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Electricity generated from water: BlackLight Power announces
validation of its scientific breakthrough
Leading academic and industry experts have validated BlackLight's new process that directly produces electric energy from the conversion of water vapor to a new, more stable form of Hydrogen. Experts agree that
BlackLight's 'Hydrino theory' represents a fundamental breakthrough in clean energy technology.
D. Allan from a press release
Pure Energy Systems News
Cranbury, NJ (May 22, 2012) -- BlackLight
(BLP) today announced a major breakthrough in clean energy technology, which
experts agree holds tremendous promise for a wide range of commercial
applications. The announcement comes on the heels of BlackLight's recent
completion of a $5 million round of financing to support commercial development
of its new process for producing affordable, reliable energy from water vapor.
In six separate, independent studies, leading scientists from academia and
industry, with PhDs from prestigious universities including the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology, confirm that
BlackLight has achieved a technological breakthrough with its CIHT
(Catalyst-Induced-Hydrino-Transition) clean energy generating process and cell.
The Process is fueled by water vapor that is a gaseous component of air and
present wherever there is any source of water. The CIHT cell harnesses
this energy as electrical power output and is suitable for essentially all power
applications including transportation applications and electrical power
production completely autonomous of fuels and grid infrastructure at a small
fraction of the current capital costs.
Their newly revised website blacklightpower.com
states that they expect the scaled-up price for energy generation to be
0.1 c/kW-h, which is at least 40x cheaper than grid power in some of the
cheapest energy regions of the world. (Link)
"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
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. The
average usage in a US home is 1.5 kW, while peak usage is closer to 15 or 20 kW;
so a person would either purchase enough units to handle peak load, or install a
battery bank and inverter system, which is by far the most expensive part of a
solar power system. Alternatively, if the unit is used with net metering, the
excess could be returned to the grid, and requirements for more could be pulled
from the grid; though that scenario wouldn't be making life easier for the grid
provider, who has to build its system to meet peak load. If the BLP system is so
cheap, it seems to me that just purchasing enough of them to handle peak, and
being independent from the grid would be the way to go.
BlackLight has raised a total of $75 M for the development and
commercialization of its breakthrough energy technology, and has license
agreements with companies to use its patented commercial processes and systems
in heating and electric power generation.
The new BlackLight Process validation reports, including full documentation and
results of theory evaluation, replication and testing of the CIHT systems, and
Hydrino characterization, are publicly available on their site.
The website also includes links to validator resumes and to technical and business
support materials, including recent
presentations that further explain the BlackLight Process and a technical
paper providing the detailed chemistry and identification of Hydrinos by
analytical methods, which laboratories can follow and replicate.
Quotes from Academic and Industry Experts
- W. Henry Weinberg, who was a professor of Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry and Applied Physics at California Institute of Technology for
eighteen years, a professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Materials
Science at University of California, Santa Barbara for six years, and
co-founder and CTO of Symyx Technologies for 13 years. "It
would be irrational not to be very skeptical, and I was extremely skeptical.
However, after having reviewed Dr. Mills classical theory, participated in
experimental designs and execution, and having reviewed vast amounts of
other data BLP produced, I have found nothing that warrants rejection of
their extraordinary claims, and I encourage aggressive optimization and fast
track development of a scaled up prototype," said Dr. Weinberg. "To be
able to use hydrogen from water as a cheap and nonpolluting source of power
would represent one of the most important technological breakthroughs in
- Dr. K.V. Ramanujachary, Rowan University Meritorious Professor of
Chemistry and Biochemistry. "BlackLight's CIHT electrochemical cell
harnesses this fundamentally new primary energy source as electrical output
by using a catalyst to cause hydrogen atoms of water molecules to transition
to a lower-energy, Hydrino state, resulting in a release of energy that is
intermediate between chemical and nuclear energies, and a nonpolluting
product," said Dr. Ramanujachary, who conducted one of the validation
studies. "The CIHT cells constantly output stable, very high-gain
electrical power for more than a month, with H2O as the only
source of fuel for the process. The trace H2O vapor was
supplied by a water source, or alternatively, it was extracted directly from
the air, resulting in generation of electricity from water alone. This
process and system that I have confirmed is truly exceptional."
