R&D supporting business
The purpose of our Research and Development (R&D) is to improve Fortum’s competitiveness and to create a basis for new profitable business.
R&D activities help Fortum to enable a sustainable, carbon dioxide-free future.
The main areas of R&D activities are:
- The advanced technologies included in Fortum's existing energy system. In this field, nuclear power is our most important research area. In addition, we are developing integrated combined heat and power systems, i.e. CHP+ plants.
- New technologies and solutions supporting development of the energy system towards the future Solar Economy. Targets of development in this area include solar and wave power as well as innovative customer solutions.
Fortum's total R&D expenditure in 2013 was EUR 49 million (2012: 41), which corresponded to 0.8% of sales (2012: 0.7%).