Jovion Corporation Gets Patent for Zero Point Energy Extraction
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 23:37:33 GMT
Jovion Corp is trying to extract energy from the reservoir of “zero point energy” using Casimir cavities.
One proposed device would generate up to 21.5 kilowatts of heat from
sugar cube sized device. The heat would need to be captured and
converted to electricity. Micro-gap thermal photovoltaics could match up well for this application to convert 50% or more of the heat to electricity.
NOTE: This is a funded company that is a technology spinoff of research from the University of Colorado.
Jovion Corporation of Boulder aims to develop and commercialize a
device for extracting energy from the reservoir of “zero point energy”
that has been shown to fill all of space. The Jovion device would
employ numerous Casimir cavities, consisting of closely spaced metal
plates within which a range of electromagnetic modes are excluded due
to quantization of the electromagnetic field. The harvested energy
would be in the form of electromagnetic radiation and could in
principle be converted directly into electrical power through the
incorporation of solar cells. The POCi funding covers the design,
construction and testing of a practical and scalable energy harvesting
system. The funding is contingent on the satisfactory achievement of
certain scientific proof of principle milestones relating to a
prototype Casimir cavity device as described in a current research
grant to Dr. Garret Moddel, Professor in CU-Boulder’s Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering and an inventor of the technology.
See previous QUANTUM VACUUM ENERGY EXTRACTION patent post here.