Following Up on Yesterday's Post - Peacboat.org's New Sail Assist Powered Ship
|Peaceboat's New Ship - EcoShip - Partially Sail powered|
Now in the last stages of planning, the "Ecoship" will be built by Finland's Arctech. It will cost about $500 million, financed in part by impact investors -- funds, rich families and individuals who want to use their cash to improve the world as well as make a profit.
A conventional cruise ship can burn hundreds of tons of heavy fuel oil a day and emit as much particulate matter as a million cars, according to German environmental group NABU.
The "Ecoship" will be fueled by a much cleaner combination of solar panels, wind power and liquid natural gas, and should produce 40% less carbon dioxide than a traditional cruise ship.
"We will have 10 sails, so it will use the wind like traditional sailing ships," Tatsuya explained.
For more information check out - EcoShip Website.
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