SEFE, Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB: SEFE) (the “Company”), a solutions-driven company developing products and technologies that improve worldwide access to basic resources, including energy, food and water, today announces the completion of a low-power corona discharge motor prototype at its headquarters in Boulder, Colo. This type of electrostatic motor is well suited for medium and high power applications, and represents an additional avenue the R&D team is pursuing for the conversion of atmospheric electricity.
The corona discharge motor employs a dielectric cylinder lined on the inside with thin metallic foil. The motor is surrounded by multiple alternating polarity corona discharge terminals that spray charge onto the dielectric surface when a high voltage is applied. The grounded poles of the motor serve as a current sink. Corona discharge enables the device to handle much higher DC currents than traditional electrostatic motors.
“Our prototype motor serves as a low power proof of concept for this type of electrostatic motor,” stated SEFE Director of Engineering Michael Hurowitz. “We’ll be working to increase the capabilities of these motors to handle much stronger currents as we move forward.”