This project is meant to bring a solution to the problems caused by the exploitation of the fossil resources used to produce the energy necessary to allow society's structure to continue to succeed.
The clean and inexhaustible energy that society needs has always been available in the form of permanent magnets, though, until now, its exploitation as motive energy has yet to be implemented, despite the research effectuated during the past century by multiple technical universities and other research centres.
Unfortunately, despite the capital importance of such an energy source, this research has been abandoned, likely due to limitations imposed by budgets, delays and procedures.
However, the lack of positive results from this research does not prove that the transformation of magnetic energy into motive energy isn't possible, it only proves that the principle behind the operation of the electro-magnetic motor does not apply to permanent magnets.
As independent entrepreneurs, we have envisaged and financed our research without setting any limits in budget or time. This approach has allowed us, after over five years of research and prototyping, to obtain a mechanical structure which allows for the exploitation of the magnetic energy intrinsic to permanent magnets in order to produce sufficient motive energy to allow a dynamo to function, thus producing an even and continuous flow of electrical energy that can be used directly or sold to the network.
Below you will find an overview of the Autonomous Motor, as well as the subsequent products made possible by its implementation. Each product lists a short description of the device itself, its primary use, its environmental benefits and the mass of CO2 reductions that it enables on a worldwide scale.
Autonomous Motor
The Autonomous Motor is designed to exploit the attraction and repulsion forces intrinsic to permanent magnets in order to convert magnetic energy into motive energy without the need for external power supplies or fuel of any kind, making it completely autonomous and pollution-free.
The standard motor is made of aluminium, measures 35 x 35 x 25 cm and weighs about 30 kg. It can be scaled from approximately 20 x 20 x 25 cm to 100 x 100 x 40 cm.
The motor is equipped with high-performance, sealed and self-lubricated ball-bearings, which, coupled with the lack of friction between components, gives the motor a life-span of at least 10 years under continuous operation.
More than 80% of the motor’s components can be made out of carbon fiber, which is 40% lighter than aluminium and 10 times more rigid, enabling the use of much stronger magnets.
The nature of the permanent magnets limit the motor to a single rotational speed, which is defined during assembly at the factory (default of 3000 RPM), essentially making it an ON/OFF motor. The motor can be controlled manually as well as remotely, the latter by providing a 12V DC electric impulse to the appropriate inlet.
Multiple motors of the same size and rotational speed can be chained together to obtain a more powerful compound power unit, concentrating the torque produced by the motors into a single shaft. The ON/OFF controls are unified, allowing for the control of the operation of all motors at once.
This compound power unit can be scaled near limitlessly, allowing it to produce enough mechanical energy for the operation of a very large dynamo, resulting in mass electricity production. Such an installation enables the replacement of most electricity production facilities, will be less costly to implement, can be monitored and controlled remotely, doesn't require any maintenance and can be placed underground to avoid disrupting the landscape.
An appropriately scaled compound power unit can also be used to produce enough mechanical energy for the operation of the hydraulic pump of a closed-loop hydrostatic transmission, such as those used for the operation of bulldozers and ships of any size.
Autonomous Electricity Generator
The Autonomous Electricity Generator is designed to supply the electricity necessary for a family home, making it entirely self-sustained, removing the need for gas usage and reducing its carbon footprint exponentially.
The standard Autonomous Electricity Generator is composed of an Autonomous Motor, a Variomatic transmission, a dynamo, a fan, a control panel and a status indicator. It measures 50 x 50 x 100 cm and weighs about 100 kg.
The dynamo is a low-torque low-speed wind-turbine alternator model 400STK4M (800 RPM model) delivering a three-phase AC current with a 220V 60A output of 25 KWh, has a diameter of 40 cm, a length of 21 cm and weighs about 50 kg.
This Autonomous Electricity Generator is best suited for the production of the electricity necessary to satisfy the needs of a single-family home equipped completely with electrical appliances, including a fully electrical kitchen as well as electrical heating and boiler systems. This fully removes the necessity of gas usage and the risk of leaks, providing a safer environment to live in.
The implementation of an Autonomous Electricity Generator in every house will create a micro-grid network capable of extraordinary power generation, consequently providing every town with its own self-sustained electricity network.
This will eliminate the need for high-voltage cables transporting electricity from power plants to cities and, consequently, completely stops the electro-magnetic pollution caused by this mode of energy transportation.
