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  • Addressing Renewables and Biofuels Challenges

    Becht provides highly technical support to clients in the renewable industry including biorefining, biofuels, biomass, solar and wind. We provided owner’s oversight on next-generation wind turbine technology in Europe and are actively consulting on next-generation nuclear technology in the US. Becht has provided insights to our clients seeking to add bio-based feedstocks into existing traditional crude refining technologies. We have provided strategic scale-up consulting and ...

  • Advances in Ecofining™ technology

    Refiners are facing a new world and new markets as the drive toward sustainability accelerates. Business is leading the change as major global corporations move to increase sustainability and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The endgame is to produce low carbon, sustainable fuels while maximizing available resources and reducing waste. Honeywell UOP has shaped the refining process since it began. As a global leader in sustainable fuel technologies, UOP helped pioneer the ...

  • BioForming® Sugar to Aromatics ready now and fit for the future

    The BioForming® S2A process turns sugars into a drop-in aromatic feedstock, BioFormate®. Like its reformate namesake, BioFormate® can be utilized to make a variety of end products such as bio-gasoline, drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and bio-BTX (benzene, toluene and xylenes) - molecules used as building blocks for many everyday products, such as pharmaceuticals, polymers and coatings.

  • Carbon Capture and Storage

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies aim to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants and heavy industry before transporting it by pipeline or ship and storing it underground in, for example, empty oil and gas fields. The driver behind this method is to reduce the mass of CO2 that enters the atmosphere and contributes to global warming and ocean acidification. The technology can be used in energy production facilities, and other industrial processes, wherever ...

  • CO2 reduction in fried equipment

    Fired heaters emit millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year. Fired heaters usually have a fuel efficiency well below 100%, so any improvements that making them more efficient reduces CO2. Heaters are currently fuelled by carbon-bearing refinery fuel gas or natural gas, so further CO2 reduction is possible by changing to fuels with less carbon content. With the ever-changing regulatory climate, enacting an emissions reduction plan can provide a strategic advantage ...

  • DAVY butanediol and co‐products process

    Johnson Matthey are the provider of the leading DAVYTM technology for butanediol (BDO) plants worldwide. We offer a more economical process by using low-cost raw materials, producing BDO from butane via maleic anhydride (MAH), or from sugar via succinic acid (SAC), with the latter process making bio-based BDO possible. The DAVY process is also designed with an esterification step prior to hydrogenolysis. This achieves greater efficiency, and a higher-quality product. In ...

  • Enabling Power-to-X Transformations

    For efficient efuels and chemicals production. Our strategy is for a world that is cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations. As the chemical industry embarks on its net-zero journey, we will apply our expertise in decarbonisation and circularity to provide enabling solutions.   This fast paced market requires low risk technologies that can be deployed at scale. Feedstock efficiency, low technology risk, and optimised project execution are key for successful ...

  • Hydrogen as a renewable fuel

    Governments and businesses are increasingly committed to steep decarbonization targets, establishing hydrogen as a key component in the energy transition. As of this writing, McKinsey reports that 64 countries, representing 89% of global CO2 emissions, have made net-zero pledges, while financial institutions and private sector enterprises also continue to increase their decarbonization aspirations. Going forward, the energy mix is projected to shift toward clean electricity, complemented ...

  • Hydrogen fuel conversion in fired equipment

    Organizations are facing unprecedented challenges in achieving their strategic climate goals. Now is the time to evaluate options for hydrogen refuelling, efficiency improvements, and novel methods of CO2 reduction in fired heaters and boilers. You can reduce carbon footprints by refuelling fired equipment with hydrogen or ammonia. When planning a refuelling effort there is much more to consider than just the Wobbe Index and combustion performance. The system will experience ...

  • Hydrogen plant performance

    The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognizable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanization and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands better health and nutrition. There are increasing constraints on our natural resources, with energy security, resource efficiency, alternative energy and recycling becoming global issues. And ...

  • Johnson Matthey licensed processes

    A portfolio of advanced process technologies for global markets. Johnson Matthey (JM) develops and licenses proprietary process technologies. We also offer collaborating companies an extensive range of technology development, process design and engineering skill. For over thirty years JM has been engaged in innovative DAVY™ licensing development. Our comprehensive expertise of catalysis and reaction engineering has been tailored to the production of a wide range of chemicals ...

