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  The February Newsletter was skipped, due to the extreme hours needed to prepare for the Brown's Gas Meeting we had in March. I know you enjoy this newsletter and I enjoy writing it. I missed the issue as much as you did.   The people who answered the survey in the December/2000 issue of the newsletter(by the deadline) can expect their free copy of 'Why >200 MPG is Possible' by August of this year. The response was great, thank you. Now I have an idea of what interests you so I can provide that information.   The Brown's Gas Meeting in Missoula went amazingly well. More on that in the Brown's Gas News below.   I have updated the 'we don't patent' section of our website:   http://www.eagle-research.com/nopatent/patfree.php   The HyZor Manual has now been selling for two months, quickly shooting up into our 'bestseller' category. People are easily understanding the Manual, are applying the information and are sending in suggestions for improvements. This is the essence of the 'No Patent' philosophy functioning smoothly.   Jerry Decker is sponsoring a 'free energy' conference, specifically inviting only speakers that have actual working hardware. I will be speaking there on Brown's Gas. To see more look to:   http://www.keelynet.com/knconf.htm   I've had several personal contacts with Jerry and I trust him to provide an excellent show. If you don't come, you will miss out on a significant event. =====================================================

   I started in this 'field' as a boy growing up on a ranch, having to repair equipment with no formal training and few resources. I learned many things about innovation that stick with me today. When something breaks, I figure out how and why it broke and repair it so that it does not break again. When I design something, I look for the simplest possible answer that will get the job done. I always look for solutions that use the resources 'at hand'.   The work ethic on the farm (you work or die), and the distance from any help, taught me to depend on my own knowledge. So if I need something done, I do not ask anyone else to do it (even today), I go out and learn how to do it myself. I found, as I learned various trades, that learning the next trade was easier and easier till I am truly a "Jack of all Trades". Very handy for an alternative energy inventor :)))   So I'm a 'do-it-yourself', 'keep-it-simple', 'design it so it doesn't break', kind of guy. These philosophies have helped me develop practical answers to problems we all face today, more on that later.   On the farm, I was personally faced with the problem of fuel mileage. Our farm was 35 miles from town and miles from any of my friends. My father rationed my fuel. So if I wanted to go anywhere I needed to learn how to stretch that fuel to it's limit. I did pretty well then; I took my 1966 pickup (361 cid) consistently over 27 mpg (and up to 36 mpg). This was before I had developed any of my fuel saving techniques; I used simple drive train design and proper tune-up.   Once I left home and started traveling, I kept studying and experimenting (by then it was a 'life-interest') gradually learned enough to build the fuel system that got over 200 mpg in a 1973 GMC pickup.   The experience helped me develop practical 'enhancements' to existing fuel systems. It is important to understand exactly what the problems are before developing solutions. Sometimes you learn what the problems are AS you develop the solutions :))))   As a 'self-employed' inventor (since 1984), I learned an additional thing. I needed to work on projects that would finish in time to bring in money for food (similar to my farm days).   In any case, I think the most practical short term solution for the general public is to make their vehicles as efficient as possible. To that end, I address most of my efforts.   My next efforts lead to the subject of today; Alternative Powered Vehicles.   I consider 'homemade fuel' options to be the next most practical 'alternative power' technique. What I concentrate on is methods to 'home make' fuel that will power the internal (or external) engine in a practical way. Some of these fuels include: Hydrogen, City Gas, Wood Gas, Methane (Natural Gas), Alcohol, oils made from plants, recycle petroleum fluids, making fuel from coal, making fuel from used tires, etc.   Obviously there are volumes to be written on each of the above subjects and we will write Manuals to explain how-to make your own fuel and apply it to your vehicle. Some of these ideas are already discussed in our 'Super Gas Saver Secrets' and 'Water as Fuel' books.   I keep in mind that the internal combustion engine has been obsolete for decades and only persists due to 'vested interest'. Internal combustion engines are well designed and I appreciate them more than you might think. They include efficiency advantages that are deliberately NOT exploited by the 'vested interest' that wants you to burn as much fuel as possible.   However, in keeping with my philosophies of efficiency, low cost manufacture, long service life and simplicity, there are already better alternatives. The problem with most alternatives is that there is no infrastructure to support them. No place to get 'fuel', no mechanics to repair apparatus, no research and competition to find 'better' ways, etc.   There are even people who say that making vehicles that last a million miles or your lifetime, whichever comes first, would cause the economy to crash. These people deliberately design vehicles to break down (I am NOT kidding), because they make more money on fixing them than selling them. I am STILL in shock because, from my point of view, deliberately making apparatus to 'break down' is a ridiculous waste of resources (that's the farmer talking :).   These same people say that if everyone made their own fuel, that millions of people would be out of work. This is simple propaganda by 'vested interest' who want to keep their 'money machine' in place. Sure there would be industry changes, like when the 8 track and the LP record went away, but the new industries grew even bigger than the old. It will ALWAYS be this way. AND standard of living increases for everyone on the planet whenever proper technology advances. We do need to clean up our act, and twenty years ago would not have been too soon.   