MacRumors tipped readers to a new company with a very "1998 template looking" website called Eneco. Eneco is claiming that they have developed a chip that turns heat into energy. Certainly a revolutionary concept ... but nothing special. But the real claim to fame Eneco makes in the article below is that the chip has a 30% efficiency. Now, my understanding of physics/thermodynamics is very minimal but from what I know ... 30% is a bold claim and is nearly as efficient as high grade gasoline. If this were true, this would truly be the invention of the decade, if not the century as it would have many many applications such as more efficient automoblies. More importantly though, are the applications for increasing the efficiency of alternative fuel sources such as solar photovoltaic and bio fuels/ fuel cells.
Eneco is said to be in talks with Apple Computer about the technology.
Chip produces *energy from heat at 30% efficiency
Energy promises really scare me because it's the buzz word of the moment. Energy this ... Energy that. The energy and energy efficiency business is one of the most corrupt and questionable businesses out there ... if any of you are smart and know the full history of this website, you'll know how I know that first hand.