In light of an upcoming carbon tax, Josh the Gasfitter wants to help industry cut down on emissions
Josh “the gasfitter” Peever, has a really weird hobby – he modifies internal combustion engines to run on GEET fuel, such as gasoline and coffee. He first discovered GEET (an acronym for Global Environmental Energy Technology) when he was researching HHO (oxyhydrogen) gas and other water fuel theories. But while genuine water-based fuel sources are still considered “unproven,” the science behind GEET technology, however, seemed to be authentic as numerous GEET hobbyists on YouTube suggested.
Intrigued by the notion of an engine fuelled by kerosene and Coca-cola, as an example, Josh contacted Paul Pantone, the inventor of GEET, in 2013 and inquired about taking Pantone’s course and becoming a licensed GEET dealer for Canada.
Josh went down to Arizona where Pantone was living at the time and took the course along with two other guys. (Pantone offered classes every few months, so classes only had a few students per course.) There, the students were given a detailed manual which explained the science behind the GEET technology, and they got to retrofit a small engine from scratch so it would run on GEET gas.
After completing the course
Not only did Josh acquire the GEET dealership rights to Canada, Pantone was so impressed with Josh’s commitment to the technology, he sent him to Budapest, Hungary to teach it to a handful of engineers and hobbyists.
Europeans, as Josh discovered, have embraced GEET technology much easier than North Americans. A dark cloud seems to linger over the GEET brand due to the inventor’s troubled personal life rather than recognizing the merits of the technology itself. France, for example, has a helicopter that runs on GEET technology.
Being a gasfitter, Josh realizes he has the advanced skills needed to assemble the pipe-in-a-pipe unit (see below) that’s at the heart of a GEET-modified engine. He’s not a welder or mechanical engineer, but he sees the potential of the technology if the right team gets in the same room together: “They’d have this thing purring like nothing,” he promises.
While he’s waiting for the “right team” to come knocking, he anticipates a sizable market opening up for this technology once the carbon tax is implemented here in Alberta and elsewhere. For example, he knows that back in the 1970s when propane conversion kits for vehicles were all the rage, there were financial incentives and government rebates for those willing to adopt cleaner technology. Rebates for low-flow toilets are another recent example of governments rewarding those willing to “think green.”
Josh sees three areas of interest for the oil and gas industry in adopting GEET technology:
- Large diesel engines on rigs can be retrofitted with a GEET system to cut down on GHG emissions by 20–50 percent. Newer rig engines are already much cleaner burning due to natural gas, but emissions from older rig equipment would benefit greatly due to a GEET modification.
- If modifying a rig engine is not possible, a smaller GEET engine could be set up as a “slave” engine to the larger rig unit. The emissions from the diesel unit could be fed back into the slave GEET engine as fuel and burned off with next-to-no emissions.
- Tailings ponds water, or any other liquid byproduct of oil and gas extraction or development, can be used as a fuel source. Setting up a GEET reclamation system and allow idling engines to clean up sites would go a long way in rebranding the oilsands as not only adhering to environmental policies but most likely surpassing expectations.
As a filtering system, GEET also shows promise in cleaning up another type of contaminated material: radiation. Although not officially researched or documented, Josh distinctly remembers Pantone describing how heavy water (deuterium oxide: 2H2O) could be stripped of its radioactivity when put through a GEET system. If his claim is even remotely accurate, it could offer an entirely new way of cleaning up radioactive contamination.
As the licensed GEET dealer for Canada, Josh gets two or three email inquiries a month from all over the world asking about the technology. He offers a GEET workshop a couple of times a year and his next one is scheduled for the end of September when he expects two or three participants to attend. Josh structures his workshops so they’re half theory and half hands-on, so not only do they receive a copy of Pantone’s official GEET manual, they get their hands dirty as they strip down an engine (that they’ll bring themselves) and retrofit it with a GEET system.
Paul Pantone and GEET Gas
If you’ve never heard of GEET gas or Paul Pantone, you’re not alone. Although his invention is considered “fringe” by his critics, and has been glossed over by mainstream culture, there is a growing online community of supporters who firmly believe GEET technology is a realistic alternative to traditional fossil fuel energy.
GEET is an acronym for Global Environmental Energy Technology and is patented by Pantone as a multi-fuels processor. Mechanical engineers would call it a Self Induced Plasma Generator, but Pantone himself simply called it a device to reduce emissions while improving fuel efficiency.
The device allows for a range of mixed liquids to be burned in any internal combustion engine, such as crude oil, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, water, tea, or coffee. Pantone even managed to get an engine running on a mixture that was 80% water.
Even more remarkable than its fuel compatibility is the purity of its emissions. During one demonstration in 1994, the exhaust from a GEET engine running on crude oil and salt water emitted zero hydrocarbons (i.e., CO and CO2) but had more oxygen content than the ambient air. Some even claim certain mixtures had exhaust which smelled like fresh flowers!
It seemed that Pantone had developed a miracle device which promised significantly improved fuel efficiency for consumers and an emissions signature that left no carbon footprint. It also seemed, however, he was attracting the attention of some big players who felt threatened by his patented technology.
On several occasions, attempts were made to bully Pantone into selling his patent, but each time he refused to sell because of his assertion that the technology should be used to help all humanity. Frustrated at Pantone’s stubborness, his “conspirators” took him to court and argued that he was legally insane because he turned down millions of dollars and that he believed a car could run on mostly water.
Eventually, the Utah Attorney General’s office investigated him for rumoured “securities fraud” and through a series of questionable legal maneuvers, had him admitted to a state mental hospital.
During that period of incarceration, according to Pantone, he was tortured (such as having his teeth drilled out) and repeatedly pressured into signing over his patent to make him “go away.”
Upon his release in 2005, he endured further harassment from law enforcement who allegedly were fed bogus stories about “unspeakable acts” he had committed. Eventually, Pantone realized he couldn’t bring his technology to market himself, so he taught courses and sold licenses to anyone interested in wanting to apply this technology however they wanted.
Pantone died in December 2015 in Arizona. His two sons continue to operate the business and are tireless advocates for a GEET revolution.
In this footage taken by Josh Peever in 2013, Paul Pantone demonstrates the unusual north-south signature of a plasma rod after it was removed from a GEET unit for inspection.