Production Cost Report

MTBE Production Cost Reports

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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 available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

MTBE Production from Butane - Cost Analysis | 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.

Analysis: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

MTBE Production from Isobutylene - Cost Analysis | 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.

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