NEC Announces Substitute Presentation for Joe Cell Seminar
Due to the lack of a validation of Peter Stevens' claims to run a
vehicle on a Joe Cell with fuel line disconnected, substitute
presentations on clean fuel conversions and the Proell effect are now
planned for the July 30 seminar in Salt Lake City.
Pure Energy Systems News
Copyright © 2006
Tai Robinson with his clean-fuel
converted Tacoma, setting a world altitude record for a hydrogen
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA -- The New Energy Congress (NEC) has
announced an alternate presentation to be held in Salt Lake City Miller
Free Enterprise Center on the afternoon of July 30. The two topics to be
covered will be clean fuel conversions and a thermodynamic effect whereby
energy can be harnessed from ambient heat. The presentations follow
immediately after the ExtraOrdinary Technology conference to be held at
this same location. (Ref.)
These two presentations have been arranged in place of a
previously-scheduled workshop on building a Joe cell, installing it on a
vehicle, and running the vehicle on the Joe cell only, with the vehicle's
fuel line disconnected.
The formerly-scheduled event, which was to have featured Peter Stevens,
has been suspended due to a lack of validation of his claim after more
than two months time. (Ref)
Stevens had alleged that over the last 15 years he was involved in the
installation of some 30 to 40 Joe cells on vehicles in which the fuel line
was disconnected; and that he was presently in touch with at least fifteen
of their owners. None of those individuals have come forward to
demonstrate their vehicle, and Stevens has been unable to successfully fit
a Joe cell to a test engine. (Ref.)
Furthermore, of an estimated one hundred independent researchers no one
following the instructions given by Stevens and others has been able to
replicate the 100% Joe-cell effect (0% gas/diesel).
There is one known exception, and that is that Bill Williams, who claimed
to have been able to run his Ford pick-up truck with fuel line
disconnected, operating only via the Joe cell. He attributed this
achievement in part to advice given by Stevens. However, within two weeks
of Williams' announcement in the first part of April, he said that he was
approached by two unidentified individuals who threatened him with dire
consequences unless he ceased his work on alternative energy. (Ref.)
Williams says that achieving this mode on his vehicle was very difficult,
and that once achieved, it was highly unstable and not safe. (Ref.)
Many of the researchers seeking to replicate this effect appear to remain
optimistic though they realize that it is an elusive quest. (Ref.)
The NEC understands that some hesitation is understandable considering the
stories that circulate about threats made against individuals involved in
revolutionary energy advancements (ref.),
though it seems unlikely that none of those individuals would be trusting
enough to allow assessment by a group that is clearly supportive of
alternative energy (ref).
The NEC has said that if Stevens can validate his technology it will
welcome him to present, and that the invitation remains open. Meanwhile,
NEC has scheduled these two presentations to take Stevens' place on July
30 in Salt Lake City.
Refund requests will be honored for those who have purchased tickets for
the Joe Cell Seminar with the idea of seeing Peter Stevens.
Clean Fuel Conversions
Beginning at 12:30 pm, the first presentation will feature New Energy
Congress member Tai
Robinson, who is a widely recognized expert in converting vehicles to
run on clean fuels. He has been converting vehicles professionally for
several years. Several vehicles of his own that run on clean fuels will be
on hand at the presentation.
Not only do these vehicles run far more cleanly (95% improvement in
emissions), but also the fuel is much less expensive (half to a forth the
cost), he says. Even after calculating the installation costs, which are
presently quite high, a net pocketbook savings results. Robinson has been
lobbying various legislative bodies to enact incentives, which would make
these conversions much more affordable and thus more accessible to
Robinson's workshop will discuss seven cleaner, safer, local fuels
available all across the U.S. today for less than the price of gasoline or
diesel. His company's American Fuel Vehicles (AFV) program includes H2,
CNG, LPG, ethanol, biodiesel, SVO (Straight Veggie Oil) and solar
His Tacoma truck, which he turned into a multi-fuel vehicle capable of
burning hydrogen, methane, ethanol or gasoline, will be available for
demonstration. In times past he configured his truck with a
hydrogen-boosting system that allowed it to run on a baseline fuel such as
gasoline or ethanol. By delivering a small amount of hydrogen from the
on-board, high pressure storage tanks, his system increases combustion of
the baseline fuel to provide more horsepower while increasing MPG and
Robinson also will be presenting a slide show.
