The Innovative Way Craig Bouchard’s Space Railway Could Tackle Space Exploration

By Space Coast Daily

In May 2022, Craig Bouchard joined Dr. Kenneth Douglas and General Donald McGregor, founders of The Space Railway Corporation, on a mission to design a more efficient way to carry cargo into space and return on the same ship with a load of rare commodities.

The company is building a patent portfolio around its proprietary technologies involving propulsion, energy conversion, vehicle design, and the needed advanced materials. The centerpiece of the mission is a futuristic technology called the Space Railway.

And it’s loosely based on concepts scientists have theorized about since 1895. The company’s goal is not to build the Railway. That construction project will become the largest in history, likely to be taken on by a consortium of nations aligned politically and economically to work together to explore deep space.

Before diving into the specifics of the tech, though, it’s worth reviewing the current state of space exploration. Because what’s driving Craig Bouchard, General McGregor, and Dr. Douglas is a belief that the Space Railway could solve an unmet global need to eventually colonize outer space…

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Craig Bouchard – Ecolution TedxMinneapolis Entry

Craig Bouchard discusses Ecolution Power Company’s collaboration with St. Paul, Minnesota to become the first “Smart City” to achieve net-zero emissions.

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Craig Bouchard On David Attenborough’s ‘A Life On Our Planet’, Clean Energy, and The Future Of Planet Earth

by Marc Berman

Throughout his illustrious career, natural historian David Attenborough has illuminated audiences with captivating accounts of natural wonders. Young Attenborough was among the first to delve into unexplored lands. He witnessed the first inklings of recognition regarding climate change. Through his work, he has seen various environmental atrocities. These include the extinction of precious animal species, deforestation, and increased pollution. His work has been undoubtedly inspirational to today’s clean energy leaders, including Ecolution kWh Founder and Chairman, Craig Bouchard. Committed to creating floating kinetic energy grids in motion, Bouchard and his partners Johanne Medina, and Johnny-Then-Gautier aim to resolve the traditional roadblocks to clean energy implementation.

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Honorary Doctoral Degree Recipient Craig Bouchard Talks Success, Time as a Redbird

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Before he became the Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries Inc. and this year’s honorary doctoral degree recipient, Craig Bouchard ’77, M.S. ’79 walked the halls of Illinois State University as a Redbird.

Bouchard came to ISU on a baseball scholarship and stayed to obtain his master’s degree…

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Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020

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The Electric Vehicle Outlook is BloombergNEF’s annual long-term forecast of how electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving will impact road transport from now out to 2040. It covers light duty passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, buses, and two/three-wheeled vehicles. The report draws on our team of specialists around the world and looks at how these trends will impact the automotive, energy, infrastructure, and battery materials markets over the next 20 years.


Number of EV models available

Automakers are accelerating their EV launch plans, partly to comply with increasingly stringent regulations in Europe and China. COVID-19 will delay some of these, but by 2022 there will be over 500 different EV models available globally. Consumer choice and competitive pricing will be key to attracting new buyers to the market…

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A Green Recovery for the Automotive Industry?

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With plans for COVID-19 recovery funds to support a green transition inside and outside of Europe’s automotive industry, Autovista Group daily brief journalist Tom Geggus explores where the money would best be invested.

Last week, the European Commission revealed its €750 billion recovery plan to help pull EU economies out of a coronavirus (COVID-19) nosedive. The package, dubbed ‘Next Generation EU’, will be made up of €500 billion in grants and €250 billion in loans. A revamped proposal for a €1.1 trillion 2021-2027 EU budget was also announced, which contains a promise that 25% of EU spending will be dedicated to climate policy.

A cornerstone of the sustainable recovery plan is that it works in conjunction with the European Green Deal. Speaking at a press conference, executive vice-president of the European Commision Frans Timmermans said that the package must ‘do no harm’ to climate ambitions. So the new investments look to support key technologies for a clean-energy transition. This will include renewable energy, clean hydrogen, batteries, carbon capture and sustainable infrastructure. Timmermans outlined the ability for funds to support the financing of one million electric-vehicle (EV) charging points, clean fleet renewals and sustainable transport infrastructure…

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Executive Interview, Craig Bouchard: Play Hard, Fight Hard, Win

American Metal Market

Originally published August, 2013

Play Hard, Fight Hard, Win

Craig BouchardThe competitiveness comes naturally. Bouchard was raised in a household which embraced and thrived on a ‘winner-take-all’ attitude and where the former Inland Steel put food on the table.

No matter the weapon of choice—the nearest pillow, a blazing fastball, a crushing backhand or a highstakes proxy vote—Craig Bouchard loves a good fight. And over a career spanning more than three decades and stints as an investment banker, chief executive officer of a risk management software company, dealmaker, takeover artist, financial wizard, steel mogul, author and entrepreneur, he’s made a habit of winning.

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Craig Bouchard, U of C, Chicago Booth Magazine

Craig Bouchard, ’81

Chicago Booth Magazine (U of C)

Originally published October, 2015

The entrepreneur reflects on tossing out an entire board of directors, the joy of making hard-working employees into millionaires, and the importance of bedtime stories for kids.

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Real Industry: CEO Loss Stings

Seeking Alpha

by Peter Kaye


  • A core part of my thesis hinged on a skilled capital allocator presiding over Real Industry.
  • The resignation of Mr. Bouchard detracts from the attractiveness of RELY as an investment.
  • I’m adjusting my target price from $13.92 to $10/share in light of the uncertainty surrounding this management change.

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Signature Group: An Opportunity to Tag Along With Sam Zell

Acquisition strategy and a big swath of federal net operating tax-loss carryforwards, which could pay off for investors in Signature Group.


By David Englander

Last week, this column highlighted the opportunity present in the shares of Covanta Holding, pointing out that the waste-to-energy company (ticker: CVA) has long benefited from its association with investor Sam Zell.

Zell is well known for his success at turning around businesses, often becoming involved at the bottom. Investors usually have done well to tag along.

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