Technology from Honeywell and ExxonMobil Selected to Improve Quality of Lubricants and Fuels


Rafinerjia Nafte Brod, the sole oil refinery for Bosnia and Herzegovina, has selected refining process technology from a joint licensing alliance between Honeywell’s UOP and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) to improve the quality of its refined lubricants and fuels and improve its environmental performance.  
The complex, scheduled to start operations in 2016, will combine Honeywell’s UOP Unicracking™ hydroprocessing solutions with EMRE’s distillate and lubricant de-waxing technologies to upgrade more than 45,000 barrels per stream day of kerosene, diesel and vacuum gas oil feedstock into high-quality diesel and jet fuels. It will also produce high-quality base oils that will be used for the production of Group II and Group III lubricants at Refineria Ulia Modricha, which is part of the oil refining production chain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
The licensing agreement is the first under a joint licensing alliance formed by Honeywell’s UOP and EMRE last year.