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Hybrid Marine Power

Low Emission and Cost Effective Solutions for Shipping

Hybrid Power or Hybrid Marine Power (HMP) systems lower fuel consumption, reduce airborne pollution and are energy efficient. At Eco Marine Power (EMP) our focus is on HMP or 'Hybrid' solutions that include renewable energy technologies that are not only kind to the environment but are also cost effective and offer an attractive return on investment (ROI) for vessel owners and operators.flexible_solbian_panel_2_600x800

In co-operation with our development partners, we develop and supply hybrid marine power solutions & technologies that are suitable for a wide role of applications for vessels that operate on rivers, bays, lakes & oceans across the world.

Additionally we work on low emission sustainable shipping design concepts what incorporate our hybrid marine power technologies.

Hybrid Marine Power For Ferries and Smaller Vessels

An example of our approach can be seen in solutions like the Tonbo Solar-Electric HMP Ferry.  This cutting edge green passenger ferry will include a hybrid marine power system that will use a specially designed solar module panel array.

The Tonbo will be able to use energy collected via the solar modules to charge on-board batteries in order to reduce fuel consumption and will also be able to rapidly re-charge these batteries by using shore power when alongside.

The solar module panel assembly or array is being developed by Eco Marine Power and will be controlled by an easy to use computer system. This solar panel array will be able to be be raised as the ship or ferry cruises or lowered so that the Tonbo can pass under a ltonbo_solar_ferry_pierow bridges or other obstacles. A variation of the Tonbo with fixed solar panels will also be available.

Hybrid power or hybrid marine power (HMP) can also be used to provide power for facilities on a ship such as catering equipment, fans and lighting. For example an LED lighting system could be powered in the evenings from energy stored in the batteries collected during the day and the same batteries would also be able to provide power to electric motors and move the vessel quietly & emission free across the water.

Another innovative solar ferry design by EMP is the Medaka Eco Ferry. This smaller solar-electric ferry is being developed to operate as a eco-friendly urban commuter ferry especially in cities where noise & air pollution levels are high. It is anticipated that vessels like the Medaka will play an important role in making urban water transport networks more environmentally friendly.

Wind and Solar Hybrid Power for Ships

For larger vessels and ships Eco Marine Power along with a group of partner companies is developing the patented Aquarius MRE System. Furukawa Type Approved Battery Pack

The Aquarius MRE System is an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, solar panels, energy storage modules that will enable ships to tap into renewable energy by harnessing the power provided by the wind and sun. The array of rigid sails will be automatically positioned to best suit the prevailing weather conditions and can be lowered and stored when not in use or in bad weather.

The array of rigid sails are based on EMP's EnergySail technology (Patent Pending) and can even be used when a ship is at anchor or in harbour. Clearly the EnergySail is unlike any other sail.

All EMP's hybrid marine power and marine renewable energy solution incorporate the Aquarius Management and Automation System or Aquarius MAS.

Hybrid Marine Power Solutions - The Future

The innovative hykei3240_dl_trends_web_smallbrid marine concepts and technologies from Eco Marine Power will not only reduce fuel costs, but they will also play an important role in assisting ship owners/operators meet the requirements of operating in Emission Control Areas (ECA), marine parks and nature reserves etc.

Additionally solar-electric commuter ferries will fulfil an important role in energy-efficient cities near harbours, bays and waterways in the years ahead. Not only will these vessels reduce fuel costs but they will also help reduce air and noise pollution thus improving the quality of life in these cities.

Further reading: Aquarius Marine Solar Power     EMP Technologies Overview


EnergySail and Aquarius MRE are registered trademarks of Eco Marine Power.

 
         
 

 
 
 
 
 
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 executive officer, Eco Marine Power, Japan, talks about the company, which is leading a number of R&D projects focused on developing cost-effective commercial solutions for utilising wind power and solar energy on vessels such as bulk ore carriers, cargo ships, oil tankers, passenger ferries, USVs and naval frigates. Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2016 exhibitor interview – Eco Marine Po... 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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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