All the methods below require the existing internal combustion engine to be replaced, thereby placing the technology out of the reach of most people. Still, this is my thoughts and some people WILL do these things and eventually the industry will change. Every significant change in society has happened at an individual level first. At Eagle-Research, we promote that grass roots development.   -----------------   Electric vehicles are often promoted as THE alternatively powered vehicle.   Electric cars are a great idea for quiet, efficient, pollution free driving. They are able to 'recycle' energy of deceleration (by recharging batteries). They have simple, long lasting drivetrain components. I have no doubt that electric vehicles are in our future. The downsides are: The batteries are heavy and you pay the price in power to move them. The electricity required to charge the batteries has to come from somewhere. This usually means a power plant which is polluting the planet anyway, though usually less than the direct petro-powered cars would. The electricity required to move a vehicle is 10 times what a home needs. Since we are already having electrical shortages, just where is all this electricity going to come from? (I recommend LTPC power plants of my design, described later :)))    -----------------   The next idea is to go 'hybrid-electric', where you actually drive the vehicle with an electric motor from batteries, and the batteries are charged with an 'onboard' engine/generator. Hybrid has several advantages: Because of an additional power source on board (using a high energy density fuel), you can reduce the weight of batteries. You can take advantage of nearly any power source or fuel to charge the batteries. Including external combustion and hydrogen peroxide engines. The hybrid power source can operate at it's most efficient parameters, independently of the actual power required for the vehicle.   Note:   Electric cars can also run on fuel cells, which removes the need for a large battery bank. Fuel cells are being developed that are practical for this purpose. Fuels that work in fuel cells include hydrogen and methane. Fuel cells are 'no moving parts' and convert the fuel to electricity with twice the efficiency of either internal or external combustion engines.   Note: Nikola Tesla promoted a worldwide power system that would allow vehicles (including planes) to be powered from antenna's that pick up 'broadcast' power. This eliminates the need for most of the batteries AND the 'onboard' engine/generator.   Before you dismiss this as fantasy, understand that there is some evidence that he actually had a working antenna powered automobile, and good evidence that the energy 'vested interest' of the day shut him down.   Further, our entire civilization runs on the Alternating Current that he discovered and developed. All the AC motors, lighting, radio, transformers, power stations, etc. were Tesla's inventions over 100 years ago. His list of innovations literally covers (in one way or another) nearly every item we use today. Because of 'vested interest' Nikola Tesla was erased from the history books and our civilization is literally 100 years behind where it could be. If we cut all of his innovation out of our civilization, at least half of the world's population would die within a month.   In fact, I consider his article "Increasing Human Energy'' to be one of the greatest literary works of all time. In it he explains the actual physics (in human terms) that allows a civilization to grow. What is so profound is that he was intimately aware of how his innovations would create the civilization we have today. What I see is that we now need another Tesla, because the world is reaching the limits of his technology and another leap is needed.   I've been thinking of building an electric vehicle for some time now. As you can imagine, it would be hybrid. I'm leaving the 'engine' option open for the moment; just remember that it'll be simple and efficient. I would also incorporate a 'freewheeling' drivetrain, so power is not being used for coasting. Primary braking would be the 'battery recharging' mode.   I find the problem with most engineers is the lack of ability to think 'outside-the-box'. It is trained into them in their education process. So electric vehicles are (mostly) still low voltage and DC motors because it's 'always been that way'. Also, there is a tendency to use ALL their knowledge, making an apparatus much more complicated than it needs to be, just because they can.   My electric system would be HIGH voltage; not really high, just 120 Volts instead of the 12 to 24 Volts normally used in electric vehicles today. And the motor would be AC instead of DC.   This arrangement would allow me several advantages: I could take full advantage of my 'Capacitive Battery Charger' technology to charge the batteries from any common electrical outlet. No transformer is needed and the capacitors could be put anywhere in the vehicle, even some here and some there. Any time you can use high voltage and low amperage, you will gain significant efficiency over low voltage, high amperage. There is less heating of wires; motors are more efficient and lighter; the conductors are lighter; the electrical control components and electronics are smaller and more efficient; there is better chance of 'off-the-shelf' solutions to any problem. I can design the vehicle to actually power a home when it is there, so all home appliances will operate normally in the event of a grid power failure. It would make camping pretty easy too :)) I can take advantage of technology that allows efficient control of the electricity to and from the motor, particularly when it is used as a generator during deceleration. AC motors can be controlled with pulse width modulation, variable frequency and amperage limiting.    -----------------   External combustion has been explored as an option for alternatively powered vehicles. The first automobile to go over 100 mph was a Stanley Steamer, in the early 1900's. External combustion can compete with internal combustion. The reason it isn't applied is economic, (at this time) there is no real advantage of external combustion over internal combustion.    -----------------   Using Hydrogen Peroxide to power a vehicle is a 'pet' project of mine. I haven't proceeded very far with it, and it looks like awhile before I can. But my preliminary research and analysis looks very good.   Here we have a fuel that is made anywhere there is air, water and electricity. You simply add one oxygen atom onto a water molecule (H2O2). It is completely inorganic and can be made in any quantity with no damage to the environment. When used, it's only exhaust is oxygen and water. I'm researching methods to home-make this 'fuel'.   When H2O2 is sprayed onto a 'catalyst' screen (can be copper), it loses it's extra oxygen and the resultant heat turns the water into steam. The steam can spin a simple turbine.   My research shows that these turbines exist 'off-the-shelf' right now. This 'system' would compete VERY effectively against internal combustion, particularly if it was used in a hybrid application. There would be no ignition system, cooling system, lubrication system, starting system.   The engine would require no 'timing' or periodic adjustments. The 'fuel' system would be a simple valve, to meter H2O2 onto the screen, where it turns to steam to drive the turbine. Most of the moving parts would be gone and those that are left would be extremely long lived rotary motion. Like a diesel, it could run with no electrical input; it will even start with no electrical input.   Because the engine is so simple, it can produce 150 horsepower in the size of a gallon can. It can be placed nearly anywhere in a vehicle. The entire system would weigh only about a tenth the weight of a comparable internal combustion engine and take up only 25% of the room.   The turbine has tremendous starting torque and provides smooth torque at any rpm, so the transmission can be eliminated (further reducing weight and increasing efficiency). It would run instantly in any weather conditions and could be applied to aircraft. In fact, there already exists a H2O2 powered helicopter.   The downsides are: H2O2 in 70% to 90% concentration is extremely corrosive to flesh. If you get it on you, it eats you. Otherwise, it's not really a poison. I use 3% H2O2 nearly everyday for medicinal purposes. A lot of materials act as catalysts, allowing the H2O2 to separate; perhaps when you don't want them to. So containers and handling techniques need to be properly addressed. The energy density is only about 1/3 of gasoline, so you'd need to carry about three times the fuel to go the same distance. With various efficiency advantages (like less mass to move, and hybrid application), you could reduce that disadvantage.    -----------------   Using compressed air to power a vehicle is another favorite project of mine.   Again, we have a basic simplicity and efficiency that can be increased using techniques that don't seem to be considered today.   The air can be stored in high pressure tanks that can fill a vehicle in a few seconds (faster than putting air in a tire). 'Filling' stations can be located at home and nearly anywhere in a city. Air compressors could be operated by any prime mover, including hydro turbines and wind machines. The air cars can be quiet as electric.   The air can be metered out into the air motor with a simple 'throttle' valve. It uses no 'fuel' when stopped or coasting, and again, needs no transmission. It could even 'recompress' air when decelerating or braking.   There are many air motors that can be used and the system is so simple that it can be put into any current automobile. Choice of an air motor would depend on the vehicle and application. Generally, I like positive displacement motors (doesn't waste air :)) but there can be some real advantages to turbines and other 'flow through' devices, explained below.   Disadvantages include: A limited traveling distance, usually a few miles, due to the low volume of air that can be stored in tanks. This is not a problem for 'commuter' (around town) vehicles, where most of the travel is only a few miles to go to work or the stores. The energy required to compress the air. Air holds a certain amount of heat energy and when you compress the air, the resulting volume is a lot higher temperature than the initial volume. It takes extra energy to compress this 'heat'. This would be OK, except that the air in the compressed tank then cools, so you lose that energy. This effect makes the compression process inefficient. By now you know how I dislike inefficiency.   Further study showed me two factors that are not being used in air car technology.   First, it is possible to design compressors that do not heat up as they compress the air. My compressor designs use a 'water spray' technique as discussed in my 'Wise Cycle Report). While you still lose the heat that is in the air, you no longer have to spend the power to compress that heat, so the compression process becomes highly efficient.   Second, you can take advantage of an effect that is well known to engineers but for some reason, never applied to the air car. When air is released from a compressed state, it does the opposite of when it was compressed; it becomes cool. If you heat this air up BEFORE you put it through the air motor, you GAIN up to twice the VOLUME of air at the SAME pressure.   This effect works best with the greatest possible pressure drop. So what I would do is run the air (from a 3000 psig tank) through a throttle valve, then through a heat exchanger (gathering atmospheric heat) and then through a motor that works on low pressure and higher volume/velocity.   Using these techniques, you can actually go farther on a kilowatt of electricity than you could in an electric car. The extra energy coming from the ambient heat around you. Obviously, you could add heat from other external sources too, like burning something or a solar parabolic, which would further increase your efficiency and range.   It is possible to go 'hybrid-compressed air' too. So you have an onboard air compressor powered by a fuel. The actual compressor would use my 'water spray' technique and the exhaust heat from the engine would be used to preheat the air coming from the compressed tank.   In hot areas, the vehicle heat exchanger can actually cool the passenger compartment as efficiently as 'freon' air conditioning.   -----------------   Well, I have more 'alternative power' ideas, but we'll save them for a future issue. This issue is getting quite long and I'm sure we all have a life too :))  



