BARGING ON INLAND WATERWAYSEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
© Copyright Dr Milson Macleod 1999
VISIONOur planet is dying because of extreme pollution in the air, earth and sea. It requires urgent reassessment of traditional methods of transportation by land, sea or air. In Europe the most efficient and popular means of transporting cargo is by barge on the intricate network of waterways. The pollution caused by diesel barge engines can be eliminated by their conversion to alternative energy sources, in particular, space energy tapping devices, contributing at the same time to improvement of the general health of the populace.
Welcome to the new industrial revolution - the developments of the 18th Century give way to those of the 21st Century.
MISSIONOur mission is to develop, manufacture, utilize and distribute propulsion systems or retrofits for marine engines, thereby eliminating the use of fossil fuels and reducing pollution on waterways and inland seas. These systems will be used for both demonstration and commercial purposes - making a major contribution to the improvement in the quality of inland waters, and eventually to the oceans themselves.
- Business Consultant:
Dr Milson Macleod is bi-lingual English-German and has a wide business background, including over two decades of experience in materials management in a major municipal government. He introduced guidelines and procedures in the purchasing field, especially electronic purchasing, where he was a pioneer in the integration of electronic financial systems, and was highly regarded as both a researcher and problem solver. A paradigm pioneer.
- Psychologist/Director of Personnel:
Mila Macleod graduated with First Class Honours in Pedagogica and Psychology in 1976 from the university at Slavyansk, Ukraine. She is certified to teach psychology at university or college level and is well known for solving people problems.
- Chief Financial Officer:
Dima Krushynyn has a Masters Degree in Finance/Economics
- Chief Engineer:
Name to be announced: several leading personalities in Europe will be approached to ascertain their interest in participation.
LEGALTechnical assistance will initially be provided through the Canadian non-profit corporation, 21st CENTURY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION, federally incorporated in 1989.
FINANCEFinancing will be required initially to acquire land on which to build construction facilities, warehousing as well as delivery infrastructure, materials and supplies for marine propulsion systems, or to take over an existing facility for this purpose.
First year costs are estimated at $500 million - $1 billion, although at the moment this constitutes an educated guess, after which some income can be expected to meet ongoing expenses and to provide funds for future expansion.
COMPETITIONThere are many alternative energy systems in the initial stages of development, but none known in the field of cosmic energy. Even with numerous competitors, the market is so great that there is room for all-comers.
LOCATIONThe initial location is planned provisionally for the industrial Ruhrgebiet of Germany, close to the fast-flowing River Rhine, which could be the principal initial market for self-propelled barges. However, it may be more economical to locate in the less costly East, previously known as East Germany, which is not yet so industrially advanced.
VIABILITY or PROFITABILITYWithout effective competition the market is currently infinite. In the Golden Age there will be cooperation rather than competition, as the profit incentive will be withdrawn, there being no more 'shares' in companies for speculation or profiteering. Even with future competition the lead established will be unassailable as this is one of the few projects backed by ET engineers. This revolutionary transportation technology will be highly sought after and other operations will be created as quickly as possible worldwide to meet local demand.
SHORT and LONG-TERM GOALSA prototype facility is planned for an appropriate location in Europe - preferably in Germany. This will be followed by expansion to other locations or to other countries to fill the needs of the worldwide marine engine industry now and in the foreseeable future.
Beginning with barge propulsion systems, the operation will be extended to other forms of marine shipping, from the smallest of craft to ocean liners.