skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Estimating Precommercial Heterogeneous Catalyst Price: A Simple Step-Based Method

Abstract

Developers of novel catalysts often have limited access to information on the costs of their catalytic materials. The R&D and commercialization decisions made by these researchers would benefit from cost estimates that are accurate and directly comparable to the prices of incumbent catalytic materials, but developing such estimates requires detailed knowledge of industrial synthesis methods and their costs. In order to address one critical part of this need for cost information, namely, the capital and operating costs of using catalyst manufacturing process equipment, a simple and researcher-accessible 'step method' is described herein. This method is based on the estimating techniques that contract manufacturers of industrial catalysts use to develop price quotes for their services. It allows the development of an estimate of catalyst synthesis costs by selection of individual processing steps from a list. Data and methods to allow estimation of processing cost via the step method are provided for synthesis quantities of 1-1000 tons. Price estimates for three example materials, including Pt/C, Ni/Al 2O 3, and fluid catalytic cracking catalysts, are described in detail and shown to compare favorably (within +/-20%) with market prices for those materials. Lastly, the step method is placed in the context of a forthcomingmore » free and publicly available catalyst cost estimation tool that will incorporate raw materials pricing, dedicated catalyst plants for higher-volume syntheses, spent catalyst value, and other features.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Cobroko Solutions, Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1477947
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1496561
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5100-72595; PNNL-SA-138696
Journal ID: ISSN 1083-6160
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308; AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Organic Process Research & Development
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1083-6160
Publisher:
ACS Publications
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; catalysts; heterogeneous; precommercial; price; step method; catalyst, hetegeneous, step method, price, precommercial

Citation Formats

Baddour, Frederick G., Snowden-Swan, Lesley, Super, John D., and Van Allsburg, Kurt M. Estimating Precommercial Heterogeneous Catalyst Price: A Simple Step-Based Method. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00245.
Baddour, Frederick G., Snowden-Swan, Lesley, Super, John D., & Van Allsburg, Kurt M. Estimating Precommercial Heterogeneous Catalyst Price: A Simple Step-Based Method. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00245.
Baddour, Frederick G., Snowden-Swan, Lesley, Super, John D., and Van Allsburg, Kurt M. Fri . "Estimating Precommercial Heterogeneous Catalyst Price: A Simple Step-Based Method". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00245. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1477947.
@article{osti_1477947,
title = {Estimating Precommercial Heterogeneous Catalyst Price: A Simple Step-Based Method},
author = {Baddour, Frederick G. and Snowden-Swan, Lesley and Super, John D. and Van Allsburg, Kurt M.},
abstractNote = {Developers of novel catalysts often have limited access to information on the costs of their catalytic materials. The R&D and commercialization decisions made by these researchers would benefit from cost estimates that are accurate and directly comparable to the prices of incumbent catalytic materials, but developing such estimates requires detailed knowledge of industrial synthesis methods and their costs. In order to address one critical part of this need for cost information, namely, the capital and operating costs of using catalyst manufacturing process equipment, a simple and researcher-accessible 'step method' is described herein. This method is based on the estimating techniques that contract manufacturers of industrial catalysts use to develop price quotes for their services. It allows the development of an estimate of catalyst synthesis costs by selection of individual processing steps from a list. Data and methods to allow estimation of processing cost via the step method are provided for synthesis quantities of 1-1000 tons. Price estimates for three example materials, including Pt/C, Ni/Al2O3, and fluid catalytic cracking catalysts, are described in detail and shown to compare favorably (within +/-20%) with market prices for those materials. Lastly, the step method is placed in the context of a forthcoming free and publicly available catalyst cost estimation tool that will incorporate raw materials pricing, dedicated catalyst plants for higher-volume syntheses, spent catalyst value, and other features.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00245},
journal = {Organic Process Research & Development},
number = 12,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Save / Share: