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Science & Technology

The question of whether the phenomenon known as ‘cold fusion’ has been proven has captivated scientists ever since the claims made by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah in 1989. Their observation of heat effects in electro-chemically driven palladium–deuterium experiments were consistent with nuclear but not chemical or stored energy sources. The importance of their discovery cannot be understated as the need for energy innovation has never been greater.

A growing number of scientists and engineers worldwide today have worked on various approaches to achieving heat effects that are consistent with low energy nuclear reactions (LENR). Most however, have not been able to achieve the combination of reproducibility, controllability, continuity of operation, integrity of the materials involved and net energy output that Brillouin has achieved.

Brillouin Energy’s Q-Pulse™ can stimulate a Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) to create a safe, controllable, and continuous thermal energy source, leading to the potential unattended operation of low and high temperature boiler system devices capable of producing an inexhaustible supply of safe, reliable clean energy. The CECR reaction consumes hydrogen in a solid nickel reactor core producing a large amount of heat and a negligible amount of harmless helium. The amount of hydrogen used in BEC’s reactor is very small, relative to the final heat output, and for all practical purposes, the supply is inexhaustible.

Science

Strong scientific evidence has increasingly demonstrated the reality of LENR in recent years. Numerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the nature and resulting heat generation reactions. Various transmutation products have been identified, including helium-4 (4He), tritium (3H), deuterium (2H) and various transmutation products.


Brillouin Energy’s unique form of LENR, which is its Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) technology, generates a reaction producing what is sometimes called ‘excess heat’, by using very small amounts of hydrogen, nickel and electricity for inputs. In reality, the heat is not excess, but arises from a LENR.

Brillouin Energy’s CECR process technologies exploit this substantial anomalous generated heat to create a safe, reliable, and continuous thermal energy source, leading to years of potential unattended operation of renewable energy production. There are no (zero) pollutants of any kind, including no (zero) radiation produced in Brillouin Energy’s CECR.

LENR/CECR

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 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.
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SRI Technical Progress Reports



2016

2017

2018


Experimental Results

Brillouin Energy is engaged with leading scientists and national labs, to help in its efforts to advance the development of its CECR heat generation process technologies, Isoperibolic (“IPB”) Hydrogen Hot Tube™ (HHT™) reactor systems and industrial prototypes.

Since 2010, independent engineers, scientists and researchers have confirmed heat effects produced by the company’s CECR process technologies in well over 100 experiments and test reviews, run on an independent basis. This has especially included SRI International.

Brillouin began a formal Research Agreement with SRI International in Menlo Park, California in August of 2012, and concluded the Agreement six years later on July 31, 2018, when SRI closed all of its energy research facilities due to changing procurement requirements it has with the U.S. Federal Government. During the six-year term of the Research Agreement, SRI’s senior scientists in charge of its LENR research program, Dr. Michael McKubre and Dr. Francis Tanzella, plus several other associate colleagues were of great assistance to Brillouin in advising on the design of optimized calorimetry systems, independent verification and validation of Brillouin’s evolving test results, and a variety of other senior scientific and engineering research functions. This ultimately led to the completion of three consecutive SRI Technical Progress Reports on the scaling results of Brillouin’s CECR technology.

Following on to its prior work of its 2016 test reviews and independent test results, throughout 2017, SRI International continued its extended review of the scaling efforts of Brillouin Energy’s four Isoperibolic HHT reactor test systems, including 34 individual test cores that were run in those systems. During 2017, Brillouin was able to raise the average of its coefficients of performance (COPs) to a range of between 1.5X to 1.6X, over any error bars. In addition, higher average run-rate temperatures and higher excess heat over an average of five watts (power gain) were repeatedly produced in the company’s peak tests. More precise calorimetry and greater operating control was further confirmed in each test system. The fact that LENR heat was independently validated with positive COPs is significant in light of the accuracy of the calorimetry, the consistent repeatability of their production, their controllability, and the reproducibility and refinement of their manufacturing techniques, specifications, and components, all leading to the same repeated results. Similar progress continued during the first seven months of 2018, up to the end of the SRI Research Agreement contract period. This stub period is the subject of the final SRI Technical Progress Report that does a review of the overall final 30 months of intensive testing and scaling efforts.

SRI Technical Progress Reports*

2016   2017   2018 (To Be Released)

*These Reports summarize all of the data and conclusions from SRI International’s final 30 months’ worth of testing of Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT CECR reactor systems. At the conclusion of the SRI Research Agreement on 7/31/18, Dr. Tanzella retired from SRI and went into private practice as a senior scientific consultant. Dr. McKubre had previously retired from SRI. Both Dr. Tanzella and Dr. McKubre have since joined the Brillouin Energy Technical Advisory Board, and continue to assist us directly, working on the same kinds of technical research and scientific and engineering advisory work.

In summary, information collected from Brillouin Energy’s experimental tests have been corroborated by data checks from independent engineers or physicists demonstrating that its proprietary Q-Pulse™ electronic pulse generator produces excess heat when carefully applied to its engineered nickel core on demand and in repeatable amounts. Excess heat is the amount of thermal energy stemming from the CECR process, which exceeds the original energy used to drive the proprietary Q-Pulse™ electronic pulse generator and its associated electronics.

Brillouin Energy expects to continue to provide evidence from its experimental test results that will continue to illustrate significant increases in overall thermal heat output as it continues to refine the engineering and control of its CECR process technologies. For more background take a look at our Dynamic Test Results from Q4 2017. As this is now out of date and much smaller than our current crop of results are showing, I will likely come back later to replace this paragraph and weblink and supporting document, as time permits to do so; for now, just leave it as is.

Results from all of Brillouin Energy’s experimental tests run at its facilities to date, are available for review under customary NDAs to current and prospective investors, original equipment manufacturers, licensees, strategic partners and engineering representatives. Please contact: info “at” brillouinenergy.com.

Technology

Brillouin Energy is working on groundbreaking environmentally sustainable solutions to provide heat on demand without emissions or other pollutants, while effectively eliminating the need for fuel purchases. 

Based on an approved patent, this control technology has already demonstrated a unique ability to control Brillouin Energy’s CECR at lab scale, in such a way that its production of heat is generated on demand. When the control application is made, heat is generated. When it is fine-tuned, the level of heat output is set at a desired temperature and power gain. When it is removed, the production stops.

Functioning effectively like a thermostat, this “ON/OFF” switch has shown great potential to be engineered into actual commercial products. Brillouin Energy has now built, tested and is continuing to evolve both its prototype wet and gas-based boiler systems, which are now being engineered beyond lab scale to produce controlled, industrially useful heat outputs.

Approach

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 fusion, but without the pollution.

4. 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.

Products

The Brillouin Boiler Systems

Brillouin Energy’s proprietary technologies, both its wet and gas-based, prototype pre-commercial boiler systems for technology licensing are based upon its unique condensed matter, high energy physics, CECR hypothesis.

 Brillouin Energy boiler systems provide economic and environmentally sustainable solutions by providing heat on demand without emissions and effectively eliminating the need for fuel purchases.

WET

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.

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.