Blacklight Power has posted two more university validations to support its assertions that the firm is making hydrinos and the hydrinos make up a part of its new solid fuel.

The first work comes from Auburn University’s professor Dr. Gilbert L. Crouse, Jr. who has prepared a paper describing the replication of Dr. Mill’s work at Blacklight Power. Dr. Crouse’s conclusion sums up with, “The heat release is explained by Mills’ Classical Physics theory and provides substantial evidence that the hydrogen to hydrino transition predicted by the theory is being observed in this experiment. Given the immensity of the implications of Classical Physics theory on current atomic physics and the possibility of a new energy source further exploration is indeed warranted.”

Crouse makes a pretty strong statement that will likely be taken up by others. Naysayers and critics are on notice that the negative credibility is now on challenge.

Best of all is the Crouse paper sets out in little more than a sheet of paper the essentials needed for most folks to grasp what is going on in the hydrino theory. The link is well worth a couple minutes of review and saves hours of intense and highly challenging study to get where Dr. Mills and professor Crouse are now. Your humble writer thanks Dr. Crouse for the paper and the opening summary with its explanation – its a gift that should keep on giving if journalists take notice of these events.

Of equal import although more mundane is the work performed by Dr, Nick Glumac at the University of Illinois Urbana (UIU). Five Blacklight fuel samples were tested using a DSC at UIU. Samples were measured and mixed there on site and tested in the university DSC lab. Indium calibrations were included in the test series to calibrate the instrument response. The copper and copper iron mixture based samples yielded 101, 143, and 148 J/g irreversible exothermic peaks around 150 °C. The iron based samples yielded 135 and 125 J/g exothermic peaks near 265 °C. All measured values are far more exothermic than the predicted thermochemistry.

Dr. Glumac’s work is more of a fuel properties test than an experiment replication. Still, the test results do the validation, again. Dr. Glumac notes this in the analysis saying, “For the copper hydroxide/iron bromide mixture, the analysis seems reasonable, and the experiments are far in excess of any reasonable product pathway for species with known thermodynamic data.”

What happens in the Blacklight power device is rather simple. A mechanical auger system delivers the hydrino based fuel over to a pair of rollers charged with a very high amperage at low voltage. The current, reported to be 15,000 amperes at only 5 volts then sets off the fuel triggering the reaction.

The reaction lasts some 0.5 ms producing a very brilliant light that is white. The reaction appears to form a plasma as the source of the light. The experiments are showing up to 500-700 joules of energy released in one half millisecond. As the plasma is very small the numbers are incredible, power density would be 100 billion watts per liter in the form of light. The optical power at 100% duty cycle corresponds to an optical power of 1 MW.

Against that is the energy to achieve ignition is about 5 joules. With an ignition frequency of 2000 Hz at 100% duty cycle the average ignition power is 5 joules X 2000 Hz = 10 kW. The overall power balance is 10 kW input and 1 MW light output that could be converted to as much as 400 kW electrical output for a 40:1 ratio.

With available concentrator solar cells that operate at 40% efficiency with sunlight a self-running system could be achievable with the current performance.

Blacklight is reported to have signed contracts with three engineering companies to design and fabricate a generator capable of outputting scalable electrical output in the range of 250 kW to 10 MW comprising modular, scalable components of an optical distribution system and photovoltaic cell stack.

Dr Mills has disclosed that 99% of the reaction’s energy comes as light with the rest seen as pressure. Obviously there is an increase in the air pressure.

It is also becoming clear that the Blacklight team has been taken a bit off their guard. Over the past few years imminent commercialization has been expected only to fall short. Perhaps the team has found the solution to getting the nearly inexplicable chemistry and physics into a working form.

This time it is not a mysterious one time phenomena, rather there are reproducible physical events taking place to exploit and the engineers are already at work figuring out how to profit from them.

Meanwhile Blacklight’s website is loading new things to feed the curious. Whether Blacklight can get to scale and on to market is yet to be seen. At this point your humble writer would not bet they can not.


15 Comments so far

  1. Matt Musson on August 5, 2014 7:48 AM

    What if this stuff actually works? Wow.

  2. Mark on August 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    Thanks for the report. Those university replications/validations were reported back in May 2014, but it’s a good reminder.

    Many, many different types of experiments all point in one direction: both excess energy and a low energy hydrogen product is produced, which Mills calls hydrino.

    The SunCell seems to be the best way forward to date in order to initiate hydrino production and harvest the released energy.

    I heard from the July demonstration that DoD people will be visiting Blacklight Power’s facility, possibly this very week.

  3. Benjamin Cole on August 6, 2014 1:01 AM

    Okay, let me get this straight: We take some highly conductive H2O-based solid fuel powder, ignite it, and it burns so brightly that it releases more power in light than was used to ignite the solid fuel powder, or that it took to create the solid fuel.

    Even after converting the light to electricity through solar panel collectors (losing say 60-70 percent of the power in transition), we still have huge net energy gain, all said and done.

    So, ultimately, we can create solar (light) power stations that run at night, perhaps more cheaply than natural-gas powered power stations.

    I hope this works. I like the fact that Blacklight is conducting public demonstrations, and I hope people are able to examine equipment and ask questions etc. None of the baloney we see around cold fusion.

    The next step will be to invite others to set up their own equipment and to replicate the experiments.

    The more everything is clear and above-board and in the public domain, the better. If something is real here, then we should see others replicating results.

    So let me ask this: Are there any elements of these experiments that are shrouded, any equipment that is not commonly understood? Are outsiders allowed to examine equipment?

    One off-putter, and time will tell: Gilbert Crouse is an aeronautics guy. That’s fine, even admirable…but is that the right guy to vet such tests?

