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PESWiki News -- October 2007 Archive




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October 31, 2007
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Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Solar > Directory:Silicon > IBM Pioneers Process to Turn Waste into Solar Energy - IBM has developed a new semiconductor wafer reclamation process that uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpose scrap semiconductor wafers to a form used to manufacture silicon-based solar panels. (PhysOrg Oct. 30, 2007)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles > Directory:MDI Air Car - The MDI Air Car uses compressed air to push its engine’s pistons, can hit 68 mph, has a range of 125 miles, and can be refuelled in a few minutes with custom air compressors at a cost of around $2. Tata Motors of India is planning to produce these zero-emissions cars in 2008.

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Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil > Chevron and NREL to Research Fuel from Algae - Chevron and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have agreed to study technology to produce liquid transportation fuels using algae. Although NREL’s past research on algal biofuels focused on biodiesel, the lab has been interested in kerosene-like fuel and military jet fuels. (Green Car Congress Oct. 31, 2007)

October 30, 2007
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Directory:Electrolysis > Over-Unity Hydrogen Researcher Hit by Apparent Arson - Pre-teens tinkering with witchcraft and matches appear to have been responsible for the tragic loss of property and research material of a scientist pursuing clean energy solutions. (PESN Oct. 28, 2007)

Directory:Electrolysis > Article:Stanley Meyer Harmonics - Mark Cooper writes: "It came to me the other day. I was reading a book which has nothing to do with technology and I had an epiphany. Stan's device and Bob Boyce's device are the same in operation. They both use harmonics."

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Directory:Wind > Brushless Doubly-Fed Generator (BDFG) improves the reliability of wind turbines - A research team from the University of Cambridge have developed a new generator technology for the wind turbine industry to the point of commercial exploitation, for application in a wide spectrum of wind turbines ranging from multi-megawatt systems for wind farms down to domestic micro turbines. (PhysOrg Oct. 29, 2007)

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Directory:Oil > Video:Who killed JFK Jr (George W. Bush did) - The brave soul who produced "Loose Change" brings an equally disturbing documentary showing that JFK, Jr.'s death was not an airplane accident, but an assassination, and that George W. Bush was the key perpetrator, securing his seat in a global conspiracy that keeps Big Oil in power.

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Directory:Home Generation:Hot Water > Hot water from air conditioning - An inventor in Singapore has created a heat recovery system which channels waste heat from air conditioners to heat water. His customers save energy and money while enjoying the cool comforts of air conditioning. His work originally started in solar panels, but the lack of space in Singapore required a different green solution. (IBNLive Oct. 30, 2007)

October 29, 2007
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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Wave Energy Technologies - WET EnGen™ converts ocean energy into mechanical energy to produce electricity, and/or desalinated water. Its Smart Float™ travels along a rigid spar at an incline of 45 degrees. The spar is moored at a single point of contact which allows the device to be fully compliant on all three axes (pitch, roll and yaw).

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Directory:Flywheels / Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Flywheel Hybrid System Passes Crash Test - Flybrid Systems has demonstrated that its high-speed spinning flywheel system can survive a crash test. Compared to electrical-battery hybrids, the mechanical kinetic energy recovery system provides a more compact, efficient, lighter and environmentally-friendly solution. Flybrid uses a smaller and lighter flywheel than previous models. (Green Car Congress Oct. 28, 2007)

October 26, 2007
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Directory:Thermal Electric > Creating power out of thin air - Syrdec is working on generating electricity from ambient room heat by combining the Seebeck effect and the product of nuclear fusion. Two substances are combined, one with its natural energy state artificially altered inside the molecular structure to produce an excited state at room temperatures. (CNET News Oct. 26, 2007)

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Furan-Based Biofuel - Avantium successfully completed an engine test to demonstrate the potential of its furan-based biofuels, or “furanics". The second generation biofuels have a higher energy density than ethanol and are not soluble in water. (Green Car Congress Oct. 26, 2007)

October 25, 2007
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil > The Greenest Green Fuel - Looking for a clean fuel that grows anywhere, needs only sunlight and water, and could produce enough oil to free the U.S. from its petroleum addiction? Here’s one start-up’s plan for converting oil from algae—yes, algae. (Popular Science Jul. 2007)

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Directory:Batteries > ReVolt Technology - Rechargeable Zinc-air batteries have more than twice as much energy as conventional Li-ion batteries, they cost less to manufacture, are safer to use, and are environmentally friendly. They are suitable for consumer electronics - mobile phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, etc.

