Thailand will pull MTBE and looks to biofuels
- Ethanol Poised For Fast Growth If MTBE Falls. Hoffman, John // Chemical Market Reporter;07/03/2000, Vol. 258 Issue 1, p1
Discusses the effects of the possible elimination of butyl methyl ether (MTBE) as an additive in reformulated gasoline to the ethanol industry. Arguments of ethanol lobbyists; Effect of MTBE replacement on ethanol demand; Concerns on the effectiveness of oxygenates.
- Ethanol Demand to Surge on Switch from MTBE. Sim, Peck Hwee; McElligott, Suzanne // Chemical Week;9/18/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 36, p39
Reports on the potential rise in ethanol demand, resulting from the decision by several major refiners to switch from methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to ethanol ahead of the mandated phaseout of MTBE in California, as of September 2002. Reasons for the delay of the MTBE ban in California; Growth...
- CALIFORNIA'S MTBE BAN RENEWS INTEREST IN ETHANOL PRODUCTION. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;03/04/2002, Vol. 248 Issue 8, p22
Reports the impact of 2003 methyl-tertiary-butyl ether ban on ethanol production in California. Implication of the volatile price of ethanol; Details on National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant construction; Average production of ethanol plants.
- GAO Warns of Ethanol Shortage If Other States Ban MTBE. // Chemical Market Reporter;3/18/2002, Vol. 261 Issue 11, p9
Discusses the impact of banning the use of methyl tertiary-butyl ether on the ethanol industry in the U.S. Provision of the energy legislation regarding renewable fuels standard; Prediction on ethanol production capacity from 2003 through 2005.
- Senate energy bill seeks MTBE ban, ethanol boost. Geiselman, Bruce // Waste News;6/23/2003, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p15
Cars in the U.S. may soon be burning more gasoline containing ethanol, some manufactured from agricultural waste, and less containing the controversial additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, better known as MTBE. The U.S. Senate on June 5 added amendments to the energy bill that would require oil...
- MBTE Inventories Fall; Ethanol Rises. McElligott, Suzanne // Chemical Week;12/11/2002, Vol. 164 Issue 48, p44
Reports on the decline in methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) inventories in the U.S. as of October 2002. Effect of the decline in MTBE inventories on the price of MTBE; Information on the decrease in MTBE production in the country; Details on the increase in ethanol inventories.
- Asian chems watch US MTBE. // Asian Chemical News;4/28/2003, Vol. 9 Issue 399, p9
Reports that some petrochemical producers in Asia are watching the methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) situation in California as of April 2003. Reason behind the move; Uses of MTBE; Decision of oil companies to switch from MTBE to ethanol.
- Oxygenates. // Chemical Business;Mar2002, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p46
Provides information on oxygenates, which are alcohol or ether compounds with oxygen in their molecular structure. Types of oxygenates; Details on alternative compounds for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE); Discussion on technology developments in MTBE.
- Roles of tert-butyl formate, tert-butyl alcohol and acetone in the regulation of methyl tert-butyl ether degradation by Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2012. François, A.; Garnier, L.; Mathis, H.; Fayolle, F.; Monot, F. // Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology;Aug2003, Vol. 62 Issue 2/3, p256
Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2012 is a Gram-positive strain able to grow on methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as a sole carbon and energy source. The effect of two downstream metabolites of MTBE, tert-butyl formate (TBF) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) on MTBE degradation was investigated using...