Syngas and Derivatives


  • Synthesis gas

  • Ammonia and Fertilizers

  • Methanol

  • Methanol derivatives


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different sources of synthesis gas and the value chains of ammonia and methanol
  • Understand the conversion of coal to chemicals and Fischer-Tropsch technology
  • Understand the technologies to make syngas derivatives
  • Learn the market and applications of all chemicals in the C1 value chain, including:
    1. Ammonia and Fertilizers
    2. Methanol: technology development, leading producers, demand; methanol to olefins and coal to chemicals
    3. Methanol derivatives, e.g. formaldehyde, acetic acid, acetic anhydrite, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), 1,4-butanediol (BDO)