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GReener Aeronautics International Networking-2

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€534 350
EU Contribution
€507 145
Project Acronym
GRAIN 2
STRIA Roadmaps
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

As mentioned in the Executive Summary of the Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda, aviation has an important role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as noise and local air quality issues. The continuous increase of air passenger transport generates an increasing use of hydrocarbon fuel with excessive emission of CO2 and NOX (greenhouse gases, pollutants and noise). It is well known that commercial aircraft operations impact the atmosphere by the emissions of greenhouse gases and greenhouse gas precursors, and also through the formation of contrails and cirrus clouds. In 2011, during the Aerodays in Madrid, the EC launched the future of Aeronautics in the ACARE Flight Path 2050 Vision for the Aircraft report containing the ambitious goals on the environmental impact with 90% reduction in NOx emissions, 75% reduction in CO2 emissions per passenger kilometre, and the reduction of the noise in by 65%, all relative to year 2000.

Objectives

To achieve the ACARE Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda green aeronautics technologies will play a more and more dominant role in mastering the challenge on 'Protecting the environment and the energy supply'. GRAIN2 Supported Action, based on the same collaborative and win-win spirit introduced in former EU-China GRAIN project, will provide inputs and roadmaps for the development of large scale simulation strategies for greener technologies to meet the above future requirements on emissions, fuel consumption and noise. To reach these targets, green technologies efforts will have to be collected and prospected in three major lines: Air vehicle, Air Transport System and Sustainable Energies. Three points to be investigated as future greening technologies:

1) Greening the aircraft and the aero engine
2) Greening the operational environment
3) Reducing the carbon foot print of aviation via sustainable alternative fuels

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

EU-China efforts for cleaner, greener aeronautics technology

The European Commission has set ambitious emissions, fuel consumption and noise targets for aviation by 2050. An EU initiative explored the role of green technologies in meeting these objectives.

In 2011, the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) set challenging goals for aviation to meet by 2050 relative to the capabilities of typical new aircraft in 2000. These include developing technologies and procedures to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide emissions per passenger kilometre by 75 %, noise by 65 % and nitrogen oxides by 90 %. To reach these targets, green technology efforts need to focus along three major lines: air vehicle, air transport system and sustainable energies.

With this in mind, the EU-funded http://www.cimne.com/grain2 (GRAIN 2) (Greener aeronautics international networking-2) project addressed several key technology streams involving future greening technologies.

Project partners identified and focused on four key greener technologies (KGTs) as the most promising ones for more environment-friendly aviation. These are propulsion-related technologies, airframe flight physics, eco-friendly materials and structures, and communications navigation and surveillance.

The GRAIN 2 team identified areas of mutual research, technology and development (RTD) interest. It found emerging RTD research topics within the KGTs and delivered a document on the state of the art for each KGT.

GRAIN 2 nurtured collaboration between Chinese and European partners in the KGTs and prepared specific RTD activities for joint Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020 proposals. The joint networking actions were supported by a series of open dissemination events. These included KGT groups, open forums, workshops, and a short course involving physical modelling, simulation, optimisation and control experts from China and Europe in the various KGT areas.

A web-based platform was also developed to store and disseminate collected data relevant to computational methods and experimental tests for multidisciplinary applications in aeronautics.

GRAIN 2 provided Chinese and European researchers with a valuable opportunity to collaborate now and in the future towards the development of greener aeronautics technologies.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En Enginyeria
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn, 8034 Barcelona, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€45 074
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique
Address
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt, B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€9 378 083
Organisation
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique
Address
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt, B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Cfd Software - Entwicklungs- Und Forschungsgesellschaft Mbh
Address
Wolzogenstrasse 4, 14163 Berlin, Germany
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
Address
Brinellvagen 8, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
EU Contribution
€29 024
Organisation
Manchester Metropolitan University
Address
All Saints Building, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER, M15 6BH, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
The University Of Sheffield
Address
Firth Court Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa
Address
Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€29 024
Organisation
Chinese Aeronautical Establishment
Address
N°2, Anwai Beiyuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100012, China
EU Contribution
€10 000
Organisation
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Address
Templergraben, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€9 162
Organisation
Honeywell International Sro
Address
V PARKU 2325/16 CHODOV, 148 00 PRAHA, Czechia
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Eurocontrol - European Organisation For The Safety Of Air Navigation
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96, 1130 Bruxelles, Belgium
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€29 024
Organisation
Airborne Composites Automation Bv
Address
LAAN VAN YPENBURG 70, 2497 GB S GRAVENHAGE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€1 659 439
Organisation
Airborne Composites Automation Bv
Address
LAAN VAN YPENBURG 70, 2497 GB S GRAVENHAGE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Airbus
Address
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE, 31700 BLAGNAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€10 044 904
Organisation
Airbus
Address
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE, 31700 BLAGNAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€29 024
Organisation
Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31, 8034 Barcelona, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Airbus Espana, S.l. Sociedad Unipersonal
Address
P John Lenon, s/n, 28906 GETAFE, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€499 920
Organisation
Airbus Espana, S.l. Sociedad Unipersonal
Address
P John Lenon, s/n, 28906 GETAFE, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern
Address
Gottlieb-Daimler-Strasse Geb. 47, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€9 162
Organisation
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa
Address
Via Maiorise s/n, 81043 CAPUA (CE), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€5 772 840
Organisation
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa
Address
Via Maiorise s/n, 81043 CAPUA (CE), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€29 024
Organisation
Institut Von Karman De Dynamique Des Fluides
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72, 1640 Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium
EU Contribution
€1 479 170
Organisation
Institut Von Karman De Dynamique Des Fluides
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72, 1640 Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium
EU Contribution
€39 724
Organisation
Numerical Mechanics Application International
Address
5 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 198 409
Organisation
Numerical Mechanics Application International
Address
5 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2, 8225 Terrassa, Spain
EU Contribution
€2 579 940
Organisation
Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2, 8225 Terrassa, Spain
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
University Of Glasgow
Address
University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 971 921
Organisation
University Of Glasgow
Address
University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Cranfield Aerospace Limited
Address
Cranfield University Campus Hangar 2, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 999 491
Organisation
Cranfield Aerospace Limited
Address
Cranfield University Campus Hangar 2, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€18 324
Organisation
Universidad Politécnica De Madrid
Address
Avda. Ramiro de Maeztu, 3, 28040 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 323 311
Organisation
Universidad Politécnica De Madrid
Address
Avda. Ramiro de Maeztu, 3, 28040 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€29 024

Technologies

Technology Theme
Alternative fuels
Technology
Alternative aviation fuels
Development phase
Research/Invention

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