  As explained above, Eagle-Research develops projects that you can use to increase the efficiency of your current vehicle. You can start with a very simple project and keep adding options till you have a system that is right for you. Each step is a fuel efficiency solution in itself and you can stop anywhere you feel comfortable.   We do NOT sacrifice power and performance for economy. I figure solutions that offer economy with increased performance by increasing the overall efficiency of the vehicle.   Power Booster Circuit:   Recently, I developed a circuit that will work on any vehicle, which boosts power by temporarily (and automatically) shutting off loads on the engine when you need the power for acceleration. You choose which loads you want to control and can make each one on, off, or automatic at the flip of a switch.   You can also use it as a fuel saver by shutting off accessories that you don't need at any particular time, like the air conditioner clutch in winter :))   Full details are in our newly upgraded 'Super Gas Saver Secrets' Book. The book is now almost twice as thick and is an easy to read format.   For people who have bought a previous edition of the 'Super Gas Saver Secrets' from Eagle-Research; we are implementing a new policy here at Eagle-Research. When you send in the cover of a previous edition of 'Super Gas Saver Secrets' with $10; we will send you a copy of the new book.     EFI Water Injection:   I am also designing a simple but extremely effective water injection system for Electronic Fuel Injected vehicles. For just a few dollars, you can home-build a system superior to ones marketed for $500.   Anyone interested in building such a system can get in now, on the ground floor as I will help you by providing the details that you need, free of charge, as I write the book explaining how it's done. Your feedback will make sure everyone will get full value from the book and the sales of the book will finance further research that will benefit YOU :))) I love this work :))   Water injection is one of the best things you can do for your vehicle. It should be standard on every vehicle.   Because of the efficiency gains, you will need to add an EFIE to every oxygen sensor when you apply water injection.     Deceleration Fuel Shutoff:   Another project that is a must on any vehicle that doesn't already have it from the factory. There is NO reason to have fuel going into your internal combustion engine during deceleration. It's bad enough that you need it during idle and coasting.   My HyZor Manual gives a very good, simple, deceleration circuit which shuts off the fuel by activating an Electronic Diverter (for EFI) or the electronic upgrade to the Carburetor Enhancer (for carbureted vehicles).   =====================================================


