Current Innovation Projects

Here you will find the current feedstock-technology Innovation projects in which SkyNRG is involved at the moment.

Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Chain and Flight Operations (RENJET 3) – Europe – 2019

Partner: SkyNRG

Description: Renjet 3 is the continuation of Renjet 2.0 (2017-2018). The FEED phase of the DSL-01 unit got financed through the work done under Renjet 2.0 (Round A: 10M Euro raised). Renjet 3 will work towards raising the Round B investments for the DSL-01 unit (i.e. 250M Euro).

Bio4A  – Europe – 2018 – 2022

Partners: Renewable Energy Consortium for Research and Demonstration, Total Raffinage Chimie, SkyNRG, Fundación CENER-CIEMAT, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Camelina Company, JRC Joint Research Centre

Description: BIO4A is a Horizon 2020 project that will scale up the industrial production and the market uptake of SAF, made from residual lipids. The project will enable the large-scale pre-commercial production of ASTM-certified sustainable aviation fuel in the EU.

https://www.bio4a.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 789562.


FlexJET  Europe – 2018 – 2021

Partners: University of Birmingham, Sheffield University, WRG Europe, Green Fuels Research, University of Bologna, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Fraunhofer Umsicht, Susteen Technologies, BIGA Energie, Hygear, SkyNRG, LEITAT

Description: FlexJET is a Horizon 2020 project that uses a diverse range of organic waste feedstocks for SAF production. The process offers better economics and improved overall sustainability by processing waste feedstocks near the source and at a scale that matches waste availability. The project provides clear technical and economic validation, by building a demonstration plant at pre-commercial scale to deliver high quality SAF.

http://www.flexjetproject.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 792216.

REWOFUEL  Europe – 2018 – 2021

Partners: Global Bioenergies, Graanul Invest, SEKAB, Neste Engineering Solutions, Johannes Kepler University Linz, IPSB, TechnipFMC, Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe, SkyNRG, Peab Asfalt, Repsol

Description: REWOFUEL is a Horizon 2020 project, with the goal to demonstrate the transformation of residual soft-wood into hydrolysate (RWH), conversion of RWH into bio-Isobutene (bio-IBN) by fermentation and further conversion to biofuels.

http://www.rewofuel.eu/

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 792104.

Waste to Wing South Africa– 2018 – 2021

Partners: Fetola Foundation, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and SkyNRG, with funding by Switch Africa Green.

Description: Waste to Wing is a Horizon 2020 project. A first in Africa, the Waste to Wing project aims to prove the feasibility of a waste-based Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) industry in South Africa.

Website project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Switch Africa Green Programme.

Assessment of likely Technology Maturation Pathways (ATM) – (CANADA) 2016 – 2018

Partners:NORAM, The University of British Columbia, The Boeing Company, SkyNRG, Bombardier, WESTJET, CANMET and PNNL

Description: ATM focused on establishing a wider knowledge base on the technical upgrading of wood residue based bio-oils towards SAF. The project is structured in three phases.

  • First, three different bio-oils are sourced. The bio-oils are produced with three different technologies: fast pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction. The feedstocks are each analysed on their elemental content and characteristics.
  • Two independent research organisations (CANMET and PNNL) will then hydrotreat the three feedstock samples with their own respective technologies and methods.
  • The gathered information will be combined with LCA and Techno-Economic analysis to determine the optimal characteristics needed from both a feedstock and technology point of view to create an ideal, wood residue based, Canadian SAF supply chain.

Website ATM

The project was funded as part of the GARDN program in Canada.

BioJet Fuel – Europe

Partners: Wageningen University, Albemarle, Fraunhofer Ummsicht, Lamb Weston/Meijer, Paques, Pervatech, Progression Industry, Utrecht University

Description: REWOFUEL is a Horizon 2020 project, with the goal to demonstrate the transformation of residual soft-wood into hydrolysate (RWH), conversion of RWH into bio-Isobutene (bio-IBN) by fermentation and further conversion to biofuels.

Flying on Forest residues in Småland – Sweden 2018 – 2020

Partners: Wageningen University, Albemarle, Fraunhofer Ummsicht, Lamb Weston/Meijer, Paques, Pervatech, Progression Industry, Utrecht University

Description: REWOFUEL is a Horizon 2020 project, with the goal to demonstrate the transformation of residual soft-wood into hydrolysate (RWH), conversion of RWH into bio-Isobutene (bio-IBN) by fermentation and further conversion to biofuels.

https://www.ri.se/en/what-we-do/projects/flying-forest-residues-smaland-ffs

Validation and demonstration of forest based bio jet fuel – Sweden – 2018 – 2019

Partners: Luleå University of Technology, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, SkyNRG, INERATEC, SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK | ARVOS, Smurfit Kappa, Sveaskog, Svebio, SAS, BRA, Fly Green Fund

Description: The aim of the “Validation and demonstration of forest based bio jet fuel” project is the construction of a demonstration plant that will produce SAF from black liquor, a residue from the kraft pulping process. The ongoing work in the current step includes the engineering of the plant, developing the business case, and setting up the downstream supply chain.

Swedish Biofuels – Biological Fully Synthetic Jet Fuel (BFSJ)

Partners: 4Tech, Lufthansa, Remeksi Keskus, SCA and Swedish Biofuels and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Description: To design, construct, and operate a demonstration facility for the production of SAF derived from sustainable feedstock such as woody biomass, municipal waste, bio ethanol or syngas.

Forestry to jet project – Sweden

Partners: COWI, Fly Green Fund, SEKAB and Swedavia

Description: The overarching goal of the project is to assess the feasibility and sustainability of a Swedish supply chain converting forestry residues into SAF using, amongst others, SEKAB’s cellulosic sugar/ethanol platform.

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Oskar Meijerink

Project Lead – Future Fuels