The aviation industry is an emitter of CO₂ and air travel continues to increase. Unlike cars, airplanes cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion in the short-term.
Climeworks is excited to play a major part in a study initiated together with Rotterdam The Hague Airport researching the production of renewable jet fuel from air. This study will pave the way for the implementation of a plant capable of creating 1000 liters of renewable jet fuel per day. This would be the first time ever that production of renewable jet fuel from air exceeds laboratory scale.
The goal of the study is to define the concept and basic engineering of onsite production of renewable fuels. Further, it will enable a cost estimate for both the actual construction of the plant and the fuel itself, which will be decisive for further project development. The consortium is coordinated by EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft GmbH.
The project will be realized on Rotterdam’s Innovation Campus. The entire process is set to run sustainably, with renewable energy provided by the airport’s onsite solar panels. The first potential customer has announced itself: Transavia has committed itself to the plan and indicated its intentions to reduce its CO₂ emissions with renewable jet fuel from air.
Closing the carbon cycle with direct air capture