Yanmar develops hydrogen fuel-cell system for maritime applications
Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd. have announced the development of a hydrogen fuel-cell system for maritime applications based on fuel-cell technology for automobiles.
The company says it has been working on development of future powertrains using hydrogen as fuel. It signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota Motor Corp. to develop a hydrogen fuel-cell system for maritime applications based on hydrogen fuel-cell system components including high-pressure hydrogen tanks on MIRAI, a hydrogen fuel-cell automobile manufactured by Toyota. Yanmar aims to install the maritime fuel-cell system on its own boat and start a field demonstration test by the end of FY2020. Furthermore, the company plans to expand the technology for a variety of applications and deployments.
For more information, visit www.yanmar.com/global.