Advanced Sustainable Biofuels for Aviation

BIO4A is a Horizon 2020 project that will scale up the industrial production and the market uptake of sustainable aviation fuel, made from residual lipids. The project will enable the large-scale pre-commercial production of ASTM-certified sustainable aviation fuel in the EU.

It will also investigate the alternative supply of sustainable feedstocks by recovering EU MED marginal land for drought resistant crop production.

The project will test the entire value chain and logistic at industrial scale and it will assess the environmental performance of the overall process.


Life Cycle Analysis of SAF produced with Camelina oil

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced through HEFA (hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids) technology using Camelina oil (Camelina sativa) as feedstock is effective at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along its supply chain compared to fossil jet fuel. The...

An overview of the market dynamics shaping the SAF industry

Price premiums and the competition with production of biodiesel are the main hurdles to the development of the SAF industry; specific policies in the form of mandates and incentives are needed to generate consistent demand and ensure the commercial uptake of SAF. As...

Assessing the business case for HEFA-based Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The HEFA or HVO technology is one of the few pathways able to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Multiple technology providers have developed their own hydro processing technology, all with their own characteristics, but although the installed capacity for HVO/HEFA...

Upgraded agroresidues processing unit is ready for tests

Besides testing the industrial production of SAF, the BIO4A project is also exploring innovative solutions to produce Camelina oil as an alternative feedstock the waste and residual lipids, while at the same time increasing soil resilience towards climate change in...

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European Commission Joint Research Centre