BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 1/7/08 -- Power of the Dream Ventures (PDV), Hungary's premiere technology acquisition company is pleased to announce the start of engineering work on the full sized RiverPower prototype. Work will be accomplished in-house.

"Following the successful testing on the 1/4th scale RiverPower machine at Hungary's Environmental and Water Resource Research Institute we are now moving forward with development work by completing engineering on one of the modules of the full RiverPower machine. I anticipate this work to complete in approximately a month and a half, upon which we will build the module and field test it in the river Danube." commented Mihaly Zala, Chief Technology Officer of the Company.

Since acquiring RiverPower on May 24, 2007 the Company has filed two patent applications to protect the technology, completed engineering and design on the inventors original concept, built and independently tested two one forth scale prototypes and completed engineering and have started construction on an 8kW generator specifically designed for RiverPower. It is anticipated that full scale versions of the modular machine will begin field testing in mid 2008. For commercial rollout is planned for 2009.

"I believe today we have taken another significant step forward in bringing RiverPower to market. I look forward to completing engineering work and actually field testing the life sized machine, in a real river." added Viktor Rozsnyay, President of the Company.

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About PDV.
Power of the Dream Ventures, Inc. is a premier holding company focused on technology acquisition and development enabling the delivery of revolutionary concepts and ready to market products to the international market place. We provide hands on support by developing-, acquiring-, licensing-, or co-developing technologies by offering a full range of services designed to encourage and nurture growth by virtue of access to the expertise of Power of the Dream Ventures' management team, and their substantial network of advisors and contacts. We develop-, acquire-, license-, or co-develop technologies that originate exclusively in Hungary that are in prototype stage based on existing patents; in prototype stage prior to patenting; existing products that require expansion capital to commercialize; emerging science and high-technology research projects that require help in patenting, developing the product and marketing, University spin-off technologies and ideas from the very early stages on that represent "disruptive technologies."


Viktor Rozsnyay

Daniel Kun, Jr.
Vice President


Source: Power of the Dream Ventures, Inc.