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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a group of experienced senior executives and/or professionals who review on a regular basis EMP's projects and business strategies. The current members of the Eco Marine Power Advisory Board are:


Yoshitaka Teramoto [President - Teramoto Iron Works Co. Ltd.]

Mr. Teramoto - President of Teramoto Iron WorksMr. Yoshitaka Teramoto is the President of Teramoto Iron Works which is based in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. He took up the role as President of the company in 2003.

Teramoto Iron Works was established by his grandfather and has now been manufacturing crane parts for 80 years.

Teramoto Iron Works has a 90% market share for marine derrick cranes in Japan and a 50% market share for manufacturing deck crane posts.

In his spare time Mr. Teramoto interests include watching movies and jogging.





Hidenori Matsumoto [Certified Public Accountant]

hidenori_matsumotoMr. Hidenori Matsumoto started his career with Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC in 1998.   At Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, he was mainly engaged to audit the listed companies such as Banks, Trading Campanies, Manufacturers (chemistry, aluminum, household appliance, beer, steel, and etc), Construction, Hotel, IT Industry, companies getting prepared to be listed).

He also worked in the business practice on public accounts field (incorporated administrative agency, national university corporation, public hospital, local government industry, local government inspection) and participated in establishing and revising the public accounting standards of our country.

After he resigned from Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC in 2011, he established his office (Certified Public Accountant Hidenori Matsumoto Office) in Kyushu with the experience working in as a tax accountant.

He is developing total support for companies including succession planning and business management measures using the experience he gained from conducting bank and financial institution related audits.

In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, long driving distance and has recently started playing golf again.



Akihito Suzuki [CEO - ELT Inc]

akihito_suzuki_profileMr. Akihito Suzuki is a technology, project management and business development professional with over 25 years experience working on assignments in Japan, Indonesia and the United States related to mobile telecommunications and mobile media.

During this period he has held a number of management and senior management roles in areas including product management, mobile terminals development global business strategy and product service planning.

In 2014 he resigned from a senior management position with a major telecommunications company in Japan to start up his own consulting firm - ELT Inc. This company provides consulting services to the mobile industry both in Japan and overseas.

In addition to having a degree in engineering, Mr. Suzuki is also a certified project management professional (PMP).

In his spare time he enjoys bicycling, swimming and travelling.



Greg Atkinson [Founder & Chief Technology Officer - Eco Marine Power]

Greg Atkinson of Eco Marine Power Greg is the Founder of Eco Marine Power and is responsible for new concept designs, product development, system design, strategic alliances and marketing.

His design or concepts include the Aquarius MRE System, EnergySail, Tonbo Hybrid Ferry, Medaka Solar Eco Commuter Ferry, Aquarius Eco Ship & Aquarius Marine Robotic Vessel (MRV).

Before founding Eco Marine Power, Mr.Atkinson spent approximately 12 years in the telecommunications industry where he held senior management roles for a number of major multinational companies in Australia and Japan. During this time he managed  several complex technical projects including large national mobile network deployments. He also held positions in areas such as project management, product management, product development, network support and marketing.

Prior to his career in the telecommunications sector Greg spent 10 years in the Royal Australian Navy in the electronics engineering branch and served onboard the destroyer escorts HMAS Derwent & HMAS Stuart.

Greg holds an MBA, a B.Sc (Elec Eng) an Associate Diploma in Electronic Systems Maintenance and is a qualified radio fitter/mechanic. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA) and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. (MIMarEST)

He first started working in Japan in 1997 and after several moves between Australia & Japan, finally settled in Fukuoka in 2007. (having also lived in Tokyo and Yokohama) He is originally from Sydney, Australia.

Greg is also the Managing Director of Ohori Capital Pty. Ltd.


Aquarius MRE Project and Shipowner Prepare for Sea Trials

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 an integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships using EMP’s patented te... Read more
Eco Marine Power Signs MOU for Supply of Aquarius MAS + Solar

Eco Marine Power Signs MOU for Supply of Aquarius MAS + Solar

Fukuoka, Japan – 18th May 2017 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Singapore based shipping company to supply its Aquarius Management and Automation (MAS) + Solar solution. The solution will also include hardware and software that will allow ships to monitor fuel oil consumption in real time, automatically calculate NOx/SOx/CO2 emissions and interface with marine solar power systems. Initially one ship in the fleet will be installed with the... Read more
Renewable Energy Solutions for Offshore Applications

Renewable Energy Solutions for Offshore Applications

Marine solar power, batteries, mounting frames and computer systems to be customized for jack-up rigs and offshore platforms. Fukuoka, Japan – 26th April 2017 – As part of an ongoing strategy to bring renewable energy solutions to the maritime sector, Eco Marine Power (EMP) along with its strategic partners will jointly offer products and solutions for offshore applications including offshore wind platforms, oil rigs and jack-up systems. These products and solutions will incorporate marine solar power, ba... Read more
Global Study into use of Wind and Solar Power on Ships

