Gun Engine Explodes Fuel Efficiency
Bon Kulman interviews Kazimierz Holubowicz, inventor of the gun engine,
which was designed with the objective of increasing engine efficiency from 20%
to much more than that.
by Bon Kulman
for Pure Energy Systems News
Kazimierz Holubowicz shows the gun engine he
Source: Robyn Stubbs; 24 hours; Canoe
MQ: I suppose we should start by first getting a
little information on yourself. What is your background and what lead you to
start developing the Gun-engine?
I'm a physicist skilled in QED (Quantum Electro Dynamics) rather than in
engines. Severely crippled, over sixty, Ive been on social assistance since a
stroke paralyzed my body over 8 years ago. Therefore I sit in an empty
(subsidized) apartment, and instead of being depressed I try to save our planet
earth, meaning that I think and invent.
One day, busy with trying to develop a theory of anti-gravity, I had been moved
to Earth by my son Greg (I have three sons and a daughter). Greg challenged me
to improve combustion engines, before completing my anti-gravity theory. He said
that every engine is only 20% efficient and that was unbelievable. I said that
if that is true, I would have no problem improving engines.
He insisted that it is true, so I accepted the challenge saying:
- Three-phase electric motors are about 94 % efficient so it would be
difficult to improve that;
- Dear son any device that is only 20% efficient should be easy to improve;
- It should be easy because the inefficiency must be caused by a very poor
design, so it is only to change the principle of operation and the design.
My son laughed!
I sat and wrote a plan to go ahead with a new challenge. 8 years later I
received certificates of filing for patents from patent offices. (patent
Q: How does the Gun-engine differ from standard automotive engines that are
on the market? What makes your design better?
My gun-engine has many things in common with a traditional engine, (induction
and exhaust evacuation valves, crankshaft, etc.) yet it is different since it
explodes fuel; traditional engines cannot withstand the explosions. The key
point of difference is that the explosions of fuel vapor pre-mixed with air
(homogeneous fuel) do not act on the primary piston that produces work, but
rather on an additional piston that floats on a compressible air pocket. This
arrangement introduces certain delaying of pressure building over the primary
piston that produces work. This provides the important opportunity to improve
torque up to 70 to 90 times without fuel consumption increase.
Also, the arrangement changed torque vs. Speed, and power vs. speed
characteristics. The torque is independent of speed, and power is in proportion
to speed, which eliminates the need to use transmission or reduction gears. In
addition, this new arrangement eliminates the need for advancing the ignition,
which is responsible for related parasitic torque in every traditional engine.
Therefore the arrangement also allows development of transmission-free gadgetry
such as cars and trucks.
Every traditional engine is infested with causes of inefficiency; therefore, it
is bad by design. I've eliminated most of the causes, so I believe my gun-engine
is better by design. One of the most important causes of the inefficiency is the
waste of heat by cooling through a radiator. Another not less important cause of
the inefficiency is the release of hot, incompletely-expanded exhaust. I've
replaced the radiator -- the major cause of the inefficiency in every
traditional engine -- with an internal cooling that preserves heat, which could
be converted into extra work.
I've integrated a gun with this engine, therefore the expansion of exhaust is
to, or even below, the atmospheric pressure.
Traditional engines work in a four stroke cycle, (some in a two stroke cycle)
yet my gun-engine uses a four-stroke cycle during starting and to reach the
destined speed, upon which it switches automatically to a twelve-stroke cycle
that converts all the energy released from fuel into work.
The twelve-stroke cycle comprises:
- an induction stroke to supply fuel vapor with air into explosion chamber;
- a compression stroke to initiate explosions trough the compression heat;
- primary power stroke similar to that in traditional engines and;
- up to four compression and four extra power strokes that convert this energy
that is wasted in traditional engines into extra work.
The conversion does quadruple the efficiency over that of traditional engines,
and in combination with elimination of transmission, allows construction of a
vehicle capable of exceeding 220 mpg in mileage.
Q: How do you see your Gun-engine competing with the best of today's engines
in the market place? When do you see your engine entering the market?
To begin with, this engine is cheaper to produce due to elimination of some
production processes and complexities. As the gun-engine can accept any fuel,
including hydrogen, the owner of the vehicle could select the most economic fuel
on the market. With the greatly-improved mileage of a transmission-free vehicle
exceeding 220 mpg would naturally eliminate traditional engines from the market
In addition, if properly financed, the gun-engine should prevent the
highly-advertised fuel cell from entering into market as its efficiency is much
below that of my gun-engine. I do believe that Hydrogen should not be wasted as
oil resources have been, so my advice is to rethink the fuel cell technology. It
should be perfected prior to entering into mass production stage.
