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Chemical Economics Handbook

Methanol

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary6
Salient statistics6
Producers7
Consumption9
By end use9
By region/country12
Emerging applications13
Methanol-to-olefins13
Dimethyl ether14
Biodiesel14
Prices15
Trade16
Manufacturing processes17
Synthesis gas formation18
Reforming of natural gas and naphtha18
Partial oxidation of heavy feedstocks19
Synthesis gas from coal19
Synthesis gas from petroleum coke20
Synthesis gas–to–methanol processes20
Low-pressure processes20
High-pressure processes21
Liquid-phase technologies22
Direct oxidation of methane to methanol22
Mega-methanol plants22
Other sources of methanol22
Major cost components23
Supply and demand by region23
North America23
Producing companies23
Salient statistics24
Consumption25
Trade26
United States26
Producing companies27
Salient statistics29
Consumption30
Formaldehyde31
Fuel uses32
MTBE/TAME33
Biodiesel34
Dimethyl ether34
Acetic acid34
Chloromethanes35
Methyl chloride36
Chloroform36
Methylene chloride36
Methyl methacrylate37
Methylamines38
Monomethylamine38
Dimethylamine38
Trimethylamine39
Solvents39
Dimethyl terephthalate39
Other40
Antifreeze42
Glycol methyl ethers43
Formaldehyde inhibitor43
Methyl mercaptan43
Trade44
Canada45
Producing companies45
Salient statistics45
Consumption46
Trade47
Mexico48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
South America50
Producing companies51
Salient statistics53
Consumption53
Trade54
Western Europe55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics57
Consumption57
Trade59
Central Europe59
Producing companies60
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Trade62
CIS and Baltic States62
Producing companies63
Salient statistics64
Consumption65
Trade66
Middle East67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics68
Consumption69
Trade70
Africa70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade72
Indian subcontinent73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics73
Consumption74
Trade75
Northeast Asia75
Overview75
Producing companies75
Salient statistics76
Consumption76
Trade78
China79
Producing companies79
Salient statistics90
Consumption90
Trade93
Japan93
Producing companies93
Salient statistics94
Consumption94
Trade96
Republic of Korea96
Producing companies96
Salient statistics96
Consumption97
Trade98
Taiwan98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics98
Consumption99
Trade99
Southeast Asia100
Producing companies100
Salient statistics101
Consumption101
Trade103
Bibliography103

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