Directory:Requests for Proposals -- Energy > Duke Energy Indiana seeks energy sources - Duke Energy Indiana issued a request for proposals, seeking bids for power generated from renewable energy sources, including sun, wind, water and organic matter. The company, seeking up to 200 megawatts by 2011, said proposals must be submitted by Jan. 15. (PhysOrg Oct. 25, 2007)

October 24, 2007
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits / Directory:Hydraulics / Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Hydristor Corporation - This infinitely variable vane hydraulic pump/motor is basically a simplified automatic transmission with no gears, with regenerative storage capability. Aiming to retrofit existing vehicles, it is projected to double or even triple mileage, while drastically cutting emissions (to 1/4) and boosting performance.

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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Utility Scale Batteries > Fixing the Power Grid - American Electric Power deployed a huge NGK sodium-sulfur battery as part of a demonstration project that will fight blackouts and could make renewable power economically viable. AEP set goals of having 25 megawatts of storage in place by 2010, and 40 times that by 2020. (MIT Technology Review Oct. 17, 2007)

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Directory:Biodiesel > Circle Biodiesel & ethanol Corporation - The company makes biodiesel processors as well as ethanol stills for the biofuels industry.

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Silicon > Solar panels from dirty silicon - CaliSolar has come up with a way to make solar cells out of upgraded metallurgical silicon, which is less pure and less costly than the industry standard electrical grade silicon. Their 14% efficient solar cells will cost far less than the 16% efficient cells that are common today. A prototype plant is planned to be built in the first quarter of 2008. (CNET News Oct. 23, 2007)

October 23, 2007
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Directory:Electrolysis > OS:Water Fuel Cell > OS:Moray King:Closed-Loop Water Fuel Cell - Directory:Moray B King proposes a design that could take advantage of the purported electrolysis overunity systems. His scheme would be a self-running system with a mechanism of extracting the excess energy for practical use.

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:BioElectricity > Virus-Built Electronics - A new way to fabricate nanomaterials from harmless viruses as building blocks could mean batteries and solar cells woven into clothing. The programmed viruses coat themselves with the materials and then, by aligning with other viruses, assemble into crystalline structures useful for making high-performance devices. (MIT Technology Review Oct. 23, 2007)

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Piezoelectric > Nanowire Extracts Energy from Motion - Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on making a nanogenerator out of barium titanate, which exhibits a greater piezoelectric effect than zinc-oxide, to convert miniscule mechanical energy into electricity for biosensors and tiny portable devices. (MIT Technology Review Oct. 22, 2007)

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Directory:Solar / Directory:Thermal Electric > Advanced Diamond Solutions - Developing thermionic solar cells using amorphous diamond nanostructures that offer potential efficiencies of 50% at half the cost of silicon solar cells. As a thermal electric generator, amorphous diamond cannot be matched by other materials.

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Directory:Cold Fusion > Practical Fusion, or Just a Bubble? - Impulse Devices is exploring sound-driven fusion, called sonofusion or bubble fusion, to expand and collapse tiny bubbles, generating ultrahot temperatures. Other researchers already have working desktop fusion devices, but building a fusion reactor that generates more energy than it consumes is far more challenging. (New York Times Feb. 27, 2007)

October 22, 2007
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Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Magnetic Power Inc > MPI Claims OverUnity Prototypes Exist - Responding to recent criticism about hype, CEO, Mark Goldes elaborates on Magnetic Power Inc.'s recent achievements. Anticipates 1 kW generators available by the end of 2008. (PESN Oct. 22, 2007)

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Directory:Conservation > Traffic Management - The Aldis Guardian Eye is a vision-based traffic monitoring and control system based on improving traffic flow by optimizing decisions locally at each signal. Aldis projects the Guardian Eye will increase efficiency at each intersection by up to 40%, thereby saving considerable energy. (Green Car Congress Oct. 22, 2007)

