Forbes: What Aspiring Engineers Need To Know About The Future Of Energy

In an article published at Forbes, Paul Browning, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America, answers several questions about clean energy production.

“Since 2005 the carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector are down by 23%.”

While there is no mention of LENR, Browning does say that renewables, coupled with battery technology, or clean power sources that remove the problem of carbon emissions, will be the likely energy source of the future.  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is actively engaged in LENR and transmutation research.

In an article entitled Transmutation Reaction Induced by Deuterium Permeation Through Nanostructured Multi-layer Thin Film, the authors claim “there is a possibility, however, that this technology could become an innovative technology that could be developed for radioactive waste treatment, and we will promote research toward commercialization while continuing to make efforts to elucidate the phenomenon.”

Patenting LENR

Andrea Rossi has recently amended his patent application in the U.S.  This comes a few months after the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a “non-final rejection” of Andrea Rossi’s patent for the following stated reasons:

“The specification is objected to as inoperable. Specifically there is no evidence in the corpus of nuclear science to substantiate the claim that nickel will spontaneously ionize hydrogen gas and thereafter “absorb” the resulting proton…”

Brillouin has a patent in China and has filed with U.S., EU, Japan and India. India reportedly slapped a secrecy order on their application.  Like the U.S., Japan is taking a firm stance and requiring reliable, independent proof.

George Miley has been granted a patent on LENR-related technology.  Mitsubishi has also been granted a patent for a nuclide transmutation device and nuclide transmutation method.

H Marks the Spot

Imagine a world with clean and renewable sources of energy.  Now imagine the source of this energy is in the air you breathe and in the water your drink.

Hydrogen is the most abundant and the most basic element in the universe.  A hydrogen atom contains a single electron and a single proton.  Like many elements, hydrogen is very stable in its ground state, or at its state of lowest energy.  Theoretically, if a hydrogen atom where to shrink and reach an even lower level of energy, a release of some excess energy would occur.

According to Dr. Randell Mills, when a hydrogen atom collides with certain other atoms or ions, it can transfer a quantity of energy to the other atom, shrinking at the same time, creating a so-called “hydrino” in the process.  The atom that it collided with is called the “catalyst”, as it helps the hydrino shrink.  Once a hydrino has formed, it can shrink even further through collisions with other catalyst atoms or even other hydrinos.  Each successive collision results in further shrinkage and each level of shrinkage releases more energy than the previous level.

There is speculation that Andrea Rossi and Dr. Sergio Focardi’s Ecat reactor is creating hydrinos through a novel non-radiative transmutation of hydrogen and nanoparticles of nickel into copper with the help of a proprietary catalyst.  The result, according to their claims, is a release of excess energy in which their device is used to heat water and produce steam.  This steam can then be used to create electricity.

Imagine the possibilities indeed.

Josh Cole, J.D., Contributor