Honeywell has introduced new technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel.
The single-stage UOP Ecofining technology produces higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies.
The single-stage Ecofining process also provides greater flexibility to expand into a full two-stage Ecofining process. The two-stage designs can process feedstocks including used cooking oils and animal fats and produce renewable jet fuel.
The single-stage Ecofining process produces Honeywell Green Diesel fuel, which is chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel and can be used as a drop-in replacement in vehicles with no modifications.
“Interest in renewable fuels production continues to grow as customers work to meet sustainability goals and find new uses for existing assets,” said Ben Owens, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions. “The new single-stage Ecofining process can help a refiner meet stricter regulations for sustainable fuels production with significant revenue advantages and minimal equipment and space requirements.”
Honeywell UOP jointly developed the Ecofining process with Eni SpA. It converts non-edible natural oils and animal fats to Honeywell Green Diesel, which offers improved performance over biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel.
The UOP Ecofining process is used in most 100%-biofeed units producing renewable diesel -- and all of the licensed renewable jet fuel production -- in the world today.
UOP currently has licensed 20 Ecofining units in nine countries around the world, processing 12 different types of renewable feedstocks.
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