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Thrust in Nature (2013-14)

Present-day ships consume as much energy on an average trip as many cities in an entire day! The propulsion system of a ship accounts for an immense chunk of that fuel consumption.

Team Thrust In Nature’s challenge was to make huge energy savings in ships a reality, which can reduce travel costs by a significant amount. A nature-inspired ship propulsion system has been developed, inspired by the wave-like movement of a dolphin tail. This system is designed to be the next giant leap in propulsion technology for ABB Marine.

Sponsored by: ABB Marine.

Final Presentation: Thrust in Nature 2014