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You Can't Get Something Out Of Nothing, Or Can You?

07.12.20 11:10 PM By Mark Pym

According to experts, all over the world, you cannot create energy. The famous cartoonist Rude Golderg drew a perpetual energy cartoon machine in 1940 that could start itself, overcome all friction and still have enough power to do useful work. If only.  


Can you imagine what this would mean for the world. It would be huge, as such an invention would solve many of today’s problems. We would not need a wind turbine industry, as wind would not need to be used to generate new energy. The automotive industry would move to self-generating energy cars that didn’t need gasoline. 


Electric products would not need re-chargeable batteries, as the source of generating energy, would be built into the electric product itself. It would literally change everything.


Prior to the 2020 global Pandemic, Mark the Author of this article and Managing Director of Great Teams, was shopping in Waitrose and unusually wearing his Lotus jacket, having been a senior manager at Lotus, as part of the business turnaround team, following the disastrous five-car launch strategy in 2010.

Mark was approached by a wonderful gentleman called Ken Newson, who commented on his Lotus jacket. 

A conversation was struck up and both soon realised they had a lot in common and deep connections, as to the work they had been doing, all their lives.

Ken, is an amazing inventor with prior successes to his name and an established background as a time-served apprentice clockmaker and qualified engineer. 

He has lengthy post-qualification experience of working with world-class organisations – Rolls Royce Gas Turbines, Rover Gas Turbines, Honeywell in Turbines and Fluidics (in the UK and USA) and was a Director of his own company, Remek Fluidics. His latest innovation included this wonderful water clock.

Ken, is an amazing inventor with prior successes to his name and an established background as a time-served apprentice clockmaker and qualified engineer. 

He has lengthy post-qualification experience of working with world-class organisations – Rolls Royce Gas Turbines, Rover Gas Turbines, Honeywell in Turbines and Fluidics (in the UK and USA) and was a Director of his own company, Remek Fluidics. His latest innovation included this wonderful water clock.

Mark Pym, is a very experienced Human Resources and business Leader who has worked around engineers and innovators all his working life.

Above all else he is great at building winning teams, to get things done.



These Are Some Of Our Next Steps


What is now considered an iconic film, with the late Rube Goldberg in it, reiterated that you cannot get something out of nothing. Energy cannot be created or destroyed.

The underlying physics, made this impossible, was the established 1842, conservation of energy theory, of the physicist Julius Mayer. In fact, even the USA Patent Office in the 1950’s stopped taking patent applications for perpetual energy machines and products, as it was viewed as impossible.

But what if they are all wrong and you really can create energy?

Prototype Model

After, the initial meeting, what happened next, was one of the most incredible engineering demonstrations Mark had seen in his working career.

In a secret location, Ken demonstrated to Mark, a prototype model, he had been working on, both in his mind and practically, for decades. This model really can create energy and works through a series of rotating devices and weights, via a rack and pinions. The main reason why it is believed perpetual energy is impossible is due to gravity and friction. However, Ken’s model takes gravity out of the equation. In its working mode the speed can also be kept constant, so we receive continual energy. No additional energy source is required. Ken has effectively created energy. It has been a lifetimes work and now we need to bring this to market in order to change so many lives for the better.

So, this is where Mark comes back into the story, as Ken had suffered a serious illness in 1999, now needs help to bring, what we have termed, Alchemy Energy, to market.

To help us we are looking for Raving Fans, Sponsors and Investors, who really want to make a difference, in a sustainable way, to help our amazing planet and humanity.

In return we will keep you updated on the progress of Alchemy Energy and subject to non-disclosure agreements, we will invite you to our launch event. Coming soon pending the end of the outbreak of the Corona Virus.

A partnership and new team has been formed that, through Great Teams Innovation Hub, will raise the funding for the next steps which will include:

  •  Full test of Alchemy Energy, under lab test conditions
  • Full working prototype demonstration (launch date to be advised post Corona Virus pandemic)
  • Fund Raising (Sponsors/investors and possibly crowdfunding). We are looking for ethical investors only. 
  • Draft the patent and appoint a Patent Attorney to obtain the patent
  • Build a team to develop, promote and take this product to market
  • Partner with a leading Innovation Centre, such as the Cranfield Innovation Centre
  • Change the future and bring about a new Engineering Chapter

We look forward to keeping you updated on this new innovation and are really excited about the prospect of bringing Alchemy Energy to market.