“But if LENRs could be proved and tamed—a very big if—the effect could be transformative. Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley, wrote in an online article that LENRs could potentially satisfy the world’s energy needs at a quarter the cost of coal. Zawodny adds to that enthusiasm in an accompanying video. “If we were to have such a thing,” he says, “it would be the sort of technology that would fuel our future growth and expansion and have the ability to raise the standard of living of the entire world.”
Steve Featherstone of Popular Science has written an article on Andrea Rossi’s “Black Box” Ecat entitled “Cold Fusion: A Special Investigation,” starting on page 62 of this month’s magazine.
A lone Italian inventor says he has built a machine that can power the world. Could the answer to humanity’s energy troubles be so simple?
Necessity is truly the mother of invention. Energy drives mankind and fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal, will only provide us with about 100 years of energy. Fusion is the answer, but replicating the energy generation of the sun or a star is never going to be practical. Hot Fusion research is expensive and as seen in the video below, most researchers are tremendously close-minded and arrogant when it comes to other sources of fusion.
Cold Fusion is not nonsense; it is simply misunderstand because it requires an open-mind and a multi-disciplined background. The Fleischmann Pons reaction has been replicated thousands of times and several companies are working towards the manufacturing of commercial models. The goal is the same, harnessing the power of fusion, but until the academic world wakes up and realizes billions have been misspent to fulfill the fantasy of re-creating the sun, LENR and Cold Fusion will live in the shadow of false hope.
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.