LENR Space Propulsion System Proposed

Longtime low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) researcher George H. Miley is proposing a cold fusion power system designed especially for spacecraft. Miley and four other researchers Kyu-Jung Kim, Erik Ziehm, Tapan Patel and Bert Stunkard have published a paper called Progress in Development of an LENR Power Cell for Space.

George H. Miley

In the paper Miley and his colleagues propose the use of ultra-high density deuterium clusters in nanoparticles to create a reaction involving super-hot gas. To my layperson’s eyes this looks like a design for an LENR powered rocket which is fascinating.

LENR Popular in Russia

There is apparently a great deal of support for low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research in Russia. A group of scientists in that nation that includes Alexander A. Prosvirov of the VNIIAES research institute is proposing a comprehensive program of research into the effect, e-catworld reported.

The scientist apparently want a state-level research program into LENR in the Russian Federation: they have apparently issued a manifesto that states:

“Objective: To expand in Russia at the state level, full-scale basic research of a new physical phenomenon: nuclear processes in condensed media or low energy nuclear reactions (LENR).”

Leonardo Corp Selling Ecat Heaters

Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation is now selling a product it calls “ECAT Heat Energy.” This appears to be a steam heating system powered by Rossi’s Ecat low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology.

Rossi at work in his cargo container.

Few details about ECAT Heat Energy are available except that it produces steam heated to temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees Celsius (212 to 248 degrees Fahrenheit for my fellow Americans). This moves through heat exchangers that can deliver temperatures of between five and 95 degrees Celsius (41 and 203 degrees Fahrenheit). This sounds as if Rossi is producing a commercial heating and possibly a hot water heating system.

Celani: LENR could Generate Electricity Spontaneously

We have not heard much from cold fusion pioneer Francesco Celani lately, well now he’s back with a real shocker he’s seen low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) generate electricity spontaneously. Both E-Cat World and the troublesome Italian site 22.blogspot.com have posted excerpts from a report in which Celani claims to have observed spontaneous creation of voltage resulting from LENR.

“The observation of a single-wire spontaneous voltage generation in our experimental set-up, apart the aimed increase of AHE amount (using Fe in the most recent specific case), represents one of the main developments of our recent research activity,” a translation of Celani’s report posted at e-catworld.com states. “The phenomenon consists in the generation of a voltage between the extremities of the non-powered wire in the reactor.”

Sources Swedish Professor could have Replicated Ecat

Andrea Rossi collaborator and nuclear physics professor Bo Hoistad may have replicated the Italian-American inventor’s ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology, E-Cat World and the Norwegian newspaper Aftenpost are reporting.

Hoistad as you might remember is a Professor at Sweden’s Uppsala University who has taken part in a number of tests of Rossi’s ecat technology. Most recently Hoistad was one of four professors from Uppsala who took part in an experiment that Rossi claimed vindicated the hot ecat technology in October 2015.

Green Fuel Destroys Forest increases Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming Threat

Yet another “green energy source” has been exposed as a threat to the environment. The Washington Post reported that large numbers of trees are being cut down in parts of the United States in order to supply wood pellets to European power plants.

An Enviva Wood Pellet plant notice all the pollution created

The wood pellets are part of a green energy scam known as biomass, biomass means burning wood instead of coal instead of power plants. A number of European countries including Britain are importing large amounts of wood pellets as a coal replacement. US production of wood pellets doubled between 2012 and 2014 growing from two million to 4.4 million tons according to The Post.

Rossi thinks Ecat will soon be Replicated

Andrea Rossi thinks that others will soon be able to replicate his ecat low energy nuclear reaction technology much like Alexander G. Parkohomov did in December. The inventor even admitted as much in a post on his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog.

In a response to a post by Hank Mills Rossi wrote:

“I know some of the groups that are making replications: they are making a good job with strong engagement and I think soon successful experiments will be announced.”

I think that we can infer two important conclusions from this somewhat cryptic answer. These conclusions are:

Rossi Copyrights Ecat Logo for Leonardo Corporation

It looks as if Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation is still active in low energy nuclear reaction or LENR, despite the inventors of the rights to the ecat technology to Industrial Heat LLC. A United States trademark application for the new ecat is in the Leonardo Corporation’s name.

The same application gives the address of Rossi’s Apartment in Miami Beach, Florida as the address of the Corporation. That address is 1331 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. A quick visit to Google Maps shows that the only thing at that location is a large apartment building where Rossi apparently lives when he is in the USA.

New LENR Efforts Reported Rossi and Parkohomov could Team Up

At least three more physicists could be close to replicating Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. Russian physicist Alexander G. Parkohomov who reported replicating Rossi’s hot e-cat in December made a very interesting revelation.

Alexander G. Parkohomov

After attending the 19th annual International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF 19) in Padua last week, Parkohomov made a fascinating post on this blog. The Russian revealed that Rossi’s long collaborator Giuseppe Levi is conducting his own research at the University of Bologna.

Rossi and Professor Publish Paper on Theory behind Ecat

Andrea Rossi and a professor have published a new academic paper on the theory behind the eCat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. The paper purports to show how the e-cat produces heat and generates energy without creating radiation. It is apparently based upon the results of the Lugarno e-cat test from October, 2014.

On the Nuclear Mechanisms Underlying the Heat Production by the “E-Cat” was written by Rossi and Norman D. Cook and posted at Arxiv.org a forum for preprint science papers associated with Cornell University. Note: Cook is not a physics professor as Rossi had previously claimed. Instead he teaches informatics or the science of computer information systems at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.