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12-31-2015
Follow-up H2020 Project SUN-to-LIQUID kicked-off
Follow-up H2020 Project SUN-to-LIQUID kicked-off

The follow-up H2020 project SUN-to-LIQUID has been kicked off on 1st January 2017. Please visit www.sun-to-liquid.eu to learn more about the project and the partners behind.

11-29-2015
SOLAR-JET receives 1st aireg Award

SOLAR-JET receives 1st aireg Award for producing the first solar kerosene that can easily be used as fuel for aviation!


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Project Infos

Project name:
Solar chemical reactor demonstration and Optimization for Long-term Availability of Renewable JET fuel(SOLAR-JET)
Project Reference:
FP7-285098
Contract Type:
Small or medium-scale focused research project
Start Date:
2011-06-01
End Date:
2015-05-31
Duration:
48 months
3.12 million euro
Project Funding:
2.17 million euro
Project Status:
Execution
Coordinator:
Dr. Andreas Sizmann
Organisation:
Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.
Address:
Lyonel-Feininger-Straße 28, D-80807 München
Country:
Germany
E-mail:
andreas.sizmann at bauhaus-luftfahrt.net
More details

Workplan outline

In order to achieve the objectives of SOLAR-JET the work is organised in 4 technical work packages. An additional work package is dedicated to the management of the project (WP5) and the dissemination as well as exploitation of the results is organised in WP6.

 

Work plan solar-jet fp7
Technological Potential (WP 1)

  • Assessment of the technological potential of solar kerosene.

Prototype Reactor and Experimental Demonstration (WP2)

  • Comprehensive solar chemical reactor modeling that couples heat and mass transfer to the chemical reactions for the optimization of the reactor geometry and estimation of the scale-up potential.
  • Optimized solar chemical reactor design for syngas production.
  • Testing in a solar simulator facility with a light source similar to the solar spectrum that affords experimentation under precisely-controlled, reproducible conditions.

Fuel Synthesis and Analysis (WP3)

  • Production of kerosene from water, carbon-dioxide and simulated concentration solar radiation
  • Analysis of produced syngas

Impact and Perspectives (WP 4)

  • Identification of further technology requirements and an initial assessment of the economic potential.

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