Researchers test 'whale tail' to make ships more fuel efficient

Whale Tail

(TRONDHEIM, Norway) — Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are testing a "whale tail" on ships to reduce fuel consumption using wave energy, reported. The foils are attached to the underside of the vessel to help speed forward navigation. The foils have been shown to reduce resistance between 9 percent and 17 percent in seas under 3 meters.

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By Professional Mariner Staff