The start-up bound4blue is helping shipowners reduce their pollutant emissions as well as reduce their fuel-related costs, aiming at shipping vessels in particular. The Spanish start-up has developed a patented foldable, wingsail solution that reduces toxic emissions which are related to maritime transport by an average of 30%.  It does this by harnessing wind as a complementary form of propulsion. The system operates completely autonomously so that the boat does not require any extra crew members. It’s possible to utilize the device in boats where other less efficient solutions cannot be installed, and it increases the level of safety as well.

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