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Wind powered barges as shipping goes green

 
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MissAkay

Since 30 Mar 2019
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PostMon Aug 29, 22 10:29 am    Wind powered barges as shipping goes green Reply with quote

🙂💨 and why not?! And it could create some fun jobs! Just imagine all the hatchlings that could be transported by wind instead of diesel.

…”BAR Technologies, which designed the 37.5-meter rigid sails that will be installed on Cargill’s chartered ship, and others are competing to install multiple sails on vessels. Michelin, the tire company, will install a 100-square-meter (1,076-sq-ft) inflatable and retractable automated wing sail on a container ship for a trial later this year, it says. Netherlands-based Econowind BV is installing its Ventifoil wing-shaped device, which creates suction that generates thrust for a ship, on two cargo vessels this year. Others are developing a sail that can be put in a container after use and easily moved around to other ships.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-24/wind-power-comes-to-cargo-ships-as-shipping-goes-green

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ezryder111

Since 24 Dec 2012
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PostTue Aug 30, 22 9:35 am     Reply with quote

Cool article, I don't think I've seen "rotor sails" before...interesting concept. I don't see why they couldn't use that in the Gorge for an industrial application. As they said, the wind is there and it's free, so why not use it?

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MissAkay

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PostTue Aug 30, 22 10:08 pm     Reply with quote

I agree. The rotor sails are so interesting. But imagine parafoil kites leading the barges and no stink after them. Shocked

“Airseas, founded by former engineers at aerospace giant Airbus SE, installed a parafoil kite that can be deployed with the push of a button…”


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