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Generation of Hydrogen by Kerosene Reforming via efficient and low emission new Alternative, innovative, refined technologies for aircraft application

Objective

"Fuel cells for power generation and additional purposes aboard aircraft have a promising potential to contribute to making aircraft “greener” and thus to ""greening of air transport” which is a superior goal of European policy of climate change.
GreenAir is addressing one of the key problems for fuel cell application aboard an aircraft - the generation of Hydrogen from Jet fuel (Kerosene) which will be the aeronautic fuel for the next decades also.
While “mainstream“ fuel processors (e.g. autothermal reforming) have been intensely investigated already, GreenAir is focusing on two novel and unconventional methods to overcome some hurdles of “mainstream” reforming technologies:
- Microwave plasma assisted reforming (PAF), goal: development from TRL 3 to TRL 5
- Partial Dehydrogenation fuel processing (PDh), goal: development from TRL 2 to TRL 4
- Kerosene Fractionation will be investigated in addition. It shall extract fractions out of Kerosene favourable for reforming to facilitate the PAF and the PDh processes.
The physical and chemical fundamentals of these methods will be elaborated. Furthermore, aircraft integration and safety concepts will be elaborated. For both methods, breadboard fuel processor systems will be built and tested for proof of concepts under standard and simulated flight conditions.
Widespread dissemination via a website, publications and conference contributions and a special Forum will be ensured. Training and education of young scientists is foreseen. GreenAir combines 13 beneficiaries from 7 European countries which are from aircraft and fuel cell related industry as well as institutes and SMEs excelling in fuel cell and catalysis R&D. It will establish links to the JTIs (“CLEANSKY” and “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen”) to maximize synergies.
The consortium of this 3 years project is well balanced in terms of the mix of 2 SMEs, 7 Academia and 4 industry partners as well as geographically."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 722 603,17
Administrative Contact
Peter Lilischkis (Mr.)

Participants (12)

COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE SISTEMAS AERONAUTICOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 267 223
Address
Paseo John Lennon 4 Getafe
28906 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Enrich (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 599 460,56
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaetano Cacciola (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 497 222
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 196,85
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Melanie Knittel (Ms.)
Dr. Erich Erdle
Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 389
Address
Auf Dem Ruhbuehl 105
88090 Immenstaad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erich Erdle (Dr.)
HyGear Fuel Cell Systems B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 407 450
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6802 EG Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marinus Van Driel (Mr.)
INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 162 510
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krystyna Kordus (Ms.)
INSTYTUT NISKICH TEMPERATUR I BADAN STRUKTURALNYCH IM. WLODZIMIERZA TRZEBIATOWSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 170 199,78
Address
Ul Okolna 2
50422 Wroclaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Musial (Ms.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 091,76
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Herbert (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 325 532
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 668 912,68
Address
Cody Technology Park Ively Road
GU14 0LX Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven John Farmer (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 312 867,20
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angelo Vaccari (Prof.)