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[We've removed this company from our Top 5 due to questions about the legitimacy of their claims and business approach.]
Compiled by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
December 31, 2012
On February 5, 2013, a company in Singapore is holding an action for licensing to the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam their technology that generates energy from environmental heat using Semiconductor Thermogenerator (SH) technology that has been third-party tested. See their video below that contains information about the auction and the technology. The next auction, for licensing rights in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, will be held in March.
According to their website:
- "NRGLab Pte. Ltd. is a science-driven company based in Singapore. The company researches and develops alternative-energy technologies for clean, reliable and affordable electrical power on a global scale.
- "Scientists with NRGLab have discovered the technology for generating energy from environmental heat.
- "Low-cost electricity is now affordable for everyone, using the energy generated by NRGLab technology. We are now capable of producing environmentally friendly generators (SH boxes), which are easily scalable from 1 watt to 200kw per unit.
- "Our company is now in the process of demonstrating to multiple governments that using oil, coal and gas for energy generation is 3 times more expensive then energy production with NRGLab’s clean, efficient and affordable SH Boxes. The company’s generators (SH boxes) create an energy conversion that is more efficient and less expensive, while simplifying the conversion process. Generators (SH boxes) will enable the price of producing electricity to go down to $0.03 per kW.
- "We expect all countries will be using SH boxes for energy production within 15 years, either to supplement existing methods of generating electricity or replacing them altogether with our SH Box technology.
Realizing the disruptive nature of such a technology, in their business plan, they state:
- "The company will be introducing generators (SH boxes) onto the market step-by-step, so that Investors of crude oil and natural gas sectors have enough time for reinvestment." 
They also state:
- "Generator modules are also easily scalable [from 1 W to 200 kW per unit] and simple to operate, allowing them to supply power for both industrial and residential use for up to a decade with a single installation." 
They also say that SH modules are installed inside a box that is thermo proof and can withstand almost any temperature conditions. It can also be installed where salt exposure is severe, or excessive hail and snow exists, or excessive sand and dust, or excessive air pollution, chemically active vapors, acid rain, soot, etc.
In working with governments, while the SH Box is capable of generating power for $0.03/kW-h, the governments want to sell the power for $0.l22-0.26 per kW in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China; and for $0.28 per kW in Japan.  Can you see why I push for "distributed power", bringing power to the people and out of hands of the corrupt powers that be?
February 13, 2013
- From: Ana NRGLab
- To: Sterling Allan
- Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:04 AM
- Subject: Re: Happy Lunar New Year from NRGLab
- Dear Allan,
- Thank you for keeping me updated. Nice to see a healthy interest from many people.
- As to your query regarding the process description- we do not wish to disclose any further information at the moment in order to protect our IP. We demonstrated a lot in out movie and there can not be any doubt that we have a result that no one else have. Any further comments are not possible at the moment.
- We are ready to negotiate further with possible interested parties and give them more technical data, but we need to see a serious intentions. We reserved many inquiries from charlatans and "personal investors technicians" demanding immediate disclosure of the technology and we do not wish to waist our time anymore on words.
- We are now starting a preparations to build a factory in Singapore and already placed an order to an experienced European design firm to produce factory drawings. For Singapore the demand for boxes is different and our plan is produce 50 kW/h Boxes, 10,000 Boxes/ year.
- As to a nearer future: we already demonstrated Boxes prototype during our Feb.5 Auction (the video report will be published soon) and will produce one more bigger prototype 600W/h.
June 8,2012 test of SH-1
The following is the video mentioned on page 15 of their business plan.
- "NRGLab SH-1 crystal generation test. SH-1 is considered as a mini generator for small applications, such as phones, laptops, cars, etc. The lifespan of SH-1 is 3 years under a constant load." ('YouTube / NRGLABSGD; January 1, 2013)
On December 30, 2012 10:33 PM [GMT-7], Ana from NRGLab wrote: (slightly edited)
Thank you for your email.
The requested video from June 8,2012 test (p.15 of the business plan) will be uploaded in a couple of days to our YouTube channel.
Just a quick note: the June 8, 2012 test was a test of SH-1. SH-1 is considered as a mini power generating unit and can be used for small applications such as phones, laptops, cars.
Current NRGLab business plan is targeting SH-6 generators that have a capacity of 100 KW and are pretty big boxes (22m3). [e.g. 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8m]
Will be more then happy to schedule and interview with you. Our team is on holidays now, but technicians will be available on January 3. Also we can answer all reply to the questions below in writing if it's convenient for you.
Our marketing director, Steve Evans, will review your created page on peswiki and let you know if any corrections are needed.
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On January 01, 2013 10:13 AM [GMT-7], Sterling D. Allan wrote to Ana:
Thanks, Ana. I've embedded this video into the page which has already received 5,598 visits. That's about 4x the normal traffic for one of our features.
