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Renewable Materials at AshlandJoe FoxDirector, Emerging & External TechnologiesAshland Performance MaterialsDelaware Susta...
An Overview of Ashland Inc.     • A global, diversified specialty chemical company with $8B in sales         - No longer A...
How Each Division of Ashland Touches a Biorefinery    • Chemicals for a biorefinery        - Water Technologies (AWT)     ...
Ashland Performance Materials    • Primary market focus                                        Resins        - Transportat...
Ashland Products That Use Biorenewable Raw Materials• Envirez™: A family of bio-based resins.  Used in a variety of interi...
ENVIREZTM Bio-Based Resins• Ashland has developed a family of unsaturated polyester (UPR) composite resins  that are formu...
Unsaturated Polyester Resins (a.k.a. UPRs or UPEs)                                                                 O      ...
Building Blocks for Envirez Resins    • Current:       - Bio-based raw materials:           •   Ethanol           •   Soyb...
APM’s Partnering Strategy    • Performance Materials looks for both upstream and downstream partners      in the value cha...
APM’s Partnering Strategy for Bio-Based Chemicals                                          Monomers             Oligomers ...
Vision for Chemical Production at an Ethanol Biorefinery                   Agricultural                    Biomass        ...
Vision for Chemical Production at a Pulp & Paper Mill                    Agricultural                     Biomass         ...
Ashland’s Interest in Biorenewable Raw Materials • Ashland is interested in using bio-based raw materials to make our prod...
Ashland’s Interest in Biorenewable Materials                             Higher                 New biorenewable          ...
Chemical Production from a Biorefinery     • Specific chemicals Performance Materials is interested in:         - Glycols:...
Summary of Our Message     • Ashland is interested in using existing and new bio-based building blocks       across its pr...
Thank You !!           Joe Fox         614-790-3686      jfox@ashland.com17    DESCA Summit 03-05-12
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Ashland Performance Materials     • Primary market focus             - Transportation             - Building & Constructio...
Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC)     • NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Iowa State     • Iowa State, Wisc...
Evolution of ENVIREZ:     Green Building Blocks for Unsaturated Polyester Resins     Glycol   Unsaturated Diacid          ...
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Renewable materials at Ashland

  1. 1. Renewable Materials at AshlandJoe FoxDirector, Emerging & External TechnologiesAshland Performance MaterialsDelaware Sustainable Chemistry SummitMarch 5, 2012
  2. 2. An Overview of Ashland Inc. • A global, diversified specialty chemical company with $8B in sales - No longer Ashland Oil! • Strengthened by the acquisition of Hercules in 2008 and International Specialty Products (ISP) in 2011 I am here representing Performance Materials HQ = Dublin, OH Consumer Markets Water Technologies Specialty Ingredients Performance Materials Formulated Water Treatment Functional Adhesives & Motor Oils Chemicals Additives Resins for Composites2 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  3. 3. How Each Division of Ashland Touches a Biorefinery • Chemicals for a biorefinery - Water Technologies (AWT) • Pulping aids • Corrosion, scale inhibitors • Extraction aid for corn oil • Chemicals from a biorefinery I am here representing - Performance Materials (APM) Performance Materials (APM) • Bio-based building blocks for resins - Specialty Ingredients (ASI) • High purity cellulose • Nano-cellulose - Consumer Markets (ACM) • Biolubricants3 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  4. 4. Ashland Performance Materials • Primary market focus Resins - Transportation for Composites - Building & Construction - Packaging & Converting • Business-to-Business focus • Major product lines High Performance - Resins for composites Adhesives - High performance adhesives • Structural adhesives • Pressure-sensitive adhesives • Products are based on thermoset resin chemistry - Unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters - Urethanes - Acrylics - Hybrids4 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  5. 5. Ashland Products That Use Biorenewable Raw Materials• Envirez™: A family of bio-based resins. Used in a variety of interior & exterior building products. 2008 Presidential• Soyad™: A formaldehyde-free, soy-based adhesive Green Chemistry Award Winner for plywood and particle board.• Natrosol™: A thickener for water-based paints based on Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (HEC)5 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  6. 6. ENVIREZTM Bio-Based Resins• Ashland has developed a family of unsaturated polyester (UPR) composite resins that are formulated using renewably-sourced and/or recycled raw materials. TRANSPORTATION MARINE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION6 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  7. 7. Unsaturated Polyester Resins (a.k.a. UPRs or UPEs) O OH + OH HO HO Performance Materials O buys monomers Diol Diacid – (2n-1) H2O O O H HO O n We convert them O to oligomers Unsaturated Polyester & formulate them in our manufacturing plants Our customers Vinyl monomer complete the (reactive diluent) polymerization in their processes Unsaturated Polyester Peroxide initiator Cured Resin Cross-linking reaction Thermoset7 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  8. 8. Building Blocks for Envirez Resins • Current: - Bio-based raw materials: • Ethanol • Soybean oil • Propylene glycol • 1,3 Propanediol - Recycled raw materials: • Recycled PET Terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol • Desired renewable raw materials: - Unsaturated di-acids: Fumaric acid, itaconic acid - Glycols: Ethylene glycol - Aromatic di-acids: Terephthalic acid, isophthalic acid8 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  9. 9. APM’s Partnering Strategy • Performance Materials looks for both upstream and downstream partners in the value chain. Raw Intermediate Formulated Fabricated Consumer Material Materials Materials Product Ashland looks Ashland Ashland looks for partners here plays here for partners here • Upstream partners - Biorenewable raw materials • Downstream partners - Fabricators - Channel-to-market9 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  10. 10. APM’s Partnering Strategy for Bio-Based Chemicals Monomers Oligomers Formulated resins Ashland plays here Ashland looks for partners & suppliers here ENVIREZTM Fiberglass Composites Unsaturated for 1,3 PDO Polyester Agricultural Equipment Resins & LEED Buildings Soybean Oil Source: U.S. Department of Energy, “Top03-05-12 Chemicals From Biomass” August, 200410 DESCA Summit Value Added
