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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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)

AIRBUS
France
EU contribution
€ 75 432,07
Address
2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Picot (Mr.)
ASOCIATIA CENTRUL DE BIOTECHNOLOGIIMICROBIENE - BIOTEHGEN
Romania
EU contribution
€ 224 034,56
Address
Bd Marasti 59 Corp A Ap Cam 5
011464 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florentina Matei (Dr.)
COMPANIA LOGISTICA DE HIDROCARBUROS CLH SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 525,92
Address
Calle Titan 13
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Felix Gómez Cuenca (Mr.)
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 306 244,24
Address
2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Posner (Mr.)
AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 357,05
Address
Wellington House 125 130 Strand
WC2R 0AP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Nash (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 103 187,39
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans B. Püttgen (Dr.)
EMBRAER SA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 135 760,32
Address
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima 2170
12227 901 Sao Jose Dos Campos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Pugliese (Mr.)
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 496 712,87
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simon Christie (Dr.)
NESTE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 317 425,85
Address
Keilaranta 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Salahetdin
SKYNRG BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 093 691,42
Address
Paradijsplein 1
1093 NJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Dijk (Mr.)
CAMELINA COMPANY ESPANA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 873 206,51
Address
Calle Via Limite 7
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Borja Alonso De Linaje Pérez (Mr.)
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E LA DIMOSTRAZIONE SULLE ENERGIE RINNOVABILI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 072,01
Address
Viale Kennedy 182
50038 Scarperia E San Piero
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Chiaramonti (Dr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 32 356,12
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thierry Picot (Mr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 116 565,84
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Masters (Mr.)
NESTE RENEWABLE FUELS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 814 622,37
Address
Keilaranta 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Salahetdin