The AIRCOAT project has reached the important milestone of 18 months, and continues to advance towards developing a groundbreaking innovation in the field of sustainable shipping, as the EU Green New Deal looks set to include shipping emissions in its carbon-trading scheme.
The very first “Sustainable Shipping Technologies Forum” will take place in Graz, Austria on 26-27 September 2019. The forum provides an overview of the current possibilities and developments in the field of emission-free ocean shipping and wants to point out potentials for future innovations and cooperations. 11 highly innovative international shipping research projects such as HyMethShip and AIRCOAT will be presented and discussed.
As countries struggle to meet their carbon emissions goals, and as both the EU and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) begin the process of monitoring and reporting of fuel oil consumption and CO2 emissions of ships, a number of initiatives are being developed to address these challenges. While 100 maritime CEOs want to fight climate change by slowing down ships, the AIRCOAT project is
The Air Induced friction Reducing ship COATing (AIRCOAT) project aims to develop a passive air lubrication technology inspired by the Salvinia effect. Applying the AIRCOAT technology to ship-hull surfaces will produce a thin permanent air layer when submerged in water. This will reduce the overall frictional resistance while acting as a physical barrier between water and the hull surface. In addition to reducing