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Freedom Motors

Rotapower Rotary Engines and Gen-sets

Small OPO
DIXON, CA
Manufacturing
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There is an increasing global demand for engines that are both environmentally friendly and efficient. We believe the existing engines in the market that respond to this demand are heavy, expensive, and unsuitable for many applications such as consuming contaminated biogas in order to mitigate global warming.

 

Our team at Freedom Motors (the Company) believes we offer a solution: The Rotapower® rotary engine, which is very small in size and powerful with multiple patented features that make it one of the most flexible, efficient, durable, and powerful engines in history.'


While the Rotapower® engine can be a superior source of power for many applications (as shown in Exhibit A), there are three emerging and existing power-plant needs where there is no meaningful competition:

Consumers of contaminated natural gas (biogas and sourgas) which make up over 40% of the world’s natural gas. Release or flaring of methane, which is the main component in natural gas, is now being recognized as a major, if not the most important contributor to global warming.

Powerplant for Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs) often referred to as “flying cars”. We believe that the high power together with its low weight and size have the potential to make PAV’s viable with this engine technology.


Range extender for electric cars. In this application the Rotapower® engine is no larger than a shoe box while a competing piston engine is the size of a large suitcase.



The Rotapower® engine’s simplicity with only two moving parts means direct and indirect costs will be  lower than those for piston, turbine, or conventional rotary engines.


By investing in Freedom Motor’s Rotapower® engine you are not only investing in smart and accessible technology that could help reduce global warming, but also in powering future personal ground and airborne transportation systems.


Development Stage

Freedom Motors has built and demonstrated Rotapower rotary engines of various sizes, from 2.5 hp to 360 hp, for many different applications. (See table of engine families, and see Exhibit A.) All engines based on our 150cc, 530cc and 650cc core displacement designs are ready for volume production.  The 530cc design includes all our latest IP, and subsequently has the greatest power to weight efficiency and expected run life of all the engine models.  


We are currently partnered with a company in Canada to demonstrate our 530cc engine for electrical generation using unfiltered biogas as a fuel source (from a waste-water treatment facility).  We will be gathering engineering data and run-time experience on our engine’s capabilities in this application over the next several months as we work together on this co-development project.  We have provided the company with one of our 530cc engines, and we are currently working together to complete the design of this prototype biogas generation system for deployment in the immediate future.


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History

Brief History of Freedom Motors

In 2001 Freedom Motors was spun off from Moller International (MI). As part of this spin-off, Freedom Motors signed a Technology Agreement to acquire all the hard and soft rotary engine assets of MI.  This agreement also granted the Company the worldwide exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute the Rotapower® engine for all applications, except for aircraft and ducted fans.  For these applications the Company would be a parts supplier.  The assets acquired by the Company included all the hard and soft rotary engines assets previously acquired by MI from General Motors (GMC), Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) and Infinite Engine Company (IEC). GMC had created the high-volume machine tools necessary to go into volume production while OMC had put one model into volume production and had a second model ready for production. We estimate that combined these three companies worked several decades in the development, pre-production and production of rotary engines. Their entire rotary engine assets now belong to the Company.


Exhibit B provides some comments on the company, the Rotapower® engine and its President.

Product Development History

Freedom Motors used the production proven OMC engines to initiate its development program with the following goals:

  • Double its horsepower per pound of engine weight

  • Extend its seal life to over 20,000 hours from its original design life of 500 hours

  • Make fuel consumption competitive with the best piston engine

  • Produce additional Rotapower® engine models to cover a range of power from 2.5 hp to 360 hp

These objectives were accomplished as follows:

  • The original OMC engine produced about one horsepower per pound of engine weight. The Rotapower® engine was able to achieve over three horsepower per pound in a version designed to power a PAV (Personal Air Vehicle)

  • Seal life was documented at 22,000 hours

  • Fuel consumption was reduced from 0.55 lbs./hp-hr. to 0.43 lbs./hp hr. through improved volumetric efficiency. Recent patent pending technology is projected by the Company (link) and NASA (TM 105562) to lower fuel consumption below the best piston engine


