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Martin Burger
Martin Burger is President, CEO and Founding Director of Blue Energy Canada Inc. Born of Cree heritage and raised in the Canadian sub-arctic, Martin worked as a diamond driller in the mining camps of Canada's far north to put himself through Civil Engineering, graduating with distinction from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He subsequently worked in engineering and construction management, building and commissioning major petrochemical projects and two mining operations in the Canadian north.Martin Burger is also an entrepreneur, having founded and developed a manufacturing company, a silver mine and Blue Energy Canada Inc. Influenced by the Denee elders who helped to raise him, Martin believes in the importance of creating a viable, environmentally sustainable future for children (including his own), and he is a leading advocate of the worldwide shift to renewable energies.

 


 

John Dash
John Dash received a Ph.D. in metallurgy from the Pennsylvania State University in 1966. He then joined the faculty of Portland State University, where he is currently Professor Emeritus in the physics department. He has five patents and more than 50 publications on metals, microscopy, and cold fusion, which he has studied since 1989.SUMMARY OF COLD FUSION RESEARCHBy electrolysis with thin palladium cathodes (25 to 350 micrometers thickness ) with a heavy water electrolyte, we have obtained excess heat commensurate with unexpected elements, believed to be transmutation byproducts, especially silver. Reproducibility is very good. Similar results have been obtained by electrolysis with titanium cathodes in a heavy water electrolyte, in which case excess heat is obtained along with vanadium and / or chromium.Since 1989, about 40 students have been trained in cold fusion research at Portland State University. Seven M.S. theses and two Ph.D. dissertations have been completed on this research. A demonstration of excess heat based on our experiment was performed by Portland-area high school students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the International Conference on Cold Fusion in August 2003. Since then, Italian high school students in Asti, Italy successfully replicated this demonstration in March 2004.

 


 

Jeane Manning, B.A.
New Energy Researcher/Author
Jeane Manning is author of The Coming Energy Revolution (Avery Publishing NY 1996) and Energie (Omega Verlag, Germany, 2002); and co-author of several other nonfiction books. She's published in five languages and has been interviewed by media on four continents. With honors B.A., Sociology, she's been a social worker, reporter, counsellor, publicist, radio commentator and newspaper editor.

Jeane served on boards for a New Energy institute and an ocean-energy company, and is on the board of a startup geothermal company as well as the New Energy Movement. Her research into nonconventional small-is-beautiful alternatives brought invitations to speak at conferences including Institute for New Energy (Denver); Climates of Change Congress (Victoria BC); Women & Sustainable Development (UBC); New Hydrogen Technologies (Switzerland 2001); and Innovative Energie-Technologien (Germany 2002).

 


 

Mark Comings
Mark Comings is a Physicist who has been working in the area of fundamental physics for over 20 years. He studied physics and mathematics at U.C. Berkeley and Caltech and has been involved in exploring and looking freshly at the foundations of physics through a number of innovative and elegant unconventional conceptual approaches.

His focus has been on the physics of space, time, light and energy. He has been actively involved in re-visioning these basic concepts in fundamental ways that resolve deep contradictions at the basis of our scientific conceptions of nature. He has been particularly interested in the nature of energy and has been involved in exploring and expanding ourunderstanding of energy at a theoretical level as well as investigating ways to reduce these new conceptual approaches to practice in a wide range of new technological applications particularly focused in the area of highefficiency clean energy generating technology.

He was recently a senior research scientist focusing on the research and development of new energy technology at the International Space Sciences Organization (now defunct) and is now working to support and encourage the development and increased integration into the existing technological infrastructure of a broad spectrum of clean and sustainable energy technologies.

 


 

Steven M. Greer, M.D.
Founder and Director of The Orion Project, Dr. Greer has worked for 17 years to bring together the scientists, inventors and leaders in society to advance new clean technology energy systems. He is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the strategic process of transforming our carbon-based civilization to a long-term sustainable civilization using innovative sciences and technology.

He is is widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on the subject of extraterrestrial intelligence and is the founder and international director of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI).

A lifetime member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the nation's most prestigious medical honor society, Dr. Greer is an emergency physician and former chairman of emergency medicine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Dr. Greer, as director of CSETI, has led research teams throughout the world. He has met with and provided briefings for senior members of government, military and intelligence operations in the United States and around the world, including senior CIA officials, Joint Chiefs of Staff, White House staff, senior members of Congress and congressional committees, senior United Nations leadership and diplomats, senior military officials in the United Kingdom and Europe and cabinet-level members of the Japanese government, among others, Dr. Greer has been seen and heard by millions world-wide on shows such as the Larry King Show, CBS, the BBC, NTV in Japan, "Sightings" and "Encounters" TV programs in the US , the Art Bell show, the Armstrong Williams radio show and dozens of other TV and Radio Programs.

He has addressed tens of thousands of people live at conferences and lectures around the world including the international convention of MENSA, the high IQ group, the Institute of Noetic Sciences Board of Directors, and the Sierra Club. He brings a unique combination of scientific knowledge, credibility , vision, humor and inspiration to his lectures.

