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Wärtsilä is developing 100% hydrogen fueled gas engines

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May 18, 2020
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by Benjamin Torda
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The Finnish marine and energy player is developing its gas engines to run on 100% hydrogen – having previously tested blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas. Wärtsilä is targeting power generation and shipping, with the goal of future-proofing its engine technology as decarbonization in both sectors accelerates. As a result, the company is also looking at low-carbon fuels beyond hydrogen. We've highlighted that hydrogen can play a role in power sector decarbonization in select circumstances. Clients should realize that now is the time to start planning for how thermal power assets can play a role in speeding up the energy transition by supporting intermittent renewables, or else face the clear threat of stranded assets.

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