- What the TULIPS program is and where the facilities will be held
Schiphol Airport consortium secures €25m to push envelope on sustainability, hydrogen for aviation. Cash for the parties in the consortium named TULIPS will be used to unbox innovations that support the transition to low-carbon mobility and increase sustainability at airports.
Running from January next year until December 2025, the TULIPS programme will use Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) as the ‘proving ground’ for 17 demonstrator projects borne out of the collaboration between parties in the consortium. Reducing or eliminating vehicle emissions, testing facilities for recharging aircraft with electricity or hydrogen, introducing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and improving use of circular materials are among the the innovations.
“The relevant knowledge gained will be shared publicly with the aviation industry and other European airports, which will allow them to apply the TULIPS concepts and technologies through practical roadmaps.”