Clean Disruption

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.

The Hydrino

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.

Deuteron Disintegration In Condensed Matter

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!

JCMNS: Experiments and Methods in Cold Fusion

Preface:

This Volume 22 marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of the first volume of the Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. This journal was created to fill a void in the scientific world. Since the beginning, in 1989, the subject of Cold Fusion, discovered by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, has been, and is still, rejected by the scientific community. There was a need to go beyond the International Conferences on Cold Fusion proceedings to publish papers. It was necessary to have an internal way of communicating between scientists working together, just like in any other field of science. From the very start, it was decided that the journal would be peer reviewed. Also, since ICCF16, the Journal publishes the proceedings of the conferences and workshops dedicated to Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. A total of 312 papers have been published, 93 of them being conference proceedings.

Download here.

This journal features articles from Mitchell Swartz and Peter Hagelstein, among others.

Industrial Heat and Boeing Reportedly Tested E-Cat

A purported Industrial Heat investor and insider has revealed that The Boeing Company and IH were under a NDA to test Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat technology. Boeing has also surfaced in recent court documents pertaining to a protective order.

Boeing has long been reported as being interested in LENR and has applied for patents in the past. They have also been working on a Boeing Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft, which may someday make use of LENR powered engines.

Condensed Plasmoids Theory

In an article called “Condensed Plasmoids – The Intermediate State of LENR“, submitted for the ICCF-20 proceedings in late 2016, Lutz Jaitner, expounds on a theory for LENR from the theoretical findings of researchers such as Ken Shoulders and Edward H. Lewis.

The theory opines “atoms can enter a previously unknown state of matter, in which they behave like ball lightning, and which is an intermediate state of the LENR reaction. Nuclei and the electrons are moving rapidly in opposite directions along the plasma wire which results in a strong electric current through the wire, pinching the plasma thin via its strong magnetic field. This enables nuclear reactions between the ions via strong electronic screening of the Coulomb barrier and via self-amplifying longitudinal density oscillations of the plasma.”

The author’s site is worth checking out.

Darden Upbeat On Other LENR Avenues

Tom Darden, founder and CEO of Raleigh’s Cherokee Investment Partners, an investor in Industrial Heat LLC, has stated he has “moved on” from Andrea Rossi and his E-Cat technology, despite ongoing litigation with Rossi and his partners.

Darden says he’s moved on to other possibilities when it comes to LENR technologies. Rossi’s research was just one of a dozen avenues Industrial Heat was exploring. Of those 12, Industrial Heat has halted or slowed funding on about half, he says, adding that the management team feels “increasingly good” about the remaining avenues. “Our triaging process is working pretty well to figure out which ones we want to continue to support and which ones we don’t.”

Method for Producing Heavy Electrons

A recent European application by Mauro Schiavon was published on October 5, 2016.

Publication number EP3076396 A1
Publication type Application
Application number EP20160000767
Publication date Oct 5, 2016
Filing date Apr 1, 2016
Priority date Apr 2, 2015
Inventors Mauro Schiavon
Applicant Mauro Schiavon
CARBONIUM S.R.L., ITALY
Nano-Technologies

Abstract
A method is presented for the continuous production of heavy electrons with extra mass values such that they can be captured by hydrogen ions and give rise to the generation of a neutron flux which optionally can be used to trigger and sustain a low energy nuclear reaction.
This method is based on the physical phenomenon of Localized Plasmon Resonance (Local Surface Plasmon Resonance – LSPR).

Description
The present invention relates to a method for producing heavy electrons and the relative utilization of said production of heavy electrons in order to trigger and sustain a low energy nuclear reaction.

Making Metallic Hydrogen at Harvard

Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, ranging from room-temperature superconductors to powerful rocket propellant.

Breakthroughs such as this may be a sign of things to come regarding research into condensed matter and nuclear reactions with hydrogen at the atomic level; including LENR and other metallic lattice assisted nuclear reactions (LANR).

Troubling Documents in Rossi Case

Rossi et al. v. Darden et al. (1:16-cv-21199), Florida Southern District Court.

The ongoing federal litigation between Andrea Rossi and the principals of Industrial Heat LLC has revealed some troubling documents and correspondence regarding the testing of the E-cat system.  All of the filings and motions may be found here.

Exhibit 5 – Is a list of questions IH’s engineer, Joe Murray, sent to Fabio Penon, the Expert Responsible for Validation (ERV), questioning some of the data from the preliminary reports issued by Penon.  These questions include some troubling observations about the equipment and measuring techniques used.  Apparently these questions were never answered and Penon has yet to respond to this lawsuit.

Document 118-01 – Is a compilation of email communications between Andrea Rossi and the agents of J.M. Products, Inc. (JMP), the purported customer making use of the E-Cat’s excess heat.  Rossi seems to exert an unsettling amount of control over JMP’s operation.  In emails with James A. Bass, the Director of Engineering for JMP, Rossi appears to be “coaching” Bass on what to say to observers, with Bass asking Rossi, “My question is, will the people I meet tomorrow want to know anything technical?”  In another email, Rossi tells an assistant to Henry W. Johnson, Rossi’s attorney and organizer of JMP, that he will transfer $500 from Leonardo Corporation to the JMP account, which had apparently been overdrawn.