Dimethyl Ether (DME)

Proposed Table of Contents


Executive Overview

Strategic Insights

  • 2021: Tight market conditions
  • Higher-than-anticipated production costs
  • Greening the industry: The growing importance of the sustainability agenda
  • Looking forward: Projects

North America

South America

West Europe

Central Europe

CIS & Baltic States


Middle East

Indian Subcontinent

Mainland China

Other Northeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Production Process Overview

  • Methanol Production Process Overview
  • Methanol Technology
  • Low-Pressure Process
  • Combined Reforming
  • Two-Stage Reforming
  • Autothermal reforming
  • Coal gasification
  • Methanol from biomass via gasification
  • Renewable/green methanol
  • Methanol Product Specifications

Production Process Economics

  • Methanol Production Economics – Explanatory Notes
  • North America – Generic Process
  • Middle East – Generic Process
  • Northwest China – Coal-Based Process

Derivative Market Overview

  • Acetic Acid
  • Biodiesel
  • Chloromethanes
  • Dimethyl ether
  • Formaldehyde
  • Gasoline Blending
  • Methanol-to-olefins / Methanol-to-Propylene
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether
  • Methylamine
  • Methanol as a marine bunker fuel

Price Forecast

  • Methodology
  • World
  • North America
  • West Europe
  • Northeast Asia
  • Price Forecast Tables

Supply/Demand Forecast Methodology


    Mike Nash

    Geoffrey Mullett

    Javier Ortiz

    Xiaomeng Ma

    Shreya Kansara

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