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Honeywell UOP And ENI S.P.A. Win 2015 Platts Industry Leader Award For Biofuels Leadership

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 17, 2015 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Honeywell UOP business received the 2015 Platts Industry Leader Award for Biofuels in recognition for its role in multiple renewable fuel technologies including the UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process.The Renewable Jet Fuel Process converts waste oils and renewable feedstocks into high-quality diesel and jet fuel. Diesel produced by this process is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and can be used in vehicles with no engine modifications. Renewable jet fuel can be blended in a 50-50 ratio with petroleum jet fuel with no changes to aircraft technology while meeting all critical specifications for flight. These fuels feature up to an 80 percent lifecycle reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with diesel from petroleum."Renewable fuels are critically important as we strive to limit global warming and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Veronica May, vice president and general manager of Honeywell UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals group. "This technology can be applied to new refineries, or to revamp idled or underutilized refineries, to make renewable fuels that meet regulatory requirements and market demand."Honeywell HHUOP and Eni S.p.A. developed the Ecofining™ process, which uses hydroprocessing technology to convert non-edible natural oils and animal fats to Honeywell Green Diesel™. The fuel offers improved performance over biodiesel and petroleum diesel, including a cetane value of 80 compared with a range of 40 to 60 found in diesel at the pump today. This higher cetane diesel enables engines to operate more effectively, and can be blended with low-cetane diesel to meet transportation requirements.The Ecofining process went into operation in 2013 at the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., a joint venture of Darling International Inc. and Diamond Alternative Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Valero Energy. The facility is the largest commercial advanced renewable fuel plant in the U.S., capable of producing 160 million gallons of renewable diesel per year.In 2014, Eni completely converted its Venice, Italy facility to a biorefinery utilizing Ecofining technology. The biorefinery has a green diesel capacity of 300 kmta. The production satisfies approximately half of Eni's annual requirement of green diesel, allowing economic and environmental benefits. It is the first refinery in the world to be converted into a biorefinery.Honeywell UOP's Renewable Jet Fuel Process was licensed to AltAir Fuels. The company will operate the first full-scale plant dedicated to producing renewable jet fuel for commercial and military use. The plant will produce low-carbon, renewable jet fuel and other renewable products with the flexibility to adjust the product mix between diesel and jet fuel to meet market demands. The AltAir facility, a retrofit of an existing petroleum refinery in Paramount, Calif., will be the first refinery in the world designed to continuously produce both renewable jet and diesel fuels.Honeywell UOP also has a broad technology alliance with Ensyn Corporation (Ensyn) to convert solid biomass to liquids. The technology uses is a thermal process known as Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP®), developed by Ensyn. RTP is licensed for commercial use by Envergent Technologies LLC, a joint venture between UOP and Ensyn for the production of renewable fuel oils (RFO). Ensyn and UOP are collaborating on the commercial deployment of renewable fuel oil co-processing in which the RFO is processed along with conventional feedstocks in transportation fuels using existing refining infrastructure such as an FCC unit. The Honeywell UOP joint venture licenses, and provides equipment and services for this application of Ensyn's RTP technology. Recently, Ensyn was granted Title 40 CFR Part 79 approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the gasoline and diesel products from co-processing. This Part 79 certification under the Clean Air Act is required for the sale into U.S. commerce.For more information on the complete suite of renewable energy technologies from Honeywell UOP, please visit UOP ( is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (, a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.Honeywell ( 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. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts' news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences help customers make better? informed trading and business decisions and help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency. 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