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Monetizing Stranded, Waste or Unconventional Resources through Small-Scale Production of Fuels and Chemicals: Technical and Commercial Advances


New Multi-Client Study Proposal

TCGR to Document Opportunities for Monetizing Stranded Gas, Biogas, Plastics and
Municipal Solid Waste via Conversion into Fuels and Chemicals…

 View Proposal Here (PDF format)

Monetizing Stranded, Waste or Unconventional Resources through Small-Scale
Production of Fuels and Chemicals: Technical and Commercial Advances”

In its newly proposed multi-client study, The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR) will address the latest commercial and technological progress related to the small-scale, distributed production of hydrocarbon liquids and industrial chemicals. Whether you are a producer or a consumer of liquid fuels, petrochemicals/chemicals, ammonia, or hydrogen, or have access to potential feedstocks like stranded gas, biogas or plastic waste, you will want to use our in-depth analysis to inform you of the latest in the state-of-the-art as well as guide you for further investment opportunities. Our study will provide an understanding of the market drivers for small-scale or distributed production of fuels and chemicals along with the resulting competitive and strategic implications.

Figure 1. Spectrum of Stranded, Waste and Unconventional Gases
Source: GE Energy, 2011

Critical topics this study will address include:

  • Raw material sources, quantities, and potential process routes for each
  • Technology advances and drivers
  • Key players in development and commercialization of new technologies
  • Commercial opportunities for small-scale produced fuels and/or chemicals
  • Regional outlooks based on market opportunities and regulatory factors
  • Strategies for implementation of small-scale/distributed production

With an outlook covering the next 5 years (2019-2024), TCGR will consider commercial and technological developments that will provide expert information for current business operation and future business planning. By focusing on emerging technologies, TCGR will detail how changes occurring now and expected in the future will impact the fuels and chemicals markets of tomorrow.


Figure 2. Representative Feedstocks and End Products via ConversionSource: Modified from Clomburg at al., 2017

A key need/justification for this study, and one that TCGR is uniquely capable of delivering, is a comprehensive market assessment of the commercial implications of increased production of fuels and/or chemicals through distributed and/or small-scale methods, and its effect on refiners, catalyst producers, and various integrated petrochemicals suppliers in such a way that shapes their future plant enhancements. This study will document the commercial opportunities and competitive threats because of technology changes – it is a “must have” for future success in fuels/chemicals production.

This proposed multi-client study is scheduled for completion in June/July 2019.

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Additional information, including the complete study proposal, the preliminary Table of Contents and the Order Form, can be downloaded via the link below.
For additional study details or to subscribe, please contact Steve Deutsch at +1.215.628.4447 or sdeutsch@catalystgrp.com.

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As it does in each of its industrially-focused select-client studies, TCGR will seek input from “charter” subscribers (i.e., those who sign up prior
to study launch, scheduled on or before March 15, 2019) to help shape the report’s final scope/TofC by delineating areas of particular interest,
including the blending needs and technology advances, as depicted in Sections III, IV, and V in the preliminary TofC.

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 The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR), a member of The Catalyst Group, is dedicated to monitoring and analyzing technical and commercial developments in catalysis as they apply to the global refining, petrochemical, fine/specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer/elastomer and environmental industries.