  11. 11. Vision for Chemical Production at an Ethanol Biorefinery Agricultural Biomass Ch em ica lP ro du cti on Fuel Sugar solution Production Organism 1 Catalyst A Organism 2 Catalyst B Glycol 1 Glycol 2 Acid 1 Acid 2 Ashland uses these monomeric Ethanol building blocks to make its Envirez resins • Message to the state of Ohio: Modification of a biorefinery to enable chemical production would be less capital-intensive than a greenfield site and could lead to faster job creation.11 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  12. 12. Vision for Chemical Production at a Pulp & Paper Mill Agricultural Biomass Ch em ica lP ro du cti “Hardware” on Pulp & Sugar solution Paper Organism 3 Catalyst C Organism 4 Catalyst D Processing “Software” Glycol 1 Glycol 2 Acid 1 Acid 2 Ashland uses these monomeric Pulp & Paper building blocks to make its Envirez resins • Ashland does not intend to build or operate a biorefinery, but we represent a strong downstream channel-to-market partner for bio-based chemicals. • We look for partners that have the necessary “hardware” and/or “software”.12 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  13. 13. Ashland’s Interest in Biorenewable Raw Materials • Ashland is interested in using bio-based raw materials to make our products. - For composite resins, adhesives, functional additives, lubricants, water treatment chemicals • Motivation: - Lower cost, greater price stability, greater accessibility relative to petroleum-based raw materials - Pull from our customers for green, sustainable products Drop-In Strategy: • In some instances, we are using (or hope to use) bio-derived versions of building blocks that we already use. Examples: - Bio-derived propylene glycol - Bio-derived fumaric acid Driver = Green + Lower cost - Bio-derived butyl acrylate Exploratory Research: • In other instances, we are trying to incorporate bio-based building blocks that aren’t currently used. Examples: - Modified oils - Reactive intermediates Driver = Green + Higher Performance13 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  14. 14. Ashland’s Interest in Biorenewable Materials Higher New biorenewable building blocks Comparable Biorenewable versions of existing raw materials Performance relative topetroleum-based products Lower Higher Comparable Lower Significantly Lower Cost relative to petroleum-based products14 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  15. 15. Chemical Production from a Biorefinery • Specific chemicals Performance Materials is interested in: - Glycols: • Ethylene glycol (EG), Propylene glycol (PG) - Unsaturated di-acids • Fumaric acid, Itaconic acid - Acrylates • Butyl acrylate, 2-Ethylhexylacrylate - Aromatics • Isophthalic acid, Terephthalic acid • Replacements for Bis Phenol A • Economics: - Bio-based chemicals must be cost competitive with their petroleum-based equivalents • Technology gap: - Enzymes /organisms for selective conversion of biomass to these chemicals • Ashland does not have expertise in this area15 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  16. 16. Summary of Our Message • Ashland is interested in using existing and new bio-based building blocks across its product lines. • We are interested in working with organizations that have technology for the selective conversion of biomass to chemicals - Chemical conversion - Biological conversion • We are interested in partnering to secure funding for the production of chemicals from a biorefinery - Bioethanol refinery - Pulp and paper mill16 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  17. 17. Thank You !! Joe Fox 614-790-3686 jfox@ashland.com17 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  18. 18. Backup18 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  19. 19. Ashland Performance Materials • Primary market focus - Transportation - Building & Construction Resins - Packaging & Converting for Composites • Business-to-Business focus • Major product lines - Resins for composites High Performance - High performance adhesives Adhesives • Structural adhesives • Pressure-sensitive adhesives Ashland Consumer Markets • Strong brand recognition & marketing - Valvoline - Eagle One • Business-to-Consumer products & services - Lubricants - Automotive chemicals - Car care / appearance products - Quick lube service19 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  20. 20. Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) • NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Iowa State • Iowa State, Wisconsin, Virginia, Rice, UC-Davis • 17 industrial members20 DESCA Summit 03-05-12
  21. 21. Evolution of ENVIREZ: Green Building Blocks for Unsaturated Polyester Resins Glycol Unsaturated Diacid Diacid Unsaturated or Anhydride (optional) Polyester O heat O O HO R OH + O + HO2C R1 CO2H HO R OC C C C O H – H2O O Add to reactivePropylene Glycol Maleic Anhydride Phthalic Anhydride diluentEthylene Glycol Fumaric Acid Isophthalic AcidDiethylene Glycol Adipic AcidNeopentyl Glycol Terephthalic Acid1,3-Propanediol Succinic Acid StyreneIsosorbide Unsaturated Polyester Resin Renewable / Recycled Building Blocks Include: • “Green” versions of standard materials − from renewable and / or recycled material • Newly available / non-standard materials DESCA Summit 03-05-1221

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