Wednesday, November 19, 2014


This Section provides

  • Brief descriptions of each of the Businesses.
  • A response to the question "What is the COMMODITY?" for each of the businesses.
  • The extent of the "Market Potential."

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Strategies

  • The Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (with Prototype and US Patent Pending). 
    • Description
    • The Commodity
      • Affordable alternative to current vehicle models for developing countries.
      • Technology uses tried-and-tested reliable and efficient 3-phase motors and generators that are the backbone of the power industry today.
      • Production cost also affordable, as this task is done by local manufacturers that have honed their skills for high quality work.
      • Environment-Friendly.
    • What is the size of the market?
      • Asia
      • India
      • China
      • Pakistan
      • and more . . . 

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    The Affordable Braille System Strategies

    • The Affordable Braille System (with working prototype developed over a span of 5 years).
      • Description
        • The blind and communities of the blind would have easy and affordable access to the internet, compose and edit texts, read and write novels and other types of literature.
        • Five visually impaired persons will use only one mid-range personal computer (PC) at the same time, each having their own keyboards and refreshable Braille displays, thus, radically (!) cutting down on hardware and software costs.
        • By design, each unit could be built by intermediate-level technicians from off-the-shelf hardware, and also by design, programmed by intermediate-level programmers in "C-language" using free Linux operating system. No specialized high-tech training, making the system more affordable.
      • The Commodity is composed of three components:
        • First. The free system that is managed by a company or a Foundation, provides all the technical and schematic diagrams for users to build it themselves for free. If they build the system for profit, they remit a specified percentage to the Foundation. The site at this link is the starting point.
        • Second. Not everyone will be capable of building it. Others would not want to spend time building and programming it. Thus, the second component is a factory, owned by the company or the Foundation, that builds the system, and fills orders of those who want to procure the system.
        • Third. BEST of all, the visually impaired around the world would also have access to the many sources of knowledge and wisdom available to sighted people.
      • What is the size of the market?
        • Since this has a "unique niche" and is not available anywhere in the world, the market would be the whole world - developed and developing countries alike.

      Sunday, October 5, 2014

      Beyond Cogeneration and Trigeneration Strategies

      • Beyond Cogeneration and Trigeneration (based on a US$65million project that I led from conceptualization to bidding).
        • Description
          • Thermodynamic cycles are as efficient as they could be. When we use a Combustion Engine's exhaust gases to power an ABSORPTION HEAT PUMP we harvest energy from the "environment" to bring this energy into the system to do more work there! 
          • The resulting NEW system does MORE WORK than what is available just from the fuel ALONE!
        • The Commodity. This environmentally-friendly engineering configuration is described in five components
          • First. With the cost of fuel to generate electricity, the proponent also receives chilling and heating energy. Electricity, chilling, and heating are normally procured separately, thus, the proponent incurs three costs. 
          • Second. The capital investments to make this happen have payback, resulting in a very high internal rate of return (IRR).
          • Third. In the financial statement, the three costs above are replaced with "Cost of Fuel" at the Expense Stream. The three services are no longer procured, thus, they now become savingsSavings belong to the Revenue Stream.
          • Fourth. As containerized units, Engineering and manufacturing costs are optimized. Delivery become very flexible. Since the units would be modular, installation would be a matter of stacking them up, or putting them side by side, to achieve higher capacities for grocery stores, supermarkets, buildings and hospitals.
          • Fifth. For large applications, similar to the US$65-million project that I led in 1998, engineering and procurement will be for a specific location.
        • What is the size of the market?
          • Since the modular system is not available anywhere else in the world, the market is the whole world, developed and developing countries alike.
          • The system for large applications are best suited for areas that are located near fishing ports for cold storage, and in large farms, that need the first two items below. If the third item is added, the attractiveness of the investment becomes enviable.
            • Electricity
            • Chilling
            • Heating and/or Drying

      Sunday, September 28, 2014

      The Energy-Efficient Salt and Water Production Strategies

        • Description
          • A video is found here. Click here for HD and here for standard resolution.
          • One energy source: CLEAN FUEL
          • Products:
            • Electricity
            • Water
            • Salt
            • Chilling
            • Heating/Drying
          • These products are normally procured separately, thus, SEPARATE additive COSTS
          • This scheme replaces all the Cost Entries at the "Cost Stream" of the Financial Statement with the Cost of Fuel (only ONE cost item).
          • All those Cost Entries above are transferred to the "Income Stream" of the Financial Statement, because they are "Savings".
          • The resulting "Internal Rate of Return" on Investments (IRR) of the Cash Flow Statement becomes such an attractive value - all investments considered.
        • Commodity
          • A Scheme to provide the proponent with a cost-effective process to produce electricity, water, salt, chilling, and heating/drying from only one source: THE FUEL.
          • Depending upon the configuration options, the project recovers itself in as short as 2 years.
          • Environment-Friendly, with possible government incentives.
        • What is the size of the market?
          • The current means employ very energy-efficient processes because some use energy from the sun. The system described here, could be put in parallel with those current systems that are already in place. The engineering and the economics could be optimized, so that this compact system could be injected or interspersed within the current system to achieve the most profitable configuration.
          • One market is all the current salt producers.
          • Another market would be those who produce drinking water from desalination.
          • Another would be food manufacturers which capitalize on the availability of electricity, chilling, heating/drying, salt, and clean water.

        Sunday, August 31, 2014

        Still Working

        I am still working on the strategies for the following items and will be available soon. You may view my brief statements by clicking on the links below.