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Fraport will reduce carbon emissions at Frankfurt Airport to under 50,000 tonnes per year by 2030 – and eliminate all carbon emissions by 2045.

Fraport AG will significantly reduce carbon emissions within the Group and at Frankfurt Airport by 2030.

The aim is to cut emissions to 95,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year in the Group as a whole and to 50,000 tonnes at Frankfurt Airport.

Fraport’s targets for its Group airports are based on those set by the countries in which they are located. Thanks to numerous emission reduction projects, Fraport has successfully lowered CO2 emissions at Frankfurt Airport by 50 percent since 1990, the base year stipulated by the international climate protection agreement, despite a steady rise in energy requirements.

Group-wide carbon emissions are to be reduced to zero by 2045..

Fraport: a trailblazer in climate protection

The Fraport Group co-developed the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme together with Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) in 2008 and became the first airport operator in the world to obtain this certification in 2009.

The ACA program has since become the industry standard. The ACA has recertified the high optimization level of CO2 management at Frankfurt Airport annually for 13 years in succession.



Overview of projects – the path to zero carbon  

Here you can find insights into selected projects:

Fraport leverages savings in four main areas:

The number of tonnes of CO₂ Fraport has saved to date by switching to LED technology

Fraport is changing all lighting to energy-saving LEDs. Since 2013, 85% of the lights have been replaced.

vehicles with electric drive systems are already in operation at Frankfurt Airport

More than a sixth of the vehicle fleet at Frankfurt Airport is already made up of electric vehicles.

gigawatt hours of wind power per year. Frankfurt Airport is supplied with wind power under a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with its partner Centrica
households’ worth of energy has been saved through Fraport’s use of more efficient climate control and ventilation technology
Over 40%

The savings in the areas of electric, heating and cooling energy all amount to over 40%.

Latest news from our climate protection programs: Hesse and Fraport boost electromobility

Hessian state government supports expansion of charging infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport AG is gradually converting its ground services vehicle fleet at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to alternative drives. The airport operator is receiving financial support from the state of Hesse. In all, the state government’s two new funding decisions provide Fraport AG with around EUR 690.000. Fraport will invest a total of almost EUR 1.2 million in expanding charging facilities on the airport apron by the end of 2024. The airport operator has also earmarked investments amounting to EUR 17 million for converting specialist ground services vehicles to electric drives over the same period.

Photovoltaic systems

Self-generated solar power

Since March 2021, Fraport AG has been using solar power generated from its own photovoltaic systems at Fraport Airport with a capacity in the megawatts. The first such system was a traditional roof installation at CargoCity South. Fraport now also generates solar energy from vertical panels installed alongside Runway 18 West.

LED technology

Sustainability through new LED technologies

From taxiways and runways to terminal buildings: Fraport has been switching conventional light bulbs for new light-emitting diodes since 2013. To date, the increased efficiency of the LEDs has enabled Fraport to save 5,000 tonnes of CO₂ every year. As well as being more efficient to run, the new LED technologies offer considerable sustainability benefits due to their significantly longer lifetime than traditional bulbs – up to 50,000 hours.

Central air conditioning plant

Renovation of existing infrastructure

The technical control of the buildings is coordinated via technology control centers. Among other things, they control ventilation and air conditioning, heating and cooling, measurement and control technology, building automation, sprinklers and electrical systems, and smoke extraction systems. The renovation of the technology control centers is set to be completed by 2030. The construction works include replacing all of the technical installations and introducing new sprinkler, fire alarm and smoke extraction systems.

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Here you’ll find all press releases and infographics and an explanation of wording and terminology relating to climate protection.

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