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As soon as the electric aircraft can go in for charging in Halmstad

2019-10-17T04:13:36.954Z

Charging electric aircraft can become a reality at Halmstad airport within five to ten years. It is one of the things that is being worked on in the project Green Airport, where Halmstad city airport is one of 23 Swedish reginoal airports participating.



The three-year project with support from the Swedish Growth Agency and the EU will look at how the smaller Swedish airports can contribute to reduced fossil dependence.

In recent years, the airport in Halmstad has been switching to traffic lights on the runways, solar cells on the airport roof and biofuel in the vehicles.

The major challenge here lies in reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the air.

Fossil-free domestic flight in eleven years

The Swedish aviation industry has set itself the goal of a fossil-free domestic flight in 2030 and a completely fossil-free Swedish flight in 2045.

In the project Green Airport, the Swedish small airports will, among other things, look at how they will contribute to achieving this goal and then it is about, among other things, providing biofuel for aircraft that will refuel and chargers for electric aircraft.

Jonas Svensson, environmental and sustainability manager at Halmstad city airport, believes that the transition can go quickly if the industry just wants to.

- Within the three-year period that the project will be, I am convinced that we have found a solution, he says in SVT's interview.

At the airport in Örnsköldsvik, which is also a part of Green Airport, an experimental operation with electric aircraft has recently started.

Lack of biofuel

Today, the aircraft in Halmstad refuel with aerobatics with the inclusion of five percent biofuel.

- We are one of the few airports that have biofuels continuously in mind, perhaps the only one in Sweden, says Jonas Svensson.

Five percent still sounds a bit, why don't you have more biofuel?

- The problem is that there is a lack of manufacturing. What we know of are two companies in the world that manufacture, says Jonas Svensson.

Source: svt

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