Broad European consortium (TULIPS), led by Schiphol, will accelerate innovations for a more sustainable aviation industry

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The European Commission has awarded €25 million in funding to a consortium with 29 events identified as TULIPS, led by Royal Schiphol Group. The funding is aspect of the European Environmentally friendly Offer, to create improvements that aid the changeover to reduced-carbon mobility and increase sustainability at airports. To notice these troubles in the hard to abate aviation sector, commitment from the whole chain is necessary. The collaboration of airports, airlines, know-how institutes and industrial companions in this special European consortium would make it feasible to lead considerably to sustainable aviation.

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The consortium aims to velocity up the rollout of sustainable systems in aviation and noticeably lead towards the zero emissions and zero waste airports by 2030 and weather-neutral aviation by 2050. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be the proving ground for 17 demonstrator jobs that end result from the collaboration. The TULIPS challenge will kick off in January 2022 and final until eventually December 2025.

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Accelerating sustainability 
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All new innovations aimed at escalating sustainability will be shown at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, although lover airports Oslo, Turin and Larnaka will also implement a collection of these improvements. Airports, airways, know-how institutes and industrial partners will collaborate to speed up sustainability at or close to the airport, these types of as lessening or doing away with auto emissions. In addition, services for recharging aircraft with electricity or hydrogen will be tested, significant-scale offer of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) will be launched and optimised, and circular use of components will be improved. Demonstrations at airside will be carried out to seize extremely-good particles from departing and landing flights. The complete journey of passengers and cargo will be examined, with remedies proposed for an ideal combine of multi-modal options.

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Collaborating at 4 very distinctive airports, with the input from the broad coalition of companions will make it possible for the effect of the solutions on the European climate targets to become apparent. Thriving demonstration of unique steps to speed up sustainability in diverse scenarios will showcase these improvements and how they can be executed through Europe. The outcomes of the undertaking are predicted to lead noticeably to the decarbonisation of the aviation sector. The relevant knowledge attained will be shared publicly with the aviation business and other European airports, which will allow them to use the TULIPS principles and technologies by simple roadmaps.

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Partners 

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Royal Schiphol Team took the initiative to post a proposal. The TULIPS consortium is a partnership among Royal Schiphol Team and Oslo Airport, SINTEF AS, SINTEF Energi AS, Hermes Airports, Catalink Ltd, Torino Airport, Politecnico di Torino, Beta-I, Egis S.A., Surplus Materials Trade, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, KLM Royal Dutch Airways, KLM Machines Services, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mobility Notion, Royal NLR Netherlands Aerospace Centre, Nouryon Industrial Chemical substances, Pipistrel Vertical Methods, Port of Amsterdam, SKYNRG, TNO, TU Delft, Instituto Superior Téchnico, University of Antwerp, BAM Infraconsult, Ballard Electrical power Systems Europe, DHL World wide Forwarding Netherlands and Zepp.alternatives.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 study and innovation programme below grant agreement No 101036996. 

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