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Reference Number EP/N009924/1
Title Low carbon jet fuel through integration of novel technologies for co-valorisation of CO2 and biomass
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 50%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer
No email address given
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2016
End Date 30 April 2021
Duration 64 months
Total Grant Value £1,800,518
Industrial Sectors Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region Scotland
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (99.989%)
  Other Investigator Professor P Edwards , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr J (John ) Andresen , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr J Xuan , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr H Wang , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr AF Lee , Chemistry, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr DG Wright , Business School, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr J Scott , Business School, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr M I Piecyk , Sch of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr B Xu , Sch of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr P K Greening , Sch of Management and Languages, Heriot-Watt University (0.001%)
Dr J Ouenniche , Business Schoo, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Centre for Process Innovation - CPI (0.000%)
Project Contact , China Huaneng Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Future Blends Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lu'an Ltd, China (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Low-carbon aviation fuels must be developed to help the UK to transition to a low carbon future, whilst meeting security of energy supply. This multidisciplinary proposal unites leading engineers and scientists from the Universities of Heriot-Watt, Aston, Oxford and University of Edinburgh to realise our vision of production of low carbon jet fuels through the integration of novel technologies for co-valorisation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass. Our project aims to produce low carbon synthetic aviation jet fuel using renewable energy from waste agricultural and forestry biomass and captured CO2. An integrated chemistry (bottom-up method to develop novel catalysts and electrodes) and engineering (top-down method to tailor heat and mass transport parameters influencing reaction conditions) approach will be implemented towards high selective and efficient jet fuel production. Process integration and life cycle analysis will be performed by incorporating the newly developed process into a greater domain (e.g. various options of carbon sources), and to investigate the social/political/economic valuation of the biomass and CO2 to jet fuel value added chain
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