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Advanced sails to reduce environmental impact and OPEX of maritime transport

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€3 424 003
EU Contribution
€2 396 802
Project website
Project Acronym
bound4blue
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Waterborne icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Maritime transport drives global trade but also contributes to environmental pollution. The EU-funded bound4blue project proposes a highly innovative aeronautics-based wingsail. It uses the wind as a renewable energy source for propulsion to reduce more than 30 % of the fuel used in maritime transport (merchant vessels, fishing vessels, passenger vessels, etc.). It also complies with the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations and the European Green Deal goals. The project proposes two patented types: a foldable wingsail that is more suitable for vessels with space and manoeuvrability restrictions and a suction-based wingsail (eSAIL), more affordable for smaller vessels.

Objectives

b4b has patented and developed a highly novel wingsail based on aeronautics which, making use of the wind as renewable energy source for propulsion, reduces up to 30% of the fuel used in maritime transport (merchant vessels, fishing vessels, passenger vessels, etc.), reducing operating costs and the environmental impact of the maritime industry, also complying with new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations and the European Green Deal goals. So far, the company has two patented different type of wingsails: a foldable wingsail more suitable for vessels with space and maneuverability restrictions; and a suction-based wingsail (eSAIL), suitable for vessels with no restrictions and also more affordable for smaller vessels, like fishing vessels.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.3.1 - The European Innovation Council (EIC)
HORIZON.3.1.2 - The Accelerator
Other Programme
HORIZON-EIC-2021-ACCELERATORCHALLENGES-01-02 Green Deal innovations for the Economic Recovery

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
BOUND 4 BLUE SL
Address
CL MELAMPO 2 PLANTA 1 A OFICINA 3B, 39100 SANTA CRUZ DE BEZANA, Spain
EU Contribution
€2 396 802

Technologies

Technology Theme
Ship propulsion
Technology
Modernisation of drive and power system
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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