BEHALA is involved in several research and development projects as a partner for practical application. In close cooperation with renowned scientific institutions, BEHALA thus makes a contribution to the achievement of the federal government’s climate policy goals. The focus is on the use of alternative fuels and innovative drive technologies.

Autonom SOW II

Development of an information platform based on waterways, traffic and transport process data for plannable and networked transport processes on inland waterways to provide data for transports on inland waterways


duration: 01.11.2020 – 30.09.2023

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MvI - Mobile verkehrssektorübergreifende Infrastruktur

Realization and testing of possibilities for flexible and mobile land-based, cross-sector supply of land and water vehicles with electricity and hydrogen

duration: 01.05.2020 – 30.04.2024

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SELECT will develop a digital decision assistant that enables inland navigation players to optimise transport processes by providing arrival time predictions (ETA) and related recommendations for action.

By increasing reliability, efficiency and environmental sustainability, the SELECT project contributes to increasing the competitiveness and attractiveness of inland navigation compared to alternative transport options.

duration: 01.03.2020 – 28.02.2023

Fördermittelgeber / Projektträger:      BMVI / TÜV Rheinland, Im Rahmen der IHATEC

Partner: Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Logistik; Deutsche Binnenreederei AG, Duisburger Hafen AG, Imperial Shipping Services GmbH, modal 3 Logistik GmbH

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Autonomous electric shipping on waterways in metropolitan areas

The project aims to make a contribution to modern city logistics on the basis of autonomous, connectable and electrically operated watercraft.

duration: 01.09.2019 – 31.08.2022

Fördermittelgeber / Projektträger      Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie im Rahmenprogramm Maritime Forschungsstrategie 2025 / Projektträger Jülich (PTJ)

Partner: Schiffbau – Versuchsanstalt Potsdam GmbH (Projektleitung), Fachgebiet Entwurf und Betrieb Maritimer Systeme an der Technischen Universität Berlin, Infineon Technologies AG München, Veinland GmbH Neuseddin, Institut für Automatisierungstechnik an der Universität Rostock

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impressions from the experiments at SVA


Realization and testing of a push boat as a test vehicle for a fuel cell and accumulator hybrid-powered drive system for use on inland waterways

duration: 01.07.2019 – 31.12.2024

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ELEKTRA mit ganz neuem Energie-System