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On the 14th of June, CO2 Value Europe and SDU co-organised TAKE-OFF’s second Open Doors Day at SDU’s premises in Odense, Southern Denmark.

This one-day event was attended by twenty participants from all over Europe. It started with a detailed presentation by our Secretary General Anastasios Perimenis, who discussed CO2 Value Europe’s first-of-a-kind quantitative assessment of the contribution of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) towards climate neutrality in the EU.

This was followed by an inspiring overview of the future market deployment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by Dusita de Hoop, Future Fuels Analyst at the project partner SkyNRG and a detailed presentation of the TAKE-OFF project by the Project Coordinator Georgiana Stan.

The morning continued with Nicolas Merle from the project partner, University of Lille, giving a presentation on the challenges of increasing carbon efficiency in the production of CO2-based SAF and CO2 Value Europe giving participants an overview of the contribution of the RefuelEU regulation to decarbonise the aviation sector by 2050.

The second part of the meeting focused on the TAKE-OFF project’s takeaways on environmental and techno-economic assessments by Benyamin Khoshnevisan, Assistant Professor at the hosting partner SDU. The event concluded with a presentation on Nordic Electrofuel’s POX-rWGS reactor technology and its first commercial power-to-liquid jet fuel plant in Norway which plans to start production of e-SAF in 2025.

The TAKE-OFF Open Doors days are organised to bring research and innovation closer to the general public and involve local communities in the different steps of the project’s development.

CO2 Value Europe is a proud partner of the TAKE-OFF project, launched in January 2021 and which brings together actors from the entire aviation industry value chain to develop technologies accelerating the production of SAF and supporting the aviation industry in reducing its carbon footprint. This technology route aims to deliver a highly innovative process that produces SAF at lower costs and higher energy efficiency than other power-to-liquid alternatives. The TAKE-OFF route consists of capturing CO2 from industrial flue gas which reacts with hydrogen produced by renewable electricity to create light olefins. These light olefins are subsequently chemically upgraded into SAF.