Production Cost Report

Butanediol Production Cost Reports

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Butanediol (a.k.a. BDO, 1,4-Butanediol, Bio-Butanediol) refers to all butylene glycol isomers. The 1,4 Butanediol, the most common of them, is a versatile intermediate for the chemical industry mainly used in the production of polyurethanes and polybutylene terephthalate.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Butanediol 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 Butanediol production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Bio-Butanediol Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | Butanediol E11A

This report presents the economics of bio-based 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) production from glucose syrup in a plant located in the United States. This process, similar to the one proposed by Genomatica, consists in a direct fermentation of glucose syrup, producing BDO, which is then submitted to purifying steps.

Analysis: 75 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Bio-Butanediol Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | Butanediol E12A

This report examines the costs related to Butanediol production from glucose syrup. Initially, glucose is fermented to produce succinic acid, which is then hydrogenated to produce butanediol. The economic analysis is based on a plant constructed in the United States.

Analysis: 50 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   109 pages

Butanediol Production from Succinic Acid - Cost Analysis | Butanediol E21A

This feasibility study examines 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) production from succinic acid in the USA using a hydrogenation process similar to the one proposed by BioAmber.

Analysis: 60 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Butanediol Production from Acetylene - Cost Analysis | Butanediol E31A

This report presents the economics of an 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) production process from acetylene and formaldehyde in the USA. In this process, acetylene initially reacts with formaldehyde by addition, forming 1,4-butynediol. The butynediol is then hydrogenated to produce BDO. It is a typical acetylene-based Reppe process.

Analysis: 120 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Butanediol Production from Maleic Anhydride - Cost Analysis | Butanediol E61A

This report presents an economic analysis of 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) production from maleic anhydride in the USA using a process similar to the one proposed by JM Davy. Initially, maleic anhydride is reacted with methanol to produce dimethyl maleate (DMM). The DMM is then hydrogenated to BDO.

Analysis: 75 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Butanediol Production from Propylene Oxide - Cost Analysis | Butanediol E71A

This report shows a techno-economic analysis related to the construction of a plant in the USA for 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) production from propylene oxide using a process similar to LyondellBasell. Initially, propylene oxide is isomerized to allyl alcohol. The allyl alcohol then reacts with syngas, generating 4-hydroxybutyraldehyde, which is finally hydrogenated to BDO.

Analysis: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages