Direct Drive Energy™
The BIG-E of Kinetic Energy Mobile Power Systems (SM)

Don't let all this fuel go up in smoke wasted from idling.  Find out how Direct Drive Energy's Kinetic Energy Harvesting System DDE-X Rolling-Thunder™ Fuel-Less™  "Auxiliary Power Unit" APU.  Direct Drive Energy, can help save you money form day one of install, and also help save on the enviroment.  Click on the imgae to see how we can help you today.

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June 8-10, 2012
Kirkwood College
Cedar Rapids, IA

July 12-13, 2012
Iowa 80 Truckstop
I-80 Exit 284
Walcott, IA

Welcome to Direct Drive Energy  

Direct Drive Energy, LLC  (DDE) is an Iowa based company that was formed to take the founder Jim Dierickx's technologies related to kinetic energy harvesting, power condition, power storage, mobile power generation to the marketplace as quickly as possible.  And apply it first to industries that have a high fuel use and pain that is brought on from being dependent on foreign oil and the price of fuel with little if any technologies to help stop the fuel loss and waste.  The main driving factor to Jim's want to help the USA with fuel savings is, because he is a US Army veteran who seen how the USA's oil dependency is really setting the Mid-East.  When he was younger oil almost killed him, now he wants to kill big-oil dependency once and for all, through starting with his current inventions now.  About Founder link.

See how DDE is sustainable in our process, products, and community socially, at this link Sustainability

That is why DDE has chosen to enter the CLASS  8 Heavy Truck market now, to save both fleet and long haul driver fuel and help cut costs in their operations, with our patent pending anti-idling technologies. The product is the DDE-X Rolling-Thunder™ Fuel-Less™  "Auxiliary Power Units" (APU's).   The Rolling-Thunder™ is now commercialized and will be available for immediate sale and limited distribution beginning Aprill22, 2012 to coincide with Earth Day 2012.  APU link.

Then upon establishing meeting this large market need, DDE will expand into the Mobile "Trailer Refrigeration Unit" (TRU) market, we have a proto-type of our DDE-X Model TRU Product in Beta-Testing now, and we will have this product Kinetic Energy TRU System commercially available by the end of August 2012. Click on the Future Products Link to learn more

Recently as well DDE has been enlisted to market and distribute other lean and green truck technologies such as a Bio-Based 5th-Wheel Grease that is made right here in Iowa and will save trucking firms on their operations from this product as well.  To learn more about the product click on this link Green Bio-Grease.  We will continually add new technologies that will make trucking more sustainable as well as greener on the environment, to further lower your energy and oil based dependencies, to make the USA less dependent on the use of oil and oil based products.

Here a reason why DDE's Green Energy Invention Could Save $20 Billion Dollars a Year Of Diesel Fuel; from going up in smoke literally, that is the estimated costs of idling all the big rig trucks every year in the USA.   This is true for Direct Drive Energy, LLC a Lowden, IA based manufacturer of DDE-X Rolling-Thunder™ Fuel-Less "Auxiliary Power Units" (APU's). All of this from Kinetic Energy Harvesting- our proprietary multiple patent pending kinetic energy harvesting , storage, and power condition technologies were made for the trucking industry. 

Due to high fuel prices, lower than expected margins from the high fuel prices, noise and air pollution regulatory issues; DDE has decided to launch our DDE-X Rolling-Thunder™ Fuel-Less™ Truck APU System. We are launching our DDE-X rolling-Thunder™, now on April 22, 2012 to honor Earth Day 2012 as a sign of how much fuel our DDE-X product will save you.  To help DDE get the word out about or DDE-X we are also going to give a truly amazing offer on the first production units. The offer is to early adapter & innovators who want to save fuel costs immediately upon installing our DDE-X Rolling-Thunder™ , we will offer a *  ( $1,000.00 discount off of our established retail price).  *See order page for more detail about this limited time savings offer.

One of the main reasons our  DDE-X product is needed in the Class 8 Truck Market  is because of US DOT safety laws over the road solo truck drivers must rest for a 10 hour period every day they drive.   They must rest the 10 hours before they can reset their hours and continue trucking.   So without the APU the truck will burn through around $22,000.00/year in diesel fuel at $4.00/gal fuel prices to keep a driver comfortable.  Let alone the Carbon savings of around 22 Lbs per gallon for every gallon of diesel fuel not burnt in the engine.  Amazingly this will be over 50 Million tons of CO2 not polluting the Earth's air every year when the DDE-X  Rolling-Thunder™ gains traction. .    Get your DDE-X now before there is a chance Diesel fuel were to go to $6.00-$7.00/gal, then our much needed DDE-X Rolling-Thunder™ would save between $33,000.00-$38,500.00 per Class 8 Truck our Rolling-Thunder™ was installed on.

Currently the market offers smaller diesel fuel powered APU's  to provide the power to run the on-board air conditioning and heat for the cab along with hotel needs in the tuck like a refrigerator, TV and DVD players and lighting inside the cab as well.   While diesel powered APU's are better than the no-APU alternative they till consume around $4,500.00 year in diesel fuel at $4.00/gal fuel prices.

Another APU system is an all-electric system that a few trucking firms use, however they are limited in scale as well and you have to add extra alternators to the truck motor and many truckers have said that the all-electric APU's have drained the truck batteries so much that upon waking up to go down the road they had to call a tow truck to get a jump to start their truck costing several hundred dollars and valuable operating time to get the load on time to the customer.

That is where Direct Drive Energy's DDE-X Rolling-Thunder Fuel-Less APU becomes a game changing technology in the world of Class 8 Truck APU systems.  Our patent pending technologies incorporate the best of both APU systems, and our product works like this; a follower wheel drops down form the truck frame and like landing gear it spins and collects some of the kinetic energy from the motion of the truck tires.  And this rotational energy is then converted into DC power that is stored onboard in the DDE-X battery bank.

So that after a long day of trucking the driver can pull into the truck-stop or rest area and turn their truck motor off , and turn our DDE-X on, and the Rolling-Thunder unit will then power all the onboard hotel needs, and heat or cool the truck cab with our proprietary heating and cooling system that is retrofitted onto the truck when n we install the Rolling-Thunder™ Power Pack.   So it uses electricity like the all-electric APU's but is not tied in electrically to the truck batteries and in fact our DDE-X unit can export excess power to the truck batteries monetarily to assist in starting a truck on a cold day possibly saving the several hundred dollar jump-start from a tow truck if the batteries were too weak to start the truck.




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Lowden, IA 52255
319.936.2504 phone
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