Offbeat Invention Uses Mountain Dew for Fuel

Published on August 3rd, 2009 | by Jerry James Stone

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Invention Uses Mountain Dew for Fuel

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I’ll admit, never saw this one coming–using Mountain Dew as fuel. It surely makes the Mountain Dew Game Fuel much more appropriate!

Inventor Paul Patone has created the GEET (Global Environmental Energy Technology) Fuel Processor. A mod that allows you to run your car on about 80% water. Or possibly, just a nice cold Tab.

“I haven’t invented the engine; all I’ve invented is the fuel delivery system. And this system will fit a gas engine, a diesel engine, a furnace, a boiler, it will fit anything including jet turbines,” Patone explains.

Patone says that the unit vaporizes the soda additive before it even reaches the engine. But in order to run, some gasoline or diesel fuel must be added.

“You need to have about 20, 25 percent hydrocarbon. Then you can add the Mountain Dew to it or whatever you want to add,” he said.

The system has been 25 years in the making and it wasn’t an easy ride. According to the GEET website, he was the victim of inventor abuse by corrupt Utah officials and businessmen. After refusing to sell his patents and technology, he was framed for securities fraud and put in a mental ward at the Utah State Hospital in March of 2006. He was freed May of this year.

He currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. Yah, I’d get the heck outta Utah too…just for the near-beer alone.

I wouldn’t say soda pop is the greenest fuel source around but I think this has potential. So far the invention has been used worldwide to gas up cars, tractors and lawn mowers.

I wonder how it runs on Jolt Cola.

Source: KRQE


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  • russ

    Maybe they let him out a little early – like a century or two!

  • russ

    Maybe they let him out a little early – like a century or two!

  • Constantin

    Electrolysis – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolysis

    Two galon of H2O ! AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED !!!

  • Constantin

    Electrolysis – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolysis

    Two galon of H2O ! AND THAT IS ALL YOU NEED !!!

  • kornfan

    chuggin the mountain dew

  • kornfan

    chuggin the mountain dew

  • JOhn Woods

    Hmmm, how much is a gallon of Mountain Dew??

    RT

    http://www.anon-web-tools.us.tc

  • JOhn Woods

    Hmmm, how much is a gallon of Mountain Dew??

    RT

    http://www.anon-web-tools.us.tc

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  • TextingTina

    This is one of the best “green” sites on the web. Keep it coming!

    – Tina

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    This is one of the best “green” sites on the web. Keep it coming!

    – Tina

  • This video is ridiculous. The man said you can use ANYTHING… so what if Mt. Dew costs $4/gal? Water costs about $0.33/gal at the grocery store. So a solution of 25% gasoline and 75% water will run you about 50 cents/gal.

    Hook up an empty milk jug to your tap at home and you’ll be spending less than 5 cents on that same gallon! This is real news, people.

    By ending the “news” report with this silly Mt. Dew price comparison, they’re making fun of it… and if this invention can really do what its creator says, then it’s nothing to laugh about.

    What an awful story…

    For a website that purports to be about alternative fuels, you’ve wasted a huge opportunity here. You’re on the front page of Digg!

    • i totally agree. and the dumb fucking reporter said “which produces ZERO EMISSIONS”
      as if burning 75% less gasoline = 100% less pollution

      the news is so fucking stupid

  • This video is ridiculous. The man said you can use ANYTHING… so what if Mt. Dew costs $4/gal? Water costs about $0.33/gal at the grocery store. So a solution of 25% gasoline and 75% water will run you about 50 cents/gal.

    Hook up an empty milk jug to your tap at home and you’ll be spending less than 5 cents on that same gallon! This is real news, people.

    By ending the “news” report with this silly Mt. Dew price comparison, they’re making fun of it… and if this invention can really do what its creator says, then it’s nothing to laugh about.

    What an awful story…

    For a website that purports to be about alternative fuels, you’ve wasted a huge opportunity here. You’re on the front page of Digg!

  • This is absolutely crazy. What energy sources in addition to Mountain Dew are required? Eighty percent water OK – So what’s the other 20 percent that provides the energy…

  • LA_Guy

    The math that the reporter tries to use at the end of the report stating that a gallon of Mountain Dew will cost you ~$4 is really only half the equation. The Mountain Dew could be more or less efficient than regular gasoline. If you could get 50 miles on 1 gallon of the soda/gas combo, but only 25 miles on 1 gallon of regular gas then you could say the soda/gas mixture is equivalent to a ~$2 gallon of gasoline. Of course, it could be the other way around too, where you get less mileage per gallon from the soda/gas mix than regular gas.

