethanol (Dehydration using Multiple Furnaces)

This study presents the costs associated with Green Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from ethanol in the United States using a process similar to the processes developed by Braskem and Petrobras. In this process, the reaction system is composed of multiple reactors and multiple furnaces.

Details: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   107 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E83A target a 250 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

PG Ethylene from Ethanol (Dehydration using a Single Reactor)

This report approaches the economics of Green Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol using a dehydration process similar to the process developed by Scientific Design. In this process, the reaction system is composed of only one reactor and one furnace. The study also assumes a plant constructed in the United States.

Details: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E84A target a 250 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

PG Ethylene from Ethanol (Dehydration in Selective Oxidation Reactor)

This study concerns Green Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production in the United States. The technology examined in this report is similar to the one developed by Dow Chemical. In this process, a selective oxidation reactor is used in the purification step to remove CO and hydrogen from the process.

Details: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   107 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E85A target a 250 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from Methanol

This report analyses the economics of Ethylene production from methanol in the United States. The process examined in this report is similar to UOP/Norsk Hydro (now Ineos) MTO (Methanol-to-Olefins) process. Initially, methanol is converted into dimethyl ether, which is further dehydrated to olefins. Ethylene and propylene are generated as co-products.

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene E91A target a 450 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from Methane

This study presents an economic analysis of Ethylene production from methane in the United States using an oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) process. Carbon monoxide is also produced in the process and undergoes methanation, recovering methane.

Details: 1,058 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene EA1A target a 1,058 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

CG Ethylene Production from Ethanol

This report approaches the economics of Green Chemical Grade (CG) Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol using a dehydration process similar to the process developed by Scientific Design. In this process, the reaction system is composed of only one reactor and one furnace. The study assumes a plant constructed in the United States.

Details: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   107 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene EB4A target a 250 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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.

PG Ethylene Production from Ethylene-Rich Gas

This report examines the costs related to Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production via purification of an ethylene-rich stream obtained from a typical ethane steam cracking plant. The economic analysis performed is based on a plant constructed in the United States.

Details: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $1,499

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene EC1A target a 400 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 Production from HDPE Waste

This report approches the economics of polymer grade (PG) Ethylene production via pyrolysis of HDPE waste. In this process, waste HDPE is submitted to pyrolysis, in which it is cracked to smaller hydrocarbons. The main products are ethylene and propylene. The economic analysis performed is based on a plant constructed in the United States.

Details: 15 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene ED1A target a 15 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 from PVC-Rich Mixed Plastic Waste

This report provides an economic analysis of Ethylene production via pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste rich in PVC in the United States. Initially, the chlorine content in the main stream is removed by reacting it with calcium carbonate. Then, the chlorine-depleted plastic stream is submitted to pyrolysis. The resulting pyrolysis gases are first sent to primary separation and finally distilled, yielding ethylene and other by-products.

Details: 30 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene EE1A target a 30 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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 from PVC-Poor Mixed Plastic Waste

This report presents an economic analysis of polymer grade (PG) Ethylene production from mixed plastic waste poor in PVC using a pyrolysis process in United States. In this process, the plastic mixture is initially submitted to pyrolysis in a fluidized bed reactor. Then, the pyrolysis product is fractionated, yielding pyrolysis fuel oil and pyrolysis gasoline. The light stream is sent to a cryogenic separation, in which ethylene and PG propylene are obtained.

Details: 30 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report Ethylene EF1A target a 30 kta (kilometric tons per annun) 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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