IMX Inland Marine Expo

IMX Sessions To Shine Light On Future Fuels

Compared to road, rail and air, moving cargoes on the inland waterways is already the greenest mode of transportation. Still, operators are actively exploring ways to shrink their carbon footprint even more and still be profitable. 

Two sessions at this year’s Inland Marine Expo (IMX), to be held May 23–25 in St. Louis, will focus on power options beyond diesel. The first session will focus on electric and hybrid technology and applications and will be held May 24 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Joshua Sebastian, vice president of The Shearer Group, will moderate the panel, which will look at electric vessel applications in the works in the United States and other hypothetical applications, like fleet and harbor work and ferries.

The second panel, to be held immediately following the electric vessel session, will focus on alternative fuels, like liquified natural gas (LNG), compressed hydrogen, methanol-hydrogen, ammonia and biodiesel. A panel of experts will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Seven Education Sessions

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IMX will offer a total of seven education sessions, along with the opening address and closing session, which will also feature this year’s 40 Under 40 leadership awards and the 2022 IMX Achievement Award.

For more information on the other sessions, go to or see future issues of The Waterways Journal.