The HyFlexFuel Consortium
Bauhaus Luftfahrt (project coordinator)
Bauhaus Luftfahrt is an interdisciplinary research institution funded by the four aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as grants of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. The team of around 50 employees deals with the future of mobility in general and with the future of air travel in particular. The goal of the research work is to consider the complex system of aviation from different points of view. In every project, the technical, economic, social and ecological aspects are considered holistically. www.bauhaus-luftfahrt.net
Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and covers the entire research spectrum from fundamental research towards applied and strategic research plus research-based advice to authorities. Aarhus University has about 38,000 students, (including 1,800 PhD students and almost 700 postdoctoral scholars) and about 8,000 employees. The university has strong international connections, and one out of four PhD students are international.
Aalborg University was founded in 1974 as Aalborg Universitetscenter (AUC – 1974-1994) with a student population of only 1,600, which has grown to almost 20,000 in 2020, including more than 3,000 international students. Almost 50% of the students are within engineering and natural sciences. In 2020, there were just under 1,000 PhD students enrolled in the Aalborg University doctoral programmes. Aalborg University is a campus-based university, with main campus in Aalborg and satellite campuses in Esbjerg (major off-shore city in Denmark) and Copenhagen.
At Times Higher Education, Aalborg University is ranked no. 207 in the overall World University Ranking, and no. 23 in Top 100 under the age of 50. In THE Impact Ranking, Aalborg University is ranked as no. 6 in the world, and as the worlds best university at SDG 4: Quality Education, and no. 2 at SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Finally, Aalborg University (AAU) is the best university in Europe in engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report's recently published "Best Global Universities 2021”.
Paul Scherrer Institut
The Paul Scherrer Institute is the largest research facility for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland and conducts cutting-edge research in three main areas: matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. The Paul Scherrer Institute develops, builds and operates complex large research facilities, which are used by more than 2500 scientists from Switzerland and around the world every year to carry out experiments that are not possible anywhere else. The Paul Scherrer Institute is committed to the training of future generations. About one quarter of our staff are apprentices, post-graduates or post-docs. The Paul Scherrer Institute employs 2100 people. It is primarily financed by the Swiss Confederation as part of the ETH Domain.
DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
The DBFZ works as a central and independent thinker in the field of energy and material use of biomass on the question of how the limited available biomass resources can contribute to the existing and future energy system with sustainability and high efficiency. As part of the research the DBFZ identifies, develops, accompanies, evaluates and demonstrates the most promising fields of application for bioenergy and the especially positively outstanding examples together with partners from research, industry and public. With the scientific work of the DBFZ, the knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of energy and integrated material use of renewable raw materials in a biobased economy as a whole should be expanded and the outstanding position of the industrial location Germany in this sector permanently secured.
University of Hohenheim
The University of Hohenheim has strong activities in agricultural science, but also in economics and natural science. In Germany, University of Hohenheim is the university with the largest faculty of agricultural science, and the leading German university in this field. This university was founded in 1818 and has now a focus on bio-economy. One of the areas of Hohenheim’s research work is conversion technology of renewable resources. It covers new products and new production processes, made of renewable feedstock. Of particular interest here is the substitution of fossil fuel by biomass and valorisation of waste streams by the recovery of nutrients.
Organic Waste Systems NV (OWS)
OWS is a world leading company in the construction and operation of anaerobic digestion plants, in the biodegradability and compostability testing of different types of materials and in waste management consultancy. OWS is a private company constituted in 1988 with headquarters in Ghent (Belgium) and subsidiaries in the USA, Germany and Japan. OWS designs and constructs anaerobic digestion (AD) plants with an emphasis on the treatment of organic municipal waste streams (DRANCO and SORDISEP – with post-treatment of digestate to produce qualitative compost and recyclables from unsorted MSW). Processes for the treatment of energy crops and agro/industrial waste are also offered (DRANCO-farm, BES). Further, OWS offers extensive biological support in AD-related projects, ranging from feasibility over start-up of AD-plants to routine analyses and biological monitoring of the process.
OWS also offers diverse consulting services in the field of biodegradation and composting, waste composition, waste separation, recycling, integrated waste management and related legislation in both Europe and the USA. The strictly independent OWS laboratory (working conform ISO 17025) provides testing under strict quality conditions for the determination of the biodegradability and compostability of different types of materials and is recognized by all certification bureaus worldwide working in the field of biodegradability and compostability.
Eni is an energy company operating in 66 countries worldwide and employing around 32,000 people. The company operates in oil and gas exploration, development and production, refining and marketing, trading and shipping, chemical, renewable energies and innovative solutions in circular economy. Eni’s mission is inspired by the UN 2030 Agenda and these values are reflected in its business model, itself based on three pillars of long-term carbon neutrality, operational excellence and the creation of alliances for local development. Decarbonization is structurally embedded in Eni’s overall strategy and ambitions, as the company is leader in energy transition with its new target of Net Zero emissions at 2050.
Haldor Topsøe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsøe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsøe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. www.topsoe.com
ARRTIC Innovation GmbH
ARTTIC Innovation GmbH, a company of the PNO Consultants Group, the European leader in collaboration engineering, consultancy and management services for international research and technology related partnerships. The team at ARTTIC Innovation GmbH has been built since 2006 and has set up and managed numerous projects in EU funding programmes. Currently, ARTTIC Innovation GmbH is collaborating with multi-national consortia in 28 EU funded projects. ARTTIC Innovation GmbH builds and assists collaborative undertakings and in particular European research consortia and networks from all businesses and research sectors, small and large, private and public, to ensure their collaborative innovation ventures are as successful as possible.