  Today I'll outline my thoughts on a Low Temperature Phase Change (LTPC) power plant, because there seems to be a great interest in generating power these days.   Note: Nikola Tesla published various articles on LTPC power systems during the first few years of the 1900's.   Generally speaking, we are looking at a means of generating power from a temperature difference of less than 20°F. Ordinarily this would be ridiculously inefficient and not worth another thought.   As an inventor, it is my 'job' to give another thought to 'impossible' things. As Joseph Newman says "If it's impossible, it interests me."   If we can source a large reservoir of energy with an apparatus has a low cost per watt, then it actually does become practical. I further state that the method must be environmentally compatible.   Most people reading this newsletter are familiar that most (thermal) power plants today use steam to generate power (even nuclear power plants use steam). Heating the water in a boiler, releasing the steam through an engine, condensing the steam and then pumping the liquid water back into the boiler. This is called the 'Rankine' thermodynamic cycle. It is also very inefficient but I'll cover that later.   The basic concept of LTPC is to replace water (which boils at hundreds of degrees F) with another fluid that boils at 'ambient' temperatures (40 degrees F). There are fluids that boil at very low temperatures, and provide pressure differences of at least 100 psi with as little at a 20°F temperature difference.   Now that we can create significant pressure with a small temperature change, where do we find a large reservoir of heat energy with at least 20°F temperature difference? My suggestion is to use reservoirs that hold city fresh water.   These days, many large cities are having a dual problem, providing fresh water and power from the same reservoir. When they provide power, they spill water from the reservoir and lose the fresh water. LTPC power plants solve that issue.   When a liter of water falls over a 10 meter dam, it has an energy potential of 98 joules. If you cool (or heat) that liter of water just 1°C, the energy potential is 4,184 joules. There is over 40 TIME's more energy potential in just 1°C of water than using it as a 'weight' by dropping it over a dam. And, the water is still available for fresh water consumption.   So, water stays at a fairly constant temperature, say 50°F. The air temperature changes dramatically and is often greater or lessor than 50°F by at least 20°F, particularly when electricity is being used for heating (in winter) or cooling (in summer).   Except for the air heat exchangers, such a power plant would not be much larger or more expensive than a 'normal' power plant and would require NO petro-fuel of any kind. Like Hydropower, it would use only environmental energies. Building LTPC power plants in reservoirs makes a lot of sense.   As heat is added and subtracted from the reservoir, there is little actual change of temperature to affect marine life. The water currents generated will stir up the bed and cause more food to be available to fish.   A further note: My studies have shown the traditional 'Rankine' thermodynamic cycle to be very inefficient due to the need to input (and exhaust) huge amounts of heat to take the fluid through latent heat of vaporization (boiling) and latent heat of condensation (return to liquid).   Thermodynamic cycles that use expansion and contraction of fluids in their gaseous state (never returning to the liquid) are much more efficient. An example is the Stirling Cycle.   I developed such a cycle and further increased the efficiency by eliminating some heat exchanger contact surfaces, having the fluids in direct contact with each other. I also incorporated the 'liquid spray' technique described earlier to assist efficient gaseous compression. I outline this cycle in my 'Wise Cycle Report'. This cycle increases the efficiency of the above LTPC system.   -------------   For those people working on the Kipper Motor project; there is a way to increase the efficiency of automotive alternators included in the HyZor Manual. =====================================================


