Natural Gas: Feedstock of the Future? Methane Conversion Technologies for Food, Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers

May 28, 2018 | State of the Market Report

The rise in natural gas production worldwide is generating innovation interest in non-energy applications for methane. This report explores five methane conversion technologies – reforming, partial oxidation, oxidative coupling, nonoxidative conversion, and microbial conversion – by highlighting commercialization trends and challenges in each technology area. We find that near- to midterm opportunities exist for the food and fuel industry while chemicals and polymers production from natural gas still face significant technology challenges.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health
  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Trends and drivers in methane conversion
  • Overview of methane conversion technologies
  • Outlook for methane conversion

Lead Analyst

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