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Advanced sustainable BIOfuels for Aviation

Objective

Decarbonising & reducing aviation dependence on fossil fuel requires biofuels. BIO4A will produce at least kt of sustainable biojet for its use in aviation at commercial scale for accelerating its deployment within the aviation sector, increasing their attractiveness and contributing to the achievement of the EU targets. BIO4A targets HEFA pathway from wastes, aiming to move the full value chain from TLR 6 to 7. BIO4A will demonstrate the full value chain, enabling a production capacity of 2-300 kt/y of biojet in a First Of A Kind new biorefinery in France. The fuel will be distributed using the existing infrastructures and conventional aircraft fuelling systems for commercial flights. Special attention will be directed to the supply of sustainable feedstock, focusing on waste streams (UCO). In parallel, long-term R&D work will address marginal land in EU MED (low ILUC biofuels). Relevant environmental (inc. GHG and energy balance), economic and social data (inc. health and safety issues, impacts and benefits) will be assessed against targets. Since the current main barrier to the commercial production of biojet is the price gap, BIO4A will explicitly address performance and cost targets vs. relevant key performance indicators. The final goal is to prove the business case, identifying potential issues of public acceptance, market or regulatory risks and barriers (feedstock, technological, business, process) along the entire value chain, taking advantage of previous projects and proposing potential mitigation solutions. Offtake agreements have been signed with KLM and Airfrance. Additional off-take agreements could also be signed to open the participation to more airlines. Regulatory framework is also limiting today the development of the sector and an additional goal is recommendations to policies makers. The proposal will be defined at EU/National level, involving the major sector stakeholders and opening with a profitable dialogue with Member States and the EC.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-IA

Coordinator

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI
Net EU contribution
€ 1 718 988,75
Address
Viale Kennedy 182
50038 Scarperia E San Piero
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
 

Participants (11)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 100 400,00
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TOTALENERGIES RAFFINAGE CHIMIE

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 53 920,19
Address
Place Jean Millier 2 La Defense 6
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 23 108,65
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TOTAL RAFFINAGE FRANCE

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2 Place Jean Millier La Defense
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
 
SKYNRG BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 093 955,63
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Paradijsplein 1
1093 NJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 468 838,12
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
 
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 375 975,00
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 286 562,50
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 131 875,00
CAMELINA COMPANY ESPANA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 458 687,69
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Calle Via Limite 7
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 196 580,44
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 388 000,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
TOTAL RAFFINAGE FRANCE

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2 Place Jean Millier La Defense
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
 
ENI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 5 274 780,37
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 35 839 594,63
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ENI TRADE & BIOFUELS SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 251 250,00
Address
Piazzale Enrico Mattei 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 518 750,00