Berlin/ Kiel March 17, 2017
Ministry of Economics of Federal State Schleswig-Holstein supports aviation by renewables
aireg and its members are delighted to announce its recently growing number of memberships by Ministry of Economic Affairs of Schleswig Holstein joining in. Federal State Government of Schleswig-Holstein underlines with its strategic decision the political willingness of usage of renewable energies as well transformation into a mobility environment.
Along with a bunch of other promising technology paths for fabrication of aviation fuels Power to Liquid (PtL) and Biomass to Liquid (BtL) are part of this development. These technologies clear the way for a Co2 neutral aviation and will be an essential contribution for a CO2 neutral national economy. It is of most importance, based on these technologies, to make aviation in technical and competitive terms available and accordingly there are of course extensive research and development activities mandatory. Our strong estimate will be that Federal State of Schleswig Holstein will cover this by its political strength.
CEO of aireg Siegfried Knecht appears to be pleased: “Schleswig Holstein with its production of wind energy is a prospective important stakeholder and partner for production of sustainable aviation fuels. PtL can play an essential role in providing global support for renewable fuel, petrol and raw material as well supporting international renewable energy markets. Jointly we want to promote and scale maturity of technology and get PtL technology into a broader market appearance. Along with industrialization and market introduction of PtL technology based kerosine aviation has CO2 neutral area of supply available.”
Minister of economics Reinhard Meyer states: Schleswig-Holstein offers a wide variety of renewables. On the one hand, the further development of renewables is a necessity due to receding fossil fuels and advancing climate change. On the other hand, renewables comprise huge opportunities for our regional economy. Among others, with joining aireg we expect new impulses for the production of renewable aviation fuels in our region.
f.l.t.r.: Minister Meyer and aireg CEO Knecht
Facts about Ministry of Economic Affairs of Schleswig Holstein:
Schleswig-Holstein is home for about 2.8 million inhabitants and Germany’s northernmost federal state: Germany’s true north. Its economic structure is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises. The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology supports the economic and infrastructure development of Schleswig-Holstein; innovations and sustainability are important pillars of its economic policy.
About aireg e.V.:
Companies and organizations from industry, research and science are members of aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.
aireg is promoting the development and use of renewable liquid fuels in order to help achieve the ambitious CO2 reduction targets of the aviation sector. aireg aims to replace 10% of the German jet fuel demand with sustainable, alternative aviation fuels by 2025.
Political & Public Affairs
Berlin (Germany) - January 20th, 2017
Experts of Fuel Registration new member of aireg
Aireg, the German aviation initiative for alternative aviation fuels, welcomes the Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting as the first new member in 2017.
The company from Bavaria, with its focus on fuels and additives, was established last year, but is already able to offer a great expertise in licensing and handling aviation fuels.
The aireg President for Industry and Aviation Professor Jürgen Raps is pleased: "With Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting and its CEO, Dr. Posselt, we can not only welcome another important company among our members, but we also gain a member with a broad expertise in fuel licensing."
Dr. Dietmar Posselt, Managing Director of Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting, explains: "I am delighted to be working with this interesting and important forward-looking fuel initiative within the aireg partners. The introduction of alternative aviation fuels to the market is a very multifaceted and exciting challenge. "
About Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting GmbH & Co. KG:
Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting GmbH & Co. KG offers technical and market-oriented advice as well as support for all kinds of fuel and additive projects, that mainly come from the field of aviation fuels. It offers active project management for new, innovative products as well as their approvals for aviation and solutions to quality-relevant and application-related questions. Aviation Fuel Projects Consulting operates internationally and offers its service to fuel and additive manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, aircraft and engine OEMs, airport and aviation authorities as well as analytical companies.
Berlin, November 25th, 2016
State Secretary Barthle congratulates aireg-board on re-election
(left to right: Dr. Joachim Buse, Siegfried Knecht, Norbert Barthle, MdB, Dr. Michael Engel, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Aigner)
At its general meeting on November 23th, 2016, members of aireg e.V have confirmed the existing Management Board for another two years.
In the presence of Member of the Advisory Council and Parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle, Member of the Bundestag, Siegfried Knecht (Chairman), Dr. Joachim Buse, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Aigner, Prof. Jürgen Raps and Dr. Michael Engel were unanimously re-elected.
Siegfried Knecht was delighted about Norbert Barthle’s visit: "We at aireg are lucky enough to have such a committed advocate as Norbert Barthle at our side. With his spontaneous visit, he showed us and our members, that he gives his task in the aireg advisory board a high priority.
Berlin, November 21th, 2016
Additional Research Institute joins aireg membership: Leibniz Institute for research of catalysis
The aviation initiative for renewable energy in Germany (aireg e.V.) welcomes with Leibniz Institute of Catalysis e.V. (LIKAT) its first member out of Leibniz community.
LIKAT counts as one the europewide biggest publicly promoted and well respected research facilities in applied research of catalysis. It is located in Rostock and therefore our first member in federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Siegfried Knecht , CEO of aireg e.V. stated: "We are pleased to welcome Professor Beller and LIKAT , after having on board already researchcompanies from Helmholz- respectively Fraunhofer community, as a first member of Leibniz alliance in the field of our associated research companies. Together with designated experts of LIKAT in the field of catalysisresearch we can expand all essential preconditions in order to deliver a substantial part to the realization of a large- scale bio-refinery."
Prof. Beller mentioned: „For us, aireg membership is an important step towards an approach that capitalises on our expertise on molecular matters in a cross-disciplinary way, for new applications in the aviation sector. Our belief is that, in future, cost-competitive production of sustainable fuels is possible only by means of catalytic processes. Within this range of topics, highly-promising developments are in progress, at the intersection that connects basic research and industrial applications; we would like to contribute to implementation of these developments."
Over 60 years of catalysis "know how" forms the basis of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT). LIKAT is positioned at the interface where basic research meets applications. Supplementing the work of universities and of the Max Planck Society, the institute defines the point of emphasis in its assignments as being the basic-research environment close to specific applications, fostering industrial conversions that put the knowledge gained into practical use. In strategic terms, the aim is, firstly, to contribute in co-determining the path of development taken by relevant catalysis research for business areas with future growth prospects, and secondly it is to promote catalysis applications in these areas.