AuTx the worlds strongest polymerl has the potential to becoming the sail and rigging material of choice for conventional high performance sails and Skysails, the leading renewable ship propulsion technology being developed and commercialised in Germany.
Lighter then air TractionKites are being designed that are up to 200m long by 50 meters wide, capable on megawatt hour power delivery.
The use of Skysails can reduce the fuel consumption of shipping significantly, or completely..
Virtually all existing cargo vessels and new builds can be retro- or outfitted with TractionKites.
60,000 of the worldwide shipping fleet could be retrofitted, and 1,900 of the newly built vessels joining the world’s merchant fleet each year could be predestined to be outfitted with TractionKites.