The Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia along with its parent company the DIV Group and scientific institutions have begun work on a zero-emission ship that will combine sails with batteries recharged during operation that will create the first fully sustainable passenger ship. Research and development have been underway for the past two years, in part supported by the EU, and yesterday the yard symbolically marked the beginning of construction.
The goal of the project was to research, develop, and build an eco-friendly sailing vessel using alternative propulsion technologies and energy sources to achieve sustainable mobility with zero emissions. They developed a design that supports environmental sustainability while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air and noise pollution. Read on.