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The EU is granting €5 million under the Horizon 2020 programme for the project 'Take-Off: Production of synthetic renewable aviation fuel from CO2 and H2'. In this project, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be developed that can be produced cost-effectively.
Editorial office / Brussels

The EU project started in January 2021 and will, over the next 4 years, provide a detailed picture of the technical, environmental and economic performance of the promising production process of power-to-liquid SAF from captured CO2 from industrial flue gases, which reacts with hydrogen from renewable electricity to produce light olefins. These are chemically converted to synthetic kerosine (SAF).

In the project, TNO brings together national and international partners from the entire chain: research institutes, energy companies, soil and fuel suppliers and the organisation CO2 Value Europe that represents companies focusing on CO2 capture and reuse. Universities from Lille, France (CNRS), SDU from Denmark and RWTH Aachen, Germany, together with TNO, provide the scientific knowledge.

Big names from the business world include Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, which is cooperating with energy company RWE, AsahiKasei Europe, FEV and Dutch company SkyNRG, world market leader in the field of sustainable fuel for aviation. Representatives on the advisory board include KLM, Total, ExxonMobile, Amsterdam Port Authority, DMT Environmental Technology, Global Alliance Powerfuels and NISA, the Nordic Initiative for Sustainable Aviation.

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