Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Grants with Industry
The French Petroleum Institute (Institut français de pétrole-énergies nouvelles) is coordinating a 6 M-Euro contract with the Civil Aviation Directorate (Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile) on behalf of a large consortium of industrial (EADS, Dassault, Snecma, Turbomeca, Airbus, Air France, Total) and academic (CNRS, INRA, Inria) partners to explore different technologies for alternative fuels for aviation. The CAER project studies both biofuel products and production, improved jet engine design, and the impact of aircraft. Within CAER Magnome via CNRS, works with partners from Grignon and Toulouse on the genomics of highly-performant oleaginous yeasts.