Convective Heat Engine #

Proposed Solution to Climate Change #

Transform the Desert

Overview #

The purpose of this website is to introduce a new technology called a Convective Heat Engine (CHE). This technology is in the conceptual stage of development.

Major benefits of the CHE:

  • Continuous high-volume fresh water supply anywhere in the world
  • Plant growth in arid regions of the planet
  • CO2 removal from the atmosphere in large quantities by sequestration via new forest growth in transformed deserts
  • Improved power generation efficiencies
  • Stabilised planetary temperatures

The CHE performs several functions, both directly through surface heat removal and power generation efficiency as well as indirectly by allowing plants to be grown in areas that have otherwise been unsuitable, such as a desert or areas prone to drought, due to the lack of an economically viable fresh water supply.

The CHE continuously moves Earth’s surface heat upwards through the atmosphere. As a result of this warm surface air being moved to a higher altitude, the moisture contained in it condenses as a result of the atmosphere cooling with altitude and so the CHE behaves like a continuously raining cumulonimbus cloud, formed and maintained in a series of vertical towers. The cold air flowing to the top of the tower provides a low temperature heat sink which can be used as an ultra-efficient cooling tower to improve power generation efficiency.

By continuously removing surface heat from the planet, improving power generation efficiency, and creating continuous rain from the CHE towers, it is now possible to begin to reverse Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Plan of Action #

The estimated capital cost of a working prototype greatly exceeds the means of the CHE team to demonstrate the functionality of the CHE and so we intend to enter the recently launched $100M X-Prize for Carbon Removal as sponsored by Elon Musk, which provides the ideal means to develop and showcase the Convective Heat Engine.

Thank you for taking the time to read our introduction to the Convective Heat Engine.

We invite you to learn more about the CHE.

If you have question please get in touch.