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Kudos to Sterling Allan for his report from observing the test run of the SHT’s “Symphony Hydrogen Generator”.  Although we among many others point out Sterling’s failure to ask the hard questions or challenge claims in the past, I was impressed with the way he handled this observation given his limited technical knowledge. 

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Photo Credit Sterling Allan Peswiki

Sterling made some excellent suggestions like doing the old bottle in water gas measuring trick. I have been involved in a lot of hydrogen testing over the years in some very sophisticated labs and we have often reverted to that technique. Their rejection of trying this raises more Red Flags, in other words the BS meter is pegged..

Sterling also observed the heat in the tank which of course is a dead give away of the chemical reaction. The majority of the Hydrogen is not from the “electrical input” but form a straight forward chemical reaction using a metal or metal hydride. This combined with the significantly reduced output leads to only one conclusion. It is really on the company to get their act together.

So to you Sterling, my angelic nemesis, well done.


The following are some highlights from Sterling’s coverage with some comments from myself in blue. 

Demo Ready, Testers Not

You know the phenomenon that the quality of a movie is inversely proportional to the number of big-name stars in it? Well, it seems that this principle was in play on Friday. The big players each thought the other was going to perform, so they were not prepared to do what they came to do. I was there as an “observer”, not as a tester. (create a smoke screen to confuse everyone)
It turns out that the Kennedyesque group who was there as the primary group to test the device did not bring any gas flow measurement equipment. All they had was a high-end hydrogen ratio sensor, which they couldn’t get to work. They guessed that the chlorine gas from the swimming pool next to the demo apparatus fouled the sensor.
No radiation detecting equipment was present.(this is a real red flag over site given some of the theories put forward) 

Shen, from AirKinetics, didn’t bring any test equipment, either, because his understanding was that he was there as an “observer”. Jack couldn’t get a second third-party test group lined up. (I know Jack had several offers from other groups, companies and individuals to design and perform such tests, another big red flag)  So all we had was an anemometer, which wouldn’t even turn when placed in front of the ~1¼-inch opening (see video), though it would turn with the slightest breeze in the air.

The anemometer that Jack had required a minimum air flow of 186 cubic feet per minute before it would begin measuring accurately — over a 1″+ pipe opening. The highest rate of flow that AirKinetics had reported was 82 ACFM, with an input power of nearly double what they were running on Friday. Even though I was supposed to be just and observer, I had an idea.

Sitting outside there with us, we had a 2-liter beverage bottle and several 5-gallon buckets, and hose — everything we needed to do a flow rate measurement by filling the 2-liter bottle with water, inverting it, taking the cap off, and running the gas into it, and timing how long it takes for the gas to reach the “2-liter” mark near the top of the bottle (bottom, when inverted), being sure to hold the bottle in such a way that the water level in the bottle is near the top of the water level in the 5-gallon bucket, so as to not introduce any positive or negative pressure on the gas. Most everyone I have talked to has said this method, though somewhat archaic, is very accurate, notwithstanding the simplicity of the components involved. Those who agree with this include the Kennedyesque guys, Shen, my dad (atomic clock physicist), Tai and Fred Robinson, who install hydrogen/natural gas retrofits on vehicles for a living. Two liters of gas of any kind is going to fill 2 liters of space, by definition. And the time it takes to fill that space will give you “liters per minute”. (Excellent suggestion by Sterling and would give a reasonably accurate reading)

However, the inventor flatly refused to use such a “barbaric” method. “It’s like comparing a donkey to a Ferrari. I only want professional methods employed.” And his business partner, Kirill Gichunts, who had flown in from the Ukraine for the event, agreed that employing such a methodology for measuring flow rate would not play well among the scientific community. (this is the largest red flag of all. I have worked with some of the most brilliant scientists and engineers in their field and I have never encountered this attitude before. More often than not any makeshift method will suffice especially when the test equipment is in question)

Konstantine insisted that only “professional” methods be used to measure his device. (nothing wrong with the old water displacement test. I guess doing the test in someones backyard near the swimming pool is also very scientific lol)

Well done Sterling, I take my hat of to you.

For the full story:

Revolutions_Greens Previous Coverage

It has been a month since we updated the Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc claim to making 1 kgs of hydrogen out of a liter of water. So this up date is in two parts, some information I have gathered followed by their recent press release.

The following are bits and pieces I can share that has been gathered by different parties I know who are dealing with them directly. Some are under NDA so I am limited in what I can discuss. We have also had in the past some emails from their science people.


Jack Aganyan

1. There is anotehr consumable involved which has to be replaced frequently. (that explains what we knew was impossible , so the other consumable is obviously the primary source of hydrogen.

2. There is another country and institution that the IP is shared with and or have a interest in the project.

3. They have been seeking rather large funds in a very naive way.

4. They only have one test they are using as the official independent verification.


5. Efforts are underway by at least one third party to fund and have a credible institution/organisation verify the test. this should happen in the next few weeks.


