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Energy technology and patents

The purpose of patents is to ensure the inventor gets the rightful monetary return for his efforts. However, through the examination process associated with patent applications, they have also been used to keep the technological status quo from advancing. Inventions that claim novel sources of energy which do not fit current theory get into serious trouble in the patent process. Of course there are exceptions, but many very bright inventors in the energy field have a sad story to relate.

Energy technology has not advanced significantly for over a hundred years. We are still using the same internal combustion engines in our cars as our grandfathers, burning gasoline and diesel fuel like Otto and Rudolf Diesel, the inventors, in the beginning of the century. Electric motors have remained substantially equal to what was used in times of Faraday and Nikola Tesla, and even nuclear power stations are based on - steam technology(!) to turn the turbines. Windmills have been known for centuries in Holland and elsewhere and maybe the Portuguese of the 17th century were even more efficient than we are now in harnessing the tidal power of the sea.

We are insisting on using up the earth's stores of fossil fuels to supply our energy needs. In addition to showing boundless greed on the part of some of our contemporaries, this is a very stupid thing to do as many of you will readily agree. We just do not know what we are causing by such a drastic exploitation of natural resources. What are we leaving to our children and their children?

This section of my page relates what I found on my search for new concepts of power generation. I hope that soon it will be outdated - overtaken by events - because that would mean that in some way we overcame the big hurdle and are heading . . . for a brighter future!

Articles in English:

The Inventor and Society
(Some time in 1989)
Patents are, at times, a block to technological progress, acting to discourage inventors who have found ways to circumvent the dearly held "natural laws" of thermodynamics and of conservation of energy. Why not use a different system that ensures protection of the inventor but does not require him to provide a theory for his invention to register it.

Understanding Water Power
(Some time in 1992)
Herbrand, an electrical engineer in Germany, relates a story from his youth about a turbine installed at the Rheinfelden power plant (on the Rhine river, not far downstream from Lake Konstanz) that was much more efficient than other equipment before and even after it. The article explores a possible solution to the riddle.

Ludwig Herbrand, Dipl.Ing.
A short explanation on how Herbrand, the German engineer referred to in the Water Power article, came to say what he did.

Dynamic Hydropower
(December 1993)
Another article on water power, analysing the principle of the use of the dynamic forces inherent in flowing water, which is an important component of the total energy obtainable from the downstream flow of water. An important recognition expressed in the article is the fact that vortices are able to give direction to normally chaotic thermal energy and thus convert it into motion, into a dynamic force, a concept pioneered by Viktor Schauberger.

Viktor Schauberger (30.6.1885 - 25.9.1958)
Some data on Viktor Schauberger, the "Water Wizard" as he was called by those who could not understand his inventions. He was a great observer of nature and he used what he knew to initiate a new kind of technology with a completely different approach - imitating natural cycles.

Comments on Richard Clem's Rotational Engine
(May 1995)
This is a comment of mine on some information you can find on Keelynet ( and ( about a man who worked with heavy construction equipment and noticed a sustained rotation of some machinery. He subsequently investigated and refined the concept and constructed what came to be known as the Clem Motor. Clem was negotiating to sell his invention. Unfortunately he died of - how sad but quite unsurprising - a heart attack being only in his fifties. The construction principle reminds us of what Schauberger was trying to do in the fourties and fifties.

Hydrogen as a fuel
(November 1996)
This is a collection of different ways to use hydrogen as a fuel, that have been reported over the years, put together in my early days on the internet, for use in a discussion group. Note the 'ASCII art' attempt to picture Archie Blue's electrolytic cell. We didn't have jpeg in those days...

Carl Cella Hydrogen car

A more recent report about a car converted to run on water with on-board electrolysis. I had a link to this information before but it vanished. Fortunately, I kept a copy, so here it is again. Carl Cella says: I am the madman behind the US heavy-metal band, "Rampage", but long before my musical success I was mechanically inclined, and the possibility of running a car on fuel extracted from water intrigued me no end.

The article by Carl Cella was first published in Iron Feather journal No. 13. Iron Feather is on the web and they still have copies of the journal to sell, so if you want a hard copy, go and see them at

There are of course other sources for information on new technologies. Here are a few links:

The largest collection I know of strange, outlandish, and suppressed technical information. You can find many things there, including maybe one or more of my own articles.

Blacklight Power
A revolutionary hydrogen technology with applications in energy production but also in the synthesis of new materials - developed by Dr. Randall Mills, who also owns Blacklight Power.

The Institute of New Energy
Publishers of New Energy News, a very informative periodical with abstracts and news on development of "free energy" technologies and experiments. They also publish a serious journal, the Journal of New Energy, for researchers and scientists.

Infinite Energy
Publisher of an immensely interesting magazine for those who are looking for technical information. Centered much on cold fusion, but also writes about other interesting new technologies.

