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ALTERNATE project is dealing with Environmental Sustainability and Climate Impact of Air Transport and Aviation. ALTERNATE intends to enlarge the aviation sustainable fuel framework, starting with the possible use of more feedstocks and sustainable production pathways. ALTERNATE has brought together a consortium of world leading, interdisciplinary experts in the field of air transport, engine certification and alternative fuels both from Europe and China, to provide synergy of the potential climate change mitigation strategies based on the use of alternative jet fuel pathways. Main objective can be summarized as 1) Improve models, 2) Develop Life-cycle Analysis approach, 3) Reduce certification costs of drop-in fuels, 4) Define guidelines for introduction to the aviation sector.
CLARA is a five-year Horizon 2020 research project aiming at the development of a concept for the production of biofuels based on chemical looping gasification of biogenic residues. Through cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary cooperation, the CLARA consortium, consisting of thirteen international members including universities, research institutes and industrial partners, aims to investigate the complete biomass-to-fuel chain and bring the suggested process to market maturity. Here, the advantages of utilizing locally available biogenic residues and the economy of scale are combined, through decentralized feedstock pre-treatment facilities and a centralized fuel production plant in the scale of 100-300 MWth. The fuel production plant itself consists of a chemical looping gasifier for the production of a syngas, a gas treatment train to provide the required syngas composition for the subsequent synthesis, a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor to covert the syngas into liquid transportation fuels, and a hydrocracking unit for the production of drop-in fuels from FT-wax.
The FLITE (Fuel via Low Carbon Integrated Technology from Ethanol) consortium is an EU H2020 programme that aims to build the first-of-its-kind LanzaJetTM Alcohol to Jet (ATJ) facility, led by SkyNRG and with LanzaTech as the technology provider. The facility will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of at least 30,000 tons/yr. This is a major milestone on the path to a net zero emission for the aviation industry. To meet sustainable aviation fuel targets proposed as part of the European Green Deal ‘Sustainable and smart mobility’ policy and the new legislative initiative ‘EU ReFuelEU Aviation’ in the years to come, it is essential that we diversify feedstock and technology options for SAF production. This pre-commercial AtJ production plant will pave the way to implementing SAF production across Europe and around the globe, producing commercially relevant quantities of SAF to support future aviation’s climate targets. The consortium consists of leaders from their respective industries. SkyNRG, a global market leader for SAF solutions, is acting as the project coordinator and managing downstream supply chain development; carbon recycling company, LanzaTech, will be responsible for plant design, construction and operations using the LanzaJetTM ATJ technology; Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest applied research organization, will oversee and distribute communications about the project; energy and sustainability strategy consultancy E4tech, will conduct the life cycle assessment; and the world’s most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standard for the bio-based economy, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), will support the project through guidance on RSB certification of the facility.
HyMethShip system innovatively combines a membrane reactor, a CO2 capture system, a storage system for CO2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine into one system. The proposed solution reforms methanol to hydrogen, which is then burned in a conventional reciprocating engine that has been upgraded to operate with multiple fuel types and specially optimized for hydrogen use. The drastic CO2 reduction is the result of using renewable methanol as the energy carrier and implementing pre-combustion CO2 capture and storage on the ship. The renewable methanol fuel bunkered on the ship is ideally produced on-shore from the captured CO2, thus closing the CO2 loop of the ship propulsion system. The HyMethShip project will undertake risk and safety assessments to ensure that the system fulfills safety requirements for on-board use and that its safety is at least equivalent to that of conventional ship fuel and propulsion systems. It will also take into account the rules and regulations under development for low flashpoint fuels and is expected to contribute to regulatory development in this area. The cost effectiveness of the system for different ship types, applications and use cases will also be assessed. For medium and long-distance waterborne transportation, the HyMethShip concept is considered to be the best approach available that achieves this level of CO2 reduction and is economically feasible. Developing this solution can help the European shipping industry maintain its global advantage as a producer of technically advanced ships and equipment.
IDEALFUEL aims to develop an efficient and low-cost chemical pathway to convert lignocellulosic biomass into a Biogenic Heavy Fuel Oil (Bio-HFO) with ultra-low sulphur levels that can be used as drop-in fuel in the existing maritime fleet.