In summary: it still is a mystery but there is still interest and hope that this will pan out as an economical way to produce Hydrogen. I will sit on the fence until more data and information is gathered. One thing for sure,  there business approach as can be seen by the following press release is a little amateurish and raises some red flags regards their business skills, experience and approach. I will defiantly be watching this closely and keep an open mind until the data confirms the results and more importantly the economics. I do have this down still as a real possibility.

Press Release

American company Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. announced in early March of 2014 the invention of world’s first hydrogen reactor “Symphony 7A” capable of converting of 1 liter of water (including sea water) into 1kg of hydrogen.

And here is the reaction:

A. “It’s totally impossible 
B. This is too good to be true.

With such assertions, the greatest and most needed discovery (not only our opinion) for all mankind would be put in the coffin and buried.

Investor skepticism is understandable, particularly when the discoverer is a newly launched, little-known company. Given the extraordinary nature of this project, even sane scientists have a hard time believing it.

Such uncertainty about this fantastic and largely anomalous production of hydrogen with Symphony 7A would be acceptable if not for one important fact: The results of the hydrogen reactor were confirmed and carried out by two independent and reputable laboratories in the United States. Their data demonstrates that the output from hydrogen generator Symphony 7A had an average content of hydrogen purity at 93.1% (three samples were taken 95.8%, 86.8%, and 96.8% hydrogen purity).

At this rate of production of hydrogen we underscore pure hydrogen gas flow rate is at 2,797 cubic feet per hour. And this is not the limit of the hydrogen output. The portfolio of generator prototypes at Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. are very promising and models of hydrogen generators Symphony 7AM and Symphony 7DM, capable of producing hundreds of tons of hydrogen per day, are currently in development. Indeed, hydrogen production technology developed by Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. is 20 to 30 years ahead of all the known hydrogen production technologies available today.

A historic scientific milepost can be readily compared: great Stanley Meyers water fuel cell produced around 300% more energy than it consumed. The hydrogen generator Symphony 7 Series made by Solar Hydrogen Trends produces 40,000% more energy than it consumes!

The United States of America is a very fortunate country:

1. It has two coastlines of ocean. 
2. Only the United States is in possession of this stunning hydrogen generator “Symphony 7” which is capable of converting oceans of water into oceans of hydrogen with no harm to the sea. Merely two (2) cubic miles of ocean water could solve all fuel challenges in the U.S. for many years ahead.

The sooner this development of technology begins, the faster we will solve major geopolitical, economical, social and ecological problems facing the United States.

Dear President Barack Obama: In which of two oceans would you direct us to begin?

Jack Aganyan, Founder and President 
Konstantine Balakiryan, Founder, CEO/Chief Scientist

Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. stands by its performance claims and welcomes other independent performance measurements of its hydrogen reactor input/output by the media and leading industry experts. (Download Airkinetics Inc fuel performance test results)

For more information on the hydrogen reactor and the Company, please visit

About Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc.:

Menlo Park based firm Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. is an innovative technology firm focused on the development of clean air, cost reducing energy solutions for the multi-billion dollar Energy Services industry. Recipient of a 2013 grant from the Patricia Galloway and Kris Nielsen Foundation supporting scientists and engineers in developing creative and innovative ideas that will improve the quality of life for all, Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. consists of a team of chemists, physicists and engineers from across the globe.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company’s actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “expect,” “intends,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “plan,” to be uncertain and forward-looking.

Contact Information: 
J. Jacobsen 
Phone: 323 963-5708

For the original version on PRWeb visit:

Original Story

SOLAR HYDROGEN TRENDS INC. have claimed to have developed a reactor that with an input of 500 watts,  produces an output of 2,797 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour (electricity equivalent 221.5 kWh), at cost of $1.80. The also claim in the following press release that  the reactor provides high yield hydrogen making 1 kg of hydrogen out of 1 litre of water for 25 cents (USD). Is this an error in calculation or a real breakthrough?       

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I always stand to corrected but last time I looked it took just under 9 liters of water to get 1 kg of hydrogen. I will discuss this and other maths claimed after the press release.
I have included letters in the story I recently received which poses some valid questions and answers. Efforts are also underway to have this independently validated with the full energy balance accounted for.


I had the following letter forwarded to me and asked if it could be included in the story

Dear Colleagues,

I am closely following all the discussions  on multiple forums.

I really like your judgments and their proximity to understanding the processes that occur in reality in the hydrogen reactor “Symphony 7A”.

Unfortunately, according to the existing ethics in the scientific community, the authors are not encouraged to discuss about any research results with the media before they are published in scientific journals.

