EU project helping CPH and European airports for carbon-neutral aviation
The European Commission has allocated funds from its Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for a “Smart Airports” project. Copenhagen Airport (CPH) has been selected as a so-called lighthouse airport to head a European consortium in collaboration with 14 other European partners.
The ALIGHT project (a lighthouse for the introduction of sustainable aviation solutions for the future) aims to develop solutions to two overall challenges: One is about the process and logistics of handling SAF in an operational context, including procurement, blending, fuelling, quality controls and safety processes. The other issue concerns the development of smart energy solutions for other airport operations, including own production of sustainable energy as well as energy storage and electrification. Another part of the project will be to develop the aircraft stand of the future, supporting sustainable aircraft fuels such as electric power and hydrogen.