I am a professional inventor. For reasons I can’t explain, I have always been interested in energy and power. An invisible force has led me down the path of making inventions to reduce the use of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions. I have been fully dedicated to this activity for more than twenty-five years.
The first field I began inventing in concerned developing high-performance Hybrid Electric Vehicles at a low-cost value. I assigned all inventions to the company I co-founded, Paice LLC (Power Assisted Internal Combustion Engine). On average, a one-third reduction in fuel use over the life of a vehicle is achieved with such production cost that millions of vehicles are produced. Only through the combination of a large volume of cars and such fuel reduction can a large CO2 emission reduction be achieved, maybe the largest of all other technologies. I wrote on this subject in my first patent for HEVs.
The second field I invented in dealt with creating a low cost manufacturing process for making oil instead of drilling holes in the earth to retrieve it. I assigned all inventions to the company I co-founded, Fuelcor LLC (Fuel Conversion and Recycling). I reversed the combustion process to recombine the products of combustion, CO2 and H2O, back into oil (-CH2-), using electric energy derived from nuclear fission to replace energy released in combustion. The conversion efficiency of electric energy into combustion energy is near the thermodynamic limit, without much room left for improvement to the process. This is related to performance. With one gram of uranium or thorium having the same energy as 500 gallons of fuel or oil, over 7,000 times the difference in costs in April 2015, one needs to try extremely hard not to make a fortune using the Fuelcor process.
CO2 reduction from using the Fuelcor process comes from closing oil wells that become uneconomical in comparison with making oil using existing CO2 emissions, primarily from coal firing plants and from industrial processes. The Fuelcor process recycles these emissions. A combination of high conversion efficiency with low-cost nuclear energy allows for such a low cost of oil that any existing or future cost of extraction is and will be too high. By replacing all oil from the ground, there will be a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of over 25 percent. Also, all ethanol as fuel will be replaced too – an additional 5 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. This process is beneficial to all involved. First, it is us who go to the pump looking for a stable, low price. Oil companies will make more profit on each barrel they manufacture without drilling wells, dry wells, and supply uncertainty. Any country that can make their own oil will not have to pay to import it. The list of benefits is long. There are no negatives, as the Fuelcor process mimics what nature does for us.
The third field is more personal in nature. With people emitting CO2 like there is no tomorrow and resulting in ever-increasing desertification, ending grain inventory is in fast decline (by “ending” I mean before new harvest). My role models, Dr. James Lovelock and Dr. James Hansen, have farms. So I bought a farm too. Learning to farm, I found out how much CO2 is emitted via industrialized agriculture. I calculated how to farm with a net capture of CO2 that restores soil fertility while growing various crops with high yields. It gave me new knowhow and I am working on new inventions that will aid in the growth of carbohydrates at a high performance and low cost (wheat, sunflower, nuts, etc.) with a net intake of atmospheric CO2 that will restore exhausted soils.
In my spare time, I am working on inventions related to human survival needs until the time when the biosphere will reverse human CO2 emissions to protect life on Earth. Since we cannot do it ourselves, it will be done for us, albeit not to our liking.