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Sustainable Jet Fuel from Flexible Waste Biomass

Objective

FlexJet will build a pre-commercial demonstration plant for the production of advanced aviation biofuel (jet fuel) from waste vegetable oil and organic solid waste biomass (food waste), successfully demonstrating the SABR-TCR technology (traditional transesterification (TRANS) and Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR) combined with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and hydro deoxygenation (HDO) and hydro cracking/ isomerisation (HC)) to produce a fully equivalent jet fuel (compliant with ASTM D7566 Standards). This project will deliver respective environmental and social sustainability mapping and it will validate a comprehensive exploitation business plan, building on already established end user interest with existing offtake agreements already in place with British Airways. The project plant installed at the source of where the waste arises in BIGA Energie at Hohenstein (Germany) will produce 1,200 ton of jet fuel from 3,482 tonnes of dried organic waste and 1,153 tonnes of waste vegetable oil per year. A subsequent scale-up first commercial plant would be constructed immediately after the project end to produce 25,000 tonnes per year of aviation fuel. The FlexJet project consortium has undoubtedly bought together the leading researchers, industrial technology providers including airline off takers and renewable energy experts from across Europe, in a combined, committed and dedicated research effort to deliver the overarching ambition. Building and extending from previous framework funding this project is designed to set the benchmark for future sustainable aviation fuel development and growth within Europe and will provide a real example to the rest of the world of how sustainable aviation biofuels can be produced at both large and decentralised scales economically whilst simultaneously addressing social and environmental needs.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-IA

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 384 934,04
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham

Participants (17)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 469 685,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 385 125,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STERLING POWER LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 232 259,13
SME

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

Yes
Address
45 Denham Road Acocks Green
B27 6JF Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 540,10
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
 
WRG EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 227 543,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
3 Southernhay West Haines Watts Exeter Llp
EX1 1JG Exeter Devon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 97 518,75
Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
 
GREEN FUELS RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 3 498 341,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Lake End 39 Charlton Close
GL53 8DH Cheltenham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 791 744,00
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
 
HYGEAR BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 186 026,84
SME

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

Yes
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 79 725,79
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.

HYGEAR HYDROGEN PLANT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 74 712,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73 Eb01
6802 EG Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 32 019,75
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
 
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.

HYGEAR OPERATIONS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 359 910,17
SME

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

Yes
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 154 247,21
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
 
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.

HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 21 346,50
SME

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

Yes
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 148,50
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
 
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.

HyGear Fuel Cell Systems B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 138 752,25
SME

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

Yes
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6802 EG Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 59 465,25
BIGA ENERGIE GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 161 884,70
Address
Erwin Rommel Strasse 25
72829 Engstingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 379,16
Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Reutlingen
 
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 198 625,00
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
€ 85 125,00
SKYNRG BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 339 828,13
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
€ 145 640,62
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
 
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 189 375,00
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUSTEEN TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 316 620,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
An Der Maxhuette 1
92237 Sulzbach Rosenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 694,29
Region
Bayern Oberpfalz Amberg-Sulzbach
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 276 410,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
SORMEC SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 538 353,25
Address
Contrada Sasi-area Artigianale 22/2
91011 Alcamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 659 294,25