2nd Natural Propulsion seminar (2013)
For more than 80 years MARIN has been involved in optimizing hull forms to reduce resistance and fuel consumption. Today the same techniques are still being used but with additional emphasis on reducing emissions and the impact on the environment. A radical change in propulsion sources could be considered as alternative to engine driven ships: Natural Propulsion.

For thousands of years maritime transport has relied on nature’s power. Today with the twin challenges of volatile oil prices and impending environmental legislation, serious consideration must be given to economically viable, natural propulsion solutions.

Natural Propulsion Seminar
January 2012 a first successful seminar was organised to sustain new initiatives, share potential opportunities and to outline upcoming challenges. More than 100 academics, scientists, naval architects, shippers, entrepreneurs and innovators gathered and shared the latest developments and opportunities. If the shipping sector is going to meet its economic objectives over the coming decades, the sharing and challenging of concepts, ideas and developments, is a vital process. Therefore MARIN is organising a second Natural Propulsion seminar on Thursday January 17 in Wageningen, free of charge.

As shown in the invitation again several companies and research institutes are willing to share their initiatives and present new developments within the field of Natural Propulsion.
The program and itinerary can be viewed here.

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Speaker Company Title
Leo de Vries Wärtsilä, The Netherlands Wind propulsors from ship powering perspective, will they fly?
Erik Jansen TU Delft, The Netherlands 15 knots with solar power, the Solar Boat from Delft University of Technology
Coffee break
Rogier Eggers MARIN, The Netherlands Content of the new SAIL project and updates of other work at MARIN
Carsten Lohmer Wessels Reederei Back to the roots?
Niels Moerke Van Oossanen Naval Architects, The Netherlands Recovering energy from the flow below and behind the hull using the Hull Vane
Jean-Charles Nahon Bureau Mauric, France Naval architecture of the Alcyone – Cousteau’s society Turbosails boat
Patrick Englebert Propelwind, France/Belgium PROPELWIND – update of the project and positioning
Coffee break
Mark Leslie-Miller Dijkstra Naval Architects, The Netherlands The design of the Ecoliner, a Sail assisted Multi Purpose cargo ship
Jörg Sommer Ship propulsion by renewable energies available at sea: Innovations for utilisation of wind and waves

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