Decarbonisation & future fuels
Decarbonisation & future fuels

Sustainable fuels play a key role on the paths to carbon neutral societies

Articles

Mikko Pulkkinen Wärtsilä
22 SEP 2022 Article
3 min read

The 5 key lessons learned from collaborations and partnerships

Collaboration between companies of different shapes and sizes can open up...
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18 AUG 2022 Article
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Hard data and modelling make decarbonisation a reality

Wärtsilä’s decarbonisation experts use advanced technology to create and implement...
Chile trailblazes path to a 100% renewable energy system
28 JUL 2022 Article
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Chile trailblazes path to a 100% renewable energy system

A new Wärtsilä white paper reveals how Chile can be a frontrunner in decarbonisation.
Middle East forming future decarbonised energy landscape
19 JUL 2022 Article
9 min read

Middle East forming future decarbonised energy landscape

Wärtsilä’s Patrik Farkas guides us through the opportunities that decarbonisation presents...
The Partner Campus: a unique cocreation gateway for Wärtsilä innovation
7 JUL 2022 Article
4 min read

The Partner Campus: a unique cocreation gateway for Wärtsilä innovation

Wärtsilä’s Sustainable Technology Hub in Finland will serve as a new type of...
Hydrogen fuel tests ongoing at Wärtsilä
16 JUN 2022 Article
4 min read

Exploring an array of sustainable fuels

Wärtsilä is pioneering the development and testing of numerous sustainable fuels that could help to phase...
Southeast Asia COP26 achieve net zero by 2050
30 MAY 2022 Article
5 min read

How can Southeast Asia meet the commitments of COP26 and achieve net zero by 2050?

Many of the leaders who attended COP26 at the end of 2021 made...
10 MAY 2022 Article
7 min read

Decarbonise with a plan and a partner

“Decarbonisation is an opportunity to be taken. Don’t think of it as only a challenge to be solved.”...
Wärtsilä x Paulig
5 MAY 2022 Article
5 min read

Brewing coffee from thin air with an innovative partnership

Wärtsilä CEO and President Håkan Agnevall and Paulig CEO and President Rolf Ladau...
Kemsley
14 APR 2022 Article
5 min read

Charging up in the UK

As the EV revolution takes off, we look at how and why Pivot Power is building Britain’s most powerful electric vehicle...
Wärtsilä powers up Keppel O&M’s next-gen Floating Living Lab
17 MAR 2022 Article
6 min read

Wärtsilä powers up Keppel O&M’s next-gen Floating Living Lab

As the transformation towards a 100% renewable energy future picks up speed, Wärtsilä...
21 FEB 2022 Article
4 min read

The many shades of green

The European Commission surprised the market recently when it published the Complementary Climate Delegated Act, which says...
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19 JAN 2022 Article
3 min read

Trends to follow in the energy and power sector in 2022

2021, an exceptional year in the energy and power sector, is now behind us. During the past...
Sushil Purohit
31 DEC 2021 Article
3 min read

Closing 2021 - COP26 reflections on transition to net-zero

As the dust has settled in Glasgow, where global political, business and community...
Renewables roundtable
15 DEC 2021 Article
5 min read

Renewables roundtable

“An energy system based only on renewables will never work because…” When it comes to renewables, it can be easy to jump to...
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25 OCT 2021 Article
8 min read

Front-loading a net zero future – a few key transition steps away

This autumn, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – will bring the world...
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29 SEP 2021 Article
6 min read

A taste of a carbon-neutral energy future

What’s the connection between tasty coffee, clear thinking, and carbon dioxide? Visitors of Expo 2020...
Wärtsilä Insights banner image - Rapidly replacing coal is Europe’s best bet
22 SEP 2021 Article
5 min read

Rapidly replacing coal is Europe’s best bet

Phasing out coal is critical for Europe to reach its net zero targets by 2050. At present, the European...
Vantaan Energia Wärtsilä article
24 AUG 2021 Article
7 min read

The building blocks of decarbonisation: Power-to-X and sector coupling

Power-to-X will be one of the key solutions to accelerate the energy...
Future Fuels Society
22 JUL 2021 Article
7 min read

Can green hydrogen fuel the future?

