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New energy source: Blacklight announces sustained production of enormous electrical power from water plasma

New energy source: Blacklight announces sustained production of enormous electrical power from water plasma | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it

BlackLight Power, Inc. today announces that it achieved sustained electricity production from a primary new energy source by using photovoltaic technology to transform brilliant plasma, with power comprising millions of watts of light, directly into electricity.

 

By applying a very high current through its water-based solid fuel in a process called Solid Fuel-Catalyst-Induced-Hydrino-Transition (SF-CIHT) technology, water ignites into brilliant plasma, a bright flash of extraordinary optical power that has a power density of over a million times that of any prior controllable reaction.

 

Remarkably, the light emitted from the plasma is nearly a perfect spectral equivalent of the Sun, but at 50,000 times the intensity.

 

BlackLight Power has now successfully converted the brilliant plasma directly into electricity using photovoltaic cells (solar cells) which have been increasingly perfected to convert the Sun spectrum into electricity for more than five decades costing an estimated $1 trillion.


Via Sepp Hasslberger
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Interesting development ; are we inching closer to the new energy source goal ? 

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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, April 8, 2014 4:15 AM

Humanity should finally realize that this kind of new energy source can save the planet and lower the impact of climate change. I hope that for once we will use our mind instead of corporate greed to change our future.

Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:27 AM

BlackLight Power, Inc. today announces that it achieved sustained electricity production from a primary new energy source by using photovoltaic technology to transform brilliant plasma, with power comprising millions of watts of light, directly into electricity.

 

The proposed 10 MW device that would be 1 ft2, [actually the device is about one cubic feet] would entail a 60-toothed gear spinning at 200 rpm, making the water chamber size a few micro liters, lasting a millisecond, during which two electrodes would create a supersonic-expanding plasma that goes into a magnetohydrodyamic converter, then directly into electricity, cleanly, safely...

There is a video which explains the technology:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cuzlyu4czYs&feature=player_embedded

 

AND ANOTHER VIDEO WAS POSTED A SHORT WHILE AGO:

http://www.blacklightpower.com/pv_car-video/

 

 

 

 

paul babicki's curator insight, April 26, 2014 9:13 PM

This is a wonderful development . . .

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Video: Richard Browning sets new speed record in Iron Man-style jet suit

Video: Richard Browning sets new speed record in Iron Man-style jet suit | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Real life Iron Man Richard Browning has put his jet-powered flight suit to the test, setting a new Guinness world speed record. Watch him skim the surface of a lake at top speed before tumbling into the water.
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World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast

World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Offshore wind farms can tap into the higher average wind speeds over the ocean, but can only be built in relatively shallow water. Floating turbines can help harvest wind energy from above deeper waters, and now the world’s first floating wind farm has just fired up off the coast of Scotland.
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Floating wind farm route opens up new biz avenues for green energy route ; expect the same to play a key role down the timeline in the renewable energy segment.
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Oil security: Not just a pipe dream

Oil security: Not just a pipe dream | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Even as we enter the 50th year since the first oil discovery in Independent India, lack of new big discoveries is a bother. The NDA Government hopes that its policy push will make a difference, and reduce import dependency. Richa Mishra writes
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France’s Engie SA, Dubai’s Abraaj to set up wind power platform in India

France’s Engie SA, Dubai’s Abraaj to set up wind power platform in India | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Engie SA and Dubai’s private equity firm Abraaj Group announce partnership to build a wind power platform in India
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Why Japan is pouring lakhs of crores in cut-rate loans to build infrastructure across India

Why Japan is pouring lakhs of crores in cut-rate loans to build infrastructure across India | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
JICA is today the largest bilateral donor agency in India, having disbursed over Rs 1.5 lakh crore of soft loans to India since 2007-08.
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High tax regime, lack of long-term funds hurting shipping industry

High tax regime, lack of long-term funds hurting shipping industry | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
India’s rich maritime tradition — long coastline, supplier of quality seafarers to
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Steel making process: In pictures

Steel making process: In pictures | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
How iron ore is transformed into hard steel in pictures. Pictures: Kamal Narang.Text courtesy: SAIL
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World's first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland

World's first floating windfarm to take shape off coast of Scotland | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Turbines for £200m Hywind project will be towed from Norway across North Sea and moored to seabed off north-east Scotland
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Google's machine learning algorithm gets human help in quest for fusion power

