Honeywell recently announced it will provide the process control and safety systems for a new NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. research facility in Varkaus, Finland. The demonstration plant will develop processes to produce renewable biofuels from wood residues. NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. is a joint venture between Stora Enso Oyj and Neste Oil Corp.
“The research we are conducting is important because it will be applied to the next generation of biofuel production plants,” said Reino Panula, managing director of NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. “Honeywell’s experience and proven automation and safety management systems contributes significantly to this undertaking.”
NSE Biofuels will use Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to operate the demonstration plant. Experion is said to streamline production by allowing plants to unify process, production and business management. The system ties together critical subsystems, including process units and safety systems, throughout a plant and delivers relevant information directly to operators for improved decision making in the control room, according to Honeywell.