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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 763909.


Project Lifetime: 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2022.


Coordinator: DIFFER.





The main goal of the 4,5-year project is the safe and cost efficient production of sustainable aircraft grade Kerosene from water and air powered by renewable electricity using the novel KEROGREEN conversion route. To achieve this goal the following objectives have been set by the partners:

  • Achievement of an efficient, high yield plasma dissociation of CO2 into CO and O2
  • Development of solid oxide electrolyte cells with perovskite electrodes for O2 gas separation
  • Kerosene synthesis via water gas shift (WGS) and advanced Fischer-Tropsch (FT)
  • System and heat integration of the plasmolysis reactor, the oxygen separator and the WGS-FT-Hydrocracking kerosene synthesis units
  • Demonstration of an integrated system for the first time
  • Produce a container sized unit producing 0.1 kg/hr of kerosene
  • CO production yield of 0.2 kg/kWh, OPEX 0.5 €/kg, lowered by thermal system integration and increased productivity
  • Sustainability assessment comprising material flow based environmental and economic life cycle analyses and acceptability assessment
  • Clarification of safety issues


The major impacts of the project outcomes will be:

  • Sustainable aviation by an overall CO2 neutral fuel cycle and by reduction of air pollutant emission of sulphur, NOx and soot – hence the project will contribute to meet future aviation air pollution standards and EU-and UN CO2 emission targets, including targets set by the UN ICAO
  • Large scale (EJ) and long term (inter-annual) energy storage security
  • Reduction of overall costs by using existing and inexpensive infrastructures and no more imported fossil fuels 
  • European leadership in the aviation sector