  • LA_Guy

    The math that the reporter tries to use at the end of the report stating that a gallon of Mountain Dew will cost you ~$4 is really only half the equation. The Mountain Dew could be more or less efficient than regular gasoline. If you could get 50 miles on 1 gallon of the soda/gas combo, but only 25 miles on 1 gallon of regular gas then you could say the soda/gas mixture is equivalent to a ~$2 gallon of gasoline. Of course, it could be the other way around too, where you get less mileage per gallon from the soda/gas mix than regular gas.

  • John b

    Said it runs on hydro carbons, aka, sugary liquids. Any cheap soda would work. And you can buy some for as little as a dollar a gallon.

  • John b

    Said it runs on hydro carbons, aka, sugary liquids. Any cheap soda would work. And you can buy some for as little as a dollar a gallon.

  • John D

    John B., hydrocarbons means petroleum. The [car] engine still does need gas[oline] to operate.

  • John D

    John B., hydrocarbons means petroleum. The [car] engine still does need gas[oline] to operate.

  • I don’t see the Dew diligence here, folks.

  • I don’t see the Dew diligence here, folks.

  • Chris

    Scam. Plain and simple.

  • Chris

    Scam. Plain and simple.

    • Rjtech

      Mr Chris, it is really easy, plain and simply for you to say that It’s a Scam. But haven’t you tried to think of it if it’s possible? Mr Pantone, the inventor of this scam as you say, has obtained a patent for this and tried it on some engines (may be not in mountain dew concept but the principles. I’m sure the Patent Office will never waste their credibility issuing a patent to this invention if there is no possibility.

  • I am kinda confused. How is this even a good idea for long run? I am guessing it’s utilizing sugar from the soda but i think they already have technology for that??

  • I am kinda confused. How is this even a good idea for long run? I am guessing it’s utilizing sugar from the soda but i think they already have technology for that??

  • it’s not extra fuel being burned, it’s just extra matter expanding in the heat of the chamber. I CAN believe that this isn’t in widespread use, but I really wish it could be.

  • it’s not extra fuel being burned, it’s just extra matter expanding in the heat of the chamber. I CAN believe that this isn’t in widespread use, but I really wish it could be.

  • I don’t think Paul would be too popular with the oil companies.

  • I don’t think Paul would be too popular with the oil companies.

  • The Oil Industry

    He’s a dead man.

  • The Oil Industry

    He’s a dead man.

  • Aureon Kwolek

    A portion of the engine exhaust is piped to the “fuel” tank, where hot exhaust is bubbled through whatever the mixture of fuel, water and-or hydrocarbons is. From there, that vaporous mixture is passed across a vibrating rod which has a magnetic charge. The vibrating rod inside the fuel pipeline is surrounded by an outer pipeline, with the hot exhaust moving in the opposite direction to the bubbler.

    There is some kind of electromagnetic or mild plasma reaction taking place – that atomizes the “fuel” before it gets to the combustion chamber. Some of the water might be converted to hydrogen as well. In France, they take this seriously. Several researchers have perfected GEET and have converted hundreds of cars, trucks, tractors, gensets, bulldozers, you name it. It’s even taught in some of the colleges.

    This is some kind of fuel reformer. We have fuel reformers, that use concentrated heat reactions and expensive platinum or rhodium catalysts – reformers that strip the hydrogen out of just about any fuel, and if water is added to the fuel, they can also simultaneously strip half the hydrogen from the water. These have been suppressed, because much less actual fuel is consumed.

    The GEET is a fuel reformer you could build yourself with off the shelf parts. Plans are available. Hot exhaust, the magnetized vibrating rod, and directional forces reform the fuel-water mixture into a combustible vapor. This would lend itself to a high mileage, multi-fueled range-extender genset, for charging onboard plug-in hybrid batteries – Especially where a constant engine speed is maintained. By the way, this can also be done with home-made or domestic ethanol and water, totally independent of imported oil.

    According to inside sources, the best results came from using 25% Crude Oil, mixed with 75% Salt Water. The results were apparently off the charts, because when Paul Pantone made that discovery, he was being threatened not to release it to the public. It was instead, quietly leaked later-on by his inner circle.

  • Aureon Kwolek

    A portion of the engine exhaust is piped to the “fuel” tank, where hot exhaust is bubbled through whatever the mixture of fuel, water and-or hydrocarbons is. From there, that vaporous mixture is passed across a vibrating rod which has a magnetic charge. The vibrating rod inside the fuel pipeline is surrounded by an outer pipeline, with the hot exhaust moving in the opposite direction to the bubbler.

