Marshall Hydrothermal Recovery System | Generating electricity, minerals & desalinated water from deep-sea volcanic vents

Crackpot? Maybe.

But this is the first credible sounding alternative to nuclear / coal / oil / wind / solar power generation that I can remember hearing about, well, ever.

In fact, it sounds more or less like a fancy version of geothermal power generation, which is already a reality in places like Iceland.

I’d love to see someone try to debunk this. Anything that sounds too good to be true has to have an Achilles heel, right?

It looks like the site is registered to a Bruce Marshall, a Santa Paula, California resident that was interviewed about the idea in a November 1, 2008 article in the Ventura County Star.

And it looks like applied for a patent on it in 2009, “METHOD FOR GENERATING, TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING POWER”: WIPO, FAQs.org, IP.com, etc. (Not sure how to find it on the actual US Patent office site, as all the search engine results go elsewhere.)

It wouldn’t be the first time a crackpot had managed to submit a patent application, of course. The halls of the patent office must be littered with recycled “free energy” contraptions. But this? Is this real deal?

Wouldn’t it be nice if it were?

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One thought on “Marshall Hydrothermal Recovery System | Generating electricity, minerals & desalinated water from deep-sea volcanic vents

  1. Thanks for your commentary. I am Bruce Marshall, inventor of and patent holder for the Marshall Hydrothermal Recovery System.The US patent has been granted but the number has not yet been issued. I expect that at any time.It is geothermal energy on steroids, and I can tell you that in four years not one person has questioned the basic physics of the system. It honestly can do nothing else but work. If the superheated fluid is captured in an insulated duct, what else can it do but stay hot and rise?I have no way to monitor any responses, so an email to me at bruce@marshallsystem.com is required for me to see them.

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