From Darren Walker by email:
|Date:||Sunday – November 8, 2015|
|Guests:||David Yurth, Michael Smith|
In the first half of the program, Richard Syrett was joined by David G. Yurth, principal inventor and co-founder of Nova Institute of Technology, for a discussion on the Corona Discharge Gas Plasma Disassociation System: a compact, lightweight, low-cost energy efficient device that eradicates all exhaust fumes (related article). He explained that the breakthrough technology allows for the chemicals emitted from an internal combustion engine to be broken down at an elemental level and then re-combined into less harmful emissions. At a result, he said, “what you get out of the tail pipe is nanoparticulated carbon particles, water vapor, and elemental gasses.” Despite the revolutionary nature of this technology, he observed, it has yet to receive widespread publicity because of longstanding skepticism that such a transformative device can even be created.
“When you create a disruptive innovation, you declare war on everyone whose interest is threatened by your innovation,” Yurth said, regarding the challenge of getting the technology adopted by car companies and other industries. To that end, he specifically pointed to the ongoing agenda centered around a potential carbon emissions tax, which would be rendered obsolete due to his technology. Yurth also noted that, based on experience, the large auto manufacturers are so massive and insulated that just getting them to look at the technology is a challenge and, provided they do learn about it, there is a longstanding bias against ideas which did not originate from the industry. Nonetheless, Yurth plans to move ahead in the marketing of the technology and expects to begin obtaining investors around the middle of next year.