COVID-19 could be driving force to decarbonise shipping before 2050

OFFSHORE ENERGY | The coronavirus pandemic is opening up many new opportunities for the shipping industry, Cristina Aleixendri, COO at bound4blue, said during a video conference hosted by SMM. 


 “The coronavirus could be the driving force enabling us to achieve the decarbonisation goals even before 2050,” Aleixendri pointed out, explaining that one possible way to cut emissions today is wind propulsion.


Her Catalan start-up does its share to make it happen — bound4blue has developed a smart sail system called ‘Wingsail’. It is a a foldable and autonomous wingsail system that can be integrated onto a wide range of vessels.


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