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These are technologies that received less than 50% of voting participation from the NEC or were voted "off the island".
- Directory:Nuclear >
Colliding Plasma Toroid Fusion - Electron Power Systems Ltd. is developing a process that remains stable without magnetic confinement, by using background gas pressure for confinement instead, could provide clean, non-polluting energy technology at one-tenth the cost of present energy generation. (http://electronpowersystems.com - site went null May 19, 2010)
Removed Nov. 16, 2008
- Wind > High Altitude >
Laddermills - The Laddermill is a high altitude wind power design which consists of a series of wings or kites all connected to the ground via cable, forming a huge rotating loop.
- Directory:Wind >
WhalePower Corp - WhalePower Corp features a blade design that mimics the aerodynamically efficient design of a humpback whale’s flipper, allowing a turbine to capture more of the wind's energy, and at much lower speeds.
- Magnet Motors >
Searl Effect Generator (SEG) - SEG generator is allegedly capable of cheaply and safely producing electricity without fuel, pollution, friction, or noise. Anti-gravity effects also involved. Recent mock-up completion marks the first time since 1963 that a roller has rotated about a ring continuously. Next step, full 15 kW SEG generator. (http://www.searlsolution.com)
- Directory:Nuclear / Engines >
Joseph Papp's Noble Gas Engines - A nuclear process may be involved whereby inert nobel gasses can be used to generate tremendous energy. (NEC Specialist: Kenneth M. Rauen)
- Batteries >
Brown engineers build a better battery -- with plastic - It's thin, light, flexible -- and plastic. Brown University engineers have created a prototype polymer-based battery that packs more power than a standard alkaline battery and more storage capacity than a double-layered capacitor.
- Nuclear >
Toshiba Builds Household Nuclear Fusion Reactor - Toshiba has developed a new class of nuclear reactor 100 times smaller than a standard reactor. These micro sized nuclear reactors could be used to power large houses, apartment blocks or some city blocks.
Removed Sept. 16, 2008
- Directory:Geothermal >
Converting Abandoned Oil Wells to Geothermal Plants - Drilling costs have made many geothermal projects uneconomical. A solution is found in the fact that among the over one million abandoned oil and gas wells around the world, many contain hot water that can be used to generate electricity or hydraulic power.
- Fuel_Efficiency > Engines >
Turbine Truck Engines, LLC - Owns an exclusive license for the manufacturing and marketing of a highly innovative, environmentally-friendly 300 to 1,000 horsepower turbine-based truck engine. Known as the Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine engine, its patented cyclical detonation technology is poised to revolutionize the heavy-duty truck engine market. (http://www.ttengines.com)
- Thermal Electric >
Nansulate Paint Creates Efficient Thermal Barrier - Industrial Nanotech, Inc has a line of non-toxic paint products that integrate nanotechnology to provide insulative properties, corrosion resistance, mold resistance. They are also engineering a method to generate electricity from the thermal gradient to which the coating is exposed. (http://www.industrial-nanotech.com and http://www.nansulate.com)
- Directory:Aether >
Correas' Aetherometry - The PAGD produces about 1 kW DC electricity from a large, cold cathode vacuum tube with support circuitry that includes a substantial storage battery and and some diodes and other circuit components. They say the energy source is the vacuum continuum of space. (http://Aetherometry.com)
- Directory:Electromagnetic >
Flynn Research -- Magnet Power Motor/Generators - Technology deals with flux fields within a core increasing motor output by 3.5x, and much more. Possible solid state generator applications according to patent. All motors henceforth should employ this technology. (http://flynnresearch.net/) (NEC Specialist: Terry Sisson)
- Electrolysis >
Ecowatts Thermal Energy Cell - The Ecowatts Thermal Energy Cell (TEC) is an electrolysis based energy cell that converts electrical power into heat at an efficiency significantly greater than that of a conventional immersion heater. (http://www.ecowatts.co.uk)
- Fuel Efficiency > Electric Vehicles >
XPVehicles' Whisper (TM) inflatable electric vehicle - Low cost inflatable electric car is announced as world's first crash-proof, long range, flat-pack vehicle.
- Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits >
PowerPlus retrofit water overspray system - The UK's Power Generation Technology (PGT) has announced the development of PowerPlus, retrofit water overspray system for power station gas turbines that it claims can reduce emissions by 40 per cent. This equipment also dramatically reduces turbine fuel consumption and increases power generation.
