COFE Speaker Abstracts



Les Adam "Magnet Power and Non-Combustive Helicopters"


Magnetic fields improve fuel mileage by affecting hydrocarbon bond strength. Electric Pulse Drive Vehicles offer a new automobile design. Non-combustive helicopters utilize energetic decomposition of peroxide. AZ-sponsored "Ener-runâ Alternate Enery Rallies" test alternately powered vehicles. Points of interest will include the reasons why it has taken so long for these systems and knowledge to become mainstream information and the many efforts we have made to bring them to the attention of the general public and how we are finally succeeding.


Paul Brown "Betavoltaic Batteries"


A betavoltaic battery is a nuclear battery that converts energy from beta particles (electrons) released by a beta emitting radioactive source, such as tritium, into electrical power. The application of tritiated amorphous silicon as an intrinsic energy conversion semiconductor for betavoltaic devices is presented. Thin-film contact potential tritiated amorphous silicon cells have been built. These cells, called tritium batteries, have a specific power of 24 watts per kilogram, a full load operating life of 10 years, and an overall efficiency on the order of 25%. Cheap, long-life, high energy density, low-power batteries. The entrapment of tritium is particularly apt in this application as it is readily substituted for the hydrogen present in hydrogenated amorphous semiconductors with good intrinsic electronic properties. Radioisotopes other than tritium, may also be used as a source of energetic electrons as well as other forms of energetic nuclear radiation such as krypton-85 for example. Tritiated amophous films are mechanically stable, free for flaking or blistering, with good adherence to the substrate and may be simultaneously deposited onto both conducting and insulating substrates and may be simultaneously deposited onto both conducting and insulating substrates using a discharge in tritium plasma. The silicon layer sputtered in a tritium/argon ambient at temperatures below 300° C results in a tritiated amorphous silicon film with the tritium concentration being variable from 5 to 30% depending upon deposition conditions. See patent #4,835,433.


David Goodwin "Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Conference"


A conference on breakthrough propulsion physics was included in the "Space Science Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-99): Opportunities and Challenges for the New Millenium", held in Albuquerque, NM, from Jan 31st - Feb. 4th . Topics included zero point energy.


Peter Graneau "Release of Chemical Bond Energy"


Similar to the spark that releases a much larger amount of chemical combustion energy in the air-fuel mixture, an electric discharge in water releases a much larger amount of stored chemical bond energy. In this sense, our "cold fog explosions" replace fossil fuel with water. Unlike the gasoline burning process, however, the water explosions do not destroy individual water molecules thus causing no air pollution and no contribution to global warming. The energy is restored to the water molecules by solar heating in the atmosphere. In other words, the actual energy source is renewable solar energy. Unusually powerful explosions caused by electric arcs in water, known since the beginning of the century, are driven by the formation of cold fog. It is the fog that rushes out of the water are at supersonic speeds and causes the loud "thunder clap" of the explosion. The original source of this stored energy must be kinetic energy of the free particle that is given up when it forms the bond. Electrodynamic forces that are responsible for creating Ampere stresses in metallic conductors also rupture intermolecular bonds in the structure of the bulk liquid. Carried out research on Ampere forces at MIT, Northeastern University, and Oxford University is summarized in the book entitled Newtonian Electrodynamics (World Scientific, NJ, 1996).


Steven Greer "Evidence of Free Energy Suppression"


Some unconventional subjects have been studied by Stanford University which include gravitational and inertial effects. Further research has been encouraged by their team of experts. With the recent declassification of documents, especially in the past five years, the corroborating evidence of government involvement is just now emerging.



David Hamilton "DOE's Power Electronics / Electric Machines Program"


Including the advanced automotive transportation programs, this is an overview of the Dept. Of Energy projects.



Paul Pantone "Plasma Fuel Processor"


Removing over 90% of the emissions from a variety of fuels by transferring the exhaust heat to the incoming fuel within a vacuum, the speed of molecular breakdown is greatly magnified. The technology used in the Fuel Processor is a combination of very basic principles which fall within most of the normal rules of thermodynamics. The phenomenon is similar to controlled lightning. As masses of cold and warm air collide, an electrical discharge occurs. The specific lengths of each colliding mass determines the type and amount of discharge. When the electromagnetic field is radial as well as longitudinal, and balanced to create the center of the plasma reaction, maximum efficiency of the field is achieved. This is done within the Fuel Processor and the plasma is created on demand. See patent #5794601.


Bruce Perrault "Radiant Energy Generator"


Energy-releasing nuclear reactions involving non-radioactive (both as the reactants and reaction products) and producing no neutrons (aneutronic) have been known for a half a century. The radiant energy power generation process artificially induces and controls nuclear energy: by proton capture to produce neutrons (endothermic), neutron capture (exothermic), and internal tube conversion, to favor the production of electrical energy. The process includes ions supplied, typically alpha (2 protons bound with 2 neutrons); modulation of the ions; electromagnetic waves to induce resonance between alpha particles and deuterons. The process requires electronic circuits currently used in radio frequency applications. Polonium is a very rare natural element which is an alpha emitter with a half-life of 138 days. A milligram emits as many alpha particles as five grams of radium. Almost all of its alpha particles are stopped within the container that it is stored. For these reasons, polonium is an attractive lightweight source of energy.



