Zero Petroleum Readies to Launch Non-Fossil Aviation Fuel

Our Irish correspondent Aidan Sullivan brings us the following report on an upcoming clean fuel that’s a potential game changer, even though (or maybe because) it doesn’t try to challenge the laws of physics: British company, Zero Petroleum, is set to start production of its new synthetic fuel in June next. from its new plant […]

Review and Coverage of The Impossible Dream

Thanks to our guest contributor Aidan Sullivan for this summary of Barry Whyte’s new book, The Impossible Dream:   Journalist, Barry J  Whyte, has  turned out a remarkable book on Steorn, titled, The Impossible Dream.   Highlights include:   News that HephaHeat, a spin off from Steorn, is now dead. HephaHeat tried to sell pieces […]

Earth Engine Live Demo

Steorn remains dead, but another company called Inductance Energy has taken up their mantle. The similarities are many: a small company founded by an eccentric engineer creates a magnet motor, launches a slick website, and stages a live online demo. The biggest difference so far is that IE’s demo Earth Engine is successfully spinning. The website doesn’t offer […]

Update on Steorn’s spin-offs

Many thanks to guest writer Aidan Sullivan for the following update. With the liquidation of Steorn coming to an end, it seems that bits of the Steorn technology are to live on in three, if not four, succeeding ventures. The first of these is Hephaheat, spun out of Steorn some years before Steorn collapsed. It seems […]

Steorn assets on the auction block

Thanks to Aiden Sullivan for pointing out that Steorn’s assets are now up up for auction, here. Compared with the rooms full of scopes and testing equipment that have featured in Steorn’s videos, there are relatively few items for sale. Sixteen of the 26 available lots are comprised of engineering/testing equipment. There are seven lots […]

HephaHeat sputters along after boardroom shake-up

Steorn introduced its HephaHeat water heating technology back in 2011, and spun it off to a new company, also called HephaHeat, two years ago. Now HephaHeat has outlived Steorn, but its recent boardroom shuffle and fundraising difficulties don’t appear to bode well for its own future. According to an article published this week in Ireland’s […]

A visit to the former Steorn office

With Steorn’s assets set to be liquidated, but no sign of any public information about the liquidation schedule or process, it remains an open question whether the Steorn offices have yet been cleared out and what has become of the company’s property. Longtime reader and Dublin correspondent Aidan Sullivan sought to address these questions by […]

Steorn Liquidates

Ten years after introducing itself to the world with an ad in the economist that claimed they’d discovered a way to defy the laws of physics and provide unlimited free energy, Steorn has announced that they’ve laid off their staff, and are liquidating their assets and winding up the company. This was reported in today’s […]