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Ethylene Production Cost Reports

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Ethylene (a.k.a. Ethene, Green Ethylene) 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 (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Ethylene production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Ethylene Production from Vacuum Gas Oil - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E01C

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.

Analysis: 800 kta China-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production via Steam Cracking of Ethane - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E11A

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from ethane in the USA. 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.

Analysis: 1,200 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production via Cracking of Ethane/Propane - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E21A

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from ethane and propane in the USA. 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,

Analysis: 1,700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production via Steam Cracking of Propane - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E31A

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Ethlyene production from propane in the USA. 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.

Analysis: 1,200 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production via Steam Cracking of n-Butane - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E41A

This study presents an economic analysis of n-butane steam cracking for Polymer Grade Ethylene production in the USA. 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.

Analysis: 900 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production via Steam Cracking of Isobutane - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E51A

This study presents an economic analysis of isobutane steam cracking for Polymer Grade Ethylene production in the USA. 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.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production from Atmospheric Gas Oil - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E61C

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.

Analysis: 1,000 kta China-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene via Steam Cracking of Naphtha at High Severity Conditions - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E71B

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.

Analysis: 1,000 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene via Steam Cracking of Naphtha at Low Severity Conditions - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E72B

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.

Analysis: 800 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene via Ethanol Dehydration using Inter Stage Heaters - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E81A

This study presents a techno-economic analysis of Green PG Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol in the USA 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.

Analysis: 210 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Ethylene Production via Ethanol Dehydration using a Single Furnace - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E82A

This report provides the economics of Green Polymer Grade (PG) Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol in the USA 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.

Analysis: 300 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production via Ethanol Dehydration using a Single Reactor - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E84A

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 USA.

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production from Methanol - Cost Analysis | Ethylene E91A

This report analyses the economics of Ethylene production from methanol in the USA. 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.

Analysis: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

Ethylene Production from Methane - Cost Analysis | Ethylene EA1A

Economic analysis of Ethylene production from methane in the USA using an oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) process. Carbon monoxide is also produced in the process and undergoes methanation, recovering methane.

Analysis: 1,058 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages

PG Ethylene Production from Ethylene-Rich Gas - Cost Analysis | Ethylene EC1A

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 USA.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   108 pages