News Release

Yanmar Works to Support the Ocean on World Ocean Day

June 8, 2023
Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.

Hydrogen fuel cell demonstration test boat cruising in Osaka Bay.

Osaka, Japan (June 8, 2023) – On World Ocean Day, Yanmar, a leading provider of advanced marine technology, reaffirms its commitment to protecting and preserving our oceans. With a focus on delivering equipment of the highest quality and minimizing environmental impact, Yanmar is actively working towards a sustainable future.

Under the banner of the Yanmar Green Challenge 2050, the company has set forth an ambitious goal to become an "ecological footprint-free, GHG-free corporation based on recycled resources." This commitment drives Yanmar's activities and innovations aimed at reducing emissions and promoting environmental stewardship.

Yanmar has taken significant strides in reducing marine emissions by shipping more than 1500 units of its SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust purification system. This technology has proven effective in curbing harmful pollutants and minimizing the environmental footprint of marine vessels.

In addition, Yanmar has developed world-leading technology to reduce methane slip in large engines, further demonstrating its dedication to addressing greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the environment.

Yanmar Marine International plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable propulsion solutions for boaters. The company showcases the YANMAR E-sail drive concept, which represents a step towards decarbonization. YMI's Energy Transition Strategy statement solidifies its ongoing commitment to developing sustainable solutions for the marine industry.

Furthermore, Yanmar is at the forefront of fuel cell technology deployment with a focus on commercial marine applications. By exploring innovative and cleaner energy alternatives, Yanmar is actively contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions and environmental pollution.

Collaboration is also a key aspect of Yanmar's efforts. Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd. has joined forces with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Japan Engine Corporation to develop hydrogen engine technology specifically for marine applications. This partnership showcases Yanmar's commitment to pushing boundaries and driving sustainable change.

On World Ocean Day and beyond, Yanmar remains dedicated to its mission of protecting and preserving our oceans. Through ongoing innovation, collaboration, and sustainable practices, Yanmar is leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable marine environment.

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. A pioneer in diesel engine technology, Yanmar is a global innovator in a wide range of industrial equipment, from small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, to machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains. On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar provides advanced solutions to the challenges customers face, towards realizing A Sustainable Future.
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