The technology group Wärtsilä and Q Power Oy, a Finnish pioneer in biomethanization, signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the development and commercialization of renewable fuels. The companies will work closely together to further develop the market and to find business opportunities for biomethanisation and synthetic fuels globally.
The first target of the cooperation is to showcase a mobile demonstration plant at the Finnish pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai between October 2020 and April 2021. The World Expo is expected to attract 25 million visits, bringing high visibility to the new concept and the possibilities of synthetic fuels.
Q Power’s patented biomethanization concept helps in the transition towards renewable fuels, which are produced by taking CO2 from the atmosphere or industrial processes and combining it with hydrogen. Biomethanization is a Power-to-X technology for producing synthetic methane. Synthetic methane and other synthetic fuels are steps on the path to decarbonizing the energy, transportation and industrial sectors.
The collaboration with Q Power is a continuation of Wärtsilä’s way of working with start-ups and collaborating with other energy players to develop and scale up technologies and business opportunities that support a 100% renewable energy future.