‘Green’ aviation: Luton Airport joins carbon capture study


Although responsible for just 2% of the air transport sector’s total carbon emissions, airport operators have increasingly sought to decarbonise their operations.

A new report titled ‘The viability of Carbon Capture at Airports using Innovative Approaches’ released through a collaboration between Cranfield University and London Luton Airport (LLA) aimed to answer questions around the viability of clean tech solutions to decarbonise the airport.

Carrying more than 50 million passengers in the past five years, LLA is one of the UK’s busiest airports.

Reporting 388 movements per 24 hours on average in 2019, the airport sees a tremendous number of flights going in and out of the city, contributing to a sky-high level of CO2 emissions. 

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