Honeywell International and Wood are collaborating on a solution that will assist firms in reducing carbon intensity while producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The Biden administration is aiming to increase SAF production in order to transition the aviation sector away from petroleum-based jet fuel. The White House said earlier this month that it intends to reduce aviation emissions by 20% by 2030. Manufacturers producing SAF with a lower carbon intensity may be entitled for additional government incentives to encourage the development of such fuels.
Cooking oil, animal fat, and soybean oil may all be used to make sustainable aviation fuel.
The two firms are working together on a technique that combines Honeywell’s manufacturing processes with Wood’s hydrogen plant technology. When compared to emissions produced by standard jet fuel, they claim it may considerably cut lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, especially when certain feedstocks are used.
Waste oils, fats, and greases are converted into SAF in Honeywell’s manufacturing process. Using Wood’s technique, the byproducts will be converted into renewable hydrogen. According to the press release, the renewable hydrogen is then pumped back into the Honeywell manufacturing process to eliminate feed impurities and generate a cleaner-burning renewable fuel.
Honeywell’s technology can capture and transport the carbon dioxide produced during hydrogen generation for permanent subterranean sequestration.