Isobutene Production Cost Analysis 2021

Isobutene, which is also known as isobutylene or 2-methylpropene, is a hydrocarbon of commercial significance. It is a four-carbon branched alkene or olefin. In appearance, or at standard temperature and pressure, it is a colourless, flammable gas.

Isobutene is utilised as an intermediate in the manufacturing of a significant number of products. A reaction with methanol and ethanol is carried out in the production of the gasoline oxygenates, methyl tert-butyl ether, also known as MTBE, and ethyl tert-butyl ether, better known as ETBE, respectively. Gasoline oxygenates MTBE or ETBE are manufactured by reacting methanol or ethanol along with isobutylene in butene streams from olefin steam crackers or refineries, or by reacting isobutylene with dehydrated TBA. Alkylation with butane creates isooctane, which is another fuel additive. Isobutylene is also used in the creation or manufacturing of methacrolein. 

Polymer and chemical grade isobutylene is usually derived by dehydrating tertiary butyl alcohol, which is better known as TBA, or by the catalytic dehydrogenation of isobutane, i.e., catofin, among other similar processes. Isobutylene can also be manufactured in high purities by back-cracking MTBE or ETBE at high temperatures and then separating it using distillation from the much higher boiling resulting alcohol. 

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Isobutene 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).


Isobutene Production from Extraction Process

Isobutene Production from Dehydrogenation Process

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