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Ethylene Glycol Production Cost Reports

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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, widely employed in the production of PET bottle-grade resins and polyesters fibers. Like other glycols, Ethylene Glycol undergoes reactions common to monohydric alcohols forming esters, acetals, ethers, and similar products.

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

Ethylene Glycol Production from Ethylene - Cost Analysis | MEG E11A

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, 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.

Analysis: 690 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   109 pages

Ethylene Glycol Production from Ethylene - Cost Analysis | MEG E12A

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.

Analysis: 750 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Glycol Production from Carbon Dioxide - Cost Analysis | MEG E21A

This study presents the economics of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) production from carbon dioxide (CO2) in the USA 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.

Analysis: 150 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Ethylene Glycol Production from Ethylene Oxide - Cost Analysis | MEG E31A

This assessment approaches the production of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) from ethylene oxide in the USA. 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.

Analysis: 690 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Ethylene Glycol Production from Syngas - Cost Analysis | MEG E41A

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

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages