We are living through a momentous occasion in history. While global crises in the form of climate change, pandemics and even inequality have pushed humanity to the brink, it has helped open our eyes to the very real danger posed by these issues. Now, in 2022 we find ourselves at a tipping point – one where we can choose to forgo the wasteful ways of the past and build a more sustainable way of life.
The tools, the expertise and the resources to make this happen already exists in various forms. Now imagine if we were able to harness these to enable a better world for all.
This is what inspires Wärtsilä’s participation into the World Expo 2021–2022 in Dubai. The expo brings together visionary ideas, individuals, organisations and governments – all in the hope of building a more resilient and sustainable society. And we, at Wärtsilä, are right there alongside them.
But this is not something we plan to do alone. We want to hear from you and work with you in helping build this better tomorrow. We invite you to share with us your take on hidden opportunities, radical new innovations or even your dream for the future.
"At this point, more than at any other point in our history, people need to know that they can imagine a better future, and also proactively work towards it themselves. Our Power-to-X demonstration unit, which produces synthetic fuel from thin air is living proof of this. And the Expo Dubai will be the place where this and other inspirational examples will give people hope of a more sustainable society and allow them to unleash the power of imagination," tells Atte Palomäki, Wärtsilä’s EVP, Communications, Branding and Marketing.
As one of the Finland pavilion partners, Wärtsilä’s story is built on quintessentially Nordic values of trust, continuous development and the symbiosis of people, nature and technology. This also reflects in Wärtsilä's commitment to decarbonisation.
As a showcase of this commitment, our Power-to-X demo unit – built together with Soletair Power and Q Power – captures carbon dioxide out of the pavilion air and makes synthetic fuel (methane) out of it. While the process improves the air quality in the pavilion, the fuel is then used to power a coffee machine, allowing the visitors of the Finnish pavilion to enjoy a cup of carbon-neutrally brewed Paulig coffee. This innovative Power-to-X technology is an important steppingstone along the path towards sustainable fuels and the decarbonisation of various industries.