Toyota has been funding LENR research since 1990 when it gave haven to Fleischmann and Pons at its IMRA lab in Nice, France. The Japanese government has reportedly spent hundreds of millions in Cold Fusion research and has granted over 100 LENR/CF patents.
Toyota is apparently active again as the newly subscription only New Energy Times is reporting. Toyota has apparently hired the Electric Power Research Institute a think tank in Palo Alto, California, to conduct an analysis on LENR.
The prior post and the video below detail a little of Japan’s history with LENR.
News of Dr. George Miley’s, Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne UIUC, U.S. Patent was reported several days ago, but the news is just starting to reach dedicated LENR followers.
Dr. Miley may have cleverly slipped one past the USPTO which has notoriously denied all previous LENR and Cold Fusion applications. Less is more, might be the key as Miley’s application does not directly reference transmutation, low energy nuclear reactions or quantum fusion, but simply details “nuclear reaction processes.”
Dr. Miley has been experimenting with unique forms of cold fusion cells, designing electrolytic systems that use thin layers of metal as electrodes. More on Miley and his work can be found here.
China is seeking to transform itself from being the world’s factory into a global pioneer by declaring state-mandated measures to issue millions of new patents in the next several years. This ambitious mandate is part of a plan to transform China into an intellectual property powerhouse, which is quite different from its current “Made in China” image.
Following this trend, Cold Fusion Nowis reporting that U.S. based Brillouin Energy has been awarded a patent by China for its LENR-based boiler technology. While no official press release has been issued by the company, Brillouin has said that they have been able to reach a maximum of 110 per cent excess energy from its wet boiler system, and that “Recent data shows that excess heat production was in the range of 110% for 2 hours.”
Brillouin is beginning to establish itself as a leader in what a growing number of sources are calling a repeatable and measurable relationship between excess heat production and nickel-hydrogen stimulated reactions (cold fusion).
Disclosure: I am a shareholder of Brillouin Energy Inc.