Raw Material Changes in the Chemical Industry (pages 631–637)
R. Diercks, J.-D. Arndt, S. Freyer, R. Geier, O. Machhammer, J. Schwartze and M. Volland
Article first published online: 22 APR 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/ceat.200800061
In the past century, there has been a consistent changeover in fossil fuel sources from coal to crude oil and natural gas due to lower prices, simpler logistics and the versatility in usage. In view of the limited availability and increasing price of crude oil and natural gas, attempts are made here to answer the question of how the raw material base for the chemical industry will develop in the future?