Much-scorned Steorn is refusing to admit defeat

The Irish technology company ridiculed in the world press for its promise of perpetual free energy is still developing products

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
25th January, 2015
Shaun McCarthy, founder and chief executive, Steorn Picture: Maura Hickey

In July 2007, the BBC described it as a prolonged self-deception, and the Economist said it was perpetual nonsense. Six years ago, Steorn was perhaps the most ridiculed company in the world, having promised perpetual free energy – in violation of the second fundamental law of thermodynamics – only for it to fail to produce worthwhile test data in a public demonstration in London in June 2009.

None of this, however, has shaken the faith of Steorn’s...

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