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Richard Branson Introduction to Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology


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Richard Branson Introduction to Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology

  1. 1. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard BransonHello Richard,Please allow me to introduce you to a new technology innovation that will help you achieve and evenexceed many of your energy efficiency/CO2 reduction targets. This innovation can be immediatelyintegrated into your trains and reduce energy consumption by 50 – 75%.This new innovation is called Regenerative Acceleration and it is the exact flip side of regenerative brakingwhich is already employed in your trains which I was happy to read about last night on page 196 of yourbook, “SCREW IT LET”S DO IT.”Regenerative braking, as the name implies is a decelerating effect that the electric motors in your trainscreate when they are operating as generators and sending power back to the trains batteries or grid. Thebraking forces are caused by a magnetic field that is created inside the generator which produces acounter-electromotive torque on the generator driveshaft. This counter-torque works against the directionof rotation of the train’s wheels which are originally rotating the generator and the train decelerates as aresult. Our company discovered in 2007 - completely by accident that this internal magnetic field torquedirection can actually be reversed!We had the original discovery validated at MIT, Ontario Hydro and the University of Ottawa although notone PhD had any clue as to what was causing our generator to accelerate when delivering power to a loadwhen all conventional scientific wisdom said it ought to decelerate. The University of Ottawa then kindlyand bravely provided us with lab space from 2008 – 2010 against massive internal resistance anduniversity politics so that we could develop the backing theory and refine the technology, which we arenow patenting and commercializing worldwide.The innovation developed by our company is an electric generator which reverses the generator’s inducedtorque direction and produces a complementary-electromotive torque instead of a counter-electromotivetorque. The result is an electric generator which has the ability to send power back to the grid whilecreating a torque which will not decelerate your trains but will actually help accelerate them instead(again, while simultaneously sending power back to the grid). In addition, the complementary torquecreated by our generator adds to the train’s original motor torque and reduces the energy consumptionaccordingly.Third party independent tests carried out by a Canadian National Research Council of Canada scientist atthe University of Ottawa have shown that the input energy reduction can be as high as 60% while theregenerative energy returned to the grid exceeds 800% over a conventional generator under identicaloperating conditions. regenerative braking mode the conventional regenerative braking generator will eventually decelerateyour trains down to a dead stop while the regenerative output will eventually fall to nil. The regenerativeacceleration generator on the other hand will help accelerate your trains up to their full speed while theregenerative output delivered to the grid continues to increase.
  2. 2. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard BransonThe regenerative braking system currently on your trains can only be employed under deceleration orbraking but the regenerative acceleration generator can be employed during virtually 100% of the train’soperation, during acceleration, coasting, deceleration and braking – with or without a regenerative brakingoption.If a flywheel energy storage system (KERS) is employed the regenerative acceleration generator cancontinue to send power back to the grid long after the train has been stopped – exceeding the usabilityduration of the innovation to well over 100%. The only thing that will cause the generator to deceleratewhile sending power to the grid while operating in flywheel mode is the generator’s bearing friction buteven this can be virtually eliminated with magnetic bearings. PDi has developed a passive conicalmagnetic bearing system with this in mind which is currently now being licensed by NASA.It is even conceivable that a regenerative acceleration flywheel system in your trains will still be sendingpower back to the grid when the engineers return in the morning after the trains have been parkedovernight. In a conventional regenerative braking generator the more regenerative power delivered thegreater the breaking/decelerative effect and the higher the rate of deceleration. Whereas in theregenerative acceleration generator the exact opposite is true, so the more power returned to the grid themore acceleration the generator creates and slower the rate of deceleration in flywheel mode.This innovation can be employed not only in trains, planes and automobiles but wind turbines, nuclearpower generators, hydroelectric generators, motors and so on. Virtually any electric generator or motor onthe planet and in outer space.My wife Kim and I stopped by Virgin Green Funds New York office on our way back from the University ofVirginia ROMAC Lab (where the passive magnetic bearing design was first introduced for flywheel energystorage systems) way back in 2006 but we didn’t get a chance to speak to anyone so I hope this letterand the one below finds its way to you in 2013.Love your book BTW – should finish it today!Thanks and kind regardsThaneThane C. HeinsPresident & CEOPotential +/- Difference Inc. R & D"Using our potential to make a difference"Email: thaneh@potentialdifference.caCell: 613.795.1602YOUTUBE
  3. 3. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard BransonAlberta Tar Sands Project aNow there is a solution to this madness… imagine for a momentif you could take the waste exhaust from your cars engine andprocess it in such a way that it could be reconverted back intogasoline and returned to your gas tank as you drove down theroad?Now, imagine if you could use this process to double or eventriple the range of your car and all fossil fuel powered vehicles inthe entire world – while simultaneously cutting the green housegas emissions in half? Can you imagine the value an innovation like this would have on the world energy stage – or on the environment?Now of course this cant be done with a gas powered engine butit can and is being done right now with electric vehicles motorsby an Ottawa based company called Potential Difference Inc. (PDi)and the innovation doesnt just work with electric vehiclegenerators but all types of electric generators.Independent testing provided by a National Research Councilof Canada scientist showed over 200% energy output gainwith 40% less energy input – effectively tripling the efficiencyof ANY electricity generating method. At their satellite lab at the University of Ottawa from 2008 - 2010 PDi has developed a method of actually reconverting an electric vehicle motors (electro-magnetic) waste into usable electric energy and using this to recharge the EVs batteries. This innovation now allows all electric vehicles to partially recharge themselves as they drive. Electric vehicle (2X) range doubling has already been achieved with (3X) triple range increases expected in the 2013.
