The cover story for Chemical & Engineering News take a hard look at where LENR stands today and its roots in Cold Fusion’s apparent death in 1989.
“Why would anyone have continued research or scientific interest after 27 years on any topic that was reported to be a mistake?”
—Melvin H. Miles, electrochemist
Controlled Electron Capture: Enhanced Stimulation and Calorimetry Methods (Brillouin Energy cores)
Presentation by: Francis Tanzella (SRI International, USA)
The sleuths at lenr-forum.com have uncovered some pretty convincing evidence Bill Gates aka William H. Gates III made a $6 million dollar donation to the Texas Tech Foundation “to be expended expeditiously and essentially entirely on research for the express purpose of … obviating the major extant technical ambiguities surrounding the set of phenomena in metal hydrides generally known as Anomalous Heat Effects (AHE).”
The name of the research entity is Seashore Research, LLC, headed up by Robert Duncan and assisted by Michael McKubre, formerly of SRI International.
While poorly redacted, the signature of the donor from Seattle, Washington appears to be that of William H. Gates III, when compared to his actual signature.
Bill Gates has been linked to LENR research before. During a trip to Italy he visited the national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA) where scientists have made significant progress towards a working design for low energy nuclear fusion using a palladium core. ENEA and Professor Vittorio Violante are earmarked for $550,000 in contract expenses.
In June of 2014, Gates wrote a blog titled “We need Energy Miracles” to stress the importance of new technologies like LENR.
Entitled “Nature’s Own,” this video highlights the Brillouin Energy leadership and technology team in Berkely, California.
Introducing Brillouin Energy, a clean-technology company located in Berkeley California, which is developing ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technologies capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy (heat). The company’s technologies are based on low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”), which it generates on a controlled basis in its uniquely designed reactors.
See more at: brillouinenergy.com
David Knight talks to Robert George of Brillouin Energy Corp, about LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reaction technology that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has said “could revolutionize energy production and storage…[and] produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for US forces since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power.”
Most of the comments on this video are misinformed, but Brillouin Energy, funded solely through angel investors and licensing deals, continues to be one of the most fascinating technology firms working to commercialize LENR.
Industrial Heat and IPH (collectively “Counter-Plaintiffs”) bring this action against Leonardo; Rossi; J.M. Products, Inc. (“JMP”); Henry Johnson (“Johnson”); Penon; United States Quantum Leap, LLC (“USQL”); and Fabiani.
Industrial Heat LLC has brought counterclaims against almost everyone involved in the Rossi project and makes allegations of fraud in the performance, review and testing of the E-cat.
Eventually Counter-Plaintiffs discovered that the test that Leonardo and Rossi were conducting, in conjunction with the supposed “customer” in Miami, was not a real test at all, but a carefully scripted effort to deceive Counter-Plaintiffs into 1) providing Leonardo and Rossi with credibility in their efforts to license and promote the E-Cat IP to others and/or obtain investments from others in their business ventures, 2) making the third payment under the License Agreement to Leonardo, 3) paying a multitude of expenses of Leonardo and Rossi including in connection with their operations in Florida, and 4) paying Penon and Fabiani for services not rendered and reimbursing them for unnecessary expenses.
Answer and exhibits available here.
Standing Rock Press Release
“Once again, our grandmother, the Earth, has offered us, her children, the elements we need to survive. Will we listen.” Russell Means 1939-2012 Oglala Lakota activist and Co Founder of the American Indian Movement. These were the words spoken to Media Ecologist and Cold Fusion activist James Martinez in 2011 after Russell Mean’s discussions, support and endorsement of L.E.N.R. (low energy nuclear reactions) – Cold Fusion.
On November 2nd, 2015 Brillouin Energy Corporation held a public demonstration of L.E.N.R. in Washington D.C. to discuss the Brillouin boiler and its commercial development. In the fall of 2014 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe endorsed Cold Fusion and has gone on record to seek funding from the Department of Energy for the deployment of clean energy and energy efficient projects. Currently funding has also been requested from the Department of Agriculture as well as funding to contract scientists for the education and planning of this technology. On September 2, 2015 the Standing Rock Tribal Council approved the Charter for the Hunkpapa Development Corporation. Furthermore, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe endorsed the Vision 2030 decree with a priority on sustainable housing and L.E.N.R.
Additionally, The Tribe recently approved action to seek private funding as well as Federal and has proposed the commercialization of L.E.N.R. Education for schools K through 12. It shall be called Wi Waci -Sun Dance.
The second project will be a research and design low cost home with emphasis on a dome design and construction conducive to the components of the technology process. The project will be called Thi Yuktan. This housing plan has been approved for the use of the generator and the Standing Rock Water Control Board has approved a permit for the Brillouin boiler.
Technology has exceeded balance. It has created a toxic environment that is more harmful and damaging to human life. A human life is threatened after three to five days without water. Native People are keepers of Mother Earth. There is a limitless clean energy that we have a duty to create and develop and use for the people.
Wyang wi waci-the Sacred Sundance was prohibited for 60 years. Technology was kept secret for more than a 100 years by government policy. Wi Waci and green thermal energy must be endorsed. It must be funded, invested, developed and implemented. Our existing technology has taken it’s toll on Mother Earth. It’s time to protect her existence. Human survival depends on it. Phyllis Young-Co Founder-Women of All Nations
While all the facts of this particular case aren’t publicly known, this blog strives to be about the bigger picture and the potential of LENR. Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat LLC make up just a small segment of the broader industry and we hope this unfortunate distraction does not detract from the attention, investment and encouragement all earnest LENR researchers deserve.
That being said, while disappointed, we reserve judgment on Andrea Rossi’s work and credibility until it can be openly and thoroughly vetted through whatever means necessary.