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New method of using water as an energy source?

According to the Fox News report embedded below, this guy has recently patented a new method of electrolysis (or was it hydrolysis?) which converts H20 into HHO for cutting metals (as opposed to using acetylene) and for running a gas/water-powered hybrid car engine.

I believe that we're already facing some serious water shortages around the world, so I don't expect that this would be a panacea for global warming if it were actually viable. We still need quite desperately to reduce consumption, I think. But this is still a pretty interesting technology.

EDIT: The Wikipedia article on this invention mentions that his claims were found to be fradulent by an Ohio court in 1996. Perhaps I should have considered the source of this news piece -- Fox News -- before quoting here? :)

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mimesis December 30th, 2007
ha, the media will believe anything. earlier this year, the BBC reported on a device that was supposed to generate more energy than was put in.

the link is a riot.


mimesis December 31st, 2007
oh, and i did some checking because sniffing out pseudoscience has become a sort of hobby.

the wiki link discusses something put out by a different person than is presented in the Fox news video.

but this link does discuss Klein's invention with references to the Fox News article, as well as the wiki entry on Meyers.


lordsluk December 31st, 2007
if such an invention was possible, science would reject it. I've seen several people who are supposedly using this technology. Who knows if its real.

HHO generator

(Anonymous) December 31st, 2007
I think it is likely this is real. Similar technology has been systematically suppressed for many years by various monopolistic energy groups. Several groups have replicated these results.

Regarding water shortage being an issue, I seriously doubt that would be a problem. Very little water is needed to produce alot of HHO gas. After burning the gas recombines to form H20 liquid again which could be recycled through the system. Granted certain areas face severe fresh water shortages, global warming is liberating polar water at an alarming rate, so a shortage of H2O is unlikely.

Sadly, we are not likely to see this widely implemented.

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