However, in order for you to understand what a great discovery  GOD gave to us all please try to find answers in the following questions:

1. If the working substance in the reactor is water, how come the output is almost only hydrogen ?

2. After splitting water where do molecules of oxygen disappear?

3. What role in stunning efficiency of “Symphony 7A” plays a collective excitation of nucleons in the nuclei of atoms of oxygen?

4. Is it possible at a rate of 0.5 kW energy hour and at operating temperature 60 degrees centigrade, to have a nuclear fission and fusion?  

5 . To produce 1kg of hydrogen it is necessary to split 9 liters of water, then how or in what way in this hydrogen reactor “Symphony 7A”, it takes only 1 liter?



Konstantin Balakiryan

PhD, Professor


I also received this email from the principle scientist in response to the questions Simon asked.


Hakop Jack Aganyan
Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc.
Dear Simon,
As someone rightly pointed out at the forum that I do not have time to answer hundreds of questions.However, ignoring your question, certainly  would be understood by all of you as cowardness or scientific unsoundness.
Your calculations are absolutely correct, if it only operates from concepts of gravitational and electromagnetic interactions, but the nucleons in nuclei are binding with interaction which is called in nuclear physics “strong interaction ” (nuclear strong force or color force) which is equal to (7-8) MeV / nucleon.
We have managed to make these forces work for us in our hydrogen reactor “Symphony 7A”.
If you promise to keep my secret than I will only reveal that secret to you.
As it is known “Strong interaction” in the nuclei, the distances between the nucleons is ~ (XX-XX) fm (femtometers), Binds them into the nuclei.
In the hydrogen reactor “Symphony 7A”. due to the collective excitation of nucleons from the external electrical source ( just 0.5 Kwt / h we were able to increase the distance between nucleons to a magnitude of ~ (XX-XX), fm in strong interaction in the beginning it drops to zero and then starts to push away nucleons , causing decay of the nucleus.
As my partner Jack Aganyan likes to say I should tell myself to stop now.
Because 2-3 more words and absolutely everything will become clear to you how in the hydrogen reactor “Symphony 7A”. 1liter of water is converted into 1kg of hydrogen.
P.S.  Last time I was so sincere and open that was back in 1961 in the conversation with the great Niels Bohr.


Konstantin Balakiryan

PhD Professor


Press Release

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Menlo Park, Calif., March 12, 2014 – Menlo Parkbased technology firm Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. ( announced a breakthrough in hydrogen production that will revolutionize the energy market with the world’s least expensive fuel source – hydrogen. Their invention is the world’s first reactor for the production of unlimited hydrogen (patent pending) and provides clean fuel that can be generated anywhere across the globe.(Photo: ImpactSolar Hydrogen Trends’ reactor provides high-yield hydrogen cheaply and efficiently, making 1 kg of hydrogen from 1 liter of water at the cost of only 25 cents! According to the US Department of Energy, 1 kg of hydrogen has the same energy content as 1 gallon (3.2 kg) of gasoline (download With this 25 cent price tag, 1kg of hydrogen equaling the same energy as 1 gallon of gasoline is an unprecedented breakthrough for the US and World Economy.Environmental Impact
Hydrogen is an extremely effective alternative to fossil fuels as the fuel does not produce any harmful byproducts (its main byproduct being water vapor). Current electricity production relies on pollutants through dangerous fuels including coal, natural gas and nuclear reactors. Coal and natural gas contribute to climate change, already manifesting through alarming weather patterns. Nuclear is simply deadly: One needs look no further than Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi as proof. World leaders, scientists, experts and citizens understand that there is far too much reliance on oil for energy, another major pollutant.
Global Energy BreakthroughIt is widely agreed that the USA needs is another breakthrough in energy with magnitude of Manhattan project. This breakthrough has occurred and will change the landscape of energy generation over the course of the next decade and into the distant future. Jack Aganyan and Konstantine Balakiryan, Founders of Solar Hydrogen Trends commented “The world is looking to the United States for leadership in this field. Our hydrogen reactor is one of the most significant inventions of the 21st Century that will positively and permanently improve our world with unprecedented flexibility in low cost energy production.Kirill Gichunts, a venture capital investor, said “Solar Hydrogen Trends is on track to be the most valuable start-up company this decade, and will become the largest company by market cap coming out of Silicon Valley. If used to fuel cars, the hydrogen reactor will save 90% over gasoline.” Kirill further commented that “the hydrogen reactor coupled with CHP technology (fuel cell or turbine) will bring energy generation to industrial and consumer clients and slash the price per kWh by over 50% — saving hundreds of billions by avoiding the grid distribution.”The Impossible Becomes Possible
The hydrogen reactor actually turns 1 liter of water into 1kg of hydrogen! While this flies in the face of today’s basic science where even a 5th grader knows that 1 liter of water contains 111.11 grams of hydrogen and 888.89 grams of oxygen — nevertheless, numerous performance tests, including Airkinetics Inc., a prominent EPA-certified national emissions testing specialist, measured the output reactor at 50 ACFM with 93.1% Hydrogen content.
Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. stands by its performance claims and welcomes other independent performance measurements of its hydrogen reactor input/output by the media and leading industry experts. (Download Airkinetics Inc fuel performance test results :
For more information on the hydrogen reactor and the Company, please visit
About Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc.:
Menlo Park based firm Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. is an innovative technology firm focused on the development of clean air, cost reducing energy solutions for the multi-billion dollar Energy Services industry. Recipient of a 2013 grant from the Patricia Galloway and Kris Nielsen Foundation supporting scientists and engineers in developing creative and innovative ideas that will improve the quality of life for all, Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. consists of a team of chemists, physicists and engineers from across the globe.
Media Contact: J. Jacobsen, MediaRich, 3239635708,
News distributed by PR Newswire iReach:
SOURCE Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc.


