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  • Project Description

    Optimized algae for the sustainable production of fuel for the aviation. Algae breeding technologies are developed and the genetic diversity of algae is used to improve production performance in different photobioreactor designs with the help of targeted modification (1) and directed evolution (2). The provision of fundamentals (OptimAL) is linked to sustainable production and conversion to the industrial production of biokerosene (AUFWIND). OptimAL focuses on developing innovative ways in the essential first step, the optimized production of algae biomass. AUFWIND evaluates the entire chain from algae biomass production to kerosene v.a. based on today's systems.

    Poroject Lead: Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Germany

    City/Town: Jülich

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2014-01-02 - 2017-08-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 1300000.0 €

    Funding source: N.A.

  • Technological Information


    - Technology Infractructure (CCU)

    - Research (CCU)

    - Life cycle assessment (LCA)

    CO2 Source: Not specified (CO2 from highly concentrated sources of CO2 near generation without (temporary) release to the atmosphere)

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Biological conversion

    End TRL: 4

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): kerosine

  • Partners

    - Helmholtz