Mass production of renewable fuels will be a key component in decarbonising the planet. The key to solving this...
Ville Rimali Wärtsilä
15 JUL 2021 Article
3 min read

Unsystematic Decarbonisation is akin to Climbing Everest without a map

Governments worldwide have made declarations to achieve net zero emissions by...
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1 JUL 2021 Article
7 min read

Green light for conversion

Wärtsilä specialises in gas conversion projects that make the switch from diesel to natural gas, LNG, and, ultimately,...
World Expo illustration
1 JUL 2021 Article
6 min read

Imagine a world where you can brew coffee with thin air

As we grapple with massive challenges like a global pandemic, the climate crisis and...
Fuels of the Future
28 JUN 2021 Article
6 min read

Fuels of the Future

How do you create carbon neutral, synthetic fuels? Where can they be used? What can be done to accelerate decarbonisation and...
4 Questions on Sector Coupling
14 JUN 2021 Article
4 min read

4 questions on sector coupling

Sector coupling is a term that is increasingly heard in connection with the decarbonisation of energy systems.
Dictionary of future fuels
7 JUN 2021 Article
6 min read

Dictionary of future fuels

What is green hydrogen? What is pink hydrogen? What does Power-to-X technology mean? When it comes to future fuels, there...
Changing the world for the better – together
8 APR 2021 Article
6 min read

Changing the world for the better – together

Question: What does a start-up really need? Answer: It needs customers that are willing to experiment,...
An ecosystem takes shape
26 JAN 2021 Article
5 min read

An ecosystem takes shape

Power-to-X is a groundbreaking process, but Wärtsilä knows that creating an ecosystem around it is the only way to realise...
21 JAN 2021 Article
4 min read

Power-to-X to play key role in accelerating the energy transition

There is a great deal of interest in how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the...
Train passing before wind turbines
14 DEC 2020 Article
6 min read

Resilient renewables a top pick for investors

The global pandemic has encouraged investment in renewable energy, but is this only a trend?
Copenhagen embankment
10 NOV 2020 Article
5 min read

Danish maritime industry sails into a zero-emission future

Denmark’s new Climate Act calls for a 70% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Find out...
Jussi Heikkinen
20 OCT 2020 Article
3 min read

What role can hydrogen play on the path to a 100% renewable energy future?

Wärtsilä announced in May that it was exploring technology to allow its...
10 SEP 2020 Article
3 min read

Big Oil inches towards renewables

As global investments into renewable energy rise, major oil companies are sensing new business opportunities in...
windfarm at night
3 SEP 2020 Article
6 min read

5 technologies changing the future of renewable energy

The renewable energy market is changing thanks to falling prices and increased demand for...
Nigeria energy
26 NOV 2019 Article
5 min read

How renewables are electrifying Nigeria’s future

Nigeria currently produces only a fraction of the electricity its growing population needs. How can...
Cristiano Rocha power plant
26 AUG 2020 Article
5 min read

The connection between gas conversions and clean energy

Brazil’s example shows the role gas conversions can play in making power plants more...
Michael Wilshire from Bloomberg New Energy Finance
16 MAY 2018 Article
3 min read

Podcast: Michael Wilshire from Bloomberg New Energy Finance

In this Wärtsilä Podcast, Michael Wilshire, Head of Strategy at Bloomberg New Energy...
Challenges and opportunities with energy's future
6 DEC 2017 Article
4 min read

Challenges and opportunities with energy’s future

We should not only focus on the quantity but the quality of energy, says Laura Cozzi from the...
The next-gen office Powered by science
10 SEP 2019 Article
5 min read

The next-gen office: Powered by science

Wärtsilä is collaborating with Soletair Power, a Finnish start-up operating in the field of Power-to-X to...
Decoding small-scale LNG supply contracts
12 DEC 2017 Article
4 min read

Decoding small-scale LNG supply contracts

Pipeline natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) have been readily available in some geographical...
LNG terminals land-based vs. floating storage and regasification technology
2 JAN 2018 Article
3 min read

Expanding small-scale LNG with private-sector investment

Private sector participation through the Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model may hold...
Powering up the Mediterranean LNG market
23 FEB 2017 Article
3 min read

Powering up the Mediterranean LNG market

New strict EMISSION legislation will incite power plants and ships operating in and around the...
Turning plastics into power
19 APR 2017 Article
3 min read

Turning plastics into power

"At the state-of-the-art premises of Wärtsilä’s Fuel Laboratory Services, researchers explore novel fuel flexibility...
Green Innovation Islands adopting renewables
19 APR 2018 Article
3 min read

