Frequently Asked Questions


1Can MolatGen power an entire house?
We plan to produce Molatgen generators in sizes from 350 watts to 3 Megawatts. This will cover the needs of lighting a small house, up to providing adequate electricity to service a small town of around 6000 people living in first-world conditions. We currently have a Proof-of-Concept full scale prototype working, which is capable of working on a sustainable basis.
2Will the MolatGen generator work in all weather conditions?
Yes, the Molatgen technology will operate efficiently in all but the most extreme conditions of cold and very low humidity. Unlike wind turbines, it is tolerant of higher wind speeds, although it will be prudent to shut the machine down when excessive wind speeds occur.
3How does MolatGen work to power electric vehicles?
Molatgen Mobile works exactly the same way the Molatgen Fixed installation powers houses. The only difference being that the MM Mobile uses the velocity of the car to generate the necessary air movement through a small generator that fits under the hood, thus reducing the rate of drawdown of battery charge. Our calculations suggest that an EV travelling 60 kilometres per day at speeds up to 140 km/hr, will consume up to 60% less battery charge depending on the conditions, thus extending vehicle range per charge. Our modelling suggests that fitting a Molatgen Mobile to a typical electric car will lead to 16% reduction in grid demand per EV household – a huge saving in public infrastructure.
4What are the costs associated with using MolatGen?
Molatgen has very few moving parts, and uses no fuel, therefore the cost of electricity generation using Molatgen is very, very low, mostly comprising cleaning of apertures and amortisation of capital. We calculate it to have an operating cost about 1/5th that of wind turbines, with the additional benefit that it has a very high utilization factor.
5How does the Molatgen Molecular Mill technology actually work?
In essence, the invention consists of TRANSPORTING electrical charges present in air in opposition to an electric field, using a transport mechanism that allows the subsequent capture of these charges. The transport mechanism in this case uses water vapor naturally present in the air (humidity) to facilitate the movement of charged particles. The transport of these charged particles increases the electrical potential of the system, and this increase is available to be used directly as electric current, or converted into another type of energy. It is essentially the same process we witness in electrical storms, except that we have discovered how to harvest this energy in a consisted manner, rather than allow the charges to build up to the point where they discharge in an uncontrolled and dangerous manner – ie as lightning.

The air around us contains a variety of charged particles. These charged particles [“seed particles”] are caused by the passage of external radiation, such as cosmic rays, and by the natural interactions of the atomic components of air. When water molecules are present (in the form of humidity), these molecules can trap and insulate some of these charged particles, so that they become chemically and electrically stable. This process is called solvation. Once solvated, these charged particles can be transported and harvested.

In the MM process, the solvated charged particles, which are chemically and electrically stable, are transported through a conversion chamber at a certain minimum velocity which is determined by the length of the conversion chamber and the intensity of an applied electric field. This electric field is responsible for accelerating the charged particles, among them the seed electrons, contained in the mix of natural air that enters the conversion chamber, which as a result of this acceleration, collide with other electrically neutral structures within the air mix, stripping off exterior electrons from some of the neutral structures, generating paired electrons and ions.

In this way a compounding chain reaction is formed, producing a constant and sustained avalanche of electrons, thus increasing the charge density as the air progresses through the conversion chamber. A percentage of these “freed” charges become solvated by the water vapor molecules forming more charged clusters to be transported to a collector electrode, where the transported charges are captured – and increasing the electrical potential that is available to be used.
6What is the product of the Molatgen Molecular Mill?
The MM produces a High Voltage Direct Current, ideal for distribution to where it needs to be converted to Low Voltage Alternating Current suitable for household use.
7What is the energy balance of the Molatgen Molecular Mill?
The energy extracted from the humid air occurs when the transported charged particles are captured in the collector electrode. This is a very low percentage of the total energy contained in the air (<<1%), but it is sufficient to allow a sustainable electric energy circulation in the circuit that transports and consumes it.

The available energy in the mass of moving humid air which enters the Molatgen MM comprises the sum of the following components: the sensible air energy (due to its movement and temperature), the intrinsic energy of electrically neutral and stable structures present in the air and the energy of the water present in its vapor state. This mass of air is then subjected to the action of an electric field and a comparatively small amount of the contained energy (in the form of electric energy (collected charges)) is then extracted. The high proportion of energy (>99%) not extracted is thus returned to the atmosphere.

In the MM process the TRANSPORTATION of the water molecule clusters is achieved by using water in the form of vapor, and using the sensible heat of the air (temperature), to maintain the physical state of water as a vapor without allowing it to condense into a liquid state, which would prevent the use of the contained energy. This is because the temperature loss across the system is very low. Therefore provided the air entering the MM is reasonably above the dew point, the condensation of the moving vapor will be avoided.

In the MM process, the energy generated is much greater than the energy consumed in the generation of the charges inside the conversion chamber, and the energy extracted from the humid air, while a very low percentage of the total energy contained in the air (<<1%), is sufficient to allow a sustainable electric energy circulation on a continuous, round-the-clock basis, unlike most alternative “green energy” solutions.
8Does Molatgen impact the environment at all?
The MM technology has an extremely low environmental impact. Each Molatgen generator harvests much less than 1% of the energy calculated to be contained in the local atmosphere. As such it has no measurable effect at all on the electrical make-up of the atmosphere. The only consequence of its function will be an insignificant reduction in the temperature of the air passing through the MM generator.

It is not visually intrusive like a wind turbine, and because it makes no noise it can to be installed in pristine naturally beautiful areas. A Molatgen generator will have a “footprint” 1/10th the size of a corresponding wind turbine.

Because of the size, weight and cost advantage of Molatgen, the Molatgen generators ideally suited to be installed in cities and on top of high rise buildings, thus adding distribution efficiencies to the long list of Molatgen benefits.
9Do I need a University degree in electronics to manage this technology?
The MM technology is basically very simple, with very few moving parts, making it cheap to construct, easy to install and very, very easy to maintain – the perfect energy solution to today’s need for a reliable, affordable alternative to existing polluting energy generators.

In the rare event of an electronic failure, a simple “plug-in” module change can be carried out by any reasonably competent mechanic or TV repairman, making this device ideal for developing societies and communities. Basic shut-down maintenance is very low, and really depends on the local environmental cleanliness.

Power to the people

Providing energy to remote and developing communities

The biggest expense and logistical problems associated with supplying power to developing, remote and island communities is the cost and time it takes to put the correct infrastructure in place.

MolatGen operates in a “stand alone” way, without the need for unattractive overhead power lines. This game changing technology has the ability to revolutionise the way energy is delivered around the globe.

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