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November 22, 2006

Nikkogen

There's not a lot of real information about this Nikkogen product available. There's absolutely no detail of how their system actually works for example.

Despite that I'll go out on a limb here and state that in my opinion Nikkogen is a scam. A fraud. Don't get involved with it, don't try to work for them, don't try to sign a marketing agreement and most certainly don't try to provide them with any services or investment capital.

I will, of course, be absolutely delighted to withdraw such scurrilous allegations if the company would like to provide me with details of how their system works. Their current excuse is this:

Our technology is subject to a patent pending approval, we shall not, therefore, be providing a detailed description of our systems here.

Forgive me if I've got this wrong but doesn't filing a patent mean that you've already made public the information?

Further:

Nikkogen Limited (UK) announces the formation of a new company to promote a Zero-Emission Prime Mover System that can be used in conjunction with an electrical alternator to generate clean, carbon-free electricity.

The Zero-Emissions Prime Mover System does not rely on any carbon-based fuel such as coal, oil, or gas, thereby addressing a major concern for the electricity generation industry which traditionally is closely linked to carbon-based fuel and the resulting issues with climate change.
Company Director Ray Jenkins said:

"This new and exciting technology allows for large-Megawatt Zero-Emission power stations to be constructed to meet the increasing demand for clean, low-impact electricity.

Our Zero-Emission Prime Mover Systems have been designed to work with electrical alternators generating clean electricity 24 hours x 365 days a year.  With suitable electrical alternators, we can provide electrical outputs ranging from 40 Megawatts through to 240 Megawatts with almost zero ongoing running costs. A typical return on investment (ROI) if you purchase one or more of our Zero-Emission Power Stations is within two years.

Almost zero ongoing running costs? Pull the other one laddie.

Anyone who would like to spread this information by linking to this post with the anchor text 'Nikkogen' would be most welcome.

And a short note to Mr. Ray Jenkins who claims to be the Development Business Director of Nikkogen. Don't spam my blog comments Sonny.

Until you prove otherwise I'll continue to regard you as a fraudster out to rip off the innocent and unwary. And quite possibly, with a little help from a few friends, this post will be the number one result in Google for the name of your company.

Enjoy it Mr. Jenkins, enjoy your new found fame.

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Comments

I couldn't find a US or European patent application either, though perhaps they don't show up until later.

He's been promoting it here, but it doesn't say anything more

http://trib.com/articles/2006/11/18/news/wyoming/d889f78bfb583a4d872572280007f947.txt

Posted by: Matthew | Nov 22, 2006 5:56:26 PM

Linked.

Cheeky buggers.

Posted by: auntymarianne | Nov 22, 2006 6:10:39 PM

Done, but Tim? You might want to remove the link with Nikkogen as an anchor in your article, and instead link to it via another bit of the text, like the bit in the next paragraph that follow on from your second usage.

My understanding is that lots of pages linking here but you page linking out with the same anchor text will help them stay up just as much as it will you. But if'n you give it a different anchor text it may work. As the other Tim would put it, "spamming twunts"

Posted by: MatGB | Nov 22, 2006 10:54:42 PM

Sure to be rubbish, not worth rising to.

On the subject of real energy (and fun for pro-nuclear eurphobes and euronihilists ) here is a link

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=a572

Posted by: johnnybonk | Nov 22, 2006 11:21:04 PM

I think they're connected with Robertson Research - another bunch of Welsh crooks.

Posted by: Anon. | Nov 23, 2006 12:45:55 AM

At least according to the Patent Office (who sounded a bit dubious about the project, to say the least), if they've only just filed a patent application for their remarkable discovery, details won't need to be published for the next 12 to 18 months.

I, for one, will watch developments concerning their application with great interest, since I fear they may inadvertently have infringed my patents on a perpetual motion machine.

Posted by: Not Saussure | Nov 23, 2006 12:19:26 PM

In case the trackback fails - for some reason TB's from WP 2 to typepad aren't happening - this...

http://www.ministryoftruth.org.uk/2006/11/24/carbon-free-snake-oil/

Posted by: Unity | Nov 24, 2006 1:49:11 AM

Zero emissions prime mover for running an alternator?

My god! They've re-invented the water turbine!

Posted by: Sigivald | Dec 4, 2006 5:47:34 PM

Linked

Posted by: michaelbywater | Dec 5, 2006 1:46:55 AM