Industrial products, solutions and technologies company Honeywell announced that it will make available technologies and digital solutions to enable its Asia Pacific refining customers to produce renewable fuels, such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), from renewable feedstocks.
According to Honeywell, the solutions help customers address the need to adopt technologies to produce low-carbon sustainable fuels while maximizing available resources and reducing waste, and to meet the rapidly growing demand for renewable fuels.
Honeywell UOP offers a portfolio of solutions that enable the production of renewable fuels from a broad range of potential feedstock sources, including Ecofining technology that produces SAF; Ethanol to Jet fuel (ETJ), which can reduce GHG emissions by up to 80% on a total lifecycle basis compared to petroleum-based jet fuel; Honeywell UOP eFining, which converts eMethanol to eSAF and can reduce GHG emissions by 88% compared to conventional jet fuel; and Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) which converts biomass feedstocks into renewable fuels for heating, power, and transportation.
Matt Spalding, VPGM Honeywell UOP APAC, said:
“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. The ability to use various feedstocks is a transformational opportunity for this market.”
Honeywell also said that it offers expertise to help retrofit existing refineries for renewable fuel production, providing a fast and cost-effective route to renewable fuels with lower capital investment. This includes comprehensive digital solutions, featuring cyber-secure hardware and software technologies which Honeywell said integrate seamlessly with legacy systems.
Tathagata Basu, General Manager, Refining & Petrochemical Vertical Market, Honeywell Process Solutions said:
“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.”