How to solve world energy problem in transportation.
Open letter to US Congress and future US President.
The need to create strategic plan for renewable energy.4/3/2008 9:51 AMCongress must create strategic plan for development of renewable, sustainable and pollution free energy.We are living in USA the most technologically advance country in the world. We are living in the era of diminishing oil and high energy cost. We are living in time where pollution is highest ever and getting worst. We are living in a country where people and congress are divided in respect to many subjects including but not limited to: war, illegal immigration, healthcare cost, economy, subprime mortgagesWe Americans are also divided on one of the most important subject energy and pollution and how to solve the diminishing supply and high cost.The laws passed in the last few years on renewable energy will have in my opinion very limited success for several reasons:1. Biofuels from renewable crops can satisfy at most 20 to 30% of total energy in transportation even if all land is used for such crop and the cost of food will skyrocket. 2. Biofuels are not efficient fuels because they produce about 25% more energy than they take.3. Biofuels need lots of energy to produce, transport and in the process they pollute the air.4. Other renewable methods of producing energy such as: hydro plants, geothermal, solar, wind, use of ocean and river waves and flow have many other limitations and they cannot replace the petroleum fuels in transportation. 5. Nuclear energy has many limitations and one the most critical is how to neutralize and dispose the radioactive plutonium which has life span of over 100,000 years and it is one of the most deadly pollution. 6. Hydrogen appears to be the most promising, but it is too expensive to make, store and transport and for now it is in my opinion just in experimental stage. I read that some scientist ware able to produce it more effectively, but the metal they use are too expensive. As a result the fuel cell technology will be in limited use for now.What congress should do?First Create at least $10 billion dollars reward for the development of the Best Alternative, Renewable, Sustainable and Pollution free Fuels.Such proposal was made in US news magazine article “The No-Fun Presidency “in March 10 2008 issue page 51 and the link is:[link edited for length]In the article James Pethokoukis writes: “What uncle Sam could do to inspire entrepreneurs and researchers to turn those challenges into reality is to offer innovation prizes, much like privately funded, $10 million Ansari X-Prize for spaceflight.” “Yet even if the reward was $1 billion or $10 billion, it would still be relative pittance on a cost benefit basis”I strongly agree with the above statements and congress should consider it.Second thing congress can do is to pass a law and provide grants and loans with at least $50 billion a year programs similar to programs like “Manhattan project” of the development of the nuclear bomb and the project to send men on the moon. In such programs it should include even individual inventors who are looking outside of the envelopes of possibilities even consider crazy ideas because one crazy idea could become the ray of hope to humanity and may solved the energy and pollution problems for the next 100 years and beyond.We have to remember that the inventors of the rockets, jet engines and other great inventions had been ridicule and consider by many experts crazy and not practical. American professor and the father of the US rocket program Robert Goddard was called “Loony moony..” because he predicted that the rockets can be used to visit the moon. Only the Germans took him seriously and the rest is history.Some experts concluded that the jet engine will never work on airplanes because it will be too heavy to be able to take off. The facts are that a jumbo jet now can carry 1,000 passengers (Russian AN 225) and American SR 71 can fly about 4 times the speed of sound. That was considered crazy and impossible 100 years ago. According the editor of Forbes magazine in April 12 1993 Today's crackpot may be tomorrow's genius in the article Golden Mine, “From Russia, with patents,” relating to the Russian Immigrant Alexander Kalina was reject it by most experts, but he collected over $100 million dollars in royalties few years later from his Energy inventions.I strongly agreed with editor's statement and the history is proof of it. (Editorial statement can be sent to you upon request)Third thing congress must do is to require that the inventors and scientist to go in uncharted territory and start discovering the next fuel of the future from the side of which is consider impossible by looking first what is the most abounded on our planet and then to find way to convert such elements in Renewable, sustainable, pollution free and low cost of energy.In my view such products and elements I would consider in developing the most practical renewable sustainable and pollution free fuels are: (not in any particular order)1. Carbon dioxide CO22. Waste from domestic animals3. Water, the most abounded and free element on the surface of the earth (70%) (and according 2 US scientist water has potentially about 3 times more energy than gasoline and if we find low cost way to extracted it could be the best choice for development of renewable energy) 4. Used tires (Over 300 million a year are pileup in US alone) according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tires deliver 25 percent more energy than coal.5. OthersIn my view if America create a “Marshal” plans as I mention above and create crash program in 10 to 15 years we could have found and developed the newest of renewable, sustainable and pollution free energy for cars, trucks, airplanes, ships and spacecrafts. And it can happen only if the congress takes at least similar actions as I mention in my presentation, because 99% of the privet industry look the profits in the short run and development on revolutionary new renewable and pollution free energy may take decades. Congress must create strategic plan for development of renewable, sustainable and pollution free energy now, and the first step can be to create at least $10 billion dollars reward for the development of the Best Alternative, Renewable, Sustainable and Pollution free Fuels.
PS. I am in process of interviewing top notch Patent Attorneys to prepare my patent applications for Renewable sustainable pollution free and low cost energy propulsion system using new energy fuel never used before. It is a combination of new engine and new fuel.The new propulsion system may be able to burn also most conventional fuels with higher efficiency. I believe that my inventions could solve at least 50% of the energy and pollution problems in transportation not just for US, but for the world. Links to energy information [link edited for length]Tweet
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