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Infinite Energy Device Update
Published in IE Volume 4, Issue #21
September 1998

Get an 1,800 square foot warehouse condominium, add tons of stacked back issues of Infinite Energy magazines waiting to be delivered to the unenlightened, add many more tons of research equipment, add many tools and supplies from the plumbing and electrical trades, scientific instruments and weird devices and processes to be tested, then mix into this "toy store" two relatively sober engineers linked to the wilds of the Internet, and what do you have? Why, the New Energy Research Laboratory (NERL) here in Bow, New Hampshire.

When we outgrew our previous publication office and acquired our new two-floor facility in the adjoining building of the Bow Technologies Center, we decided to make the first place a dedicated laboratory. We had been limping along with a less than dedicated full-time approach to testing machines and cells, although Chris Tinsley in the UK had been fairly dedicated to that mission, until his untimely death a year ago. Sure, we had the occasional part-time volunteer help, and no dearth of gape-mouthed visitors, but the lab had previously been under serious time-sharing stress with the publication schedule of the magazine. It still is.

Since last issue, ex-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) electrical engineer Ed Wall has arrived and is now working a full-time (80-hour) week in the NERL. We joke that he is having so much fun working in Wonderland that we should have him insert his credit card into a meter at the door to pay Cold Fusion Technology, Inc., rather than the other way around! Work expands to fill up time. More and more devices keep appearing on our doorstep and both Ed and I (mostly Ed), struggle to do each of them justice.

This report should be taken as a modest interim discussion of some of the activities with which we are engaged. The NERL is in a period of readjustment to the working paces of a combined team of engineers and consultants. Some day the team will be larger. We hope it works as well as it does right now. We never want to be a Really Big Company that does not have first and foremost Fun doing what it is is doing. On the other hand, we are impressed with the seriousness of our mission and don't want you to think that we are not hell-bent to tie up loose ends and button down the validity of some apparently potent over-unity technologies.

We multiply our efforts, as we have said before, by relying on others to perform those testing efforts for which we not have immediate access to the right equipment--or to engage in parallel testing. We appreciate the fantastic input we get from the Vortex-l electronic discussion forum. In particular, Scott Little and Dr. Hal Puthoff of EarthTech International in Austin, Texas have been very cooperative and helpful.

For now let us provide a brief run-down of what is going on hither and yon on the testing front:

1. Kinetic Furnace of Kinetic Heating Systems, Inc. of Cumming, Georgia
(Featured in Issue #19):

At NERL we have further tested the second unit of the Kinetic Furnace that we received. Again, we obtained disappointing results that are in the range COP= 1.01 to 1.15— too low to call guaranteed over-unity. We still do not understand the differences between conditions in Bow and those in Georgia. So, we attempted to use various different sources of water, so far without seeing increases in COP.

Kinetic Heating Systems has acquired a more professional air-flow monitoring system than its Dwyer pressure gage. Still, the company reports significant over-unity power production. The particular device is an Air Data Multimeter (ADMA60), made by Shortridge Instrument Company, Inc., of Scottsdale, Arizona. The following are three tests that Kinetic Heating Systems has recently performed:

Test #1: August 17, 1998
• 200 V, 16.5 amp without blower fan, 19.5 A with blower fan on
• 3.6 kW-hour input energy = 12,287 Btu
• 1,059 CFM air flow
T = 18.5 °F (Tin = 87 °F, Tout = 105.5 °F)
• Output energy = 21,159 Btu

C.O.P. = 1.72

Test #2: August 18, 1998
• 200 V, 16.5 amp without blower fan, 19.5 A with blower fan on
• 3.6 kW-hour input energy = 12,287 Btu
• 1,059 CFM air flow
T = 22.2 °F (Tin = 83 °F, Tout = 105.2 °F)
• Output energy = 24,671 Btu

C.O.P. = 2.0

Test #3: August 20, 1998
• 3.6 kW-hour input energy = 12,287 Btu
• 1,049 CFM air flow
T = 23 °F (Tin = 79 °F, Tout = 102.0 °F)
• Output energy = 26,077 Btu

C.O.P. = 2.12

Ralph Pope informs us that he intends to put a working Kinetic Furnace in an RV and drive it up to our lab in Bow, NH. He wants to see if he can find out first hand what kind of changes might be happening along the way to make the system performance degrade.

