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Press Releases from Eco Marine Power (21 total)

MV Panamana Upgraded with Fuel Consumption & Emissions Monitoring System

Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) and fuel monitoring system integrated for the first time onboard a ship. Fukuoka, Japan – 4th September 2019 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) has recently taken another step forward towards creating its multi-vendor platform for onboard ship systems by completing the integration of its Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) with the onboard fuel monitoring system installed on the large general cargo ship, MV Panamana,

FCR Batteries Obtain ClassNK Acceptance

New battery series now available for wide variety of applications including standby & emergency power. Fukuoka, Japan – 9th July 2019 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) in cooperation with the Furukawa Battery Company of Japan (Furukawa Battery) are pleased to announce that the FCR series of high performance and recyclable batteries been accepted for use on classed or to be classed vessels with Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The FCR series of

Eco Marine Power Applauds Poseidon Principles

Integration of climate considerations into lending decisions will assist in shifting shipping to a more sustainable future. Eco Marine Power (EMP) has applauded the recently announced introduction of the Poseidon Principles – a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of financial institutions’ shipping portfolios. These principles will also have a strong emphasis on zero emissions and EMP’s renewable energy solutions and design concepts are ideally suited to

Ship Solar Power System Installed on Large General Cargo Ship MV Panamana

Ship solar power system & associated equipment installed by crew whilst ship operated normally Fukuoka, Japan – 24th May 2019 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce its Aquarius MAS + Solar solution has been installed on the large general cargo ship MV Panamana. This installation was carried out by the ship’s crew with remote support provided by Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and EMP from Japan.

Eco Marine Power Establishes Research Institute

Institute based in Japan will link together ship and marine related research projects & research locations The Eco Marine Power (EMP) Research Institute will co-ordinate research project and research locations so that knowledge and resources can be shared. The institute will also conduct research with other companies working with renewable energy and green shipping related technologies. Companies currently associated with the EMP Research Institute include The Furukawa Battery Company, Teramoto

MgBOX Magnesium Air Battery for Ship Trials

Portable fuel cell battery developed by Furukawa Battery can provide electricity for up to 5 days Fukuoka, Japan – 7th March 2019 – In co-operation with Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. (Furukawa Battery) and several ship owners, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is conducting an evaluation trial using the MgBOX fuel cell or air battery. These trials will help determine how this innovative emergency battery can be best stored and used on ships.

World-first Installation of Class-Approved UltraBattery Onboard Ship

UltraBattery battery pack to be used for ship solar power system on large general cargo ship. Fukuoka, Japan – 19th December 2018 – As part of a joint project with Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. (Masterbulk), Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that an UltraBattery® (UB) battery pack manufactured by the Furukawa Battery Company (Furukawa Battery) has been installed on the large general cargo ship – MV Panamana. This battery pack

Eco Marine Power and ClassNK Commence Collaboration Regarding EnergySail

Technical co-operation focused on supporting sea trials and commercial production of wind and solar power system for ships. Fukuoka, Japan – 6th November 2018 – In another significant move towards commercial release of the EnergySail, Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has begun collaboration with ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials. The goal is to pave the way to the full

Automation for Ship Renewable Energy Systems Unveiled

Computer systems for sail-assisted propulsion and ship solar power Fukuoka, Japan - 23rd October 2018 - As part of the ongoing strategy to prepare its EnergySail and Aquarius MRE for commercial release, Eco Marine Power (EMP) unveiled today further details of its automated control and monitoring systems. These will enable EMP’s technologies to integrate with existing ship-based systems. This will facilitate the seamless operation between EMP's renewable energy platforms with other

Eco Marine Power Announces Launch of Hybrid Battery Packs

UB-50-12 battery packs with proven hybrid technology ready for use on ships & offshore platforms. Fukuoka, Japan – 29th June 2018 – In co-operation with its strategic partners Furukawa Battery and Teramoto Iron Works, Eco Marine Power (EMP) has today announced the release of two UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs for ship, offshore and land-based renewable energy projects. These safe, reliable and recyclable battery packs will be available in 2.4kWh and 3.6kWh

