Methanol

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary7
Manufacturing processes 10
Synthesis gas formation10
Reforming of natural gas and naphtha10
Partial oxidation of heavy feedstocks11
Synthesis gas from coal11
Synthesis gas from petroleum coke12
Synthesis gas–to–methanol processes12
Low-pressure processes12
High-pressure processes13
Liquid-phase technologies13
Direct oxidation of methane to methanol13
Mega-methanol plants13
Other sources of methanol14
Major cost components14
Supply and demand by region15
World15
Capacity15
Producing companies16
Salient statistics18
Consumption21
Formaldehyde23
Fuel applications23
Acetic acid25
Methanol-to-olefins/methanol-to-propylene25
Methyl methacrylate26
Other applications26
Methylamines26
Dimethyl terephthalate27
Chloromethanes27
Solvents27
Antifreeze28
Glycol methyl ethers28
Prices28
Trade28
North America30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics31
Consumption32
Trade33
United States34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics36
Consumption37
Formaldehyde39
Fuel uses40
MTBE/TAME40
Biodiesel41
Dimethyl ether41
Acetic acid41
Chloromethanes42
Methyl chloride43
Chloroform43
Methylene chloride43
Methyl methacrylate44
Methylamines44
Monomethylamine44
Dimethylamine44
Trimethylamine45
Solvents45
Dimethyl terephthalate45
Bunker fuel46
Other46
Antifreeze48
Glycol methyl ethers48
Formaldehyde inhibitor49
Methyl mercaptan49
Trade49
Canada51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics51
Consumption52
Trade54
Mexico54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics54
Consumption55
Trade57
South America57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics60
Consumption62
Trade64
Western Europe65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade71
Central Europe72
Producing companies73
Salient statistics73
Consumption75
Trade76
CIS and Baltic States77
Producing companies77
Salient statistics79
Consumption80
Trade82
Middle East83
Producing companies83
Salient statistics86
Consumption87
Trade89
Africa90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics91
Consumption92
Trade93
Indian Subcontinent94
Producing companies94
Salient statistics95
Consumption96
Trade97
Northeast Asia98
Overview98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics99
Consumption99
Trade 102
China 102
Producing companies 102
Salient statistics 110
Consumption 110
Trade 112
Japan 113
Producing companies 114
Salient statistics 114
Consumption 114
Trade 116
South Korea 117
Producing companies 117
Salient statistics 117
Consumption 118
Trade 119
Taiwan 120
Producing companies 120
Salient statistics 120
Consumption 121
Trade 123
Southeast Asia 124
Producing companies 124
Salient statistics 126
Consumption 127
Trade 129
Bibliography 131
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