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BlackLight Power. BlackLight Power, Inc.

BlackLight Power

(BLP) of Cranbury, New Jersey is a company founded by Randell L. Mills, who claims to have discovered a new energy source. The purported energy source is based on Mills' assertion that the electron in a hydrogen atom can drop below the lowest energy state known as the ground state. Mills calls these hypothetical hydrogen atoms that are in an energy state below ground level, "hydrinos".[1] Mills self-published a closely related book, The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics and has co-authored articles on claimed hydrino-related phenomena.[4][5] Critics say it lacks corroborating scientific evidence, and is a relic of cold fusion. Company[edit] Randell Mills, the founder and CEO of BlackLight Power, received a degree in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College in 1982.

BLP holds several patents based on graphic modelling software.[12] Free energy suppression. Free energy suppression (or new energy suppression) is a conspiracy theory that technologically viable, pollution-free, no-cost energy sources are being suppressed by government, corporations, or advocacy groups.[1][2] Devices allegedly suppressed include perpetual motion machines, cold fusion generators, torus-based generators, reverse-engineered extraterrestrial technology and other generally unproven, low-cost energy sources.[2][3] History[edit] The alleged suppression (or weakening) is claimed to have occurred since the mid-19th century[4] and perpetrated by various government agencies, corporate powers, special interest groups, and fraudulent inventors.[5][unreliable source?]

Free energy suppression

The special interest groups are usually claimed to be associated with the fossil fuel or nuclear industry,[6][7] whose business model would be threatened.[8][9] Current claims of suppression[edit] Claims of suppression include: Hongcheng Magic Liquid. The Hongcheng Magic Liquid incident[1] was a scam in China where Wang Hongcheng (Chinese: 王洪成; pinyin: Wáng Hóngchéng), a bus driver from Harbin with no scientific education,[2] claimed in 1983 that he could turn regular water into a fuel as flammable as petrol by simply dissolving a few drops of his liquid in it.[1][2] He founded the Hongcheng Magic Liquid company with funds from Chinese governmental agencies[1][3] and other supporters, raising a total of 300 million yuan (US$37 million),[4][5] but no product was ever released.[1][2] In 1995 Hongcheng refused an invitation to carry a scientific appraisal of his invention at Beijing, and the notable scientist and debunker He Zuoxiu and other 40 scientists made a statement calling the Chinese Government to investigate his claims.[2] Hongcheng was eventually arrested, put to trial, and in 1998, was found guilty of fraud and deceit and condemned to 10 years of prison.[1][4][5] Invention and initial experiments[edit]

Hongcheng Magic Liquid

Perpetual motion. Robert Fludd's 1618 "water screw" perpetual motion machine from a 1660 wood engraving.

Perpetual motion

This device is widely credited as the first recorded attempt to describe such a device in order to produce useful work, that of driving millstones.[1] Although the machine would not work, the idea was that water from the top tank turns a water wheel (bottom-left), which drives a complicated series of gears and shafts that ultimately rotate the Archimedes' screw (bottom-center to top-right) to pump water to refill the tank. The rotary motion of the water wheel also drives two grinding wheels (bottom-right) and is shown as providing sufficient excess water to lubricate them. Water-fuelled car.

A water-fuelled car is an automobile that hypothetically derives its energy directly from water.

Water-fuelled car

Water-fuelled cars have been the subject of numerous international patents, newspaper and popular science magazine articles, local television news coverage, and websites[citation needed]. The claims for these devices have been found to be pseudoscience and some were found to be tied to investment frauds.[1][2][3][4] These vehicles may be claimed to produce fuel from water on board with no other energy input, or may be a hybrid claiming to derive some of its energy from water in addition to a conventional source (such as gasoline). This article focuses on vehicles that claim to extract chemical potential energy directly from water. Water is fully oxidized hydrogen.