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Initiative Towards sustAinable Kerosene for Aviation

Objective

ITAKA project is expected to support the development of aviation biofuels in an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable manner, improving the readiness of existing technology and infrastructures. This will be achieved through the first of its kind collaborative project in the EU, that will develop a full value-chain in Europe to produce sustainable drop-in Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids at large scale enough (4,000 t) to allow testing its use in existing logistic systems and in normal flight operations in the EU.
ITAKA will link supply and demand by establishing a relationship under specific conditions between feedstock grower, biofuel producer, distributor and final user (airlines).
Sustainability, competitiveness and technology assessments will be carried out, studying economic, social and regulatory implications of large-scale use. The generated knowledge will aim to identify and address barriers to innovation and commercial deployment.
In order to achieve this in the most efficient way ITAKA will target camelina oil as the best possible sustainable feedstock that can be produced timely at enough quantity within Europe. Used cooking oil (UCO) will also be considered as an alternative feedstock. The bio fuel sustainability will be assessed against the RSB EU RED Standard.
Beyond this technological and research objectives, ITAKA is also willing to contribute to the achievement of a further EU objective: the need to coordinate efforts and complementarities among European Initiatives on sustainable aviation fuels, as highlighted during the Flight Path definition and identified in SWAFEA recommendations: “Setting up a knowledge and test capability network within the EU to provide an EU based fuel evaluation capability”. ITAKA has been built aiming to engage key stakeholders and to make a first significant step in the establishment of such a European network.
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Coordinator

SERVICIOS Y ESTUDIOS PARA LA NAVEGACION AEREA Y LA SEGURIDAD AEURONAUTICA SA

Address

Avenida De La Hispanidad 12
28042 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 427 888,86

Administrative Contact

Inmaculada Gomez Jimenez (Ms.)

Participants (15)

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AIRBUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 432,07

ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE BIOTECHNOLOGIIMICROBIENE - BIOTEHGEN

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 224 034,56

COMPANIA LOGISTICA DE HIDROCARBUROS CLH SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 525,92

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 306 244,24

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 86 357,05

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 103 187,39

EMBRAER SA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 135 760,32

THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 496 712,87

NESTE OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 317 425,85

SKYENERGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 093 691,42

CAMELINA COMPANY ESPANA S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 3 873 206,51

CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 229 072,01

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 32 356,12

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 116 565,84

NESTE RENEWABLE FUELS OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 814 622,37

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308807

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 955 672,35

  • EU contribution

    € 9 378 083,40

Coordinated by:

SERVICIOS Y ESTUDIOS PARA LA NAVEGACION AEREA Y LA SEGURIDAD AEURONAUTICA SA

Spain

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