DES PLAINES, Ill., May 11, 2010 – UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, has been selected as one of Boeing’s 2009 suppliers of the year. One of just 14 companies chosen from a pool of 10,500, Honeywell’s UOP business unit has played a crucial role in supporting Boeing’s biofuel flight test program and research projects.
In 2009, Honeywell’s UOP produced biofuel from sustainable sources such as algae, camelina and jatropha for Boeing’s Bio-SPK flight test program to support flight tests with Air New Zealand, Continental Airlines, Japan Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial airlines. Honeywell’s UOP adhered to an extremely aggressive delivery schedule and contributed to fuel testing and certification efforts, which is a critical step to commercial use of aviation biofuels.
“Honeywell’s UOP unit has demonstrated strong customer and technical support to our sustainable biofuels flight test program and commercialization efforts,” said Billy Glover, managing director of Environmental Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We could not achieve what we do without the help and collaboration of our suppliers, and we are pleased to recognize companies who have provided tremendous support.”
“We put a high priority on meeting the evolving needs of our customers with quality products and service,” said Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of UOP. “It’s wonderful to be recognized for this continued commitment, and we look forward to continued work with Boeing as the industry continues to looks towards renewable fuels as a viable option.”
Honeywell’s UOP is a technology leader in converting bio-derived oil to high quality Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ and is the first company to produce this fuel on a large scale. The process produces a biofuel that can be blended seamlessly with petroleum-based fuel. When used in a 50 percent blend with petroleum-derived jet fuel, Green Jet Fuel is a drop-in replacement that requires no changes to the aircraft technology and meets all critical specifications for flight.
The technology, originally developed in 2007 under a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been successfully proven in flight in partnership with Boeing and four commercial airlines to date. Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was also used in test flights conducted by the U.S. Air Force and Navy.
UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s Specialty Materials strategic business group. For more information, go to www.uop.com .
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com ) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com .
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