YAF Project Next Generation yeast-based Sustainable Aviation Fuels Carbon Investigation Laboratory Footer

YAF is structured into 7 different work packages (WPs): 4 scientific WPs, an advanced innovative training WP, a communication, dissemination and exploitation WP and a management WP.

Our Project

Objectives

Produce tailor-made media rich in carbon sources (both sugars and SCFAs) derived from biowastes (i.e. cellulose, algal biomass, food waste). Select the optimal pretreatment conditions to increase the enzymatic digestibility and improve sugar extraction. Design operational strategies to maximize the production of SCFAs in anaerobic fermentation

Lead beneficiary

CIEMAT

Duration

30 months

Objectives

Design of NCY cell platforms (strains and communities) to produce terpenes and lipids. Optimize process conditions to maximise process output to get high SAF titers from biowaste carbon sources.

Lead beneficiary

ICL

Duration

42 months

Objectives

Develop a cascade process to obtain SAF from yeast-produced intermediates. Selective mild hydrocracking of the diesel range hydrocarbons obtained by hydrodeoxygenation with non-sulfided catalysts to SA. Optimization of the hydroprocessing of free FA from the viewpoint of catalyst properties and reaction conditions to meet the jet fuel characteristics. Optimize and improve the catalytic conversion and hydrotreatment of terpenes into SAF.

Lead beneficiary

IME

Duration

42 months

Objectives

Achieve the production of SAF precursors from biowastes by NCY at industrially relevant conditions. Research more sustainable, economical and industrially relevant, downstream processing strategies for FA recovery.

Lead beneficiary

BBEPP

Duration

42 months

Objectives

Deliver high quality and innovative training to the fellows through research.

Lead beneficiary

IME

Duration

48 months

Objectives

Boost research and innovation among participants. Enable potential exploitation of results by their dissemination to relevant stakeholders. Ensure that the findings of the project are widely communicated to the public in general and others who could benefit from the research and to ensure that citizens benefit from the results issued from YAF.

Lead beneficiary

IME

Duration

48 months

Objectives

Efficiently coordinate the network. Achievement of project objectives, deliverables and milestones in terms of time, quality and costs. On-time and of quality project reporting. Ensure that the training and DCs IRP are appropriately and equally delivered for the benefit off all the fellows.

Lead beneficiary

IME

Duration

48 months

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