Honeywell UOP technology powering commercial-scale biorefinery

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP said its process technology is being used to produce commercial-scale amounts of renewable jet and diesel fuels.

AltAir Paramount LLC is using Honeywell UOP´s proprietary renewable jet fuel process technology to convert a variety of sustainable feedstocks into Honeywell Green Jet Fuelâ„¢ at the world´s first dedicated commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility.

The plant, located near the Los Angeles International Airport, has also produced Honeywell Green Dieselâ„¢, a drop-in replacement for diesel made from petroleum, using the same process technology.

Headquartered in Paramount, California, AltAir Paramount has developed and operates several units at a Paramount Petroleum Corporation (a subsidiary of Alon USA Energy) refinery for the production of low carbon fuels and chemicals derived from sustainable feedstocks.

AltAir revamped portions of the petroleum refinery in Paramount and is now producing renewable transportation fuels for commercial and military use. United Airlines announced in 2013 its intention to buy 15 million gallons of renewable jet fuel from AltAir over a three-year period.

Honeywell UOP supplies and licenses process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. 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.