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Honeywell’s UOP Selected to Provide Technology for First Clean Coal Power Station in the United Kingdom

February 18, 2009

DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ — UOP LLC, a Honeywell
(NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its technology has been selected by
Powerfuel Power Ltd. to capture and remove contaminants from synthesis gas
(syngas) made from coal for a new clean coal power station in the United
Kingdom
.

The UOP Selexol(TM) process technology was selected to remove sulfur and
carbon dioxide from syngas in order to meet aggressive environmental targets
for Powerfuel’s Hatfield Colliery clean coal power station to be built in
Stainforth, South Yorkshire.

The Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) plant, built adjacent to
the Hatfield coal mining operation, is scheduled to start operation in 2013
and use syngas from coal to generate 900 megawatts of power. Powerfuel’s new
facility will be the first clean-power coal station in Europe and is designed
for up to 90 percent overall carbon capture.

“Supplying cleaner coal power is imperative with rising energy demand and
growing concerns over energy independence and carbon emissions. Our goal is
to offer an energy solution for Europe with near-zero emissions,” said Grant
Budge
, Powerfuel director. “UOP’s technology is an important part of
achieving this goal.”

UOP’s Selexol process uses a physical solvent to remove acid gas from
streams of syngas or natural gas. In the new Hatfield plant, the Selexol unit
will remove virtually all sulfur species and contain them for further
treatment in a sulfur removal unit. The unit will also remove 97 percent of
the carbon dioxide contained in the syngas, a key contribution to overall
carbon capture of the facility

“We are honored to be a part of such an important endeavor,” said Peter
Piotrowski
, senior vice president of UOP Process Technology and Equipment.
“As needs shift and energy demand grows, we are prepared to bring our
customers the technologies and products that fulfill their business goals.”

More than 55 Selexol process units have been designed and put into
commercial service since the technology was first introduced. The Selexol
process continues to be used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from
natural gas to synthetic gas, and has been the dominant acid-gas removal
system selection in gasification project awards within the past ten years.

Powerfuel Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Powerfuel plc., is an independent
power provider for the United Kingdom.

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading
international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts,
adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining,
petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell’s
Specialty Materials strategic business group. For more information, go to
http://www.uop.com.

Honeywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive
products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township,
N.J.
, Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock
Exchanges. For additional information, please visit http://www.honeywell.com.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other
than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that
we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or
may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
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past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments
and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance,
and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those
envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements
are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance
in both the near- and long-term. We identify the principal risks and
uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE UOP LLC


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