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Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > 60 MPG Hybrid Hummer - SAE Energy is converting a 2005 Hummer H3 to a series hybrid powered by a biodiesel turbine engine that charges a set of super capacitors in a matter of seconds, giving the car 600 horse power. Johnathan Goodwin says "it'll get 60 miles to the gallon and does zero to 60 in five seconds!" (AutoblogGreen Oct. 20, 2007)

October 21, 2007
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Directory:Vibrations > Wireless Bridge Sensors Powered by Bridge Vibrations - Clarkson University researchers have developed technology that uses vibrations caused by traffic to power wireless bridge monitor sensors. Electromagnetic generators harvest the natural vibration frequencies of the bridge, resonated each time a car or a truck passed over, even in a different lane. (NewsWise Oct. 17, 2007)

Directory:Funding > Potomac Energy Project garnering funding for leading technologies - Project aims to gather $100 million from government and private sources to fund leading edge energy projects. (PESN Oct. 21, 2007)

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Directory:Weather Control > Scientist Are Working to 'Steer' Hurricanes - In the wake of Katrina, two teams of climate scientists have been working to steer hurricanes. Both teams are using the technique of removing power and speed from strategic points in the hurricane, effectively refracting its path. (Telegraph UK Oct. 21, 2007)

October 20, 2007
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Directory:Hydrogen from Water > Directory:John Kanzius Produces Hydrogen from Salt Water Using Radio Waves > If we could just burn salt water, we'd never run out of fuel - Dr. Roy speculates that because the 13.56-MHz radio frequency is a harmonic of the natural frequency of sodium ions, the waves are causing these positive ions to vibrate intensely. Van der Waal's effects attract the oxygen end of water molecules to the positive sodium ions, and the vibration shakes the oxygen molecules hard enough to break the hydrogen bonds, freeing the hydrogen gas, which then ignites and burns. (MotorTrend date?)

October 19, 2007
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Directory:Electromagnetic > Best Electric Machine - The Advanced Brushless Wound-Rotor Synchronous Doubly-Fed Electric Machine System improves the cost-performance envelope in electric motor and generator systems. It shows nearly 50% reduction in cost and nearly 50% improvement in power density. It has high reliability and low maintenance with no brushes or slip rings.

October 18, 2007
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Directory:Engines > Reg/Regi Technologies - The RadMax™ engine is an internal-combustion engine built around a rotary design. It would have two to three times the power and weigh half as much as a Wankel engine of the same size. It offers multifuel capability, fewer moving parts, high and efficient rates of combustion, low weight, reduced vibration, and ease of maintenance.

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > The 1/X Concept - The Toyota 1/X (pronounced "one-Xth") is a light-weight (420kg) hybrid concept vehicle that matches the interior space of the Prius at only one-third the weight and double the fuel efficiency. It uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a displacement of only 500cc that allows charging from an external power source. (GizMag Oct. 17, 2007)

October 17, 2007
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Directory:Magnet Motors > OS:Screw-Magnet Motor - Four rows of screws, off-set around a cylinder, appear to cause the cylinder to spin when a holder of four neodymium magnets is brought close to it.

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Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Muller Dynamo:Replication:Ron Classen - With as much work as has gone into this prototype, you would hope that Ron might be into over unity. He's looking for feedback from those who might help him prove and improve what he has.

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Directory:Electrolysis > OS:Bob Boyce Electrolyzer Plans > Assembled and tested PWM3B prototype auction at eBay - Boyce is selling a surplus unit that he no longer needs -- a piece of hydroxy gas history. "This unit was designed to be used with a custom 3 phase toroidal transformer and a welder sized series cell stack." (eBay expires Oct-23-07 22:01:10 PDT)

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Directory:Electromagnetic > OS:Stiffler Cold Electricity Circuit - Ronald R. Stiffler has come up with a circuit that he calls a "cold electricity" circuit that appears to be harnessing free energy from the environment. "This is a totally self-contained, self-powered circuit. There are not tricks to it."

