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Glycerine’s supply demand balance has been volatile ever since the tsunami of biodiesel-derived volumes transformed its marketplace. LMC has been assessing this ‘see-saw’ for years, supported by our comprehensive understanding and forecasting of glycerine’s supply sources. In LMC’s new Glycerine Report, we consolidate our expertise in feedstocks, oleochemicals and biodiesel, as well glycerine’s fragmented end-uses, to ask if glycerine can regain its status as a valuable co-product? Or remain a burden based on volatility?
LMC’s 2017 Oleochemicals Report asks if the industry is profitable in a world of cheap crude oil. Raw material prices remain favourable for synthetic fatty alcohols and we consider how this dynamic will evolve in coming months as the palm sector recovers from El Nino. Can palm producers boost palm kernel oil output sufficiently to make it competitive with ethylene?
As bio-based chemicals and fuels industries look to move away from first generation, food-based raw materials, this new report evaluates the prospects for second generation feedstocks over the next decade. Will there be sufficient, reliable supply at competitive prices?
The global market for industrial ethanol – as opposed to fuel and
potable ethanol – is an important and well established sector. But it is
poorly documented and data that does exist is fragmented and
inconsistent. This report addresses the issue and provides clear data
and analysis for the industry.