The SOLAR-JET project has explored solar-thermochemical redox cycles from 2011 to 2015, within this period the consortium has produced the world's first sample of solar thermochemical kerosene. The project website is now inactive and will not be updated.

Please visit the website of the successor project SUN-to-LIQUID for all important information.


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The SOLAR-JET consortium has been created to meet the committed project objectives with the highest efficiency. The Consortium gathers industrial and scientific complementary competencies from four European countries. The partners combine their special expertise in solar energy conversion (ETH), fuel synthesis and fuel economics (SHELL), fuel combustion and high-temperature chemistry (DLR), future technology assessment, future socio-economic development analysis (BHL) and project management (ART).



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Organizational Activities

Created in 1987, ARTTIC is a European provider of management services, especially in the area of large international collaborative R&D projects. ARTTIC has several offices based in France, Belgium, Germany, UK and Israel. ARTTIC is an SME with a total workforce of about 50 people. ARTTIC provides specific and practical help with all aspects of international R&D projects. Services include helping clients to establish project feasibility; finding international partners; establishing consortia; managing proposal development activities; helping negotiate contracts; taking charge of all management aspects of live projects and helping to disseminate and exploit successfully project results. ARTTIC has more than 24 years experience in the management of international R&D collaboration projects in various scientific and technical domains. ARTTIC is currently involved in the management of 34 EC funded FP7 projects in the fields of Aeronautics, Transport, Health, Security, NMP and ICT.

Role in SOLAR-JET Project

ARTTIC supports the project coordinator in the operational project management tasks and, in particular, is responsible for: • Provision of a web based collaborative tools: a secured web platform based on IBM Quickplace technology, hosting and maintenance of mailing lists, etc., • Collating periodic reports, documents and archiving all project related documents, • Providing and updating a list of performance indicators to objectively assess the status of the project according to plans (deliverables, milestones, person-month and budget consumptions, planning, risk register, action lists, etc.), • Establishing and maintaining financial records, • Assisting individual project partners on administrative issues, • Providing the logistics support for Project Management meetings, and • Assisting BHL in the financial management with the collection of information from the partners, the consolidation of management reports, the monitoring of expenses against budget allocations, the consolidation of financial summary sheets, etc.

Key Personnel

Dr Martin Dietz – Senior Consultant

Justine Curtit – Project Administrator

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