Off the view for all but niche energy and some finance people BlackLight Power is coming into being for production of power and other uses for the hydrogen the BlackLight process changes into a hydrino while releasing heat energy.

Over the past two years considerable progress has been made both in the development of “fuel” if the compound can be called such and the recruitment of customers.  On the customer front Dr. Randell Mills is reporting on December 1st, 2009 that six utilities have licensed for 8,000 MW of power production.  Stay cool, the report by Dr. Mills is available at a Wall Street Webcasting hosted by no less than FBR Capital Markets. FBR is in the top ten of international investment managers, so the due diligence if done, would be pretty good.  Most anyone in that market after the 2008 meltdown and the Madoff scam is surely tightened up the research and diligence to keep the existent facts in view.  Or one can hope.  Perhaps the doubters will get fully passed by next year when the validation prototype units are built.

Meanwhile – on the fuel front Dr. Mills is offering more insight on the inputs.  During the webcast he’s saying in effect that the fuel, or the media more appropriately, is combined with sodium to form sodium hydride (NaH) and other commercially available chemicals to make a solid fuel.  When heated to the range of boiling water a catalyst, with the implication that the catalyst makes up part of the solid fuel, reacts forming the hydrino.  This is said to release a substantial amount of energy in the form of heat.  The heat in its turn then can be used as any other heat source such as making steam, space heating or industrial process use.

BlackLight Catalyst System Diagram. Click image for the largest view.

BlackLight Catalyst System Diagram. Click image for the largest view.

The loads are the operational costs that Dr. Mills suggests would be a few percent and the hydrogen formation, another two percent or so.  The implication is that some 95% of the reaction’s energy can be put to work.  With the base raw material just water, and not a huge amount at that, the costs to generate power are going to be on the very low side.  Dr. Mills says that engineering firms are already looking into costs and construction details, and the thinking is that the plant capital costs are going to come in between the price of natural gas fired and coal fired – two of the very lowest capital investment choices utilities can make.

The waste material is hydrinos.  Just how much of that humanity chooses to allow into the atmosphere for getting swept off into space is yet to be asked.  Dr. Mills offers that hydrinos themselves will have economic use and barely implies that the hydrino state can be reversed.  Those two points need considered.  The effects of hydrinos in the air are not addressed at all, and the waste stream if problem free and allowed to be an atmospheric effluent would soon be swept away by the solar wind.  The process would over a long time “de mass” the planet.  It seems a shame to think the free hydrogen that’s being used to become a hydrino has no value.  The effluent premise can’t last for long.

The webcast runs some 24:30 with 21 slides that are on the page as well.  No queuing takes place, so you’ll need to sort of hop back and forth to keep things timed and perhaps use the change size button to get them legible.  It’s a worthwhile listen.  FBR is saying the webcast will stay up for 90 days, about until March 1st, 2010. Take note, a registration is required and you’ll need to find the link in the lower left of the chart of presentations.

Dr. Mills is making it very hard to deny, naysay, or doubt.  One doesn’t get the feeling its even some plot to fraud.  As FBR points out, the company is private – no one that isn’t deeply informed is on board. The risk seems to be the customers’ upfront fee, which Dr. Mills hints that for early adopters might be missing.  That kind of points to utilities and their ratepayers not in negotiations early getting a zinger later on.  But the license is priced at 1¢ ($0.01) per kilowatt-hour produced.  That plus the capital cost, the reality that the lost raw material is hydrogen from water spilt onsite and the plant to grid cost, BlackLight is going to be just about the lowest cost electrical power generation leader.

One has to admire Dr. Mills for his forethought in the pricing of licenses.  A very low per unit of production fee vastly speeds installations and inhibit competitors.  There might come a day when the BlackLight finance mind realizes that even the one cent rate could be cut in half again.  Cheap power is its own kind of “Stimulus Plan” that Dr. Mills can offer the world.  Once a unit is operating – the rush of demand could be massive.

Should the preliminary estimates work out on the technology a new low cost power generation floor would be set.  The potential is staggering as Dr. Mills points out in the webcast.  In addition a lot of infrastructure work would be unnecessary such as gas lines and rail spurs.  There seems to be no reason that facilities could not replace existing plants and be added in smaller sizes along the grid as needed saving huge amounts of grid investments for upgrading.

The world’s national economies need cheap energy and fuels to grow.  Anytime a cost rises, some other cost must be reduced to maintain prices, competitiveness and employment. Whether its fuels, electrical power, taxes or inflation – rising prices anchor an economy down, slowing or stopping progress.

Should Dr. Mills’ creativity, insight and innovation work out, he might be the most noteworthy person in decades.  Good luck, Doc.

Let’s offer a mighty nice hat tip to Brian Wang and his NextBigFuture blog for spotting the webcast.


19 Comments so far

  1. Mark Goldes on December 14, 2009 1:31 AM

    Randell Mills is to be congratulated for his achievement and persistence.

    Chava is also developing fractional Hydrogen systems. We call this ECHO – Energy from Collapsing Hydrogen Orbits.

    Our work centers on using ECHO to power engines. The eventual goal is a SPICE – Self Powered Internal Combustion Engine.

    An early prototype miniSPICE is designed to use a small engine as the core, to replace a typical home furnace fueled by the usual quantities of natural gas. It is expected to need instead perhaps 200 watts of electricity.

    Hybrid engines fueled by ECHO may need only one gallon of water as fuel for each 1,000 miles of driving.

    Hybrid cars and trucks with a SPICE can become power plants when parked, selling power to the local utility. No wires required.

    Such vehicles may very well pay for themselves over time.

    ECHO and SPICE open a door to revival of the auto industry and the economy.

  2. Resume Research on December 14, 2009 5:21 AM

    Great information!

