Meet the consortium
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the project coordinator of HIGFLY and the leader of several work-packages: WP1 on project management, WP2 on the synthesis of furfural and bio-oxygenates, and WP7 on ethics requirements. TU/e is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology, and aims at giving significant impetus to the knowledge-intensive industries through excellence in research and education. The TU/e HIGFLY partner are researchers from the Sustainable Process Engineering Group at TU/e, who focus on the development of new reactor and separation technologies for a more efficient, environmentally friendly and circular production of chemicals and fuels. During the HIGFLY project, TU/e is responsible for the development of structured and HiGee reactors, and the development of DES supported membranes.
TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. TNO conducts independent and internationally leading research and technology development for the conversion of biomass into green energy and raw materials. As WP3 leader in HIGFLY, the role of TNO is to develop credible catalytic routes in its newly established sustainable fuel lab, which allows for developing processes under realistic conditions as well as producing relevant amounts of fuel under simulated industrial conditions. Furthermore, TNO actively contributes to the selection and assessment of biorefinery streams and the techno-economic evaluation of the HIGFLY concept covered in WP5.
SkyNRG, pioneer and global market leader for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) was founded in 2009 to build the market for SAF and has supplied over 35 airlines on all continents since then. Within the project, SkyNRG will lead the evaluation of the jet fuel quality in conformity with specifications and requirements of the aviation sector.
The Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public multidisciplinary research organization in Spain with more than 100 research centers. CSIC (through the Instituto de Tecnología Química, ITQ) will lead WP4 and contribute to WP2 as task leader, focusing on the development, preparation and testing at lab scale of new heterogeneous catalysts and the valorization of light oxygenates.
The IFEU - Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg has an extensive expertise in areas such as waste management, renewable energies and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), as well as food and biobased systems. Their contribution in WP5 will be to assess the Environmental and Social impact of the project.
KNEIA is a Spanish SME that provides assessment services on innovation management, dissemination and communication strategies. Kneia is leader of WP6 and will have overall responsibility for the dissemination related activities, including the generation of the project's business strategy.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth. Boeing has set an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Within the HIGFLY project, Boeing will provide input for the suitability (certification) and sustainability of the new fuel. Other contributions include dissemination and exploitation of work package activities, input on market potential and supply-chain issues.