Honeywell’s UOP expands clean fuels pact with Rentech

07 October 2009 17:29  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--Honeywell’s chemicals technology arm UOP has expanded its clean fuels agreement with US coal gasification firm Rentech, it said on Wednesday.

The agreement, made last year, would now include UOP's gas processing technology for the treatment of synthesis gas, or syngas, from sources such as biomass, natural gas and coal, it said.

The addition of the technology - used to cleanse and purify syngas gas and other gas streams – would allow Rentech and UOP to offer clients a one-stop source to producing, cleaning and upgrading syngas and then converting it to clean fuels, specialty waxes and chemicals, UOP said.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Denver-based Rentech, which uses technology based on the Fischer-Tropsch process, said earlier this year it would build a clean fuels plant in California, using yard clippings and other biomass to produce 600 bbl/day of synfuels, along with electric power.

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