During and after the Industrial Revolution, humanity failed to consider the costs and harmful impact that fossil fuels would have on our planet. Energy consumption grew rapidly, but the wisdom of the world community failed to keep apace. Only by the beginning of the 21st century did society start to take heed of the issue, with government-supported renewable energy generation gradually eating into the market share of fossil fuels. This has been a positive move; however, there are obvious signs that this won’t last till complete replacement of the sources of pollution. We must accelerate the complete transition to a sustainable future.
Can you imagine a fully electric aircraft with unlimited range? What if we could pay 80% less for our electricity bills? How many meaningful innovations could be brought to fruition if corporations reallocated the funds they pay for energy towards research and development? How beautiful would our cities look if all transport were fully electric and the air were pure? We believe that the time has come.
The Deneum team is made up of unique people sharing a common philosophy, with deep knowledge in their respective fields and awareness of their purpose. We possess deep expertise in the physical, chemical, and electrical sciences, with research and laboratory experience around the Deneum technology since 1989. Our team has conducted many hundreds of tests and experiments, with consistently positive results since 2012. Now, it is time to scale these results into a full production line.
We invite everyone to take part in the energy revolution — creating a better planet for us and the generations to come.
CEO and founder of Deneum,
Forbes 30 Under 30
Deneum is a complex technology embodied in a module (Deneum Power Station) with a capsule inside that contains the active body.
The principle is based on the interaction between substances within the active body while being heated inside the Power Station. Our team blends and specially handles two main materials: titanium (metal) and deuterium (also known as heavy water).
The interaction in the active body results in excessive heat, which is turned into mechanical energy (electricity) by conventional means. In addition, we use our own innovative methods when transforming heat into electricity to reach the highest possible efficiency.
In technical terms, the deuterium in the capsule is absorbed into a metallic crystal lattice, which is selected from a group of substances in metals that can sufficiently accept hydrogen. As mentioned above, we use titanium as the absorbing metal. The titanium, which is already present as titanium hydride inside the degassed thermal vacuum, is heated by internal batteries or by input power to a temperature of 600-1,373° K (326-1,100° Celsius) until the balanced residual gas inside the capsule reaches a pressure of no more than 1 Pa, which happens at 873° K (1,100° C). The active heating stops, and then the titanium lattice cools down to a value between 823–863° K (550—590° C). After the titanium lattice is saturated with deuterium, the deuterium is injected into the capsule with the aim of initiating the interaction. As a result, the active body self heats by 55-57° and cools back down (we call this “auto-variation”), resulting in excessive heat, which is then turned into mechanical energy. (“Excessive” means that the output energy exceeds the input energy that is spent on running the processes.)
The initial heating takes several minutes and happens only once to start up the Power Station.
After that, the Power Station is autonomous or self-sufficient, meaning that it is powered by the energy it generates. As mentioned above, the Power Station contains lithium-ion batteries of sufficient capacity to start up the Power Station. If the batteries go flat (after a long period of non-use, for instance), the Power Station can be plugged into a 220v circuit. Some would call this process “cold fusion” or “low energy nuclear reactions”. We wish to avoid assigning any of these terms to the processes that happen within Deneum Power Stations.
Instead, our scientific team is drafting academic explanations that we hope will gain wide acceptance within the global scientific community, as well as prevent the use of any misleading terms.
So far, we have two patents which describe the module design and the processes that occur inside the module. These two patents do not cover Deneum’s primary know-how though: the way we prepare the active body. The patent submissions for this process are to be filed in the summer of 2018.