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Methanol Industry in Belgium

  • ID: 2168703
  • Report
  • Region: Belgium
  • 90 pages
  • Taiyou Research
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  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
The Belgian methanol market is the fourth largest presently in all of Europe. In 2011, Belgium accounted for over seven percent of the demand share in the European methanol market. Methanol demand in Belgium is expected to grow at a steady rate in the coming ten years.

Formaldehyde is expected to remain the leading end-use sector of the methanol market in Belgium in the next five years, with the fuel sector expected to witness a higher growth rate, owing to healthy demand from the automobile sector.

One of the distinct advantages of employing methanol as a sustainable source of fuel is the diverse array of feed stocks from which this simple alcohol can be produced. Besides industrial production from natural gas and coal, methanol can be made from anything that is, or ever was, a plant. Timber waste, landfill gas, trash, pulp mill black liquor, agricultural waste and even CO2 pollution among a host of other viable sources – all can be converted into methanol, as an effective way to store and distribute the energy from each source.

There was no methanol production over the last decade in Belgium due to the absence of any methanol production plants in the country, and this is expected to remain the case as there have been no announcements of any upcoming plants for methanol production. Hence, there are no players in the market which take part in trading methanol after manufacturing it. The European Commission has proposed a new incentive scheme to facilitate clean production and discourage the export of industrial risks to countries outside the EU. The proposed scheme suggests tax breaks for companies which can prove that they apply the EU standards on their non-EU production sites. The tax breaks are the bigger, the more the site’s emissions fall below the overall industry average in the respective country. In many industries manufacturers are under heavy pressure to improve their environmental performance.

In this scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Methanol Industry in Belgium. 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 Belgium through industry statistics, demand and production scenario of methanol in Belgium, and the demand of methanol in Belgium by sectors.

- Cost analysis of methanol in Belgium.

- Import/export situation of methanol in Belgium 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 Belgium we provide a glossary of terms and a research methodology. Taiyou Research’s analysis of the Methanol Industry in Belgium 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 Belgium
3.1 Industry Statistics
3.2 Demand & Production of Methanol in Belgium
3.3 Demand of Methanol by Sectors

4. Cost Analysis: Methanol in Belgium

5. Import/Export of Methanol in Belgium

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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