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  • Finnish firm aims to put wind in shipping industry's sails

    Finnish cleantech firm Norsepower claims its rotor sail technology will help the shipping industry become environmentally friendlier. This week the company announced that a pair of its tall, cylindrical sails will be installed for long-term trials on a Maersk Tankers vessel in 2018.

    Instead of large shipping vessels using dirty fossil fuels to traverse the world's oceans, Finnish cleantech firm Norsepower wants to help them harness the wind.

    In favourable wind conditions, the company says its rotor sails help ships use less fuel - without losing speed.
    http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/fi..._sails/9512121

    Damn hippies. Back in the day Finnish shipping tech meant this:
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