Dr. Randell Mills and his Blacklight Power have signed another customer for another 400 megawatts.  This announcement adds to the licenses of 8000 megawatts spread over five utilities and an independent power producer.  Two of the utilities are public companies and as a group the companies deliver a capacity of over 7,600 megawatts to about 985,000 customers.

The new customer is Akridge Energy a creature of John E. Akridge III who has also become a Blacklight stockholder.  Akridge currently serves consumers in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. areas.  Mr. Akridge plans to use Blacklight units in distributed scale power units at the company’s commercial real estate properties to its tenants and eventually back to the local grid.  It’s a plan that soaks up the electric utility revenue and moves it over to the landlord.  That sort of plan might make some utilities a little nervous.  It also would put pressure on plans for a smart grid.

The outstanding question, even after all the deals is, “does it work?” Assuming so, and there isn’t any reality testing to say Backlight doesn’t, puts to test a lot of physics opinion to revisit their assumptions.  But, the science community has been there before.

It was 1905 when Einstein had his miracle year coming up with six ideas that drove physics for a century.  Count 1905 as the year the special theory of relativity, the quantum theory of light, the special theory of relativity, the infamous E=MC2, the new method to count and determine the atoms or molecules in a space and the explanation of Brownian motion upset the contemporary cart.  Imagine coming up with, sorting out and writing the papers to explain all that in 12 short months.

Getting published was a miracle in itself by facing down the existing physics concepts.  It took until 1919 for the public press to notice that Einstein’s work had solidified with other work to become a revolution in science.  Two more years went by until the Nobel committee awarded its prize.  It took a very long time for the interested science community to get out of their old box and examine the “new box” that Einstein developed.

Einstein got there by thinking outside of the old box.  He provided a foundation for a 100-year rush of physics development.  He also knocked a bunch of Sir Isaac Newton’s work into the weeds.  These sorts of things bring resistance, human nature’s desire for security.  But today the world needs another security, providing energy and fuels, much more than a small community of physicists needs to hang on to the past.

The Blacklight power system can be explained as splitting water to make hydrogen2, which then splits to molecular hydrogen or simple atomic hydrogen. From that Blacklight gets plasma, light and those irritating or amazing (depending on your point of view) hydrinos.

The energy released comes in the form of heat, a lot of it, and nothing in the current lexicon of chemistry or physics explains all that energy.  Therein lies the sand in the gears.  This isn’t supposed to work.  It is even cheap, less than a quarter the cost of a low cost coal plant.

It seems to work, customers are signing up, and one could assume that one day a unit will go on line.  That will trigger a storm of controversy.  There are careers at stake, billions in grants and budgets and turf to protect.

Blacklight Plant Process Graphic. Click this link http://blacklightpower.com/introguide.shtml to go to Blacklight's page, scroll down to this image, click and then use the mouse to highlight the information.

Blacklight Plant Process Graphic

Click this link http://blacklightpower.com/introguide.shtml to go to Blacklight’s page, scroll down to this image, click and then use the mouse to highlight the information.

The conundrum comes from Dr. Mills explaining these “hydrinos” violate the basic laws of quantum physics – the rules of how atoms behave – and therefore can’t possibly exist.  Add to that a number of prominent scientists, including Nobel laureates; have criticized Dr. Mills’ theory.  Robert Park, a University of Maryland professor and spokesman for the American Physical Society which represents more than 40,000 physicists and their collective opinion has been crass been enough to cast doubt on Dr. Mills’ claims with true turf defending comments about the hydrinos and Dr. Mills with, “The physics that he uses is utter nonsense.”  It isn’t very diplomatic talk, but if the running units being installed prove Mill’s ideas, well . . .

All that quantum turf will need some new thinking, new grant money and career adjustments.  I would be a little careful condemning if I were a practicing physicist; after all, it won’t be the shrill voice of condemnation that will attract the new funding to figure Mill’s work out and come up with new theories and uses.

Blacklight seems to be moving along.  The uses of the hydrinos, which seem to be a “waste material” from the energy released, are a research topic at Blacklight.  Somewhere outside of easy view an engineering effort must be underway to build the licensed units.  Just how all this plays out will be fascinating.

In the meantime, the box breaker of all time, Albert Einstein, might be smiling.  Einstein’s life and career might stand as an endorsement for Dr. Mill’s work.  One thing is certain; the late Dr. Einstein would surely understand the road that Dr. Mills is traveling.


