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EXPO 2020 visitors to enjoy sustainably brewed coffee at Finnish pavilion

Wärtsilä Corporation, Local press release 17 November 2021 at 06:00 UTC+2

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Visitors to the Finnish pavilion at Expo 2020 over the next five months will be able to enjoy fully sustainable brewed coffee, courtesy of two of Finland’s leading companies. Technology group Wärtsilä, and  Paulig, a family-owned international food and beverage company known for its strong portfolio of coffee brands are collaborating to show visitors how a cup of coffee can be brewed using innovative Power-to-X technology. The Power-to-X demonstration unit takes CO from the indoor air and converts it in a biomethanation process into synthetic methane, which then powers the coffee machine. The demo unit is designed to showcase how future fuels can be part of a 100 percent renewable energy future.

“Brewing coffee in a carbon-neutral way, as we are doing at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, is just one way of increasing awareness of the fact that we already have technologies in place that can deliver future fuels out of thin air. Enjoying a tasty coffee is a familiar habit and precious moment for most of us and having it “decarbonised” makes the technology experience tangible and showcases the endless possibilities in this area,” commented Atte Palomäki, Executive Vice President, Communications, Branding & Marketing, Wärtsilä Corporation. 

Both Wärtsilä and Paulig are committed to promoting sustainability, and both employ long-term sustainable thinking and goals as part of their long-term corporate strategies. In its Power-to-X technology development, Wärtsilä has strategic cooperation agreements with Soletair Power and Q Power, two innovative start-up companies with expertise in this field, and is aiming to expand collaborations in this space.

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Contact for more information on this release: 


Alexandre Eykerman
Energy Business Director, Middle East, Wärtsilä Energy & Managing Director, Wärtsilä UAE
Mob: +971 50 7351293

Image caption: Power-to-X demonstration unit at the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Wärtsilä Energy in brief 
Wärtsilä Energy leads the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We help our customers in decarbonisation by developing market-leading technologies. These cover future-fuel enabled balancing power plants, hybrid solutions, energy storage and optimisation technology, including the GEMS energy management platform. Wärtsilä Energy’s lifecycle services are designed to increase efficiency, promote reliability and guarantee operational performance. Our track record comprises 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems delivered to 180 countries around the world. 

Wärtsilä in brief 
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki