The SOLAR-JET project has explored solar-thermochemical redox cycles from 2011 to 2015, within this period the consortium has produced the world's first sample of solar thermochemical kerosene. The project website is now inactive and will not be updated.

Please visit the website of the successor project SUN-to-LIQUID for all important information.


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Project Infos

Project name:
Solar chemical reactor demonstration and Optimization for Long-term Availability of Renewable JET fuel(SOLAR-JET)
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Contract Type:
Small or medium-scale focused research project
Start Date:
End Date:
48 months
3.12 million euro
Project Funding:
2.17 million euro
Project Status:
Dr. Andreas Sizmann
Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.
Lyonel-Feininger-Straße 28, D-80807 München
andreas.sizmann at
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The SOLAR-JET consortium has been created to meet the committed project objectives with the highest efficiency. The Consortium gathers industrial and scientific complementary competencies fromĀ four European countries. The partners combine their special expertise in solar energy conversion (ETH), fuel synthesis and fuel economics (SHELL), fuel combustion and high-temperature chemistry (DLR), future technology assessment, future socio-economic development analysis (BHL) and project management (ART).

Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Bauhaus Luftfahrt

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Organizational Activities

Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a public research institution funded by the four aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as grants of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. The team of around 50 employees deals with the future of mobility in general and with the future of air travel in particular. The goal of the research work is to consider the complex system of aviation from different points of view. In every project, the technical, economic, social and ecological aspects are considered holistically.

Role in SOLAR-JET Project

BHL coordinates the SOLAR-JET project and is consequently assigned to WP5 and WP6. BHL will conduct future technology assessment and future socio-economic development analysis of alternative fuels in aviation. BHL provides the assessment framework, performs the technological potential analysis, establishes the comparative evaluation with biofuels and perform the solar fuel substitution potential calculation.

Key Personnel

Dr. Andreas Sizmann - Head of Future Technologies and Ecology of Aviation

Dr. Valentin Batteiger - Energy Technologies

Christoph Falter - Doctoral student

Oliver Boegler - Doctoral Student

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