The following post has been submitted by David Niebauer
The future of humanity requires a new primary energy generation technology that is clean, abundant, safe, and affordable. Renewables such as solar PV and wind do not provide the energy density or reliability necessary for a true energy transformation. We have relied on the oldest technology known to man – the burning of fossil fuels – for far too long. It is time to aggressively expand our search.
I am convinced that we are on the cusp of uncovering new primary sources of energy that will radically transform our world. I am on a mission to discover and promote these new technologies. Together with my partners, I have executed an agreement with the X-Prize Foundation to develop a Prize to stimulate innovation, investment and public awareness.
The XPrize Foundation has engaged their sister organization, HeroX, to use a crowd-sourcing platform to help develop the parameters and testing protocols for the Prize itself. You can link to the prize development challenge here: https://herox.com/AbundantCleanEnergy
We have created a dedicated Wiki designed for collecting citations, relevant references, and background research relating to different energy generation technologies.
Among other areas, we will be investigating:
• Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) of various designs
• Energy generators sourcing energy from Ionosphere/Van Allen Belt/Vacuum
• Energy capture from gravity
• Energy capture from permanent magnets
• More hydrogen generated from water than predicted by chemistry
• Zero Point Energy
• Advanced solar technologies resulting in higher efficiency – eg., optical rectenna
• Reactionless generators and/or regenerative motors
The prize development process will run through March 2017 after which we intend to participate in the XPrize Visioneering Summit to be held in the fall of 2017. Soon thereafter we anticipate launching a $20 Million + X-Prize for Abundant Clean Energy.
Why an X-Prize?
“An XPRIZE is a highly leveraged, incentivized prize competition that pushes the limits of what’s possible to change the world for the better. It captures the world’s imagination and inspires others to reach for similar goals, spurring innovation and accelerating the rate of positive change.” — from the XPrize Foundation website
We have decided to pursue an XPrize for new energy technologies for three primary reasons. First, the XPrize format is designed to stimulate innovation and investment. We anticipate that a number of teams will compete for the prize and that private investors will be spurred by the prize to provide capital to advance the technologies sufficiently to compete for the prize. Second, we would like to bring to public attention the many inventors and development groups around the world working on revolutionary energy solutions. Finally, there appears to be a public perception that this quest is impossible. We want to move the perceived impossibility into the sphere of the possible.
I am looking for people and teams who might be interested in both the prize development stage, as well as teams and technologies that might compete for the larger grand prize. Also, I am putting together a Scientific Advisory Board to lend credibility to the process. Do you know of anyone I should be talking to? If so, please let me know in your comments to this post.
XPrize Development Sponsor Team