Proposed Table of Contents


Executive Overview

Strategic Insights
– Mainland China’s action plan for peaking carbon emissions by 2030
– Alternatives for surplus C4 during times of low margins or soft demand
– Impact of the Ukraine-Russia conflict

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
– Introduction
– Extractive Distillation
> BASF Process
> One-Step Process
> Nippon Zeon Process
> KBR/Shell Process
– Dehydrogenation Processes
> Dehydrogenation of n-Butane
> Dehydrogenation of n-Butenes
– Hydrogenation of Crude C4
> Selective Hydrogenation
> Full Hydrogenation

Production Economics
– Explanatory Notes
– Butadiene Extraction
– Dehydrogenation of n-Butane
– Selective Hydrogenation of Crude C4s

Price Forecast
– Methodology
– World
> Crude C4s
> Butadiene
– United States
> Crude C4s
> Butadiene
– West Europe
> Crude C4s
> Butadiene
– Northeast Asia
> Crude C4s
> Butadiene


Bill Hyde

William Chen

Anthony Song

Remko Koster

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