By 2030, a little less than seven years from now, Brussels Airport (Brussels-Zaventem), asairport operatoraims to issue only no CO2 emissions.
Since 2018, Brussels Airport has already achieved carbon neutrality for its own emissions as an airport operator. It is already green energy that powers all the buildings and infrastructure operated by Brussels Airport, but also its activities as a company and its fleet of company vehicles. The remaining emissions are offset through offsetting, by supporting green projects according to international standards in Asia.
Brussels Airport had undertaken, within the framework of ACI Europe, to become “Net Zero Carbon” by 2050 at the latest, but this target will now be accelerated to achieve it in 2023. As previously announced, the Belgian airport plans to replace its central heating system with a Net Zero Carbon installation by early 2027, to provide the airport terminal and piers with completely CO2-free heating. Replacing this installation with an innovative alternative without the use of gas will reduce the platform’s total CO2 emissions by approximately 70%. In addition, Brussels Airport will also switch to CO2-free energy for its buildings on the cargo side by 2030.
Additional solar panels will be installed on site and green electricity generated by wind energy will also be purchased. These measures, combined with the standard application of sustainable fossil-free heating techniques in the construction of new buildings, the full electrification of the company car fleet by 2026 and the further electrification of service vehicles , will enable Brussels Airport to be CO2-free as a company by 2030.