The following table shows the family of engines that have been designed, tested and placed in various applications: 


Unique Features of the Rotapower® Engine

Few Moving Parts

  • Only 2 moving parts in a single rotor engine.  Compares to 7 parts for 2-stroke and 25 parts for 4-stroke piston with a similar instantaneous output torque

  • Charge- or air-cooled rotor design eliminates many engine components typical of rotary engines

  • Can be disassembled and reassembled in less than 30 minutes

  • Less moving parts means longer life and lower cost

Solid Fuel Economy

  • Specific Fuel Consumption <0.45 lb./HP-hr. ~. Expect <0.35 lb./HP-hr. when compounded based on NASA predictions and test results.

  • Compares to 0.5 lb./HP-hr. for 2-strokes and ~ 0.35 lb./HP-hr. for the best 4-stroke piston

Very Low Emission Levels

  • See Emissions Performance

  • Carbon Monoxide(CO) and unburned hydrocarbon (HC) emissions two orders of magnitude better than 2-stroke, and one order of magnitude better than many industrial or commercial 4-stroke piston engines.

  • NOx emissions much lower than 4-stroke piston engines, similar to 2-stroke engines

Proven Multi-Fuel Performer

  • Demonstrated on gasoline, natural gas, alcohol and propane

  • Spark-ignited diesel, kerosene and jet fuel

Low Vibration Levels

  • Perfect radial balanced allows rigid mounting which can become part of the structure

  • Instantaneous torque characteristics identical to 6 cylinders 4-stroke piston engine (two-rotor model)

Modular Design

  • Stacking of rotors easily extends range of available power

Engine Production Considerations

The company has received letters of intent (LOI) to purchase over 3.5 million engines. A volume manufacturing facility would have to be built to address many of these LOI in order to offer a competitively priced product. Freedom Motors has discussions underway with a number of potential user/partners to meet this demand.

The Company is concentrating its immediate effort on applications where the Rotapower® engine demand is based on its unique ability to provide a solution.  These include:

  • Biogas fueled genset to address the various sources of man-made biogas.  The need is immediate and we believe there is no meaningful competition for dealing with small to mid-size biogas sources, where the cost of removing the contaminant is not economical. Because the Rotapower® engine powered genset is so much less expensive than those driven by converteod diesel engines or microturbines, the profit margin is sufficient to allow contracting out low-volume engine part production.  This application is where funds raised through the Company’s Reg CF offering will mainly be utilized. (Rotapower Biogas Testbed Pictured)

  • Range extender. Automotive companies generally produce their own engines. Consequently, discussions are underway with four automotive companies centered around a licensing arrangement.

  • Personal Air Vehicles (PAV). All the automotive companies that have an interest in the Rotapower® engine as a range extender have also formed divisions to develop a PAV and have expressed an interest in using the Rotapower® engine for that application. Discussions generally center around a joint venture.

On Methane Mitigation and Biogas

Global Demand for Methane Mitigation

Methane (CH4) is the main component in natural gas and has been considered the second-most impactful global warming gas (GWG).  That assumption is now being challenged by a growing number of scientists. Carbon dioxide (CO2) has dominated most discussions of GWG. However, the rate of increase in global CO2 production has recently slowed to near zero, while the rate of methane production has increased by a factor of 20. Since a molecule of methane traps 85 times more heat during its lifetime than one of CO2, many Earth scientists believe that methane is a far more immediate threat due to its ability to create a “runaway greenhouse gas scenario”, which would end life on earth as we know it.

 

Most of the methane increase is coming from biogas generated from man-made sources such as landfills, wastewater treatment plants, and animal manure. Ideally the biogas would be used in an engine to produce electricity.  However, if the methane content is too low, or the hydrogen sulfide or silica contaminants are too high, the biogas may not be usable in a piston or microturbine engine and instead flared or released to the atmosphere.

