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France: Hydrogen Buses and Station for the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

By October 15, 2019 2   min read  (297 words)

October 15, 2019 |

Toulouse Hydrogen at Airport

The Toulouse-Blagnac airport will host a hydrogen production and distribution station in 2020. ATB will be its first user to power four buses that will carry passengers. The airport chose to work with Transdev to operate these buses. An initiative made possible by the HyPort project launched by the Occitania Region, through the AREC and by ENGIE Cofely.

On 23 September, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (ATB) announced its entry into the ACI European Net Zero program, which commits airports to zero carbon emissions by 2050.

ATB is today making its commitment concrete: a hydrogen production and distribution station will be installed at the airport and will supply four hydrogen buses operated by Transdev. The station will be in a public area and at the service of all users. These buses will run on the runways, to transport passengers between the terminal and the planes parked offshore, and will also provide shuttles between the terminal and the remote car parks.

Phillipe Crebassa

“The use of hydrogen buses for our airport is the first major achievement of the plan initiated by the Occitanie Region and its president, Carole Delga, to make Occitanie the first region with positive energy by 2050,” says Philippe Crébassa, President of the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Management Board.

By hosting a hydrogen production and distribution plant, built by HyPort, Toulouse-Blagnac airport confirms its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality on the ground. the platform. This ambitious project is also the first response of the airport to the commitment we made in the framework of the European Net Zero 2050 program, to ensure a reasoned and sustainable development of our activity. ”

The airport of Toulouse-Blagnac will be the first in the world to deploy transport fueled with hydrogen on its runways.

The hydrogen buses will be provided by the regional company SAFRA.

 

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