Geneva Airport to test hydrogen powered runway vehicles

Geneva Airport is looking to adopt hydrogen engines for runway vehicles.

At the most recent general meeting of Airports Council International, Geneva Airport committed to reach the goal of zero net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

“We are looking at how we can leave fossil fuels in our vehicles behind once and for all. A number of very specific vehicles operate on the runway, like the powerful machinery required by the fire service,” said Sophie Meisser, Head of Environment at Geneva Airport.

“As it stands, no electric versions of these exist. We therefore need to think about alternatives, like renewable fuels and hydrogen.”

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