Blacklight Power: Electricity from Water Vapor
|May 23, 2012||Posted by Jack Cole under Uncategorized|
It’s not quite clear whether this fits under the rubric of LENR or Cold Fusion, but there does seem to be some parallels between the two. Blacklight Power has been around for quite some time (since 1991 under another name) and has raised quite a bit of money through investments in their company. President and CEO, Randell Mills has hypothesized electron orbits of the hydrogen atom below the recognized ground state. According to his theory, under certain conditions, hydrogen is able to reach one of these fractional lower electronic orbit states emitting energy, named by BLP as hydrinos.
Certainly, Dr. Mills is quite ambitious in his pursuit of a scientific understanding of the process. Indeed, he has published a book entitled, The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics. His theory appears to have generated some interest, but also a lot of skepticism.
Today, BLP has issue a press release claiming a breakthrough technology for generating electricity from water vapor based on the theoretical notion of the hydrino.
“BlackLight’s continuously operating, power-producing system converts ubiquitous H2O (water) vapor directly into electricity, oxygen, and a new, more stable form of Hydrogen called Hydrino, which releases 200 times more energy than directly burning hydrogen,” said Dr. Randell Mills, Chairman, CEO and President of BlackLight Power, Inc., and inventor of the process. Hydrogen is not naturally available and has to be produced using energy. But, H2O vapor is ubiquitous and free, obtainable even from ambient air. Dr. Mills says that BlackLight has achieved critical milestones in scaling its new technology with typical electrical gain of more than ten times that which initiates the process, operating over long duration at the 10 Watt (W) scale. A 100 W unit is planned for completion by the end of 2012, and a 1.5 kiloWatt (kW) pilot unit that can serve the residential power market, as an initial target commercial application, is expected to be operational by 2013. (One kW is equal to 1000 W, and 1.5 kW is the typical, average power consumption of a US home.)
Additionally, it is claimed in the press release that there have been six independent confirmations of the effect. The press release has a number of statements from the scientists who conducted these tests. The BLP website also has validation reports written by these PhD level individuals along with their resumes. The reports appear to have been on previous lower power units than the claimed 10W in the press release. BLP appears to be well-funded and have garnered some support from individuals with PhDs who have participated in testing. Hopefully, they can will reach their milestones outlined above with electrical generation up to 1.5kw.
Hat tip: e-catworld