1st TAKE-OFF Webinar: Recording and presentations available online now

On the 24th of April, the TAKE-OFF project in cooperation with its partner CO₂ Value Europe held the online webinar “Synthetic Aviation Fuels: an Unavoidable Pathway for Aviation Facing the Increase in Energy Prices”.

The two-hour online meeting saw the participation of more than 60 carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) and policy experts, and industrial actors discussing the importance of SAF as an alternative solution for aviation amidst high energy prices.


🟢 Lawien Zubeir, from TNO, displayed the vision, the steps and the goals of the TAKE-OFF technology.

🟢 Daniel Marenne, from ENGIE, discussed “The Energy Price Rise And Its Impact On The Implementation Of Carbon Capture And Utilisation Technologies”.

🟢 Tudy Bernier, from CO2 Value Europe, gave an overview on “The Major European Union’s Actions And Measures To Protect The Path Towards A Successful Green Transition”.

🟢 Henrik Wenzel from Syddansk Universitet – University of Southern Denmark, focused his presentation on “Beyond The Environmental And Economic Assessment Of Synthetic Aviation Fuel: Could Saf Become A Cost-competitive Solution To Defossilise The Aviation Industry?”.

TAKE-OFF is exploring the development of a technology based on the conversion of CO₂ and renewable H2 to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) via olefins as an intermediate. The project’s route consists of capturing CO₂ from industrial flue gas or directly from the air and making it react with H2 produced by renewable electricity to create light olefins. These light olefins are subsequently chemically upgraded into SAF. All innovative steps in upgrading CO₂ will be demonstrated under industrially relevant conditions.

SAF produced through the TAKE-OFF technology could significantly support the aviation industry in reducing its carbon footprint and replacing the utilisation of crude jet fuel products.

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