CVR Vitality selects Honeywell know-how for Coffeyville refineryDecember 11, 2017
Honeywell at this time introduced CVR Vitality Inc. subsidiary has chosen Honeywell UOP Ecofining know-how to review conversion of seed oils, tallow and white/yellow greases into renewable diesel gasoline at its facility in Coffeyville, Kansas. CVR Vitality is at present evaluating the conversion of an present hydroprocessing unit on the plant to a single-stage Ecofining unit for the manufacturing of roughly 11,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel and jet fuels.
Honeywell’s single-stage Ecofining course of is a fast-to-market, capital environment friendly answer ideally suited for repurposing hydroprocessing models to supply excessive yields of renewable diesel. The method produces renewable diesel gasoline, which has chemically considerably comparable molecules to petroleum-based diesel and jet and can be utilized as a drop-in substitute with no engine modifications.
Relying on feedstock alternative, renewable diesel additionally incorporates a 50-to-80-percent lifecycle discount in greenhouse fuel emissions in contrast with standard diesel1.
“As we beforehand introduced, CVR Vitality is laser centered on the event of its renewable initiatives,” mentioned Dave Lamp, president and CEO of CVR Vitality. “Including Ecofining know-how to our Coffeyville refinery may complement the renewable diesel venture in course of at our Wynnewood refinery. These initiatives, mixed with others underneath growth, may assist us decarbonize our operations.
The brand new single-stage Ecofining course of makes use of a mix of catalysts in a single working surroundings to take away oxygenates and different contaminants from the feedstock, after which isomerize the feed to enhance its cold-flow properties. Because of its simplified design, single-stage Ecofining know-how will be put into service shortly, with decrease capital expense than different designs.
“As prospects like CVR search different makes use of for present models to develop their renewable fuels manufacturing to fulfill sustainability targets, our single-stage Ecofining course of gives a super, economical answer,” mentioned Ben Owens, vp and basic supervisor, Honeywell Sustainable Know-how Options. “We simplified the design of our Ecofining course of to assist refiners to fulfill stricter rules for renewable fuels manufacturing whereas chopping prices and minimizing area and tools.”
UOP and Eni SpA collectively developed the Ecofining process, which converts non-edible pure oils and animal fat to renewable diesel gasoline. The Ecofining course of produces diesel with a cetane worth of 80, considerably increased than the 40-to-60 cetane diesel generally utilized in diesel engines at this time. In consequence, this higher-cetane diesel gasoline will be blended with inexpensive, low-cetane diesel to fulfill transportation gasoline requirements whereas offering higher engine efficiency with fewer emissions.
The Ecofining know-how is utilized in most 100%-biofeed models producing renewable diesel and the one 100% manufacturing of SAF on this planet at this time. UOP at present has licensed 24 Ecofining models in eleven nations world wide, processing 12 various kinds of renewable feedstocks.
Honeywell lately dedicated to attain carbon neutrality in its operations and services by 2035. This commitment builds on the corporate’s observe file of sharply decreasing the greenhouse fuel depth of its operations and services in addition to its decades-long historical past of innovation to assist its prospects meet their environmental and social targets. About half of Honeywell’s new product introduction analysis and growth funding is directed towards merchandise that enhance environmental and social outcomes for patrons.