ITAKA (Initiative Towards sustAinable Kerosene for Aviation) is an initiative towards a sustainable kerosene for aviation that will support the implementation of the EU biofuels Flight Path for sustainable biofuels for aviation.

The overall objective of ITAKA is to develop a full value-chain in Europe to produce sustainable bio Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (SPK) at large scale enough to allow testing its use in existing logistic systems and in normal flight operations in Europe.

ITAKA will also address challenges for the development of the production at large-scale, looking at its sustainability, economic competitiveness and technology readiness, in order to identify and address barriers to innovation.

Being the first of its kind collaborative project in the EU, ITAKA will link supply and demand by establishing a relationship under guaranteed conditions between feedstock grower, biofuel producer, distributor and final user.

Beyond this main technological and research objectives, ITAKA is also willing to contribute to coordinate efforts and complementarities among European Initiatives on sustainable aviation fuels, as well as to contribute to the fulfilment of the short-term (2015) EU Flight Path objectives.

This project will last 36 months and has been granted by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 308807.

Proiectul este cofinantat de catre Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI) prin contractul CT 236/2013.