Renewable fuels for aviation

How technology can help us move sustainably

Aviation is an important way of moving people and goods. It also contributes several percent to human impact on our climate and it proves to be hard to reduce this.

The KIVI lecture gives an overview of the challenge, the approach that the EU is taking to address it, and the pivotal role that technology must play to make Europe’s ambitions on this come true. The lecture sets the scene broadly, then zooms in on pathways to turn renewable resources into fuels that work with today’s and tomorrow’s fleet of airplanes. An example is synthetic kerosene made from CO2, water and renewable power, as was demonstrated at the Energy Transition Campus Amsterdam.

The presenter obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, became Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and joined Shell to turn science into technology that gets deployed. He leads Shell’s process technology team on synthetic hydrocarbons made from other feedstocks than crude oil.

Date & Time: 23 August 2023 from 15:30 (walk-in); lecture from 16:00-17:00; followed by drinks.

Speaker: HP Calis

Language: English

Important: On the day of the lecture, please bring your identification card to enter ETCA.

Please register on time, registration will close end of day on August 16.