Green Innovation: Islands adopting renewables

When the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in April 2016, it was fully endorsed by fifteen nations....
Natural gas takes the role as backup fuel
22 MAY 2018 Article
6 min read

Natural gas takes the role as backup fuel

The market for energy production, using gas, is ever growing. More customers want to go for a pure gas...
Optimising the South African power system
11 JUL 2017 Article
5 min read

Optimising the South African power system with ultra-flexible LNG power plants

In accordance with the IRP2010 and Ministerial Determinations, South...
Can oceans provide our energy
21 FEB 2018 Article
3 min read

Can oceans provide our energy?

Humanity has always been in awe of the power of the oceans. But it is now time to harvest the energy of the oceans....
Going green the hybrid way
16 AUG 2017 Article
4 min read

Going green the hybrid way

Last year, the United Kingdom generated more power through wind farms than coal power plants. Read on to find out how and...
Building the perfect hybrid
22 AUG 2017 Article
3 min read

Building the perfect hybrid

"Combining combustion engines and energy storage is a winning formula for Wärtsilä. We tell you why. "
A frustrated optimist’s call for action
20 DEC 2018 Article
4 min read

A frustrated optimist’s call for action

Leaders in the maritime industry are joining forces to support decarbonisation through the Global Maritime...
In Conversation with professor Jero Ahola
14 AUG 2019 Article
4 min read

In Conversation with professor Jero Ahola

Professor Jero Ahola used to advocate solar power as an emission-free source of energy in Finland. Now he...
Azores
6 NOV 2019 Article
5 min read

Learning curves: How software and storage are powering a renewable future

Wärtsilä's machine-learning software and advances in energy storage are...
Solar panel farm at sunset located in South Australia
10 JUN 2020 Article
5 min read

Australia’s renewable capacity set to grow with smart energy management and storage solutions

The need for smart, effective energy management...
Algiers skyline
16 JUN 2020 Article
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Algeria to harness massive renewable potential to diversify energy sector

Algeria is heavily reliant on its oil and gas reserves, but Africa’s...
Details of the Sunship ( Sonnenschiff ) in Freiburg, Germany
25 JUN 2020 Article
4 min read

Sector coupling key to the future of Germany’s clean energy transformation

Germany has been a strong advocate for the transition to renewable...
Cairo skyline
1 JUL 2020 Article
4 min read

Egypt’s energy ambitions

To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it...
28 JUL 2020 Article
5 min read

Flexible CHP – the key to achieving Europe’s Green Deal and combating climate change

As the EU sets the stage for a decarbonised society by 2050,...
GoSol.org Sparks Solar Entrepreneurship in East Africa
11 OCT 2017 Article
4 min read

GoSol.org sparks solar entrepreneurship in East Africa

Where accessible energy is in short supply, it is tough to meet the challenges of day-to-day...
Energy efficiency key to a low-carbon world
17 OCT 2017 Article
3 min read

Energy efficiency: key to a low-carbon world

Switching to renewable sources of power may be the future, but the need to improve the energy...
SparkUp Challenge winner, Carbon Recycling International, wants to make an impact with Power-to-X
31 JAN 2019 Article
6 min read

SparkUp Challenge winner, Carbon Recycling International, wants to make an impact with Power-to-X

Icelandic company Carbon Recycling International...
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11 JUL 2018 Article
5 min read

Re-energising the Australian outback

The landscape of Australia’s outback is changing and for the better. Its mining industry, which consumes as...
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25 JUL 2018 Article
6 min read

Latin American Mining: Switching to renewables

Something is happening in Latin America - home to the world’s largest reserves of copper, silver,...
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16 AUG 2018 Article
6 min read

Sustainable investing is not just PR

When it comes to the environment and social justice, more and more investors are putting their money where...
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17 SEP 2017 Article
5 min read

Can shipping play a role in ending climate change?

Global warming is a reality that is hitting us all, real hard. Collectively, it is our...
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18 SEP 2018 Article
8 min read

Wärtsilä’s floating storage and regasification barges support LNG growth

Global adoption of small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) could be a...
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9 OCT 2019 Article
7 min read

Flexible energy solutions clear the way for renewables in the UK

Flexibility is key in making the move to renewable energy sources. In the UK, which...
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14 NOV 2018 Article
6 min read

Edge computing: Taking IoT beyond the cloud

Until recently, technical limitations stifled the power of IoT to transform areas like marine...
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15 NOV 2018 Article
4 min read

Investing in the future

The journey towards a 100% renewable energy future is gaining momentum. It is time to swing into action and leverage the...
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20 NOV 2018 Article
6 min read

Step on the gas!