- Dr. Terry Copeland, former manager of product development for
several electrochemical and energy companies including DuPont Company and
Duracell. "BLP has successfully fabricated and tested CIHT
cells capable of producing net electrical output up to 50 times that input
to maintain the process," said Dr. Copeland. "Some cells have produced
steady power for over one month. The power generation is consistent
with Dr. Mills' theory of energy release resulting from Hydrino formation.
No other source of energy could be identified. The CIHT cell will use
cheap, abundant, nontoxic, commodity chemicals, with no apparent long-term
supply issues that might preclude commercial, high volume manufacturing.
The capital cost of the CIHT cell based on optimization of the cell
dimensions is estimated to be under $100/kW compared to at least ten times
that for fuel cells that further require a source of hydrogen or hydrogen
gas and a fuel infrastructure."
- Dr. James Pugh, Director of Technology at The ENSER Corporation.
"Representatives from the ENSER Corporation witnessed the assembly and
operation of multiple CIHT cells, and the results showed excess electrical
energy, up to 100 times that used to maintain the process in cells run as
long as sixty days," said Dr. Pugh. "There is no apparent
difficulty in assembling single cell and multi-cell units, in a production
scale environment. By carefully designing and optimizing the CIHT
cell, a one-liter volume could generate 3.3 kW. This is greater than
that necessary for motive as well as stationary electrical power
- Recently, the prestigious European Physical Journal D selected as a
highlighted article, the Company's results of the predicted characteristic
high-energy light emission from hydrogen forming Hydrinos using a
high-voltage pinched pulsed plasma source that further reported the
replication of this signature by CfA spectroscopists at the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) under a study contracted
by GEN3 Partners. The Physical Journal D article and other supporting
articles also are available on BlackLight's website.
About BlackLight Power
BlackLight Power, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is based in the Princeton
area of New Jersey. It has received 62 patents including four in the U.S.,
and has more than 100 pending patent applications for its innovative processes,
process applications, and products. The BlackLight Process uses a novel
catalytic process to generate energy from water vapor, releasing the latent
energy of the hydrogen atom by forming a more stable form of hydrogen called
Hydrinos. The Process is applicable to essentially all power applications,
including thermal, electrical, automotive, trucking, marine, rail, aviation, and
For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.blacklightpower.com/.
BlackLight Process: A novel chemical process invented by Dr.
Mills that causes the latent energy stored in the hydrogen atom to be released
as a new primary energy source.
Hydrino: A new form of hydrogen, which was theoretically
predicted by Dr. Mills and produced and characterized by BLP. Hydrinos are
produced as energy is released from the hydrogen atom as the electron
transitions to a lower-energy state, resulting in a smaller radius hydrogen
atom. (Note: The identity of the dark matter of the universe as Hydrinos
is supported by BlackLight's spectroscopic and analytical results as well as
CIHT Cell: Comprised of a positive electrode, the cathode, a
negative electrode, the anode, and an ion-conducting electrolyte that also
serves as a source of reactants to form Hydrinos. A Hydrino-producing
reaction mixture creates electricity from H2O as the reactants are
constituted with the migration of the electrons through an external circuit and
ion mass transport, through a separate internal path through the electrolyte to
complete an electrical circuit. The CIHT cell was invented by Dr. Mills to
release energy from forming Hydrinos directly as electricity. It uses
water vapor as its sole fuel source.
Spectral Emissions: Spectral emission of an atom such as
hydrogen is its unique signature that serves as a fingerprint of its
characteristics. Each line of the spectrum is characteristic of and
identifies the energy levels of the atom. The Hydrino signature is unique
in that it comprises a continuum of wavelengths, as opposed to discrete lines,
and the energy is in the soft X-ray region. This indicates that hydrogen
has more stable states than previously thought possible or accounted for by the
historical theory of quantum mechanics.
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This story is also published at Examiner.
PES Coverage of Blacklight
Power launches home page make-over - Includes a new multimedia
presentation touting "our next leap forward: the power of water.
Using water as fuel, hydrinos release 200 times more energy than by
burning hydrogen, making energy that's cheap, abundant, and generates
no pollution or greenhouse gases." (PESN; March 21, 2010) (Comments)