How does it work?

The Hydrogen Reactor

Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. invented a Hydrogen Reactor. The technology provides multifactorial hydrogen reactor with elevated hydrogen production due to a set of sixteen (16) physical and chemical processes, acting simultaneously on the hydrogen bonds. The hydrogen reactor uses water as main fuel and its emissions are 100% clean (clean air).

The technology is non-volatile and produces free flowing hydrogen which can be compressed or used to convert to another form of energy.

The technology can be used as a free standing electrically powered device to produce unlimited amount of hydrogen at world’s cheapest rates or as a “bolt-on” hybrid solution.

On input of 500 watts, the mini reactor produces an output of 2,797 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour (electricity equivalent 221.5 kWh), at cost of $1.80

The Company

One thing that does impress me is the team involved. From the website:

Jack Aganyan is a founder and president at Solar Hydrogen Trends. He led the development of the technology and has created the vision for the company. Jack has funded and sold number of projects and has founded several companies.

Konstantine Balakiryan, PhD, is a founder and CEO at Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. As a chief scientist he is the driving force behind the 7 models of the hydrogen reactor. Konstantine was a Professor and head of physics, chemistry and mathematics department at the Russian University of Friendship (Moscow). He received his Master Degree in Physics from Moscow Lomonosov University and PhD in Physics from Russian Academy of Science.

Kirill Gichunts helped structure the business and drives strategic financial and commercial aspects of the company. Kirill was a managing partner at a venture capital accelerator fund. He founded, funded and helped grow a number of companies. Prior, as an investment banking executive, Kirill completed M&A and ECM transactions. Kirill received a bachelor’s degree in business and political economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Anahit M. specializes in chemistry and chemical analysis at SHT. Her background is in inorganic and organic chemistry within laboratory setting. She holds a Masters degree in chemistry from Yerevan State Medical University.

Vernald M. is an engineer with experience in electrical design, testing, analysis, and project coordination. He was a lead quality control manager at the largest jewelry factory in Russia and served as an electrical adviser in development of multiple in-house electroplating and electrolysis processes. He received bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from State Engineering University of Armenia.

Ashot A. is an engineer with over 33 years of experience with wide range of mechanical design and fabrication expertise. His focus lies with creative custom fabrication to prototype development. He studied mechanical engineering from State Engineering University of Armenia.

Suren M. heads the electrical works at SHT. He has over 30 years of experience in electrical engineering during which he has worked as a chief for two laboratories, led R&D, and developed and manufactured electronic devices. Suren received a master’s degree in radio physics and electronics from Yerevan State University and a PhD degree in radio physics and Electronics from Gorkiy University.

Kerry Smith is currently a Partner with Montgomer&Hansen LLP and has more than 20 years experience in the practice of corporate and securities law at major U.S. law firms and has been CFO of a NASDAQ listed public company. His primary focus is on international and domestic M&A, public and private offerings of debt and equity, MBO’s, LBO’s, recapitalizations, spin-offs, venture capital and private equity transactions, as well as general corporate representation. Kerry holds a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and a B.S. in Accountancy from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a CPA (inactive) and practiced at Deloitte & Touche prior to attending law school.

In 1997, Mark Rabinovich obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, at University of California, Berkeley. For over 16 years he has practiced law in California, representing business entities in the variety of transactions. Mr. Rabinovich acts as an outside counsel for numerous start-ups and established businesses. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Living Tree Foundation, a United States charity, which supports programs for veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Questions and Red Flags

1. How do you get 1 kg out of hydrogen out of 1 liter of water?

Link to performance test:

2. What are the 16 chemical and Physical processes?

3. What is the true cost (not just the electricity) ?

If what they say is true them for $1.80 you would produce enough hydrogen to power a 100kw off the shelf hydrogen powered genset !

I will see how this pans out, I will not form an opinion until we know more about this one. Lets hope it is true



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