SUNCELL® Second Internal Field Trial

Sep 2020

SUNCELL® Second Internal Field Trial

We are developing a new patented power source based on injecting and reacting atomic hydrogen with a catalyst to form a more stable chemical state hydrogen gas call hydrino that we have isolated and characterized by multiple spectroscopies and analytical methodologies.  On September 15th we showed the first internal field trial of our 250-kW SunCell® thermal reactor with a molten gallium to water heat transfer system to produce boiling water and steam on a continuous basis for the planned 45-minute duration of the trial.  This trial demonstrated the successful implementation of the two breakthrough innovations of (i) a means to condition the inflowing reactants of hydrogen gas and trace oxygen gas to form atomic hydrogen fuel and nascent water molecules, not hydrogen bonded to one another that serve as catalyst to accept a resonant transfer of energy from atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos at 200 times the energy release compared to burning the hydrogen, and (ii) a means to suppress hydrino product inhibition.  On September 18th we ran four SunCells® simultaneously comprising a second internal field trial of our 250-kW thermal reactor with a molten gallium to water heat transfer system to produce boiling water and steam on a continuous basis.  Three SunCells® were run for the planned 60-minute duration, and another was run for the planned 120-minute duration.  A real time 5-minute excerpt of one run is shown in this video.  Inspection of the SunCells following the run showed that they were in mint condition and ready for the next trials.  We plan to run a series of internal field trials in preparation for deploying SunCells to commercial customers to perform field trials in their facilities.  Our first market objective is the thermal market, then the electrical market, achieved by mating the SunCell to a gas heat exchanger and a microturbine.  In addition to the presented water-based coolant system, we are currently working on a molten gallium to air heat exchanger with a large heat exchanger manufacturer.  The ability to produce variable temperature air from 100°C to 800°C will enable us to serve the balance of thermal markets as well as power the microturbine.  Following field trials, we plan to make the clean, inexpensive power widely available by outsourcing manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of the SunCells provided under a power generator lease.

More details on commercial engineering of the molten metal heat exchanger, the gas turbine power system and also our vastly superior proprietary magnetohydrodynamic power conversion system to ultimately supplant mechanical electrical power conversion are given in our Business Overview Presentation.

Video with Narration on YouTube


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