Friday, November 20, 2009

The Clem Engine Reborn!


Back in the mid-1970s’, gifted inventor Richard Clem was working for the city of Dallas, operating heavy equipment when he noticed that a heated asphalt sprayer for paving streets would continue running for many minutes after the gas engine was turned off. This aroused his natural curiosity and from this, he designed and built a closed system engine that was purported to generate 350 HP and run itself. The engine weighed about 200 pounds and ran on cooking oil at temperatures of 300 F.. As the years have passed, we have accumulated slightly more information, such as the fact that he first tried engine oil but found it would break down too soon due to the high heat produced by the engine, so he used Mazola cooking oil which would operate over many months at the requisite +300 degrees F.. Roughly four years have passed with no new information coming in about the Clem engine until around Halloween of 2009.

Two introductory emails followed by a phone call from Jim Ray, President of Micro-Combustion, Inc., we have since exchanged many emails and he sent me about 25 documents of his company’s work with what he personally knew of working with Richard Clem and his famous engine and how he had taken it much further, building several working models, which were tested and validated by NASA and by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

KeelyNetIt was in 2005 that a NASA scientist and Jim Ray saw on the Internet the picture of the actual first engine and noticed it had a double chamber. As the president of Micro-Combustion he then figured out how to build this engine with the double chamber, but did not have sufficient funds or shop capability to complete or rebuild this design, instead concentrating on the physics and chemistry of the original engine.

Richard had claimed that it was perpetual motion but since there is no such thing Jim felt there was some unknown factor in the equation of the Laws of Physics. The company has now postulated a theory complying with these equations and Laws of Physics as to what made Richard’s engine run without air induction and/or combustion of any given amount or type of fuel.

Micro-Combustion, Inc. was formed in 1997 and privately funded to continue research on the engine, it has produced several hundred prototype versions that have resulted in an excellent understanding of what has now been identified as Cavitation Ignition Bubble Combustion (CIBC), and hence the likely ability to take this breakthrough technology to commercialization.

“The Cavitation-Ignition Bubble Combustion (CIBC) engine is a new discovery in green energy technology that holds the potential to replace fossil fuel altogether. The basic idea behind this new engine is simple but revolutionary:

it utilizes a small air bubble in a fluid (the fuel) as the combustion chamber to compress, ignite, and capture the energy (heat) released by the combustion of the fuel-air contents of the bubble.

The fuel also happens to be the working fluid, which drives the turbine blades to extract power. The CIBC engine can run on just about any liquid hydrocarbon fuel, including plant, mineral, or recycled oils.

Although the CIBC engine can operate on petroleum-based fuels, they are not required. Its ability to operate on alternative liquid fuels holds the potential, if fully realized, to transform the transportation sector by reducing or eliminating our nation’s reliance on domestic or imported petroleum-based fuels.”


No doubt you can see many correlations throughout history and today, Keely’s Molecular Dissociation and his Cavitation Engine, Schauberger’s Implosion Engine the Zokwendle, Griggs Hydrosonics and several more which adds that much more credence to this new Clem Engine understanding.

Imagine an engine the size of a basketball running your car, truck, boat, etc.. And it is scaleable, meaning the bigger it is the more power it produces so we could power trains, shipping freighters, even airplanes, but the best part is to hook it up to a generator and produce all the power for your home.

Finally we could get off the grid which would lead us toward the mythical ‘Autonomous Home’ where you generate all the power you need for heating, air conditioning, cooking, condensing water from the air and dissociating waste.

When such an engine is available and in use worldwide, what then of solar, wind, wave and other, in comparison, primitive forms of energy collection?

This rebirth of the Clem Engine in the form of the ‘Cavitation-Ignition Bubble Combustion (CIBC) Engine’ by the good folks at Micro-Combustion, Inc. is a major stepping stone on that path and I will do all I can to help them complete their work and get these amazing engines on the market. Visit the Micro-Combustion, Inc. website for additional fascinating details and company contact information. - Full 'Clem Reborn' Article on KeelyNet


  1. I believe the secret of the clem engine is head pressure going into the drum, and cavitaion of oil/air produce micro explosion in the chamber.

    This is one of my experiment on the clem engine.

    Tommey Reed

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