CVR Renewables selects Honeywell tech for potential SAF plant

CVR Renewables, a subsidiary of CVR Energy, will look at the feasibility of developing a Ecofining™ plant that will convert around 30,000 barrels per day of waste feedstocks to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel, and other products.

The renewables specialist will utilise Honeywell’s Ecofining™ technology in its evaluation of the project, located in Coffeyville, Kansas. If approved, the site will see CVR Renewable produce biofuels from 100% renewable feedstocks.

Honeywell’s Ecofining™ process is thought to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80% when compared to the emissions from fossil fuels that produce conventional fuels.

Barry Glickman, Vice-President and General Manager of Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions, said the technology is now being used in more than 40 plants across the globe.

The process was developed in collaboration with Italian energy company Eni SpA.

Mike Wright, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of CVR Energy, said, “We are excited about Honeywell’s Ecofining™ technology and the potential role it could play in our efforts to decarbonise our business.”

In a recent report, data and analytics company GlobalData said that North America is expected to produce 2,418 million gallons per annum of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.

Noting SAF as a prominent solution to reducing carbon emissions, the report says the growth in SAF production will be the result of a “slew” of projects. Focused on the US, the report highlights Decatur Renewable, US, Renewable II, and Houston Renewable III as major projects.

Read more: North America to dominate SAF production capacity by 2030

The data released in the report supports a positive outlook for the Biden Administration’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge. Unveiled in September 2021, the challenge hopes to see the production of three million gallons of SAF per year by 2030.

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