THE FIRST CONFERENCE ON FUTURE ENERGY, 5020 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 209, Beltsville MD 20705

President Valone introducing Dr. Paul Brown, winner of the "Integrity in Research Award". (IRI has posted in 2002 a special eulogy for his lifetime of service.)

The First International Conference on Future Energy (COFE), April 29-May 1, 1999, hosted by Integrity Research Institute (IRI), was a milestone for emerging energy technology. It was slightly ahead of its time, as revealed a few years later. Many of the COFE speakers were new to the future energy audience and people came from all over the world (Germany, Australia, Japan, Russia, etc.) to hear them. Attendance was about 150 total and organizer Tom Valone received a standing ovation at the banquet, after praises were offered from banquet speaker Mark Goldes.


COFE's first day started with Ken Shoulders who detailed his amazing charge cluster technology, proving with electron microscope slides that thousands of electrons repeatedly form powerful bundles. (For a complete COFE summary article, see Infinite Energy magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 26, p. 10. Dr. Paul Brown ( described his 25-year lifespan, betavoltaic battery invention and announced his photoremediation of nuclear waste technology in his workshop. Kent Robertson, from the American Wind Energy Association, gave an overview of the wind industry. David Wallman ( had a demonstration of his carbon-arc gasification of biomass solutions which calculations show is overunity**. Paul Pantone started up a few motors right in the hotel room with a retrofit "GEET" device ( that vaporizes and magnetizes the fuel, drastically reducing any emissions and retaining a very high percentage of oxygen in the exhaust. Dr. Peter Graneau then showed how his cold fog discovery is overunity by releasing chemical bond energy. Lastly, Thomas Valone explained the latest zero point energy findings promising a quantum free lunch. The next day, engineer David Hamilton centered on the advances in the DOE automotive research while Dave Goodwin talked about the NASA breakthrough physics propulsion conferences ( Bruce Perrault talked about several nuclear energy topics including his Perrault ( valve that uses polonium. Dr. Steven Greer ( talked about the suppression of advanced energy technology, buried in black projects, showing documents that were declassified in the past five years. Les Adam discussed a unique peroxide-powered, noncombustive helicopter and electric car design contest sponsored by his company AZ Industries ( Dr. Ed Storms talked about chemically assisted nuclear transmutation in its many forms (including biological), with references. Lastly, Dr. Thomas Van Flandern ( gave a presentation on the physics of gravity, with a possible energy conversion modality. Later, the banquet speaker, Mark Goldes amazed us with Room Temperature Superconductors, Inc. ( Videotapes or audiotapes are available for all plenary speakers except Goldes, as per his request.

Dammon & Wallman's

Carbon Arc Biomass Gasifier


On Saturday, Bob Rose explained fuel cells and their anticipated debut ( on the automotive market. Dr. George Miley, Dr. Bob Bass, Dr. Ed Storms and Dr. Gene Mallove ( discussed cold fusion developments in separate workshops. Dr. Paul LaViolette discussed his new book ( , Earth Under Fire. Frank Znidarsic gave a good overview of free energy. Jack Bitterly amazed the audience with the highest efficiency (88%) energy storage medium available today: magnetic bearing flywheels. Les Adam, Paul Pantone, Steven Greer, and David Wallman continued their lecture discussion. (Only audiotapes available for the two-hour workshops.)

COFE Review with photos.

COFE Abstracts.

COFE Speaker List.

The Proceedings of COFE is available as a 250-page book (8.5" x 11" softcover) and on CD.


The COFE CD-Proceedings has 250 pages of printable papers, as well as 20 hours of RealAudio lectures at no extra cost.
It is now packaged for FREE when purchasing the COFE book during this year.

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The wrongful dismissal arbitration case of IRI President, Thomas Valone, as a patent examiner from the US Patent Office in 1999 has finally been resolved in 2005! Read the complete Arbitrator's Decision (80-page html) for a fairly balanced biography of the case.

The Village Voice magazine carried a story entitled, "The Empire Strikes Back" by Erik Baard (4/10/2001), which reviews the effects of Drs. Park and Zimmerman interference with Dr. Randell Mills’ patent applications, and concludes with a review of COFE:

"Park and Zimmerman have certainly affected patent-office affairs before. Patent Examiner Tom Valone was invited by the State Department to organize an April 1999 Conference on Free Energy to explore alternatives to fossil fuels, many of which were controversial. Zimmerman told an American Physical Society gathering that Park asked him to put a stop to it. ‘The week before I was to start [at the State Department] Bob [Park] sends me an e-mail, in which he tells me in some detail about the Conference on Free Energy under the sponsorship of the Secretary of State's Open Forum. It says, "Pete, if you can't get that killed, what's the point of having you at the State Department?"’ The conference was evicted from the State Department auditorium and then from the Department of Commerce. Park says he then called ‘an investigative reporter’ who writes for Science, suggesting he look into the patent office. The reporter, APS physicist David Voss, wrote a scathing article in the magazine's May 21, 1999 issue describing Valone's personal interest in novel theories, while acknowledging he never approved patents with questionable backing. Nonetheless, Valone says the report contributed to his dismissal."

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