Sonora Aero ClubIn 1850 one sonora aero club member claimed to know a way to distill a green crystal from coal. Add water to and you generate a super light gas with incredible lifting ability. It was much more flammable than hydrogen and appears to be an unknown element below hydrogen on the atomic scale. This gas was used to fly very compact blimps. Charles A.A. Dellschau left several scetch books with designs of such blimps. Only a few people knew the secret and the recepe was eventually lost.
Louis EnrichtIn 1916, Louis Enricht invented a substitute for gasoline that can be manufactured for a penny a gallon. Enricht allowed reporters to inspect the empty gas tank of an automobile. The reporters also tasted the water that Enricht then poured into the tank. He added a green pill, started the car, and gave the reporters a ride around Farmingdale, Long Island. William Haskell, publisher of the Chicago Herald, investigated Enricht’s claims. He wrote:
"I examined the entire engine and tank. I even tasted the water before the mysterious green pill was dropped into the tank. Then I opened the petcock and examined the liquid, which now tasted like biter almonds. I also tasted the liquid at the carburator which was the same. I was amazed when the auto started. We drove it around the city without any trouble".
John AndrewsIn 1917, John Andrews converted fresh or salt water into a fuel with the same power as gasoline. The chemical costs were about 2 cents/gallon. Andrews demonstrate his invention at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where a motor boat was fitted with a dynamometer for the test. Commander Earl P. Jessup, who was Captain of the yard, said: "We gave Andrews a bucket of water drawn from the Navy Yard [fresh water] hydrant by one of the yard attaches. He got into his car with a gallon can which we inspected and found to be empty and a little satchel he carried with him. In about a minute he handed out the filled can which I personally carried to the open fuel tank. While pouring the liquid into the tank, Andrews held a lighted cigarette close to the liquid, which did not ignite. The engine caught just as quickly as it would have done with gasoline, and after a moment’s adjustment of the carburator, it settled down to its work, developing 75% of its rated horsepower". In a second test, Andrews was put in an empty room with no possible way to get rid of the bucket of salt water with which he had been supplied, except to empty it into his one-gallon gas can. Commander Jessup said: "In a minute he emerged with the can filled, and the engine again used it up, no difference being noted between the salt water and fresh. Besides myself, Rear Admiral G.E. Burd, the Industrial Manager of the yard, was present and with the precautions we had taken --- our own Navy engine, tank and carburator and our own men supplying the water --- there was no possibility of deception.
In 1996, at the Indian Institute of Technology (ITT), 30-years old Ramar Pillai demonstrated the conversion
of water to a hydrocarbon fuel by mixing it with a herbal formula.ITT chemist N. K. Jha stated: "It is incredible but true".
About two ounces of leaves and bark were boiled in a liter of water, cooled, and a small amount of salt, citric acid, and secret chemicals were added. About a pint of combustible liquid that smells and burns like kerosene was produced within 30 minutes. The National Chemical Laboratory (Pune, India) analyzed the substance and found it to be a pure hydrocarbon with a boiling point of 170° C. The new fuel is more efficient than gasoline, and produces no sulfur exhaust. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Petroleum further confirmed the reality of the process.