Last year E-Cat World member Greg Daigle gave a presentation at Minnebar 14: Minnesota’s Great Tech Get-Together on “LENR: A Primer”.
This year in early October, over six days, a virtual version of the Minnebar15 conference will be convened and Greg has signed up to host an interview between Frank Acland and Andrea Rossi.
Because of the number of sessions offered may exceed the number of spots available for the virtual conference, the conference announced today that they are going to ask those attending to vote for 5-10 of their favorite sessions by selecting “Yes! I am interested in attending “ on the session page.
So that the session and interview with Andrea Rossi does not get bumped, we need those interested in attending to sign up here for a free virtual ticket:
This video from Brilliant Light Power was published on their YouTube channel on September 15 2020. It is titled “SunCell First Internal Field Trial”
From the video description:
“Specifically, we ran the first internal field trial of our 250-kW thermal reactor with a molten gallium to water heat transfer system to produce boiling water and steam on a continuous basis for the planned 45-minute duration of the trial. A real time excerpt of 20% of the run time is shown in this video. Inspection of the SunCell following the run showed that it was in mint condition and ready for the next trial. We plan to run a series of internal field trials in preparation for deploying SunCells to commercial customers to perform field trials in their facilities.”
BrLP claims that the SunCell has a power density of 5 MW/liter, surpassing the power density of fossil fuels, and that it can be deployed in situtions where there is no grid connection or available fuel infrastructure.
A new video was posted on the Brilliant Light Power YouTube channel yesterday (Sept 15, 2020) titled “SunCell First Internal Field Trial”.
BLP states that the current SunCell has a power density of 5MW/liter, and that it can be deployed independent of an electric grid or fuel infrastructure.
Here’s part of the video description:
“Specifically, we ran the first internal field trial of our 250-kW thermal reactor with a molten gallium to water heat transfer system to produce boiling water and steam on a continuous basis for the planned 45-minute duration of the trial. A real time excerpt of 20% of the run time is shown in this video. Inspection of the SunCell following the run showed that it was in mint condition and ready for the next trial. We plan to run a series of internal field trials in preparation for deploying SunCells to commercial customers to perform field trials in their facilities”.
Thanks to Teppo for sharing this Google-translated link to an article from Tohoku University which includes an interview with Hideki Yoshino and Yasuhiro Iwamura of the Japanese company Clean Planet Co. Ltd.
The officers of Clean Planet speak of a new kind of reaction they describe as “Quantum Hydrogen”, and they state that Clean Planet has built a generator capable of producing 100 W, and are working on a 1 kW version. They claim that the energy density is over 1000 times that of gasoline.
They describe the power generation method thus:
“We have developed a small generator that occludes light hydrogen in nanoscale nickel and copper and stimulates it under certain conditions to cause a condensed nuclear reaction to generate electricity”.
They admit they are in the early stages of developing the technology but have a very ambitious goal in terms of commercialization:
“We aim not only to create this technology, but also to disseminate it. It is necessary to mass-produce this technology in cooperation with companies that can incorporate elements (of generators) into products and disseminate it worldwide as a social infrastructure. If there is a company or administrative division that wants to realize new social infrastructure with this energy, please feel free to contact us.”
A new video has been posted by Aureon Energy Ltd, about the company’s SAFIRE Plasma Reactor which they are now describing as a ‘nuclear plasma reactor’, and which they say can generate energy, produce heat, transmute elements and remediate radioactive waste. They emphasize the commercial potential of SAFIRE in this video and say that they are concurrently working in the lab and raising funds to bring commercial product to market.
They describe in simple terms how the reactor works: hydrogen fuel enters the reactor, the anode is a metal alloy, the power going in is electrical, the reaction at the core generates heat, the heat creates steam which can run a turbine that generates electricity that can either be sent to the grid, or back into reactor. They say that the hydrogen can be reused, and that no negative radioactive side-effects are produced.
A reader named Cecilia posted the following link to an article from Science Daily on the Journal of Nuclear Physics which reports that researchers at Amherst College and Aalto University have created a three dimensional, or ‘knotted’ skyrmion,
“In an extremely sparse and cold quantum gas, the physicists have created knots made of the magnetic moments, or spins, of the constituent atoms. The knots exhibit many of the characteristics of ball lightning, which some scientists believe to consist of tangled streams of electric currents. The persistence of such knots could be the reason why ball lightning, a ball of plasma, lives for a surprisingly long time in comparison to a lightning strike. The new results could inspire new ways of keeping plasma intact in a stable ball in fusion reactors.”
The science.com website describes a skyrmion as a “swirling quasi-particle, a knot of twisting field lines, or a subatomic hurricane.”
Interestingly, Cecilia asked Andrea Rossi whether the phenomenon described in the paper was related to the E-Cat SKL.
Thanks to MorganMck for the following post regarding news recently posted on the Brilliant Light Power website:
SUNCELL® POWER GAIN 10+
We are engineering commercial thermal and electrical power sources wherein the SunCell® operates at high-temperature capable of providing 1000°C liquid gallium to a liquid-gallium-to-air heat exchanger to generate high temperature air for thermal loads and also power a Brayton cycle turbine to generate electrical power. We successfully tested an upgraded system to supply a more ideal hydrino reaction mixture that has pushed our gain to over ten times the input power at greater than 250 kW excess power and a corresponding power density of over 5 MW/liter. The results of these trials demonstrate the utility of SunCell® towards the goal of a commercial heater of several hundred kilowatts to service the greater than $8T/y thermal market and enable the integration of the heat exchanger into a Brayton cycle to produce electricity to service the electrical market. More details on commercial engineering of the molten metal heat exchanger, the gas turbine power system and also magnetohydrodynamic power conversion are given in our
They also linked a new video of an operating SunCell here:
Its not clear the the reactor in this video is under control and is only shown running for a about 60 seconds..
It appears Mills has put his MHD and CPV approaches to generating SunCell electricity on the back burner (at least for now), opting to pursue the thermal-based SunCell with attached Brayton cycle turbine (40% efficient). Perhaps he is feeling the heat (pun intended) from Rossi’s latest SKL announcement.
Mizuno writes: “. This is the only data I can publish now, but let’s make a detailed announcement after applying for a patent. The CF phenomenon is absolutely true. It can be controlled very easy. However, the mechanism is still unknown. When the data comes out, an excellent researcher will give an answer. There is still much to study. Let’s do our best. Don’t lose to Corona. Believe in the future and advance.”
I put the tube into a stainless steel tube (cigar holder) filled with silicone oil:
Here is a schematic:
The resistor was adjusted to 10 ma. At 10 ma, there is a 2.5 volt drop across the tube with the plate connected. The current drops to a few microamps when the plate is disconnected and placed in the silicone fluid.
I am letting it “age” with the pulsing full-wave DC applied.
Thanks to a reader for sending a link to an article by Mike Williams of Rice University posted on Phys.org titled “Physicists see surprisingly strong light, high heat from nanogaps between plasmonic electrodes”
According to the article, Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas found that light was emitted in a nanoscale gap between two gold electrodes (and electrodes of other plasmonic materials).
From the article:
“The researchers formed several metals into microscopic, bow tie-shaped electrodes with nanogaps, a test bed developed by the lab that lets them perform simultaneous electron transport and optical spectroscopy. Gold was the best performer among electrodes they tried, including compounds with plasmon-damping chromium and palladium chosen to help define the plasmons’ part in the phenomenon.
[. . .]
“Through the spectrum of the emitted light, the researchers’ measurements revealed those hot carriers are really hot, reaching temperatures above 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit while the electrodes stay relatively cool, even with a modest input of about 1 volt.”