16 Comments so far

  1. Anonymous on August 3, 2009 3:55 AM

    I agree with having a very open mind as to whether or not Dr. Mill’s Blacklight Power will work.
    When I read Nicholas Moller abstract of his book with the heading “Irving Langmuir and Atomic Hydrogen” I realized there might well be considerable foundation in the work presented by Dr. Mills.
    Langmuir presented in his work using Tungsten as a catalyst the possibility to free energy in the form of heat and free Hydrogen. Langmuir got the Nobel prize in 1932.
    It seems that most people especially theoretical physicists are always very dogmatic and come with negative reasons why something can’t be done. They should rather be prepared to try to repeat BLP experiments as Professor David Jansson from Rowan University has done. All credit to his department.

  2. Matt on August 3, 2009 6:07 AM

    My great grandmother told me a story of how her family had the only electric lights in their town and people would come from miles around to watch her turn the porch light
    on at dusk. She said that people didn’t understand what electricity was but the flick of the switch convinced them that it worked, was real and very useful.

  3. Al Fin on August 3, 2009 9:12 AM

    Reports on the death and fossilization of physics appear to have been rather premature. In science the battle is always between the preservationists and the revolutionaries. Not all revolutions are for a good and true cause, but science should take a good look before passing final judgment.

    Here is another reason for believing that physics is not dead yet. If the electron can split into two constituent particles, perhaps H2 can be induced to split more readily to give up its energy?

  4. mmfiore on August 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    We are a group that is challenging the current paradigm in physics which is Quantum Mechanics and String Theory. There is a new Theory of Everything Breakthrough. It exposes the flaws in both Quantum Theory and String Theory. Please Help us set the physics community back on the right course and prove that Einstein was right! Visit our site The Theory of Super Relativity: http://www.superrelativity.org

  5. Mark Goldes on August 3, 2009 2:01 PM

    Chava Energy is also developing fractional Hydrogen technologies. The possible existence of fractional quantum states in the Hydrogen atom (f/H) has been debated since the advent of quantum theory in 1924, according to Ronald Bourgoin, a graduate student of the late Dr. Robert L. Carroll (a mathematical physicist who consulted with our group for 12 years). Dr. Carroll first described “inverse quantum states” in his 1976 book, and wrote a paper with that title in 1990, suggesting they would one day prove extremely important. Dr. Randell Mills, the founder of BlackLight Power Inc., claims there are 137 inverse principal quantum levels. Bourgoin showed the general wave equation predicts exactly that number.

    Mills has an extensive theory which is both impressive and controversial. He gave the name hydrinos to Hydrogen atoms with the electrons in a lower energy state. Chava uses the term f/H for the fractional hydrogen species, as opposed to hydrino, since we are not convinced that Mills’ theory accurately describes the same particle we are seeing below the Bohr orbital. Regardless of what fractional Hydrogen orbits are labeled, or prove to be in fact, they allow hundreds of times the power of Hydrogen combustion with oxygen, or used in a fuel cell. Using fractional Hydrogen, one barrel of water becomes the equivalent of hundreds of barrels of oil.

    The late Arie de Geus invented an entirely different energy production method that also utilized fractional quantum states of Hydrogen. His Patent entitled: Method and Apparatus for the Production of so called Fractional Hydrogen and Associated Production of Photon Energy, may describe the simplest possible f/H device, which could be called a plasma discharge tube. His invention involves a mixture of various simultaneously formed fractional states of Hydrogen that are claimed to be extremely stable. He claimed his work was proven in many laboratory experiments and independently verified.

    The Chava work with fractional quantum states, employing a completely different approach from Mills – has opened a path to a new concept called the Self Powered Internal Combustion Engine (SPICE). This is an evolution of successful experimental work done thirty years ago.

    This concept, when validated, will lead to a cost-competitive alternative to fossil fuels and nuclear power. Importantly, it can be sized perfectly for use in automotive applications – even utilizing a modified reciprocating engine, but with the ability to sell electricity to the grid when parked, and to supply pollution-free renewable power.

    This concept of an automobile that needs no fossil fuel or battery recharge has been a long-time ambition and vision for the ideal alternative energy application. En-route to that objective, improved hydrogen fuel mileage technology might be retrofit to existing vehicles.

  6. takechess on August 3, 2009 6:26 PM

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

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  8. Craig on August 13, 2009 10:48 AM

    I see that Rowan University announced they have again replicated the BLP power generation but this time they made the fuel themselves. Apparently, they have the steps for the experiment documented so any lab should be able to reproduce the results. That sounds like science to me. Now it is put up or shut up for both sides of the argument. If you simply state this is impossible and a hoax you are being unscientific now that a documented experiment exists. Prove it or disprove it using the experiment and data. I hope another university tries to replicate all the new claims of power, unexplainable compounds in the reactant material and reports their findings. That may get things buzzing..

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    Steve Christ

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