Bristol Airport to fund green projects

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Bristol Airport will invest £250,000 into projects which could help it reduce carbon emissions. - Credit: Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport has confirmed it will provide funding up to £250,000 for South West businesses that can offer research or projects to help decarbonise the aviation industry.

Aviation Carbon Transition (ACT) Programme can provide grants up to £50,000 for each company willing to take part, with no cap on the number of applications being awarded and Bristol Airport will look favourably on matched-funded projects.

Bristol Airport wants to cater for 20 million passengers in future. Picture: BBC LDRS

Bristol Airport is willing to invest up to £50,000 per project. - Credit: BBC LDRS

Sustainability director, Simon Earle, believes that North Somerset and its surrounding areas offer a range of expertise for the airport.

Mr Earle said: “Our region has a unique cluster of aerospace companies, expertise, and world-leading universities.

"The ACT Programme will provide them with funding to kick-start exciting new initiatives to move aviation towards net-zero, with the option of the airport being available as a testbed for new technology.

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“We are committed to net-zero operations by 2030 with the ACT Programme part of our efforts to work in partnership and cut emissions from flights. We are excited to see what ideas come forward.”

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