Consequently, we have seen that there is a local and worldwide push to develop methane mitigation strategies. 

  • California has a 40% reduction target over the next 12 years (link).

  • The Global Methane Initiative is bringing together companies, governments, and NGOs from around the world to address these issues (link).

  • The World Bank has a program to promote zero Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) flaring from oil & gas industries by 2030 (link).

  • Oil & Gas Climate Initiative involves major global oil and gas companies (link).


Problems Associated with Using Biogas to Fuel an Engine

Four-stroke piston engines, rotary engines using oil cooled rotors and microturbines have many of the following limitations as a power-plant using biogas as fuel: 

  • Oil bath lubrication or cooling systems become acidified by hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Biogas from human or animal waste contains 700 - 10,000 ppm of H2S. Its presence in an engine is a major source of corrosion. H2S content above 200 ppm can void the engine warranty 

  • Cannot tolerate small amounts of silica because of its abrasion affect and valve damage. Silica is becoming increasingly present in human waste due to its widespread use in many household items; particularly in cosmetics. Silica appears as a fine dust form of sand. During anaerobic digestion in landfills and Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs), it evolves into siloxane. This ceramic-like material is deposited on engine valves and wear surfaces with destructive consequences (“Siloxane Removal System”. Venture;link). Microturbines cannot tolerate siloxane.

  • Cannot efficiently combust biogas; particularly when the methane content is significantly below 50%.

  • Genset cost per kilowatt using converted diesel engines or microturbines may limit the utilization of biogas conversion to electricity for anything but very large landfills, WWTPs or animal manure sources.

  • Piston engines have so many parts that any level of corrosive activity compounds the maintenance costs.

How the Rotapower® Engine Overcomes Biogas Limitations

The following features allow the Rotapower® rotary engine to efficiently utilize biogas to create energy:

  • Uses a lubrication system where very small quantities of oil are metered to the roller bearings and seals. Any remaining oil is burnt before becoming acidic.

  • Tolerate siloxanes by using chrome carbide wear surfaces and silicon nitride seals (9 Mohs versus 6-7 Mohs for silica). The Rotapower® engine does not need or use valves.

  • Uses a stainless-steel rotor with a low thermal conductivity as opposed to the aluminum piston used in piston engines. This results in a rotor surface temperature of up to 900°F versus a piston at 400°F. This improves combustion of biogas that has a low methane content.

  • The Rotapower® engine, as distinct from a piston engine, has an intake chamber that is separate from the expansion chamber. This prevents the expansion chamber surfaces from being pre-cooled by the intake charge, contributing to the Rotapower® engines ability to utilize low-methane content biogas.

  • A two-rotor rotary engine has only three moving parts. By comparison, a two-cylinder piston engine can have twenty five moving parts with each subject to the corrosive effects of H2S.

  • A methane mitigating facility’s capital cost is projected to be 70% lower when using a Rotapower gen-set versus existing genset solutions.

Methane Mitigation as Business Opportunity

It is unrealistic to expect to compete with the multiple 1,000+ Kw gensets at landfills and waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) that are large enough to justify the capital and operating costs to remove either or both H2S and siloxane.  However, now that the impact of methane emissions on global warming is being recognized, the large number of smaller anthropogenic methane sources will begin to be emphasized. For example, there are 51,481 dairy farms in the US. The average farm has 180 cows and can produce enough methane from its manure to power a 55 Kw. genset running year-round. (There are over three times as many beef cattle than dairy cows in the US.)  However, the dairy will probably not be able to justify the $41,000 capital cost and $8,640 annual maintenance cost to remove 5,000 ppm, of H2S.  The dairy would have the following choices:

  • Flare the biogas, which is restricted in many areas.

  • Use a microturbine, at a cost of ~$1,200 per Kw. that will probably need a siloxane removal system.

  • Use a converted diesel engine at ~$900 per Kw that will probably need a H2S removal system and may need a siloxane removal system.

