Acelen Renewables selects Honeywell for biofuel production
The fuels will be processed at Acelen’s facility in Bahia, Brazil, from a blend of inedible seed and waste oils.
Honeywell’s Ecofining process, which was developed in collaboration with Eni SpA, offers a capital- and cost-effective solution for processing waste fats, oils and greases into renewable diesel and SAF.
Blended with conventional jet fuel, the use of SAF can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional fossil fuels.
Ecofining has been in use since 2013 for renewable diesel and 2016 for SAF production, making it a proven tool for helping to reduce carbon dioxide (CO[^2]) emissions, particularly in air travel.
Acelen Renewables joins a roster of companies around the world currently licensing Honeywell’s renewable fuels technology, including BP, CVR Energy, Diamond Green Diesel, Eni, Repsol, Total, and World Energy.
Of the 50 licenses, eight facilities are already in operation and more than 40 licensed plants are slated to be operational by 2030. The combined renewable fuels capacity of these plants when functioning to peak efficiency will exceed 500,000 barrels per day.
“The addition of Honeywell’s Ecofining process is essential for us to meet our goal of producing one billion litres of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation kerosene (SAF) per year from 2026 onwards, which will make our company one of the largest biofuel producers in the world.
“Through our ‘fully sustainable’ project - economically, socially and environmentally responsible, we will show the world Brazil’s full capacity to produce the fuel of the future,” said Marcelo Cordaro, COO of Acelen Renewables.