DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE :HON ) 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, a global leader among chemical engineering professionals, recognizes contributions toward the innovation, sustainability and conservation of energy through the application of chemical engineering.
"Since our founding more than 90 years ago, UOP has been committed to developing the technology that our customers will need for tomorrow," said Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of Honeywell's UOP. "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 gas emissions."
Honeywell's UOP, a recognized global leader in process technology to convert petroleum feedstocks to fuels and chemicals, 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 U.S. Navy and Air Force.
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 Specialty Materials strategic business group. For more information, go to www.uop.com.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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