The Cargill Kite-Powered Vessel to Set Sail as Early as 2012

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 3, 2011 • References: & fastcompany
It's no secret that some of the most pollution created is in the shipping business, but the Cargill kite-powered cargo ship could change everything. By strapping on a 320-square meter kite to one of its long-term chartered ships, it'll inspire many other shipping companies to do the same--at least, we can only hope.

Partnering up with SkySails and their patented technology, the Cargill kite-powered cargo ship will be able to generate enough eco-friendly energy to cut back on the use of fuel significantly--by almost 35% in ideal conditions.

The Cargill kite-powered cargo ship plans to set sail sometime in 2012 with its usual load of up to 30,000 deadweight tons. Kudos to Cargill and SkySails for taking an active role in making our world a better place to live. Stats for Wind-Driven Ships Trending: Older & Chilly
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