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‘World’s first’ high-pressure ship refuelling with hydrogen completed in Osaka, Japan
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‘World’s first’ high-pressure ship refuelling with hydrogen completed in Osaka, Japan

Marking a major milestone in the maritime industry, Yanmar Power Technology has completed a 70MPa high-pressure hydrogen refuelling of a ship – and the company believes it to be a world first.

The Yanmar Holdings subsidiary last week (Oct 20) confirmed the refuelling which featured a demonstration test boat, equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system.

Once refuelled, the boat then ran a route around the planned island for the Osaka-Kanasai World 2025 and famous tourist spots on the coast of Osaka, Japan.

Refuelling of the ship was carried out in collaboration with Toyota Tshuo Corporation and used a specially licensed high-pressure facility and newly developed refuelling hose.

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