InnoBarge Autonomous Barge System

Innobarge was requested bythe National Science Foundation (NSF) to submit a Small Business Innovation Research Grant for research related to the Innobarge Barge System. The project outgrew the narrow research area appropriate for the NSF SBIR funding. A different research and development program has been developed.

Objective:
The InnoBarge Project creates an autonomous electrically powered barge system using the inland river system to relieve truck congestion on the highways and provide an ecologically appropriate and economically sound solution to shippers in meeting the logistic demands of business and retail companies.  A new port design includes a solar field.  The photovoltaic energy powers logistic companies located at the port, local farmers, and the energy needs of the InnoBarge fleet.

InnoBarge Presentation

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One of the pieces of the puzzle: The Port

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