Eco Marine Power

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Eco Marine Power, a company based in Fukuoka, Japan, develops and markets renewable energy based systems for ships and other vessels. The company’s technologies use wind, solar and electric power to develop more energy efficient vessels with smaller carbon footprints.[1]

Founded in July 2010 in Fukuoka, Japan by Ohori Capital, Eco Marine Power aims to provide green power options for vessels and ships. The company is currently bring to market a system that can be used on larger vessels such as bulk carriers and cruise liners. This patented system is known as Aquarius MRE (Marine Renewable Energy).

Eco Marine Power has been internationally recognised for its innovative designs & solutions. The company been nominated for a number of awards including the Katerva Awards (2012) and Sustainable Shipping Awards (2011). It was also the recipient of a 2012 Solutions Inspiring Action Award from the Savannah Oceans Exchange.

Aquarius Project[edit]

In July 2010, Eco Marine Power started a project to create a system for use in large vessels that utilizes wind power and solar energy. Being designed for installation on existing vessels, the system will require maintenance from ships’ crews. A prototype of the system, scheduled for release in early 2012, will be tested and evaluated on the ocean before receiving a full commercial release. [2] The company announced in February 2011 that they would continue working on the project after completing a successful feasibility study.[3][4]In 2016 the company announced it had been granted a patent covering elements of its renewable energy system for ships - Aquarius MRE.[5]

Aquarius Marine Solar Power[edit]

In 2015 the company deployed the first of it's marine solar power solutions for ships - Aquarius Marine Solar Power. The first system was installed on a high speed car and passenger ferry in Greece. The ship was the Blue Star Delos and is owned and operated by Blue Star Ferries. Aquarius Marine Solar Power Gets Class Approval

Tonbo HMP Ferry[edit]

In January 2011, the company unveiled a detailed design for its new Tonbo HMP ferry, with a 250-person carrying capacity, aimed at the tourist vessel market. The ship uses lithium batteries that are charged from solar panels on its roof, and also includes an onboard biofuel generator. The Tonbo’s solar panels allow the ship to travel in areas with bridges. The energy management system on the ship is designed to provide a healthy return on investment.

Partnerships[edit]

Eco Marine Power partners include KEI System, Teramoto Iron Works and The Furukawa Battery Company.[4]

In partnership with Ohori Capital, Eco Marine Power is promoting environmentally friendly marine power solutions in Japan.[6]

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