Today’s announcement by Blacklight Power has brought the company back into the limelight, and has got a lot of LENR followers’ attention — myself included. I have always thought of BLP as being in the periphary of the LENR players, I suppose because that they have never identified their technology as LENR or cold fusion.
Over the years, Blacklight has worked with Rowan University in New Jersey as a partner to perform testing and validation services, and the video below (thanks for finding it Bertuswonkel!) gives a good overview of what is involved in the BLP system. It’s a year and a half old, and there’s no sign here of the millions of watts that today’s press release mentions, but it shows some interesting test results all the same.
And like Bertus mentioned, there’s a passing resemblance to a hot cat!
UPDATE: BLP specifically denies that it uses a cold fusion or LENR effect. Here’s a Q&A from its FAQ page:
Is the CIHT cell a cold fusion device since it uses nickel and hydrogen?
It is not possible to directly make electricity by a nuclear reaction. The CIHT cell is an electrochemical device similar to a fuel cell, except that H2O is the fuel and the energy output is extraordinary. Furthermore, the CIHT cell does not need nickel to work. Changing the electrode from nickel to molybdenum greatly increased the output, and additional metals other than nickel work as well. Moreover, solid fuels such as combinations of hydroxides and halides that do not contain any nickel and are not in metallic form produced very large amounts of thermal energy, and in both cases of the electrical and thermal reactions, the product of the power has been confirmed to be Hydrinos. Our new results add to the long-standing discredit of cold fusion, this mechanism is disproved by the lack of any evidence of a nuclear reaction.