- Water as Fuel / Hydrogen >
Genepax water fuel system - Genepax intends to provide 1kw-class generation systems for use in electric vehicles and houses. Instead of driving electric vehicles with this system alone, the company expects to use it as a generator to charge the secondary battery used in electric vehicles. (http://www.genepax.co.jp/en/)
- Directory:Electromagnetic >
Magnetic Power Inc - Company claims to be close enough to have some demo devices, which extract energy from the vacuum of space. Claims have never been realized since initial public statements over five years ago. (http://magneticpowerinc.com)
- High Altitude Wind Power >
Makani Aims to Harvest High Altitude Wind - "Makani Power is seeking to harness high-altitude wind energy to produce energy at an unsubsidized real cost significantly below that of the least expensive coal-fired power plants, the current benchmark of the lowest cost source of power." Google has invested $10 million in Makani. (http://www.makanipower.com)
Removed May 18, 2008
- Directory:Fuel_Efficiency_Hydrogen_Injection >
Get Hydro Power (.com) - Next generation hydrogen boost technology announced, with present performance in range of 15% to 50% improvement in fuel economy. Latest innovation may boost that to between 50% and 100% mileage improvement. Many companies are currently involved in the production and distribution of such technologies including #7 on the not yet ranked technologies listed below. The primary critical requirement of such systems is the adjustment of the air/fuel mixture after fuel enhancement is achieved. (http://gethydropower.com)
- Batteries / Lighting >
Litrospheres provide inexpensive, continuous light - A glow-in-the-dark paint company, MPK Co, has come up with self-luminous micro particles called Litrospheres which they say are inexpensive, non-toxic, and will stay on for 12+ years (half-life point) continuously. (http://www.glopaint.com)
- Directory:Wind >
Blue H Group floating wind turbines - Captures off-shore winds, while sparing expense of footing. (http://hydro.com) (Stansbury Resources)
- Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits / Directory:Ethanol >
Tectane's Aquahol - By injecting a water-ethanol mixture that can be used on most any vehicle, and by producing ethanol from the prolific and multi-use sweet sorghum plant, Tectane's net result is no added emissions to the environment, at a cost savings. The H2O injector increases mileage by 20-40%, reduces emissions by 20-60%, while increasing horse power by 10-15%, and the lifetime of the engine by 50%. (http://Tectane.com)
Temsan River Microturbine - The Turkish Electromechanics Industry (TEMSAN) has come up with a microturbine that can generate electricity from river or stream flows, without a dam. The smallest unit would power two ordinary homes. The return on investment is around two years. (PESWiki)
- Directory:Engines >
Green Steam Engine - Advantages of invention by Robert Green (US 6647813) include: the ability to run on very low steam pressure and volume, inexpensive to build, few moving parts with low lubrication requirement, lightweight. Site includes instructions on how to build it. (http://www.greensteamengine.com/)
Removed Apr. 22, 2008
- Directory:Water >
Brac Systems Grey Water Recycling - Collects water from shower drains, bathtubs and laundry, then filters and pumps it through a dedicated supply line to the toilet tanks for flushing, reducing average household water consumption by a third. It is designed into the plumbing of new construction and existing residential homes.
- Directory:Engines >
Revetec cam-drive engine - The Revetec cam-drive engine uses a pair of counter-rotating scissor cams instead of a crankshaft. The result is three times more torque than a conventional engine, and an overall engine efficiency up to 50% more. (http://www.revetec.com)
- Atmospheric Electrostatic Energy > Pyramid power >
Pyramidal Electric Tranducer - A California researcher, Peter Grandics, shows how an antenna, modeled on the Great Pyramid of Giza, can transfer the power of atmospheric electrostatic discharge impulses into a resonant circuit that converts the random impulses into an alternating current as a potential source of renewable electric power.
- Directory:Solar Tower >
Down-Draft Energy Tower - Bi-directional Energy Towers exploit the differences in air density and the earth density to generate electricity with passive solar collection.
- Wind / Directory:Water >
Max Whisson's Gust Water Trap Apparatus - The Whisson vertical windmill cools the air passing through the whirling blades. As it does so, a proprietary process collects condensate, yielding fresh water from the air.