Google and Tri Alpha Energy, the world’s largest private fusion company, have joined forces to use machine learning algorithms in an attempt to bring us closer to achieving the dream of clean, unlimited fusion power.
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Coal era is waning amid global shift towards cleaner energy, shows BP review

Coal era is waning amid global shift towards cleaner energy, shows BP review | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Coal consumption is falling as energy firms promote natural gas, China focuses less on heavy manufacturing and renewable energy becomes cheaper
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Beginning of the end for the black diamond era alright but the sector is not likely to go down without a fight - thanks to its abundant availability and energy storage issues.
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India's Major Drive Towards Clean Energy: Opinion - ET Auto

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What is further significant to note here is that India’s solar power tariff that stood at over Rs 13 per unit in 2014 has fallen drastically and set..
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India on right path to becoming global steel player: Steel Association

India on right path to becoming global steel player: Steel Association | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Steel Association says India has become net exporter of steel this year and the trend is expected to continue as the metal’s quality has become globally competitive
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Oh, for a cleaner world

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Kankyo endeavors to be a one-stop shop for waste management
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Supertall ceramic skyscraper under construction in Dubai

UN Studio, working with engineer and architect Werner Sobek, has begun construction on an interesting new supertall skyscraper in Dubai. Named Wasl Tower, the mixed-use building stands out with its ceramic facade, unusual form, and integrated solar-powered lighting system.
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Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
A new study has found that wind speeds over the oceans could allow offshore turbines to generate far more energy than a land-based wind farm – with the North Atlantic, in particular, theoretically able to provide enough energy for all of human civilization.
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Stuck in the middle

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With majority of State governments not on-board the renewable energy bandwagon, industry faces a neither-here-nor-there situation, writes M Ramesh
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Offshore wind, hydro projects may get green energy tag

Offshore wind, hydro projects may get green energy tag | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The ministry notified the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy in October 2015, which said there was reasonable potential to develop offshore wind projects along the Tamil Nadu and Gujarat coasts.
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The tipping point: Where must our solid waste go?

The tipping point: Where must our solid waste go? | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
A landfill collapses, another catches fire, and no one wants a dumpsite in the backyard. Where must our solid waste go?
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Alarm bells ringing loud and clear on waste disposal crisis. It is high time Govt involves big players in the field having funds and requisite technology to tackle the the situation spinning out of control. Infrastructure development on all other fronts will have no meaning if the basic waste disposal situation is not addressed in a hurry.
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139 countries could be powered by entirely by wind, sunlight and water by 2050

139 countries could be powered by entirely by wind, sunlight and water by 2050 | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies – could run entirely on energy created by wind, water and solar by 2050, according to a roadmap developed by scientists. And they pointed out that doing so would not only mean the world would avoid dangerous global warming, but also prevent millions of premature deaths a year and create about 24 million more jobs than were lost.
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Steel importers skirting anti-dumping duty, say domestic firms

Steel importers skirting anti-dumping duty, say domestic firms | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
Levy doesn’t cover entire value chain: domestic players
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It is indeed a sad commentary on the govt dept framing the anti-dumping duty regulations ; and as long as the loopholes galore exist, importers will merrily exploit them to make money. It gives rise to the suspicion that the import lobby is more powerful than the 'make in India' group to have their say in the matter.
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BITS Students Building 1,200 Km/Hour Travel Pod For Elon Musk Contest

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A proposed Bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will take approximately two hours, running at a maximum speed of 320-350 km per hour.
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US Navy's electromagnetic railgun leaves the lab for field demos

The US Navy has taken another step closer to swapping powder for electrons with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announcing that its electromagnetic railgun has moved out of the laboratory and is ready for field demonstrations at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.
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Adani strikes deal on royalties payments with Queensland

Adani strikes deal on royalties payments with Queensland | Energy, Infrastructure & Technology | Scoop.it
The company will consider the final investment decision at the next board meeting
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It has indeed been a tough race for Adani, crossing en route  several  hurdles  ranging from legal, social to environmental issues ; hopefully they are close to the finish line - kudos for their resilience.
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Odisha’s biggest integrated steel plant is now operational

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The biggest integrated steel plant in Odisha, owned by Jindal Steel and Power, was made operational with the commissioning of India’s largest blast furnace
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