Councillor campaigns for Alternative Energy trials
|Published: 4th October 2009 13:19|
Local Heald Green (Stockport) Councillor Derek Whitehead MBE MSc is trying to find a reputable scientific centre, which is academically brave enough to conduct trials about a new process - Blacklight Power involving hydrogen atoms which, under certain conditions, can produce substantial quantities of heat - without the problems of nuclear power. If this process of extracting energy from water can be verified and subsequently can be harnessed, it may provide a way to curtail production of carbon dioxide, reduce the global warming problem, substantially reduce the cost of electrical energy, and perhaps even be a major benefit to the world -see video
These trials would be a repeat of successful American trials by Professor Jansson (currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge) , who put an American Scientist - Dr Randell Mills' Power Generation Process theory to the test and has demonstrated the production of a large amount of thermal energy.
Such trials would be able to verify his results (or otherwise) and a discussion with Professor Jansson indicates that the costs of such repeat trials would be a modest number of tens of thousands of pounds.
Cllr Derek Whitehead has written to Members of Parliament and has got the full backing of the Stockport Council chamber. He says "The standard of living in the Western World is dependent on the availability of moderately priced hydrocarbon fuels for heating and mechanical power, for the generation of more than 40% of our electricity, for transport and aviation, for the production of a huge range of synthetic chemicals, and last but not least, for the production of food, in that hydrocarbons provide the power for tractors and agricultural machinery and also provide the feedstock for pesticides and chemical fertilisers
With this level of activity, we are using gas and oil at a prodigious rate, and like North Sea oil, it will eventually run out. This will result in ever increasing prices for oil and may even result in the countries with an oil reserve deciding to keep it for themselves to maintain their standard of living, rather than sell it for astronomic levels of paper currency. This may lead to the potential collapse of the standard of living in countries without oil reserves. This social collapse, which may even become a war, will not happen in our lifetime, but it may happen in our grandchildren's lifetime.
"Although wind farms and wave power will help, they will not solve our energy problems - and though nuclear power will be very important, we will end up with waste products that we may have to store safely for thousands of years".
Dr. Randell Mills, an American scientist, has produced a new theory about hydrogen, and in this theory he predicts a transition to a lower electron energy level in the hydrogen atom, which under certain conditions can release substantial quantities of heat, positioned between chemical combustion and nuclear power - without the problems of nuclear power.
He calculates that, the new process can release 200 times as much energy as that required to get the hydrogen from water (or sea water) by electrolysis
The problem that we have is that most scientists will not accept Dr Mill's theory in entirety and because they will not accept it in entirety, they reject it in entirety - and this is the hall mark of a closed mind.
Professor Peter Jansson, assisted by some colleagues in the Chemistry Department, at the Rowan University in the USA, has conducted numerous relatively simple tests which successfully evaluated Dr Mills Power Generation Process and has demonstrated the production of a large amount of thermal energy, subsequently issuing technical papers which described these tests in detail. They have also requested other laboratories to attempt to reproduce their academic work, and ultimately to look into the processes which seems to be generating significant amounts of energy
"As a part of this benefit, it is interesting to consider a mental picture of a large container ship speeding across an ocean, using no fuel, other than a small amount of the sea water through which it is travelling."
IF we can obtain energy from water, this must be seen as the power engineer's Holy Grail and the scheme in this video looks promising, to say the least.
If the process works, the waste products of this process are energy depleted hydrogen atoms, which have been called hydrinos, which do not burn in air, and so the hydrinos may have to be released to the air if no other use is found for them. If this process were to replace one greenhouse gas by another, then the benefits would be limited. But it seems unlikely that the hydrinos would have any greenhouse effect.
Although hydrogen is, by far, the main constituent of the universe, the proportion of hydrogen in the earth's atmosphere is about 0.5 parts per million, whereas carbon dioxide is about 400 parts per million - nearly 1,000 times as much. The reason for this low proportion is that hydrogen is a very light gas and the individual molecules travel up through the atmosphere to heights in excess of 100 km, where the solar wind carries them into deep space.
Remembering that the mass of the earth's atmosphere is about 5,000 million million tons, we are going to have to produce a lot of depleted hydrogen to have much effect.
So in summary, if this process of extracting energy from water can be verified and subsequently can be harnessed, it may provide a way to curtail production of carbon dioxide, reduce the global warming problem, substantially reduce the cost of electrical energy, and perhaps even be a major benefit to the world - and, as a part of this benefit, it is interesting to consider a mental picture of a large container ship speeding across an ocean, using no fuel, other than a small amount of the sea water through which it is travelling."
The purpose of this article is to make the public aware that there are other potential energy sources available and there needs to be the political will for the government to back a reputable UK scientific organisation to repeat Professor Jansson's trials and verify them, or otherwise. Stockport Council voted in favour at the latest Council Meeting to encourage policy makers at all levels to carry out research into new forms of environmentally friendly energy. Should you be interested in supporting Councillor Whitehead's campaign please forward this article to your local MP.