May 22, 2012
CRANBURY, N.J./PRNewswire via COMTEX
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.
BlackLight Power, Inc. (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
(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.
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 (W) scale.
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. (One kW is equal
to 1000 W, and 1.5 kW is the typical, average power consumption of a
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 at
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.
Academic and Industry Experts
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."
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 history."
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.
"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
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 applications."
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
The Physical Journal D article and other
supporting articles also are available on BlackLight's website.
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 aerospace.
For more information about the Company, please visit
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.
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
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
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 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