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.
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.
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.
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.
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) http://www.solarhydrogentrends.com/SHT_performance%20_test.pdf)
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.
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.
Phone: 323 963-5708
For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11773463.htm
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?
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.
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: http://www.solarhydrogentrends.com/SHT_performance%20_test.pdf
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