Turin Airport has adopted an 'impoverishment regime' (Poor grass regime) to make the lawn of the airport grounds poorly attractive for birds and fauna and thus minimize the risk of wildlife strikes and reduce the total working hours of agricultural tractors in order to contain environmental pollution.
Starting in autumn 2021, 15 hectares of green areas have been dedicated to the cultivation of chamomile which promotes biodiversity (beefriendly) and does not attract birdlife. The rest of the organic material collected will be destined for the production of biogas at a specialized company.
The possibility of exploiting the biogas produced at the service of airport infrastructures is being evaluated.
Other projects related to soil and biodiversity protection and implemented in 2022 include the one that involved 4 hectares of land planted with ryegrass and incorporated with biochar, a carbonaceous material obtained by thermal degradation of biomass, as part of an experimental package of the European TULIPS project, in order to demonstrate the benefits of carbon sequestration in airport areas. The technique applied enjoys high replicability; the model tested on our site will be replicated at Amsterdam Schiphol and Larnaca airports.