The global energy sector is in the midst of a tectonic shift. Coal, which accounts for a third of the world’s energy supply is...
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25 DEC 2018 Article
7 min read

An energy solution for all seasons

While wind and solar power are considered game changers for the energy market, their intermittent nature has...
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27 MAR 2019 Article
4 min read

Towards a future built on 100% renewable energy

If I was to make one prediction for the next couple of decades, it would be that the future as we...
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12 APR 2019 Article
4 min read

Wärtsilä’s Got (Energy) Talent!

Catch them young. That’s precisely what Wärtsilä is doing with its Energy Talent Programme. They recruit like-minded...
A honey pot of innovation
16 APR 2018 Article
4 min read

A honey pot of innovation

Wärtsilä’s Smart Technology Hub in Vaasa will be a state-of-the-art centre of research, product development and production...
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7 MAY 2019 Article
4 min read

The hype and reality of hydrogen as a power source

The potential of hydrogen remains largely unfulfilled, but times are changing thanks in part to...
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20 JUN 2019 Article
6 min read

Energiewende: Germany’s quest to achieve a 100% renewable energy future

European powerhouse Germany has ambitious and far-reaching plans to...
21 AUG 2019 Article
4 min read

Enabling a rapid clean energy transformation in Minnesota

Decades of deliberate efforts to transform the state’s electric segment are bearing fruit...
Reimagining 100% renewable energy
26 MAR 2019 Article
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Reimagining 100% renewable energy

100% renewable energy target is no longer a distant dream. Several countries, islands and regions across the world...
The case for building a circular economy
2 APR 2019 Article
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The case for building a circular economy

Technology can provide solutions for our ailing planet. However, if planned improperly, the process by...
Committed to a 100% renewable energy future
9 APR 2019 Article
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Committed to a 100% renewable energy future

The energy innovation community ‘Committed’ aims to drastically accelerate the transition to cleaner,...
Bidding right at CHP auctions
11 APR 2019 Article
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Bidding right at CHP auctions

It is not electricity alone, heating energy needs to become clean, as well. In an award-winning paper, Wärtsilian Jan...
Synthetic fuels supporting Wartsilas vision of a 100 percent renewable energy future
21 MAY 2019 Article
3 min read

Synthetic fuels: Supporting Wärtsilä’s vision of a 100% renewable energy future

As Wärtsilä continues to pursue a 100% renewable energy future, one...
Renewable Energy gathers pace in the U.S.
5 JUN 2019 Article
4 min read

Renewable Energy gathers pace in the U.S.

Even as the current administration in the United States works to shore up the American coal industry,...
Colorado gears up to meet audacious clean energy goals
19 JUN 2019 Article
5 min read

Colorado gears up to meet audacious clean energy goals

Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ commitment to transitioning his state to 100% renewable energy...
10 OCT 2019 Article
5 min read

A utility-led renewable energy transition in Missouri

Missouri’s largest utility, Ameren, is moving the state towards a renewable energy future....
18 NOV 2019 Article
10 min read

How advanced modelling is helping Ukraine go green

Ukraine is experiencing a boom in renewable energy generation, the result of a decade of multiple...
20 NOV 2019 Article
10 min read

California takes an aggressive approach to clean energy to ensure its future

California has always been at the forefront of combating climate change...
4 DEC 2019 Article
7 min read

The 1.5-degree target is already beyond us, but we shouldn’t give up on climate change – Mika Anttonen

The founder and principal owner of energy...
China the renewable energy superpower
3 JUL 2019 Article
6 min read

China: The renewable energy superpower

China is changing its ‘Qi’ (vital energy) in favour of the environment and has emerged as the world’s...
Taking renewable methanol to the next level
24 JUL 2019 Article
6 min read

Taking renewable methanol to the next level

Winner of the SparkUp Challenge, Carbon Recycling International (CRI) is working together with Wärtsilä...
Italy’s energy system basks in the sun
9 OCT 2019 Article
4 min read

