Bristol Airport launches innovation fund to support decarbonization and race to net zero initiatives

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Bristol Airport in the UK has launched a new fund to kickstart and fast track decarbonization initiatives in the South West, focusing on emissions from flight and transport activity at the airport.

From July 1, businesses and organizations will be able to bid and apply for funding from the ACT Programme, which will have a starting fund of £250,000 (US$534,000). Projects will be considered through an application and interview process.

The Aviation Carbon Transition (ACT) Programme will support initiatives and projects to reduce direct and indirect emissions from airport infrastructure to enable lower/zero emissions; to research and develop decarbonization or alternative fuels for use by airlines; and to design and develop processes and procedures to eliminate emissions, with Bristol Airport being a potential testbed location.

Simon Earles, sustainability and corporate affairs director at Bristol Airport, said, “The launch of the ACT Programme will enable us to develop initiatives and projects to contribute toward decarbonizing aviation and the creation of green jobs.

“We are making great progress toward our target to be carbon neutral for emissions under our direct control by 2025. The ACT Programme demonstrates our commitment to working with others to support innovation in relation to decarbonizing transport and flight emissions outside of our direct control. We look forward to reviewing applications in due course.”

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