  • Use a Rotapower® engine at $233 per Kw that requires neither a H2S or siloxanes removal system.

Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are another source of recoverable energy from biogas. The average town in the US has a population of 20,000. Each human generates approximately one pound of feces per day, which through anaerobic digestion can produce 5.65 ft.3 of biogas. By using this biogas in a gen-set, each town could provide a quarter of a megawatt of electrical power. Freedom Motors is located in the town of Dixon, CA with a population of approximately 20,000, which is the average size town in the US. Dixon just installed a state-of-the-art WWTP, however, it still releases its biogas to the atmosphere. We believe the growing regulatory pressure to reduce methane emissions will change that.


If the energy available from various man-made biogas sources could be converted to electricity, we believe it would be sufficient to provide the electricity needed by 30 million US homes.

 

California is a global leader with regard to addressing the methane/manure challenge. Senate Bill SB1383 requires a 75% reduction in methane generated by animal manure by the year 2030. Manure creates 25% of California’s total methane emissions.  Landfills generate a comparable 20% of methane emissions and SB 1383 requires that they be reduced by 40% by 2030 as well. Thus far, only a small percentage of California’s dairy farms utilize anaerobic digesters. Implementation of SB 1383 began on January 1, 2018 (link).

Exhibits

Exhibit A: Applications Utilizing the Rotapower Engine

High Performance Engine
(1060cc)

Weed Eater 

(27cc)

Commercial Engine 

(650cc)          

Hybrid fuel-electric vehicle
(530cc)

Jetski

(1300cc)

Mini-Jet Boat 

(1060cc)

All Terrain Vehicle - ATV 

(530cc)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 

(530cc)

Neuera 200 Aircraft 

(530cc)

Skycar M400 Aircraft 

(1060cc)

15kW Generator 

(150cc)

Motor Scooter 

(150cc)



Exhibit B: Industry and Government Comments Related to Rotapower Engine and its Leadership

NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI):

“Through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the company created a new coating for rotary engines used for industrial application, watercraft, and other performance-demanding machines. These coatings significantly improve the fuel consumption of a vehicle while reducing emissions. The new coatings are offered in the new Rotapower® engine, which is produced and distributed by Freedom Motors. It is this innovative coating that allows the Rotapower® engine to function smoother than other models, reducing wear and protecting the engine. Incorporating NASA technology into the Rotapower® engine gives it the ability to run cleanly and efficiently on a variety of fuels.”

 

NASA Lewis conclusions regarding Freedom Motors patented use of a composite coating (Duplex PS212/PSZ) for engine applications: 

“Duplex PS212/PSZ coatings are expected to be an enabling technology.”

“Concept is applicable to other Wankel engine applications and possibly to other engine types as well.”

“Advantages derived are higher specific power, longer life, and lighter structure.”

“The combination of the thermal barrier and wear coatings was established as a sound principle and has wide application.”

 

New York City Village Voice:

Dr. Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Virginia stated that “Paul Moller is one of the finest engineers in the country.”


Dr. Andrew Burke, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis:

- On the use of a rotary engine in hybrid electric vehicles:

“Small size of the rotary engine makes packaging much less difficult than with a reciprocating engine”

“The cost of the rotary engine in volume production should be less than other engine types”

“Two-cycle engine size and cost, with 4-cycle engine efficiency and low emissions”

“Rotary engines are smooth and quiet compared to other engine types”

 

- Dr. Burke’s Comments specifically on the Rotapower® rotary engine:

“Paul Moller and Freedom Motors have been leaders in the development of the modern rotary engine since 1985”

“The Rotapower® engines are superior to the Mazda engines in several respects: rotor cooling, lubrication, reduced engine friction, and rotor surface coating”

“Emission tests of Rotapower® engines have shown the capability to meet California ULEV standards in vehicles without exhaust after-treatment”

“Some advanced features of the rotary engine patented by Freedom Motors have the potential to increase efficiency of the engine to over 40%” (conventional piston ≈ 30%)

Dr. Burke is considered the resident expert on hybrid cars at ITS-UCD, and is often referred to nationally as the father of the series hybrid car.