    There is some kind of electromagnetic or mild plasma reaction taking place – that atomizes the “fuel” before it gets to the combustion chamber. Some of the water might be converted to hydrogen as well. In France, they take this seriously. Several researchers have perfected GEET and have converted hundreds of cars, trucks, tractors, gensets, bulldozers, you name it. It’s even taught in some of the colleges.

    This is some kind of fuel reformer. We have fuel reformers, that use concentrated heat reactions and expensive platinum or rhodium catalysts – reformers that strip the hydrogen out of just about any fuel, and if water is added to the fuel, they can also simultaneously strip half the hydrogen from the water. These have been suppressed, because much less actual fuel is consumed.

    The GEET is a fuel reformer you could build yourself with off the shelf parts. Plans are available. Hot exhaust, the magnetized vibrating rod, and directional forces reform the fuel-water mixture into a combustible vapor. This would lend itself to a high mileage, multi-fueled range-extender genset, for charging onboard plug-in hybrid batteries – Especially where a constant engine speed is maintained. By the way, this can also be done with home-made or domestic ethanol and water, totally independent of imported oil.

    According to inside sources, the best results came from using 25% Crude Oil, mixed with 75% Salt Water. The results were apparently off the charts, because when Paul Pantone made that discovery, he was being threatened not to release it to the public. It was instead, quietly leaked later-on by his inner circle.

  • Dave

    With a lot of people not having enough clean water to drink, maybe we should work on using another natural resource for power that we DON’T need 8 glasses of every day.

  • Dave

    With a lot of people not having enough clean water to drink, maybe we should work on using another natural resource for power that we DON’T need 8 glasses of every day.

  • Chris

    Aureon: I call BS. Site your sources for “In France, they take this seriously”.

    “threatened not to release it to the public” is the hallmark of the conman. The simple fact is this is fake. All the shadowy conspiracy crap is just a distraction tactic.

  • Chris

    Aureon: I call BS. Site your sources for “In France, they take this seriously”.

    “threatened not to release it to the public” is the hallmark of the conman. The simple fact is this is fake. All the shadowy conspiracy crap is just a distraction tactic.

  • Aureon Kwolek

    France GEET:

    Search:

    jlnlabs.online.fr/bingofuel/pmcjlnen

    geocities.com/waterfuel111/water_plasma

    panacea-bocaf.org/geet

    quanthomme.free.fr/pantone/PageM_David

    jlnlabs.ifrance.com/jlnlabs/html/jlnfmpfr

    quanthomme.free.fr/qhsuite/Real2007SystPantone

    getalyric.com/listen/qMNCebzgCgg/geet_water_fuel_plasma_reactor_chamber_explained_part_1

    quanthomme.free.fr/energieencore/carnet17

    In 1974, two French inventors, Jean CHAMBRIN and Jack JOJON, had 2 patents on an engine that ran on 60% water and 40% ethanol.

    In 1989, in the U.S., mechanical engineer Phil Ratte and nuclear sub captain and engineer Herb Hansen had a Ford Pinto station wagon and a Mitsubishi sedan running on 2/3 water and 1/3 ethanol. It performed as good as gasoline.

    Of course there’s no conspiracy to threaten, incarcerate, and murder water fuel inventors. And there’s no actions being taken whatsoever to preserve existing energy monopolies. You’re totally correct on that. You wouldn’t know these things if you haven’t dug deep enough into the rabbit hole.

  • Aureon Kwolek

    France GEET:

    Search:

    jlnlabs.online.fr/bingofuel/pmcjlnen

    geocities.com/waterfuel111/water_plasma

    panacea-bocaf.org/geet

    quanthomme.free.fr/pantone/PageM_David

    jlnlabs.ifrance.com/jlnlabs/html/jlnfmpfr

    quanthomme.free.fr/qhsuite/Real2007SystPantone

    getalyric.com/listen/qMNCebzgCgg/geet_water_fuel_plasma_reactor_chamber_explained_part_1

    quanthomme.free.fr/energieencore/carnet17

    In 1974, two French inventors, Jean CHAMBRIN and Jack JOJON, had 2 patents on an engine that ran on 60% water and 40% ethanol.

    In 1989, in the U.S., mechanical engineer Phil Ratte and nuclear sub captain and engineer Herb Hansen had a Ford Pinto station wagon and a Mitsubishi sedan running on 2/3 water and 1/3 ethanol. It performed as good as gasoline.

