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 www.sun-to-liquid.eu for all important information.
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 from 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).
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. forms part of the Projects & Technology Group in Shell. Projects & technology is one of the 3 businesses within Shell: i. Upstream searches for and recovers crude oil and natural gas. ii. Downstream refines, supplies, trades and ships crude worldwide, manufactures and markets a range of products, and produces petrochemicals for industrial customers. iii. Projects & Technology manages delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives the research and innovation to create technology solutions. The project and technology organisation provides technical services and technology capability in upstream and downstream activities. It manages the delivery of major projects and helps to improve performance across the company. It delivers differentiated technical information technology for Shell and drive research and innovation to create tomorrow’s technology solutions.
With its expertise in fuel economy and distribution, SHELL will conduct a techno-economic assessment of future energy technologies and evaluate energy yields and scalability of integrated systems.
Prof. Dr. Hans Geerlings
Dr. Joanna Bauldreay - Aviation Fuel Development Manager