New Engine Technology
Several years ago, an original CIBC engine was built and placed in a vehicle by a Mr. Clem to demonstrate its utility (Google in “Clem Hydraulic Motor,” plus hit on the Clem Car). The engine was demonstrated at the Texas State Fair, after which it was never shown again and eventually destroyed. In building this particular engine, Mr. Clem had not developed it far enough to prove out all the scientific knowledge and engineering theories for purposes of patent and commercialization.
Later Mr. Ray and Mr. Clem started building another engine. At this time certain concepts were realized and known by Mr. Ray relative to this engine. Prior to completion of the engine, Mr. Clem died. Mr. Clem was survived by his wife and two children, without disclosing details of the CIBC engine to any of them. Mr. Ray has since continued their work to fully develop an advanced operational engine design concept, which is discussed below.
The CIBC Engine:
The Cavitation-Ignition Bubble Combustion (CIBC) engine is a new discovery in green energy technology that holds the potential to replace fossil fuel altogether.
For the past thirteen years, a small research company, Micro-Combustion, Inc., following up on the experimentation done by Mr. Ray for many years prior to that, has dedicated itself to the development of a new engine prototype based on the physics of cavitation-ignition bubble combustion.
The basic idea behind this new engine is simple but revolutionary: it utilizes a small air bubble in a fluid (the fuel) as the combustion chamber to compress, ignite, and capture the energy (heat) released by the combustion of the fuel-air contents of the bubble.
The fuel also happens to be the working fluid, which drives the turbine blades to extract power. The CIBC engine can run on just about any liquid hydrocarbon fuel, including plant, mineral, or recycled oils.
Although the CIBC engine can operate on petroleum-based fuels, they are not required. Its ability to operate on alternative liquid fuels holds the potential, if fully realized, to transform the transportation sector by reducing or eliminating our nation’s reliance on domestic or imported petroleum-based fuels. The physics and chemistry of the CIBC engine have been tested by NASA scientists who, in a report dated August 2005, found that the CIBC concept is indeed real and potentially capable of producing power.
If used to power an automobile, the engine would be about the size of a basketball, have fewer than a dozen moving parts, and could achieve remarkable fuel efficiency upwards of the equivalent of 80 miles per gallon.
(Now with the latest new discovery of Molecular Dissociation with this same CIBC technology, it could be possible to achieve a fuel efficiency of well over 90% with very low greenhouse gas emissions. Please see the paper by Dr. John Scott and Jim Ray entitled “Dissociation of the Molecules in the Vapor of a Bubble Produced in the Process of Cavitation”.)
Because the ignition is encapsulated inside tiny bubbles, which then serve to absorb and trap gaseous emissions that are soluble in the liquid fuel (such as carbon dioxide) there are near-zero emissions.
At this stage of development, it is reasonable to assert that a new thermodynamic process (or engine cycle) similar to the Diesel engine, but with greater thermodynamic efficiency (due to the high peak bubble temperature) has been demonstrated. As Diesel engines already have a higher thermodynamic efficiency than gasoline internal combustion engines (Otto cycle), the CIBC engine would now be the highest thermodynamic efficiency automotive engine to date.
New Energy Source and Science
CIBC Engine Technology
Micro-Combustion is researching a new energy source and developing a new energy science and related technology, totally different from anything existing today. This technology has many advantages, listed below, that would yield great financial, ecological and geopolitical benefits.
Micro-Combustion is building an engine prototype, followed by a fully functioning test-bed engine platform that can be studied and improved to provide a “Leapfrog” alternative energy source, thus contributing to resolving this country's current and future energy problem.
The prototypes have thus far proven the fundamental technology for producing a continuous stream of bubble combustion through the process of cavitation ignition, as well as producing shaft torque without being mechanically grounded. The bubble burn technology has been tested and validated by NASA as being feasible, and a shaft torque has been tested and documented by the Oak Ridge National Lab as being produced.
Advantages of the Micro-Combustion CIBC Engine:
- 1. Combustion of a small vapor/air bubble hydrodynamically.
- 2. Not mechanically grounded.
- 3. Does not emit greenhouse gases (Produces but doesn’t emit).
- 4. Hydraulic and rotary in operating principle.
- 5. No need for fossil fuel.
- 6. No need for refined fuel.
- 7. Can use any type of oil or fluids in an unrefined state, even used waste oils.
- 8. Compatible with our present service depot infrastructure.
- 9. No exotic materials required.
- 10. Very few moving parts.
- 11. Compact and light weight.
- 12. Low cost to manufacture.
- 13. High peak temperature – higher than Otto cycle (Automobile) or Diesel.
- 14. More efficient than internal combustion engine or Diesel.
- 15. Bubble proper is combustion chamber.
- 16. Bubble combustion heat isolated from material by working fluid.
- 17. Universal in usage applications, including automotive.
- 18. Can be downsized without compromising power output.
- 19. Engine operating principle and function is similar to that of an inertia wheel.
- 20. Fuel is plentiful, cheap, convenient, and totally domestic without requiring or consuming any additional food source such as ethanol or other biofuels.