Honeywell Introduces Breakthrough Technology for Affordable Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Honeywell unveils innovative technology to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a lower cost.

  • Honeywell unveils innovative technology to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a lower cost.
  • The new hydrocracking technology promises to expand feedstock options and increase SAF production by 3-5%.
  • US-based DG Fuels selects Honeywell’s technology for its biofuels facility, aiming to supply fuel for 30,000 transatlantic flights annually.

Honeywell has unveiled a groundbreaking solution to address the challenges in producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a lower cost. With airlines contributing roughly 2.5% of global carbon emissions, the demand for SAF as a cleaner alternative has been on the rise. However, limited feedstock options and high production costs have hindered widespread adoption.

The new hydrocracking technology from Honeywell promises to revolutionize SAF production by expanding feedstock options and increasing output by 3-5%. This advancement, combined with the existing Fischer-Tropsch process, aims to make SAF production more efficient and affordable. US-based DG Fuels has already chosen Honeywell’s technology for its biofuels facility in Louisiana, with plans to produce 13,000 barrels of SAF daily by 2028.

By leveraging Honeywell’s advanced technology, DG Fuels aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions from global air travel, supporting the airline industry’s goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Honeywell’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions extends beyond SAF production, with over 50 sites globally licensed to use their technologies, projecting a combined capacity of over 500,000 barrels of SAF per day when fully operational.