YANMAR HAS DEVELOPED a fuel cell technology that uses hydrogen to produce electricity.

The maritime hydrogen fuel cell system for ships has been practically demonstrated. Behind the scenes, there was much collaboration inside the Yanmar Group, and with  government, local authorities, and private corporations representing related industries.

Recent years have seen increasing efforts, all over the world, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards the realization of a carbon neutral society. One hundred and twenty-three  countries and one region including Japan have already announced the goal of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050, and policies to reduce use of fossil fuels are being formulated around the world towards achieving this goal.

For example, the European Commission recently announced its intention to ban the sale of new cars with gasoline and diesel-powered engines by 2035. At the same time, hydrogen is attracting worldwide attention as a clean energy source that can replace fossil fuels.