Decarbonisation & future fuels
Decarbonisation & future fuels

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

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10 MAY 2022 Article
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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
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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...
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22 SEP 2021 Article
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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...
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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,...
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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
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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
7 min read
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
8 min read
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...