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  • Project Description

    To reach the European aim of 75 % renewable energy by 2050, the sun-to-liquid project focusses on desiging, fabricating, and experimentally validating a large-scale, complete solar fuel production plant. Currently, virtually all renewable hydrocarbon fuels originate from biomass. Here, the whole production chain from sunlight, H2O and CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels will be integrated for the first time. Three sub-systems will be realized: 1) A high-flux solar concentrating subsystem, 2) A 50 kW solar thermochemical reactor subsystem, 3) A gas-to-liquid conversion subsystem.

    Poroject Lead: Bauhaus Luftfahrt EV

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Germany

    City/Town: Taufkirchen

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2016-01-01 - 2019-12-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 6150031.25 €

    Funding source: 72% H2020

  • Websites

  • Technological Information


    - Technology Infractructure (CCU)

    - Techno-economic analysis

    - Risk assessment

    - Environmental assessment

    - Complete value chain demonstration

    - CCU (Power-to-X)

    CO2 Source: N.A.

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Thermal conversion

    - Photochemical conversion

    - Chemical conversion

    End TRL: 6

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    Specific Product(s): Syngas, which is later processed to hydrocarbons

  • Partners

    - ARTTIC

    - Abengoa

    - HYGEAR

    - IMDEA energy

    - DLR (Deutsches zentrum für Luft- and Raumfahrt)

    - ETH Zürich

    - Bauhaus Luftfahrt