SkySails: Greener Shipping with Kites

Harnessing wind power to tow shipsand reduce their fuel consumption

As a child, Stephan Wrage spent lots of time pursuing two of his favorite activities: flying kites and sailing on Hamburg's Alster lakes. He grew up to become an ardent conservationist, moving into an eco-friendly apartment building that recycles rainwater and uses solar energy for heating. So it's no surprise that the 34-year-old engineer eventually chose a career that combines all three of his passions.

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