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).

FLITE  – Europe – 2020 – 2024

Partners: Lanzatech, SkyNRG, E4Tech, Fraunhofer, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).  

DescriptionThe FLITE consortium, led by SkyNRG and with LanzaTech as the technology provider and plant developer, will build the EU first-of-its-kind LanzaJetTMAlcohol to Jet (AtJ) facility. The facility will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of over 30,000 tons/yr. The project received €20 million in grant funding from the EU H2020 program and is a major milestone on the path to a net-zero emission for the aviation industry.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857839. 

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.

Synkero  – Amsterdam – 2019 onwards

Partners: Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Royal Dutch Airline KLM and Schiphol Group

DescriptionSkyNRG supports the development of a synthetic kerosene facilty in The Netherlands. An intensive preparation period with key stakeholders in the supply chain resulted in the initiation of Synkero. A start-up company that will focus on the development of a commercial synthetic kerosene facility in Amsterdam.

Website

Press release

Zenid  – Rotterdam – 2019 onwards

Partners:  EDL, Climeworks, Sunfire, Ineratec, SkyNRG, Uniper, RIA/RTHA and Urban Crossovers

DescriptionIn 2019, Royal Schiphol Group financed a study to investigate the feasibility of a demonstration plant able to produce SAF from air, water and renewable electricity. SAF made from air via direct air capture (DAC) offers a carbon-neutral solution for aviation and contributes to the net zero targets in the aviation industry. Zenid is now taking a next step with the support of these technology partners.

Website

Press release

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. 

Website project

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.

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.

TAKE-OFF  – Europe – 2021 – 2024

Partners:  TNO, SkyNRG, RWE, CNRS, Asahi Kasei Europe, Mitsubishi Power Europe, SDU university Denmark, FEV, CO2 Value Europe, RWTH Aachen University

DescriptionThe TAKE-OFF technology is based on the conversion of CO2 and green hydrogen to SAF via methanol/DME to ethylene/propylene intermediates. The consortium sets out to deliver a highly innovative process that produces SAF at lower costs, higher energy efficiency, and higher carbon efficiency to a crude jet fuel product compared to Fischer-Tropsch routes.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101006799.

HIGFLY  – Europe – 2021 – 2024

Partners:  TU/e, TNO, Fraunhofer, SkyNRG, CSIC, Ifeu, Johnson Matthey, Boeing, Kneia

DescriptionHIGFLY is a highly ambitious project striving for technological developments in a new concept for the production of sustainable aviation fuel at TRL3-4. HIGFLY relies on novel reactor technologies, advanced catalytic materials, and sustainable solvents to bring forward innovation and consists of the following research steps: (1) synthesis of precursors via novel HiGeeReactor (2) purification via deep-eutectic solvent-supported liquid membrane (3) condensation and hydrodeoxygenation of jet fuel precursors.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101006618. 

LowCarbFuel– Denmark – 2020 – 2024

Partners: Aalborg University, Steeper Energy, Dansk Shell, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Alfa Laval, Møller-Mærsk, GreenFuelHub, SkyNRG, Aalborg Lufhavn, Billlund Lufthavn, Aarhus Airport, DCC & Shell Aviation Denmark, Port of Aalborg Logistics, Port of Aarhus, COWI and Energy Cluster Denmark.

DescriptionHydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) can convert a wide range of sustainable feedstocks to i.a. SAF and marine fuels. However, whereas the HTL part of the process is relatively well established, the upgrading of the crude bio-oil to marketable transportation is largely lacking. The LowCarbFuels project aims to deliver a go-to-market strategy for the initial deployment and scale-up of HTL-derived SAF and marine fuels. Results will include the design of optimal upgrading pathways for jet and marine fuels, as well as novel catalytic and fractionation approaches to reducing production costs.

This project is funded as part of the Innovation Fund Denmark under grant no 0177-00103B

Oskar Meijerink

Senior Project Lead