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Production of Sustainable aircraft grade Kerosene from water and air powered by Renewable Electricity, through the splitting of CO2, syngas formation and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis

Objective

KEROGREEN offers a novel conversion route to sustainable aviation fuel synthesised from H2O and CO2 powered by renewable electricity. Because the sustainable kerosene emits less soot and no sulphur, it meets future aviation air pollution standards. The conversion is based on plasma driven CO2 dissociation, solid oxide membranes and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis of kerosene. Synergy between plasma activated species and novel perovskite electrodes of the oxygen separator are expected to raise CO productivity and energy efficiency. CO2 emitted upon fuel usage is recirculated as feedstock to the process by direct air capture. The technology is modular, scalable and relies on inexpensive existing infrastructure for storage, transport and distribution. In this project the technology readiness level is raised from TRL 3 to 4 by novel system integration into a container sized unit producing 0.1kg/hr kerosene. Projected cost at this stage of development are estimated at +50% of fossil kerosene. Market entrance will be facilitated by ETS, airline CO2 compensation fund and ICAO regulation. The intermediate CO product is a valuable gas by itself. On-site production offers inherent safety. Safety issues and sustainability of KEROGREEN, including environmental impact, cost and acceptability will be analysed. By dynamically converting surplus renewable electricity in carbon neutral liquid fuel, vast energy storage capacity opens up to the electricity system, providing flexibility and allowing increased penetration of renewable electricity. The KEROGREEN Power-to-X technology is generic as it couples the electricity sector to the oil, gas and chemical sector, with the powerful potential to reduce the overall EU CO2 emission budget, increase energy security and conserve fossil fuel. Compact sized KEROGREEN equipment close coupled to an off-shore wind turbine or a remote solar array produces carbon neutral liquid fuel on site, with no need for expensive electricity infrastructure.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 481 340,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 092 010,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 484 715,00
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CERAMIC POWDER TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 350 381,25
Address
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HYGEAR BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 489 185,00
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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
€ 101 137,50
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6802 EG Arnhem

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
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
€ 53 940,00
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INERATEC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 899 250,00
Address
Siemensallee 84
76187 Karlsruhe

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00