2. Catalytic Fusion of Dr. Les Case, of Fusion Power, Inc., Newfields, New Hampshire
(Featured in Issue #19):

In a major development, Russ George in California in collaboration with Dr. Les Case, has reported the build-up of helium-4 (4He) levels as a function of time time in an active cell based on Dr. Case's design. The helium-4 level apparently exceeded by at least a factor of two the possible background helium contamination from any conceivable leakage into the active cell--the cell with deuterium gas. There was no such build up of helium-4 in the ordinary hydrogen control cell, which required nominally more heater power to maintain the small temperature. It is disappointing that Dr. Case has still not succeeded in making a self-heating, self-sustaining cell. But he continues to try.

3. Mizuno-Ohmori Effect
(Featured in Issue #20):

At NERL we have done no testing of Ohmori-Mizuno process since Issue #20. We were called by Prof. John Dash of Portland State University in Oregon, who had tried the experiment, but not to generate excess heat in the intense plasma discharge regime. Professor Dash, an expert materials scientist who has observed transmutations on cathodes in other experiments, tried the Mizuno-Ohmori system with tungsten cathode. After running, he found deposits of chromium on the cathode that he could not explain by environmental contamination.

Scott Little at EarthTech International was unable initially to obtain excess power with his set up of the Ohmori-Mizuno experiment. However, as we went to press he was finding some startling differences in heating of his tungsten electrode when he switched to thoriated (2% thorium content) material! In addition, engineer Jan Roos of Massachusetts came up with a simpler circuit for generating the DC power input to the cell. Stay tuned for further developments to be reported in Issue #21.

4. Nuclear Augmented Combustion, of Crystal Energy, Inc.
(Featured in Issue #18):

Tom Knudson of Crystal Energy Technology, Inc. has told us that a U.S. trucking company in Tennessee has agreed to a licensing agreement to use its mileage-enhancing and pollution-reducing lithium-additive in its truck fleet. The company had earlier tested the additive and found it beneficial and potentially cost effective to use.

A large U.S. corporation involved in the power-generating gas turbine industry is still scheduled to test the Crystal Energy additive.

3. CarboHydrogenTM Gas of DW Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado and AquaFuelTM of Toups Technology Licensing Corp., Largo, Florida.
(Featured in Issues #9, #10, and #19):

The carbon underwater arc technology of these two companies, which generates a gas that combusts with very low pollution, is potentially an over-unity technology. Preliminary measurements made by DW research, published earlier in IE suggest this strongly. With the encouragement of our company, DW Research has developed a commercial demonstration unit for generating the gas for laboratory studies --not for large volume production. The beautifully assembled device, which DW Research intends to market for about $9,500, has a highly stable computer-controlled arc and a calibrated gas metering collection chamber. It can be used in conjunction with a coiled copper tube calorimeter for measuring the heating value of CarboHydrogenTM gas. Wilbur Dammen of the company visited our laboratory for several days to explore the functionality of the device with us.

For its part, Toups Technology Licensing Company has provided NERL with several cylinders of compressed AquaFuelTM, which we will also test for its gas heating value, but in an air tunnel that can accommodate larger flames than the smaller coiled-tube calorimeter.

4. HydroSonicTM Pump of HydroDynamics, Inc. of Rome, Georgia:

Installation of an expensive modification to the NERL building electric power supply system is nearing completion. This will allow us to test the COP of the Griggs hot water-producing HydroSonic Pump. The particular model that we obtained had a COP of 1.15, as measured by Griggs before it left the factory. It is powered by a 75 HP electric motor. We intend to accurately measure the mechanical input power to the rotor, as well as the electric input power. Conservative measurement of the output power is obtained by simple flow calorimetry.

5. Thorium Transmutation Cell of The Cincinnati Group, Cincinnati, Ohio.
(Featured in Issue #13/14):

Though this cell has been amply evaluated as a confirmed transmutation unit, we want to see the effect here in Bow, now that we have the people power to measure it. The Cincinnati Group intends to send us a newly modified version of their commercial cell for our testing.

6. Brown's Gas Investigations (Proprietary Technology):

We have taken delivery of a Brown's gas generator built for welding applications, on which we are performing various tests for a company that is interested in studying the technology. For the time being, this work is proprietary and very time-consuming, but we will be happy to publish our findings. Yes, it does weld steel to ceramics and it a very lovely technology. We are interested in the various anomalies that may be observable with our generator of this unusual gas.

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