According to Japanese media reports, two well-known Japanese manufacturers have decided to jointly develop a hydrogen-powered fuel-powered lithium battery boat. They plan to build related fishing boats and 10-ton small yachts in the summer of 2015, and launch the water trial in Nagasaki Prefecture.
Japanese media pointed out. Represented by the fuel-powered lithium battery vehicle (FCV) launched at the end of 2014, Japan is also developing buses and forklifts that use fuel-powered lithium batteries. Since greenhouse gases are not released during use, hydrogen may be further popularized as a general energy source in the future.
In addition to Japan’s Toda Construction and Yamaha Engines, Iwatani Industries, eco-car R&D startup companies and other companies will also participate in the development. Yamaha is responsible for the supply of hulls, Iwatani Industries provides technical support such as hydrogen treatment, and Toda Construction is responsible for the overall project management. The Ministry of the Environment of Japan will also provide assistance to the project.
It is reported that this fuel-powered lithium battery ship will carry about twice the hydrogen fuel equivalent to a fuel-powered lithium battery vehicle and can travel about 80 kilometers. It is reported that the manufacturing cost at this stage will exceed 100 million yen, which is more than three times higher than that of a diesel-driven small ship of the same size.
In addition, Germany is also conducting related experiments on fuel-powered lithium battery ships. Compared with land transportation, the global development of fuel-powered lithium battery ships lags behind.