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Tech company to automate biggest 'green diesel' plant in the U.S.


The plant will process 1,000 dry tons per day of woody biomass from bark, sawdust and residue from forest harvesting to produce energy transportation fuels and chemicals.

Honeywell International has been tapped by Flambeau River Biofuels to supply and integrate all automation equipment for the largest, second-generation “green diesel” plant in the United States.

Second-generation green diesel technology uses feedstock options such as algal oils and cellulosic feeds instead of first-generation vegetable oils.

Located in Park Falls, Wisconsin, the plant will process 1,000 dry tons of woody biomass from bark, sawdust and residue from forest harvesting per day to produce energy transportation fuels and chemicals. The plant is expected to be fully operational by 2012.

Honeywell will design and supply all automation and control components that will reduce risk, shorten the project schedule and enable a smooth and reliable operation. This includes the distributed control, safety technology, terminal automation, process technology, process simulation and optimization applications.

"But more than just providing the technology, Honeywell has the expertise to integrate these subsystems together to create a safer, more efficient and more reliable plant. Those three areas will be critical to making this plant into a world-class facility,” commented Bob Byrne, president of Flambeau River Biofuels.

“There truly is no time to waste when it comes to bringing new facilities like this online,” added Norm Gilsdorf, president of Honeywell Process Solution.

The green biodiesel will produce 10 million gallons of wax annually typically produced from fossil fuels and 8 million gallons of green diesel, which will be used as the blend stock in transportation and aviation fuels.

The plant will also produce heat to generate steam and electricity for the nearby Flambeau River paper mill.

Based in Morris Township, New Jersey, Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing company that provides aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings, automotive products and specialty materials.

The company’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges.

 


-   Natassia Y. Laforteza




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