Clean Sky 2 awards €1 million to Ukrainian research project developing environmentally-friendly aeroengines
The DENOX project will receive €1 million over 4 years to develop innovative technologies to make aircraft engines more environmentally-friendly. It will be implemented by the National Aerospace University “KhAI” with the administrative support of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU).
The project will develop breakthrough technology concepts to drastically reduce NOx emissions in aeronautic gas-turbine engines. The aim is to demonstrate a 20-95% decrease in NOx emissions in the exhaust gases without reducing engine efficiency. If successfully demonstrated and further advanced to higher technology readiness levels (TRLs), the DENOX concept will help contribute to achieving the ambitious goal of ACARE of reducing NOx emitted by aeroengines by 90% before 2050.
The DENOX project is the second Ukrainian success story in Clean Sky 2. The first one – AMBEC – was started on 1 May 2018 with a budget of €1.7 million over 3 years. It involves AERO-UA project partners SE Ivchenko-Progress and KhAI, and the Ukrainian aeroengine manufacturer JSC Motor Sich, who are working together on modelling compact bearing chambers for aircraft engines under the supervision of the Clean Sky 2 leader Safran Aircraft Engines.
Clean Sky 2 offers a wide range of opportunities to get involved in the development of innovative, cutting-edge technologies aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by future European aircraft. The calls for proposals (CfPs) are opened regularly and include dozens of topics in various fields, including aircraft structures, engines, control systems, technological processes, new design and modelling methodologies, etc. The 10th CfP is expected in mid-2019 and will have an indicative budget of €60 million, including €15 million for low-TRL research topics.