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Finland's Wartsila has signed a co-operation agreement with energy company Vantaa Energy for pre-engineering work on what is expected to be Finland's...

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Wartsila to design Finland's largest power-to-gas plant

Finland's Wartsila has signed a co-operation agreement with energy company Vantaa Energy for pre-engineering work on what is expected to be Finland's largest power-to-gas project, the companies said on June 15.

The 10-MW plant in the city of Vantaa is due online in 2025 and will also be the first to produce carbon-neutral, synthetic methane on a commercial scale, Wartsila said.  It will create this methane by combining hydrogen extracted from water and CO2 separated from emissions at Vantaa's waste-to-energy plant.

Wartsila will lead the pre-engineering phase of the project. 

"The unique and excellent location of the plant has many advantages. We have access to clean water and renewable electricity using wind energy, and the waste heat produced in the process can be utilised for district heating," Vantaa CEO Jukka Toivonen commented. "The location also enables connections between the electricity, heating, and transport sectors."

"The clock is ticking and we need to accelerate the move towards decarbonisation before it’s too late. This project showcases our vision of working towards a 100% renewable energy future, in which sector coupling and future fuels will play a decisive role," Wartsila's general manager for business development, Saara Kujala, added. "By cooperating with Vantaa Energy in this state-of-the-art project with us leading the pre-engineering, we are developing our Power-to-X technology and integration competences to meet future market needs."