MCRA provides land to local inventor


By Courtney Pigman - [email protected]



By Courtney Pigman

[email protected]

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA) agreed to provide local inventor, Daniel Hicks, the two and a half acres of land needed to secure a loan to begin construction on the first Green Line Energy Systems facility.

Hicks partnered with retired business man, Daniel Akers, former co- owner of Akers Magnetite Supply, to produce the prototype needed to get this project off the ground and get his patent approved.

Hicks patent for a new, green energy technology was recently approved. He said the technology will reduce energy dependence and create new jobs.

His energy system is continuously operating, using high efficiency DC batteries that convert to hydraulics that turn on generators. Out of 100 percent of the energy produced with this system, only 20 percent is required to keep the system functioning.

Not only will the technology provide cheap electricity, he also claims the technology produces no hazardous by products. “The only by- products are heat and hydrogen gas.” Hicks said.

Hicks explained that he plans to use the heat produced by the company to run industrial sized greenhouses to create year around food production that would have a tremendous impact on agricultural growth in our area. “The possibilities are endless,” Hicks explained. “I want local veterans and 4H kids to run the green house. The food produced will then be sold to local schools and grocery stores.”

Hicks’ technology has generated a wide range of interest from parties in Washington D.C., the Tesla Energy Corporation, and interested individuals around the world. At the meeting, Hicks produced an email from one interested party from Florida, retired Technical Support Engineer from the Raytheon Corporation, Duke McComis.

In the email, McComis discusses the potential impact this technology could have. The email states, “Maybe it hasn’t dawned on you yet, but you just solved the world’s climate and energy crisis. We’ll no longer have to depend on oil and fossil energy companies for our energy needs and taking off the heat produced with a food producing greenhouse is just genius.”

House of Delegates representative, Justin Marcum, was in attendance at Thursday’s meeting. He thought the possible agricultural spin off company could be used to garner interest at the state government level. “The more we have this as a bartering tool, the better chance we have to kill legislation against it. At the state level, there is a lot of potential with the Department of Agriculture,” Marcum said.

Leasha Johnson, Executive Director for The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority asked Hicks, “Despite worldwide interest, you want to begin in Mingo?”

Hicks explained that he wants to use this technology to create local growth and provide jobs for displaced, out of work coal miners. He stated that he would like to keep the technology in W.Va, or Ky. “I want to create jobs for coal miners’ that are used to being energy producers but allowing them to be more in charge this time,” Hicks said.

Hicks spent 30 years working as an electrician in the coal mining industry. He has spent the last five years developing the Green Line Energy Systems Technology.

Hicks began building his Green Line Energy System in his backyard but said that if his vision of building the energy/greenhouse system becomes a reality, the impact would be tremendous. “In five to ten years, it is projected that this could be a billion dollar company that is resilient to stock market collapse,” Hicks said.

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242,ext. 2279.)

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By Courtney Pigman

[email protected]

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242,ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242,ext. 2279.)

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