June 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Economic realities push coal's share as chemical feedstock

Political and technological advancements for coal and biomass are expected to offer chemical producers alternatives other than traditional petroleum feedstocks. Looking at the current issues facing ch..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Political and technological advancements for coal and biomass are expected to offer chemical producers alternatives other than traditional petroleum feedstocks. Looking at the current issues facing chemical producers interested in diversifying/expanding by utilizing alternatives to traditional petroleum feedstocks is Dave Witte, vice president of business development and strategy consulting for CMAI (www.cmaiglobal.com). He recently delivered his analysis to an international gathering of petrochemical industry stakeholders in Houston. Highlights from his presentation follow. Position. Environmental concerns have resulted in mandated legislation for "renewables content" in fuels that are fo

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