Acelen Embraces Honeywell’s Technology for the Production of Sustainable Fuel and Renewable Diesel

Acelen Embraces Honeywell’s Technology for the Production of Sustainable Fuel and Renewable Diesel

Honeywell recently shared some good news. A company called Acelen Renewables chose Honeywell’s Ecofining technology to make 20,000 barrels per day of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. Acelen will process a mix of inedible seed and waste oils in their facility in Bahia, Brazil. This partnership makes Acelen the 50th site to use Honeywell’s technology for renewable fuels.

Honeywell’s Ecofining process, developed with Eni, turns waste fats, oils, and greases into renewable diesel and SAF in a cost-effective way. SAF, when mixed with regular jet fuel, can cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%. Ecofining has been reducing carbon dioxide emissions since 2013 for renewable diesel and in 2016 for SAF, especially in air travel.

Honeywell has seen a big demand for renewable fuel technologies in the last two years. This aligns with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions, especially in air travel. Programs like the SAF Grand Challenge and SAF tax credit in the U.S. and the European Council’s ‘Fit for 55’ package are pushing for more SAF production to speed up the shift to net-zero emissions in aviation.

“The dramatic growth in demand for renewable fuels technology illustrates that fuel producers are accelerating adoption of solutions to help meet ambitious decarbonisation goals. Our 50th license is testament to Honeywell’s leadership in renewable fuels. The milestone follows back-to-back years of solution launches that harness ethanol and e-methanol—to round out one of the largest ranges of feedstock processing technologies on the market.”

Ken West, Honeywell Energy and Sustainability Solution’s President & CEO said.

Acelen Renewables joins other companies worldwide, such as BP, CVR Energy, Diamond Green Diesel, Eni, Repsol, Total Energies, and World Energy, in licensing Honeywell’s renewable fuels technology. Out of the 50 licenses, eight facilities are already running, and over 40 more plants are set to operate by 2030. Together, these plants will have a renewable fuel capacity exceeding 500,000 barrels per day.

“The addition of Honeywell’s Ecofining process is essential for us to meet our goal of producing one billion litres of Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Kerosene (SAF) per year from 2026 onwards, which will make our company one of the largest biofuel producers in the world. Through our ‘fully sustainable’ project: economically, socially and environmentally responsible, we will show the world Brazil’s full capacity to produce the fuel of the future.”

Marcelo Coradaro, Acelen Renewables’ COO, mentioned