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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!


09-28-2015
SOLAR-JET will attend the AERODAYS 2015 in London on October 20-23!

The SOLAR-JET Project will attend the AERDODAYS 2015 in London on October 20-23. ETH Z├╝rich 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).

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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
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Download here the full English version of the SOLAR-JET press release (PDF File).

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Picture taken at the ETH Zurich laboratory showing the front plate of the solar reactor in operation.

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SOLAR-JET Project Consortium during the 4th Project General Assembly in December 2013 at DLR Stuttgart (DE).

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The SOLAR-JET Project Consortium at the Kick-off Meeting in July 2011 at BHL in Munich (DE) with Daniel Chiron and Christiane Bruynooghe from the European Commission.

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Picture taken at SHELL (Amsterdam) in April 2014 showing the SOLAR-JET end products obtained by processing the synthesis gas produced at ETH through the Fischer-Tropsch unit at SHELL and by hydrocracking:

  • The largest bottle "Heavy product ETH-gas" contains a white solid. This is the wax produced in the Fischer-Tropsch reaction.
  • The second largest bottle "Light product ETH-gas" contains the liquid product obtained in the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. This product is mainly water. There are two phases; the water phase below and a thin layer of (liquid) hydrocarbons floating on the water. A part of this liquid hydrocarbon phase would boil in the kerosene range.
  • The small bottle contains the hydrocracked product. This product has been produced by hydrocracking a small fraction of the solid wax.

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Picture taken at SHELL (Amsterdam) in April 2014, showing the wax produced in the Fischer-Tropsch reaction from the synthesis gas produced at ETH Zurich.

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Picture taken at SHELL (Amsterdam) in April 2014, showing the liquid product obtained in the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. There are two phaese and this contains mainly water (below phase) and liquid hydrocarbons (thin layer floating on the top).

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Picture taken at SHELL (Amsterdam) in April 2014, showing the hydrocracked product obtained by hydrocracking a small fraction (7%) of the solid wax.

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This picture taken in at the ETH Zurich laboratory shows the solar reactor in operation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Aldo Steinfeld and Dr. Philipp Furler.

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