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Methanol Industry in Spain

  • ID: 2168702
  • Report
  • Region: Spain
  • 90 pages
  • Taiyou Research
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  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
Spain accounted for six percent of the share of methanol demand in all of Europe in the year 2011 and the demand for methanol is expected to grow in the country in the coming years. Spain’s methanol demand was mainly driven by the formaldehyde sector. Acetic acid and fuels were the two other major methanol end-use markets. The major sector, formaldehyde, is expected to witness a healthy growth rate in the next ten years.

Methanol is used to produce acetic acid, formaldehyde, and a number of other chemical intermediaries that are utilized to make countless products throughout the Spanish economy. Methanol is a very effective motor vehicle fuel, powering race cars and monster trucks, and used in hundreds of thousands of buses and passenger vehicles around the globe.

Derivatives of methanol are blended with gasoline to produce oxygen-rich, cleaner-burning Reformulated Gasoline. The addition of methanol derivatives to gasoline largely displaces toxic chemicals from vehicle emissions, decreasing the levels of benzene, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants from entering the atmosphere. Methanol can take advantage of the existing delivery system for liquid fuels, such as gasoline, and employ new technologies to ensure its availability to the general public throughout Spain.

The Spanish market of formaldehyde has a peculiarity – the main part of the matter is used for domestic use. Owing to this fact, there exists an internal Spanish model of pricing. A price for the chemical agent depends not on supply and demand; its price formed once a quarter and varies sufficiently subject to a country. The price for formaldehyde is closely coupled with the price for methanol. Formaldehyde is currently produced in two ways. The first technology is a catalytic reaction (silver as a catalyst) – a partial oxidation and dehydrogenation of methanol. The greater part of Spanish formaldehyde is produced by means of this way. The second technology consists of the catalytic reaction (materials based on molybdenum or ferric oxide as catalysts) of the full oxidation of methanol interacted with oxygen.

In 2011, there were no production facilities for methanol in Spain.

In this scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Methanol Industry in Spain. The report covers the following:

- An introduction to what is methanol, the various uses of methanol and the safety issues with methanol.

- An analysis of the methanol industry in Spain through industry statistics, demand and production scenario of methanol in Spain, and the demand of methanol in Spain by sectors.

- Cost analysis of methanol in Spain.

- Import/export situation of methanol in Spain including import/export statistics.

- An analysis of the major global market players through their business analysis, a look at their products & services, financials and a SWOT analysis.

Summing up this research report on the Methanol Industry in Spain we provide a glossary of terms and a research methodology. Taiyou Research’s analysis of the Methanol Industry in Spain is a comprehensive profile of this industry.
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  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. What is Methanol?
2.1 Introduction to Methanol
2.2 Uses of Methanol
2.2.1 Methanol as Feedstock
2.2.2 Methanol as Vehicle Fuel
2.2.3 Other Uses
2.3 Emergence of a Methanol Economy
2.4 Safety Issues with Methanol

3. Methanol Industry in Spain
3.1 Industry Statistics
3.2 Demand & Production of Methanol in Spain
3.3 Demand of Methanol by Sectors

4. Cost Analysis: Methanol in Spain

5. Import/Export of Methanol in Spain

6. Competition in the Industry

7. Major Global Industry Players
7.1 Eastman Chemical Company
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Business Analysis
7.1.3 Major Products & Services
7.1.4 Financial Analysis
7.1.5 SWOT Analysis
7.2 Linde AG
7.2.1 Company Overview
7.2.2 Business Analysis
7.2.3 Major Products & Services
7.2.4 Financial Analysis
7.2.5 SWOT Analysis
7.3 LyondellBasell Industries
7.3.1 Company Overview
7.3.2 Business Analysis
7.3.3 Major Products & Services
7.3.4 Financial Analysis
7.3.5 SWOT Analysis
7.4 Praxair Inc
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Business Analysis
7.4.3 Major Products & Services
7.4.4 Financial Analysis
7.4.5 SWOT Analysis
7.5 Terra Industries Inc/CF Industries
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Business Analysis
7.5.3 Major Products & Services
7.5.4 Financial Analysis

8. Glossary

9. Research Methodology
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Eastman Chemical Company
Linde AG
LyondellBasell Industries
Praxair Inc
Terra Industries Inc/CF Industries

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