The Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether, or ETBE, report is covered weekly in Europe by ICIS. The price assessments cover ETBE spot and as a premium to Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE); an MTBE price completes the table.
Market news and analysis in the commentary compares ETBE in graphs to MTBE and gasoline, and also to Ethanol Fuel grade and FAME. Demand, supply, production issues and feedstock developments also go to complete this unbiased and independent view of the market. Whether you are buying or selling ETBE or related products, this is a valuable reference tool to use when making those important business choices.
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Ethyl tertiary butyl ether: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2018
Supply usually decreases at this time of year due to lower overall gasoline demand. It is expected to increase year on year to meet increased demand in some regions like France, and plant production flexibilities are likely to keep supply balanced to demand.
Demand will increase year on year but will fall after the end of the driving season in line with lowering gasoline demand. Demand will also grow as countries prepare to increase renewable fuel mandates over the coming year.
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Ethyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Methodology
About Ethyl tertiary butyl ether
Ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE) is an oxygenated fuel that can be blended with gasoline to make it burn more cleanly. ETBE is produced from ethanol and isobutylene. It is used for octane improvement and motor fuel volatility control.
ETBE is clear in appearance and although virtually colourless it does have a slight yellow appearance and a strong odour. In addition, the fuel is highly flammable.
The ETBE and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) processes are similar, and a number of MTBE units in Europe have been converted to use ethanol feedstock for ETBE production in order to meet biofuels targets.