Honeywell Begins Testing with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Author:  Kathy Levy, Associate Editor
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 37, Issue 2, Spring 2023
Doc ID:  2023016
Year of Publication:  2023
The Honeywell location in Phoenix, Arizona USA has begun testing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the development and production testing of auxiliary power units (APUs) and propulsion engines. Honeywell’s repair and overhaul facility at the site will also test the fuel on fielded units. The sustainable aviation fuel was developed by World Energy LLC in Paramount, California, using Honeywell’s UOP Ecofining™ technology and distributed by World Fuel Services. According to the World Energy’s website, SAF is a 100% sustainable fuel made entirely of renewable resources and contains no fossil-based feedstock. It is not co-processed with fossil fuel in traditional oil refineries, and its carbon attributes comply with all state and U.S. federal regulations for advanced biofuels. Its lifecycle carbon emissions are currently up to 85 percent lower than conventional jet fuel. It is approved at a 50/50 blend level with conventional jet fuel for commercial use.

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