  4. 4. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard BransonEV WORLD REGENX PERFORMANCE EVALUATION As of 2012 PDis new ReGen-X EV technology can now double the range of any EV or Hybrid vehicle currently on the market with range tripling expected in 2013. As of 2012 PDis new ReGen-X EV technology can now triple the electrical output of any electricity generating facility.PARTNERSHIPS AND INTEGRATION PROJECTS PENDING IN 2013PDi has formed partnerships with Liberty Electric Cars (LEC)( of the UK who are in theprocess of integrating the innovation into HERO Electricsscooter line ( is currently demonstrating the innovation toJaguar Land-Rover and BMW with a possible Jaguarintegration in 2013. BMW Pending Test Program: has formed a partnership with Montreal based companies,HTT Automobiles ( andLITO Green Motion ( toelectrify the HTT Supercar using the ReGen-X innovation.PDi is being featured in a pending LA produced 3-D moviewith a possible demonstration scheduled for Richard Bransonand Prince Charles in January 2013.LA produced 3D movie (teaser)
  5. 5. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard BransonTECHNOLOGY ENDORSEMENTS & INDUSTRY COMMENTS"As Im concerned this is a work of GENIUS (and a rather major one at that)."- Les Virany BSEE MIT Former USPTO examiner and Registered Patent Agent"As a mechanical engineer Im here to explain how it works and why it works.And it does work; over a dozen of us were witness to that last Monday (as well asa film crew--filming in 3D no less!)."-Mike Brace, Tech Editor EV World (2012)"This is the Holy grail for generators."-NRC Scientist Doug Hartwick at Ottawa University (2009)"This is a freakin game changer!"-Mike Elwood, Chairman Electric Mobility Canada at Ottawa University (2009)"Of course it accelerates when a load is applied...! This representsseveral new chapters in physics, that is why we are consulting MIT."-Dr. Habash, University of Ottawa (2007)"It works and it is not something I would have expected, now I am just trying tofigure it out?"-Dr. Marcus Zahn at MIT (2007)"A number of your experiments are not lying in the field of Maxwellianelectrodynamics? That is fascinating! I will informyou on any progress that ill make along with reports."-Dr. Evstigneev N.M., Leading Ssientist, Department of Chaotic Dynamics, Institute forSystem Analysis, Russian Academy of Science (2009)"Your claims seem to violate the law of conservation of energyand Maxwells equations of electro-magnetics." I will send you ashort proposal, including my plan of work, estimate of cost, etc.Then we can sign a short agreement and proceed."-Mehrdad (Mark) Ehsani, Ph.D., P.E., F.IEEE, F.SAE, Robert M. KennedyProfessor & Director, Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory &Advanced Vehicle Systems Research Program, Department of Electrical& Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University (2008)"This is absolutely fascinating stuff you are doing!"-Joseph Shin, Electricity and Magnetism Professor, Concordia University (2011)"If possible would like to meet with you to discuss your approach to theAssociation and of course to get a better feel about the physics behind yourinvention. I would still like to see what you are doing and perhaps we caninclude some of your material on our website newsletter?"-David Mann, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (2009)
  6. 6. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard Branson"Thane, Your Press Release was most interesting to me as a physicistand an engineer. The level of technical detail was adequate to tell methat you probably have made a very significant advance in appliedphysics and in safely and successfully handling a new source of electricpower. Congratulations!"-Dr. Stanley Townsend, University of Toronto & Former Managing Editorof the Canadian Journal of Physics (2006)"We are interested in using the ReGenX technology in ourLinkVolt Project to reduce roadside refueling."-Neil Young, LincVolt Project (2011)"The magnetics lab here at Goddard expressed some interest in having you comedown to do a colloquium."-NASA (2008)"We really are more interested in developing its use and application for militarypower requirements."-US Air Force (2009)"I have asked Mr. Gilles Brassard, A/Director, Spacecraft Payload here at theCanadian Space Agency to look at your technologies and to visit yourlaboratory."-Canadian Space Agency (2009)"I am writing to ask you to submit what you feel would be anappropriate document to describe your regenerative accelerationtechnology for circulation to our Committee members."-Al Cormier, Executive Director Electric Mobility Canada (2009)"You seem to have made an interesting discovery. Our internal physics expertsreview this information and have determined that it is very interesting work."-Mike Simpson, Transportation Analyst Rocky Mountain Institute (2009)"Would you be willing to contribute an article on this technology to the Journal forEngineering and Public Policy?"-Donald Wallace, Executive Director Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (2009)"Thanks for providing technical information. If the effect of your invention is reallytrue, I am sure there will be strong needs in the market."-Nissan Japan (2012)"I would like to know why you are not the toast of the town... this technology canbe offered as a range extension option to our clients."- CODA Automotive (2012)
  7. 7. POTENTIAL +/- DIFFERENCE INC. 01/11/2013 Regenerative Acceleration Generator Technology Introduction to Richard Branson"The technology looks really interesting and is revolutionary. I would liketo learn more about the technology. Is it possible to organize a demo or alecture in the USA?"-Chrysler Electrified Powertrains (2012)This sounds interesting. Id like you to connect with our Fuel Economy LearningProgram manager, to schedule a time for you to come in and share thetechnology with us. We need to know more about the Physics behind it."-General Motors (2012)"It would be fitting for the inventor of the automobile to be first with yourrevolutionary technology and for me to play a role in that would be awesome!"-Mercedes-Benz (2012)"When we finally understand what Thane Heins has discovered, we likely willhave to rewrite the laws of electromagnetism."-Mike Brace EV World Tech Editor (2010)Happy New Year!ThanksThaneThane C. HeinsPresident & CEOPotential +/- Difference Inc. R & D"Using our potential to make a difference"Email: thaneh@potentialdifference.caCell: 613.795.1602YOUTUBE