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Mitsui E&S Machinery introduce crane hydrogen fuel cell power pack

Photo: Mitsui ES Machinery RTG powered by hydrogen fuel cell pack
Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd. (MES-M),has announced the completion and power generation verification of a hydrogen fuel cell power pack (FCPP) for a Rubber-Tyred Gantry crane (Transtainer).

MES-M is performing this development project under a grant from Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO).

Fuel Cell integration and performance tests were carried out with Mitsui E&S Power Systems, Inc. The FCPP will be installed on a Transtainer crane in MES-M Oita Works for further testing and optimisation, according to a company statement.

This is the first application of the integration with Toyota Motor Corporation´s fuel cell and large high-pressure hydrogen fuel tanks in a non-automotive application worldwide. The development of the Zero-Emission (H2-ZE Transtainer crane) will be carried out in 2023 and may be adapted to other applications.  

“As the push for decarbonization intensifies, MES-M is aggressively investing in zero emission technologies to achieve the marine and port industry goal of decarbonization,” said Ichiro Tanaka, President and CEO of MES-M. “The FCPP is a major milestone to achieve decarbonisation."