The first "green" expedition in Russia on a sailing trimaran with an electric motor that runs on lithium batteries will kick off in Khanty-Mansiysk on July 1, according to Russian News Agency TASS.
The Arctic expedition will test the sun and wind energy generation in northern latitudes, the Russian Geographical Society's Tomsk Branch reported on its website.
"The Tomsk Branch's member Ildar Mukharashev and his friend Taras Gospodinko plan a unique expedition: Khanty-Mansiysk - the Arctic - St. Petersburg. The travelers will cross the Arctic Ocean seas onboard a plaining sailing trimaran, powered by "green" energy", the release reads.
The expedition will be unique as its main task is to pass the planned route without using fossil fuels. Power would come from the forces of nature only. The trimaran's preparation for the expedition began in 2022.