Brillouin Energy Corp., developer of renewable energy technologies capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy (heat) based on controlled low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”), announced today that its Hydrogen Hot Tube™ (HHT™) Boiler System reactor core modules, were the subject of a recently completed independent Technical Validation Report.
The 35-page Report was prepared as technical due diligence by Michael Halem, a third party technical investigator. The Technical Validation Report summarizes the investigation into Brillouin Energy’s HHT™ single tube core prototypes at Brillouin’s Berkeley laboratory and at its research partner SRI International. The results are drawn from a series of calibrated tests of both systems. Mr. Halem personally designed tests on the HHT™ systems and then directed the technical staff of Brillouin Energy and SRI to execute the test plans. The tests, in which 95 channels of data were recorded and then investigated, included multiple technical changes to validate the thermodynamic results.
In all cases, the results were consistent: the data demonstrate with very high confidence that the Brillouin Energy HHT™ prototype repeatedly produced lab-scale excess heat from LENR.
“I was given full access to the experiments,” said Mr. Halem. “I was able to confirm, with a high degree of confidence, excess energy output above chemical and likely due to a nuclear reaction.” The Technical Validation Report affirms that Brillouin Energy’s HHT™ technology “is scalable by assembling multiple HHT™ tubes” in a reactor system. The Report was peer reviewed by Mr. Halem’s technical colleague, Dr. Antoine Guillemin who holds his Masters in Nuclear Physics and Ph.D. in Building Physics. Brillouin Energy’s Technical Validation Report is available upon request to qualified interested parties under a customary non-disclosure agreement.
Brillouin Energy is a clean-technology company based in Berkeley, California, which is developing, in collaboration with Stanford Research International (SRI), an ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technology that is capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy from LENR.
Brillouin Energy’s technology includes a proprietary method of electrical stimulation of nickel metal conductors using its unique Q-Pulse™ control system. The process stimulates the system to generate LENR reactions, which generates excess heat. The excess heat produced is a product of hydrogen and a nickel metal lattice. Other than the heat output, there are no (zero) toxic or CO2 emissions of any kind.
Brillouin Energy’s unique form of LENR, a Controlled Electron Capture Reaction, generates a reaction that produces excess thermal energy by using very small amounts of hydrogen, nickel and electricity for inputs.
1. Hydrogen in the form of either a wet electrolyte, or as a gas, is loaded inside a pressure vessel with a highly engineered metallic core constructed from nickel.
2. Electrical charges from Brillouin Energy Corp.’s proprietary Q-Pulse™ generator are passed through the pressure vessel, resulting in a compressed lattice within the engineered constrained system.
3. Mass is created and a proton is converted to a neutron, causing a tremendous loss of energy in the system. 1H (protium) is converted to 2H (deuterium), 2H (deuterium) is converted to 3H (tritium) and 3H (tritium) is converted to 4H (quatrium). This results in net energy out as the 4H (quatrium) rapidly beta decays to a release of (largely) heat, plus a tiny amount of 4He (helium) into the system. This CECR process effectively liberates more energy than it took to create all the preceding steps, on an energy density level equivalent in scope to nuclear fission, but without the pollution.
This CECR process continues billions of times per second creating a safe, reliable, and continuous heat source, leading to years of potential unattended operation and no (zero) pollutants of any kind.
The path to commercializing Brillouin Energy’s WET™ Boiler systems includes licensing agreements with industrial companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that address the conventional boiler manufacturing, distribution and sales marketplace.
In the United States, an estimated 581,000 commercial buildings use boilers powered by fossil fuels for space heating or hot water, and another 22,000 use electric boilers.
WET™ Boiler systems have the capability to provide commercial and residential buildings with lower grade process heat up to 150 °C. These systems offer a safe, reliable clean energy alternative at a fraction of the cost of energy from conventional sources. The WET™ Boiler uses a simple electrolyte with distilled water and a nickel catalyst.
The WET™ Boiler illustration describes the underlying Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) process. Hydrogen is loaded onto a nickel lattice where an electronic pulse (Brillouin Q-Pulse™) is passed through the system, resulting in a compressed lattice within the highly engineered constrained environment. Mass is created and a proton is converted to a neutron, causing a tremendous loss of energy in the system. 1H Protium is converted to 2H (deuterium), 2H (deuterium) is converted to 3H (tritium) and 3H (tritium) is converted to 4H (quatrium), resulting in a net energy out as the 4H (quatrium) rapidly beta decays, at which point a large amount of heat, plus a tiny amount of 4He (helium) are released into the system in a process that releases more energy than it took to create all of the preceding steps.
HYDROGEN HOT TUBE™
The path to commercializing Brillouin Energy’s HYDROGEN HOT TUBE (HHT™) Boiler systems includes licensing agreements with companies producing high quality process heat for power generation of electricity, other industrial heat processes and desalination.
Industry comprises 32 percent of a $7 trillion dollar annual global energy marketplace. Designed to operate at temperatures between 500 °C to 700 °C, Brillouin Energy Corp.’s HHT™ Boiler systems use a very small amount of simple hydrogen gas with a nickel catalyst which are ideally suited to meeting industry’s demands for clean, cheap modular heat and power at the point of demand.
The HHT™ Boiler systems have the capability of providing for a wide variety of scalable non-fossil fuel process heat applications, including steam turbine power plants, manufacturing, hydronic heating, distributable power supplies, desalination of salt water and many more applications.
Clean, cheap modular heat and power at the point of demand will drive an industrial revolution in several industries including power to off-grid communities, desalination, hydrogen production, ammonia and fertilizer production and metal mining, milling and processing.
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