The tight propylene market contributed to the rising of new and novel lower-cost chemical processes for on-purpose propylene production technologies. Methanol-to-propylene (MTP) technology is one of the promising processes that arises to fullfil this need. This report analyzes a MTP process similar to the ones developed by Lurgi MTP(r) and JGC/Mitsubishi DTP(r). It is presented a detailed technical and economic evaluation of a unit located in the US Gulf Coast. Also, the evaluation is conducted for a plant constructed in Germany and China. While China presented the most attractive return of investment, the advent of shale gas in the USA, and the consequent low-price natural gas availability, make of the country a promising alternative for this technology. About the Publication Program The Technology Economics Program is a program that provides, by way of periodic reports, in-depth techno-economic assessments covering mature process technologies used by the chemical, polymer, refining and allied industries. Each report presents the following topics: process flow diagrams and description heat and material balances major equipment list equipment cost estimates bulk material and installation costs inside and outside battery limits capital costs process yields, raw material and utility consumptions fixed costs contributions process profitability by locationThe tight propylene market contributed to the rising of new and novel lower-cost chemical processes for on-purpose propylene production technologies.
|Title||:||Propylene Production from Methanol|
|Publisher||:||Intratec Solutions - 2012-05-30|