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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Wave power success - A Wavebob prototype wave energy converter has begun harnessing electricity from Atlantic waves off the west coast of Ireland. The floating buoy device automatically adjusts to the size of the waves to maximise power production. At full scale, each device will be capable of producing 1 megawatt. (PhysOrg Oct. 16, 2007)

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Directory:Batteries > SmartSpark Energy Sytems - BattEQ makes rechargeable batteries last longer by shuttling charge from strong cells to weak cells in a battery string. This increases the life, performance and safety of virtually any battery chemistry including lead acid, Li-Ion, NiMh and NiCd. Laboratory and field testing has seen performance increases up to 250%.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] / PESWiki:User Profile Pages > Directory:Alex Ramon - Alex Ramon has founded several key clean energy news and directory sites. He is a good friend and associate of PES Network, Inc.

October 16, 2007
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Directory:Electromagnetic / Directory:Atmospheric Electrostatic Energy > Directory:Electrostatic Generator by Walter Owens and Company - Walter Owens has come up with a device which he claims extracts free and ubiquitous static energy for practical use. A rotating device rubs against wool or nylon and collects static electricity in a set of coils.

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Directory:Water > Forward osmosis filtration system - HTI have developed a forward osmosis membrane that allows water to pass through, yet blocks very small contaminants. This allows a pure drink to be created from highly turbid and toxic supply waters, even sea water. It is a passive system which harnesses the osmotic potential created by sugars and electrolytes, producing a dilute sports drink, not simply water. (GizMag Oct. 15, 2007)

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Directory:Hydrogen from Water > Advanced Hydrogasification Project - ECOtality will participate in the AHP by investigating the use of its Hydrality technology for large-scale hydrogen production and storage applications, producing hydrogen on-demand using magnesium hydride and steam. ECOtality envisions using Hydrality on board vehicles in conjunction with a hydrogen fuel cell. (Green Car Congress Oct. 16, 2007)

October 15, 2007
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Directory:Engines > PRV Induction Improves Fuel Economy up to 25% - PRV Performance has developed a Pintle-Regulated Venturi (PRV) induction system that replaces a conventional intake manifold with a Venturi for each cylinder of the engine. Testing by the company has shown an improvement in fuel economy of up to 14% in city cycle and 25% in highway cycle driving. (Green Car Congress Oct. 14, 2007)

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Directory:Solar / Directory:Inverters > SmartSpark Energy Systems - SmartSpark SolarBridge increases the reliability of the inverter which converts DC power generated by solar panels to AC power for home consumption. It has the potential to reduce the cost and increase the reliability and output of solar installations. (Renewable Energy Access Oct. 15, 2007)

October 14, 2007
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Directory:Plasma / Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Engines > Directory:W2 Energy Inc - Imagine a gasoline and diesel source that is CO2 neutral, sulfur-free, derived from renewable sources, superior in its power performance to fossil-based fuels, and costs less than 1/7 of fossil-based fuels. The company has also built an engine to optimize use of the syngas portion of the product.

October 12, 2007
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Humdinger Windbelt - Invented by Shawn Frayne, the Windbelt is a taut membrane fitted with a pair of magnets that oscillate between coils. Designed for low wind speeds and budgets, the device is 10x to 30x times more efficient than the best microturbines, and its cost is proportionately small.

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Directory:Water as Fuel > Directory:BiosFuel > Fuel from water becoming reality says Kiwi firm - Bio Fuels founder Steve Ryan says hydrogen fuel can be released from water blended with waste oil, and plans to prove the abilities of the new fuel by driving 3000kms on it. ( Oct. 13, 2007)

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Directory:Solar > Capturing more light in solar cells - Braggone has discovered a method of capturing more light in a solar cell that greatly increases the efficiency and cost-effectively increases their capacity. It is a very simple spray coat, bake and repeat process, to apply anti-reflective coating that minimizes reflective losses which can reach up to 30%. (GizMag Oct. 12, 2007)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Electric Fiat Doblo conversion - Micro-Vett and Go Green Holding are testing an electrified Fiat Doblo powered by Altairnano's lithium titanate battery. During a single day it ran 186 miles and underwent three 10-minute recharges with Aerovironment's charging system. They plan to distribute 20 vehicles this year and another 250 vehicles in 2008. (AutoblogGreen Oct. 12, 2007)

October 11, 2007
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Directory:Thermal Electric / Directory:AC via Peltier Effect > nanoCoolers - Thin-film wafer-scale Peltier cooler thermoelectrics are solid-state refrigeration devices that are smaller, lower cost, higher performance, more reliable and more power efficient. This could benefit microrefrigeration in the computing, communication and refrigeration markets.

