Production Cost Report

Butanol Production Cost Reports

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Butanol (a.k.a. Butyl Alcohol, BuOH, Bio-Butanol) encompass the aliphatic saturated C4 alcohols of empirical formula C4H10O. Among five structurally isomeric alcohols, 1-Butanol (or n-Butanol) and isobutanol (2-methyl-1-propanol) are the ones most commercially relevant, being used in a range of applications further described. Actually, it is worth noting that 1-butanol production plants also can be used for the manufacture of 2-methyl-1-propanol. It is a colorless liquid with vinous odor. Normal butanol is found naturally as a fermentation product of carbohydrates, as well as a crude oil derivative, and its highly soluble in water. The alcohol is present in a variety of foods and beverages, one of its main uses. It is also used extensively as an industrial intermediate in many processes.

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

Bio-Butanol Production from Corn - Cost Analysis | Butanol E11A

This report presents the economics of bio-based Butanol production from corn in the USA. The process under analysis is a conventional Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. Initially, corn undergoes wet milling to separate starch, which is hydrolyzed in two steps. Glucose is fermented to produce butanol, acetone and ethanol.

Analysis: 90 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Butanol Production from Ethanol - Cost Analysis | Butanol E31A

The report shows an economic analysis of the construction of an industrial plant in the USA for n-Butanol production. In the process reviewed ethanol is dimerized into n-Butanol via the Guerbet reaction. This reaction is composed by dehydrogenation, aldol condensation and hydrogenation.

Analysis: 80 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages