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DFW Awarded $35M for New Zero Carbon Utility Plant

News Image DFW AIRPORT, Texas – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a $35 million grant from the FAA and Department of Transportation to build a new zero carbon central utility plant.

The grant is part of a $1 billion bipartisan infrastructure law to fund improvements to airports across the U.S.

DFW is the largest in the world and the first carbon-neutral airport in the U.S. As part of reaching the Airport’s goal of achieving Net Zero by 2030, DFW plans to construct a new Zero Carbon Electric Central Utility Plant and replace its aging steam piping distribution system with a highly efficient hot water piping system. This addresses current and future heating and cooling demand; improves resiliency and maximizes efficiency. The Airport is grateful to be awarded this grant by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation.  

“The $35M grant was awarded specifically for this project. “The implementation of this new Zero Carbon Electric Central Utility Plant is a key component to the Airport reaching its 2030 goal of achieving net zero carbon,” said Robert Horton, vice president environmental affairs at DFW Airport.

For more information regarding the project, you can visit the project overview page on our website: https://www.dfwairport.com/business/about/investors/zerocarbonecup/

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is the most connected airport in the world. Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major job generator for the North Texas region by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.

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