One of the most common and well-founded criticisms of your material is that you give "volts" without also giving "amps". Either, by themselves, are not an indication of "power", which is calculated from volts x amps. The third party test reports only give volts, not amps. This video only mentions volts, not amps. I would strongly recommend that from now on in any data NRGLABS reports that they include both volts and amps.
I'll be linking up this video in our news.
(Don't be bummed by the strong criticism in the comments. We've moderated out the worst of it, but our audience tends not give people the benefit of the doubt, and when they see incomplete information, they jump to unfair conclusions about credibility. I tend to give people a lot more slack.)
I look forward to NRGLabs responses to my questions.
Also, here is a comment that you should weigh carefully:
- Any investor worth his salt who will expose $60 Mn would need to conduct some kind of feasibility study before going into a venture ; otherwise, he'll go blind especially into this arena of an uncharted territory. Such study will take months to do to check all aspects of the venture (technical, financial, organizational, legal etc.) and the time between now and February is too short for that. It appears this Company is assuming investors to be on the way to a casino with their money.
From what I know about due diligence and the kinds of things investors need to review before pulling the trigger on a contract, what Tas is saying here is spot on. Your approach of having an "auction" assumes these guys are going to sit in one room together and bid against each other over the course of maybe an hour or two, when what they usually do is spend two or three months of review (on a fast track) before plunking down that kind of money.
I strongly recommend that you reconsider the "auction" approach, pull that down from your site, get some consultation by experts in this field, then reconsider your strategy. We have a number of people we could recommend in an advisory, including Richard P. George, Ph.D. He knows both the science and the business aspects of these kinds of things, and has worked professionally in this sector for many years.
NRGLAB PTE LTD Auction Feb.5, 2013
- (YouTube; December 28, 2012)
How it Works
"SH boxes utilize 12 primary and proprietary components comprised of rare-earth metals, metal oxides, and industrial diamonds. At the moment, these components are relatively inexpensive on the international market, and the plants which produce them also operate at relatively low cost." 
The closest analogue for the Semiconductor Thermogenerator (SH) technology is Solar Modules (SM) used in photovoltaics.
- Manufacture of SH Boxes (100 kW) is a multi-step process, which consists of combining 12 components (raw materials) clustered in three groups. Each SH Box contains 100 plats fitted with the components for power generation. Each plate is manufactured in the dimensions of 500mm x 500mm square, with a thickness of 5mm. The plates consist of aluminum pods fitted with the poly crystal components in the correct proportions for power generation. The plate array is fitted within a custom industrial metal box similar in construction to the familiar power-junction boxes installed at key points within a municipal electric grid. page 19
Quoting from http://nrglab.asia/auctions.html; December 30, 2012
- Participants in our Auction will have the opportunity to purchase the license rights from NRGLab for low-cost electricity production using our proprietary SH Box systems.
- This game-changing power system, researched and painstakingly developed over the last 10 years, makes it possible to produce electricity anywhere in the world using scalable poly-crystal modules that deliver power for a decade on a single installation with minimal maintenance. NRGLab’s SH Box system, a compact and incredibly powerful generator, can be installed and used for residential, commercial or industrial power needs. The cost of this power averages 3 cents per kilowatt hour (kW-h), representing a savings of 66 percent to 75 percent below prevailing utility costs in many countries. With a lifespan of 10 years, poly-crystals provide the power core for generating electricity using the innovative methods developed by NRGLab.
Profile: NRGLab Pte. Ltd.
Quoting from their Business Plan, December 2012:
- NRGLab Pte. Ltd. is a science-driven company that researches and develops alternative energy technologies for clean, reliable and affordable electrical power on a global scale.
- In 2005, they discovered this technology for generating energy from environmental heat.
- The company will contract with 10 countries initially, and the first 10 SH Box production factories will be built in 2014.
- They expect to produce 100,000 SH boxes in 2014, 200,000 in 2015, 500,000 in 2016, 1,000,000 in 2017, and 5,000,000 in 2018.
- The company presently employs a full-time staff of 14.
- The first SH crystal was born in New York in 2009. In early 2010, a crystal was working 72 hours under a constant load. In 2011 my scientific group moved from the US to Singapore with the goal of commercializing the project of growing electricity crystals. On June 8, 2012, for the first time, the company demonstrated the process of growing such a crystal in the presence of independent witnesses. The whole process was done in the presence of 7 independent witnesses and a public Notary who confirmed signatures of the witnesses in the Affidavits. Immediately upon formation, the crystal of 0.1 gram produced 1 Volt of power.
