Bio-Isobutanol Production Cost Analysis 2021

Bio-isobutanol is a kind of alcohol that is produced from renewable and organic material (biomass), including corn, wheat, sugarcane, and, in the future, it can also be produced from non-food plants. This biofuel was developed to boost the shift toward renewable transportation fuels that lower the overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Usually, blended with gasoline, bio-isobutanol can be used as fuel in cars and other vehicles. It can be used with gasoline on its own or alongside ethanol to help enhance that biofuel’s performance in a fuel blend. Compared with ethanol, bio-isobutanol’s energy content is closer to that of gasoline. Thus, its use leads to less compromise on fuel economy, which is particularly crucial as the amount of biofuel in the fuel blend rises.

A 16% volume blend of bio-isobutanol provides consumers with the same fuel economy as a 10% 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 has nearly 26% more energy. Unlike ethanol, which is 100% miscible with water, isobutanol comes with a limited (8.5%) solubility and does not cause stress cracking in pipelines.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Bio-Isobutanol 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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