Honeywell teams up to deliver Sustainable Aviation Fuel production plant

April 26, 2022
World Energy’s former oil refinery site will be transformed to produce 100% sustainable fuel. By 2050, the goal is to produce fuels that will displace more than 76 million metric tons of CO2

Carbon-net-zero solutions firm World Energy has partnered with hydrogen producer Air Products and SAF technology innovator Honeywell build a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and distribution hub in Paramount, California.

These firms and 15 other leading companies are collaborating to accelerate the decarbonization of the aviation sector.

World Energy’s former oil refinery site will be transformed to produce 100% sustainable fuel. By 2050, the goal is to produce fuels that will displace more than 76 million metric tons of CO2. The fuels will help reduce emissions of fine particulate matter by trucks, trains and planes.

"Getting real about net-zero aviation, is going to require the mobilization of expertise and resources far beyond anything that has come before," said Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy. "We are pulling together the very best companies in the world with the expertise, experience, commitment, and focus to collaborate on pushing the frontier of what can be done to decarbonize aviation today while building a platform for what needs to be done to decarbonize flight entirely by 2050.  This is an immense undertaking. But it must be done, and it requires that we move with the speed, coordination, and determination befitting the problem we are working to tackle."

Honeywell UOP's Ecofining technology has been deployed at the world's first and North America's only commercial-scale SAF facility in Paramount. World Energy and Honeywell have continued to collaborate and will integrate more efficient SAF production processes using sustainable feedstocks, carbon capture technology and lo-carbon hydrogen.