Wärtsilä is developing engine technologies for a wide range of fuels including hydrogen.
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.)
Wärtsilä is developing technologies for a wide range of fuels including fossil, bio, synthetic methane, ammonia, methanol/ethanol, hydrogen, and liquid biofuels. Wärtsilä’s research draws on deep experience gained through decades of developing engines as well as supply and storage systems for a wide range of fuels. Wärtsilä has a strong understanding of hydrogen, and gas engines can already use fuel blends of hydrogen in methane, further highlighting the flexibility of our engines. Development will continue throughout the coming years, aimed at defining the most feasible internal combustion engine-based solutions for Energy and Marine applications, enabling the transition to a decarbonized future with green fuels. For the energy market Wärtsilä expects to have an engine and plant concept for pure hydrogen operation ready by 2025.
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