In case any readers have not been impressed in previous years by Mark Goldes’ make-believe “Virtual Photon Flux” engine, his make-believe water-fueled “Collapsing Hydrogen Orbits” “fractional hydrogen” engine, his make-believe horn-powered tuning-rod “POWERGENIE” engine, or his make-believe single-heat-reservoir strictly ambient heat engine, please don’t imagine that Mr. Goldes has run out of fresh flimflam for your patient consideration. Goldes has recently begun to proclaim the advent of yet another make-believe engine: the amazing FUEL-FREE TURBINE!

Mark Goldes’ latest adventure in flimflam is to declare that a “FUEL-FREE TURBINE invented by a Russian scientist runs on atmospheric pressure.”

It turns out that Goldes is referring to a patent application filed by Boris Kondrashov in 2003 – and rejected by the Patent Office.

The very first sentence of Kondrashov’s Abstract alerts us to the fact that the proposed engine is ruled out by the Kelvin-Planck postulate and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Kondrashov says:

“The invention can be used for converting atmospheric energy and low-grade heat of environmental thermal energy sources, for example water of natural water reservoirs into mechanical work, high-grade heat and cold.”

And when we read the patent application, we find that actually the turbine does NOT run on atmospheric pressure – it requires compressed air. This is clearly indicated even in the article by Kondrashov posted by Goldes on his flimflam website. Kondrashov says:

“To create a sample of such an engine, you can use ready-made devices, such as a load-bearing element – a low-power turbine module turboshaft turbine engine, and to compress the air… any type of compressor…”

Kondrashov filed his patent application in 2003. No patent was awarded.

Mark Goldes assures us in his note prefacing Kondrashov’s article that “We understand the science behind this jet engine.” But since he incorrectly describes it as an engine powered by “atmospheric pressure” – which it certainly is not – in fact he shows that he doesn’t even understand that the engine requires a supply of compressed air in order to spin at all.

Although Kondrashov does pretend in some of his statements that the turbine will be powered by “atmospheric pressure,” in fact it is evident from his application that the proposed turbine is made to spin only by the use of compressed air.

In his patent application, Kondrashov states:

“To set the above engine in operation, it is necessary to create pressure of working medium (e.g. air) in pneumatic accumulator 18. The compressed air is fed through check valve 19 and/or 20.”

Thus, Kondrashov indicates that an external compressor must be used to fill the turbine’s compressed air tank before the turbine can be started. But he tries to pretend that once the turbine starts to spin, there will be no further reliance on the external compressor – the spinning turbine itself will compress the air that is making the turbine spin. So despite his own false description of the turbine as making use of “low-grade atmospheric energy,” what Kondrashov actually presents in his patent application is a perpetual motion machine in the form of a self-powered air compressor. This is probably the reason why no patent was awarded. It is exactly analogous to trying to use a generator to power a motor to spin the generator to power the motor to spin the generator. It doesn’t work.

The Patent Application Publication Number  of Kondrashov’s “fuelless jet engine” is 20070114330.



Additional Notes.

Here is the Patent Application that was filed ten years ago for Boris Kondrashov’s  perpetual air compressor, which Mark Goldes now calls a “FUEL-FREE TURBINE:”


The application was filed in 2003, and was not awarded any patent.

Let’s look at the application. Under “Claims 1″ we are told:

“…kinetic energy of the obtained joined jet mass is used for creating a moment of rotation on the power shaft, characterized in that the working medium is presented by external gaseous masses, which before being fed to the jet device for forming an active jet are compressed in a compressor to the calculated level of pressure sufficient for creating rarefaction in the adding device…”

Somewhere else Kondrashov says:

“To set the above engine in operation, it is necessary to create pressure of working medium (e.g. air) in pneumatic accumulator 18. The compressed air is fed through check valve 19 and/or 20. On the calculated pressure level being reached, valve 21 is switched in use, which provides a calculated duration of flowing of compressed air out of the jet nozzle with a preset periodicity.”

“…compressed gases instead of combustion products are used as the working medium…”

There are many other statements that make it plain that neither “atmospheric pressure” nor “atmospheric heat”  power the engine – despite Kondrashov’s claims, which are contradicted by his own description of the engine. In one section of the patent he mentions incorporating a heat pump, without ever describing or explaining what will power the heat pump. In other sections of the patent he seems to forget about the heat pump entirely.  With or without the heat pump, he is presenting the idea of a compressed-air powered air compressor which would compress its own air, once it got started. We are never going to see that happen. – Oh, but yes we are! Mark Goldes will demonstrate it “next year” – along with all of his other make-believe engines.