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Flying in a climate-friendly way? KEROSyN100 wants to achieve this with synthetic kerosene.


In aviation, the use of engines that do not require fossil fuels is currently not in sight. One promising way to move away from fossil fuels and save greenhouse gas emissions is synthetic kerosene produced with electricity from renewable energy sources.

The KEROSyN100 research project is laying the foundations for the market launch of electricity-based kerosene. The partners are building the first power-to-liquid plant for the production of synthetic kerosene (using the methanol route) at the Heide refinery (Schleswig-Holstein). This plant will be integrated into the energy system making it possible to produce kerosene using excess capacities in renewable power generation. This will reduce shutdowns of wind power plants during phases of grid congestion.

In KEROSyN100, IKEM is working on legal issues, in particular on regulatory barriers (e.g. state-induced price components for electricity purchases, specifications for data processing in interconnected systems) but also incentive mechanisms (privileges, “green” product characteristics, renewable fuel quotas). The studies form the basis for the implementation of the project. In addition, IKEM will develop proposals on how the legal framework could be adapted to further promote synthetic fuels.


Susan Wilms, LL.M.Quelle: IKEM/

Entwicklung und Demonstration einer dynamischen, effizienten und skalierbaren Prozesskette für strombasiertes Kerosin – Phase 1 (KEROSyN100)

Principal: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Funding programme: 7. Energieforschungsprogramm der Bundesregierung

Project partner: Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Entwicklungsagentur Region Heide, EWE-Forschungszentrum für Energietechnologie, Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme, Institute for Advanced Energy Systems, Raffinerie Heide, SKL Engineering & Contracting, Universität Bremen

Duration: 11/2018–06/2022