I also believe that the gun-engine which could use existing and futuristic fuel
infrastructure is a much better alternative to highly financed, pretty
expensive, yet not very reliable technology, the mass production of which does
not exist. However, the existing production facilities and methods for
traditional engines could easily be adapted to mass-produce the gun-engine.
I also think that a device that could accept many fuels or fuel blends is much
better alternative to one which runs only on very pure Hydrogen.
Q: Can your Gun-engine be scaled down?
Indeed it can. I've even written a paper on the subject titled "Improving
mileage" that I would distribute at the Arno Technology Fair in Hanover.
The president of that fair granted me a free booth, so that I could present my
technology as a better alternative to fuel cells there.
Q: With all the current claims about the hydrogen economy, what do you see
happening if your engine was brought to market? Would it supplant or support it?
I do believe that a full-scale introduction of my engine into the market would
cause a temporary disturbance of the oil market. It would certainly have the
same impact as a sudden increase of oil production to an unimaginable level,
like quadrupling the supply of oil. That would certainly eliminate imports of
oil into North America.
Yet the most important would be the impact of savings of fuel reaching the
stunning level of 90 % of fuel production. While part of the money could be used
to increase the quality of life, most of that money could be reinvested into
more profitable ventures. This would eliminate unemployment and move North
America into a never-known golden age when everybody would have good income and
Yet the most visible impact would be on the environment, as this new efficient
gun engine would have the same effect as taking out of our streets and roads up
to 90% of vehicles. Indeed preservation of oil resources for generations to come
would certainly prolong time needed to build the Hydrogen Infrastructure, which
would ease transition to a hydrogen era. Yet the most important result is that
the oil monopoly would not be replaced with a hydrogen monopoly, since every
individual, farmer, logger or trucker would be able to fuel his vehicle or
tractor with home-made fuel. Indeed the gun-engine supports existing as well as
Q: What is your vision for the next 5-10 years? Where do you see the global
energy infrastructure going?
I do not think five or ten years from now would be different than today, because
those in power rather care for their own career than for the country or the
World. One voice of this inventor could not convince these that it is worthwhile
to invest as little as, let's say, $200,000 into this technology as a scientific
grant. Professors at Universities would do their best to prevent that from
happening and those at NRC do not have any knowledge nor will to do that. The
changes could come when we are out of oil and have not yet developed any
hydrogen infrastructure. My role as an inventor is to provide the opportunity.
Politicians decide if that is worth to try, but the new government in Canada,
very much under the sway of the Bush administration, is leading that country
away from supporting the Kyoto Accord. [Editor's comment: Its why the
current Canadian Prime Ministers election campaign was financed by Alberta
and international oil interests; they knew they could count on him to put their
agenda first. And he has complied by already canceling government programs
designed to promote reducing emissions, and no doubt will also follow George
Bushs announced way of reducing oil pricing by removing environmental
controls!] You could predict on your own the chances of this project to
Q: Do you have any interested investors or companies looking at the
I had some but could not accept the conditions. As for today I am trying to
convince a certain European engine manufacturer to produce a large marine
version of the gun-engine as vessel's thrust would be 200,000 Hp power at 100
RPM. I would meet in Germany with CEO of German Industry, but am not very
optimistic. I'm not very optimistic since these companies want exclusive rights
and I would want to preserve that universal right for myself, so would negotiate
only one particular application and one particular power. I have three partners
of my soon-to-be-registered enterprise that would be privately owned to reduce
overhead. Im obliged to keep it confidential so would not tell you what
application we would try to introduce to market.
Q: How lightweight would a vehicle be that uses your engine? Does the
gun-engine require expensive composites?
A vehicle that uses the gun-engine would be little less heavy, (elimination of
transmission and lighter gun-engine) yet its production costs would be only a
fraction of that of current engine, since many manufacturing processes could be
eliminated and the gun-engine does not require difficult processes or
not-yet-developed materials. In addition, only these parts exposed to explosions
of fuel would need to be made out of metal. The rest could be made of
mould-injected plastics, and this manufacturing process is less expensive than
Q: Why has nobody thought of this concept before? Were they stuck in the
"same old, same old" routine?
How could I know why nobody else has not thought about a concept like mine? I
cannot answer this question, because I do not answer questions I do not know the
answer to. But you could answer why haven't you thought about similar concept.
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- Email from Bon Kulman, April 30, 2006, covering his email interviews with
Kazimierz Holubowicz from Feb. 19 - March 3, 2006.
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D. Allan May 1, 2006
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