Flexjet project, sustainable jet fuel from flexible waste biomass

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  • A. Apfelbacher
  • T. Hornung
  • M. Hofmann
  • J. Hygate
  • P. Hilditch
  • S. Lima
  • D. Lieftink
  • S. Capaccioli
  • A. Grassi
  • A. Contin
  • S. Righi
  • D. Marazza
  • M. Quaranta
  • L. Vogli
  • S. Macrelli
  • C. Lewis
  • M. Valk
  • C. Tuck
  • M. Langley
  • T. Ott
  • M. Winkel
  • J. Bastos

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
  • Susteen Technologies
  • Green Fuels Research
  • HyGear Technology and Services BV
  • ETA
  • Università di Bologna
  • University of Sheffield
  • SkyNRG
  • WRG
  • Biga Energie
  • Leitat – Technological Center


FlexJET project will build a pre-commercial demonstration plant for the production of advanced sustainable aviation biofuel (SAF) from waste vegetable oil and organic solid waste biomass, successfully demonstrating the “Sustainable Aviation through Biofuel Refining” (SABR) process for the refining biodiesel from organic waste oils combined with Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR®) combined with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA)) to produce SAF, a fully equivalent jet fuel blend (in compliant with ASTM D7566 Standards). This project will deliver respective environmental and social sustainability mapping of SAF production and it will validate its a comprehensive exploitation. The consortium brings together some of the most renowned scientific departments, applied research institutions, key industrial companies in the renewable energy sector, particularly in terms of bioenergy studies and the development of relevant projects in Europe. Partners are from 5 different European countries. From 2018 until 2022, this conjoined effort will make use of the precious assistance of respected industry experts to advise and guide the project.

Bibliographic note

Publisher Copyright: © 2019 ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1064-1068
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 May 201930 May 2019


  • Biofuel, Green hydrogen, Hydrodeoxygenation, Organic waste, Pressure swing adsorption, Synthetic fuel, Thermo-Catalytic Reforming, Transesterification, Vegetable oil