The reduction of carbon dioxide emissions to zero at Helsinki Airport has been achieved through vigorous efforts that have been continuing for many years. a�?The largest airport solar power plant in the Nordic area is under construction at Helsinki Airport,a�? explains Mikko Viinikainen, Finavia’s Sustainable Development Director.
The solar panels are in the process of being installed, and they are expected to be up and running by late summer. When operational, the power plant will have a total capacity of more than 500 kWp. It will supply almost 10% of all the electricity required by the new terminal extensions at Helsinki Airport.
In July, Finavia started using renewable diesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport. The buses travelling between the terminal and aircraft are fuelled by biodiesel produced entirely from waste and residue.
Finavia is also making determined efforts to reduce emissions at its other airports. Relying more on bioenergy and geothermal heat is increasing the use of renewable energy. Finavia’s goal is also to ensure that the companies operating at its airports are also committed to using renewable fuels.