Bio-butanediol, is a drop-in of BDO and butanediol. A drop-in means that it has got the same molecular structure as the fossil-based BDO, except the fact that “bio” basically implies that the molecule was prepared or produced using renewable resources. Bio-butanediol is prepared from sugar that is extracted from the hydrolysis of starch or glucose syrup via a single-step fermentation.
Bio-butanediol is a chemical that is utilised as a solvent as well as a building block in (bio)plastics, elastic fibres, and polyurethanes. As the name clearly illustrates, it is known to be 100% bio-based as well as biodegradable. Another name by which bio-butanediol is known is bio-1.4-butanediol. Bio-based butanediol was first manufactured by Italian bioplastics company-Novamont. The first and official commercial manufacturing of bio-butanediol took place in the year 2016, where the plant had an annual production capacity of 30K tonnes.
Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Bio-Butanediol 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).
This report presents a detailed cost analysis of bio-butanediol production from raw sugar. In this process, raw sugar is first hydrolysed to produce glucose and fructose, which are further fermented to produce succinic acid.
This report presents a detailed cost analysis of 1,4-butanediol production from acetylene and formaldehyde. In this process, acetylene reacts with two equivalents of formaldehyde and produces 1,4-butynediol as a result.
This report presents an analysis of capital and operating costs of a -based industrial plant. For those interested in economic assessments considering other plant locations, Procurement Resource offers optional analyses that complement this report.