Patrick Heuts (NL)
Inspired by dolphins, O-foil replaced the screw propeller of a ship with a highly efficient oscillating foil (Flipper). This patented innovation demonstrates simplicity of design reflecting robustness. The sustainable O-foil technology saves up to 50% fuel and thus reduces the carbon emission by 50 per cent as well.
The first barge with O-foil propulsion sailed successfully. This revolutionary break through is the starting point to create a transition. O-foil can modernize the inland-navigation fleet. The silent propulsion improves comfort on board and has a less disturbing effect on water life. O-foil replicates natural motion for the blue road.
O-foil - Patrick Heuts (NL)
|Founder & CEO||Patrick Heuts|
|Postcode Lottery Green Challenge||Runner-up 2013|
|What||Saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions|
|How||By replacing the screw propeller with oscillating foil|