Smart Education in Canada : Lambton College research project featured on National Geographic Channel’s Breakthrough series

A Lambton College research project is scheduled to make its North American debut next week on the National Geographic Channel.

The Atmospheric Vortex Engine (AVE) System is being featured during an energy segment for a new documentary series presented by National Geographic Channel and GE examining the technological revolutions defining our future. The innovative new series, titled Breakthrough, is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations are changing the world.

Back in May 2015, Lambton College hosted a film crew from National Geographic Channel who were on campus investigating the AVE System. The project has received widespread attention for its potential to produce vast quantities of carbon-free electricity at low cost. Conducted in partnership with inventor Louis Michaud, Chairman of AVEtec Energy Corporation, the AVE admits warm air into a circular area, causing the air to spin as it rises. This forms a small, anchored, tornado-like vortex with a diameter of 50 centimeters and a height of 40 meters, which is used to produce clean energy. The AVE is located outside Lambton College’s Polysar wing and is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Breakout Labs, founded by Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and one of Facebook’s first outside investors.

The six episode series debuted in early November on the National Geographic Channel. The episode featuring the Lambton College AVE project was directed by Hollywood producer Akiva Goldsman, known for movies such as I Am Legend and A Beautiful Mind.

The episode will air on Sunday, December 6 at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. Advance interview opportunities with AVE inventor Louis Michaud and Lambton College representatives will be available on Friday, December 4 at 10 a.m. at the Lambton College Suncor Sustainability Centre. Here is an interview with Louis Michaud promoting the episode:

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