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Saturday, 20 December 2008
Wind assisted shipping
Here´s an interesting post over on Roland Piquepaille´s Technology Trends
which is also where I found the excellent graphic. Thanks Roland.
"German designers, who tested a prototype last year, estimate that such a hybrid sailing ship would see a 50 percent reduction of its fuel consumption. Danish and Japanese companies are also designing wind-assisted ships."
The rest of the post is very interesting and is well worth a visit to the site.