Bristol Airport launches new innovation fund to support decarbonisation and net zero initiatives

Bristol Airport has launched a new fund to kick start and fast track decarbonisation initiatives in the South West focusing on emissions from flight and transport activity at Bristol Airport.

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

The ACT Programme with a starting fund of £250k will be open to businesses and organisations to bid and apply for funding with the projects being considered through an application and interview process. Applications will be welcomed from July 1, 2021.

Simon Earles, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Director, Bristol Airport said: “The launch of the ACT Programme will enable us to develop initiatives and projects to contribute towards decarbonising aviation and the creation of green jobs.  

“We are making great progress towards 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 decarbonising transport and flight emissions outside of our direct control. We look forward to reviewing applications in due course.”

More information on the ACT Programme will be available in the coming weeks on Bristol Airport’s website.