Wave Energy Generators Create Electricity in Australia

January 11th, 2016

The Perth Wave Energy Project has demonstrated that the CETO 5 wave energy generators, developed by Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, are capable of using the movement of the ocean to provide electricity to a naval base near Garden Island in Western Australia. The site is the first commercial ocean wave energy installation. It has channeled zero-emissions energy from three CETO 5 units into a functioning power grid for 14000 cumulative hours.

And even as Carnegie puts its CETO 5 system to the test off Garden Island, work on a next-generation system is well under way. CETO 6 is so fundamentally different, it’s enough to make you wonder why the company bothered spending A$32 million to do the quite modestly sized 720-kilowatt CETO 5 project.

CETO 5 and CETO 6 do have a point in common: They both use submerged buoys – “buoyant actuators” in the argot – that drive pumps. Being submerged protects the seascape and keeps the actuators from the most violent ocean action, but a tradeoff is less energetic water.

With CETO 5, the actuators are tethered to pumps on the seabed. As the actuators move up and down in the passing waves, the pumps send high-pressure water through a pipe to an onshore power station where generators produce electricity.

But the many drawbacks of building and maintaining onshore-generation are evident in the rationale Carnegie gives for CETO 6, which won’t send water ashore and instead will produce electricity at the buoy and deliver it shoreside via cable.

The CETO 5 system consists of three 240-kilowatt units (the energy it produces is sold at an undisclosed price to a military base on Garden Island). The system was built with A$13 million in assistance from the government’s Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Ottaviano says Carnegie needs to scale up its system in order to become economical, and the company has apparently concluded that wasn’t going to happen with onshore power generation.

The “buoyant actuators” that are 11 meters in diameter for CETO 5 will be 20 meters in diameter for CETO 6, increasing generating capability to 1 MW apiece, Carnegie says. The plan is to deploy the CETO 6 system offshore from Garden Island, as with CETO 5, but about 11 kilometers out at sea instead of 3 kilometers, in deeper waters said to be three times more energetic.

Credits:
http://breakingenergy.com/2015/02/26/aussie-wave-energy-deployment-makes-splash-but-next-project-will-be-real-test/

Free Energy Review

December 12th, 2015

GDS Technologies manufacturing 5 kW back-up generator • Keshe Plasma Energy Unit • LENR-to-Market Digest; E-Cat • Orbo O-Cube • Tewari’s Generator in India • Keppe Motor wins top award • Lueling Permanent Magnet Motor • Earth Generator (QMoGen) by Devis & Marios • India company looking for exotic FE technology to manufacture • Activated Charcoal as poisoning antidote • Orgone Accumulator shields router EMF • Torsion Field and Interstellar Communication • Billions in Change

Tesla Secrets Cracked – Power Amplified by 5000 Percent

December 1st, 2015

“Electric power is supplied by a special transformer to energize a resistive load. The undissipated magnetic potential is then captured and stored temporarily, before being sent back to the source through the very same electrical load. This oscillating power has completely different properties than conventional electrical power, and actually reduces the total power required from the source. The consequence of this energy dynamic is that the resistive load can be powered more than twice as efficiently, while the net power supplied by the line is reduced to a very small value. The implications of this technology for power conservation in the future are absolutely astonishing!” Jim Murray

Is the suppression of Tesla technology coming to an end?

Dr. Greer of the Disclosure Project fills in on hidden history:

Student of Tesla Solves Tesla’s Secret To Amplifying Power By Nearly 5000%

November 14th, 2015

“Electric power is supplied by a special transformer to energize a resistive load. The undissipated magnetic potential is then captured and stored temporarily, before being sent back to the source through the very same electrical load. This oscillating power has completely different properties than conventional electrical power, and actually reduces the total power required from the source. The consequence of this energy dynamic is that the resistive load can be powered more than twice as efficiently, while the net power supplied by the line is reduced to a very small value. The implications of this technology for power conservation in the future are absolutely astonishing!” Jim Murray

If you would like to learn more about Jim’s amazing new technology you can visit his website here:
http://teslaspowermagnification.com/

In addition to re-discovering Tesla’s technological secrets, Jim is also dedicated to revealing those secrets for the benefit of everyone. While he has independently secured funding for his technology already, Jim is also trying to secure funding to publish a book which will explain to everyone how it is done. If you would like to assist Jim you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/799k6m3w

Billions in Change

October 12th, 2015

The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.

