Blog Sep 2020

Transportation and energy

The link to a smarter cleaner future...

The link to a smarter cleaner future

Innovia’s proud to be partnering with The Ray to present its vision of a united energy and transportation system that’s fit for the future.
Both transport and energy are on the cusp of a dramatic change. As the world continues to shift from a “fossil fuel on demand” model to using more stored renewables, a total renovation of infrastructure is required. Together, The Ray and Innovia have explored how we could get to this future by focusing on an under-utilized resource – the road.

We’re bringing together three big ideas:

1. Land along the right of way is nonarable and state-owned. It could be used to generate clean, renewable electricity.

2. This energy could be used to charge electric vehicles on the interstate through fast-chargers or wireless charging lanes.

3. The interstate system could be the backbone of a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) grid, allowing efficient and resilient delivery of renewable energy across the country.


For more information, download The Ray and Innovia’s white paper below. Although it’s focused on the USA, many of these ideas are globally relevant.

Innovia has also been working with The Ray to help it develop a proving ground, on interstate 85 in Georgia, for the evolving ideas and technologies that will transform the transportation infrastructure of the future. Click here for more information.

If you’d like to discuss how Innovia might help you to find opportunity in the future of transportation and energy, do get in touch!