A prominent North Carolina investor is backing a new kind of fusion that operates at much lower temperatures than thought possible, which would make it easier to commercialize. So far the early results show promise.
Tom Darden is with Cherokee Investment Fund. Under the trade name, Industrial Heat LLC, his group has invested over $10 million in Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat technology which makes use of LENR.
Infinite Energy has posted a nice article on Brillouin Energy and its founder Robert Godes. Brillouin consistently demonstrates with its ongoing collaboration with SRI to be a leader in the LENR field and the pursuit of commercialization of their technology.
Fran Tanzella from SRI declares that SRI has interacted with Robert and the Brillouin team over the past three years and have come to believe that the early high-pressure “Wet Boiler” results were reproducible, controllable and significant. “I personally presented that work at ICCF17 because I believe it is real and important,” Tanzella says.
On August 25, 2015, Leonardo Corporation (Andrea Rossi) received a patent for a unique fluid heater.LENR theory is not specifically mentioned in it, but the fuel mixture of 50% Nickel powder with grain size 1nm to 100μm,20% Elemental Lithium powder, and 30% Lithium Aluminum Hydride is disclosed.
The world waits to see if LENR and Rossi’s E-Cat and Hot-Cat technology will revolutionize our energy industries for the better.
While no miraculous cold fusion device has yet been definitively proven to work, the dream of cheating physics, of finding a backdoor to a seemingly unattainable process, is still alive and well. Maybe one day, Pons and Fleischmann will be proven right, and all of our energy needs will be wiped away, but until then we can still look forward to the ultimate way to cheat our way into usable nuclear fusion.
Oil prices have been in a free fall for the past year. In just the past month, prices have collapsed more than 20%. We may be witnessing the first step in a shift of the paradigm of cyclical oil markets and a softening of our future dependency on fossil fuels. The volatility in oil prices is not over, but our current low prices and the general expectation of continued low prices, means there is less market resistance against embracing the inevitable. There will be huge restrictions and carbon taxes levied against the petroleum industry in the near future. Climate change or not, technology and alternative energy sources are becoming more attractive to the market. Governments all over the globe are embracing the vision of a carbon-free world where we aren’t dependent upon the oil cartels and unexpected price swings. I think some of this sentiment is starting to be priced into the oil markets and revised expectations on future demands and profits are materializing.
The door is wide open for LENR to completely destroy this paradigm. As investors, scientists and world leaders catch wind of LENR and start to look for ways to materialize a carbon-free world, LENR will gain the attention it deserves. LENR has been categorically ignored for over 25 years, but there is too much revolutionary potential in it to ignore it forever. Companies like Brillouin Energy, Industrial Heat LLC, LENUCO and countless other experimenters will have a head start in understanding what many readers here already know about LENR.
The motivation to push LENR over the edge will be profits. Oil’s free fall will erase over $4 trillion dollars in revenue over the coming years. Now imagine dissatisfied investors learn of a new technology that could potentially fulfill all of our energy needs. It’s ironic that the pursuit of wealth may unlock one of the most selfless gifts to the world, but Bill Gates himself recently compared the search for renewable technologies with the early days of the technology industry and predicted that some investors will make a lot of money. Money is the way of the world and even if you can’t help invest, you can be proud that you were the first person in your group to recognize LENR and you can now simply sit back and enjoy the show.
Fresh on the heels of the Airbus LENR patent, Boeing has now applied for a patent for a engine making use of a thermonuclear fusion process powered by lasers. Our readers will certainly see the LENR undertones to this patent. Read the full article here.
The race for the next generation power source for aviation is heating up and LENR – Cold Fusion is certainly among the handful of potential candidates.
Airbus, fresh off revealing an LENR patent only a few months ago, now reveals a totally electric airplane powered by batteries. One can only imagine this technology being combined with an LENR generator to create impossibly long flight ranges without the need for fuel capacity restraints. As an added bonus, it has a low carbon footprint and is very quiet.
Below is a new Brillouin Energy presentation, narrated by its founder, Robert Godes, which was prepared for the ICCF19 conference in Padua, Italy in April 2015. Andrea Rossi has recently made disparaging remarks about the Electron Capture Theory, however, Brillouin appears to consistently make strides in control, COP and commercialization efforts.
There is a growing community of eyes watching the progression of LENR. From former U.S. Vice-Presidents to the richest man on the world, the anomalies discovered by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons over 25 years ago, are on the radar at the highest levels.
BlackRock Inc. A 2012 investment report by the world’s largest asset manager, mentioned that they were following LENR and fusion start-ups.
Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President. Mr. Gore references LENR and thorium in an online Google+ conversation in 2013.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation. In 2014, Bill Gates visited the laboratories of ENEA in Frascati, Italy, where he was briefed on ENEA’s research activity, including in the field of LENR.
Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy. Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and former cabinet member under President Obama, meets with Robert Godes, founder of Brillouin Energy, a leader in LENR experimentation, in an undated photo.