New Brillouin Energy Patent

We’ve written several articles on Brillouin Energy and its founder, Robert Godes.  Based in Berkley, California, this company continues to make great progress with very little fanfare. Robert Godes has the industry’s most credible LENR theory, Dr. McKubre of SRI has stated Brillouin is the closest organization to commercializing an LENR product, and Godes has engineered an ingenious nickel-based wet and dry boiler system that drives the underlying physics of LENR.

“Robert {Godes} can hold his own again the top physicists in the industry, as well as chemical engineers and nuclear engineers, and he can blow them all away.” – Robert “Bob” George

The Godes-Brillouin Theory is based on a controlled electron capture reaction.  Hydrogen is loaded into a nickel matrix where an electronic pulse (Q-pulse) is passed through the system, resulting in a compressed lattice within the constrained system.  Mass is created and a proton is converted to a neutron, causing a tremendous loss of energy in the system.  Godes describes this process as a “nuclear freezer.”  Protium is converted to deuterium, deuterium is converted to tritium and tritium is converted to quatrium, resulting in a net energy out as the quatrium rapidly beta decays and Helium-4 and heat is released into the system.

Key to the Brillouin system is the use of proprietary electronics and controls designed by Robert Godes, an inventive electrical engineer.  Interestingly, a patent was recently issued to Brillouin Energy Corporation and published on January 7, 2014 for a high-speed gate switching system.  Referred to as a Gate Hyperdrive system, it reportedly improves the efficiency of any conventional electronically controlled electric motor, inverter or other power conditioning equipment by about 25%.

Abstract
Techniques for overcoming many of the speed limitations of switching a gated device while protecting the device from damage provide a dynamic driving voltage to the gate of the device being switched. This dynamic voltage provides a way to overcome the complex impedances between the drive point and the actual gate allowing faster switching speeds. This dynamic driving voltage is provided by starting with a fixed amount of charge at a higher initial potential. The fixed charge and voltage are chosen so as not to exceed the device’s specified maximum gate current or the device’s maximum voltage between the gate and the source (punch-through voltage).

Brillouin expects to develop a system that can return 10 watts of thermal energy for every 1 watt of input electrical energy.  If successful, this technology could be tremendously disruptive in the fossil fuels energy industry.

 

Guest Post from Janel Smietana

Janel Smietana, earned her medical degree graduating summa cum laude, and attended graduate school and undergraduate work at the University of Buffalo where she spent several years doing chemistry and biochemistry based research. She was the recipient of a an elite Merck index award for Organic Chemistry as well the Edward Curvish award for the highest achievement in medical biochemistry. He graduate work involved looking into DNA replication and cell cycle kinases. Dr. Smietana recently visited the office of Brillouin Energy in Berkley, California with an early investor.

The LENR phenomenon is interesting to ponder on many levels. Clearly there is evidence of excess heat in various Fleischmann Pons type experiments, but the lack of a credible theory and controllable experiment has dampened the industry as a whole. If the data from Brillouin experiments is correct, there is no way this excess heat can be explained through conventional chemical processes. Robert Godes is not your ordinary electrical engineer. He has an amazing grasp of physics, mechanics and chemistry and has the right kind of analytical brain to figure this out.

Brillouin Energy’s technology purports to convert the hydrogen in ordinary water to helium gas, a process that releases large amounts of useful heat. Their technology allows this to happen at temperatures and pressures compatible with current industrial and chemical practices. Brillouin is working with SRI International to commercially scale up its ‘Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR)’ in a wet and dry boiler system.

Janel Smietana can be followed on her Facebook and her blog.

E-Cat Technology Acquired by U.S. Investors

Industrial Heat LLC, a North Carolina company put out a press release today announcing they had acquired the rights to Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat, and were working on plans to commercialize the technology.

IH CEO JT Vaughn stated, “The world needs a new, clean and efficient energy source. Such a technology would raise the standard of living in developing countries and reduce the environmental impact of producing energy,”

The press release says that IH was exploring working with industries, universities and NGOs to help develop and spread the technology. Tom Darden, who co-founded Cherokee Investment Partners, a series of private equity funds specializing in cleaning up pollution, is a founding investor in Industrial Heat.

Vaughn, who is also a senior analyst at Cherokee, confirmed through a press release that IH has acquired the rights to Rossi’s LENR device after a committee of independent European scientists concluded after multiple days of testing at Rossi’s facilities that the device worked.

More can be read here.

