SOLAR-JET receives 1st aireg Award for producing the first solar kerosene that can easily be used as fuel for aviation!
The SOLAR-JET Project will attend the AERDODAYS 2015 in London on October 20-23. ETH Zürich solar reactor will be exhibited on stand 5-12 on the fith floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The Project Coordinator, Dr. Andreas Sizmann (BHL), will be happy to welcome you there and present the project achievements. He will also give a presentation on "Progress and Perspectives of Solar Fuels" during the Parallel Session on Tuesday, 20 October starting at 13:50 (UK time).
The aim of the SOLAR-JET project is to demonstrate a carbon-neutral path for producing aviation fuel, compatible with current infrastructure, in an economically viable way.
The SOLAR-JET project will demonstrate on a laboratory-scale a process that combines concentrated sunlight with CO2 captured from air and H2O to produce kerosene by coupling a two-step solar thermochemical cycle based on non-stoichiometric ceria redox reactions with the Fischer-Tropsch process. This process provides a secure, sustainable and scalable supply of renewable aviation fuel, and early adoption will provide European aviation industries with a competitive advantage in the global market.
The collaborators within SOLAR-JET combine all necessary competencies for the realization of project objectives, including:
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The outcomes of SOLAR-JET would propel Europe to the forefront in efforts to produce renewable, aviation fuels with a first-ever demonstration of kerosene produced directly from concentrated solar energy. The fuel is expected to overcome known sustainability and/or scalability limitations of coal/gas-to-liquid,bio-to-liquid and other drop-in biofuels while avoiding the inherent restrictions associated with other alternative fuels, such as hydrogen, that require major changes in aircraft design and infrastructure. The process demonstrated in SOLAR-JET eliminates logistical requirements associated with the biomass processing chain and results in much cleaner kerosene and represents a significant step forward in the production of renewable aviation fuels.