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n-Butanol is an aliphatic saturated alcohol which is available in nature. Its main applications include:
the manufacture of n-butyl acrylate and methacrylate, and surface coating, being used directly as a
solvent for varnishes.
The Intratec portfolio (www.intratec.us/our-portfolio) includes reports examining specific Butanol
production processes. Each report presents one-time costs associated with the construction of an
industrial plant and the continuing costs associated with the daily operation of such a plant. General
information included in our reports is presented below.
AN INTRODUCTION TO BUTANOL
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING
* Description & applications
* Production pathways diagram
* Product(s) generated & raw material(s) consumed
* Physico-chemistry highlights
* Industrial site production capacity definition
* Detailed process block flow scheme & description
* Key process input & output figures (including raw material(s) consumption)
* Labor requirements
CAPITAL INVESTMENT BREAKDOWN
* Total fixed capital required (ISBL, OSBL and contingency)
* Working capital
* Costs incurred during industrial plant commissioning and start-up
* Multi-regional fixed capital analysis
PRODUCTION COST DETAILED LOOK
* Manufacturing variable costs (raw materials and utilities required)
* Manufacturing fixed costs (e.g., labor and maintenance costs, operating charges, plant overhead)
* Depreciation and corporate overhead costs
* Production cost history (4-year timeframe)
Industrial Process Economics
Coverage of Butanol Process Economics Reports
Each report examines one specific Butanol production process, including:
PROCESS ECONOMICS QUICK SUMMARY TABLE
LABOR WAGE RATES AND PRICING BASIS
REFERENCES & ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY
About our Methodology
Intratec has distilled the expertise gained from more than a decade supporting companies worldwide to devise consistent
methodologies, which ensures the development of holistic, coherent and consistent reports.
Intratec's highly experienced engineers start the development of process economics reports with in-depth, comprehensive research on
the technology examined, encompassing patents and available technical literature, non-confidential information provided by
technology licensors and Intratec's in-house database.
This exhaustive research provides a clear and consistent understanding of the process technology studied, including chemical,
biological and/or physical transformations occurring in the target process, as well as reactants required and products formation. That
knowledge is compiled into a detailed process block flow scheme and a mapping of key process input & output figures (including raw
Finally, in the assessment of the economic figures of the process technology under analysis, Intratec’s team relies on an extensive in-
house database and robust cost models. Our cost models were founded on a number of established cost-estimating methods, based
on mathematical and statistical processing of an extensive volume of actual cost data of well-known industrial processes.
For a 10-page description of our methodology, visit www.intratec.us/reports/industrial-processes-economics
Reports Focused on Butanol Production Economics
ECONOMICS OF BIO-BUTANOL VIA ABE FERMENTATION (BUTANOL E11A)
This report presents the economics of bio-based Butanol production from corn. The process under analysis is a conventional
Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. The economic assessment assumes a plant located in the USA.
ECONOMICS OF BUTANOL PRODUCTION FROM PROPYLENE AND SYNGAS (BUTANOL E21A)
This report presents an economic analysis of n-Butanol production from propylene and syngas, assuming a plant located on the US
Gulf Coast. The process under analysis is a conventional OXO-alcohol technology employing bisphosphite-modified rhodium catalyst.
ECONOMICS OF BUTANOL PRODUCTION FROM ETHANOL (BUTANOL E31A)
The report shows an economic analysis of the construction of an industrial plant in the USA for n-Butanol production. In the process
reviewed ethanol is dimerized into n-Butanol via the Guerbet reaction.
ECONOMICS OF BIO-BUTANOL VIA ABE FERMENTATION (BUTANOL E41F)
This report examines a conventional Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. Different from the report “Butanol E11A”,
the economic analysis presented in this report assumes a plant located in Brazil using raw sugar as feedstock.
For a complete and updated list of available reports, visit www.intratec.us/products/butanol-production-processes
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Intratec's Industrial Process Economics reports are a family of reports presenting techno-economic evaluations of specific processes
employed in the production of chemicals or utilities. Our portfolio includes more than 600 of these reports, covering established and
early-stage process technologies used in the chemical, petrochemical, oil, plastic, renewable, alternative energy & allied sectors.
See below the list of chemicals and utilities whose processes are covered in our process economics reports. For a complete and
updated list, visit www.intratec.us/our-portfolio.
Acrylic Acid and Derivatives
Butadiene and C4's
Chlorine and Derivatives
Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC)
Dyes & Pigments
Furans and Derivatives
Linear Alpha Olefins
Methacrylic Acid and Derivatives
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Propanol and Isopropanol
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* A thorough analysis of the production process
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