Project – Preparing airports in the Baltic Sea Region for green hydrogen use in air transport
Aim: to promote the early deployment of hydrogen powered aircraft in the Baltic Sea Region by preparing airports for the storage, processing and delivery of green hydrogen as a future energy source for aviation
- Project implementation period – 11.2023 – 31.10.2026
- Source of funding: under the Interreg Baltic Sea Programme in the funding category “Green Mobility”
- Total project budget – EUR 4 911 465, 73
- Project partners: 16 partners and 19 organisations from across the aviation value chain – airports, airlines, industry partners, aviation suppliers, national regulators, research institutions and NGOs
Hydrogen is also the energy of the future for aviation. Hydrogen-powered aircraft are expected to enter the market in the coming years. Experts see huge potential for integrating hydrogen-powered aircraft for climate-neutral short-haul flights, initially for smaller aircraft with 20-30 seats. To promote the early deployment of hydrogen-powered aircraft in the Baltic Sea Region and prepare airports for the storage, processing and delivery of green hydrogen, 16 partners and 19 organisations from across the aviation value chain, including airports, airlines, industry partners, aviation suppliers, national regulators, research institutions and NGOs, will start working closely together this November.
The project partnership covers 40 airports (7 airports and 3 airport holding companies from 7 BSR countries), which form the backbone of the project partnership. It is the airlines that are responsible for investing in the infrastructure and equipment to refuel and service hydrogen-powered aircraft. Cooperation with airports is therefore particularly important in implementing and piloting solutions. By bringing together airports, technology partners and research institutions from across the programme area, the project will create a unique platform to jointly explore, implement and test practical solutions.