Nextbigfuture has covered them for many years. In 2015, Nextbigfuture covered what a 35 page third party analysis of Brillouin energy systems.
There has been some work with Brillouin and SRI. I have not seen a final report from SRI where there was any definitive confirmation. There has been no commercial product yet.
There has been many papers from what appears to be sober researchers trying to determine what is happening and if beyond-chemical energy is being produced by Brillouin and others. This work is very difficult and is materials dependent and complex and sometimes unreliable steps. There may also be fraudulent and dishonest or deluded work in the mix.
There is significant LENR research in Japan and there is less stigma to the work than there is in the USA.
Nextbigfuture has a cover and wait approach. Nextbigfuture covers LENR of interest and is waiting for the work to get reliable and commercialized.
To date, Brillouin Energy has financed its growth and development primarily through a series of private offerings of stock to accredited investors. Brillouin also financed its growth through contribution of services such as advisory, engineering or patent work in return for equity, along with some early customer license revenue, or non-profit grant funding.
In March, 2017, Brillouin Energy Corp. announced the closing of $7,750,000 in its Series B round. The lead investor in the round, James (Jim) Farrell, has also joined the Company’s Board of Directors.
Brillouin has claimed successful replication of “over-unity” amounts of thermal energy from its LENR renewable energy technologies.
Brillouin Energy enters 2017 with an aggressive research and development program aimed at building on its significant progress toward commercializing LENR technologies. The Company is in the process of finalizing a $15 million Series C round offering, which it intends to launch later this month.
Brillouin Energy’s current technology includes a method of electrical stimulation of nickel metal conductors using its proprietary Q-Pulse™ control system. Using Q-Pulse™, the process stimulates the system to catalyze LENR reactions, which generate excess heat in a controllable process. The excess heat produced is a product of hydrogen and a nickel metal lattice.
Brillouin Energy’s unique form of LENR, the Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR), generates excess thermal energy (heat) by using very small amounts of hydrogen, nickel and electricity for inputs.
Hydrogen is loaded, in the form of either a wet electrolyte, or as a gas, into highly engineered metallic cores constructed from nickel inside of a pressure vessel – either a WET™ or HYDROGEN HOT TUBE™ boiler system – and catalyzed with electrical charges from Brillouin Energy’s proprietary Q-Pulse™ electronic pulse generator. The process produces a CECR, which is extremely efficient, generating industrially useful process heat, and no (zero) pollutants of any kind.
The Quantum Reaction Hypothesis
Brillouin Energy’s proprietary Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) process technologies utilize a condensed matter, high-energy physics Quantum Fusion Hypothesis. It describes specific requirements for the materials and the environment in which the CECR runs.
The formation of the Quantum Fusion Hypothesis began with the recognition of a common thread in LENR experiments being an endothermic reaction that results in low energy neutrons that accumulate onto other hydrogen nuclei, leading to β¯ decay. Brillouin Energy Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Robert Godes realized that the reaction must involve electron capture as a natural energy reduction mechanism of the metallic lattice.