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Subject:                                     February Future Energy eNews


Viruses now shown to produce energy!







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Hello Tom,


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By the way, on March 20th, 2021 at 12 noon EST, I’ll be presenting an in-depth analysis of all of the energy, propulsion, and bioenergetics projects that Integrity Research Institute is currently engaged in at APEC (for free online on Zoom). As we look at advanced propulsion for example, there are a few that have been worth supporting and advocating as high risk, high payback. Those, as well as similar ones for advanced energy and advanced bioenergetic healing devices, will be summarized in a well-illustrated slideshow presentation.” A previous talk that I gave at the Global Energy Movement on stage in person is also now on YouTube.


Story #1 offers a new advancement on the hope for hydrogen powered vehicles that are safe and not subject to hydrogen disadvantages, like the heavy, pressurized tanks. This new form of storage for hydrogen is a paste for hydrogen fuel cells. It enables the car to go farther than gasoline-powered vehicles and to refuel in minutes. Hydrogen has a higher energy density than gasoline and so it inherently is a superior fuel for vehicles. The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany has now shown how to take advantage of the best reasons to use hydrogen, at atmospheric pressure, ready for release when needed.


Story #2 continues the hydrogen theme with a Universities of Chicago, Wisconsin, and BNL breakthrough in making photoelectrodes that significantly boost the output of hydrogen and oxygen from solar-powered water electrolysis. As reported in Nature Energy (Feb. 18, 2021 the secret is a new compound on the surface called bismuth vanadate that yields more efficient separation due to its photoelectrochemical properties.


Story #3 is a nice design development tool from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) for thermal energy storage material choices. Depending upon how fast the thermal energy needs to be released, for example, there may be a different choice to make. However, IRI has found, as the article mentions, that certain phase change materials store heat very well with almost no loss and also “function like a huge battery” for home and industry building use. IRI recommends companies that use BioPCM® such as the ENRG Blanket® which outperforms ANY standard insulation offered at hardware stores. The ENRG Blanket® looks like regular rolled insulation but tuning the phase transition temperature in the BioPCM® enables active heat absorption in the ENRG Blanket® and delays the need for cooling in summer. Similarly, in winter, the ENRG Blanket® can be tuned to absorb and release stored heat when room temperature drops below the desired set point. I met the CEO of the BioPCM® source company and was amazed how he was able to help companies avoid installing air conditioning for warehouses, as one of the best examples he offered. Click here for the Informative brochure.


Story #4 is exciting for the future since it might even provide a source of energy for the needs of an advanced civilization. From an article published in Physical Review D, one of the authors calculated that the process of plasma energization can reach an efficiency of 150 percent, much higher than any power plant operating on Earth," Felipe Asenjo from Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Chile said. "Achieving an efficiency greater than 100 percent is possible because black holes leak energy, which is given away for free to the plasma escaping from the black hole." The coauthor Luca Comisso, from Columbia University, also agrees that "Our theory shows that when magnetic field lines disconnect and reconnect, in just the right way, they can accelerate plasma particles to negative energies and large amounts of black hole energy can be extracted."


Story #5 could have been our lead article and is more down to earth. In this summary of a solution to contact transmission of bacteria, viruses, and especially the SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have proven that copper door handles (and some copper alloys like brass) can kill the virus in only a few hours. Therefore, they decided to install copper door handles in all of their buildings. Keeping them clean also boosted their power about 10% higher than if they were allowed to oxidize. (IRI suggests that using brass door handles is just as effective and requires no maintenance, as other articles indicates.) Check out the Related Articles too for similar tests and endorsements for copper as a great germ fighting contact surface.


Onward and Upward!


Tom Valone, PhD






1) Clean Hydrogen Energy in a Safe, Convenient Gray Goop February 2021


Fraunhofer researchers have presented a magnesium-based "Powerpaste" that stores hydrogen energy at 10 times the density of a lithium battery, offering hydrogen fuel cell vehicles the ability to travel further than gasoline-powered ones, and refuel in minutes.

Part of the paste's impressive energy density comes from the fact that half of the hydrogen released comes from the water it reacts with.”





2) Breakthrough Boost For Solar Powered Fuel Made with Water


By Scitech Daily February 2021


Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering research could help make hydrogen useful, sustainable fuel.

Hydrogen is an incredibly powerful fuel, and the ingredients are everywhere—in plain old water. Researchers would love to be able to use it widely as a clean and sustainable energy source.

One catch, however, is that a considerable amount of energy is required to split water and make hydrogen. Thus scientists have been working on fabricating materials for photoelectrodes that can use solar energy to split water, creating a “solar fuel” that can be stored for later use.


3) NREL Heats up Thermal Energy Storage by Improving Efficiency


Tech-Explore February 2021


Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a simple way to better evaluate the potential of novel materials to store or release heat on demand in your home, office, or other building in a way that more efficiently manages the building's energy use.

Their work, featured in Nature Energy, proposes a new design method that could make the process of heating and cooling buildings more manageable, less expensive, more efficient, and better prepared to flexibly manage power from renewable energy sources that do not always deliver energy when it is most needed.



4) Harvesting Energy from Black Holes February 2021


A remarkable prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity—the theory that connects space, time, and gravity—is that rotating black holes have enormous amounts of energy available to be tapped.

For the last 50 years, scientists have tried to come up with methods to unleash this power. Nobel physicist Roger Penrose theorized that a particle disintegration could draw energy from a black hole; Stephen Hawking proposed that black holes could release energy through quantum mechanical emission; while Roger Blandford and Roman Znajek suggested electromagnetic torque as a main agent of energy extraction.



5) RIT Researchers Find Copper is Best for Antivirus Door Handles


Rochester Inst of Tech. February 2021


“The research demonstrated that copper and some copper alloys kill 99.9 percent of several common bacteria within two hours,” Hurley added, “and that pure copper was shown to kill the SARS-CoV-2—which causes COVID-19—in four hours.”

Soon after the coronavirus outbreak last spring, RIT researchers supporting the response to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in New York state learned of a fascinating property of copper and the metal’s alloys.


RELATED ARTICLES Does copper kill germs? Yes, it's effective against COVID-19 within 4 hours Copper’s Virus-Killing Powers Were Known Even to the Ancients Can copper protect against the new coronavirus? Here's what the evidence says.




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