It was in 2009 when Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was outraged by the lack of action and initiative to turning around the effects on Climate change at the UNFCCC meeting in Copenhagen.
As a result, in April 2010 Bolivia held its own climate conference which flopped terribly however, at this time we saw an opportunity because other than many other nations Bolivia had the will to change the status quo yet did not have the technical means to do so.
We on the other hand have an answer to the vital question of how to reduce carbon emissions by increasing engine efficiency. We travelled to Bolivia to convince the country of this while making a statement at the same time: The highest of all techs can be realised even in a low-tech country.
That is how, we came to collaborate with Bolivia’s elite engineering University EMI and the Army command so that together we would develop and assemble a bigger and better prototype to the ones we had previously developed since 2004.
By September 2010 we had a signed agreement and work on the new prototype “Made in Bolivia” began with the objective to present it and the technologies benefits to Evo Morales and his constituency.
Together with our partners, we were invited to do so, at the 100th year Military anniversary held 14th November 2010, which was broadcasted live on a national news channel.
In this presentation and follow up meetings we made it clear that our vision was to give Bolivia the opportunity to make the change by working together on the commercialisation, which was something that was very well received. However civil unrest that broke out over the increase in fuel prices by 80% on 26th December 2010 resulted in the already drafted agreement not being signed and we were indirectly forced to leave the country in February 2011.