    Of course there’s no conspiracy to threaten, incarcerate, and murder water fuel inventors. And there’s no actions being taken whatsoever to preserve existing energy monopolies. You’re totally correct on that. You wouldn’t know these things if you haven’t dug deep enough into the rabbit hole.

  • Let’s see it actually pull a load. Alot of these ideas are shown, but cannot actually do ‘work’.

  • Let’s see it actually pull a load. Alot of these ideas are shown, but cannot actually do ‘work’.

  • AK

    The MicroFueler “Grid Buster” is a 20% efficient small engine that runs on 50-50 ethanol-water, and it pulls the load of the genset, producing 23 kilowatts of electric power per gallon of ethanol. Ethanol optimized engines are over 40% efficient with torque on par with diesel. In a few years, all you’ll need is a small range extender engine that runs at constant speed. Or, reform ethanol-water onboard into hydrogen to run an 80% efficient fuel cell to charge your batteries.

  • AK

    The MicroFueler “Grid Buster” is a 20% efficient small engine that runs on 50-50 ethanol-water, and it pulls the load of the genset, producing 23 kilowatts of electric power per gallon of ethanol. Ethanol optimized engines are over 40% efficient with torque on par with diesel. In a few years, all you’ll need is a small range extender engine that runs at constant speed. Or, reform ethanol-water onboard into hydrogen to run an 80% efficient fuel cell to charge your batteries.

  • Carl P

    Finally, a good use for Mountain Dew!

  • Carl P

    Finally, a good use for Mountain Dew!

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  • Nick

    Does this actually improve the fuel efficency per gallon of gas? Also, isn’t Mountain Dew more expensive than gas? What are the emmissions like? And the TAN number on this fuel? Looks like there is potential but I’m not quite sure how it is benefical…

  • Nick

    Does this actually improve the fuel efficency per gallon of gas? Also, isn’t Mountain Dew more expensive than gas? What are the emmissions like? And the TAN number on this fuel? Looks like there is potential but I’m not quite sure how it is benefical…

  • Its “steam reforming” which is a cracking process used in the petroleum industry. With an engine, it absorbs much of the wasted heat energy that goes out with the exhaust. The energy is returned to the engine in the form of short molecule gases that have higher potential energy than the original longer chain hydrocarbon. The cracking process cracks the water content also. Google search “steam reforming” . Its the #1 method of hydrogen production in the world. Decades ago auto makers tested, proved and patented these type of fuel reformers for use in cars but they won’t sell a car with them, not even after NASA JPL engineers proved it works well in the 1970’s and not even after MIT proved it works well all over again using a plasma fuel reformer during the past 10 years. This man, Paul Pantone’s fuel reformer is the best I’ve seen because the plasma doesn’t require an external power supply. It builds electrostatic potential similar thunderclouds.

    • Wesley Savage

      Exactly, plus this one somehow manages to make its own plasma field during the temperature gradient between the hot exhaust and cooled water vapor/carburant vapor mix.

      I’ve seen too many of these things work and have working patents up the *ss.

    • Wesley Savage

      So you are correct Naresh Vasant this is a plasma enhanced steam reformer for fuel but Pantone’s version is a little bit simplified.

      This is simply a fuel reformer that recycles all the exhaust heat if you
      build it properly and tune it right then generates an endothermic
      electrostatic effect(similar to how thunderclouds do that) and plasma pinching(real scientific phenomena as well)
      because of the temperature gradient going on in the damned thing as well
      as the partial vacuum which allows these things to happen….

      The people called “Ecopra” in France sell them and they give Pantone praise for this simpler version of the invention.

      (Upcoming Theory because I hope to go to a college I could afford for Theology, Metaphysics, Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, Engineering and Physics so this is a possibility I’d like to do for physics research if I could attend to one)

      These things could possibly be tapping into energies that surround us due to the endothermic electrostatic effect….

  • Its “steam reforming” which is a cracking process used in the petroleum industry. With an engine, it absorbs much of the wasted heat energy that goes out with the exhaust. The energy is returned to the engine in the form of short molecule gases that have higher potential energy than the original longer chain hydrocarbon. The cracking process cracks the water content also. Google search “steam reforming” . Its the #1 method of hydrogen production in the world. Decades ago auto makers tested, proved and patented these type of fuel reformers for use in cars but they won’t sell a car with them, not even after NASA JPL engineers proved it works well in the 1970’s and not even after MIT proved it works well all over again using a plasma fuel reformer during the past 10 years. This man, Paul Pantone’s fuel reformer is the best I’ve seen because the plasma doesn’t require an external power supply. It builds electrostatic potential similar thunderclouds.

