In a written answer to a question on LENR, the European Parliament made the following comment:
“The Commission is aware of the claimed successes in the field of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).
As mentioned by the Honorable Member, this domain includes a vast array of apparently unrelated phenomena that seem to point to the possibility of nuclear events at relatively low levels of energy, but this is still debated by the scientific community and there is no unanimous agreement on the mechanisms behind the experimental findings.
However, apparently some of these results have been replicated lately, in a few cases by reputed scientists or laboratories.”
BERKELEY, Calif.–“Following the successful replication of “over-unity” amounts of thermal energy from its LENR renewable energy technologies, Brillouin Energy Corp. announces the closing of $7,750,000 in its Series B round. The lead investor in the round, James (Jim) Farrell, has also joined the Company’s Board of Directors.”
Just recently, SRI International announced it had “successfully replicated “over unity” amounts of thermal energy (heat) for Brillouin Energy Corporation.” This press release announces a forthcoming $15 million Series C round offering and an “aggressive research and development program” in 2017.
Over at the New Energy Times site, the author has written a whitepaper called “Power Generation Via LENRs.” The author opines, “LENRs are neither fusion nor fission but instead provide a third potential pathway to nuclear energy.”
The Anthropocene Institute, a Silicon Valley incubator, has issued a comprehensive 79-page report entitled LENRaries. The report states there are “114 entities actively engaged in LENR R&D across four continents” and provides a description of the management and goals for many of these entities. The report also contains the results of survey questions asked to LENR Makers, R&D Organizations, Investment Funds, and Non-Profits.
“The Nikkei also forecast LENR applications to become a $100 Billion global market by 2025.”
Go here to signup for free access to the report or download LENRaries.
The amount of Cold Fusion and LENR information waiting to be discovered on the Internet never ceases to amaze me. There is a seemingly inexhaustible supply of knowledge for a field so easily dismissed as pseudoscience.
Dr. Ludwick Kowalski is a Polish-American physicist and professor emeritus of Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. It’s worth noting he is a U.S. immigrant and Holocaust survivor. Dr. Kowalski is a wonderful and brilliant author and has commented extensively on LENR and below are a few links to some of his fine works.
In the following article from Mainebiz, MEGA Industries, a Gorham, Maine, USA based manufacturer of high-power microwave components, boasts of record sales and adding jobs and a customer base consisting of national laboratories “doing research on new ways of generating energy using cold fusion.”
The article also discusses a very specific client base including Raytheon and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Michigan State University, the Oakridge National Laboratory, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford and the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center.
It’s interesting to note the direct effect this is having on job creation and more than hints that LENR research may be experiencing a new rebirth.
Low energy nuclear processes that are strongly hindered by Coulomb repulsion between the reacting nuclei, are investigated in solid environment. It is shown that the hindering effect may be significantly weakened (practically it disappears) if one takes into account the Coulomb interaction of one of the reacting particles with the surroundings. … Low energy nuclear reactions allowed by recoil assistance and leading to nuclear transmutations are partly overviewed. Critical analysis of Fleischmann-Pons type low energy nuclear reaction experiments is presented too.
In the below video, Tony Seba makes the persuasive case that traditional energy and transportation will be obsolete in the next 15 years. In fact, a recent article makes the case progress is happening much faster than Mr. Seba’s presentation from March of 2016. Advances in solar energy, battery storage and possibly LENR are set to disrupt the status quo.
Indeed, Eos Energy Storage, the maker of zinc air battery technology, has recently announced a partnership with Siemens for performance guarantees supporting up to 20 years of continuous operation. Eos is claiming costs of $160 per usable kWh (at 40 MWh volume purchases). This is already at costs well below the scale cost projections for lithium ion batteries and EOS batteries come with the benefit of zinc being benign and not combustible.
We’ve post a few articles on Randell Mills and Brilliant Light Power, formerly Black Light Power and the hydrino theory. If their reported progress is real, Mills and BLP may indeed be the most promising alternative energy to watch.
LENR may be tangental to Mills’ research or perhaps the LENR effect is being confused with the waste heat produced by Mills’ hydrino formation theory. The basic theory is that through a chemical reaction, a hydrogen atom can be altered to a different state where the electron drops into a lower energy state and the resulting excess binding energy is released as light and x-rays which can be harvested through photovoltaic cells.
The debacle that resulted from the 1989 announcements of Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah had quite a negative affect on cold fusion and LENR research. Many would say it became career suicide in academia to be a proponent of LENR research.
Dr. George Miley and associates at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign have bucked this trend. Dr. Magdi Ragheb, Associate Professor of the Department of Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, has incorporated some LENR discussion into his course, Nuclear Power Engineering 402. In fact, an essay entitled Deuteron Disintegration In Condensed Matter, gives a good overview of some of the competing LENR technologies and theories out there.
We commend this type of exposure and education to our future nuclear engineers and academics. One of these students just might lead the way to developing commercial or useful fusion – LENR technology. Good luck on the midterms!