Efficiency Solutions for Bioethanol Manufacturing
 

Efficiency Solutions for Bioethanol Manufacturing

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As prices of feedstocks rise, existing process owners try to reduce costs as much as possible to stay competitive. Process economics are extremely challenging since margins are tight and dependent upon subsidies. At the same time, second generation technology companies struggle to scale up and implement new processes to deliver competitive capex and opex technologies to the market.

​Key business pressures include:

  • Increasing process yield

  • Decreasing energy consumption

  • Reducing water use

  • Adapting to feedstock variations

  • Preventing product giveaway during custody transfer

Honeywell’s Efficiency solutions help reduce operational expenses and maximize process conversions to ensure high yield. Plants can increase production by 5-10%, reduce product giveaway up to $1M per year, and decrease energy use by 1-3%.​

Honeywell’s suite of Advanced Applications helps to increase throughput of a plant, increase yields of the most valuable products and lower cost of production with existing capital resources. The suite can also increase effective capacity by enabling the unit to consistently push up against multiple operating constraints.

Honeywell’s extensive portfolio of solutions ensures improvement in operational effectiveness. These include the Unisim Design Suite to design the process unit better, UniSim® Operations Suite to help train and develop operators and Procedural Operations which help capture knowledge gained by operators over years of performing cyclic procedures that would otherwise be lost during workforce transitions.  

Honeywell’s solutions can also track and report multiple sources of energy usage information against targets so a single energy management program can be implemented.

 

 Honeywell Efficiency Solutions for Bioethanol Manufacturing Products

 
    • Energy Dashboard -- Honeywell’s Energy Dashboard provides complete integration with the overall information and work processes of a manufacturing facility to ensure that energy management is at the heart of decision-making and reporting activities.
    • Procedural Operations -- Honeywell’s Procedural Operations helps users automate and manage operating procedures effectively for high agility, safety, reliability and efficiency.

​To complement its market-leading Advanced Solutions applications, Honeywell offers flexible and comprehensive service programs to optimize application performance and efficiency in all phases of the automation lifecycle.

Honeywell aligns the plant’s service strategy with its business strategy. The company has developed a modular service framework that can be tailored to support the unique needs of any plant and help achieve its long term objectives.

Honeywell’s services typically help plant managers to:

  • Maintain and execute day-to-day tasks

  • Support systems and assets with access to Honeywell technical

  • resources, hardware, and software upgrades

  • Optimize the performance, capacity, and availability of applications

  • Change applications to adapt to technology changes, process

  • changes and shifts in business conditions

  • Determine the pace and extent to which new software releases need to be adopted to take advantage of new capabilities.​

 
 
 
 
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