This Polish airport wants to produce hydrogen fuel. It will use solar energy for this purpose

This Polish airport wants to produce hydrogen fuel.  It will use solar energy for this purpose

One of the airports in Poland has its own idea for carrying out a green energy transformation. He wants to produce hydrogen fuel using solar energy.

“Poznań-Ławica Airport has built a solar-hydrogen installation on part of its area. Photovoltaic panels will produce electricity, and the collected rainwater will be electrolyzed to produce green hydrogen,” we read on the website of the Poznań City Hall.

These activities were undertaken as part of the project “Improvement of the energy efficiency of the Poznań-Ławica Airport based on its own green energy”, which is co-financed by the European Union. The first tranche of funds transferred for this purpose amounted to over PLN 6 million.

Poznań-Ławica Airport wants to produce hydrogen fuel

Thanks to the recently commissioned 4 MW photovoltaic farm, the Poznań-Ławica airport will produce energy from the sun, which is to be the driving force behind the green energy transformation of this facility.

The airport authorities came up with the idea to use the energy obtained in this way to produce ecological fuel. As part of the project, a system was developed for producing green hydrogen from solar energy, storing hydrogen fuel and using it at a local refueling station.

Hydrogen fuel is to be produced in an electrolyzer powered exclusively by energy obtained from the sun. For this purpose, however, it will be necessary to significantly expand the photovoltaic infrastructure of the airport, which has been included in the hydrogen development strategy of Greater Poland until 2030.

Lower costs, greater environmental benefits

Thanks to this investment, the costs of electricity consumption at the airport will be reduced by approximately 40 percent. This project, especially after the hydrogen production part is completed, will also have a positive impact on the environment and reduce CO2 emissions – said Jacek Jaśkowiak, mayor of Poznań.

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