Novel Publication About Methanol-to-Propylene Economics Is Released

Intratec provides in-depth information about Methanol to Propylene technology from both economic and technical points of view in its new publication.

Online PR News – 09-July-2012 –According to a recent study released by Intratec, the leading provider of techno-economic publications and process consulting for chemical and allied industries, the US Gulf has shown itself as an attractive place to start-up a MTP (Methanol to Propylene) Plant. The CAPEX for a 557,000 ton per year MTP plant is estimated to be USD 375 million in this region.

Historically, China is the most attractive place to start-up a MTP plant, which justifies the fact that the only two existing MTP plants are located in China. Nonetheless, with the advent of shale gas in the USA, natural gas prices are getting low, favoring the construction of a MTP plant also in the country. Indeed, the internal rate of return calculated exceeds 30% per year in China and United States.

The report presents a detailed economic analysis, based on the third quarter of 2011, of a plant fully integrated with a petrochemical complex in the US Gulf, capable of producing 557 kta of polymer-grade propylene.

The report presents a detailed economic analysis, based on the third quarter of 2011, of a plant fully integrated with a petrochemical complex in the US Gulf, capable of producing 557 kta of polymer-grade propylene. Included in the analysis is an overview of the technology and economics of a process similar to the Lurgi MTP® and JGC/Mitsubishi DTP® processes. Both the capital investment and the operating costs are presented for plants constructed in the US Gulf Coast, Germany and China.

"Our main goal is to elaborate a report able to support feasibility studies conducted within our clients companies, and that is exactly what this publication is," affirms Mr. Felipe Tavares, CEO of Intratec. Propylene Production from Methanol is part of Intratec's Technology Economics Program (TEC). The report provides the reader valuable tools for feasibility assessments, such as: process description, flow diagrams, material balance, equipment list, CAPEX and OPEX analysis.

The publication is available at established distribution channels like Amazon.com and HP Magcloud. The report is also offered in digital format (+paperback) at Intratec’s website, at an introductory price of US$ 829. A preview of the publication can be found at: http://www.intratec.us/publications/propylene-production-from-methanol

For more information about this publication or customized chemical process feasibility studies contact direct Intratec at sales@intratec.us.

About Intratec Solutions

Intratec (www.intratec.us) has been the unrivalled provider of techno-economic publications and process consulting for chemical and allied industries. Intratec's wide spectrum of services includes conceptualization, technical and economic analysis, process optimization, plant design and plant retrofits. With offices in USA, Mexico, Brazil and Canada, Intratec serves readers and clients wherever they need. Intratec is the developer of the only free available Chemical Plant Construction Cost Index (IC Index) in the market. Know more at www.intratec.us/ic.

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