Project wants to bring 'internet of things' into marine tech research (file image/pixabay)
Marine technonology research that combines the internet of things with green maritime technologies is to receive a financial boost from the Japanese government.
Japan's ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism has said it will subsidise research by six firms in this area, according to maritime news provider Lloyd's List.
The firms undertaking research include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which will look at the use of liquified petroleum gas and Daihatu Diesel which will study the use of liquified natural gas as bunker fuel.
Under plans unveiled in October and in addition to the research, the ministry has plans for 250 ships equipped with such technology to be available by 2025, the report said.