Dr. John Zuk—Chief, Advanced Plans and Programs, NASA Ames:

“This is extremely significant,” says Dr. Zuk. “It’s really a breakthrough for the type and concept and it has merits from a cost standpoint that show promise to be a future personal transportation system. It’s a true first.” Dr. Zuk goes on to say, “Moller is different.  He’s got academic credentials.  He’s thorough.”


Inc. Magazine— “This is Rocket Science!”:

“The engine was the key Moller knew, in combining straight up flight with the speed and simplicity of a light plane.”


Fortune Small Business (FSB) Magazine:

Described Paul Moller as: “...that rare entrepreneur who can pinpoint the genesis of his idea.”


USA Today—Cover story, “Is Flying Car Model T of the Future?”:

“One immediate advantage would be safety. The (Skycar) engines have so few moving parts that they should require a fraction of the maintenance of a helicopter. One engine could fail and the Skycar could still hover to a landing.  Piloting the Skycar should require less skill than driving a car.”


Smithsonian Institution INVENTION Series: “The Flying Car”-Produced by the Discovery Channel:

“Paul Moller is unique in this world of complex high technology. He is an independent entrepreneur who still makes his own test flights. It is the people with imagination and the ability to see past the end of their nose that are going to be the ones flying instead of sitting down here in grid-lock on the freeway.”


In the Press

New Engine Helps Eliminate Methane's Growing Contribution to Global Warming
June 4, 2018

Freedom Motors has developed a version of its Rotapower® rotary engine that can use contaminated biogas to generate electricity. Biogas is a major source of man-made methane emissions which now appear to be driving climate change.

Freedom Motors Aims to Fuel ‘Flying Car’ Engine with Low Quality Biogas
August 6, 2018

California based rotary engine manufacturer, Freedom Motors, has developed a version of its Rotapower® engine that can use contaminated biogas to generate electricity.

New engine can use ‘contaminated biogas’ to generate electricity
June 11, 2018

US based company Freedom Motors has developed an engine which can use contaminated biogas to generate electricity.

Moller Skycar: Why hasn't the flying car hit production?
November 25, 2017

Moller Skycar: Why hasn't the flying car hit production? (November 25, 2017)

Interview with Dr. Paul Moller on The Daily Planet
November 23, 2017

Interview of Dr. Paul Moller by The Daily Planet, a Discovery Channel Canada program

Offering Summary

Maximum 71,333* shares of common stock ($106,999.50)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 6,666 shares of common stock ($9999.00)


Company
Freedom Motors, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
1855 N. First St., Suite B, Dixon, CA 95620
 

Description of Business
Manufacture of renewable energy generators and general purpose rotary engines 
 

Type of Security Offered
Common Stock
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.50
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$150












The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Freedom Motors, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $1.50 / share, you will receive 10 Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $150.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

If the full amount of the current offering is raised, Freedom Motors expects to use approximately $20,000 in payments toward service of existing debt.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$192,369.00 USD
$170,055.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$878.00 USD
$1,060.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$192,139.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$4,559,915.00 USD
$4,252,722.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$3,150.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$448,538.00 USD
-$305,432.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

13 days ago

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26 days ago

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about 1 month ago

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Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

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Freedom Motors has a new CEO

about 2 months ago

Hello Everyone,

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr Subhash Paluru has accepted the position of CEO for Freedom Motors.  Dr. Moller will continue in his role as President and the key technology leader for the company.

It was only a few months ago that Dr. Paluru joined our company, and in this short time he has already had a very positive impact.  