- Directory:Conservation >
DaySwitch™ Adjusts Lighting Per Daylight Availability - The DaySwitch™, developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, consists of a photosensor that measures daylight levels and sends a signal to the microcontroller that adjusts the power going to the lights. (PESN; April 25, 2006)
- Directory:Levers >
Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator - Serbian inventor, Veljko Milković, shows how leveraged secondary oscillations evince around twelve times more energy than the input energy supplied to the primary pendulum. Highest scientific rating of "original scientific work" granted the patented technology. (http://www.veljkomilkovic.com)
- Directory:Electrolysis >
Sully Direct Current - In process of discovering new ways to do electrolysis, inventor John Timothy Sullivan claims to have derived a new current type: not DC, not AC but SDC -- Sully Direct Current. Critics say it is not new and it is not a third type of current.
- Directory:Magnet Motors >
Walter Torbay's Magnetic Transgenerator - Inventor from Argentina presents a free energy device via the repelling power of magnets, the deviation of the lines of magnetic force, and a complex mechanical system for controlling the acceleration, speed and power.
- Hydrogen from Water
John Kanzius' Fire from Water using RF - John Kanzius invented a radio wave machine in an attempt to kill cancer. While trying to desalinize salt water with the machine, the water started burning. The machine breaks down the hydrogen-oxygen bond in the water, igniting the hydrogen.
- Directory:Thermal Electric >
ENECO Chip Converts Heat to Electricity - Utah company claims to have invented and patented a "solid state energy conversion/generation chip" that will convert heat directly into electricity or alternatively refrigerate down to -200 degrees Celsius when electricity is applied. (http://eneco.com) (NEC Specialist: Richard P. George)
Removed Mar. 22, 2008
- Directory:Waste to Energy >
MagneGas Plasma Arc Flow Reactors - MagneGas Technology has been developed to process liquid wastes into a clean burning fuel known as magnegas, plus heat and other usable byproducts, said processing occurring without noise, liquid, gaseous or other pollutions. New discoveries of science involved. (http://magnegas.com) (NEC Specialist: Tai Robinson)
- Directory:Cold Fusion >
D2Fusion, Inc. - Company expects to bring cold fusion technology to market, first in the form of some kind of home heater technology, then with electrical generators for homes. (http://d2fusion.com)
- Directory:Magnet Motors >
Steorn Free Energy Challenge - In process of researching more efficient micro generators, Irish company inadvertently discovered an all-magnetic motor technology. They issued a challenge to the world scientific community on Aug. 18, 2006 to validate and publish test results. (http://steorn.com)
- Directory:Electrolysis >
Joe Cell - Apparently harnesses Orgone energy via electrically charged water as the "gate" or medium through which the aetheral energy is drawn. Allegedly able to power a vehicle, with no fuel line connected. Numerous installations claimed.
- Electromagnetic >
Millennial Motors - The Magnetronic Motor uses a small amount of magnetic force to control a large amount of magnetic force. Motor concept is tested and prototype developed, preparing for production, with public debut scheduled for July 2007. Company is planning to retrofit cars to produce pollution free vehicles. (http://millennialmotorsinc.com)
- Directory:BiosFuel >
BiosFuel - New Zealand inventor, Steve Ryan, claims to have devised a method of using water used as fuel directly, in contrast to using water as a source of Hydrogen, which then serves as the combustable fuel. More recently, the company has developed a proprietary catalyst that enables water to mix with waste oil to provide fuel.
- Directory:Solar >
Citizenrē Corporation - Citizenrē Corporation is setting out to manufacture, install, permit, own, maintain, and operate a residential or commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Homeowners or business owners pay for the electricity generated from these panels, at a fixed rate that is at or below their current electricity price, for up to 25 years, while Citizenrē handles the engineering, procurement and construction. In 3-4 months, Citizenrē will be announcing a wind power option using the same arrangement. They will embrace newer and more efficient technologies as they become available as well. (http://citizenre.net)
- Hydrogen >
United Nuclear Hydrogen Fuel System Kit - Convert fuel-injected gasoline-engine vehicles to run on hydrogen, while seamlessly allowing the vehicle to still run on gasoline. The kit includes solar or wind-powered hydrogen production, stored in a hydride, and released when heated. Kit release is being suppressed by the U.S. government. (http://switch2hydrogen.com)
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