This will also allow for the recovery of large quantities of metal currently used in power lines and towers carrying high-voltage electricity, and recycling the recovered metal for use in other industrial sectors will promote less waste and reduce the excess exploitation of natural mineral resources.
There are approximately 1.593.500.000 households worldwide. Taking into account an average carbon footprint of 4,9 kg CO2 per household, the residential sector emits approximately 7.808.150.000 kg CO2 per year worldwide.
Powering each residence with an Autonomous Electricity Generator will result in a residential carbon footprint reduction of at least 75%, which equates to an approximate reduction of 5.850.000.000 kg CO2 per year.
Autonomous Electrogen Group
The Autonomous Electrogen Group is designed to be easily expandable and provide an uninterrupted supply of electricity to the industry and public services.
The standard Electrogen Group is composed of 9 Autonomous Electricity Generator units. It contains a cooling system, all components required to add up the power produced by the Autonomous Electricity Generator units and concentrates it into a single 540A power output, therefore producing an even and continuous flow of 200 KWh electric power. It measures 250 x 180 x 120 cm and weighs about 1300 kg.
The Electrogen Group also contains the switches to either start/stop the entire system simultaneously or each Autonomous Electricity Generator individually through an included 12V battery. The system does not require any maintenance and can also be monitored and controlled remotely.
This design is easily expandable and allows for any failing Autonomous Electricity Generator units to be replaced without service suspension, suffering only a virtually imperceptible power drop. This feature makes it indispensable where the need for an uninterrupted supply of electricity is essential.
When adequately scaled, this system can also be used at industrial sites, guaranteeing an even and continuous flow of electricity, without energy production costs and without producing any CO2 emissions.
When installed on a trailer, this system enables the availability of electricity in areas where it would otherwise be unaccessible, such as construction sites further away from civilisation.
Conventional energy production generates a carbon footprint of 0,45 kg per KWh. The industry generates a worldwide annual consumption of electricity equivalent to 8.513.000.000.000 KWh, resulting in a carbon footprint of 3.830.850.000.000 kg CO2 per year.
Replacing conventional electricity generation with systems powered by the Autonomous Motor will reduce the carbon footprint of electricity generation for the industrial sector to 0 kg permanently.
Automotive Upgrade Kit
The Automotive Upgrade Kit is designed to replace the traditional combustion engine by providing the energy necessary to power the electric motor of a medium sized car, allowing for nearly unlimited autonomy and range, no recharge downtime and no CO2 emissions.
Its size and weight match standard car engines in order to keep the balance of the vehicle unchanged and to provide consistent results with those of classic crash tests.
To avoid any internal contact with water, the Automotive Upgrade Kit is sealed and the air-cooling inlets and outlets are placed on the upper side of the enclosure.
The Automotive Upgrade Kit is is composed of an Autonomous Motor, a 400STK8M (500 RPM model) wind-turbine alternator, a Variomatic Transmission, an electric motor and an electronic control center.
The ON and OFF states of the Autonomous Motor are controlled by the start/stop button of the car, while the intensity of the energy powering the electric motor is managed by the car’s former gas pedal.
The Variomatic Transmission provides the mechanism needed for a smoother start of the motor and ensures the reduction from the 3000 RPM of the motor to the 500 RPM for the 400STK8M alternator.
The system reports its operational status to the dashboard of the vehicle, does not require any maintenance and has a longer life-span than the vehicle itself.
The Automotive Upgrade Kit will enable the replacement of the combustion engine of almost any car in circulation today and allows vehicle manufacturers to directly make electric cars available without modifying their existing production chain.
Upgrading trucks and autobuses is more complex due to their structure and the power required for their operation. Automotive Upgrade Kits for these types of vehicles are being envisaged.
On average there are 1.400.000.000 cars in circulation in the world today, each producing 0,4 kg CO2 per km and travelling an average of 18.500 km per year, resulting in the emission of approximately 10.360.000.000.000 kg CO2 per year.
Through the implementation of the Automotive Upgrade Kit, taking into account that it can, practically speaking, be applied to only approximately half the vehicles currently in circulation, a reduction of CO2 emissions of kg per year can be envisioned.
Once the entire transport industry is producing all manner of fully electric vehicles, the amount of CO2 emitted by the transport sector will drop to 0 kg permanently.