Air travel contributes to climate change, and 30 million people travel out of Copenhagen Airport (CPH) every year. CPH’s aim is to reach zero CO2 emissions by 2050, including flights as well as ground transport and operations. This requires partnerships with researchers and decision-makers to create possible solutions for sustainable fuel, electrical aircraft and climate-friendly technologies, and in 2018, CPH initiated a collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark in the EU-funded project “Energy X”.
The vision is to catalyse solar and wind power into a chemical compound, thereby producing fuel for the aviation industry. The project is expected to run for several years. The goal of Energy-X is to gather knowledge, technologies, and expertise from all over Europe to overcome the final challenges of achieving efficient energy conversion.