Pursuing greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions
The EU funded SeaTech consortium is developing two symbiotic ship engine and propulsion innovations, that when combined, will lead to a great increase of fuel efficiency and radical emission reductions. The innovations will be characterized by high retrofitability, maintainability and offer ship owners a return-on-investment of 400% due to fuel and operational cost savings.
The proposed renewable-energy-based propulsion innovation consist of a bio-mimetic dynamic wing mounted at the ship bow to augment ship propulsion in moderate and higher sea states, capturing wave energy, producing extra thrust and damping ship motions. The proposed power generation innovation is based on the idea of achieving ultra-high energy conversion efficiency by precisely controlling the engine for achieving radically reduced emissions.