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26 Dr.Anjan Ray Regional Commercial Director, Renewable Energy and Chemicals, UOP India Pvt Ltd, A Honeywell Company “Honeywell Green Jet Fuel can replace as much as 50% of petroleum fuel in aircraft without changes to fleet technology or the fuel storage and delivery infrastructure. Thus, it can be considered a drop-in replacement for fossil jet fuel, commonly termed Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) in India” Energetica India catches up with Dr.Anjan Ray, Regional Commercial Director, Renewable Energy and Chemicals, UOP India Pvt Ltd, A Honeywell Company to get more insights into Honeywell’s Green Jet Fuel ENERGETICA INDIA: Please introduce us to Honeywell’s Green Jet Fuel. DR. ANJAN RAY: UOP, a Honeywell company, has developed and commercialized the UOP Renewable Jet Fuel™ process, which converts non-edible, second-generation crops, natural oils and wastes to Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™. This renewable fuel has been proven to meet key aviation fuel specifications for both commercial and military flight and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 85% compared with petroleum aviation fuel. The UOP Renewable Jet Fuel processwas developed under a grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The process isfeedstock-flexible, meaning it can convert a wide range of sustainable feedstocks such as algae, certain greases, used cooking oil and camelina, into high-quality, on-spec Honeywell Green Jet Fuel. When used up to a 50% blend with petroleum jet fuel, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel meets aircraft specifications without requiring any aircraft modifications. In demonstration flights, the engine with Green Jet Fuel performed just as well, and in some cases better than, the engines with petroleum-based fuel. In 2011, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was approved by ASTM International for use in commercial aircraft. Today, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is being commercially produced in refineries in the U.S. and Europe. Alt Air Fuels, based in California, will start up a new unit this year. The facility will supply fuel to United Airlines for flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco. ENERGETICA INDIA: What kind of savings (costs and emissions) can be seen by using green jet biofuel? DR. ANJAN RAY: Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is both sustainable and practical. It has shown high energy density in flight, which allows aircraft to fly farther on less fuel, and it is clean burning because it contains low levels of aromatics and sulphur. Honeywell Green Jet Fuel offers an impressive reduction of up to 85% in greenhouse gas emissions relative to petroleum-based fuels. Apart from cost saving and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel offers several other advantages: • Honeywell Green Jet Fuel meets or exceeds key aviation fuel specifications when blended with petroleum fuel • Honeywell Green Jet Fuel can replace as much as 50% of petroleum fuel in aircraft without changes to fleet technology or the fuel storage and delivery infrastructure. Thus, it can be considered a drop-in replacement for fossil jet fuel, commonly termed Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) in India • Honeywell also manufactures Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for a range of aircraft. Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is certified for use in these APUs just as it is certified for use in jet engines by most major engine manufacturers energetica INDIA · JAN | FEB16 INTERVIEW


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