When nature acts as a role model: Lufthansa Group and BASF introduce sharkskin technology
"Global connectivity is worth being preserved, we need to find ways to make flying greener✈️💚. Investing into the s… t.co/p5jIKAxdpC
We have set ourselves an ambitious goal: The Lufthansa Group aims to reduce its net CO₂ emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and to become carbon-neutral by 2050. This is one of our biggest challenges yet, but we are not afraid to face it.
In summer 2021, the Lufthansa Group CleanTech Hub was therefore launched as a new competence center for climate protection technologies. The CleanTech Hub bundles airline know-how with impulses from the global start-up and science scene. The goal is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, non-CO2 emissions, waste and noise in the Lufthansa Group flight operations within the next 2-4 years. The focus is on topics such as sustainable aviation fuels, retrofits, digital solutions, waste reduction and the mobility of tomorrow.
Our CleanTech Hub Mission
To reduce the climate impact of the aviation industry, we must must foster technologies, operations and especially sustainable fuels. Their market introduction must be accelerated by quickly identifying and scaling up the most innovative production concepts.
Head of Corporate Emissions Management & Sustainable Aviation Fuels Lufthansa Group
The currently available aircraft types will not change in the near future – which means that we need to examine smaller adaptations to realize efficiencies, combine opportunities and rethink old and new components at the same time.
Vice President OEM & Special Engineering Services Lufthansa Technik
We can see that the pandemic has accelerated the digital wave. The crisis should not only be an incentive for us to rethink digital strategies, we should also be conscious about other challenges, that are just around the corner, such as the sustainability agenda.
CEO Lufthansa Systems
Technologies develop and change every day, therefore they offer huge potential that we must identify, grasp and translate into digital solutions to enhance our sustainability capabilities – as an industry as well as with cross-industry partners.
CEO Lufthansa Industry Solutions
The future of aviation must focus on game changing technologies that future proof our business. We want to investigate all ideas to find answers that right now might not be part of our daily operations.
Vice President Fleet Procurement & Aircraft Trading Lufthansa Group
Do you have any questions or want to know more about the Lufthansa Group CleanTech Hub? Our experts are happy to help with your inquiry.
Do you have an innovative tech-driven project that constributes to making the airline industry more sustainable? Are you seeking your next push into the direction of e.g. launching customer or a proof-of-concept? Then we are looking for exactly your concept. Apply here to pitch us your ideas!
We invite you to explore a selection of our established projects, initiatives, and ambitions
Lufthansa Group CleanTech Hub Events
The Lufthansa Group CleanTech Hub is striving for technological excellence to tackle the challenges of climate change