Building a Better Battery

November 17th, 2013

LaserSaber is one of the coolest garage inventors on the Web. He has
experimented with homemade supercapacitors in place of his car battery.

The video below show how he connects his supercapacitor to a homemade transformer to boost the battery output by over five times.

All of his projects are open source with material lists and instructions (See Here).

Electricity Generator That Runs on Urine

March 10th, 2013

Urine-Electric

Many inventors and scientists since Nikola Tesla have discovered ways to solve this problem effectively, but due to the radical change that this would bring to the social structure, these technologies have always been suppressed.

In Africa where central power grids are few and far in between, generators are an everyday part of life.

Just recently 4 teenage girls created one of the most cost effective generators that you could possibility think of in terms of fuel, because it’s fuel source, human urine, is widely abundant.

The urine powered generator made its debut at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, this week.  According to the Maker Faire Africa website, this is how the generator works:

• Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.

• The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, and then into a gas cylinder, which looks similar to the kind used for outdoor barbecue grills.

• The gas cylinder pushes the filtered hydrogen into another cylinder that contains liquid borax, in order to remove moisture from the gas. Borax is a natural mineral, commonly used in laundry detergent.

• The hydrogen is pushed into a power generator in the final step of the process.

The only serious disadvantage to using a hydrogen based fuel source is that it causes and increased risk of explosion.

However, the girls have even considered a safety mechanism to prevent this from happening.

An article at Cnet.com explains how this was achieved:

“Hydrogen, of course, carries explosive risks, so the girls used one-way valves as a security measure (whether that is safety precaution enough is unclear). But don’t start saving your bladder output just yet.

The blog doesn’t mention where the energy needed to power the electrolytic cell comes from, or whether the electrolytic cell uses more power than the machine generates.”

Credits: http://theintelhub.com/2012/11/09/teenagers-in-africa-create-electricity-generator-that-runs-on-urine/

Article by J.G. Vibes

Creating Energy Through Water Osmosis

March 10th, 2013

Using boron nitride nanotubes, researchers have discovered a new method for harnessing energy from the salinity difference between fresh water and salt water.

The salinity difference between fresh water and salt water could be a source of renewable energy. However, power yields from existing techniques are not high enough to make them viable. A solution to this problem may now have been found. A team led by physicists at the Institut Lumière Matière in Lyon (CNRS / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), in collaboration with the Institut Néel (CNRS), has discovered a new means of harnessing this energy: osmotic flow through boron nitride nanotubes generates huge electric currents, with 1,000 times the efficiency of any previous system. To achieve this result, the researchers developed a highly novel experimental device that enabled them, for the first time, to study osmotic fluid transport through a single nanotube. Their findings are published in the 28 February issue of Nature.

When a reservoir of salt water is brought into contact with a reservoir of fresh water through a special kind of semipermeable membrane, the resulting osmotic phenomena make it possible to produce electricity from the salinity gradients. This can be done in two different ways: either the osmotic pressure differential between the two reservoirs can drive a turbine, or a membrane that only passes ions can be used to produce an electric current.

Concentrated at the mouths of rivers, the Earth’s osmotic energy potential has a theoretical capacity of at least 1 terawatt — the equivalent of 1,000 nuclear reactors. However, the technologies available for harnessing this energy are relatively inefficient, producing only about 3 watts per square meter of membrane. Today, a team of physicists at the Institut Lumière Matière in Lyon (CNRS / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), in collaboration with the Institut Néel (CNRS), may have found a solution to overcome this obstacle. Their primary goal was to study the dynamics of fluids confined in nanometric spaces, such as nanotubes.

