Speaking at Columbia University, Bill Gates told the crowd that if he were to drop out of school today, there were three promising fields he might choose: artificial intelligence, biotech and energy.
“Gates said there is a huge and growing demand for energy that’s “reliable, cheap, and clean.” And Gates said there is no system yet today that can provide enough energy that meets those criteria. That’s why he sees energy as an area of opportunity for innovative minds, he told the audience of mostly university students. “The innovations [in energy] will be profound,” said Gates. “And there are many paths to get to where we need to go.”
The full article is published here. Gates is a quiet supporter of LENR technology and research at Texas Tech and has pledged to spend $30 billion developing alternative energy. LENR may be one of the paths Gates expects will lead to our energy independence.
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.
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.
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.