SINGAPORE, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell today announced the availability of technologies and digital solutions to enable customers in Asia Pacific to produce renewable fuels from multiple sources of renewable feedstocks.
Refiners are facing market changes as the drive toward sustainability accelerates to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is imperative for companies to adopt ready now technologies that can help them produce low-carbon, sustainable fuels while maximizing available resources, reducing waste, and meeting their sustainability goals.
To help customers address this challenge and the rapidly growing demand for renewable fuels, Honeywell UOP offers solutions that enable the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel, and other renewable fuels from a broad range of potential renewable feedstock sources. Honeywell’s renewable fuels portfolio includes:
- Honeywell Ecofining™, Honeywell Ecofining™ is a proven technology that has been used around the world for years. It produces SAF, which helps reduce GHG emissions by up to 80% when compared to emissions from fossil fuels.[i]
- Ethanol to Jet fuel (ETJ) Depending on the type of ethanol feedstock used, jet fuel produced from Honeywell’s ETJ process can reduce GHG emissions by 80 percent on a total lifecycle basis compared to petroleum-based jet fuel.[ii]
- Honeywell UOP eFining™ converts eMethanol to eSAF reliably and at scale. Honeywell UOP eFining can reduce GHG emissions by 88% compared to conventional jet fuel.[iii]
- Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP™) converts biomass feedstocks into renewable fuels for heating, power, and transportation.
"As a leader in renewable fuel technology, Honeywell recognizes that creating technologies to enable operators to produce low-carbon fuels from multiple renewable feedstock options is vital to long-term decarbonization across Asia Pacific," said Matt Spalding, VPGM Honeywell UOP APAC. "The ability to use various feedstocks is a transformational opportunity for this market. With UOP eFining™, Ecofining, ETJ and RTP technologies, Honeywell offers multiple routes to market to meet the rapidly growing demand for renewable fuels."
In addition to supporting new assets, Honeywell also has the expertise to help retrofit existing refineries for renewable fuel production. This offers lower capital investment opportunities with a fast and cost-effective route to renewable fuels.
To support these objectives, Honeywell provides comprehensive digital solutions, featuring cyber-secure hardware and software technologies designed for day-one readiness, scalability, and seamless integration with legacy systems.
"With Honeywell’s extensive experience in process control and automation, coupled with our strategic partnerships with leading process technology licensors, we are pioneering the next generation, digital refinery of the future," said Tathagata Basu, General Manager, Refining & Petrochemical Vertical Market, Honeywell Process Solutions. "We have established our position as the digital technology leader in the sector with our integrated portfolio of digital solutions that help our customers build and maintain safe, efficient, reliable, and agile operations that meet their business and sustainability goals."
Honeywell offers cyber-secure Experion® Solution Suites and Forge Performance+ digital solutions by embedding Process knowledge into Automation, harnessing the power of ubiquitous sensors, Virtual Technologies and Digital Twins while simultaneously humanizing Artificial intelligence for future-ready operations.
Honeywell is committed to achieving carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035. About 60% of Honeywell’s 2022 new product introduction research and development investment was directed toward ESG-oriented outcomes for customers.
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[i] GHG reductions are based on LCA analyses conducted at Michigan Technological University under the direction of Dr. David Shonnard.
[ii] Based on the EPA’s summary LCA of GHG emissions for sugarcane.
[iii] Reduced GHG emissions is based on UOP carbon intensity analysis, derived from a 3rd-party study of methanol production from green hydrogen and CO2 captured from biomass processing, in comparison to fossil fuels.