Alexander Frolov's page
A most interesting site made by Alexander Frolov from St.Petersburg in Russia, mainly concentrated on the physics of time. The site also has interesting technical information, such as electricity transmission over a single wire, Tesla technologies, space related Russian antigravity projects, electrogravitation, reactionless propulsion and 400% effective plasma electrolysis for the production of hydrogen.

Alfred Evert's Fluid Technology
Evert describes how, in his view, a self-contained and self-running motor using vortex-flow of a working liquid could be constructed. He explains how a specifically configured flow can direct the normally chaotic molecular motion of the working liquid (or gas, such as air) in a way so as to facilitate and accelerate the flow itself. The paper is also available as a PDF file for download.

Further reading on Schauberger

LIVING WATER (Viktor Schauberger and the Secrets of Natural Energy)
by Olof Alexandersson

LIVING ENERGIES (An Exposition of Concepts related to the Theories of Viktor Schauberger)
by Callum Coats

Energietechnologie und Patente

Patente sollen dem Erfinder einen verdienten Lohn für seine Arbeit sichern. Doch ist es oft so, daß Patentanmeldungen auch dazu führen, daß die Weiterentwicklung der Technik verhindert wird. Erfindungen, die neue, von der heutigen theoretischen Erkenntnis nicht bestätigte Energiequellen zu erschließen behaupten, werden in der Regel abgewiesen. Es gibt natürlich Ausnahmen, aber viele sehr brillante Erfinder könnten eine traurige Geschichte erzählen.

Die Energietechnologie hat seit über hundert Jahren keine wirklichen Fortschritte mehr gemacht. Wir haben immer noch dasselbe Prinzip unter der Motorhaube wie Rudolf Diesel und Otto seinerzeit. Elektromotoren sind im Grunde genommen dieselben geblieben seit Faraday und Nikola Tesla und sogar die Atomkraftwerke gebrauchen Dampftechnologie(!) um ihre Turbinen in Schwung zu halten. Windmühlen waren in Holland seit Jahrhunderten gang un gäbe und was Gezeitenkraftwerke anbelangt, waren die Portugiesen des 17. Jahrhunderts uns um Längen voraus.

Wir bestehen darauf, die Vorräte der Erde an Fossilbrennstoffen zur Energieerzeugung aufzubrauchen. Das zeugt nicht nur von einer grenzenlosen Gier einiger unserer Mitmenschen, sondern ist auch eine Dummheit ohnegleichen, worin, glaube ich, viele von Ihnen mit mir übereinstimmen. Wir wissen einfach nicht, was die Folgen einer so drastischen Ausbeutung der natürlichen Bodenschätze sein werden. Was werden unsere Kinder und deren Kinder dazu sagen?

Dieser Teil meiner Seite erzählt davon, was ich auf meiner Suche nach neuen Ideen zur Energieerzeugung gefunden habe. Ich hoffe, daß diese Information bald überholt sein wird, daß ihr die Entwicklung buchstäblich davonläuft. Dann könnten wir sagen, daß wir die Hürde genommen haben, und einer lichteren Zukunft entgegengehen.

Schriften in deutscher Sprache

Erfinder und Gesellschaft
Ein Artikel zum Patentproblem. Warum wird das Patentrecht oft dazu mißbraucht, Erfinder von ihren "dummen Ideen" abzubringen, und wie könnte man diesem Mißbrauch ein Ende bereiten?

Die Wasserkraft nach Ludwig Herbrand
(Etwa 1992)
Mein erster, etwa um 1992 geschriebener Artikel zur Wasserkraft. Der Anlaß war ein 1989 in raum&zeit erschienener Artikel zum gleichen Thema, auf den eine harsche Kritik von einem Vertreter der "orthodoxen Lehre" folgte. In diesem Artikel versuche ich, die von Herbrand gemachten Beobachtungen im Sinne der Entdeckungen von Viktor Schauberger in Perspektive zu stellen.

Dynamische Wasserkraft
(Dezember 1993)
Ein weiterer Artikel zur Wasserkraft, der die Herbrand-Kontroverse zum Anlaß nimmt, die Schauberger'schen Theorien und Kenntnisse zur Wirbelbildung im Wasser näher zu beleuchten. Ein Durchbruch war die Erkenntnis, daß Wirbel die normalerweise chaotische Wärmeenergie sozusagen "gleichrichten" und damit in gerichtete Bewegungsenergie umwandeln können.

Seensterben nicht nur durch Phosphate
(Juli 1993)
Ein Vorschlag zur Belebung toter Gewässer im Sinne der von Schauberger entwickelten Wirbeltechnologie. Leider hängt die Verwirklichung jedoch von der Existenz neuartiger Turbinen ab, die bis heute noch nicht auf dem Markt erhältlich sind.

