UOP gets 2010 sustainable energy award
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been awarded
the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2010 Sustainable
Energy Award for its work on biofuels process technology.
The award from AIChE recognizes contributions toward the innovation,
sustainability and conservation of energy through the application
of chemical engineering.
Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of Honeywell’s UOP, said, “The
solutions we have created to convert biological feedstocks into
real, drop-in fuels are not only economically viable under current
regulations, but they are aligned with today’s standard refinery
practices and can greatly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse
Honeywell’s UOP was recognized for developing process technology
to broaden the range of feedstock options for the creation of
high quality biofuels.
Honeywell’s UOP and Eni SpA jointly developed the UOP/Eni Ecofining™
process, which uses hydroprocessing technology to convert non-food
natural oils and animal fats to Honeywell Green Diesel™ fuel.
The product, which is chemically indistinguishable from traditional
diesel fuel, offers improved performance including a higher cetane
value, excellent cold-flow performance and reduced emissions
over both biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel. Green Diesel
offers value as a blending stock for refiners seeking to enhance
existing diesel fuels and expand the diesel pool.
The company has also developed the process to produce Honeywell
Green Jet Fuel™ for use in commercial and military aircraft.
The process produces an aviation fuel that meets or exceeds all
critical specifications for flight while offering reduced emissions.
To date, Green Jet Fuel has been proven for flight on six commercial
biofuel flights and several jet and helicopter flights with the
United States Navy and Air Force.