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December 20, 2008

Mtg: Personal Transportation and Energy Plan for the Millennium

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

MONDAY December 22, 2008
SCV Vehicular Technology
Speaker: Clay Maynard, Technology Consultant and SCV-VTS 2008 Chair
Time: Pizza and presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 for pizza/drinks
Place: Century 21 Conference/Training Room, second floor, 761 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

The presenter will discuss a more practical high-speed personal transportation and energy alternative to the T-Boone Pickens plan. Unlike the Pickens plan that would use relatively unreliable subsidized wind and solar energy for electricity in order to transfer natural gas to vehicle usage, the presenter will outline a plan that would use more-reliable and practical nuclear energy to generate electricity and to power personal transportation with an entirely new concept. The IEEE-GRID first published part of this concept in 1995 for a dinner presentation at a major hotel in Milpitas.? Raytheon expressed interest and sent two engineers to California to discuss the concept.? They built a working prototype, but the basic concept was changed significantly.? The prototype appeared on CNN and other major news channels and generated considerable interest, but when one of the projectâ??s key people died of a heart attack, so did the project.
The presenterâ??s concept has since appeared in various publications and discussed by national talk show hosts.

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