readers, stakeholders and well-wishers. It has been hectic couple months for
all of us. Before we ushered into 2020, we prototyped a 54cc compound engine that is projected
to produce 10 hp on methanol and is the size of a grapefruit . The reason for this prototype is to cater
the overwhelming demand for small engines of this class in the Asia Pacific
markets (APAC). Our partners who represent us in APAC has indicated through
their market research that the demand for this class of engine is over 50 million engines per year. With our
expertise and contacts we believe to take advantage of this market demand.
in the technology front, our 150cc engine demonstration model with hydrogen as
primary fuel is coming along well. We continue to engage our US based customer
to complete this prototype. We estimate that we have accomplished over 90% of
this model and wish to complete the remaining 10% within the next 8 weeks. This
will be a critical accomplishment for us as this model will lay the foundation
for manufacturing of several thousands of these for our customer.
we continue to work with our US based customer, we have also engaged our
Singapore based customer who wishes to visit us here in California and
establish a plan for their engine manufacturing. The executives of our
Singapore customers are carefully planning their trip due to the coronavirus
scare around the world. As much we anticipate to accomplish this task, we are
also concerned about the health and wellbeing of our customer.
continue to assist our demonstration partner out of Canada who is in the final
preparations for using our 530cc engine with biogas fuel. We hope to put this
into operation within the next few weeks.
are close to completing our discussions and negotiations with an equipment
manufacturer and authorized dealer in the United States. They represent one of
the most sophisticated, advanced and precision manufacturing and testing
equipment the world has to offer today. We anticipate that our partner will
also be able to assist in installation of the equipment, calibrating, tooling
and initial prototype before we embark on mass production.
from a financial point of view. Our recent investors have helped us continue to
forge forward with our activities. We recently visited our large investor from
India who continues to support us and is determined to move forward. We have
identified a primary location in India for manufacturing. We also identified 2
more locations as a backup. We are encouraged by our investors enthusiasm and
determination to build the manufacturing facility. We have also engaged several
political figures in India to ensure support during our implementation process.
were anticipating our investor to visit us in California in March 2020 and
complete the final pieces of the contract, banking and KYC (Know Your Customer)
processes. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic across the world has put a
damper on this plan for now. Our investor and we are closely monitoring this
situation day by day. We are hopeful that this grave situation across the world
will subside soon for us to move forward. Our investor and we are also in the
process of identifying any alternatives to accomplish the contract without any
we will continue to move forward with our prototypes and models planned this
year and are determined to mass produce by the end of this year.
A new Moller International/Freedom Motors newsletter was sent out on Tuesday, November 12th. You can read the newsletter online with the following link, even if you are not on the newsletter subscriber list:
A new Moller International/Freedom Motors newsletter was sent out on Saturday, October 19th. You can read the newsletter online with the following link, even if you are not on the newsletter subscriber list:
A new Moller International/Freedom Motors newsletter was sent out on Wednesday, Sept 11th. You can read the newsletter online with the following link, even if you are not on the newsletter subscriber list:
Dr. Moller wanted to make sure that a newsletter went out today about activity that has been going on with both Moller International and Freedom Motors. This was sent out on our MailChimp account, and we are including a link here along with the text from the newsletter below:
Mr. Naveen Madishetty is the regional head for India Chamber of Commerce. He is also the green policy advisor to the World Academy of Arts & Sciences and a recognized world leader in sustainability and green business. Mr. Madishetty’s core expertise is in Design, Development, Commercialization and policy in Clean technologies. He recently received the prestigious EU-India young leaders award at the EU parliament in Brussels and was also nominated to TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) engineering science prize in 2018, in Italy. In the last decade, Mr. Madishetty has played a key role in many green technologies in the fields of Biogas, Solar, and other renewable energies. He founded Chakragreen solutions, in India, that dedicates its expertise in promoting green and clean technologies. Mr. Madishetty has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from VTU in India and a M.S. in environment process engineering from Stuttgart University in Germany.
This past week we signed a partnership agreement with ALIFE Air of Singapore for manufacturing Rotapower engines for a series of 2-wheeled vehicle models. This is the same company that previously paid FM to convert one of their scooter designs to the Rotapower 150cc engine.
There have been various news reports about a fire at Paul Moller’s ranch, with a lot of inaccurate information being reported.
There was a grass fire that managed to ignite one of the outbuildings on Dr. Moller’s ranch. The building that burned was a barn that was used for storage. Most of the losses are agricultural equipment and tools, but a few historical models of Dr. Moller’s vehicles were lost as well. However no injuries occurred in the fire, and Dr. Moller’s house is fine as well.
The cause of the grass fire is still under investigation. These fires are very common in California in the summer, as the dry air and heat make the native grasses extremely combustible.