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The age of high-efficiency vessels is dawning. There is a concurrence of factors that place Australia in an important position globally with regard to the development and use of high-efficiency vessels. This paper explores these factors and explains why this is important for Australia and the planet.

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Why is it important?

As the development of high-efficiency vessels approaches a tipping point, the Australian shipbuilding industry's strengths in aluminium manufacturing and Australia's natural advantages in geography and solar energy could place it well for developing and manufacturing the vessels that will be in demand globally in order to reduce vessel emissions.

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This page is a summary of: The dawning of the age of high-efficiency vessels, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, September 2015, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14484846.2015.1093211.
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