- Later, the company chose a TUV-SUD-PSB independent laboratory to witness the test and render necessary reports of the results and the whole process. This included a new generation of SH crystals, so-called SH-6 generation, with a working life of 8,000 hours under a constant load and ability to produce electricity for 1.5 - 2 cents per kilowatt[-hour]. This test lasted 40 days in a sealed, transparent box. In a short-circuit test, the samples didn't heat up while being short-circuited for 24 hours; and were still producing power upon circuit break. (Lab results from October 9, 2012)
The company’s additional projects include a strategic partnership and investment from Viscoil Holdings (www.viscoil.com) to recycle waste materials into eco-friendly diesel fuel.
Profile: Seahorse NRG
Mentioned in opening of video, but no mention on the website or business plan.
Top 5 Ranking
My reasons for putting this technology in our Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies listing include:
- Good price point: $0.03/kW-h;
- Portable, solid-state, 24/7/365 constant, with load-following attributes;
- Strong independent validation, including by TUV, published for public review, including both the identity of the parties as well as the protocol of the tests and the results;
- Strong business team and plan (not that I agree with the strategy);
- Licensing the technology in a non-disruptive approach;
- Science is not too much of a stretch, providing a bridge for the more radical stuff emerging;
- Nearness to market (first 100,000 units in 2014).
My reasons for criticism are that they are too much of a mindset of working within the existing [corrupt] powers that be, propping up governments and central power grids, instead of angling for the "distributed" power generation for which their technology is capable, bringing power to the people. That they are going to the developing world first, gives them some redemption in this regard, but I hope that soon they will see the need to change their strategy to focus on distributed applications.
If they were closer to market, they could be higher in the Top 5.
Also, I'm not sure that this technology qualifies as an "exotic" genre, since the science doesn't seem to be that much of a leap from established principles. It's just a new PV crystal recipe that doesn't require the sun. Maverick, but not exotic.
The silence on this technology in the mainstream news, though, is a fairly good indicator that this could be maverick enough to be exotic. However, it could just be that we are getting the scoop on this one, and the mainstream will catch up. Let's see how this plays out. If it is not "exotic", then we wish them well, but they will not belong in our Top 5 Exotics list.
In the News
- Google News > "sh boxes" - null as of December 30, 2012
- Google News > NRGLab - null as of December 30, 2012
- Featured: Solid State > Thermal Electric > NRGLabs >
NRGLab Posts February 5 Auction Report - NRGLabs in Singapore just posted this report on their YouTube channel. It shows them making one of their power cells in front of a group of potential licensees, then subjecting the cells to various harsh environments including heat and chemicals, in comparison to other technologies such as batteries. They also describe briefly who presented and what they talked about. (PureEnergyBlog; March 15, 2013)
- Featured: Solid State > Thermal Electric > NRGLabs >
Happy Lunar New Year from NRGLab - In a new video posted today, two ladies from NRGLabs answer some frequently-asked questions about their technology that is said to harness environmental heat, describing the different output sizes (allegedly showing 40 W to- 400 W boxes), and saying that the units will be available for purchase in a couple of years. [Not helpful in answering technical questions.] (YouTube/NRGLabsGD; February 12, 2013)
- Featured / Top 5: Trends > Zeitgeist > 2012 Highlights >
2012 in Review--2013 Free Energy Predictions - Though the year didn't bring several technologies to market as I had predicted last year (due to "you don't deserve it yet" lack of adequate awakening), great progress was made. We highlight some of the leading trends, both upward, as well as some of those that are fading, gratefully. (PESN; January 2, 2013)
- Featured / Top 5: Solid State > Thermal Electric > NRGLab >
NRGLab posts video of June 8, 2012 test of SH-1 - "SH-1 crystal generation...is considered as a mini generator for small applications, such as phones, laptops, cars, etc. The lifespan of SH-1 is 3 years under a constant load. Current NRGLab business plan is targeting SH-6 generators that have a capacity of 100 kW and are pretty big boxes (22 m3)." [Email recommending including "amps" in data, and urging against auction approach.] (PESWiki; January 1, 2013)
- Featured: Solid State > Thermal Electric >
NRGLab's SH Box
weighs in at #3 in Top 5- My reasons include: good price point: $0.03/kW-h; portable, solid-state, 24/7/365 constant; strong independent validation, including by TUV; strong business team and plan (not that I agree with the strategy); licensing the technology in a non-disruptive approach; science is not too much of a stretch; nearness to market (2014). (PESWiki; December 31, 2012)
- Featured / Top 5: Solid State > Thermal Electric > NEW: NRGLab >
NRGLab to auction clean energy license for Philippines - A Singapore company has developed a solar type crystal technology that harnesses environmental heat to provide continuous power in the range of 3 cents per kilowatt-hour --- about three times cheaper then the cheapest places on earth. On February 5, 2013, they will be holding their first auction for licensing the technology, beginning in the Philippines. (PESN; December 31, 2012)
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