IT IS STATED THAT ONLY THE 16 LARGEST SHIPS CAUSE MORE POLLUTION THAN ALL THE CARS ON EARTH.
Green Energy at Sea. This same vertical axis morphing wing wind turbine, with some modification for marine application, is to be fitted to both new and existing ships, in order to reduce the amount of diesel and the resultant pollution to the atmosphere from the use of poor quality bunker oil fuel.
New regulations for pollution reduction in shipping is now in place, called the MARPOL Legislation, and compliance is costly, requiring fuel additives and engine modifications.
This new wind turbine will surpass the requirements of this legislation many times, and instead of being an added cost to shipping owners with no financial benefit, it will, according to the desktop analysis, reduce fuel usage by at least 50%.
Best suited to flat-decked cargo and fuel tankers, this turbine will go a long way to cleaning the skies from bunker fuel pollution.