Port of Leixões to roll out action plan to become emission-free by 2035

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The Port of Leixões will roll out its roadmap to become the first port with zero emissions by 2035.

In a statement, the Port Authority of Douro, Leixões and Viana (APDL), said throughout 2021 APDL will present its Energy Transition Roadmap.

The decarbonisation plan will not only focus on the phasing out of fossil fuels, but also aim to search for alternative proposals for efficiencies in consumption and electrification of resources through digitalisation.

The Portuguese port will also search for innovative formulas to generate energy using the natural resources of the port in a bid to reach net-zero by 2035, 15 years earlier than the European Green Deal target.

“Leixões is thus at the forefront of European ports in the transition to a new energy model that guarantees port activity and economic progress, making it compatible with an environmental sensitivity assumed to generate new development opportunities, compatible with sustainability and population health,” APDL said in the statement.

APDL teams will be working with Spanish consulting company Inova Labs, which specialises in energy transition projects.

The project team will define the plan and priority lines of action to be progressively announced throughout the year.

Nuno Araújo, President of the Board of Directors of APDL, said, “”The goal is to become an international reference port in southern Europe in the transition to a new energy system based on the use of its own natural resources, with the ambition to be a self-sufficient port with zero emissions.”

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