2024 ME-TECH 

Honeywell UOP Pre-Conference Seminar | Agenda

Join Honeywell UOP experts as they walk through the roadmap to achieving short term and long-term goals with a set of insights surrounding realistic opportunities, they are seeing for energy producers to help meet their net zero commitments.

Navigating the Energy Transition: Accelerating Progress in the Face of Urgency.

As the energy landscape in MENA undergoes a transformative shift to align with global dynamics, the urgency to capitalize on the region's distinct capabilities for setting the benchmark in a successful global energy transition is mounting. The clock is ticking to ensure future economic resilience in a region heavily dependant on global energy markets. While the discussions on global net-zero targets unfolded on the COP28 stage, the focus now shifts to implementing this transition effectively. But where does one start? Honeywell UOP is at the forefront, actively assisting its customers in the region with a suite of readily available solutions tailored to support the sustainable energy market as well as the region’s pivot to petrochemicals:

  • Scaling carbon capture for utilization in blue hydrogen and ammonia along with post combustion technology: Honeywell currently has more than 1,100 installations of H2 purification technologies around the world. Retrofitting existing hydrogen production assets with carbon capture technology is a ready-now, commercially proven and significant step towards carbon neutrality. We are working on the world’s largest blue hydrogen plant (Exxon Mobil Baytown), which is being designed to capture 98% of the CO2 produced for CCS. This plant will sequester seven million t/y of CO2.
  • NEW technology: Honeywell UOP Naphtha to Ethane/Propane is a potential game changer for liquids or crude to chemicals applications to enhance overall project economics as well as reducing the carbon footprint of the energy intensive steam cracking process for more sustainable petrochemical production.
  • Accelerating Renewable Fuels commercialization: Honeywell's solutions cover wide range of feedstocks from eMethanol, Ethanol and Fats’, Oil’s and Greases to address the rapidly growing demand for renewable fuels such as SAF and eSAF. Honeywell's portfolio includes catalyst and technologies such as Ecofining™, Ethanol-to-Jet and UOP eFining™.

Join Honeywell UOP experts as they walk through the roadmap to achieving short term and long-term goals with a set of insights surrounding realistic opportunities, they are seeing for energy producers to help meet their net zero commitments. 

Overall agenda for pre-conference seminar:

Time Speaker Topic
12:30 - 12:35 Khaled Hashem
Welcome note from Khaled Hashem, President, Middle East and Africa, High Growth Regions
12:35 – 12:45 Matt Spalding
Keynote Overview from Matt Spalding, Vice President & General Manager, MENA, Honeywell Energy & Sustainability Solutions
12:45 – 13:05 Nikunj Tanna
Carbon Capture – A Path To Carbon Neutrality Accelerates Today

Honeywell-UOP has been licensing technologies to the refining and petrochemical industries since more than 100 years and to the gas processing industries for almost 50 years. With strong R&D and collaborations as well acquisitions, its portfolio includes various technologies based on chemical and physical solvents, adsorbents, membrane as well as cryo fractionation; suitable for the CO2 Capture initiative, for the various hard to abate industries; such as power, steel, cement, etc. At the METECH 2024, Honeywell-UOP will present an overview of its gamut of technologies for the CO2 Capture applications. Also, experiences will be shared to show case, how an optimized-combination of Honeywell-UOP’s technologies can make the cause of CO2 Capture economically feasible, through a managing licensor approach. Further, a brief introduction of Honeywell-UOP’s capabilities beyond licensing will be presented; including modular supply, training – start-up services, complex-wide optimization, etc.
13:05 – 13:20 Valentina Di Mauro
Connecting the Hydrogen Value Chain with the Honeywell LOHC Solution

(2nd priority)

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future – ready to play a critical role in countries’ and companies’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen production capacities and costs– particularly for green hydrogen – vary widely across the world therefore meeting growing requirements for hydrogen use across industries and the world will need cost-effective transportation solutions. The ready-now Honeywell LOHC solution enables long-distance transportation of clean hydrogen and can help meet the growing requirements for hydrogen use across various industries by leveraging existing refining assets and infrastructure.
13:20 – 13:40 Mohammed Rustom
Next Generation SAF: Power to Liquids

As the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) will continue to be a rapidly growing market. The available global triglyceride feedstocks are insufficient to meet the increasing demand for SAF and additional pathways are necessary. Meeting future demand will require efficient “power to liquids” pathways, which produce e-Fuels from CO2 using green electricity. This presentation provides an overview of what drives SAF demand, the most promising routes to SAF today, and Honeywell’s efficient, scalable solution for CO2 to jet production: the UOP methanol to jet process.
13:40 – 13:55
13:55 – 14:15 Bill Whyman
Waste Treatment Solutions for The Refinery of the Future: UOP nViro™ Solutions

• nViro Solutions as a pathway to improved economics & reduced utility consumption
• Reliable, efficient, on-site treatment for Merox process waste with UOP nViro MET.
• Streamlined, cost-effective treatment for Oleflex process waste with UOP nViro OET.
14:15 – 14:35 Avijit Basu
RECOVERYMAX Solution to Enhance Sustainability

Platforming technology allows refineries to convert Naphtha into higher octane reformate for motor fuel or feed to aromatic complex. Hydrogen, LPG and Off Gas are other byproducts from this process. UOP’s RecoveryMaxTM process allows 99% hydrogen and 85% LPG recovery by purifying this byproduct and not diverting to fuel gas header. This is a recovery increase of 5% higher for hydrogen and 30% higher for LPG than conventional design. Revamps of existing Platforming unit to take advantage of RecoveryMax are possible with minimal equipment replacement. RecoveryMax process is a commercially proven solution and 7 out of 10 new platformings include this in flow scheme.
14:35 – 14:55 Leo Bresler
Monetizing opportunities created by energy transition with effective production of petrochemicals

Accelerating energy transition and CO2 emission reduction efforts may impact disposal of many typical refinery products, from reformate and FCC gasoline, to kerosene and fuel oil components. Transitioning production of those fuels into petrochemicals reduces Scope 2 emissions and routes them to long term growing markets. In many cases routine revamping of existing units and/or modest additional processing would allow for such transition to be realized. Honeywell UOP offers a number of technologies making the transition more streamlined and profitable.
Q&A session

Main Conference:

March, 05 09:05  Keynote Panel: Production Optimisation – The Backbone of Downstream Profitability – Matt Spalding

March, 05 10:35 Naphtha to Ethane & Propane – Improved Sustainability for Light Olefins Production – Keith Couch

March, 05 14:25 Low Carbon Ammonia Technology Optimization – Moving Projects Forward to Achieve Net Zero Targets – Tim Ballai