Project partners

Project Coordinator

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Silvia Redaelli
Tel. +39 0131 882811
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Biochemtex, the engineering company of the M&G group, is a global organization that specializes in delivering innovative and value-added project solutions and technologies in renewable energy, green chemistry and biofuels sectors. Biochemtex is a true global company with operations in key centres throughout the world. Environmental protection is a priority for the conservation of natural resources and the health of our planet. Biochemtex recognizes its responsibility as a global company and fully committed to reducing the environmental impact of the industrial activities of the developed projects.

All the recent and future investments in Research and Development have been mostly related to biofuels and biochemicals taking into account the complex matrix of different aspects for a complete economic and environmental sustainability. Since 2008, Biochemtex has developed several innovative technologies for the production of advanced biofuel and biochemical from lignocellulosic feedstock. These processes have been validated on pilot and demonstration industrial scale.

Project partners

ETH Zürich

Hua Wu
Tel. +41 44 632 06 35
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ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is a leading international university for technology and natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice. Founded in 1855, it today offers an inspiring working environment to researchers and a comprehensive education to students. ETH has more than 17,000 students from approximately 80 countries, 3,700 of whom are doctoral candidates. More than 400 professors teach and conduct research in the areas of engineering, architecture, mathematics, natural sciences, system-oriented sciences, management and social sciences. ETH regularly ranks as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute. Transferring its knowledge to the private sector and society at large is one of ETH primary concerns. It has succeeded in this, as borne out by the 80 new patent applications each year and some 240 spin-off companies that were created out of the institute between 1996 and 2011. ETH Zurich helps to find long- term solutions to global challenges. The focal points of its research include energy supply, risk management, developing the cities of the future, global food security and human health.
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Ruben M. Alblas
Tel. +31 20 6494262
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KLM, Netherlands

The Air France KLM Group (AFKL), to which KLM (KL) belongs, is at the forefront of the European airline industry and sets the standards for quality, innovation and sustainability. AFKL employees work to provide innovative products for the customers and a safe, efficient, service-oriented operations with a proactive focus on sustainability. KLM strives to achieve profitable growth that contributes to both its own corporate aims and to economic and social development. AFKL works to create sustainable growth at Schiphol and Charles de Gaulle, to gain access to any market that will increase the quality of its network and to maintain a level playing field for all industry players. It also works to ensure a balance between the company’s interests and those of the people living and working close to the airport. AFKL wants to be the customers’ first choice, to be an attractive employer and, a company that grows profitably for its shareholders. With smart partnerships, AFKL offers global access through its extensive network.

Sustainable alternative fuels are essential in achieving AFKL's ambitions as well as for the aviation industry as a whole. Sustainable biofuels development is a priority for AFKL, whose strategy is to explore the entire value chain from research to commercialization.


David Chiaramonti
Tel. +39 055 2758690
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Marco Buffi
Tel. +39 055 2758692
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RE-CORD, Italy

The RE-CORD Consortium, funded in 2010 under the initiative of CREAR (University if Florence) develops scientific and technological research in the field of renewable energies and in particular Bioenergy. RE-CORD is a non-profit independent research body, which merges competences and resources in the field of basic and applied research, engineering, and sustainable land planning and development. Funding members of RE-CORD are the University of Florence (CREAR), Pianvallico SpA, and Spike Renewables Ltd.

RE-CORD and CREAR members participate to International Networks in Bioenergy (as IEA Task 39-Liquid Biofuels), as well as support the Commission, ministries, regions and local actors in carrying out assessment studies or evaluating and monitoring projects.

RE-CORD is member of the ITAKA consortium (Initiative Towards sustAinable Kerosene for Aviation), an EU-FP7 initiative aiming to contribute to the EU's ‘Biofuel Flight Path Initiative’ annual production target of 2 Mtons of biofuel for aviation by 2020. ITAKA aimes at producing sustainable renewable aviation fuel and testing its use in existing logistic systems and in normal flight operations in Europe. The project will also link supply and demand by establishing relationships among feedstock growers and producers, biofuel producers, distributors, and airlines.

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Eline Schapers
Tel. +31 20 4707 020
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SkyNRG, Netherlands

SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, having supplied more than 20 airlines worldwide. It is SkyNRG’s mission to supply aviation with sustainable jet fuel. We source, blend and distribute the fuel. We guarantee sustainability throughout the supply chain and we help with co-funding the premium. In long term we focus on developing regional supply chains (SkyNRG BioPorts) that offer a real sustainable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

SkyNRG is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and is advised by its independent Sustainability Board consisting of leading NGOs such as the Dutch Wing of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-NL). SkyNRG was launched following the KLM biofuel test flight in November 2009. Founding partners are KLM, Argos Oil and Spring Associates.

SkyNRG has a proven track record. Besides KLM the company supplied leading airlines such as AirFrance, Finnair, Thomson, Alaska Airlines, Etihad, Qantas, All Nipon Aiways, Thai Airways and Lan Chile.

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Rainer Janssen
Tel. +49 89 720 12 743
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WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

WIP Renewable Energies is a private company founded in 1968. The multi-disciplinary, international staff team of WIP involves more than 30 employees. WIP has been active in the fields of renewable energy technologies (solar, PV, wind, biomass, hydro) for over four decades, providing a range of technical expert and non-technical services to both industrial and public sector clients at the international level.

WIP’s mission is to bridge the gap between research and implementation of renewable energy systems. It has a long record of performing outstanding activities in close co-operation with the European Commission, national entities (e.g. in Germany, The Netherlands, Tanzania) and international organisations such as the international Energy Agency (IEA). It has conducted analytical research work following an interdisciplinary approach by tackling energy issues in their economic, legal and social framework conditions.

WIP Renewable Energies is member of the CORE-JetFuel (Coordinating research and innovation of sustainable jet and other sustainable aviation fuels) consortium supporting the European Commission in its dynamic and informed implementation of research and innovation projects in the field of sustainable alternative fuels for aviation. The project evaluates the research and innovation “landscape” in order to develop and implement a strategy for sharing information, for coordinating initiatives, projects and results and to identify needs in research, standardisation, innovation and deployment, as well as policy measures at European level.

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