A booming segment of the Perpetual Motion Machine industry is capitalizing on the hype over the "Hydrogen Economy" with claims to produce Hydrogen for impossibly low cost.


John Yoka Indicted with Patrick Kelly

John Yoka has been indicted along with Patrick Kelly over United Fuel Cell Technologies, which was more popularly known as Genesis World Energy. This Trenton Times story will be online till December 2nd or so. Read it while you can.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Staff Writer
Bail was set at $100,000 yesterday for a California man who is accused of bilking investors out of $2.5 million in a scheme to turn water into fuel.

John Yoka and Patrick Kelly, his partner in United Fuel Cell Technology Inc., allegedly got about 500 people, mostly New Jersey residents, to invest in their company between 2000 and 2004, said Deputy Attorney General Patrick Flor.

A state grand jury indicted the pair in September on charges of conspiracy, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and securities fraud, said Flor.

Yoka lived his entire life in New Jersey before moving to Livermore, California about the time the UFCT share sales started.


Alternate Energy Files Most Hyperbolic Lawsuit Ever

OK, Alternate Energy Corporation vs Russell Rothman might not be the most hyperbolic suit ever, but it includes some extravagant claims such as:
Finally, the technology does not actually work. Rothman represented that by implementation of the technology, plaintiff could effectively produce Hydrogen gas. This representation was completely false, and known to be false by the defendant, as the technology does not and cannot produce Hydrogen gas.

Well maybe Rothman's process is not effective for some applications, and I've always complained that the cost claims AEC made for Rothman's process were incorrect. But it's goofy to make an unqualified claim that Rothman's process does not produce Hydrogen. Alternate Energy has several press releases discussing tests they ran using Rothman's process to produce Hydrogen, powering the Astris golf cart in 2003-09, and tested for purity by Maxxam Analytics, and performing well in flow rate tests in 2003-08. If the process does not and cannot produce Hydrogen, wouldn't the flow rate be zero?