This renewable diesel, which UOP calls Honeywell Green Diesel™, offers a lifecycle reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of as much as 80 percent compared with diesel derived from petroleum. It also offers high energy density and excellent performance at cold or warm temperatures. The fuel can be used as a high-quality blending stock for refiners seeking to enhance or expand their diesel pool.
Eni will produce more than 100 million gallons per year of renewable diesel at its
facility beginning in 2014. In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell's UOP and its affiliates will provide basic engineering, specialty equipment and training for the project.
Honeywell's UOP and Eni jointly developed the UOP/Eni Ecofining process, which uses hydroprocessing technology to convert non-edible natural oils and animal fats to a fully fungible renewable diesel. The fuel offers improved performance over biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel, including a high cetane value of 80 compared with a cetane range of 40 to 60 found in diesel at the pump today. Cetane value is the measure of the combustion quality of diesel. Higher cetane values help diesel engines operate more effectively.
In addition to the UOP/Eni Ecofining technology, since launching its renewable energy and chemicals business, Honeywell's UOP commercialized the UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process under a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ for the U.S. military.
Honeywell's UOP partnered with Ensyn Corp. to form a joint venture, Envergent Technologies LLC, to offer RTP
rapid thermal processing technology and equipment for the production of renewable heat, power and transportation fuels. RTP technology is currently in use in seven commercial biomass processing plants in the U.S. and Canada.
Eni S.p.A. is an integrated energy company, operating in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, and electricity generation markets. Based in
, the company operates in 85 countries around the world.
UOP LLC, headquartered in
Des Plaines, Illinois
, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group. For more information, go to
) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in
Morris Township, N.J.
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