  4. Benjanin Cole on August 7, 2014 7:38 AM

    BTW, Blacklight Power has been touting this new power source since at least 1999…

  5. Mark Underwood on August 7, 2014 9:18 AM

    Strangest thing. On my mac, my email has alerted me about new comments to this article. Yet when I check the website over the last couple of days with Google Chrome it shows only two old comments. On a lark I just tried Safari and it shows all four comments! Never encountered such a thing on other websites.

    Anyway, in response to Benjamin Cole, yes Blacklight Power has been trying to get this new power source to work since at least 1999. I’ve been following Blacklight Power since around that time and have had my hopes up several times that they had found a method of producing power that would make it to market. But it was not to be. The devil is in the details. The major devil in the CIHT cell was reconstituting the hydride powder. The second devil was converting heat into electricity efficiently. These problems were enough to discourage engineering partners from carrying on with the project. That’s my understanding anyway.

    The anomalous heat in the two reports cited from NewEnergyandFuel were from this type of heat induced reaction, but it wasn’t quite the same. Instead of metal hydrides they were using metal hydroxides and reacting them with metal salts.

    And that’s the thing. All *kinds* of different reactions are producing anomalous heat. The two reports cited are only two of the more recent ones. To me, this is a strong indicator that there is a common theme behind all these different types of reactions. That theme is hydrino production. The trick is getting a type of reaction that doesn’t present the extreme challenges of making a practical working device.

    But enter the newest method of hydrino generation: instead of heat triggering the reaction, an extremely short pulse of high current electricity starts it. Instead of the energy released as kinetic energy (heat) it is released as photons emitted from an incredibly intense plasma ball.

    So all of a sudden the engineering hurdles have been lowered immensely. 1) the reaction is highly controllable ; 2) the fuel carrier/catalyst is not degraded and is easily recycled; 3) the fuel is simple water ; 4) the power density of the fuel is outrageously high ; 5) the energy output is converted to electricity much more easily, via solar collectors.

    If this beautiful collusion of nature doesn’t work, then I don’t know what will. Assuming it does work – and I am confident it will – then there is more than a new source of clean energy to be unveiled. A new theory of classical physics by Dr. Mills will suddenly gain traction and may well supplant quantum theory.

  6. Brian Westenhaus on August 7, 2014 10:53 AM

    Hi Mark. The server is not set for discriminating based on browser requests. Check the Chrome settings?

  7. Mark Underwood on August 7, 2014 3:02 PM

    Hi Brian,

    It’s the weirdest thing. After I saw the new messages in Safari and posted, I went into Chrome and refreshed. Then it showed all the comments! But I kid you not, before I went to the page in Safari I had refreshed the page many times in Chrome to see the new messages but to no avail.

    Forward to a few minutes ago. I check my email and see an alert that a comment has been posted – namely yours. I click on the link in the email. It opens up Chrome by default, but it doesn’t show your message, only older ones. I refresh a few times. Still nothing. I copy the url from the Chrome browser bar, open Safari and then paste the URL into Safari’s browser bar. Hit enter, and voila, your comment is there in the Safari browser! Then I refresh the Chrome page and wouldn’t you know, the comment is showing there now as well. Weirdest thing.

    I’ll be experimenting some more in order to get to the bottom of this. No setting I know of can explain this. Will update with any news. Thanks

  8. Mark Underwood on August 7, 2014 3:07 PM

    Update. Immediately after I posted my last post, in Google Chrome, the post appeared – in Google Chrome! That’s a first. However, I also note that I had the Safari browser open at the same time. So during this post, using Chrome, I have closed the Safari browser and will see if this post appears immediately in Chrome. Will report back.

  9. Mark Underwood on August 7, 2014 3:15 PM

    Update 2: the post appeared in Google Chrome immediately, even with Safari closed. All I know is that this is inconsistent with what has happened previously. I have no explanation. I can only surmise it is a bug of some kind in Chrome that manifests sporadically. Case closed, for now.

  10. Benjamin Cole on August 8, 2014 3:48 AM

    Mark U.–

    I hope Blacklight Power works.

    However, as a longtime financial markets guy, I have seen this pattern again and again.

    1. We have fantastic technology.
    2. Right on the cusp, technical issues.
    3. Okay, we gained a better understanding, getting closer…
    4. Getting closer….
    5. We have a new fantastic technology….a new way of doing it…a big advance…
    6. Technical issues, but much better than we were doing before….

    I wish everyone the best of luck. Bu there seems to be a whole cottage industry of people reporting anomalous heat readings. But they never seems to build a gizmo that others can use and exploit.

  11. Mark Underwood on August 8, 2014 7:05 AM

    Very true, perhaps especially in Blacklight Power’s case. I’m thankful that they keep coming back to the batter’s plate. They hit the ball all right but the all important run eludes them.

    Yesterday Mills announced the following at the Yahoo Group discussion list: “On July 31, 2014, BlackLight Power closed on $11 M in private equity financing that was oversubscribed by $1 M. ”

    There’s talk of an IPO at some point. Things might get crazy …

  12. Craig B on August 9, 2014 10:44 PM

    “There’s talk of an IPO at some point. Things might get crazy … ” Yes, an IPO is only too possible. Production of useful energy, on the other hand …

  13. Mark Underwood on August 11, 2014 7:53 AM

    Craig B: Mills has said recently:

    “We do hope to go public in 2015 based on the success of our planned 100 kW electric SunCell generator at which point there will be an opportunity [to buy shares].”

    It sounds like an IPO will be conditional on them having a working product first.

  14. Craig B on August 15, 2014 9:41 AM

    Mark, I hope things happen that way round, or at least that they get the contraption working; but I’m not very optimistic, given past history.

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