Airbus, Snam and SAVE have signed an MoU to promote hydrogen as a sustainable energy carrier in the airport and air transport sectors.
All three companies will be sharing a common strategy aimed at helping to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from airport activities, starting from Marco Polo airport in Venice, managed by SAVE.
The partnership will cover several areas, starting with future needs and technological options, leading to identifying technical and implementation solutions that will be tested through pilot projects and then extended to a large scale.
The engineering and design studies under the agreement will include the technological infrastructure needed to refuel both aircraft and airport vehicles with hydrogen, with the possibility of evaluating effective solutions for energy needs related to airport accessibility, making the entire airport system zero-emission. An intermodal synergy with road and rail transport could also be activated.
Together, Snam, SAVE and Airbus will be able to develop innovative technologies and end-to-end solutions based on hydrogen and aimed at both Venice airport and other potential users by participating in grant programs and public tenders at both national and European levels.
This agreement, where applicable, will be subject to subsequent binding agreements that the parties will define in compliance with the applicable legislation and regulatory profiles.