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Airport City Sustainability Campus: Site Tour
Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. Over the past 15 years, YEG strives to be a global leader in ESG and environmental stewardship by investing in and implementing new clean technologies to reduce emissions and advance a sustainable aviation sector. Decarbonizing aviation and transportation are the biggest challenges facing the industry today. YEG has created the Airport City Sustainability Campus (ACSC), which is an integrated ecosystem to foster environmental innovation, reduce carbon emissions, and achieve a NetZero future. As a major transportation hub in Alberta, the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is well positioned to drive the consumer adoption of hydrogen by creating a nexus of supply and demand.
Since the first Canadian Hydrogen Convention in April 2022, YEG has formed partnerships with over 15 Canadian and international companies, to demonstrate, use and promote hydrogen as YEG accelerates the energy evolution in Canada and globally. The airport will be the home to world-leading hydrogen applications from vehicle fleets, to sustainable aviation fuels and related infrastructure for refueling. These partnerships and investments will attract more investment, create jobs, and drive sustainable economic development in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada.
Working with partners in our region like Edmonton Global and the Edmonton Regional Hydrogen Hub allows us to collaborate to attract investments as we work to transition to a low-carbon economy. Decarbonizing is not a solitary effort, strong partnerships and networks are critical for economic development and to promote and accelerate consumer adoption. Edmonton is well positioned for the hydrogen transition with its low cost of production, vast network of pipeline infrastructure, and suitable and existing sites for carbon capture, utilization and storage which are necessary to upgrade natural gas into hydrogen for use as a low-carbon fuel.
This tour will highlight the Airport City Sustainability Campus and the future plans to decarbonize the airport ecosystem as we move closer to our 2040 net-zero targets. We will highlight the role our partners play in driving investments and development that supports, not just the airport ecosystem but, the regional nexus we are creating collaboratively together.