2-Methylpropan-1-ol Production Cost Analysis 2021

2-Methylpropan-1-ol or isobutanol is a kind of alcohol that is produced from renewable organic materials(biomass) including corn, wheat, and sugarcane and, in the future, can be derived from non-food plants. This biofuel was developed to boost the shift towards renewable transportation fuels that lower overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Usually, blended with gasoline, isobutanol can be used to fuel cars and other vehicles. It can be used with gasoline on its own or alongside ethanol to help enhance its biofuel performance in a fuel blend.

Compared to ethanol, isobutanol’s energy content is closer to that of gasoline. Thus, it means less compromise on fuel economy, which is particularly crucial as the amount of biofuel in the fuel blend rises. A 16% by volume isobutanol blend provides consumers the same fuel economy as a 10% by volume ethanol blend while providing double the energy from renewable sources and double the GHG benefits. Isobutanol is worth more to refiners than methanol, as it contains 26% more energy. Unlike ethanol, which is 100% miscible with water, isobutanol comes with a limited (8.5%) solubility. Among other advantages, it does not cause stress cracking in pipelines.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of 2-Methylpropan-1-ol production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).


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