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Total to use Honeywell UOP technology to produce renewable fuels at its zero-crude platform in France

By Mary Page Bailey |

Honeywell International (Charlotte, N.C.) announced that Total SE (Paris) will use Honeywell UOP Ecofining process technology to produce renewable fuels, primarily for the aviation industry, at its Grandpuits platform at Seine-et-Marne in north central France.


Honeywell UOP will provide technology licenses, basic engineering, specialty equipment, and catalysts for the project. Once completed, the bio-refinery will process 400,000 tons of feed per year, producing up to 170,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel, 120,000 tons of renewable diesel and 50,000 tons of renewable naphtha for production of bioplastics.


“Total chose UOP’s Ecofining process to increase its renewable jet fuels production in France,” said Ben Owens, VP and general manager of Honeywell’s Sustainable Technology Solutions business. “UOP’s Ecofining process will help Total to convert its Grandpuits refinery into a zero-crude platform that supports government plans to develop fossil fuel substitutes and achieve carbon neutrality.”

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