Edinburgh Airport and Ørsted team up to slash emissions

The airport is looking to achieve net zero emissions by 2040

Big Zero Report 2023

Edinburgh Airport and Ørsted have joined forces to decarbonise the airport and accelerate the shift to sustainable air travel.

The airport is aiming to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 through the use of hydrogen fuels produced at offshore wind farms and slashing the carbon emissions from both the airport itself and the aircraft that travel in and out.

The partnership looks to decarbonise the energy used in the airport, energy used by vehicles that operate within the airport and the fuel being used by aircraft.

Scottish Minister for Transport, Graeme Dey, said: “Despite the current challenges faced by the aviation sector, it is good to see Edinburgh Airport preparing for a sustainable future.

“It is critical that businesses and other organisations at least match Scotland’s statutory targets and our ambition to create a net zero economy. This project has real potential in that regard and I look forward to hearing more about it and seeing it develop.”

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