Dr. Randy Mills has renamed Black Light Power to Brilliant Light Power. Mills recently hosted a public demonstration of its SunCell technology in New Jersey. Brilliant’s power source is based on Mills’ Hydrino theory producing a purported high-energy black body light which can be used to power photovoltaic cells. Mills says he hopes to have cells testing in early 2017 and commercial production in late 2017. It must be noted, like many other LENR and alternative energy startups, Mills has in the past made many other pronouncements for commercialization which have not materialized.
Carl Page, brother of Larry Page (Google co-founder) and an entrepreneur in his own right, recently expounded his thoughts on LENR.
It is strange that LENR is neglected by the DOE, industry and the Pentagon. But no stranger than the history of nuclear power—if it weren’t for the leadership Admiral Rickover, and his personal friends in Congress, nuclear fission power for submarines and power plants would never have seen the light of day. The best endowed institutions rarely disrupt the status-quo.
Carl Page is on the board of Brillouin Energy, a California based firm working on LENR technology with SRI International.
Tokamak Energy, from Oxfordshire, believes that the third version of their compact, spherical tokamak reactor will be able to reach temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius by 2020. That’s seven times hotter than the center of the sun and the temperature necessary to achieve fusion.
Tokamak Energy says its technology would be similar in costs to a nuclear fission plant, but without any fissile material and with no risk of meltdown. The company’s CEO, David Kingham, believes it will be possible for his team to transfer energy to the grid by 2030.
Perhaps this is a bit self-serving, but if these statements are true, Tokamak reactors could challenge the current LENR projects vying for commercial success.
BERKELEY, CA, December 1, 2015 – Brillouin Energy Corp., developer of renewable energy technologies capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy (heat) based on controlled low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”), announced today that its Hydrogen Hot Tube (HHT) Boiler System reactor core modules, were the subject of a recently completed independent Technical Validation Report.
The 35-page Report was prepared as technical due diligence by Michael Halem, a third party technical investigator. The Technical Validation Report summarizes the investigation into Brillouin Energy’s HHT single tube core prototypes at Brillouin’s Berkeley laboratory and at its research partner SRI International. The results are drawn from a series of calibrated tests of both systems. Mr. Halem personally designed tests on the HHT systems and then directed the technical staff of Brillouin Energy and SRI to execute the test plans. The tests, in which 95 channels of data were recorded and then investigated, included multiple technical changes to validate the thermodynamic results.
In all cases, the results were consistent: the data demonstrate with very high confidence that the Brillouin Energy HHT prototype repeatedly produced lab-scale excess heat from LENR.
“I was given full access to the experiments,” said Mr. Halem. “I was able to confirm, with a high degree of confidence, excess energy output above chemical and likely due to a nuclear reaction.” The Technical Validation Report affirms that Brillouin Energy’s HHT technology “is scalable by assembling multiple HHT tubes” in a reactor system. The Report was peer reviewed by Mr. Halem’s technical colleague, Dr. Antoine Guillemin who holds his Masters in Nuclear Physics and Ph.D. in Building Physics. Brillouin Energy’s Technical Validation Report is available upon request to qualified interested parties under a customary non-disclosure agreement.
For further information, please contact:
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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. Brillouin Energy’s technology includes a proprietary method of electrical stimulation of nickel metal conductors using its unique Q-Pulse control system. The process stimulates the system to generate LENR reactions, which generates excess heat. The excess heat produced is a product of hydrogen and a nickel metal lattice. Other than the heat output, there are no (zero) toxic or CO2 emissions of any kind.
Brillouin Energy Corp. presented its groundbreaking thermal energy technology on Capitol Hill last week. Attendees included Members of Congress, congressional aides, federal government officials, industry representatives, and citizens’ groups concerned with the federal government’s progress on developing clean energy solutions.
“It was great to see that much interest in DC for a true safe green nuclear power technology,” commented Brillouin’s President and Chief Technology Officer, Robert Godes.
Attendees were able to learn about Brillouin’s prototype LENR reactors and hear from a number of speakers, including Dr. Michael McKubre of Stanford Research International (SRI). Brillouin and SRI have entered into a technology research agreement under which SRI is engaged in calibration testing and independent analysis of the Brillouin technology.
As Dr. McKubre noted in a report distributed at the event, “it is very clear that something on the order of four times (4x) and potentially more gain in power (and therefore ultimately energy) was achieved at an impressive and industrially significant operating temperature of around 640°C. To my knowledge this had not been achieved before in the LENR field. The fact that the Q pulse input is capable of triggering the excess power on and off is also highly significant.”
In addition, Dr. Banning Garrett, former Strategic Foresight Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, was also present and issued a report detailing the current status of the LENR field and credibility of Brillouin’s claims. As Dr. Garrett noted, “LENR power generation, if realized, has the potential to become one of the technologies for transformation of the global energy system.”
Brillouin’s breakthrough technology is now garnering national and international attention and the company looks forward to working with government and industry leaders to bring this technology to market.
Link to Press Release
Rickard Lundin and Hans Lidgren, two Swedish scientists, claim they may have found the source of excess energy in LENR, describing their theory in a paper called Nuclear Spallation and Neutron Capture Induced by Ponderomotive Wave Forcing (full length paper here) which will be presented on Friday, October 16, at the 11th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals, hosted by Airbus in Toulouse, France.
Their theory described ponderomotive forces at resonance frequencies excite neutrons from elements such as deuterium and lithium, and that these neutrons are then captured by a metallic matrix, resulting in a net energy release.
We demonstrate that nuclear energy may be derived from a two-stage process: 1) thermal neutron spallation induced by resonant Ponderomotive wave forcing, and 2) isotopic transmutations by thermal neutron capture of heavier elements. While the former (spallation) consumes energy, the latter (neutron capture) produces energy, the combined process leading to a net energy output. The combined process is here labeled Resonant Isotopic Transmutation of Nuclides, RIToN.
Article sourced by Mats Lewan’s Blog accessed here.
Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) gave an LENR presentation at a IEEE Meeting entitled “LENR Phenomena and Potential Applications” held on Sept. 23,2015 at Teradyne in North Reading, Massachusetts.
See the full presentation here.
The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project received a statement from an unnamed source at the Naval Research Labs regarding LENR research. The statement has been posted in full on the MFMPs Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/MartinFleischmannMemorialProject/posts/1051219568242075.
A prominent North Carolina investor is backing a new kind of fusion that operates at much lower temperatures than thought possible, which would make it easier to commercialize. So far the early results show promise.
Tom Darden is with Cherokee Investment Fund. Under the trade name, Industrial Heat LLC, his group has invested over $10 million in Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat technology which makes use of LENR.
Infinite Energy has posted a nice article on Brillouin Energy and its founder Robert Godes. Brillouin consistently demonstrates with its ongoing collaboration with SRI to be a leader in the LENR field and the pursuit of commercialization of their technology.
Fran Tanzella from SRI declares that SRI has interacted with Robert and the Brillouin team over the past three years and have come to believe that the early high-pressure “Wet Boiler” results were reproducible, controllable and significant. “I personally presented that work at ICCF17 because I believe it is real and important,” Tanzella says.
On August 25, 2015, Leonardo Corporation (Andrea Rossi) received a patent for a unique fluid heater. LENR theory is not specifically mentioned in it, but the fuel mixture of 50% Nickel powder with grain size 1nm to 100μm, 20% Elemental Lithium powder, and 30% Lithium Aluminum Hydride is disclosed.
The world waits to see if LENR and Rossi’s E-Cat and Hot-Cat technology will revolutionize our energy industries for the better.