Dr. Paluru has recruited a group of powerful industry influencers to our board of Strategic Advisors.   He has been securing meetings with VCs here in the United States and internationally, and Freedom Motors will be attending these meetings over the next couple months.  He has been working tirelessly to flush out all the details of our manufacturing business plan, which is now complete.  And, he has personally brought positive new attention to the company which has turned into several new business opportunities which we are now exploring.

We congratulate Subhash in his new role in leading Freedom Motors from a small R&D development firm into a full-fledged manufacturing company to produce Rotapower engines for our target markets.

Also, we want to give a special thanks to all the investors who have pledged their commitment to Freedom Motors over the course of this crowdfunding campaign.  Your support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to sharing our future success with all of you.   Please remember to follow our corporate blog for future updates from Freedom Motors.

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2 months ago

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New Strategic Advisor

2 months ago

I’m very excited to announce that a distinguished venture capitalist has just joined Freedom Motors as our new Strategic Advisor.  He will be advising the company as we pursue a Series A funding round over the next few months.

Sudheer Kuppam is the founder and Managing Partner of Epsilon Venture Partners, a Hong Kong based venture capital firm, that makes investments across the APAC region in the technology sector. He currently sits on the boards of Pi Datacenters, INCX, FarmTaaza, Ubiix, and Zebi. Over his career, Sudheer has been a strategic advisor or board member for many companies across Asia. Before founding Epsilon Venture Partners, he spent over 18 years at Intel Corporation, most recently, as a Vice President and Managing Director of Intel Capital for the Asia Pacific (ex China) region. Under his leadership, his 13 member investment team made over 90+ investments, deploying over $590 million capital in technology companies over the past decade. Sudheer has multiple exits across Asia spanning both IPOs and M&A. Sudheer is also a cofounder of Pi Datacenters, Zebi, INCX and Exatron. In the past few years, Sudheer also assisted Zebi and INCX to complete their ICOs and raise funds in the Blockchain space.

Sudheer has a Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Masters degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

You can see Sudheer’s full profile on LinkedIn.

Welcome to our new Freedom Motors investors

3 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to research and invest in our company.   This is the first opportunity we have had to offer our stock to the wider public, and we are exceedingly grateful for your confidence.  We have great expectations for the opportunities your investment will provide to our company.  This offering has been active for one week and we are very excited with the progress so far.


You can read more about our engines and potential applications on our website at https://freedom-motors.com.  Also, please follow and subscribe to our blog at https://freedom-motors.com/blog for all the latest company news and updates.


Our company is making a big push into the biogas renewable energy market for electrical generation systems.  We have tested our 530cc engine running on biogas on our facility dyno, but now we are moving to a prototyping stage.  We are working with a partner in Canada to build a working prototype 20kW generation system to demonstrate the Rotapower engine's capabilities when running on raw (unfiltered) biogas.  Our partner has received one of our 530cc engines with all the latest in Freedom Motors IP, and they are currently installing it on a prototype skid.  We expect the prototype to be online within a few weeks, and plan to demonstrate the system for at least 3 months to collect continuous run-time data.  Follow our blog for project updates in the near future.


The biogas renewable generation market represents a unique opportunity for the Rotapower engine, as the engine is highly tolerant to contaminants common in raw biogas.  Even with manufacturing Rotapower engines here in the US through vendor outsourcing, we can still be both profitable and competitive with biogas generator solutions currently on the market (in both capital and O&M costs).  


This is not our only initiative.  We are also working on building business relationships and developing demonstration projects in the energy industry and in transportation.  We see huge market potential in range-extenders for electrical vehicles, and also in small engines for two and three wheel vehicles.   The Rotapower engine can run on carbon-neutral fuels with far lower harmful emissions than in common IC engines.  Dr. Subhash Paluru recently joined Freedom Motors to help us with market penetration in the energy industry through his extensive experience as a senior level executive in the Department of Energy.  With his help we have identified unique applications for the Rotapower engine in microgrids, which you can read more about on our website.


Thank you again for investing in Freedom Motors!  Please feel free to ask questions about the company or this offering in the comments section of this StartEngine portal.

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