  Dear Brown's Gas Enthusiast,   Our Brown's Gas presentation, March 7th & 8th, in Missoula Montana was a great success. It was sold out and five times more people wanted to come.   The people that arrived learned the real facts about Brown's Gas market potential. They also learned how Eagle-Research is planning to develop that potential. As promised, they got the first chance to join our market plan and most of them did.   No Brown's Gas organization in the world has ever put together a marketing opportunity like this before. Brown's Gas technology has now reached practical commercial viability with over $300,000,000 per year income potential. If you want in on the ground floor, this is IT.   Actually, the income potential of this plan is so good, we have to 'low ball' the figures to make them reasonable. We have deliberately designed this program to achieve Brown's Gas Marketing with a group of people who have a 'vested interest' in the gas.   This is the Eagle-Research 'official' opportunity for anyone interested in reliable, practical, industry-transforming Brown's Gas technology. There is opportunity for Investors, Manufacturers, Distributors and Application users.   To See What Happened At The Meeting, See These Pages:   View registration form and agenda as PDF   If you do not have Acrobat Reader (to read PDF files), you can download it FREE from: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/main.php   View registration form and agenda as HTML   This form does not print out well; a jpeg allows you to see what it is. =====================================================

  >Dear Mr. Wiseman,< >I chanced upon your site while surfing and wondered if the average Joe (or Josephina in this case) could apply your technology to average situations. <   I have a broad range of suggestions and most of them are applicable to anyone who can read and has energy costs (particularly a vehicle). The range starts with very simple things that can be done by anyone. I suggest starting with the 'Super Gas Saver Secrets' book: http://www.eagle-research.com  

> I have been interested in the idea of alternative energy for many years now but have no techno know-how, don't live in a house (I live in a basement apartment), have little disposable income and just wondered was there any way I could cut or eliminate my bills. I also own a diesel car ...<

  My first suggestion will always be education. Learning can be done in 'spare' time and can be done at minimal cost. First is to learn enough to do your own energy evaluation, of your home and vehicle. A good reference to learn from is the 'Solar Living Sourcebook' from: realgoods.com   Once you know how much energy you are using, what kinds of energy you are using and how much it's costing you; then you can start to figure ways to cut down your energy costs (while maintaining your standard of living).   Once you've reduced your energy costs to the minimum, you will be in a good position to start learning about alternative sources of energy. A good source of practical information is: homepower.com  

>and again what could or should I do? I know you're a busy man and perhaps I'm too ignorant to do anything,<

  Ignorance is curable (smile) I wasn't born knowing what I do and I'm willing to guide learning so that you don't take as long to learn what I know. Some of my books, which you can buy for less than $25 and read in an evening, cost me over $250,000 and ten years to write.  

>but if I am I'd like to know how I could start to help myself. <


This is the most important factor; DESIRE to learn. Stick with it and you'll soon be helping others, amazed by what you know.


> I live in the UK and interest in alternative energy is pretty minimal so don't know of any contacts I could develop here. <

  There are more than you think. Start exploring and you'll find them.  

> I hope you see what I'm getting at; would one of your books be a good start? I'm sure you don't want to take advantage of people so I'll respect your recommendation. <

  Letters from women are so good for my ego :))) Still, my wife is insisting that I start addressing the needs of women. I look at my demographics and it is 98% men, so it's been hard to convince me. Letters like yours will help many others, because they make me aware of the need for assistance.  

>I admire your work as far as I understand it. Incidentally, I have often wondered (again) if this technology is available, why is it so little known and not readily available?<


That is a long complicated answer that can somewhat be answered by reading my newsletters. There are many reasons, from just plain not caring, ignorance and active suppression.


>Thanks Sincerely, Monique<


  June/2001 will feature Water As Fuel   August/2001 will feature Brown's Gas   October/2001 will feature Extreme Mileage


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