Kent Robertson "The Coming Energy Revolution from Wind"


The wind energy industry has demonstrated extraordinary growth (Worldwatch says 26%) in the past year. The presentation will cover the current status of the wind industry, the evolution of today's wind turbines, chart cost, capacity and productivity of the technology, and provide an expansive view of the wind energy industry large and small. Topics will include worldwide wind energy, projected wind growth worldwide, different types of wind power, small wind turbine markets, market barriers, wind energy in the news.



Ken Shoulders "Charge Clusters in Action"


New energy transformations have been found using highly organized micron-sized clusters of electrons, or "EVs", having soliton behavior, with electron populations on the order of Avagadro's number. When interacted with solid material, these charge clusters performa a low-energy phase transformation type of atomic disruption that liquefies the lattice and propels the material to a high velocity without apparent signs of conventional heating. Using an ordinary thermal interpretation, a thermal gradient for bulk material greater than 26,000 degrees C per micrometer would be required to achieve these effects. Evidence will be shown for the EV transiting the solid material, fluidizing it by contributing one extra electron per nucleon for a period considerably longer than the relaxation time, and then imparting momentum to the fluid. Under such conditions, the impact of this fluid on another solid buries a slug of solidified material to a depth of over 20 micrometers. This abnormal behavior introduces the notion of energy gain produced through a low-energy atomic and molecular phase change coupled with high recombination energy release. Evidence will also be introduced for the underlying energy production process stemming from the equivalence of an electron-annihilation energy release based on the manipulation of fractional electronic charge. Scanning electron micrographs will also be shown. See patents #5054047, 5054046, 5018180, 5148461, and 5153901 and 5123039.



Edmund Storms " New Method for Initiating Nuclear Reactions"


New method to initiate nuclear reactions within solid materials, so-called chemically assisted nuclear reactions, to generate energy without significant radiation. In addition, the method is suggested as a means to reduce the radioactivity of previously generated nuclear waste. Proposed is a new field of study which combines the electron environment ( chemistry) with the nuclear environment (nuclear physics), two environments which current thinking considers not to interact. Presentation of groundbreaking field merging chemistry and nuclear physics. Also a wide range of experience obtained world-wide over the last ten years will be described and the controversial nature of the method will be discussed.


Thomas Valone "Understanding Zero Point Energy"


Recently, a lot of media attention has been paid to the sea of energy that pervades all of space. It just happens to be the biggest sea of energy that is known to exist and we're floating inside it. (Credit due to The Sea of Energy by T. Henry Moray for the idea.) Not only is it big but its energy is estimated to exceed nuclear energy densities, so even a small piece of it is worth its weight in gold. What is it? Many people are not sure what "zero point energy" (ZPE) is. Most agree that virtual particle fluctuation contributes to it and van der Waals forces don't explain everything. Does it offer a source of unlimited, free energy for homes, cars, and space travel? Depending on who we talk to, ZPE can do everything and ZPE can do nothing useful. How can the energy be converted to a usable form? What are the basic explanations of ZPE and the new discoveries, which have hit Physical Review Letters, Science, Scientific American, and the New York Times? Why is ZPE implicated in the latest confirmation of "cosmological antigravity"? Can the Casimir effect be a source of energy? This presentation is intended to give a review of the latest developments (as well as an introduction to the topic for those who are non-specialists).



Tom Van Flandern "Complete Gravity Model and Free Energy"


Propagation of gravity has been experimentally shown to exceed the speed of light (Phys. Lett A 250, #1-3, 1-11, 1999). This indicates that a flat-spacetime particle gravity interpretation (originally attributed to LeSage) may be the preferred model. The LeSage perspective also provides the best information for free energy sources since the sea of classical gravitons can in principle be used for propulsion as easily as a windmill.



W. David Wallman "Carbon-Arc Gasification of Biomass Solutions"


A new Biomass Gasification Process has been discovered recently which converts organic feedstock solutions into a unique hydrogen-based gas. The process uses forced, rapid oxidation, by means of a carbon-arc immersed in a biomass solution (organic matter dissolved in water). This energy conversion process provides a simple way of using any biomass solution as a feedstock that is instantly converted to a stable, versatile, and clean gas, COH2. The gas produced resembles synthetic gas or common water gas. However, the gas (named Carbo-hydrogenä ) possesses unique properties which have been previously undiscovered. Analytical testing indicates the gas is a stable compound (rather than a mixture), with an energy content of 525-550 BTU/ft3. Ignition of the gas produces carbon dioxide and water vapor as the combustion produts. Conversion efficiency measurements for the process show an increase in enthalpy of 27% to 44%, compared to the electrical input energy. These measurements do not include the unrecovered heat in the process apparatus, the radiant energy produced by the carbon-arc, nor the energy contained in the biomass solution and carbon electrodes. When these factors are taken into account, a much higher net increase in enthalpy will be realized, indicating a very high conversion efficiency. Applications of the biomass gasification process include energy production, chemical raw-material applications, and biomass utilization.





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