In 2021, Turin Airport became a partner in the European H2020 consortium TULIPS: the consortium led by Royal Schiphol Group, the managing company of Amsterdam and Rotterdam Airport, is composed of 29 entities, including airports, airlines, universities and research and training institutes, and industrial partners.
The TULIPS project fully meets the objectives of the European Green Deal, and is aimed at developing innovations that facilitate the transition to low-emission mobility, improving the overall sustainability of airports and introducing sustainable fuels and organic carbon sequestration in the aviation sector.
In cooperation with the Politecnico di Torino, systems for the creation of airport energy smart hubs and carbon offsetting will be tested at Turin Airport. In particular, a pilot project will be carried out in preparation for the start-up of an airport smart grid. The project envisages the use of a combined and flexible system, powered by different energy sources such as natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, photovoltaics, as well as energy storage systems.