Transparency at Brillouin Energy

More interesting videos from PESN and Sterling Allan have been posted from his visit to Brillouin Energy’s offices in Berkley, California and their research partner SRI International in Menlo Park. Brillouin touts itself as having more control of the reaction through a reliable understanding of the Controlled Electron Capture Process and its proprietary electronics.

Robert Godes, Robert “Bob” George, David Firshein, Mike McKubre and Francis L. Tanzella are featured.

 

BlackLight Power

It is put-up or shut-up time for Randy Mills and the nearly $100 million in capital he has raised from investors through the years.  A somewhat “public demonstration” of their technology is slated for January 28, which could have serious ramifications in the LENR community.

Our safe, non-polluting power-producing system catalytically converts the hydrogen of the H2O-based solid fuel into a non-polluting product, lower-energy state hydrogen called “Hydrino”, by allowing the electrons to fall to smaller radii around the nucleus. The energy release of H2O fuel, freely available in the humidity in the air, is one hundred times that of an equivalent amount of high-octane gasoline. The power is in the form of plasma, a supersonic expanding gaseous ionized physical state of the fuel comprising essentially positive ions and free electrons that can be converted directly to electricity using highly efficient magnetohydrodynamic converters. Simply replacing the consumed H2O regenerates the fuel. Using readily-available components, BlackLight has developed a system engineering design of an electric generator that is closed except for the addition of H2O fuel and generates ten million watts of electricity, enough to power ten thousand homes. Remarkably, the device is less than a cubic foot in volume. To protect its innovations and inventions, multiple worldwide patent applications have been filed on BlackLight’s proprietary technology.

This breakthrough transformational power technology can be witnessed in a live demonstration hosted by BlackLight of on January 28th at 11 AM. Details and updates will be posted at the company website (http://www.blacklightpower.com/). Those interested in attending can contact BlackLight to preregister for this limited availability event.

 

China in the News

China has been in the news recently as poising itself to be an innovator in the alternative energy sector.  As part of a policy shift, the Chinese government is implementing carbon trading, capping energy consumption, resource taxes, new emissions controls and regional coal consumption caps.

Internet rumors have Cherokee Investment Partners, with multiple Chinese connections, and their subsidiary Industrial Heat LLC, as the possible U.S. partner working with Andrea Rossi and his E-Cat technology.

Brillouin Energy, whom has a LENR patent in China, recently signed a licensing agreement with a firm in South Korea.  Perhaps the Pacific Rim and China are embracing the possibilities of LENR and may lead the way in developing this technology.

Duetron Importance in LENR Reactions

In an interesting paper by Magdi Ragheb, the author discusses the various mechanisms whereby deuteron disintegration in condensed matter through photonuclear and wave polarization reactions aid in the source of neutrons leading to the apparent transmutations being proffered as the source of anomalous heat in LENR events.

The author relies heavily on the Oppenheimer–Phillips process or strip reaction which is a type of deuteron-induced nuclear reaction. In this process the neutron half of an energetic deuteron (a stable isotope of hydrogen with one proton and one neutron) fuses with a target nucleus, transmuting the target to a heavier isotope while ejecting a proton.

The author discusses:

USA Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, SPAWAR experiment,
Widom-Larsen Theory,
Brillouin Energy, Controlled Electron Capture Reaction,
Andrea Rossi, E-catalyzer,
Defkalion Green Technology
Dr. Ragheb has a Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering/Computer Sciences and is an associate professor of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois.

 

Carbon Entanglement: Our Economic Crutch

The world is addicted to oil and at no point in history has this been more apparent and risky.  In a recent speech, the ECD Secretary General Angel Gurría warned oil and gas investors that an average 55 percent of pension fund portfolios are in high-carbon assets or sectors with major exposure to that sector.

In addition, he said, OECD governments make about $200 billion annually from oil and gas. Russia gets about $150 billion a year, or 28 percent of total government revenues, while OPEC countries revenues total $600 billion to $700 billion a year.

This “carbon entanglement” not only is a threat to the global economy but is a primary reason it is so difficult to move the world away from carbon, Gurría said.

Our high-carbon economical model cannot be sustained.  The Shale Revolution in the United States has created a lot of jobs and helped ween us of some foreign oil, but at the cost of further increasing our energy and economic dependence on oil.

We may still be several generations or more removed from a near carbon-free economy, but we are so vulnerable to the inevitable change.  When the reality of the commercial viability and scientific acceptance of LENR is upon us, it will be too late to reverse the economic devastation of the unprepared.