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MTBE
Methyl tert-Butyl Ether
MTBE
MTBE (a.k.a. Methyl tert-Butyl Ether) is a major compound in the octane enhancer industry, its main application area. The remaining MTBE is used as a solvent and in the production of other chemical compounds. It is produced by the reaction of methanol and isobutylene (2-methyl-1-propene) in the liquid state.

MTBE Production Cost Reports - Q2 2019

Capital Investment & Operating Cost of MTBE Plants

MTBE (a.k.a. Methyl tert-Butyl Ether) is a major compound in the octane enhancer industry, its main application area. The remaining MTBE is used as a solvent and in the production of other chemical compounds. It is produced by the reaction of methanol and isobutylene (2-methyl-1-propene) in the liquid state.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining MTBE 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 (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on MTBE 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!

MTBE Production from Raffinate-1 | MTBE E21C

This study provides an economical analysis of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) production from a raffinate-1 stream and methanol 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 methanol in a conventional reactor and in a reactive distillation column.

Details: 700 kta China-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages   From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report MTBE E21C target a 700 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.

MTBE Production from FCC C4 Raffinate | MTBE E31C

The process examined in this report is the same etherification process examined in the report "MTBE E21A", with the exception that the raw materials used are FCC C4 raffinate and methanol.

Details: 700 kta China-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages   From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report MTBE E31C target a 700 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.

MTBE Production from Butane | MTBE E41A

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

This report is also available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Details: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages   From $1,499

The cost analyses presented in the report MTBE E41A target a 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.

MTBE Production from Isobutylene | MTBE E51A

The process examined in this report is the same etherification process examined in the report "MTBE E21A", with two exceptions: (1) the plant is constructed in the United States and (2) the raw materials used are methanol and an isobutylene rich stream from an isobutane dehydrogenation process.

This report is also available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Details: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages   From $1,199

The cost analyses presented in the report MTBE E51A target a 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.

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If none of the MTBE reports listed above fits your needs, you can request a bespoke report examining the process you are interested in! You will have a report tailored to your needs, in which you defined production process, industrial plant capacity and location!

Details: Customer-defined Plant Location & Capacity  |   Q2 2019 From $2,900

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Isobutylene Production from Crude C4s - Cost Analysis | Isobutylene E11A

This study presents the economics of Isobutylene production from a crude C4s stream in the USA, using an extraction process similar to Total Isobutylene Acid Extraction process. In this process sulfuric acid reacts with isobutylene to form an alcohol that is separated from the crude C4 raw material and, through a dehydration step, isobutylene is recovered.

Details: 60 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report Isobutylene E11A target a 60 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.

Isobutylene Production from Isobutane - Cost Analysis | Isobutylene E13A

This report presents the economics of Isobutylene production from isobutane in the USA. Differently from the report "Isobutylene E12A", the process examined is a dehydrogenation process similar to CB&I Lummus CATOFIN. This uses a proprietary chromium dehydrogenation catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor.

Details: 200 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report Isobutylene E13A target a 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.

Methanol from Natural Gas by Combined Reforming - Cost Analysis | Methanol E12A

This study presents the economics of large-scale Methanol production from natural gas in the United States. In this process, natural gas is first converted into synthesis gas (syngas) by means of conventional steam reforming and secondary autothermal reforming. Then, the syngas is converted into methanol.

This report is also available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Details: 1,700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E12A 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.

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