Brillouin Energy has entered into its first international licensing agreement covering three nations. The firm is involved in on-going negotiations for other potential international partners. This makes the second Cold Fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction (LANR) and Brillouin’s Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) idea to attract commercial interest. The other being the Rossi led effort.
For a first person view of the news pull the YouTube up to 30 minutes and listen to the Robert Godes and Robert George interview.
Brillouin’s CECR starts by introducing hydrogen into a suitable piece of nickel (or other metal with the correct internal geometry). A proprietary electronic pulse generator then creates stress points in the metal where the applied energy is focused into very small spaces. This concentrated energy allows some of the protons in the hydrogen to capture an electron, and thus become a neutron. This step converts a small amount of energy into mass in the neutron.
More pulses both create more neutrons and allow neutrons to combine with some of the hydrogen to form deuterium (a form of hydrogen with both a proton and a neutron in the nucleus). This ‘combination’ step releases energy. The process continues, again, with some neutrons combining with deuterium to form tritium (hydrogen with one proton and two neutrons). This step releases still more energy. The process continues with some neutrons combining with the tritium to form quadrium (hydrogen with one proton and three neutrons). Since quadrium is not stable, it quickly turns into helium in a process that releases more energy than it took to create all the preceding steps.
Brillouin’s power equation is 2.4 units of energy going in and 24 units coming out.
The Brillouin CECR is thought to be quite versatile. The released energy is initially absorbed by the metal element, and then made available as heat. At lower temperatures, this generated heat can be used directly for space heating, hot water and similar applications. Further refinements of the Brillouin Energy system will produce the higher temperatures needed for electrical generation, dry industrial stream and industrial processes.
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Using CECR is very light on hydrogen resource demands. The amount of hydrogen in a 8-oz (237 ml) glass of water holds the energy equivalent of the gasoline needed to fill up 7903 Ford Explorers or to power 3279 average homes for a month. The nickel or other metal element acts only as a host and catalyst, and is not consumed.
The CECR is different than the Rossi device that reportedly needs a “catalyst” switch out at about six months of operation.
Big investment money is lining up. Brillouin has raised about $3 million in funding. A “second stage” $20M investment conditional agreement from Sunrise Securities of New York for $20 million is now in place.
The Sunrise deal offers to purchase 15% of Brillouin post-money, conditional on Brillouin moving ahead with and completing successful testing of its CECR at SRI.
The Sunrise folks are also linking the investment to Brillouin striking preliminary agreement to acquire at least one “stranded asset” conventional fuel source small scale (5-10MW) power plant, with existing conventional co-generation equipment, and replacing (retrofitting) the old fuel source with Brillouin’s CECR, together with renewal of an operating power purchase or steam heat contract with an industrial or a utility.
The $20M Sunrise offer would fund full commercial launch of this merchant power supply retrofit business model after successful testing of the CECR called NHB™ at SRI.
Brillouin’s Hot Tube Commercial Scale Boiler
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Chances are the Brillouin team will get to commercial scale. Key expert affiliates of Sunrise includes a former director of the California Public Utilities Commission independent power division who has already provided potential acquisition candidates, available for negligible cost, with power contracts already in place.
Looks like a done deal. Cold Fusion is almost here. If Brillouin can scale up.
Your humble writer suspects the Brillouin team will scale up and do it in a successful and classy fashion.
By. Brian Westenhaus
Quote: "Big investment money is lining up. Brillouin has raised about $3 million in funding."
Fact: The Fed prints 85 BILLION dollars every month.
Please. This is not big money, this is hype. I can assure you if any of these processes were in line, or even potentially inline, with reality, deep pockets would be footing the bill and doing so privately.
I appreciate the science aspect and I really wish it were so, but I just can't put any faith in piss ant numbers like a few million for what would actually rewrite the entire energy geo-political landscape, throw reserve currencies into arrears, sink nations which export energy to support a domestic population that doesn't produce its own food, and so on.
For the rest of humanity, they should be long plow mules and tenant farming.
You're being way overoptimistic as usual. I don't see any endorsement, much less any tests, from SRI. Do you?
One issue I've long had with Brillouin in particular: they have no class. What I mean is: did you even look at the diagram of their "boiler" which you posted?
It has two major typos. "Hyrogen" and "Pluse". Now typos happen. But my problem with these people is that this diagram first appeared almost a year ago and has NEVER BEEN CORRECTED. So really... we expect the world's most amazing technology using nickel and hydrogen from a bunch of bozos who can't even SPELL "hyrogen" and are so sloppy they don't issue a correction in a year? Gimme a break.
And that's before we even get to the lack of a single independent test of the power and "COP" claims.
Not credible, just like Defkalion and Rossi are not credible.
What has happened since then with Brillouin? Where are the independent tests? Where are the research publications?
Here is the link to the prior article:
What concerns me is that if it was proven, then every government in the world would be prepared to invest heavily in this technology.
This is not happening . Only this week the UK government agreed to China investing in UK nuclear power plants.
Either the whole thing is a giant hoax which would make piltdown man pale into insignificance or its the real deal, in which case, lets get it on...........we don't have the luxury of unlimited power resources to enable future generations to survive.
Application of new technologies ie: graphene
Development of existing technology: ie: solarroadways
Investment in agricultural solutions: ie: cannabis
Revolution in the development and application of solutions rather than political/corporate/military BS and spin control over the masses.
Toyota confirms Mitsubishi transmutation -
Now, different systems being developed show different characteristics, but this is mainly down to the ratio of De-De fusion (MFMP, for example) to the "softer" transmutation (Brillouin, for example).
For those who still like to ridicule LENR, the fact is the existential problem of LENR has long since been solved.
The problems now are engineering ones, and they are being readily overcome.
There has also been a regular conference on LENR (as "Anomalous Heat Effects") for the past 18 years, the most recent being :
with videos at :
ColdFusionNow Youtube channel:
Particularly good for understanding more of the theory, at least in part, is :
ICCF-18 : Andrew Meulenberg "Composite Model ...":
Make no mistake, LENR is real. It is the engineering that now needs to be sorted out: as LENR is Low Energy, however, (that is no Earth shattering high-energy billion degree heating or hundreds of atmosphere pressure required, just 187-200 C (up to 600 C) + 1-10 atmospheres + high frequency compression waves (the difficult bit), a useful, commercial device is much more certain to be achieved, and achieved soon, as opposed to say, for example, a commercial hot fusion reactor (still 50 years away, apparently)
1. Anomalous heat, with power density far beyond what can be obtained from chemical (outer electrons, burning) reactions can be obtained routinely and repeatably.
2. If it is not chemical then the energy must come from the nucleus or its constituents as is borne out by the clear detection of transmutations, even if neutrons and other high energy particles are below easily detectable (and therefor safe) levels.
3. AHE, LENR, CF or whatever the name, is a real and imminently more useful effect than fission because it can produce the energy of fission without the dangers or pollutants.
4. Efforts are underway, worldwide, to bring the technology to market, even absent a widely accepted theory of operation, as evidenced by successful demonstrations by several companies.
5. There is no doubt that as more testable theories are proposed the 'effect' will become better understood and be optimized for a multitude of applications including energy production.
And yes, the engineering, UL / CE certifications will take some years. If we don't get on it in the US, we'll be buying our home (LENR) heating plants from the Chinese, Italians or even the Greeks.