Star Bulk and Eco Marine Power collaborate on renewable energy study

Star Bulk and Eco Marine Power collaborate on renewable energy study

Greek dry bulk giant Star Bulk has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Eco Marine Power (EMP) to jointly study the feasibility of bringing renewable energy solutions to shipping.

The study project covers the engineering issues related to the installation of EMP’s technologies on existing and new bulk carriers. It will also estimate the amount of power that can be provided via renewable energy along selected routes and for specific ship types.

Two Japanese companies, Teramoto Iron Works and The Furukawa Battery, will also be involved during certain stages of the study to assist with resolving issues such as best options for installing batteries on ships utilising both customized battery frame kits and self-contained marine battery housing modules.

The joint study project is scheduled to be conducted over a period of two years.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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