Eco Marine Power Expands Aquarius Eco Ship Project

Innovative low emission ship design project to be opened up to more technologies & companies Eco Marine Power (EMP) unveiled today its plan to widen the scope of the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invite other companies to join this innovative low-emissions ship design initiative. As part of this plan a wider range of technologies will be studied including fuel cells, air lubrication systems & electrical propulsion plus ship owners that

Star Bulk and Eco Marine Power Commence Renewable Energy Study

Joint study focused on feasibility of installing technologies associated with Aquarius MRE onto existing and new ships Fukuoka, Japan – 21st March 2018 – As part of its continued focus on bringing renewable energy solutions to shipping, Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Star Bulk S.A. (Star Bulk) covering a joint study project focused on the feasibility of using EMP’s technologies

Furukawa Battery Certified as Approved Supplier of Marine Batteries

Certification obtained after factory inspection, evaluation trials & testing by Eco Marine Power Fukuoka, Japan – 19th February 2018 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has formally certified The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. of Japan, as a supplier of batteries for use on ship and marine structures. The certification covers a range of batteries technologies including the hybrid valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) UltraBattery®. Furukawa Battery and EMP first

Eco Marine Power and Teramoto Iron Works Sign Patent License Agreement

In another major step towards bringing rigid sails onto powered ships, Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has signed a patent license agreement with Teramoto Iron Works Ltd concerning patents related to EMP’s EnergySail® and Aquarius MRE® technologies. Teramoto Iron Works is one of the few companies in the world that has experience in the production of rigid sails and was involved in the manufacture of JAMDA sails in

Eco Marine Power to Study Use of Artificial Intelligence in Research Projects

Neural Network Console provided by Sony Network Communications to be utilised to improve control algorithms and analyse research data Fukuoka, Japan – 8th December 2017 – To further enhance its research capabilities Eco Marine Power announced today that it will begin using the Neural Network Console provided by Sony Network Communications Inc., as part of a strategy to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into various ongoing ship related technology projects including the

Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials

World first deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system to commence during 2018 Fukuoka, Japan – 26th July 2017 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has begun preparing for sea trials of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) solution in co-operation with strategic partners and ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi, Japan. This preparatory work will lead to the world’s first installation of

Marine Solar Power Solution Receives Acceptance

Eco Marine Power’s Renewable Energy Solution for Shipping Recognized by ClassNK Fukuoka, Japan - 13th April 2015 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has received the acceptance from ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) for its Aquarius Marine Solar Power solution as installed on classed vessels. The acceptance of this system is a major step forward for EMP and brings to the shipping market a renewable energy solution that can

Teramoto Iron Works and Eco Marine Power form Strategic Alliance

Pathway for commercial production of EnergySail and Aquarius MRE System established. Fukuoka, Japan - 12th May 2014 - Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has taken another major step forward towards bringing its EnergySail and Aquarius MRE System technologies to the market by forming a strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron Works Co. Ltd - a manufacturer of marine equipment located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron

KEI System and Eco Marine Power Establish Aquarius Innovation Lab

Unique research & design facility focused on sustainable shipping technologies Osaka, Japan - 9th December 2013 - KEI System Ltd (KEI) and Eco Marine Power (EMP) are pleased to announce that they have jointly established the Aquarius Innovation Lab to develop sustainable shipping technologies. The facility is located in Osaka, Japan, and includes an indoor test centre plus an outdoor area for evaluating the performance of hardware such as solar panels,

Aquarius MRE System Prototype Testing Commences

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) today announced that lab testing of its Aquarius MRE System – a revolutionary wind & solar power solution for ships – will commence in a test facility in Osaka, Japan from early June. This is a significant move forward as it takes the project into the prototype testing and type approval phase after which sea trials can be conducted. Testing will initially be focused on

Corvus Energy’s Technology Selected for Eco Marine Power Projects

Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has selected Corvus Energy as a strategic technology provider for a range of ongoing development projects including the Aquarius wind & solar power system for ships, the Aquarius eco ship and Medaka urban solar-electric commuter ferry. A range of Corvus Energy technologies such as the AT6500 Energy Storage Module & Battery Management System will be incorporated into Eco Marine Power’s cutting edge marine