About the Project

About The Project

The ICARUS project has received funding from Horizon Research and Innovation Actions, and its duration will span 36 months.

The overarching aim is to foster the development of optimal methodologies, rooted in enhanced innovative technologies, and conceptual frameworks grounded in market access insights that span entire value chains. This aims to expedite the global expansion of sustainable aviation biofuels production. The key outcomes will encompass:

a) Aligning with the EU's climate mitigation targets for 2030 and 2050, as well as the ReFuelEU Aviation program.
b) Boosting the potential for the export of European renewable fuel technologies to emerging global markets.
c) Enhancing the sustainability of aviation fuels while concurrently reducing their worldwide production costs.

These objectives will be accomplished by uniting:

  • The collective wisdom and proficiency of European stakeholders along three complete value chains dedicated to sustainable aviation biofuels (SAF) production.
  • Collaborative efforts with Mission Innovation countries, including Canada, India, Brazil, and the United States (as member of the External Executive Advisory Board (EEAB)).


Work Packages (WP)

ICARUS project activities are structured along four scientific work packages (WP) addressing important aspects of framework conditions for SAF development in Europe and Mission Innovation Countries (MIC), innovations in SAF technologies, assessments for cost-effectiveness and sustainability, as well as best practices and concepts for up-scaling of SAF production value chains. Furthermore, ICARUS implements several activities focusing on dissemination, communication and exploitation of project results and capacity building.


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Framework conditions for SAF development in Europe and MIC

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Innovations in SAF technologies in Europe and MIC

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Assessments for cost-effectiveness and sustainability

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Best practices and concepts

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Dissemination, communication, exploitation, capacity building

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101122303. The information and views set out in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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