HP2g engine inventor meets with U.S. Dept. of EnergyWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas Pelmear, president of HP2g.com in Napoleon, and Henry County Commissioner Richard Myers met with officials of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. om March 10 about possible funding for his firm’s hybrid engine.
Pelmear said they had discussions with DOE officials to educate them about his HP2g V-8 hybrid engine, which has achieved 110 miles per gallon. He explained the technologies of the engine and provided documentation of its performance ratings to DOE officials.
The Hp2g engine features variable displacement and electromagnetic pulse power within the same engine.
It can achieve fuel economy of 110 MGP with tests showing better results than the 2016 standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Pelmear.
He claims the HP2g hybrid engine operating on E-85 ethanol fuel will help preserve the environment by reducing emissions by more than 66 percent.
The company is seeking startup funds to establish manufacturing operations to produce the engine. Pelmear said the DOE is guiding them through the process for two programs for possible funding, one for grants and another for low-interest loans.
“We’re moving at the speed we can, working with our own funds. No banks are willing to consider financing us,” Pelmear said as the reason for turning to the government for possible funding.
HP2g is also working to qualify for numerous ISO certification requirements for manufacturing automotive products, Pelmear said.
“America needs this technology now more than ever as gas prices continue to rise and more people are desperate for work. I’m just an inventor who wants to see my products out on the road but I can’t do it alone. It requires is a team effort.”
Manufacturing the HP2g engine could create jobs not only in Ohio, but across the U.S. The revenue coming from those jobs and engine sales will positively benefit the local, state and federal economy, Pelmear said.
“We’re holding confidential talks with major OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) in the automotive and agricultural farm equipment industries at this time,” he said.
Pelmear and HP2g are working with Revenge Designs on plans to use the hybrid engine in that company’s new vehicles. Revenge Designs is in the process of establishing a research and development facility for the vehicles, according to Peter Collorafi, president and CEO of the firm based in Decatur, Ind.
Ohio Congressman Bob Latta’s office arranged the meeting with the DOE for Pelmear after previously touring HP2g’s facilities. However, Latta was unable to attend the meeting with the DOE due to prior commitments.
County Commissioner Myers said he went to Washington with Pelmear to support him and his business. The county had loaned the company $50,000 last year toward the cost of the application process for the patents on his technology.
“It was quite interesting to meet with officials from the Department of Energy. Doug was able to answer all their questions about his engine. It was all very positive,” Myers said.