Lyon Airport is awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation level 4+

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 11:33
Airport Carbon Accreditation

Lyon Airport reaches the next level of the ACA - Airport Carbon Accreditation program

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is positioned as the first VINCI Airports airport to achieve the highest level of the program with the acquisition of the ACA 4+.

Airport Carbon Accreditation is the global benchmark program that assesses the decarbonization of airports and their contribution to aviation's "Zero Net Carbon Emission" trajectory.

Achieving ACA level 4+ is the consecration of the daily work of the airport's employees and all its partners to achieve Lyon Airport's ambitious goal of being the first airport operator in France to achieve "zero net emissions" of greenhouse gases by 2026.  

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What are the actions implemented by Lyon Airport?

At Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, this recognition underscores VINCI Airports' commitment to reducing the airport's direct emissions on the one hand, and on the other, to involving all the players in the airport ecosystem, including airlines and other partners of the platform, through the following actions:


Energy renovation of Terminal 2 (40% reduction in the building's consumption of all types of energy) and use of low-emission energy (purchase of biogas and green electricity, installation of a biomass plant for the cargo area's heating system by 2025)

Eco-modulation of airport fees, electrical supply systems for aircraft on the ground for airlines (64% of aircraft stations already equipped with 400Hz), electrical recharging stations for passenger vehicles

Development of a network of forest and agricultural carbon sinks, with a Low Carbon Label, near the airport, to sequester the company's residual emissions after maximum reduction

Deployment of green hydrogen with a first gaseous hydrogen station for light vehicles in 2024. Production and distribution stations for gaseous hydrogen for ramp vehicles and heavy mobility, then liquid hydrogen for aircraft, will be built respectively by 2025 and 2030 in the framework of the partnership between VINCI Airports, Airbus and Air Liquide

By 2024, a 15-hectare solar power plant will be commissioned on the airport's parking lots: the electricity produced will be fed back into the grid for the neighboring communities