Directory:Electromagnetic > PBIP Electric Motors Halve Cost and Double Output - Researchers have developed magnetic components in electric motors made from plastic bonded iron powder (PBIP) that can cut production cost in half and nearly double the output of the motor. The technique is suitable for fans, pumps, household appliances, and electric cars. (Green Car Congress Oct. 11, 2007)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Space Based Solar Power > NSSO on Space Based Solar Power -After about a year of review, a report has been released providing a broad-brush review of the status of space-based solar power, showing immense potential, but also a number of challenges that appear only surmountable with a strong government commitment to the project. (Slashdot Oct. 10, 2007)

October 10, 2007
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Directory:Water > Directory:Water from Air > Aqua Sciences - Atmospheric water extraction machines for disaster sites, urban, rural and isolated communities to capture, purify and dispense water of superior quality on demand. They can provide between 350-1,200 gallons of water per day with a price of approximately $0.25 per gallon.

October 9, 2007
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Directory:Fusion > Directory:Focus Fusion - Eric Lerner gives a presentation to Google Tech Talks about this new source of energy that is clean, inexhaustible and much cheaper than any existing source -- fossil, nuclear, solar or wind. Technical description with animations.

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Directory:Batteries / Directory:Nanotechnology > Weaving Batteries into Clothes - A novel machine that makes nanostructured fibers could be the key to a new generation of military uniforms that take on active functions such as generating (e.g. solar) and storing energy. (MIT Technology Review Oct. 9, 2007)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars > Once-in-a-Lifetime Electric Car - Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart, will sell a 70 mph Mercedes-Benz Smart electric car in a once-only Christmas promotion. For $35,000 you get lithium-ion batteries from Hybrid Technologies, bringing the car's range to over 100 miles. (AutoblogGreen Oct. 6, 2007)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > All-electric Jeep lookalike from France - The Tender Scarlette all-electric 4WD is currently available for sale in France, can run up to 80 km/h and has four motors, one for each wheel. The electricity is stored in the floor in 12 lead-acid batteries, enough to drive the car up to 100 km (60 miles). The cost of the car is between 10,000 and 15,000 EUR. (AutoblogGreen Oct. 7, 2007)

October 8, 2007
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Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Solid State Generators > OS:Magnetic Electron Pump - Solid state (no moving parts) electromagnetic device, said to be simple to build from readily-available, inexpensive materials, allegedly puts out four times as much energy as is required to run it. Talk:OS:Magnetic Electron Pump have been pointed out which argue that the system is not over unity.

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Directory:Wind / Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > VersaBuoy Sea Platforms - New system is 1/2 the cost of existing deepwater oil platforms and is modular, opening many new possibilities, including off-shore wind and wave energy harnessing.

Directory:Bio-Energetics > The radiation poisoning of America - Amy Worthington reviews scientifically-based concerns about the environmental and human health hazards of radiation from cell towers, wireless transmission, and cell phones. Cites state-decided edicts to impose communication towers, despite local objections about safety. (Idaho Observer Sept. 2007)

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Directory:Bio-Energetics > Swiss Shield clothing provides protection from electromagnetic radiation - High-tech yarns that are turned into fabrics ensure an efficient shielding of electromagnetic fields. Their degree of screening, can be modulated according to the type of application, extends to more than 80 dB. Besides their scientifically-proven effectiveness, the fabric also satisfies the highest aesthetic demands.

October 6, 2007
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Directory:Mixing Sea and River Water > Statkraft to build world's first osmotic power plant - Osmotic power, feasible where fresh waters meet salty, could contribute around 1,600 TWh on a global basis annually. First plant, by Norwegian company, putting out just 2-4 kW, is expected by the end of 2008. The technology could become competitive within a decade. (PESN Oct. 7, 2007)

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] - NineSigma specializes in matching technology capabilities with industry needs, including clean energy solutions. They are presently scouting for: small electric water heater energy absorbing actuator clear thermoformable films or coatings, CO2 capture from flue gas NO emission reduction variable fuel flow injector.

