|In the 1950's Hydrogen Peroxide rockets motors were a new technology being used by the US Navy to get their heavily
laden amphibious aircraft airborne. Once up and out of the water the aircraft would jettison the simple inexpensive
rockets to the oceans floors as waste. Aircraft that ordinarily
would take 5 -7 miles for take off could now get
up and out of the water in approximately one mile. Glenn
DeRosa was also born in the 50's, but it wasn't until 1990
that he decided that the old forgotten Navy technology was exactly what the electric automobiles of the future
needed to become practical in a world of global warming, increasing pollution and diminishing fossil fuel supply.
In 1989 while studying transportation futures, DeRosa was working with a team of rocket engineers to design and
build a special jump vehicle for a "Jump The Canyon" TV show featuring a British stunt team. It was then
that DeRosa learned about the power density of Hydrogen Peroxide as a rocket fuel.
He learned that there were
clean fuels and clean energy sources that may someday power a new generation of vehicles. DeRosa believed that
the future would require electric cars and cleaner transportation, he also believed that Americans would never
develop an appetite for electric cars with a low horse
power or limited range.
Throughout the 1990's, Glenn extensively studied Hydrogen
and other alternative fuel potentials. After learning that
could be made from water and solar energy, he decided that
H2O2 would be a suitable alternative fuel for the future of transportation
and began his research.
When Glenn first asked his rocket engineers if the Peroxide could be used to spin a generator to make electricity
on demand for electric cars, he was told that the fuel weighed too much and would probably cost too much as well.
Glenn then asked, "Would the energy conversion become more practical if a heavy flywheel was propelled with
short blasts from the rocket exhaust?" The reply was "Young
man, you may be on to something."
After several years of extensive research, development and alternative fuels studies, Glenn was convinced about
the practicality of a clean fueled hybrid electric vehicle system.
DeRosa applied for a US
patent of his
ideas, an "On
Board Power Regeneration System For Electrically Operated Vehicles."
Patent # 6,097,164 was issued to Glenn P. DeRosa August 1st, 2000.
The patented system can utilize a variety of fuels to automatically spin a flywheel style generator with spurts
of exhaust energy when the vehicle's batteries reach a preset level of depletion. The flywheel continues to spin
at a high speed, generating so much electricity that it has to be captured in
special capacitors before recharging the
DeRosa says "Large scale versions of my invention could power buildings, islands or even