B9 Shipping | Exploring Viable Sailing Hybrid Cargo Ships
B9 Shipping is accelerating, through collaboration, the development of 100% renewably powered commercially and technically viable sailing hybrid cargo ships. They are commercially viable today and future proofed for a 30 year lifespan.
B9 Ships are a realistic solution to a suite of complex challenges faced by the shipping sector. B9 Ships are straightforward to build and operate, integrate 21st century design and engineering solutions to create a commercially and technically excellent small ships for an uncertain world.
B9 Ships offer the significant advantage of predictably reduced fuel costs and have the potential to cut the global emissions by nearly 1% without any compromise in performance against oil powered ships.
Supply chain – renewable energy 1. – dry bulk
B9 Ships can also realistically carry chemicals, fuels and other liquids.
B9 Shipping is in discussions with a US cruise line to build a passenger vessel.
B9 pledged its technology to developing nations at COP15. Small islands are excluded from world trade as conventional ships are expensive, too large and an environmental risk to eco-systems. Appropriate small scale B9 Ships are a developmental stimulus for small island states. And, to close the environmental loop, can be used to import, affordably, renewable energy supplies to power the national grid and so offer stability and resilience to nations most at risk from climate change.