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  • starcutspin starcutspin Oct 7, 2009 9:28 AM Flag

    doublespeak

    "Belcan Engineering Services of Phoenix, AZ (www.belcan.com) has been retained to review the Fortune 1000 diesel engine design before production of the prototype" What the heck does that mean? Talk about double speak, is this the Fortune 1000 company that was supposed to be running tests all this time, and be interested in partnering, or is this some other company? Why would REGI have to hire a company that is interested in partnering in the first place? "What is a "Fortune 1000 diesel engine design"
    for Pete's sake?

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    • Who's the tool smuckface?

    • Serious people? Fortune 1000 Company? Cosmos study? Test rig? Design ready for fabrication? Pump? UAV project? US based military sales office? McKnight?Johnnyboy Robinson? Arnie? Grisar? The engine, pump and compressor

      What is the common thread here?....All BULLSH-T!!!!!

    • jimmy1938@sbcglobal.net jimmy1938 Nov 6, 2009 1:50 PM Flag

      Hello pure_noncen. If you were writing this 4 or 5 years ago, I think you would be "right on." Regi had a prototype that showed that the concept was viable, but was a long way from being a marketable product. They almost got a deal with Radian Milparts to further develop the engine. When that fell through, Radian Milpart's chief engineer, Bob Grisar, came over to Regi. I like to think that that was because he believed in the engine. Later Paul Porter, a seals expert who founded a seals company 35 years ago came out of retirement to join Regi full time. I like to think that that was because he believed in the engine. Early this year Dr. Allen MacKnight joined the team on a contractual (not full time) basis. I like to think that that was because he believed in the engine.

      In looking at the number of engineers working on improving the engine, it is important to not restrict your attention to Regi engineers. There has never been any intention on Regi's part to take their engine all the way to production by themselves. In May of 2008, they finally got the "partner" that they wanted. The Fortune1000 company has had its engineers studying the engine for over a year, and they presumably played a major role in delineating the details of the final design. After all, Regi hopes to eventually have a license agreement with them, and so will build it to their specifications. The additional input from Belcan is very welcome, but is surely minor compared to that from Fortune1000. And, far from the hiring of Belcan being a sign of trouble, I think it is a sign of the seriousness of the stage of development they are at.

      For the 1st time, Regi now has a design which is intended to be close to actually being marketable. I would imagine that there will turn out to be some problem that has to be fixed. Nevertheless, Regi is in a totally different place from where it was two years ago. Maybe the engine won't work out, but a lot of very serious people have taken a very serious interest in Regi's engine, and we soon going to learn the results (1st quarter 2010), including the identity of Fortune1000.

      jimmy

    • It would be interesting to know the exact number of REGI people who have been working on the design over the years. I picture maybe one or two guys working on this thing, and I'm guessing they aren't the cream of the crop. So my hope is, they've half-assed come up with SOMETHING that has an inkling of marketability. If this is the case, bringing on Belcan would make perfect sense. We shall see. And hope.
      13 year holder. Guess that makes me long.

    • And what are your views on the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus?

    • Correction to my run on sentence.

      I would like to point out the main reason behind contracting Belcan to review the design. This was sourcesd directly from the Belcan web site:

      "Belcan Engineering Services of Phoenix, AZ (www.belcan.com) has been retained to review the Fortune 1000 diesel engine design before production of the prototype. This thorough review will help to ensure a streamlined and timely fabrication process."

      It's one thing to design a engine with reduce material costs, high fuel economy and low emmissions, it is another thing to have the design promote streamline manufacturing and reduced fabrication costs. The F1000 company wants to make sure the design fulfills the last requirement of any product - reduced manufacturing and system test costs.

    • I would like to point out the main reason behind contracting Belcan to review the design. This was sourcesd directly from the Belcan web site:

      "Belcan Engineering Services of Phoenix, AZ (www.belcan.com) has been retained to review the Fortune 1000 diesel engine design before production of the prototype. This thorough review will help to ensure a streamlined and timely fabrication process."

      It's one thing to design a engine with reduce material costs, high fuel economy and low emmissions, it is another thing to mass produce the engine efficient with low emissions, it is another thing to have the design promote streamline manufacturing and reduced fabrication costs. The F1000 company wants to make sure the design fulfills the last requirement of any product - reduced manufacturing and system test costs.

    • Pull your head out of your butt and bite me Arnie!

    • Mikey why do have this compulsive need to comment on every post you little weener? A paid shill is the only thing I could understand patrolling this board like the little dweeb you are. What are you 15-17??? Why don't you get a life or a hobby moron.

    • Hey Arnie - pull your head out of John's butt!

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