Global Study into use of Wind and Solar Power on Ships

Fukuoka, Japan - 8th February 2017 - In co-operation with several shipping companies and technology partners, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has begun a detailed study focused on the practical applications of its patented EnergySail® and Aquarius MRE® technologies. The study will cover the engineering aspects of installing an EnergySail or Aquarius MRE based solution on a variety of ships and the expected Fuel Oil Consumption (FOC) and CO2 savings that can be achieved in an operational... Read more
Eco Marine Power Granted Patent for Rigid Sail Device

Eco Marine Power Granted Patent for Rigid Sail Device

Innovative rigid sail design able to provide a source of clean power that will aid in the reduction of CO2 emissions in the shipping sectorFukuoka, Japan – 26th October 2016 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) a developer of fuel and emission reduction solutions for ships, is pleased to announce that a patent covering core elements of its EnergySail® technology has been granted by the Japan Patent Office. The granting of this patent will allow for the licensing of the technology to proceed so that commercial production of the... Read more

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 Exhibitor Interview

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 Exhibitor Interview – Eco Marine Power. Greg Atkinson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Eco Marine Power (EMP) talks about the company and various R&D projects that are focused on renewable energy solutions for ships. In particular the development of Aquarius MRE (Marine Renewable Energy) is discussed. The patented Aquarius MRE is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that will enable ... Read more
Updated Fuel Consumption & Emissions Monitoring Software Released

Updated Fuel Consumption & Emissions Monitoring Software Released

Aquarius MAS on Blue Star Delos upgraded with new software which allows real-time reporting and logging of fuel consumption and emissions Fukuoka, Japan – 22nd July 2016 – As part of the ongoing Blue Star Delos Renewable Energy Innovation Project, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that the Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) installed on Blue Star Delos has been updated with new fuel oil consumption (FOC) and emissions monitoring software. This updated software combined with the Aquarius... Read more
U.S. Patent for Eco Marine Power

U.S. Patent for Eco Marine Power

Eco Marine Power to Consider Joint Development Projects in the United States Fukuoka, Japan – 4th July 2016 – In another major step towards bringing renewable energy to shipping, Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that it has been granted a United States Patent for technology related to its wind and solar power system for ships – Aquarius MRE. As a result, EMP now intends to explore joint development project opportunities in the United States and is currently considering a number of options. Technologi... Read more
Production of First EnergySail Begins at Factory

Production of First EnergySail Begins at Factory

Automated rigid sail set to bring back wind-assisted propulsion for shipping. Onomichi, Japan – 8th April 2016 – In another important step towards bringing its rigid sail technology onto ships Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased to announce that work has commenced on the production of an EnergySail in Onomichi, Japan. This first ever factory produced EnergySail is being manufactured by EMP's strategic partner - Teramoto Iron Works. The EnergySail® (patent pending) is an automated rigid sail device that enables shi... Read more
Marine Solar Power Product Range Announced

Marine Solar Power Product Range Announced

Innovative Solar Power Solutions and Products for Shipping and Maritime Applications Fukuoka, Japan - 16th February 2016 – Eco Marine Power (EMP) today announced that it has finalised its range of marine solar power solutions and related products. The solutions include Aquarius Marine Solar Power and Aquarius MAS + Solar in addition to standalone products such as class-approved marine batteries and marine solar panel frame kits. These products and solutions are suitable for use on ships, offshore platforms and... Read more
Hybrid marine power solutions save fuel, reduce pollution and are cost effective. Eco Marine Power is at the forefront of developing low emission & fuel efficient solutions for shipping and has a range of innovative technologies available now. Our computer systems also provide a control interface between renewable energy & other power systems on-board ships.
Eco Marine Power is at the forefront of developing and supplying innovative marine renewable energy technologies for shipping which harness the power of the sun & wind. These solutions include our Aquarius MRE System, EnergySail & Aquarius Marine Solar Power which reduce fuel consumption, lower noxious gas emissions and deliver cost benefits.

The Aquarius Management and Automation System or Aquarius MAS is a cost effective alarm handling, monitoring, process handling and data logging platform suitable for a wide range of ships. The system is based upon the reliable and robust KEI 3240 Data Logger and is class approved. The Aquarius MAS can also monitor fuel use & calculate vessel emissions.

Finding the right solar, wind, electric or hybrid marine power solution can be a daunting task so Eco Marine Power works with shipyards and ship owners to help them find the best system for their needs. EMP also developments low emission & sustainable shipping concepts and designs using marine renewable energy technologies & advanced computer systems.
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