Africa: Green Solutions Honeywell Technology Selected for Producing Cleaner-Burning Diesel

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Honeywell UOP’s Unionfining technology has been chosen by the Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage, the state-owned refining company of Cote d’Ivoire, to produce cleaner-burning diesel in Africa. The technology will enable the state government to meet regional emission standards.

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The investment is part of Cote d’Ivoire’s clean air program and SIR’s refinery modernization.
The investment is part of Cote d’Ivoire’s clean air program and SIR’s refinery modernization.
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Illinois/USA – Honeywell recently announced that the Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage (SIR), the state-owned refining company of Cote d’Ivoire, will use the Honeywell UOP Distillate Unionfining technology to produce diesel that complies with both AFRI 6 and Euro-V emission standards. The investment is part of Cote d’Ivoire’s clean air program and SIR’s refinery modernization.

UOP, a leading technology provider for the oil and gas industry, will provide services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents. The UOP Unionfining process removes impurities to improve the quality of middle distillate feedstocks such as kerosene, jet fuel, and diesel oils that meet increasingly stringent regulations for fuels such as diesel.

The addition of the UOP Distillate Unionfining process will allow SIR to meet changing diesel specifications in Africa.

Laura Leonard, vice president and general manager, Honeywell UOP Process Technologies

“The addition of the UOP Distillate Unionfining process will allow SIR to meet changing diesel specifications in Africa, with a cost-effective solution that reduces the sulfur content while maximizing distillate yields,” said Laura Leonard, vice president and general manager, Honeywell UOP Process Technologies. “Our design for this unit and track record of success with this technology enables SIR to raise its crude processing capacity, as part of the modernization of one of West Africa’s largest oil refineries.”

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