Reseach and development

Fortum is the next generation energy company, and as such our purpose is to create energy that improves life for present and future generations. In order to provide sustainable solutions that fulfil the needs for low emissions, resource efficiency and energy security, and in order to deliver excellent value to our shareholders we have an R&D programme that encompasses all of our areas of operations, from the production of electricity and heat, to the distribution and sales of our products.

The purpose of our research and development (R&D) is to improve Fortum’s competitiveness and to create a basis for new profitable business. Within R&D we have a long-term aspiration in line with our core purpose, and that is to enable a sustainable CO2-free future for Fortum, for the communities we operate in, and for coming generations. Each new development activity is assessed against the criteria of emission reduction and resource-efficiency. The ultimate goal of our R&D programme is to serve our customers through more efficient energy production, more comfortable and better products, and a better environment.

We have defined this through three focus areas for R&D: 

    • performance excellence of current operations 

    • enabling growth 

    • contributing to an emissions-free energy system in the long-term. 

Here you can read about our work towards the solar economy of the future.