Stanley Meyer's Water Powered
Volkswagen Dune Buggy
demonstrates the water fuel cell in a car. Meyer claimed that he could run a
1.6 liter Volkswagen dune buggy on water instead of gasoline. He replaced
the spark plugs with "injectors" to spray a fine mist into the engine
cylinders, which he claimed were electrified at a resonant frequency. The
fuel cell would split water into hydrogen and oxygen gas, which would be
combusted back into water vapor in a conventional internal combustion engine
to produce net energy. Meyer demonstrated his vehicle for his city's local
station Action 6 News and estimated that only 22 gallons of water was
required to travel from Los Angeles to New York.
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In a news report on an Ohio TV station, Meyer demonstrated a dune buggy
which he claimed was powered by his water fuel cell. He estimated that only
22 US gallons of water were required to travel from Los Angeles to New York.
Furthermore, Meyer claimed to have replaced the spark plugs with "injectors"
which introduced a hydrogen/oxygen mixture into the engine cylinders. The
water was subjected to an electrical resonance that dissociated it into its
basic atomic make-up. The water fuel cell would split the water into
hydrogen and oxygen gas, which would then be combusted back into water vapor
in a conventional internal combustion engine to produce net energy.
Philip Ball, writing in academic journal Nature, characterized Meyer's
claims as pseudoscience, noting that "It's not easy to establish how Meyer's
car was meant to work, except that it involved a fuel cell that was able to
split water using less energy than was released by recombination of the
elements ... Crusaders against pseudoscience can rant and rave as much as
they like, but in the end they might as well accept that the myth of water
as a fuel is never going to go away."
There is no documented proof that the system produces enough hydrogen to run
an engine. To date, no peer review studies of Meyer's devices have been
published in the scientific literature. An article in journal Nature
described Meyer's claims as one more "water as fuel" myth.
Stanley Meyer's death
Stanley Meyer died suddenly on March 21, 1998 after dining at a restaurant.
An autopsy report by the Franklin County, Ohio coroner concluded that Meyer
had died of a cerebral aneurysm. Conspiracy theorists insist that he was
poisoned to suppress the technology, and that oil companies and the United
States government were involved in his death.