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M2E Power Taps Into Everyday Motion To Charge Mobile Devices

August 26, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

M2E Power, Inc., a renewable energy design and development company, announced that it is moving forward with the development of an external charger for mobile devices. The company claims that its charger will be the first to harvest motion-producing electromagnetic fields, convert that motion into clean electric energy and store it for use on mobile devices.

M2E claims that the charger, the first of a number of micro and macro power developments, leverages the company’s patent-pending, physics-level innovations, fundamentally changing the renewable energy landscape by tapping the kinetic energy of everyday motion. For every six hours of cumulative motion (walking, driving, etc.), the M2E charger can generate between 30-60 minutes of talk time.

"Our technology boosts the efficiency of magnetic induction, leading to a series of key innovations that produce a dramatic increase in power generation within a small footprint," said David Rowe, President of M2E Power. "This significant leap in energy production allows us to comfortably serve a large, meaningful variety of electronics and accessories with an eco-friendly alternative. This includes offering our first commercial application – the world’s only external charger that generates its own electricity by converting the energy of normal everyday motion."

M2E states that its technology is based on a fundamental change in magnetic architecture within electronic devices. The change is said to allow for more efficient generation of electricity from subtle micro-motion. The technology is said to generate a significant increase in power over previous and current kinetic energy systems – between 300% and 700%. The company’s product development includes a combination of energy generation architecture integrated with energy storage (battery) components.

M2E’s current development is focused on prototypes for military applications and for commercial mobile electronic devices, including integrated power generation/storage solutions that will supplant existing batteries for mobile devices. Moreover, the company’s future roadmap includes development of automotive, wind and wave power applications as well as nanochip technology. The M2E technology originated with Department of Energy-funded research at the Idaho National Labs (INL), as inventor Eric Yarger and his team at the INL sought to ease the military’s battery dependence for mobile power, and offer soldiers a way to generate power as they move around.