Thanks to David Nygren for posting on Facebook about the newly designed website for Brillouin Energy — you can see it at http://brillouinenergy.com
It’s very nicely designed with some useful information regarding Brillouin’s technology, theory and business model.
Here are some examples from the site:
The WET™ Boiler illustration describes the underlying Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) process. Hydrogen is loaded onto a nickel lattice where an electronic pulse (Brillouin Q-Pulse™) is passed through the system, resulting in a compressed lattice within the highly engineered constrained environment. 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), resulting in a net energy out as the 4H (quatrium) rapidly beta decays, at which point a large amount of heat, plus a tiny amount of 4He (helium) are released into the system in a process that releases more energy than it took to create all of the preceding steps.(http://brillouinenergy.com/technology/products/
In experimental tests that began at Brillouin Energy’s Berkeley Lab in 2010, independent engineers or physicists have confirmed a substantial heat effect produced by the company’s CECR process technologies in over 50 experiments, run on an independent basis. They have tested multiple electrolyte samples generated from Brillouin Energy’s direct experimental tests and confirmed the same result in the reverse . . . 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. (http://brillouinenergy.com/science/experimental-results/)
Under ‘Milestones‘ Brillouin reports that in March 2015 the company passed the halfway point in it’s goal to raise $8 million in a series B round of funding. Also, Regarding performance of its products, in January 2015 “SRI independently reviews and confirms the accuracy of the Brillouin Hydrogen Hot Tube (HHT) System January test results that produced a 4.13X Coefficient”
There’s a lot of information on the site, and it’s an indication that Brillouin is a serious and well organized company, who seem to be making a big push at the moment to obtain further funding. There’s no indication yet that they have installed any products in the marketplace, and I would imagine it would be quite a challenge at this point, as they are operating somewhat in the shadow of Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat who are apparently already producing heat at a customer’s plant at reportedly very high efficiencies.
It does appear that Brillouin have been able to demonstrate to various audiences that they have a valid LENR technology that consistently produces excess energy. Being able to show experimental results is of course extremely important — but moving those results into the commercial arena is an altogether different challenge, and we’ll have to see how all this plays out.