Here is the info I share with people about Brillouin Energy and their Low Energy Nuclear Reaction breakthrough a few months ago:
I am the former head of the corporate venture fund at American Electric Power and therefore I have a pretty good eye for energy deals and their investment potential - I can easily say that this is the best one I have ever seen, in any category. A few months ago, this company had a breakthrough that eliminates the need for most fossil fuels. Let that sink in. This solves the carbon problem, climate change, and enables economic growth in underdeveloped nations. Energy costs can be reduced by 65 percent or more.
I have become acquainted with Carl Page, the older brother of Google founder Larry Page. You would really like Carl – he is an amazing guy. Carl’s favorite project is this company because they have cracked the code on how to harness a reaction that generates an abundance of excess heat, but produces nothing toxic or radioactive. As I dug deeper into this, it became easy to see how this technology will disrupt most of the world’s $7 trillion energy industry, and easily create the world’s largest company, assuming it is properly managed. I believe this will be the greatest investment event of the century.
This tech generates energy with virtually no fuel cost. It uses a patented process to pulse a metallic lattice with electricity, and this creates a “low energy nuclear reaction” that generates far more heat than is required to start the process – this is called “excess heat”. Again, the reaction from this produces no radiation or anything toxic, just a small amount of inert helium. The excess heat from this can then be used to produce electricity, heat buildings, and eventually even power transportation.
Everyone agrees that if this technology works – that if you can put in 100 watts of power, and get out 400, 600, or 1000 watts of energy – that it will change the world. This could eliminate two-thirds of fossil fuel use in the next decade. So the only question that remains is this: Does it really work? Yes it does and here is how it is verified:
Recognizing that I am not a scientist, and that whenever there is a new technology like this, there will be lots of technical questions, and everyone will begin from a position of doubting, so I have dug deeply and relied heavily on others to give me comfort in the claims of this technology. Fortunately, the team has been completely forthcoming about the technology, and since I have signed their NDA, they opened everything to me. I also met the scientist from SRI International and quizzed him in depth; he has validated the technology and their findings, and his endorsement is very impressive. Perhaps most comforting to me is that Carl Page has also verified this with his own scientists, and therefore continues to aggressively support the company. It doesn’t get any better than that, so these guys really do have proven technology that passes due diligence.
This technology has been under development for more than 30 years in at least 11 different countries under the term “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions” or “LENR”. But until now, nobody has been able to control the nuclear reaction. In an unclassified report from 2009, the Defense Intelligence Agency stated as follows:
“If nuclear reactions in LENR experiments are real and controllable, DIA assesses that whoever produces the first commercialized LENR power source could revolutionize energy production and storage for the future. The potential applications of this phenomenon, if commercialized, are unlimited.”
The most exciting news is that Brillouin has proven that it is "real and controllable". They have cracked the code with their patented electric pulse or “Q-Pulse” technology, which enables them to turn it on, dial it up, dial it down, and turn it off. This is the breakthrough that has been needed.
Now the company is raising a $15 million round for the final 18-24 months of development to get them to commercialization, and we are evaluating investor candidates to lead and follow in this round.
I have more information I can send – just let me know what you would like to see first. I can easily arrange for a call with the senior team at the company and a visit to their lab for an in-person demo of the technology in Berkeley, California. I will follow up with you in a few days to see if there is a time when we can have a quick chat.
This link was tweeted by Godes, so I assume it's not wildly different to his thinking.
I assume that Walborn is involved with Brillouin. Here's his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warrenwalborn/
'18 to 24 months'?
'[...] their Low Energy Nuclear Reaction breakthrough a few months ago'?
What to make of these statements?