Could this 110 year old technology produce a clean energy source and help eradicate fossil fuels?

In Plymouth mechanical engineer Paul Townley works away on a project aiming to make environmentally damaging energies redundant.

In Idaho in the US Jeremiah Ferwerda has the same goal. Together their aim is to recreate a mechanical technology invented by the Serbian genius Nikola Tesla.

Renowned Serbian-American inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer Tesla was responsible for many of the technologies we take for granted today including the alternating current (AC current) system. In 1909 he patented his Cold Steam Engine; such was the importance he placed on this technology he decided to patent it in numerous countries worldwide.

Unfortunately for Tesla his ground-breaking technology wasn’t adopted by the powerful industrialists of the day as they viewed it as something that would threaten their grip on the environmentally damaging, but highly profitable, fossil fuel-led industries they so successfully established. Tesla’s Cold Steam Engine produces a completely clean and safe form of energy with numerous important applications including:

  • Clean electricity with zero emissions
  • Clean and safe transport using propulsion
  • Clean water
  • Clean air conditioning
  • Clean heating
  • Clean and safe aviation using vacuum implosion which is safer than any jet turbine.

Upon discovering the long-lost patent Paul and Jeremiah set about recreating the Cold Steam Engine with the aim of making it a completely open source project with collaboration being encouraged. They are currently running a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of raising enough funds to produce working models of this technology.

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What is the energy source?

Nikola Tesla invented a cold steam implosion engine and a cold steam explosion engine in 1909. They are well known as a Tesla turbine and Tesla pump but massively misunderstood! The fact is both are capable of a four stroke cycle along an inwards (female) spiral path for the turbine and an outwards (male) spiral path for the pump. They are four stroke cycle engines that are powered by a phase change of water vapour in air causing implosions (female) in the turbine and explosions (male) in the pump. Either version delivers power / torque to the axle via the high viscosity of cold steam.

Wind mills, water wheels and solar panels can be replaced by Nikola Tesla’s most misunderstood invention which harnesses nature day and night, even when there is no wind, water or sun! Ambient heat energy can be harvested 24/7/365 from the atmosphere using Nikola Tesla’s cold steam engine which he postulated in 1900 and then patented in 21 different countries by 1913. Nikola Tesla didn’t patent any of his other inventions in as many countries as he did with the cold steam engine. In fact, 8 of the 21 counties it was his only patent. Japan, Australia and India are three of those 8 countries. 20 of the countries patents featured the turbine and pump together in one patent. Part numbers 1-29. In USA the patents were separated and this has caused some confusion. The British and Canadian patents came to light thanks to a great researcher called Bruce Perreault who obtained them from the British patent office and kindly put them into the internet public domain.

The British patents revealed new truths about Nikola Tesla’s work and how he developed this machine with aviation as the ultimate goal. His work from 1909 was pretty much dedicated to developing every component, instrument and safety device needed for what he saw as “the perfect flying machine”. It was his childhood dream!

Open source technology

Our work is open source which means it can be freely shared, copied, replicated and improved by anyone in the world.

We offer transparency and embrace collaborations. Many brains coming together with the same goal is superior to just a couple of guys with a vision for a better world.

Our work is published, transparent and copyrighted, which protects the work from being claimed by any individual or company anywhere in the world and most importantly keeps the designs in the public domain ready for anyone to use and improve.

The story so far

We have worked full time on the project for over a year. During that time we have built and tested around 20 prototypes to understand Nikola Tesla’s cold steam engine.

Many of these prototypes can be seen on our Youtube channels.

UK Youtube channel = Grav Inert

US Youtube channel = iEnergySupply

We would like the project to remain open source and for the benefit of everyone, rather than it getting shelved like many other technologies that could of furthered our human progression.

The reason this technology never made it to the mainstream in Nikola Tesla’s day is because his machine features an extremely simple design with one moving part and has no planned obsolescence built in. In fact quite the opposite, there are no parts to need servicing or repair.

Nikola Tesla let people believe it was a machine to be run from superheated steam knowing that one day, when the time was right, someone would figure out that cold steam has a much greater viscosity than water, can move easily at supersonic speeds and is a very safe fluid to work with.

Safety was of utmost importance to Nikola Tesla!

Inside Nikola Tesla’s cold steam engine it has no, pistons, vanes, blades or oil. It is frictionless and features atmospheric air bearings and a steel rotor keyed to a shaft.

We have found that the steel used for circular saw blades is an ideal material for the rotor and there are a number of steels suited to the axle.

The casing is best to be cast from aluminium and then mating faces machined flat.

Even the most novice mechanic could assemble and dissemble this engine.

UK & USA reaseach & development team

The whole world will benefit from the discoveries myself, Paul Townley (Plymouth, England) and Jeremiah Ferwerda (Idaho, USA) have made recreating the mechanical machines invented by the Serbian genius Nikola Tesla.

Paul Townley and Jeremiah Ferwerda

With your financial help we can speed up the process of building prototypes, making quality videos and publishing our test results to our youtube channels. Progressing this technology swiftly to a point of a system being available that is far more efficient and cheaper than a solar installation is less than 6 months away. We have worked out the design for Nikola Tesla’s twin implosion turbine used in his flying machine patents.

The engine needs to be manufactured from metal and with your help we can build and demonstrate flight in a way no one has seen before. We have also designed the mechanism to point the engine in the direction of travel to enable the aviator to choose the direction in which they wish to go.

With funding in place the first flight could take place on a small scale within a few months and on a larger scale soon after.

How quickly we make this happen depends on how quickly we get financial support.

What can this technology do?

Using the frictionless cold steam engine technology we can produce:

a) Clean electricity with zero emissions
b) Clean and safe transport using propulsion
c) Clean water
d) Clean air conditioning
e) Clean heating
f) Clean and safe aviation using vacuum implosion which is safer than any jet turbine.

With collective funding, this technology will swiftly be available at a low cost.

This goal will be easily be achieved by many people donating a small amount!

We will continue to keep the technology in the hands of the public!

Together we can swiftly create a better world!

Many thanks to all the people that have supported us so far in our quest!

Donate to the Cold Steam Engine technology fund here …

The above first published on in 2019.