Supertanker Becomes Vastly More Efficient by Adding Small Sails

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Takeaways:

  • A crude oil supertanker is making use of four large sails to reduce its fuel consumption.
  • As a result, the sails have reduced consumption by 9.8 percent.
  • The company estimates this system could save over 2900 tons of carbon dioxide emissions when travelling from the Middle East to China.

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