News:Sources > FreeEnergyNews features now available from Feedburner - Alex Ramon of Alternative-Energy-News has also created a feedburner for the feature stories we post here in our news. You can also subscribe to receive notice of the latest features by email.

October 5, 2007
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Directory:Piezoelectric > Advanced Cerametrics - Extreme Life Span Micro Power Supplies convert up to 70% of energy from ambient vibration to electrical power using piezoelectric composite fibers. They eliminate battery replacement issues for security sensors, monitoring equipment, machine health condition systems, building controls and process controls.

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Thin Film Solar > Nano Thin Film PV - Liquidia is developing high-efficiency, cost-effective patterned thin film photovoltaic solar cells based on their PRINT platform for precision nanomolding. It combines photolithographic precision with a scalable continuous manufacturing process. (Renewable Energy Access Oct. 5, 2007)

October 4, 2007
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Directory:Vortex Technologies / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory: Ralph A. Davis: Whirl Power Turbine - Using principles of a tornado or vortex, this patent pending engine is said to capture most of the energy in flowing gases and delivers power to a rotating shaft in proportion to the fuel input. This is a True Rotor Power utilizing centrifugal force as well as compression and velocity for various RPMs and torque output.

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Directory:Geothermal > UTC Power - The PureCycle® geothermal system can operate on a wide range of resource temperatures starting as low as 165°F (74°C). This enables geothermal wells deemed unproductive because they are below 300°F (149°C) to become viable energy sources once again.

October 3, 2007
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PowerPedia:Patent > Legal:To Patent or Not to Patent a Free Energy Technology - Addressing the question of when to seek for a patent and when not to seek for a patent on "PowerPedia:Free energy" technology. Lists alternatives for "game-changing" technologies that should not go the patent route.

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Directory:Vortex Technologies / Directory:Anti-Gravity > - David G. Dennard proposes an anti-gravity and engery-generating design based on the principles of a whirlpool, which he describes in a multi-part document.

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Transmissions > IVT Improves Bus Fuel Economy 19% - Torotrak achieved a 19% improvement in fuel economy by replacing the standard 5-speed automatic transmission with a prototype Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT). By operating the engine at the most efficient point the IVT may enable downsizing of the engine leading to further efficiency and fuel economy improvements. (Green Car Congress Oct. 2, 2007)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Venturi Automobiles > Venturi Eclectic: Test Drive - Taking a spin in an electric vehicle that’s self-sustained through its solar-panel roof and plug-in wind turbine is pretty amazing. The Eclectic is very comfortable and manageable as an urban get-around car. It is breezy, fun and actually quite exhilarating to drive. Like all electric cars, it’s very quiet and superbly smooth on the road. (Popular Mechanics Oct. 3, 2007)

October 2, 2007
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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Scooters > Volta GT electric scooter - The Electric Vehicle Company is set to introduce the Volta GT electric scooter at the Alternative Car Expo on October 19th. The scooter will have a switch that will allow riders to select either a performance mode (allowing speeds of up to 70 mph) or a economy mode (allowing travel up to 70 miles). (AutoblogGreen Sep. 28, 2007)

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Ethanol, schmethanol - The energy in a litre of ethanol is a third less than petrol and it absorbs water resulting in corrosion that can wreck an engine's seals in a couple of years. Codexis is engineering enzymes to make biopetrol molecules more chemically similar to petrol. Synthetic Genomics is developing microbes designed to produce better liquid biofuels. (The Economist Sep. 27, 2007)

October 1, 2007
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Aptera > Aptera Is Now Accepting Orders - Aptera is now accepting orders for their lightweight three wheeled hybrid car made of composite materials. It is estimated to achieve 300 mpg fuel efficiency and a 95 mph top speed at a price of less than $30,000. (AutoblogGreen Sep. 28, 2007)

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Directory:Biomass / Directory:Ethanol > Directory:Sorganol Biofuel > High Biomass Sorghum for Celulosic Ethanol - Ceres and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES) have entered into a joint research and commercialization agreement for high biomass sorghum. Sorghum plants tend to be water-efficient, drought- and heat-tolerant, and grow in warmer climates. (Green Car Congress Oct. 1, 2007)



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