Decarbonisation Roadmap published

From Port of Jersey
22nd May 2024

Ports of Jersey has published its Decarbonisation Roadmap two years on from the launch of its Planet and People Plan. The roadmap outlines how the organisation will reach net zero in its operations, reduce its energy consumption by 20%, and support business partners and customers to cut their carbon emissions by 30%, all by 2030.

These targets will be achieved in several ways:

  • converting 90% of boilers to electric or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel by the end of 2025
  • ensuring all new vehicles are either electric, hybrid or HVO from 2025
  • running 50% of all diesel vehicles on HVO by the end of 2025.
  • installing infrastructure to enable business partners to decarbonise ground operations, by the end of 2025
  • supporting 60% of passengers to travel to terminals via sustainable transport by 2030
  • providing electric charging at both terminals by 2027
  • installing three new bike racks for employees and passengers by the end of 2024
  • reducing energy consumption by ensuring all terminal lighting is LED by the end of 2025, and all runway lighting is LED by 2035
  • converting all electricity meters to SMART meters by the end of 2026

Ports of Jersey’s CEO, Matt Thomas, said: “This is the first in a series of roadmaps outlining how we will meet the targets set in our Planet and People Plan. It explains how we plan to become one of the first operationally net zero airports in Europe.  We will reduce the emissions under our direct control, and support our stakeholders, passengers, and business partners to decarbonise our indirect emissions.

“As well as upgrading the fuel we use in our own buildings and vehicles, we remain a test bed for sustainable technology and innovation. We are continuing to work with Blue Islands and Universal Hydrogen to enable hydrogen-powered, zero-emissions flying, and with ALIAS to trial delivery by drones.”

Head of Sustainability and Community Value, Sophie Roffe, said: “We are very much at the start of our journey, and this roadmap is something that will continue to evolve over time as we learn, and as new technology becomes available. We cannot undertake this journey alone, and are committed to working with our community, Government, local business, industry, our employees, and business partners to deliver our net zero ambitions.”

Earlier this year, Ports of Jersey was awarded Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ certification for the Airport

Carbon Accreditation and has now embarked on becoming an accredited EcoPort. It’s hoped this process will be completed by the end of 2024.

Airport Carbon Accreditation is a global carbon management programme for airports that independently assesses and recognises airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions.

HVO is a synthetic diesel made from renewable vegetable oil, animal oil or fat. It is classed as a drop-in alternative to fossil diesel and heating oil, reducing combustion emissions by up to 90%.

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