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Petrixo Oil & Gas, Honeywell's UOP






Petrixo selects UOP technology to produce biojet fuel in a new refinery in UAE

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

The new facility will be the  the first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility outside of North America, with a design capacity of 1 million tons per year of biofuel products. Petrixo announced earlier this year an investment of $800 million to build the new refinery.

From BiofuelsDigest, preparation studies as well as engineering designs have all been completed. Petrixo will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process technology to process approximately 500,000 metric tons per year of renewable feedstocks into renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel. The process technology is capable of processing a variety of renewable feedstock, and is currently being used by Diamond Green Diesel to produce green diesel at a 133 Mgy commercial-scale facility in Norco, Louisiana — and is used to make green diesel at the Eni refinery in Venice, Italy.

Honeywell's UOP serves as a founding member of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), together with Boeing, Etihad Airways, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. SBRC focuses on testing the use of desert plants grown with seawater to support biofuel crop production in arid countries, such as the United Arab Emirates.

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Petrixo selects UOP technology to produce biojet fuel in a new refinery in UAE




Created at 10/07/2014 5:25 PM by NOVELLI, Philippe
Last modified at 10/07/2014 5:26 PM by NOVELLI, Philippe