Gravity Assisted Power: A New Green Technology

Cuyahoga Falls, OH (MMD Newswire) September 1, 2010Gravitational Energy Corporation (GEC) introduces the Feltenberger Pendulum, a Gravity Assisted Power (GAP) machine. By using the force of gravity, this versatile GAP machine can be applied to the generation of electricity, drilling of wells, desalinization/filtration of water and so much more.

For its first application, Gravitational Energy Corporation is introducing a revolutionary easy-to-use, hand-operated water pump and filtration system that needs NO fuel or electricity, making it indispensible in the wake of natural disasters and struggling third world countries. In May of 2010, the first production model was sent to earthquake stricken Haiti. “We donated the pump with an Aquathin filtration unit to One-Life Missions Foundation.” says Art Drentlau, Sr. Vice President. “We were deeply moved by the images on TV and knew that our product could help thousands of people in need of safe drinking water.”

Bob Thompson, president of the One-Life Missions Foundation says, “We use the pump for 3 hours a day, and this provides enough drinking water for approximately 4,000 people. We hope to further leverage the power of this system by hooking up with our other NGO partners in Haiti to help thousands more.”

A public demonstration of the GAP Feltenberger Pendulum Pump will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Shady Bend Pavilion located at Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 2025 Munroe Falls Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. GEC will demonstrate this new GAP technology by allowing onlookers to operate the pump and process water through their system straight from the Cuyahoga River, once famous for catching on fire because of its excessive pollution.

With a burgeoning world population, the demand for safe drinking water is already one of our most critical global environmental problems. “Water wise, the world is in a state of crisis. More people die and suffer from the lack of access to safe drinking water and to basic sanitation, than from war.” Source; U.N.-Water and The United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation.

“I worked out the concept for our GAP technology over 40 years ago and spent the last six years getting to the production stage. I’m excited to see our first application making a difference in the daily lives of so many people in Haiti.” says Bruce Feltenberger, inventor/President/CEO of GEC.

The pendulum pump has 4 settings that adjust the volume and/or pressure of the water being pumped. “We can pump high volumes at low pressure, or lower volumes of water at high pressure.” says Matthew Butrick. “This higher pressure setting allows our pump to further purify water using a reverse osmosis filter system.”

The optional water filtration system supplied with the pendulum pump is manufactured by Aquathin Corporation; a global leader in the water filtration industry for over 30 years. This unique filter system known as AquaShield contains a patented anti-microbial membrane that kills harmful bacteria and viruses in the water without the need of costly chemical dosing systems or UV radiation. “We’re excited to be a strategic partner with GEC.”, says Alfred Lipshultz, founder and President of Aquathin Corporation. “GEC has developed a breakthrough technology that can help millions of people in disaster relief, 3rd world nations and militaries for drinking and irrigation in areas without readily available electrical supply. The Feltenberger Pendulum Pump is the only hand-operated pump I know of that allow our water filtration systems to operate fully to the capacity they were designed for.”

The Feltenberger Pendulum Pump equipped with an Aquathin filtration system is truly a unique and powerful setup. Its small size allows the unit to be quickly transported from site to site, and its easy hand-powered operation completely eliminates the need for fuel or electricity. The durable, rugged construction makes the complete system very inexpensive to maintain.

To learn more about this new technology and the upcoming public demonstration, contact Art Drentlau at 330-414-3835 or visit

Media Contact:
Art Drentlau, Sr. VP
Office: 330-920-6222
Cell: 330-414-3835

About the Author

Ellen Sheedy and Jeffrey Hunter

Ellen Sheedy is an associate at Perkins Coie, a full-service international law firm. Jeffrey Hunter is a partner at Perkins Coie, a full-service international law firm.

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