Cargill in wind propulsion initiative

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Cargill is continuing its efforts to decarbonize shipping. The company has partnered with BAR Technologies of the U.K. and Finnish naval architect firm to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology derived from America’s Cup yacht racing to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technology’s WindWings—large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 meters in height—fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships to harness the power of the wind and reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 30%. The number of wing sails can be tailored to the size of the vessel and the route it will take. The project is currently in the design phase, and is expected to be on the water by 2022.

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