Eine Technologie zur Belebung toter Gewässer, die mit Informationsübertragung anstatt physikalischer Wirbelbildung arbeitet. Man kann unter anderem auch Leitungswasser beleben. Nebeneffekt: Der Kalk setzt sich nicht mehr in Rohrleitungen an, und alte Verkrustungen lösen sich mit der Zeit wieder auf.

(März 1996)
Zeitungsausschnitt, von mir übersetzt. Daß unsere Technologie amok läuft ist leidlich bekannt. Daß sogar die "umweltschonende" Technologie der Katalysatoren am Auto schädlich ist, wird vielleicht einigen neu sein. raum&zeit hat hierzu übrigens viel geschrieben und hat diese Artikel in einem Sonderdruck "Der steuerbegünstigte Lungenkrebs" zusammengefaßt.

Aus Wasser hergestellter Kraftstoff in China erfunden
(Etwa 1996)
Ein Zeitungsausschnitt zur Entwicklung, in China, eines Kraftstoffes auf Wasserbasis, der keinen oder zumindest wenig Schadstoffausstoß verursachen soll.

DVR - Deutsche Vereinigung für Raumenergie
Eine Vereinigung, die sich das Vorantreiben der Entwicklung brauchbarer neuer Energietechnologien zur Aufgabe gemacht hat.

Evert Fluid Technologie
Alfred Evert beschreibt seine Vorstellung einer autonom arbeitenden Sog-Turbine. Er erklärt, wie ein wirbelförmiger Fluss sich selbst beschleunigen kann, indem die wärmebedingte Molekularbewegung gleichgerichtet wird. Interessante theoretische Überlegungen, aber keine eigene technische Ausführung. Die Beschreibung gibt's auch in PDF Format.

Leider noch nicht im Internet: NET JOURNAL
Thalrichstr. 808, Postfach, CH 4622 Egerkingen SCHWEIZ
Telefon: 0041 62 388 98 53 Fax: 0041 62 388 98 51
Ein monatlich erscheinendes Journal, herausgegeben vom Jupiter Verlag, Inge und Adolf Schneider. Es wurde auch ein Institut für neue Energietechnik gegründet (INET), welches neue Technologien aktiv zu fördern sucht. INET veranstaltet regelmäßig Kongresse zum Thema.

Buch: Hans Kronberger, Siegbert Lattacher
"Auf der Spur des Wasserrätsels - Von Viktor Schauberger bis Johann Grander"
Uranus Verlag, Wien, 1995 (ISBN 3-901626-01-8)

Brevetti e tecnologia dell'energia

L'idea dei brevetti è quella di far sì che l'inventore riceva un giusto compenso economico per il suo lavoro. Però la procedura di registrazione dei brevetti è stata spesso usata in modo da frenare il progresso tecnologico. Quando un inventore cerca di brevettare l'uso di una nuova fonte di energia che non è contemplata nella teoria vigente avrà certamente delle difficoltà. Ci sono delle eccezioni, ma molti inventori hanno vissuto brutte esperienze.

La tecnologia dell'energia non ha fatto passi significativi negli ultimi cent'anni. Usiamo ancora nelle nostre macchine gli stessi motori inventati da Otto e Rudolf Diesel un secolo fa. Motori elettrici sono rimasti sostanzialmente uguali dai tempi di Faraday e Nicola Tesla e perfino le centrali nucleari usano la tecnologia del vapore(!) per far girare turbine e generatori. Mulini a vento sono stati utilizzati in Olanda già da secoli e per quanto riguarda l'utilizzo delle maree, i portoghesi del secolo 17 erano più avanti di noi.

Stiamo consumando le risorse fossili della terra per il nostro bisogno di energia. Oltre a mettere in evidenza l'avidità sfrenata di alcuni dei nostri contemporanei, questo è anche, (penso che molti di voi concordino), un procedere molto stupido. Noi semplicemente non sappiamo quali possano essere le conseguenze di uno sfruttamento così intenso delle risorse naturali. Ci dobbiamo chiedere: che cosa lasceremo ai nostri figli ed ai loro figli?

Questa parte del mio sito mostra che cosa ho potuto scoprire nella ricerca di nuovi concetti di generazione dell'energia. Spero tanto che presto le informazioni saranno superate dagli avvenimenti - almeno questo indicherebbe che abbiamo superato l'ostacolo e stiamo andando incontro ad un futuro più . . . brillante.


La fuerza hidráulica según Ludwig Herbrand
Una manera más eficiente de aprovechar la fuerza hidráulica seria aprovechar el movimiento natural del agua, incluso acelerándola, para así ganar más energia de una masa de agua en movimiento rápido que de una masa estancada en una presa.

Potencia hidráulica dinámica
Si nosotros estudiamos los escritos de Viktor Schauberger y Ludwig Herbrand encontramos que la energía inherente al flujo libre del agua puede ser mucho mayor que la obtenida del uso exclusivo de la presión resultante de la diferencia de altura