Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

ANTICOR – Biocontamination in aircraft reservoirs

ANTICOR is an industrial-academic research and development working group coordinated by Dassault Aviation, investigating the causes of microbial contamination in aircraft reservoirs and aimed at developing mitigating procedures and equipment. Previous results have shown that this contamination forms biofilms at the fuel-water interface and is comprised of complex communities of hundreds of bacterial and fungal species. Pleiade is particularly interested in measuring and modeling these communities, especially as concerns understanding how they change based on environmental conditions and on reservoir geometry.

CAER – Alternative Fuels for Aeronautics

CAER is a 6 M-Euro contract with the Civil Aviation Directorate (Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile, DGAC), coordinated by the French Petroleum Institute (Institut français de pétrole-énergies nouvelles, IFPEN) 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. Pleiade 's role concerns the genomics of highly-performant oleaginous microorganisms.