Honeywell has announced that Wantong Petrochemical Group is producing ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel using Honeywell UOP’s new high-activity HYT-6219 hydrotreating catalyst.
The catalyst, which is part of Honeywell UOP’s Unity™ hydrotreating portfolio, enables Wantong Petrochemical to produce cleaner burning ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel without modification of its existing hydrotreating unit in Donyging, Shandong Province, China. Hydrotreating is a method of removing sulfur from fuels in the refining process, using proprietary catalysts.
This marks the first commercialisation of a Honeywell UOP hydrotreating catalyst in distillate hydrotreating service since it exited an alliance last year. It also follows the launch of other hydrotreating catalysts for naphtha, hydrocracking pretreat and fluid catalytic cracking pretreat.
The HYT-6219 hydrotreating catalyst is capable of achieving more stringent sulfur regulations of less than 10 ppm without requiring a costly revamp of the refinery’s existing hydrotreating unit. It also allows refiners to take advantage of heavier opportunity crudes, along with cost-effective systems that meet tighter environmental regulations on fuel quality.
Shandong Wantong Petrochemical Group Co. Ltd. was founded in 1998. The company’s line of business includes producing gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, residual fuel oils, and lubricants.
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