Honeywell recently announced that it has been selected by Repsol to supply an integrated control and safety system (ICSS) for the first advanced biofuels production plant to be built in Spain. The new facility is aimed at employing a variety of distributed control systems (DCS), emergency shutdown (ESD), fire and gas (F&G), and human-machine interface (HMI) solutions from Honeywell to achieve efficient, sustainable, and low-emission operations.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions, including aerospace products and services, technologies for buildings and industries, and performance materials globally. Repsol, on the other hand, is a global multi-energy company that is leading the energy transition with its ambition of achieving zero net emissions by 2050. Repsol announced more ambitious targets that will accelerate its transformation towards net-zero. The company’s biofuels plant located at its Cartagena, Spain refinery will have an annual production capacity of 250,000 tons of hydro biodiesel, bio-jet fuel, bio naphtha, and bio propane. The plant will also produce advanced biofuels from recycled raw materials to be used in road transportation and aviation. These advanced biofuels will facilitate the reduction of CO2 emissions by 900,000 tons per year.
“With this initiative, we at Repsol are decisively promoting a new technological route that will be key in our path towards carbon neutrality. This initiative will be incorporated into projects we have already implemented in energy efficiency, low-emissions electricity generation, green hydrogen, circular economy, synthetic fuels, CO2 capture, use, and storage, and much more,” stated Josu Jon Imaz, Repsol CEO. “We are committed to assisting renewable energy producers with key initiatives aimed at achieving a better environment and more sustainable world,” said Ujjwal Kumar, president, and CEO, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Honeywell helps customers meet their automation and asset lifecycle objectives, providing a solid solution for each new project that will easily integrate with the existing installed base and expand capabilities to optimize overall performance.”
Additionally, Repsol is also deploying an integrated model of decarbonisation technologies based on enhanced efficiency, increased low-emissions power generation capacity, production of low-carbon fuels, development of new customer solutions, the circular economy, and driving breakthrough projects to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.