 


 

Brian O'Leary, Ph.D.
Founder
Brian O'Leary received a Ph.D. in astronomy from UC Berkeley in 1967 and then served as a NASA scientist-astronaut and assistant professor of astronomy at Cornell. During the 1970s he taught technology assessment and energy policy at the UC Berkeley School of Law and Hampshire College, was special consultant for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, and was on the physics faculty at Princeton University. He has advised five presidential candidates on energy, space and science issues. From 1980 until the present, Dr. O'Leary co-founded the International Association for New Science and the Institute of New Energy, has authored many books, and given hundreds of seminars on the frontiers of science and energy.

Over the past decade, his main passion has been on investigating the potential of new energy, having co-convened two international conferences, visited numerous researchers, and written two books and founded the New Energy Movement.

 


 

Peter LaVaute
Ecolonomic Entrepreneur- Managing Member of Ecosense Solutions, LLC. Promoting and assisting the research, development and implementation of technologies and systems that are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and beneficial to general health. Agriculture, Construction materials and systems, transportation, Water Supply and Energy are the focus areas. He is currently organizing an Ecolonomic Commercialization Center to manufacture and market promising technologies that have 'proof of concept.'

 


 

Nick Cook
Nick Cook is an award-winning defense and aerospace journalist, who for the past 15 years has been Aviation Editor and Aerospace Consultant of the world-renowned trade publication Jane's Defense Weekly. Nick is a regular contributor to The Financial Times and has also written for numerous newspapers in the United Kingdom. His analysis was sought by UK, US and other world news media during the 1991 Gulf War and 1999 Kosovo conflict. In his 18 year career, he has visited the world's leading defense establishments and has gained access to numerous top secret military facilities and bases in the US and former Soviet Union. In addition, Cook's two hour documentary for the Discovery Channel, "Billion Dollar Secret," detailed for the first time the secret inner workings of America's classified weapons establishment.

 


 

Win Lambertson
Win is a ceramic engineer with a degree from North Carolina State, and a Masters Degree and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. WinÕs purpose in life has been to develop a mechanism for an alternative energy source. This source which he seeks to draw upon is called "free energy," and the procedure which he has developed is called the WIN method.

Astronomers have determined that 65% of the energy in the Universe is what is called "dark energy." This is also known as vacuum energy or zero-point energy - it is free, everywhere present and non-polluting. Physical efforts illustrating its presence are: The Casimir Effect, gravitation, and inertia.

Dr. Lambertson has been studying this energy source and evolving his WIN method for 32 years. This method is all solid state with no moving pans and is thought to be the lowest cost method being developed, He is now seeking funding for the design, manufacture and distribution of commercial energy collection devices.

 


 

Thomas Valone, Ph.D.
Thomas Valone, Ph.D. is the President of Integrity Research Institute and Editor of the well-respected Future Energy newsletter and Enews. He has authored 6 books and numerous scientific studies, articles and papers related to energy in all forms. He provides consultations on electrical product design and development, engineering testing, environmental and electromagnetic fields and energy, expert testimony and opinion, and meets regularly with congressional and senate leaders, briefing them on the latest energy developments. His views regarding energy-related matters have been featured on national media, including CNN.

In addition to his Ph.D. in General Engineering, Dr. Valone holds degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering. As a professor, he managed an Engineering department, taught courses, and designed physics and electronics curricula. He is the inventor of a number of high-tech instruments (many of which are still on the market today), directed R&D at Scott Aviation, and has done extensive work as a Patent Examiner. He was elected as Board member of the PTO Society in 1999.

Dr. Valone received the Marcel Vogel Service Award from the USPA, and several Certificates of Appreciation from the SUNYAB Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the American Physical Society (formerly), and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with the state of New York. Dr. Valone is also listed in the Who's Who of American Writers and Poets.

 


 

Kenneth M. Rauen
Ken is a chemist by education; an engineer and physicist by experience. He received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Detroit in 1978 and launched into the industrial workplace, working for Ford Motor Company at the Milan Plastics Plant where he made the transition from a chemist to being a hands-on engineer. Laser video disc manufacturing experience at Producers Color Service (pre-CD era in the early '80s) was a genuine engineering capacity that continued through many other positions over the years.

During this time, Ken flexed his creative muscles and cultivated an avocation of inventorship until Gene Mallove hired him for Cold Fusion Technology's New Energy Research Laboratory, making him a professional inventor. NERL lost funding in 2001 in part due to 911 (how ironic) and Gene laid Ken off in 2002 when the CFTI bank account for NERL ran dry.

Part of Ken's research into advanced thermodynamics was published by Infinite Energy after a mainstream physics journal refused to even give peer review of his experimental evidence of a Maxwell's Demon, a "violation" of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. US patent 6,698,200 B1 was issued to him in March of 2004, embodying this research in an engine design, tapping the heat of the environment as its heat source. Inadequate resources have prevented its construction to date.

Clean Energy, Inc., of Palo Alto, CA, hired Ken in January of 2004, where Ken is the sole employee working on the resurrection of the Papp engine, well-documented that it existed, for which its energy source is yet unknown.