While viewing solar-derived hydrogen as being at the top of the fuel
hierarchy pyramid, Robinson says that "utilizing multiple fuel
sources today allows consumers to choose the least expensive fuel for
their transportation requirements". Propane, or LPG is a local fuel
he also supports, because it is slightly cleaner than gasoline and
increases combustion of dirty diesel and biodiesel. "Bio fuels such
as E85 ethanol and B100 biodiesel are great because they are cleaner and
local which supports our economy while strengthening our national
Robinson says compressed natural gas (CNG), or methane, is the least
expensive fuel around the country. In Utah, CNG is about 1/4 the price of
finite, toxic gasoline. Being similar to hydrogen, methane can both be
stored in the same fuel tank. In this way, CNG is paving the highway to
H2. Solar hydrogen is available today for less than half the cost of
gasoline. Although non-renewable hydrogen is available, it costs from two
to up to fifty times more than gasoline, when made from finite
sources. Robinson says it makes no sense to utilize hydrogen
produced in this manner.
Proell Effect Demonstration
Following Tai Robinson's presentation will be a demonstration by New
Energy Congress member, Ken
Rauen, an expert on the subject of harnessing ambient environmental
Rauen was awarded U.S. patent 6,698,200
(March 4, 2004) for his super-Carnot heat engine proposal. He
recently demonstrated a proof of concept of a portion of this design at
the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific
Division annual meeting last week in San Diego. Within that conference was
a symposium on the Second Law of Thermodynamics which was attended by 25
to 30 people from around the world, mostly university physics professors.
Half of the symposium attendees attended Rauen's demonstration, and all of
them seemed impressed with the demo and the explanation of the science
"This is a Maxwell's Demon, a quasi-spontaneous separation of
heat, caused by a perturbation of the system that creates an alternate
state of equilibrium with no energy input," says Rauen.
"The measurements I made that indicate it will run on its own once
engineering issues are addressed."
His demonstration involves a test chamber made out of PVC pipe, steel
wool, valves, thermocouples, and magnets for mechanical coupling to the
enclosed displacer piston for moving the piston from outside the pipe. The
chamber is connected to a computer peripheral data acquisition system and
a regulated power supply (for heating one end of the chamber). The data
acquisition module is controlled by a laptop computer.
Rauen will repeat this demonstration in Salt Lake City, and will also
discuss implications and applications of this Proell effect. He is able to
bring the physics down to the level of those who understand basic
technology such as solar cells and steam engines.
About Tai Robinson and Intergalactic Hydrogen
Robinson has driven all over the country without using any gasoline. His
truck is the first vehicle to cross the country using compressed hydrogen
for fuel, and it lead Denis Weaver's Drive
to Survive to make history. His truck has received a gold medal for
emissions from the Michelin Challenge Bibendum. (Ref,
The truck also set the altitude record for driving on hydrogen over
Imogene pass near Telluride, Colorado.
Since then, he has joined forces with his father, Fred Robinson, to create
Intergalactic Hydrogen, a vehicle-integration, fuel-system upgrade, and
technology-advancement enterprise. Intergalactic offers cleaner fuel
vehicles to fleets and retail customers.
Tai Robinson now teaches government officials, business owners, fleet
operators and students at primary schools and in universities about the
benefits of cleaner fuels. He was awarded an honorary PhD in
hydrogen transportation from the American Hydrogen Association.
Intergalactic Hydrogen provides MADE-IN-USA renewable-energy products, and
cleaner fuel options, that work with today's infrastructure and beyond.
They build multi-fuel, hydrogen, methane, propane, electric, biodiesel and
ethanol automobiles, appliances and infrastructure. They promote the clean
fuel revolution through educational workshops and engineering
About Ken Rauen
Involved in the field of frontier-physics alternative energy for several
years, Rauen was the Laboratory Manager and a Research Scientist at New
Energy Research Laboratory in Bow, New Hampshire. He worked primarily with
cold fusion and replicated Roger Stringham's sonofusion, a distant cousin
to Taleyharkan's deuterated acetone ultrasonic cavitation at ORNL.
Rauen worked closely with the late Eugene
Mallove in a laboratory a few months before Mallove, who had
championed scold fusion, was murdered. More recently, Rauen was involved
in a research group in Palo Alto working on the Papp
Engine. Rauen's primary area of investigation has been in advanced
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