Rowan University researchers professors K.V. Ramanujachary, Amos Mugweru, and Peter Jansson have released their report outlining the results of an off-site replication and independent testing of the new Blacklight power system. The team independently formulated and tested fuels that on demand generated energy greater than that of combustion at power levels of kilowatts using BLP’s proprietary solid-fuel chemistry.  The team reports a net energy gain of up to 6.5 times the maximum energy potential of the materials in the system from known chemical reactions.

In the joint statement they say, “In independent tests conducted over the past three months involving 10 solid fuels made by us from commercially available chemicals, our team of engineering and chemistry professors, staff, and students at Rowan University has independently and consistently generated energy in excesses ranging from 1.2 times to 6.5 times the maximum theoretical heat available through known chemical reactions.”

The nexus of the potential is the lower-energy states of hydrogen produced by the BlackLight process as latent energy released by the hydrogen atoms at over 200 times the energy required to extract hydrogen from water by electrolysis to produce the new hydrogen fuel which was consumed during the BlackLight Process.  That differential is the source of net power.

Dr. Randell Mills of BlackLight Power says, “The advanced version of the solid fuel is very efficient at liberating energy from forming hydrinos and requires essentially no energy to reverse the chemical product back into the initial fuel. Regeneration was achieved simply with heat. This is enabling of continuous generation of power using simplistic and efficient systems that use heat liberated by forming “hydrinos” to concurrently maintain regeneration. The system is closed except that only hydrogen consumed in forming hydrinos needs to be replaced.”  That could be taken to mean a little water is all that’s needed to feed the process.

Mills, understandably cheered up that the validation team has without Blacklight’s overseeing input managed to replicate the process says, “The observed energy gain and successful thermal regeneration of the solid fuel show the feasibility of using the solid fuel in a recycled manner as a replacement for fossil and nuclear fuels in power plants. These developments are anticipated to result in a significant decrease in the time to commercialization.”

It seems naysaying about Mill’s concepts and process might be a serious strategic mistake.  With the Rowan team’s inherent advantage from the earlier validation and now an independent verification Blacklight is saying in the press release that there is enough information on the Blacklight site that labs have access to information sufficient to replicate the results.  The best strategy might be to get up to speed as fast as possible and extend the innovation where possible.

Just to add to the naysayer’s worry is John Miller, a former president of Standard Oil, has been appointed to the Backlight Board of Directors.  Miller comments, “The successful development of new-generation chemistry and its simple thermal regeneration is a major historical step toward near-term, commercial hydrino power. Our recent execution of eight billion watts of commercial licensing agreements demonstrates that the power market is beginning to agree.”  Smart power generators might want to get up to speed and consider opening a relationship with Blacklight.  The early deals might be very advantageous.

The crux of the problem in the detractors view is the production of a previously unknown form of hydrogen.  Named “hydrinos” by Mills they’re explained as hydrogen atoms existing in lower-energy states.  The energy difference between normal hydrogen and the newly formed hydrino form of hydrogen is the source of the energy release.  Mills has gone to great lengths, both intellectually and with explanations to get his theory across. But right or wrong, the now nearly certain availability of useable energy puts a mute the detractors.  When another lab comes in with a successful replication it will make understanding and the experiments to prove the new explanations top priorities.  New careers are about to be made.  Just keep in mind; Mills and Blacklight are way down the path already.

But what about the hydrinos?  They are process waste materials, which as commercial installations operate are going to accumulate.  Blacklight is busily working on what to do with them and their comments are better than speculation.  Is there a way to return them to the higher energy state, and would that be worthwhile?  Industrial uses seem to be idealized creations as so very little of the hydrinos are available for tests.  They are also smaller than hydrogen so containment would pose obvious challenges.  Just emitting them to the atmosphere poses what risks vs. containment and use are yet to be discussed, explored or forecasted. Too much effort has been aimed at denouncing the physics and chemistry aspects.  It looks like whatever the applicable theory, or the implications from applying the theory, we better start thinking about the consequences be they problems or opportunities, beyond just a need for a source of power.

The key point in this is from the notation that “200 times the energy required to extract hydrogen from water by electrolysis” is an interesting expression of the energy yield.  ‘200 times’ is an incredible number that severely skews promulgation of energy potential calculations.  Power availability yields using this level of factoring opens a whole new perspective on the values of combinations involving other chemistries, carbon in particular that is hydrogen enriched.  Power generation looks to be coming to a certain turning point, but the hydrocarbon industry as well can expect a massive re-evaluation of its source of raw material.  Hydrogen cheap enough and carbon everywhere should lead new ideas on how to source and reform the H, C and O based materials used in modern life.

Much remains to be explored.  Hydrinos needs to be produced in volume and explored for their potential as well as a solid understanding of the risks they pose.  It’s possible if not probable that the risks will “form out of thin air” as the mass media and the human tendency to find fear in the unknown create risks real and imagined.  Its important now that leading labs get involved, validate and continue the development as fast as possible.


15 Comments so far

  1. russ on August 17, 2009 6:26 AM

    Hurry! Invest now – before it all comes crashing down!

    Some peer review isn’t it?

  2. Matt on August 17, 2009 6:55 AM

    “These experiments showing hydrogen spectral emissions below 80 nanometers, the previously known ground state” from the Rowan report.

    Clear evidence of a previously unknown state of hydrogen. Something is going on.

  3. russ on August 17, 2009 7:59 AM

    I can find single studies justifying just about anything no matter how silly on the net.

    How about proper peer review – still no guarantee but a bit better.

  4. Al Fin on August 17, 2009 9:09 AM

    It may be almost time for the big labs to take a look. New branches of physics don’t come along every day, if that is what we are seeing.

    A lot of science remains a closed book to humans, including dark matter and the beginning of the universe we know — along with almost everything else in the universe that we are ignorant of.

  5. Sq1 on August 18, 2009 6:13 PM

    The Rowan studies are not independent confirmations.

    1. The studies are funded by Blacklight.

    Contracts and Subcontracts –
    Blacklight Power, Inc. $ 70,835

    2. Jansson is a former employee of Blacklight who wrote his PhD thesis on hydrino’s.

    Title : Hydrocatalysis : a new energy paradigm for the 21st century / by Mark Jansson. Author : Jansson, Peter Mark. Call Number : Publisher : 1997.

    FYI, Blacklight Power has been going for 20 years and has burned through $60m in investor’s money so far.

  6. LenGould on August 26, 2009 10:40 AM

    Agree with Sq1. BlackLight has been in my hoaxes directory of my Favourites list for years, and I’ll need to see more independent verification and review before I’ll endore them. I would love to see it be true and hydrinos be harmless, but simply cannot believe it yet.

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  8. dissident on July 22, 2010 9:33 AM

    1 of Dr. Peter Jansson’s publications, dated May 1997, is titled HYDROCATALYSIS: A New Energy Paradigm for the 21st Century.

    On Blacklight’s site, they say,

    In 1991, Dr. Mills founded HydroCatalysis Power Corp. to pursue the development and ultimate commercialization of a new form of energy – the HydroCatalysis Process.

    They aren’t even hiding the collusion.

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