    I enjoyed reading this very much. Thank you! I look forward to reading the other parts of your blog.

  3. Matt on December 14, 2009 6:50 AM

    I am open minded. I won’t deny something exists just because I cannot explain it.

    The only problem is – it seems like Black Light is removing energy from a closed loop system and the system continues to function.

    I sure hope it’s for real.


  4. russ on December 14, 2009 8:04 AM

    An excerpt from a saved file İ have on Bşacklight –

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

    Love to see it happen also but maybe it is time for more than chatter from them?

  5. jp straley on December 15, 2009 8:24 AM

    Is BL a heat engine? Does anyone have an estimate of the Carnot efficiency?

    JP Straley

  6. Zato on December 15, 2009 12:44 PM

    Thanks for the great writeup. It’s nice to see someone with a scientifically-trained mind and skeptical eye at least hold out the possibility that Blacklight can work. Some questions for you.

    1. What do you make of the hookup with FBR? One of signs that gave me hope for BP was the fact that they were private and not looking to raise money. Any time I see an emerging technology company that trades on the pink sheets or OTCBB, I become extremely skeptical.

    Does FBR’s involvement mean that they are in fund-raising mode? A precursor to an IPO, perhaps?

    2. If hydrinos really are created in the BP process and cannot be recycled, have you quantified how big a problem this would be? Even if the amount of hydrogen lost to space is small at the plant level, it could be very large and problematic if BP were deployed across the globe as the primary source for electricity.

    3. Mills is now claiming that the Hydrinos can be recycled back in to the system at a small loss of energy. How can a closed-loop system like that produce a unending stream of energy output? It sounds too much like a perpetual motion machine to me.

    I hope you’ll continue to follow this story closely. For something with such dramatic implications if it works, there sure isn’t much coverage of it.

  7. lebirchan on December 21, 2009 8:04 AM

    If you are surprised the Copenhagen meeting ended like it did, then don’t be. The only thing that will really drive electricity companies away from using coal fire technology is if electricity can be produced at a cheaper price. Providing what Dr Mills from BlackLight Power claims is correct, then his company has the correct ingredient necessary to drive a green revolution forward. Why, since the technology he proclaims to have developed cuts the present costs by at least 70% pr kwh and is clean. Would it therefore not be the correct thing to do, to speed up the development of this technology and not spend stupid time arguing about any theory or reason why the process happens the important thing is to prove it does. The amount of money that would be needed to this, would be insignificant compared to the money spent on the recent Copenhagen meeting about climate change.
    I suppose all the politician wants to do is to be on a gravy trip . . .

  8. Roy on December 29, 2009 12:15 PM

    It has been over a year since Blacklight has sold their first licence. How long before the first public commercial plant is in operation? Any news on the progress? Is the new plant under construction? Blacklight made the customer sign a NDA agreement whereby the only news allowed must be through Blacklight.

  9. MickeyG on December 30, 2009 9:24 AM

    I’ve been watching this for quite a while. I have read that their pilot plant would be in operation by the end of 2009. Where is it?

  10. russ on December 30, 2009 10:40 AM

    @MickeyG – Blacklight seems to have made a joint venture with Eestor and they will show results in a joint news conference. Unfortunately as it is all top secret they can’t tell anyone the venue.

  11. Roy on December 31, 2009 2:45 PM

    LOL, russ, if its so top secret, how’d you find out?

  12. Richard Creswick on February 20, 2010 12:20 PM

    Have no worries about the effect of hydrinos on the atmosphere. Their effect is estimated to be only about 1% that of methane produced from unicorn manure

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  14. R on January 23, 2011 7:43 PM

    JP Straley,

    The Blacklight process is a heat source. it is not a heat engine. Basically they claim they can burn water.


    Point 3, I don’t think Dr. Mills is claiming that hydrinos can be converted back to hydrogen using less energy than was created. Only that it is possible to reverse the process.

    I remain skeptical, and will await hard proof.

  15. Malcolm Geigel on May 27, 2011 9:09 AM

    I was just having a conversation over this I am glad I came across this it cleared some of the questions I had.

  16. Roy on May 28, 2011 8:20 AM

    Blacklight Power has claimed that they have solved all issues and have had internal prototypes running since before I first found out about the company 3 years ago.

    I have not considered “proof” by Rowan University as satisfactory as they have not been supplied with a system to test as described. That is something that takes water or hydrogen as an input and continuously produces heat output.

    BlackLight Power Inc. Announces First Commercial License with Estacado Energy Services
    Non-Exclusive License to produce up to 250 MW of continuous power

    Cranbury, NJ (December 11, 2008)—BlackLight Power (BLP) Inc. today announced its first commercial license agreement with Estacado Energy Services, Inc. in New Mexico, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, (Estacado). In a non-exclusive agreement, BLP has licensed Estacado to use the BlackLight Process and certain BLP energy technology for the production of thermal or electric power. Estacado may produce gross thermal power up to a maximum continuous capacity of 250 MW or convert this thermal power to corresponding electricity.

    BlackLight Power is committed to announcing all future progress as it occurs.

    As you can see, there has been no reported progress in 2-1/2 years.

  17. Craig Binns on May 30, 2011 2:03 AM


    “As you can see, there has been no reported progress in 2-1/2 years.”

    According to “By 2009 BLP had raised about $60 million in venture capital”.

    Mmm … I wonder if there’s been any further INCOME in the last 2 1/2 years or whether they think they’ve finally run out of mugs and have decided to move on to another scam!

  18. Sidney Mackeen on August 31, 2011 6:08 AM

    This post makes a lot of sense !

  19. Samuel Gambaiani on September 27, 2011 1:02 AM

    I was just having a conversation over this I am glad I came across this it cleared some of the questions I had.

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