Vertimass, with the mission to commercialize breakthrough sustainable fuels that reduce carbon emissions, announced that a consortium with whom it is partnering has been awarded approximately $1.35 million to pilot the conversion of green hydrogen and carbon dioxide into sustainable aviation fuel. The funds were granted by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) in Denmark.
“The conversion of carbon dioxide – a major greenhouse gas contributor – into jet fuel and other hydrocarbons can play a vital role in reducing the carbon footprint for transportation,” said Vertimass President and CEO Dr. Charles Wyman. “We are honored to be part of this award and look forward to working with all of the organizations involved.”
The research project is a collaboration among a group of organizations, including Kosan Gas, European Energy, Aalborg University, Port of Aalborg, Aalborg Airport, Hydrogen Valley, and Vertimass.
Each company will oversee a different step in the process, working together to transform carbon dioxide into jet fuel. Kosan Gas, the Nordic region’s leading gas supplier, will sell coproduced renewable LPG; Aalborg Airport will use the sustainable jet fuel; European Energy, a leading developer of green energy solutions, will convert the carbon dioxide into methanol; and Vertimass will convert the methanol into jet fuel.
The total budget, including partner contributions, is $2.5 million.