Sustainable fuels paper

Sustainable fuels

Get ready for sustainable fuels with flexible Wärtsilä power plants

Get ready for sustainable fuels with flexible Wärtsilä power plants


In order to meet decarbonisation goals and limit the impacts of climate change, national power systems need to reach 100% renewable power generation in future. Renewables like solar and wind will be needed in vast amounts. To balance the intermittent nature of these renewable power sources, engine power plants and energy storage are ideal.

Wärtsilä power plants can already now run on carbon neutral fuels, and we will have solutions available for new sustainable fuels as those become available - both for new power plants and conversions of existing assets. Wärtsilä's continuous research on future fuels and engine technology will ensure reliable power generation with a wide range of sustainable fuels.



  • Introduction
  • The time to decarbonise is now
  • The many types of sustainable fuel
  • Hydrogen in power generation?
  • Wärtsilä is at the forefront of research and development
  • Future-proofing flexible Wärtsilä engine power plants for decarbonised energy systems

Written by

Reetta Kaila
Dr. Reetta Kaila
Director, Sustainable Fuels & Environment
Nina Berg
Nina Berg
Development Manager, Environment
Heini Vassinen
General Manager, Marketing and Communication, Solutions
Fredrik Östman
Fredrik Östman
Fuel Conversion and Decarbonisation