Safire eyes commercialization within 5 years, with launch of new company Aureon Energy!

  • Website has been updated. Time for a roadshow.

    In the early days of software-driven products, we used to joke about competitors "yeah, they're shipping spec sheets in quantity...but where's the hardware?."


    In the case of Aureon, we might say "they're posting videos in quantity". They are excellent short-form videos, built by a skilled producer using excerpts from the previous long-form Safire videos. To be fair, nobody is yet shipping any hardware in this field, while video postings are universal.


    It seems clear that with the new web site, Aureon is in full fund-raising mode, for which such short, punchy videos can be a powerful tool. My personal take is that the Aureon team has done some very important work, and have a good chance of transforming it into useful and viable products. That said, the web page with half a dozen such videos seems a bit "too much, too soon", and I hope they will revise the format to better capture the interest and engagement of potential investors.

  • That said, the web page with half a dozen such videos seems a bit "too much, too soon", and I hope they will revise the format to better capture the interest and engagement of potential investors.

    I think the new website does its job and that if investers want to engage they should go on a field trip and see it in action. =)

  • if investers want to engage they should go on a field trip and see it in action.

    Very good point. At this stage they are looking for "Round A" institutional support, so a typical video channel with staged releases of each video would likely not be productive. The kind of big investors they need would exercise Due Diligence personally and in detail.

  • Brilliant clear videos from the SAFIRE project. The only thing I cannot understand is why they have not published or estimated COP values for their electric sun? If a miniature plasma globe does not generate more energy out / energy in, how will a massive plasma globe coupled to say a steam powered turbine be any better? The answer may be to use deuterium instead of hydrogen perhaps.

  • Brilliant clear videos from the SAFIRE project. The only thing I cannot understand is why they have not published or estimated COP values for their electric sun? If a miniature plasma globe does not generate more energy out / energy in, how will a massive plasma globe coupled to say a steam powered turbine be any better? The answer may be to use deuterium instead of hydrogen perhaps.

    Isn't the COP at least 15? If they hit the thermal limit at 7% input then it's proabably higher, 20 -30? but that is electrical to heat and I'm no expert in this area but it sounds pretty good to me.

  • In conversation with Mony Childs he has suggested that when the plasma is in a certain state they can switch off the input and then recover a 'very interesting; amount of electricity from the system. He wouldn't be drawn on this but did make it clear he thought it something beyond the ordinat.


    On the topic of the large - possibly excessive- number of (very good) videos produced, this is the hazard of having a full time videographer on the staff.

  • In conversation with Mony Childs he has suggested that when the plasma is in a certain state they can switch off the input and then recover a 'very interesting; amount of electricity from the system. He wouldn't be drawn on this but did make it clear he thought it something beyond the ordinat.

    It's almost like the anode is burning on it's own like a candle. =)

  • Oh to have a spare $50M... I don't think small investers will get a look in until the commercial product is launched.

    At the risk of drawing ire, this is probably as it should be. Private investments are illiquid, complex, have fewer disclosures and have few protections if things go wrong. It might be a bummer for those following LENR, but as a general rule, it’s better that VC like investments remain with large investors.

  • Michael Clarage of SAFIRE team, Aureon Energy, published in his personal blog some interesting results of transmutation of an AlMg alloy into Iron and Carbon in “explosion domes” during electrolysis experiments. I was really surprised to see this flashback to the early 1990’s with KCl electrolyte and findings of transmutation. You don’t find what you don’t look for:


    Article can be read here:


    Making Iron in 10kV Electrolysis
    27Al + 27Al > 54Fe + 21.8426 MeV ?
    michaelclarage.substack.com


    He is also the first person ever to quote Parkhomov tables besides Bob Greenyer.

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • This arrived to mail inbox bin about an hour ago. Exploring the videos right now.

    I don't believe any of those videos are new. If they are, they don't reveal any new details, as far as I can tell.


    In any case, it's good to get an update. It appears Aureon is going the nuclear remediation route rather than the power generation route. I'm not sure I love that strategy, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. The energy market is $8 trillion annually. Why not focus on that? Big pieces of the pie are available there for the first truly alt-energy company to grab and enjoy. Maybe Brilliant Light Power is too far ahead of Aureon in terms of commercializing a device. Or maybe Aureon is having a lot of trouble figuring out how to harness an excess energy. Or they've miscalculated somewhere.


    Whatever the situation, let's hope their updates come more frequently from this point on.

  • I don't believe any of those videos are new. If they are, they don't reveal any new details, as far as I can tell.


    In any case, it's good to get an update. It appears Aureon is going the nuclear remediation route rather than the power generation route. I'm not sure I love that strategy, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. The energy market is $8 trillion annually. Why not focus on that? Big pieces of the pie are available there for the first truly alt-energy company to grab and enjoy. Maybe Brilliant Light Power is too far ahead of Aureon in terms of commercializing a device. Or maybe Aureon is having a lot of trouble figuring out how to harness an excess energy. Or they've miscalculated somewhere.


    Whatever the situation, let's hope their updates come more frequently from this point on.

    I don’t see them going for the nuclear remediation only, they are clearly saying they want to produce energy while remediating nuclear waste and producing rare earth materials. Within the SAFIRE reactor you can get energy from those wastes (that become fuel) and turn those wastes in stable and valuable materials. This is what I see them proposing. Not one or the other, but both together and at the same time.

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.