Production Cost Report

Propylene Production Cost Reports

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Propylene (a.k.a. Propene, Methyl Ethylene) has been established as a major component of the global olefins business, second only to ethylene. Propylene is available either as a pure stream (PG or CG) or as a mixed propane-propylene (RG). The propylene market is dominated by the PG propylene, which is mainly used in polypropylene manufacturing. Having one double bond, this was the first petrochemical employed on an industrial scale, and is the second in natural abundance. Being a byproduct in ethylene production, propene’s development and expansion grew tremendously since 1965, due to ethylene's success as a chemical building block. Nowadays, it is a major industrial chemical intermediate, serving as building block for an array of chemical and plastic products.

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

Propylene Production via Metathesis - Cost Analysis | Propylene E11A

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from ethylene and raffinate-2. The process under analysis consists in a metathesis process similar to CB&I Lummus Technology's Olefins Conversion Technology (OCT). The economic analysis performed assumes a plant located in the USA.

Analysis: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Production from Ethylene - Cost Analysis | Propylene E21A

This study presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from ethylene in the USA similar to the one proposed by CB&I Lummus Technology. First, ethylene is dimerized into 2-butenes, which are then reacted with ethylene via a metathesis reaction, yielding propylene.

Analysis: 250 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   110 pages

Propylene Production from Propane - Cost Analysis | Propylene E31A

This study presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from propane. The process consists in the dehydrogenation of propane, carried out in a moving-bed reactor, similarly to UOP Oleflex. The economic analysis performed assumes a plant located in the USA.

Analysis: 550 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Production from Propane - Cost Analysis | Propylene E32A

This report examines the costs related to Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from propane in the USA. Differently from the report "Propylene E31A", the process examined in this report is carried out in a fixed-bed reactor, similar to CB&I Lummus CATOFIN.

Analysis: 590 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Production from Propane - Cost Analysis | Propylene E33A

The report under analysis presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from propane in the USA. Differently from the report "Propylene E31A", the process examined in this report uses a two-step dehydrogenation process (steam reforming/oxyreaction), similar to Uhde STAR.

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

Propylene Production from Methanol via MTP Process - Cost Analysis | Propylene E41A

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from methanol in the USA, using a methanol-to-propylene (MTP) process similar to Lurgi MTP. Initially, methanol is is converted do dimethyl ether (DME), which is then converted to Propylene. Gasoline is generated as by-product.

Analysis: 560 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Production from Methanol via MTO Process - Cost Analysis | Propylene E42A

This report analyses the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from methanol in the USA. Differently from the report "Propylene E41A", the process examined in this report is similar to UOP/Norsk Hydro (now Ineos) MTO (Methanol-to-Olefins) process. Polymer grade ethylene is also generated as by-product in the process.

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

Propylene Production from Vacuum Gas Oil - Cost Analysis | Propylene E51C

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from vacuum gas oil (VGO) in China. The portrayed process is similar to Sinopec Deep Catalytic Cracking (DCC) technology, in which VGO is converted to Propylene, generating propane, C4 fraction, C5+ naphtha and fuel oil as by-products.

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

Propylene Production from Vacuum Gas Oil - Cost Analysis | Propylene E52C

This report presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production process from vacuum gas oil (VGO) via fluid catalytic cracking in China. Differently from the report "Propylene E51A", the process examined in this report is similar to Sinopec Catalytic Pyrolysis Process (CPP) technology.

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

PG Propylene Production from RG Propylene - Cost Analysis | Propylene E61A

This report examines the costs related to Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from refinery grade (RG) propylene, via a typical purification process. Propane stream is generated as by-product. The economic analysis performed assumes a plant located in the USA.

Analysis: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Propylene Production from Soybean Oil - Cost Analysis | Propylene E91A

It presents the economics of Polymer Grade (PG) Propylene production from soybean oil in the USA, via a typical fluid catalytic process (FCC). In this process, soybean oil is cracked into olefin-rich light gases, including propylene. In order to yield greater amounts of propylene, the light gases are fed to a secondary FCC reactor.

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