Zero Emission Marine – Virtual launch event

Zero Emission Marine launch event was successfully held on April 7th, 2022.

The event gathered close to 150 interested potential ecosystem members together. Below we have linked the presentation recordings, so that anyone interested in the ecosystem is able to hear the interesting speeches.

Zero Emission Marine is a research, development and innovation project co-funded by Business Finland through the challenge competition for leading companies and by Wärtsilä. The project enables a zero-emission marine ecosystem for the development of sustainable technology solutions. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the marine sector by 60% by 2030 through unique maritime co-operation and all products from the ecosystem will be carbon-neutral or carbon-negative by 2050.

The launch event provided a comprehensive outlook to the Zero Emission Marine mission, streams and ecosystem co-operation opportunities through presentations and workshops. The project aims to create an ecosystem of over 200 organisations to drive the R&D for sustainable solutions.


13.00–13.10 Introduction to Zero Emission Marine (watch recording)
Hannu Mäntymaa, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Finland

13.10–13.30 Keynote (watch recording)
Elina Andersson, Secretary General, Finnish Marine Industries

13.30–13.40 Veturi & opportunities for international networking and collaboration (watch recording)
Riku Mäkelä, Counsellor, Innovation and Trade Affairs, Embassy of Finland, Singapore and
Esa Lindqvist, Ecosystem lead, Business Finland

13.40–14.20 Introduction to Zero Emission Marine themes by work package leaders (watch recording)

  • Technologies enabling introduction of green fuels: Kaj Portin, Wärtsilä
  • Green fuel production: Kenneth Widell, Wärtsilä
  • Automated and optimized operations: Lauri Kovanen, Wärtsilä
  • Outcome based business model: Juho Nurmi, Wärtsilä
  • Q&A session

14.20–14.35 Experiences from Nokia Veturi programs (watch recording)
 Jarkko Pellikka, Program Director, Industrial 5G, Nokia

14.35–15.00 Coffee break + networking in breakout rooms

15.00–15.45 Thematical workshops

15.45 – 16.00 Wrap-up (watch recording)
Kenneth Widell, Programme Manager, Wärtsilä

Place: Virtual event Time: 7.04.2022