A new institute based in Japan will link together ship and marine related research projects with research locations.
A new institute based in Japan will link together ship and marine related research projects with research locations. According to a statement 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 Iron Works & KEI System.
Topics and research areas to be investigated by the institute include:
Study of ship and marine solar power systems including photovoltaic (PV) panel technologies. Airflow around ships and marine structures. Ship-based automation, control and monitoring systems. Autonomous and unmanned vessels.
Energy storage technologies including fuel cells.
Starting from mid-2019 EMP will begin working with additional companies within the framework of the EMP Research Institute. In addition, EMP will work with its strategic partners to expand R&D activities at the Onomichi Marine Tech Test Center (MTTC) and on-board ships. Activities related to the Aquarius Eco Ship and Aquarius Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) projects will also be co-ordinated by the EMP Research Institute.