A Shell tanker served as the pilot for Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system, which uses a carpet of microbubbles across a ship’s flat bottom to reduce drag and fuel consumption.

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And while the energy major continued to serve as an adopter of the technology, more companies have become repeat customers of the UK-based firm’s systems.