Four companies namely Vinci Airports, Galp, CaetanoBus and Mitsui have agreed to evaluate the feasibility of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from airports in Portugal, by replacing traditional combustion engine buses and airport operating vehicles, with environmentally friendly hydrogen-powered fleets.
The study will evaluate the most appropriate location from various aspects of airport operations, including the type and number of vehicles to be considered, production strategy, hydrogen distribution, alternative equipment suppliers, fleet replacement and regulatory requirements, and the most profitable business model.
Each partner will have complementary responsibilities to study and evaluate the project best suited to their business activities and decarbonization strategy.
The four companies will evaluate the results of the assessment and decide at the end of this year whether to proceed with the project further.
The decision of ANA-Vinci Airports, Galp, Caetano and Mitsui to jointly explore green hydrogen as a possible solution to decarbonize airport operations stems from their respective commitments to develop solutions that can accelerate the transition to more sustainable energy systems.