Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 am EST
The basic science of bio-based materials and chemicals has advanced to the point that dozens of chemicals can now be produced from multiple feedstocks, at costs that are competitive with petroleum – at least in theory – and at scale. The first wave of companies are proving out their processes and scaling up to commercial production capacities. As these companies ramp up output, their bio-based chemical “intermediates” – those chemicals that travel down the value chain to produce coatings, plastics, detergents, and more – will enable a wide variety of new opportunities for downstream producers. Bio-based acids, olefins, and alcohols will become feedstocks, fueling the next wave of bio-based products, such as bio-nylon, bio-based PET, and bio-based polyurethane.
This webinar will:
- Outline production capacity growth of bio-based chemical intermediates from 2005 to 2013 and forecasted capacity to 2017
- Move down the value chain and highlight opportunities for converting these chemical intermediate feedstocks into products
- Assess the key established and top emerging players