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Green Fooling Spain project, from Vigo Free Trade Zone Innovation Area, wins the 2024 Innovation Prize

The award is promoted by the Association of Naval and Oceanic Engineers of Spain, responsible for the technical management of this stand.

The Green Fooling Spain project, from Vigo Free Trade Zone Innovation Area, has obtained the Innovation Award promoted by the Association of Naval and Oceanic Engineers of Spain.

Developed by a group of naval engineering students from ETSIN in Madrid, Green Fooling Spain is a 100% electric boat that incorporates a system allowing it to navigate by flying over the surface of the sea. This is a unique project in Spain and will soon be tested at Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, being the first Spaniards to participate in this prestigious event that serves as a test bed for the most innovative boats using clean energy. “It is a project that not only incorporates electric propulsion, but also improves navigation efficiency, incorporating a system that works like an airplane wing, it allows us to be much faster,” explained Juan Antonio Pérez Socorro, team leader and student of the Naval Engineering Degree at ETSIN.

“It has been, truly, very difficult to choose a winning project because all the initiatives presented at Navalia 2024 Innovation Space have been of enormous quality,” explained Diego Fernandez Casado, president of the Association of Naval and Oceanic Engineers of Spain. “We have been able to see initiatives providing new perspectives and lines of innovation that outline a more than optimistic future for the maritime sector,” he added.

The initiatives are related to the use of drones, new offshore wind energy systems, the control of marine routes, the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel or the development of submarine batteries, among others. Also, with the development of unmanned vessels; autonomous vessels propulsion using alternative energies (electricity, hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, etc.) - including an electric catamaran; the development of devices that allow the use of clean energy, such as offshore wind or the impulse of waves and solar energy, as well as the development of applications to improve maritime routes and make them more efficient and safer, the oceans Google Maps.