Can a company make money making ethylene from ethanol?

07/10/2013 |

Intratec Solutions recently released a report detailing the technical and economic viability of producing ethylene from ethanol using a method developed by BP Chemicals. An ethanol-based ethylene made using the BP Chemicals process must be priced at about $1,840 per metric ton to be profitable, the analysis showed. "This means that eco-friendly ethylene must be valued at a premium about 50 percent higher than that of fossil-based ethylene," Intratec said.

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