With an aim to achieve net-zero status by 2035, Teesside International Airport is committed to sustainability and creating a cleaner future. Solar energy opportunities are already being progressed as it sets its sights on becoming entirely powered by green energy.
All new properties will be developed to BREEAM Excellent, ensuring the environmental impacts are reduced and creating higher value, lower risk assets. As part of this, electric vehicle recharging points will also be provided.
The airport is part of a consortium led by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and bolstered by industry-leading partners such as Rolls-Royce and Airbus. The partnership is at the forefront of research for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), along with a separate £1billion investment by alfanar. Meanwhile, hydrogen vehicle trials have taken place on-site as part of Department for Transport Hydrogen Transport Test Hub, with an expectation that this will lead to a more permanent source of hydrogen.
Regionally, the Tees Valley is pushing the Government’s carbon-neutral agenda and is ideally placed to support industries including aviation, logistics and manufacturing. Net Zero Teesside aims to deliver the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster, capturing the same amount of energy annually as more than three million homes.
Discussions are underway to link the Airport business parks and their occupiers with alternative sustainable sources to provide future-proofed green energy supplies.