CPH, the main airport in Denmark, represents the ideal Lighthouse Airport for several reasons.
Ambitious climate goals
Climate ambitions of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), for which CPH is the hub
A growing desire to help facilitate production of local, sustainable and effective SAF
Climate ambitions of the city of Copenhagen and the Danish government
CPH climate goals:
Be a green powered airport (using renewable energy)
Have lean, green and clean ground transport (fossile free equipment and transport)
Accelerate Net Zero aviation
2030: Net Zero airport and ground transport
2050: Net Zero total airport operations
Denmark has the world’s most ambitious CO2-reduction targets
The national Danish government has committed Denmark to a 70 % CO2 reduction goal by 2030. Climate partnerships are established with all major CO2-emission sectors, including the aviation sector.
The Copenhagen region is well connected for SAF and smart Energy
The Copenhagen region has the potential to host a sustainable SAF production based on biomethane, hydrogen from surplus PV production and CO2 from carbon capture.
Biomass, waste and wind power
It has a heating and power supply from large combined heat and power plants (CHP) based on biomass and waste. In nearby Øresund and the Baltic Sea, new large-scale offshore wind parks provide access to a low-cost renewable power supply.
There is also a growing interest among stakeholders to establish a production of synthetic SAF close to CPH.