I'm picturing 'energy' here in the context of holding a physical ball of siphoned energy. What is a good verb to encapsulate the overall, general concept of turning, or processing that vibrant energy, into something else? 'Combust' has too much of a fiery feel. 'Transform' and 'process' feel a little vague and lacklustre: they don't quite capture the sense that we're dealing with energy as opposed to something a little less intense. Are there some more abstract verbs that readily capture this idea, or perhaps some more common ones I'm forgetting?
In an example sentence: "Joseph _____ the energy he had gathered into something new."