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Coffeyville selects Honeywell for Feasibility Study

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Coffeyville Resources & Marketing, a wholly owned subsidiary of CVR Energy, has selected Honeywell for a feasibility study for lower-carbon hydrogen production in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Energy is a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertiliser manufacturing industries through its holdings in two limited partnerships – CVR Refining and CVR Partners.

The Coffeyville site is evaluating utilizing “Honeywell UOP Ecofining” technology to convert oilseed oils, tallow and white/yellow greases into renewable diesel fuel. CVR and Honeywell will now evaluate further reduction of the carbon footprint at the Coffeyville site with lower-carbon hydrogen.

“We are pleased to take another step in our exploration of reduced emissions. We are excited to evaluate further reducing the carbon intensity of this important product through the potential conversion to lower-carbon hydrogen production at Coffeyville,” said Dave Lamp, CEO of CVR Energy.

Specifically, the study will evaluate the application of carbon capture and hydrogen purification as an emission reduction solution.

Depending on the inlet gas composition and product requirements, Honeywell UOP carbon-capture technologies can recover over 99 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the existing hydrogen plant syngas while increasing high-purity hydrogen recovery.

The amount of net CO2 captured and sequestered by renewable fuel producers can be used to adjust the carbon intensities of the associated fuel pathways.

“Refiners and companies producing and/or using hydrogen are looking for ways to decarbonize. Honeywell has a suite of carbon capture and hydrogen purification solutions to reduce CO2. A feasibility study, similar to the one we are conducting for CVR, is one path to help refiners and other companies determine which solution addresses their specific requirements,” said Barry Glickman, VP and general managers at Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions.

Honeywell recently committed to achieving carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035

This commitment builds on the company’s track record of sharply reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of its operations and facilities as well as its decades-long history of innovation to help its customers meet their environmental and social goals.

About half of Honeywell’s new product introduction research and development investment is directed toward products that improve environment and social outcomes for customers.

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