Italy’s energy system basks in the sun

Italy is greatly expanding renewable power generation, but this calls for a significant redesign in its power...
Pekka Tolonen
29 OCT 2019 Article
3 min read

Africa can lead the world in renewable energy

I believe Africa can emerge as the global leader in the drive towards 100 percent renewable energy....
Senegal
11 DEC 2019 Article
5 min read

Senegal: West Africa’s leading light

Senegal is taking steps to move away from heavy fuel oil and coal towards solar and wind while at the same time...
Wärtsilä 31SG
12 DEC 2019 Article
5 min read

Wärtsilä 31SG - Providing power through rain or shine

Its efficiency and reliability make the Wärtsilä 31SG the engine of choice for utilities that...
Polar Vortex
17 DEC 2019 Article
5 min read

Not even a Polar Vortex can knock out renewables

Critics of renewable energy have challenged the ability of wind and solar power to perform during...
Wind turbines in a field in Europe
23 JUN 2020 Article
6 min read

How green energy can drive post-Covid-19 growth

Trends in the energy market in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic are indicating that running almost...
Ivory Coast
7 JAN 2020 Article
4 min read

Enabling energy for all in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast aims to achieve universal energy access by 2025 and triple its generation capacity by 2030. Find...
Energy Business 2020
21 JAN 2020 Article
5 min read

5 trends that will shape the energy sector in 2020

Heading into 2020, the global energy sector must face the challenge of how to balance demand for...
Electrify everything
11 FEB 2020 Article
6 min read

The case for electrifying everything

As the planet heats up and climate change fears intensify, could the answer to this problem be staring us in...
Microgrids lead the way to increased renewable use
20 FEB 2020 Article
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Microgrids lead the way to increased renewable use

Renewable energy sources are increasingly seen as a viable option for areas with unique...
UK charges toward carbon neutrality
6 MAR 2020 Article
4 min read

UK charges toward carbon neutrality

A landmark deal to install 100MW of energy storage in the UK is an important step forward in the country’s drive...
Hydrogen - The future of zero-carbon fuels?
11 MAR 2020 Article
5 min read

Hydrogen - The future of zero-carbon fuels?

Hydrogen has long been considered one of the keys to global decarbonisation, but so far it has been...
How to finance the transition to a 100 percent renewable energy future
19 MAR 2020 Article
8 min read

How to finance the transition to a 100% renewable energy future

Development banks play a critical role in financing sustainable energy projects....
Chile pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050
24 MAR 2018 Article
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Chile pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050

Just months before hosting the annual United Nations climate conference, Chile’s President Sebastián...
Cameroon eyes renewable energy as it scales up its economy
31 MAR 2020 Article
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Cameroon eyes renewable energy as it scales up its economy

All eyes are on Cameroon as the country races to industrialise and improve its economy by...
Growth of offshore wind depends on affordable, reliable support infrastructure
22 APR 2020 Article
6 min read

Growth of offshore wind depends on affordable, reliable support infrastructure

The expansion of offshore wind power requires efficient, effective...
Mapped: Renewable energy systems across 145 countries and regions
6 MAY 2018 Article
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Mapped: Renewable energy systems across 145 countries and regions

Wärtsilä has published a new interactive map – the Atlas of 100% Renewable Energy...
Dynamic duo make the case for circular energy solutions
20 MAY 2020 Article
7 min read

Dynamic duo make the case for circular energy solutions

The Finnish husband-and-wife team behind Q Power argue that large-scale, feasible solutions...
The Wärtsilä biogas polishing and liquefaction units at Tekniska Verken (Linköping, Sweden) are utilising food waste and turning the produced biogas into bioLNG.
2 JUN 2020 Article
2 min read

Biomethane is more than just hot air

Could methane provide the catalyst for a 100% renewable energy future? Biomethane is the new kid on the...
Manila skyline at night
17 JUN 2020 Article
3 min read

Southeast Asia looks to accelerate its deployment of renewables

By installing hybrid power plants now, Southeast Asian countries will leapfrog over...
Mines turn to renewables and efficiency
14 APR 2020 Article

Mines turn to renewables and efficiency

Mines are moving towards decarbonisation, driven by costs and a desire to reduce emissions. Here’s how...
As Europe aims for carbon neutrality, wind power has an important role to play
26 MAY 2020 Article

As Europe aims for carbon neutrality, wind power has an important role to play

The European Commission has set a goal for Europe to become the...