On 18 September, the passengers of Riga Airport and the drivers of airport’s passenger buses took part in a special event – in cooperation with the Latvian Hydrogen Association, a hydrogen-electric bus has been tested at the aerodrome throughout the day.
It carries passengers between the terminal and the aircraft, and Riga Airport will analyse the data on its performance when planning the implementation of new technologies in the daily life of the Airport, with a responsibility to reduce emissions and achieve the defined objectives of the Net Zero 2050 initiative – zero emissions by 2050.
Riga Airport has set ambitious sustainability objectives to become a climate-neutral airport. Participation in various types of innovation projects is one of the ways to achieve these objectives by promoting innovation and the development of new technologies, which in the future will also be used at our Airport and will contribute to the competitiveness of Riga Airport.
To explore the possibilities to effectively reduce the climate change impact of the Airport's operations in the future, Riga Airport has also joined the international green mobility project “The BSR Hydrogen Air Transport”, which was initiated by the Hamburg Airport and which aims to connect the rural regions of the Baltic Sea with existing air hubs, also using hydrogen-powered small aircraft.
At the beginning of October, Riga Airport will participate with its assignments in the international hackathon “Hydrogen X Future Hackathon” organised by the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, where participants will develop ideas related to hydrogen and renewable energy resources in a creative and innovative atmosphere.