Country

Finland

Date

19/12/2012

Entity

Neste Oil

Product

Oleaginous hydroprocessing

Category

Demonstration

Summary

Neste Oil to produce renewable aviation fuel as part of the EU-funded ITAKA project

Neste Oil will produce a total of 4,000 tons of NExBTL renewable aviation fuel as part of the ITAKA (Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation) project, which has been initiated last November to support the commercialization and use of renewable aviation fuel in Europe. The fuel, processed primarily from sustainably produced Spanish camelina oil, and possibly also used cooking oil, will be certified in accordance with the European Commission-approved RSB certification system.
Rather than aiming for any commercial gain from the project, the members of the consortium will focus on building up common research and test data on the use of renewable aviation fuel, in areas such as logistics and the practical issues related to fueling associated with scheduled flights in Europe.
The 36-month ITAKA project has been granted approx. EUR 10 million of funding under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development. In addition to Neste Oil, the consortium is made up of Airbus, BIOTEHGEN, Camelina Company Espanã, CLH, EADS IW, Embraer, EPFL, MMU, SENASA, RE-CORD, and SkyNRG. Neste Oil’s role in the consortium will be to produce the renewable fuel used in the project.
 

 

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Created at 19/12/2012 1:38 PM by NOVELLI, Philippe
Last modified at 21/12/2012 8:54 AM by NOVELLI, Philippe