  • sickofscammers

    Paul Patone or Pantone whatever his name is, is a BIG FRAUD! Securities fraud that he did was to sell stock in his “company” which is not registered with the SEC. You have to be registered for real to sell stocks in a company so the stint in the funny farm was because of his paranoid delusions of grandeur that his “invention” works. Real conspiracies have real dead bodies! Let’s make Paul dead to prove that “they” are out to get him. If the big in control baddies were out there to get him. He’d be dead now and not continuing his scam out of state! DON’T BUY INTO HIS GEET GARBAGE! BUT IF YOU DO THEN YOU ARE JUST THE NEXT SUCKER BORN THAT MINUTE!

  • sickofscammers

    Paul Patone or Pantone whatever his name is, is a BIG FRAUD! Securities fraud that he did was to sell stock in his “company” which is not registered with the SEC. You have to be registered for real to sell stocks in a company so the stint in the funny farm was because of his paranoid delusions of grandeur that his “invention” works. Real conspiracies have real dead bodies! Let’s make Paul dead to prove that “they” are out to get him. If the big in control baddies were out there to get him. He’d be dead now and not continuing his scam out of state! DON’T BUY INTO HIS GEET GARBAGE! BUT IF YOU DO THEN YOU ARE JUST THE NEXT SUCKER BORN THAT MINUTE!

    • Wesley Savage

      Actually no he isn’t…

      This is simply a fuel reformer that recycles all the exhaust heat if you build it properly and tune it right then generates an endothermic electrostatic effect and plasma pinching(real scientific phenomena) because of the temperature gradient going on in the damned thing as well as the partial vacuum which allows these things to happen.

      ALL Pantone did was make a simplified version which is sold in France for GOD’S Sake..

  • JJ

    Why has gas2.0 posted this nonsense..

    Okay I am just a humble electronics engineer with an ancient education in physics. This does not pass the smell test, it looks like all the other quack water4gas scams out there. This GEET fello is often mentioned on alt energy sites like peswiki.com which also host articles that are half way similar to this site and the other half about such things as magnet motors, zero point energy, browns gas and an endless list of other phony technologies. Perpetual motion machines and other energy for nothing schemes are all over peswiki, thats why I removed it from my browser bar. I thought gas2.0 was much more rigorous.

    Also the last time I looked at soda drink contents list I thought they were almost entirely water with some sugars, flavors, and CO2 added. The sugar content would have almost no energy in it at all, enough maybe to feed insects.

  • JJ

    Why has gas2.0 posted this nonsense..

    Okay I am just a humble electronics engineer with an ancient education in physics. This does not pass the smell test, it looks like all the other quack water4gas scams out there. This GEET fello is often mentioned on alt energy sites like peswiki.com which also host articles that are half way similar to this site and the other half about such things as magnet motors, zero point energy, browns gas and an endless list of other phony technologies. Perpetual motion machines and other energy for nothing schemes are all over peswiki, thats why I removed it from my browser bar. I thought gas2.0 was much more rigorous.

    Also the last time I looked at soda drink contents list I thought they were almost entirely water with some sugars, flavors, and CO2 added. The sugar content would have almost no energy in it at all, enough maybe to feed insects.

  • Paul Pantone’s story is not a new one, look at “Al Cagiano” for instance. Almost the same idea of not injecting the petrol directly into the cylinder but first converting it into a gas, and he also ended up in jail and giving his planes away for free.

    If I make billions of dollars per year with petrol I would also consider spending a few million on protecting may business even if that means railroading a few inventors.

    Who is the sucker the one who is not afraid to try something new or the one who trusts the bs of the establishment.

  • Paul Pantone’s story is not a new one, look at “Al Cagiano” for instance. Almost the same idea of not injecting the petrol directly into the cylinder but first converting it into a gas, and he also ended up in jail and giving his planes away for free.

    If I make billions of dollars per year with petrol I would also consider spending a few million on protecting may business even if that means railroading a few inventors.

    Who is the sucker the one who is not afraid to try something new or the one who trusts the bs of the establishment.

  • It is really great that we these options are finally starting to come around. They were always there, but were kept away from the public.

  • It is really great that we these options are finally starting to come around. They were always there, but were kept away from the public.

  • hannah

    this is a very nice project and i think its amazinq that someone can power anything wit mountain dew that is really a work of art……NOT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA JK JK JK JK JK JK YEA ITS AMAZING 😀

  • hannah

    this is a very nice project and i think its amazinq that someone can power anything wit mountain dew that is really a work of art……NOT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA JK JK JK JK JK JK YEA ITS AMAZING 😀

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