Hydrogen-powered tug planned for Japanese ports

Hydrogen-powered tug planned for Japanese ports

Japanese tug operator Tokyo Kisen and shipping research consortium e5 Lab have jointly developed a tugboat powered by hydrogen.

The electric propulsion tug is fully electrified and designed to minimise environmental footprint.

It utilises a large-capacity battery system as a main power source and a hydrogen fuel cell and generator as the auxiliary power source.

In a statement, the companies said, “We will proceed with the project by seeking advice from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, ClassNK, and others for the regulatory compliance.”

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