XPRIZE Competition to Design Abundant Clean Energy Technology

Link to competition XPRIZE.

Can the way we generate energy be FUNDAMENTALLY transformed?

We believe the world will be much better if global clean energy generation is dramatically improved beyond current choices – and that’s why we’re developing this XPRIZE.

On a planet awash with energy, in a universe where all matter is made of immense amounts of energy (E=mc2), we find our society forced to make bad choices for most of our energy supply from a set of technologies as old as the transistor, not to mention fire.

There are countless reasons why we need new and better sources of energy, from climate change to pollution to poverty and more. The vast majority of mankind’s current energy use is coming from unsustainable and damaging sources. We need something better.

• Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) of various designs
• Energy generators sourcing energy from Ionosphere/Van Allen Belt/Vacuum
• Energy capture from gravity
• Energy capture from permanent magnets
• More hydrogen generated from water than predicted by chemistry
• Zero Point Energy
• Advanced solar technologies resulting in higher efficiency – eg., optical rectenna
• Reactionless generators and/or regenerative motors

Brillouin Energy Announces Breakthrough

Researchers at SRI International are reporting that they have successfully replicated “over unity” amounts of thermal energy (heat) for Brillouin Energy Corporation’s most advanced Isoperibolic (“IPB”) Hydrogen Hot Tube™ (HHT™) reactor test systems based on controlled low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”). Researchers at SRI conducted a series of third-party tests of Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT™ LENR reactor test systems from March to December 2016. Dr. Francis Tanzella, principal investigator and Manager of the Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Program, was assigned to SRI’s testing of Brillouin Energy’s LENR systems and conducted all of the third-party validation work.

In its Interim Progress Report, SRI summarizes its extensive testing of five identical Brillouin Energy metallic reactor cores, which produced the same over-unity controlled heat outputs, turning the reaction heat on and off repeatedly. “Brillouin Energy appears to have achieved its most groundbreaking test results to-date,” the Report states.

Data from the SRI International test runs show LENR heat outputs up to several watts were repeatedly produced from positive coefficients of performance (COPs) in the range of 1.2X to 1.45X. The Report continues that LENR heat being independently validated with positive COPs is significant: “The LENR coefficients of performance (COPs) may be considered low and small scale however, it would be a mistake to discount them, in light of the accuracy of their calorimetry, the consistent repeatability of their production, their controllability, and the reproducibility and refinement of their manufacturing techniques, specifications, and components, all leading to the same repeated results. Moreover, the transportability of the system is another remarkable achievement”.

“By using standard industrial manufacturing processes for our reactor test systems, we have identified an engineering pathway for manufacturing Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT™ reactor prototypes,” said Robert Godes, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Brillouin Energy Corp.

In 2017, Brillouin Energy will continue to work with SRI International in the testing process to help it to engineer and develop its IPB HHT™ reactor test systems, with the goal of evolving them towards LENR prototype equipment systems, which potentially may generate commercial scale LENR Heat on demand for industrially useful applications.

“We are on the cusp of a new era of cheap, abundant and reliable power from LENR technologies, at a time when the United States and many other countries are re-defining their commitments to mitigate the impacts from climate change,” said Robert W. George, Chief Executive Officer, Brillouin Energy.

Brillouin Energy’s LENR technology includes a proprietary method of electrical stimulation of nickel-metal conductors using its Q-Pulse™ control system. The process stimulates the system to produce LENR reactions, which generate excess heat and helium. The excess heat produced is a product of hydrogen and a nickel-metal catalyst. The Q-Pulse™ control system stimulation is the key to maintaining the reaction. Other than the heat output, there are no (zero) toxic or CO2 emissions of any kind.

The SRI Interim Progress Report summarizes all of the data and conclusions from SRI International’s nine months of testing of Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT™ LENR reactor systems. To view the Report, visit http://brillouinenergy.com/science/experimental-results/.

About Brillouin Energy:
Brillouin Energy is a clean-technology company based in Berkeley, California, which is developing, in collaboration with Stanford Research International (SRI), an ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technology that is capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy from LENR. For more on Brillouin Energy, please visit http://www.brillouinenergy.com.

About SRI International
SRI International (http://www.sri.com) creates world-changing solutions making people safer, healthier, and more productive. SRI, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, spin-off ventures and new product solutions.

How Close are We to Abundant Cheap Clean Energy from Low Energy, Lattice Enhanced, Nuclear Energy?

Carl Page, President and co-founder, Anthropocene Institute
Michael McKubre, SRI International
Robert Godes, President and Founder, Brillouin Energy Inc.

Projections – Outcomes in next 5 years

● Based on my observations of progress in the field, I’m expecting a device for home
heating to emerge in 2 years that outperforms a heat pump, economically. I expect
rapid growth of the industry because there will be few regulatory hurdles to
manufacturing them.
● I’m expecting a device replacing coal in a thermal power plant to be commercialized in
5 years. Deployment will be much faster than natural gas turbines have been because
it needs no gas supply.
● I’m expecting a consensus on a full theoretical understanding of LENR to be proven
soon after the government funded science institutions spend $100m wisely ($0.30
/American). Given the resistance, I can’t say when that will be.

C&EN: Cold Fusion Died 25 Years Ago, But The Research Lives On

The cover story for Chemical & Engineering News take a hard look at where LENR stands today and its roots in Cold Fusion’s apparent death in 1989.

“Why would anyone have continued research or scientific interest after 27 years on any topic that was reported to be a mistake?”

Melvin H. Miles, electrochemist

Bill Gates Reportedly Funds LENR Research at Texas Tech University

The sleuths at lenr-forum.com have uncovered some pretty convincing evidence Bill Gates aka William H. Gates III made a $6 million dollar donation to the Texas Tech Foundation “to be expended expeditiously and essentially entirely on research for the express purpose of … obviating the major extant technical ambiguities surrounding the set of phenomena in metal hydrides generally known as Anomalous Heat Effects (AHE).”

The name of the research entity is Seashore Research, LLC, headed up by Robert Duncan and assisted by Michael McKubre, formerly of SRI International.

While poorly redacted, the signature of the donor from Seattle, Washington appears to be that of William H. Gates III, when compared to his actual signature.

Bill Gates has been linked to LENR research before. During a trip to Italy he visited the national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA) where scientists have made significant progress towards a working design for low energy nuclear fusion using a palladium core. ENEA and Professor Vittorio Violante are earmarked for $550,000 in contract expenses.

In June of 2014, Gates wrote a blog titled “We need Energy Miracles” to stress the importance of new technologies like LENR.

Brillouin Energy Introduction Video

Entitled “Nature’s Own,” this video highlights the Brillouin Energy leadership and technology team in Berkely, California.

Brillouin_Energy_Corp_Intro_Video from Brillouin Energy on Vimeo.

Introducing Brillouin Energy, a clean-technology company located in Berkeley California, which is developing ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technologies capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy (heat). The company’s technologies are based on low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”), which it generates on a controlled basis in its uniquely designed reactors.

See more at: brillouinenergy.com

Brillioun Interview on Infowars

David Knight talks to Robert George of Brillouin Energy Corp, about LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reaction technology that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has said “could revolutionize energy production and storage…[and] produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for US forces since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power.”

Most of the comments on this video are misinformed, but Brillouin Energy, funded solely through angel investors and licensing deals, continues to be one of the most fascinating technology firms working to commercialize LENR.