In 2021, Swedavia announced that it had reached net-zero CO2 emissions across its ten airports. Now, it is looking to incentivize other operators at its airports, such as ground handling services, to switch away from fossil-based fuels to more sustainable HVO 100 diesel. Since the start of the year, Swedavia is running a carrot-and-stick price differentiation scheme at its two largest airports – Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter.
While emissions caused by burning Jet A fuel is aviation’s biggest CO2 problem, that does not mean there isn’t environmental work to be done throughout the entire industry value chain. The owner of Sweden’s largest airports, Swedavia, is no stranger to climate-forward measures. In 2020, it was the first airport operator to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations.
Not one to rest on its laurels, however, the company has now launched a new HVO 100 incentive at Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Gothenburg Landvetter (GOT). This is meant to encourage others operating at its airports to switch to fossil-free diesel. The goal is for all ground operations across Swedavia’s ten airports, including Stockholm Arlanda, to be fossil-fuel-free by 2025.
Source: Simple Flying.