Zero emissions of CO2, NOx, SOx, particular matters
We use no fossil fuels and thus avoid the above, along with no discharge of toxic waste water, as we see today, when ship owners use scrubber technology to comply with regulations.
No ballast water and
About 1/3 of todays tonnage shipped is ballast water, used to balance the ships when not fully loaded. A large iron ore carrier, transports 100,000 tons of ballast water from China to Brazil which needs to be poisoned or electrified to reduce the spread of invasive species.
Low noise and
We expect to run 60-70% of the time from pure wind propulsion, 20% with assisted engine propulsion and 10-15% on pure engine power, delivered by two electric drives with almost no noise or vibration.
Ability to serve shallow
draft ports and water ways
Reduced weight and the multihull design allow us to service shallow draft ports, closer to the origin of the cargo as well as closer to the end user. Some shallow water countries like India and Bangladesh can reduce their inland transport significantly.
We will move large volumes of cargo from road and rail onto sea transport contributing further reductions in CO2 and other air emissions. We can also sail different routes, take shortcuts and avoid some of the narrow straights that are heavily crowded with traditional vessels.
Low operational costs
We have no fuel expenses and less terminal expences and no need for on shore power supply, nor chemical, sludge or wastewater disposal requirements.
The ambition of Blue Technology is to develop solutions which eliminate many of today’s challenges and help the maritime industry on to a truly sustainable path.
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