Eco Marine Power (EMP) announce that it will exhibit for the first time a working prototype of its EnergySail technology and the automated control system at Sea Japan in Tokyo. This laboratory prototype will be exhibited along with several associated technologies including an energy storage solution and flexible marine grade photovoltaic panels.
The patented EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP that will allow ships to harness the power of the wind and sun in order to reduce fuel costs plus lower noxious gas and carbon emissions. The EnergySail is unlike any other sail and can be used even when a ship is at anchor or in port.
EMP announced earlier this year that sea trials of its EnergySail technology will commence during 2018. The company has also begun joint studies with several ship owners regarding how this technology can be used on a variety of ships including bulk ore carriers, cargo vessels and cruise ships.
In addition the Furukawa Battery Company will display its MgBOX ® - a small portable fuel cell that can be used to recharge or power small devices via two USB ports.
The EnergySail prototype and other technologies will be displayed in the Japan Pavilion in booth JPN-179. English and Japanese speaking staff will also be available to deal with questions and provide explanations. Media interviews and private briefings can be arranged prior to Sea Japan or during the event.