Process Design in World 3.0 - Challenges and Strategies to Master the Raw Material Change

Jakob Burger, Eckhard Ströfer, Hans Hasse

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The evolution of global energy supply chains leads to a raw material change in the chemical industry. Despite this change, the value-added chains of the chemical industry have to keep up their output of diverse high-quality products desired by the customers. C1 chemistry in combination with suitable conversion technologies yielding olefins and aromatics will play a key role in mastering this challenge. New chemical value-added chains have to be developed and assessed, resulting in an increasing importance of conceptual process design. All this will take place in what Ghemawat has called the World 3.0, a globally linked but regionally diverse world. This diversity creates further challenges for process design in the chemical industries. A systematic concept to address these challenges is given here, including strategies for optimization and decision support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • C1 chemistry
  • Fossil fuels
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Process design
  • Raw material change


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