Bold move towards primary wind propulsion
During the recent Assises de la Mer maritime conference, Groupe Renault announced the signing of a 3-year partnership with Nantes start-up Neoline.
The plan is to develop a more sustainable maritime transport service powered by wind as a primary propulsion power source, and to contribute to the environmental management of its logistics chain while nearly 60% of the Group's parts and vehicles are transported by sea.
Jean-Philippe Hermine, Vice President, Strategic Environmental Planning Groupe Renault, stated: “Groupe Renault’s objective is to reduce the environmental impact of each vehicle throughout its entire life cycle, from parts transportation up to delivery and end-of-life processing. In the context of our strategy to explore new sustainable mobility solutions and to continue along the road to reducing our carbon footprint, the solution designed by Neoline, which combines energy efficiency and operational relevance, has truly captured our attention”.
Gavin Allwright, Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA) added: "We are delighted to see this news and congratulate Groupe Renault on taking this decisive step towards a fully decarbonised supply chain with these well designed primary wind propulsion vessels. This development is great news for the Neoline team, but also for wind propulsion innovators as a whole with cargo owners and ship operators increasingly considering wind propulsion asa viable, cost effective low carbon option for their fleets.”
By Jake Frith
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