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Italy's Largest Refiner To Use Honeywell's UOP/Eni Ecofining™ Process Technology At Venice Refinery



    Italy's Largest Refiner To Use Honeywell's UOP/Eni Ecofining™ Process
                        Technology At Venice Refinery

Innovative project marks first conversion of a process unit producing
petroleum-based fuel into a unit for renewable fuel

PR Newswire

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE:
HON) company, announced today that Italy's largest energy company, Eni S.p.A.,
will produce renewable diesel using Honeywell's UOP/Eni Ecofining™ process at
its facility in Venice.

In a difficult environment for the European refining industry, Eni S.p.A.
decided to invest in an innovative project that would produce renewable fuel
at its Venice refinery. Eni will retrofit existing equipment at its facility,
currently being used to produce petroleum-based diesel, to produce renewable
diesel.

"This project truly demonstrates the flexibility of the UOP/Eni Ecofining
process. Not only does it produce a drop-in fuel replacement for end-users,
but refiners can operate the process by simply modifying existing assets that
might otherwise go unused," said Jim Rekoske, vice president and general
manager of Honeywell's UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. "We
applaud Eni S.p.A. for its innovative approach and vision to provide new life
for aging assets in the form of a renewable fuel production unit. We look
forward to working with Eni S.p.A on this project, which supports the European
Union's mandate for increased reliance on renewable energy."

Eni's decision to convert its assets for biofuel production will support local
emissions regulations. The European Union's Renewable Energy Directive
mandates that, by 2020, 20 percent of its countries' energy must come from
renewable sources, and greenhouse gases must be reduced by 20 percent. Eni
plans to eventually convert its entire Venice refinery into a renewable diesel
production facility.

The UOP/Eni Ecofining process produces a renewable diesel fuel, which is a
drop-in replacement for traditional diesel. Unlike biodiesel, it is chemically
identical to petroleum-based diesel and can be used in any proportion in
existing fuel tanks without engine or infrastructure changes.

This renewable diesel, which UOP calls Honeywell Green Diesel™, offers a
lifecycle reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of as much as 80 percent
compared with diesel derived from petroleum. It also offers high energy
density and excellent performance at cold or warm temperatures. The fuel can
be used as a high-quality blending stock for refiners seeking to enhance or
expand their diesel pool.

Eni will produce more than 100 million gallons per year of renewable diesel at
its Venice facility beginning in 2014. In addition to technology licensing,
Honeywell's UOP and its affiliates will provide basic engineering, specialty
equipment and training for the project.

Honeywell's UOP and Eni jointly developed the UOP/Eni Ecofining process, which
uses hydroprocessing technology to convert non-edible natural oils and animal
fats to a fully fungible renewable diesel. The fuel offers improved
performance over biodiesel and petroleum-based diesel, including a high cetane
value of 80 compared with a cetane range of 40 to 60 found in diesel at the
pump today. Cetane value is the measure of the combustion quality of diesel.
Higher cetane values help diesel engines operate more effectively.

In addition to the UOP/Eni Ecofining technology, since launching its renewable
energy and chemicals business, Honeywell's UOP commercialized the UOP
Renewable Jet Fuel Process under a contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to produce Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ for the
U.S. military.

Honeywell's UOP partnered with Ensyn Corp. to form a joint venture, Envergent
Technologies LLC, to offer RTP[]^™ rapid thermal processing technology and
equipment for the production of renewable heat, power and transportation
fuels. RTP technology is currently in use in seven commercial biomass
processing plants in the U.S. and Canada. 

Eni S.p.A. is an integrated energy company, operating in the oil and gas,
petrochemicals, and electricity generation markets. Based in Rome, the company
operates in 85 countries around the world.

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading
international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts,
adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining,
petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Performance
Materials and Technologies strategic business group. For more information, go
to www.uop.com.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit
www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than
statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or
our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may
occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
are based on management's assumptions and assessments in light of past
experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and
other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and
actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those
envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements
are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance
in both the near- and long-term. We identify the principal risks and
uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Honeywell

Contact: UOP LLC, 25 East Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60017-5017,
Tel, +1-847-391-2000, Fax, +1-847-391-2253, Contact, Krystal Hughes,
+1-847-391-3561, krystal.hughes@honeywell.com
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