  • PAC solutions for ethanol

    Ethanol is the most mature among major renewable fuels and has the highest global consumption, with the US and Brazil being the top two consumers. Ethanol, when blended into gasoline, oxygenates the fuel and offers a proven solution for reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is a clean, cost-effective way to improve the octane of gasoline or motor fuel, helping the engines to run more efficiently. As in the case of some other biofuels like FAME, high ...

  • PAC solutions for sustainable aviation fuel

    The aviation industry is determined to develop sustainable solutions to produce cost-competitive, high-yield jet fuel with minimal environmental impact. Countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are currently at different stages in developing guidelines that will mandate the use of sustainable aviation fuel. Today, the global aviation industry produces about 2% of all human-induced CO2 emissions. Transitioning to sustainable aviation fuel could help reduce ...

  • The progress of SAF solutions for the decarbonisation of aviation

    As the world increasingly commits to steeper decarbonization targets, the aviation industry is determined to develop sustainable solutions to produce cost-competitive, high-yield jet fuel with minimal environmental impact. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the 2024 production volume of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) will triple from 2023 levels – soaring to 1.5 million tonnes. This is in line with larger SAF production trends, as 2023 levels ...

  • Decarbonizing process heat with industrial heat pumps and steam compressors

    Industrial energy consumption accounts for about 25% of energy demand and CO2 emissions worldwide, with process heat being the most common application. Hydrocarbon and basic chemical processing plants are particularly process heat-intensive. Heat demand for basic operations distillation and heating of fluids in US industry is about as energy intense as all other industrial heat applications combined. At the same time, there is a vast, unused potential for waste heat in many plant ...

  • Proven decarbonisation pathway for sustainable biofuels and chemicals production from waste

    The flexibility to make use of varying waste streams as feedstocks to replace primary fossil resources is a common goal in operations today. You may be looking at sources such as woody and agricultural biomass, MSW, RDF, SRF, sewage sludge, or non-recyclable plastic to produce bio or circular chemicals or sustainable fuels: Bio Syngas, green hydrogen, SAF, sustainable maritime fuels, or BioMethanol. The key question is how to decarbonize these assets to meet sustainability and ...

  • Innovative solutions to shape the hydrogen economy

    View this webinar for an insightful journey into the future of sustainable energy with Honeywell H₂ Solutions. In this exclusive webinar, we'll delve into cutting-edge innovations in hydrogen technology, focusing on Blue Hydrogen solutions and Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC). Attending will offer these valuable benefits: - Discover how Honeywell is leading the way in transforming the energy industry through Blue Hydrogen, a game-changing process that reduces carbon ...

  • Overcoming roadblocks to decarbonisation

    Reducing global CO2 emissions and limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is probably the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. The continuous increase in strength and frequency of natural disasters accompanied with record-high temperatures have drastically accelerated the need to take action to reduce our carbon impact. There is a global consensus between governments, companies, and the public that there is a need to decarbonise our societies and, ...

  • Maximizing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel yields with ISOTERRA Technology

    Investments in renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production are gaining considerable momentum and are expected to play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions for heavy-duty transportation. Currently, the majority of these projects focus on the production of HEFA (Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids). Chevron Lummus Global combines the renewable processing catalyst experience and technology of ART's ENDEAVOR™ catalyst system, CLG's hydroprocessing ...

  • Economics of Decarbonisation with Honeywell Sustainability Portfolio and IRA

    The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), passed by the US government on August 16, 2022, provides nearly $370B in clean energy and climate funding over the next decade There has never been a better time to invest in a more sustainable future. Our upcoming webinar will provide valuable insights into key IRA provisions and enabling technologies to accelerate industrial decarbonisation and achieve your long-term financial and sustainability goals. This webinar will offer an incredible ...

  • How turbomachinery can support decarbonization

    With the hydrocarbon processing industry’s efforts to decarbonize, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have further moved into focus as viable alternatives for transforming existing energy markets. Both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as ...

  • Decarbonization with hydrogen solutions

    Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050 when multiple industry reports predict 8-24% of the world's final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address and ˜hard-to-decarbonize' sectors including refining, chemicals, steel, heating, long-haul transport, and long-term power storage and all of which currently produce significant CO2 emissions. To achieve this, hydrogen must be produced with significantly lower carbon ...