Drawing inspiration from biology and cell channel research, they achieved a world first in measuring the osmotic flow through a single nanotube. Their experimental device consisted of an impermeable and electrically insulating membrane pierced by a single hole through which the researchers, using the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope, inserted a boron nitride nanotube with an external diameter of a few dozen nanometers. Two electrodes immersed in the fluid on either side of the nanotube enabled them to measure the electric current passing through the membrane.

Using this membrane to separate a salt water reservoir and a fresh water reservoir, the team was able to generate a massive electric current through the nanotube, induced by the strong negative surface charge characteristic of boron nitride nanotubes, which attracts the cations contained in the salt water. The intensity of the current passing through the nanotube was on the order of the nanoampere, more than 1,000 times the yield of the other known techniques for retrieving osmotic energy.

Boron nitride nanotubes thus provide an extremely efficient solution for converting the energy of salinity gradients into immediately usable electrical power. Extrapolating these results to a larger scale, a 1-m2 boron nitride nanotube membrane should have a capacity of about 4 kW and be capable of generating up to 30 megawatt-hours per year. This performance is three orders of magnitude greater than that of the prototype osmotic power plants currently in operation. The next step for the researchers in the project will be to study the production of membranes made of boron nitride nanotubes and test the performances of nanotubes made from other materials.

This project was made possible largely through the support of the ERC and ANR.

Publication: Alessandro Siria, et al., “Giant osmotic energy conversion measured in a single transmembrane boron nitride nanotube,” Nature 494, 455–458 (28 February 2013); doi:10.1038/nature11876

Source: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Credits:  http://scitechdaily.com/boron-nitride-nanotubes-channel-osmotic-power/

Energy Storage Super Capacitors

March 10th, 2013

UCLA and Egyptian scientist accidentally find a new way to bottle stored energy. This missing link for solar energy, hydro and electric cars could be a fast, tiny, biodegradable battery.

Penicillin, Teflon, microwave ovens and superglue were all discovered by accident. And now graphene super-capacitors might be the most important accidental discovery of our time – one that can change the way energy is stored. A team of UCLA researchers led by chemist Richard Kaner used a commercial DVD burner to produce sheets of a carbon-based material known as graphene.

The “accident” occured when Cairo University graduate Maher El-Kady (pictured below) wired a small piece of graphene to an LED and found that it behaved as a super-capacitor, able to store a considerable amount of electricity. Their laser-scribed graphene is ideal as a super capacitor partially because of its enormous surface area, 1520 square meters per gram. Here’s how it works:

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The story begins with quirky old kite-flying American, a key and a bolt of lightning. It ends with a jar full of electricity. Benjamin Franklin’s jar of electricity is known as a Leyden jar.

It is a primitive electronic circuit element known as a capacitor. The Leyden jar illustrates some promising characteristics of capacitors. As electrical storage devices, they are extraordinarily simple. You can make one at home with a glass jar and a some aluminum foil.

Capacitors have some advantages over Lithium, Nickle-Metal hydride and other chemical batteries. Batteries convert electrical energy to and from chemical energy. But capacitors store electrical charge by bottling excess electrons on one side of a thin barrier.

So capacitors needn’t contain caustic mixtures of acids, alkalis and toxic metals as batteries do. Capacitors can also be charged many times and they can be charged very fast. Some of the tantalum and electrolytic capacitors inside your computer or iPad are charging and discharging millions of times while you read this.

If capacitors are so wonderful, why aren’t they used in place of batteries electric cars to laptops and mobile phones?

The problem is that capacitors aren’t able to store very much energy. A Lithium Ion battery the size of a Leyden jar can store more than 500,000 times more energy.

But capacitors have improved since the Leyden jar. The graphene capacitor these UCLA scientists created has 4 billion times the capacitence of a Leyden jar.

Since its operating voltage is much lower, it might only store about 40,000 times the energy density of a Leyden jar, but this brings it much closer to the energy density of a chemical battery.

And that could change everything.

Credits: http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/supercapacitor-graphene-maher-el-kady-breakthrough-ucl/

The Super, Supercapacitor

Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtM6XJlynkk


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