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Most people the company Michelin with car tyres, guide books and stars for quality restaurants. However, the French tyre maker is now ships to be more environmentally friendly. The company has giant sails that it will make shipping greener. Shipping currently a lot of carbon dioxide as oil tankers, container ships and giant cruise ships on fossil fuels to move around the world's oceans. Experts say the industry around 940 million tons of CO2 annually, and that it responsible for about 2.5 per cent of the world's greenhouse gasses. Michelin's engineers say their revolutionary new sails could the amount of CO2 by the shipping industry by 20 per cent.

Michelin is the ancient technology of sails to the most urgent problem facing the world today - climate change. Boats have sails for 5,000 years to cross oceans or along rivers. The new Michelin sails are different. They inflatable. This a ship's crew can fill the sails with air to them to full size. The sails can be deflated quickly if a ship to sail under a low bridge. The sails Michelin are 280 square metres in size. The company hopes to start manufacturing and selling them in 2022. A company spokesperson said: "Our aim is to to the de-carbonization of maritime transport." He added that the good thing about wind is that it is a free fuel.

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