Brillouin Brings LENR to US Capitol

Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) came to Washington DC and the home of the world’s most powerful legislative body – the United States Congress last week. Representatives of Brillouin Energy Corporation held a conference on their LENR technology on Capitol Hill on November 9, 2015.

Attendees at the conference reportedly included members of the US Congress. Unfortunately the legislators that attended the event were not identified in a Brillouin press release that’s making the rounds. The presence of members of Congress is important because in the United States it is Congress and not the President that sets the federal budget.

Rossi claims “Well Known Companies” Have Placed Orders for E-cat

It is easy to see why a lot of people do not take Andrea Rossi very seriously. He has made yet another round of sensational yet unsubstantiated claims about his E-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology.

In an interview with Frank Acland that popped up on on October 25, 2015, Rossi said “yes” when Acland asked: “Have you had any orders so far from well-known companies?”

Unfortunately Acland forgot to ask the next logical question which is: “can you identify those companies?” Since Acland did not ask the question, the response above is absolutely meaningless. Even if Rossi refused to identify the companies that would at least be a response. It would also be news.

E-Cat Lab Moving to Raleigh Suburb

We now know the general location where research into Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology will be conducted in the United States. The company which purchased the rights to e-cat for $11 million last year, Industrial Heat LLC is moving to a 20,000 square foot laboratory space in Cary, North Carolina – a suburb of Raleigh, The Triangle Business Journal reported.

Downtown Cary North Carolina the e-cat could soon be there.

The first public demonstrations of e-cat in the United States could be held at the space, The Journal reported. Industrial Heat hopes to make its first big, proven breakthrough in Cary.

Major British Investment Fund could Put Money into LENR

A major British investment fund headed by a prestigious player in the City of London could be putting money into Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) research including possibly Andrea Rossi’s e-cat technology.

Neil Woodford CBE courtesy Woodford Investment Management

Woodford Investment Management has joined Cherokee Investment Partners in investing in LENR research, Cherokee’s CEO and Founder Tom Darden revealed in an interview with Fortune. Darden did not reveal the extent of Woodford’s investment or say exactly what LENR projects it was funding.

E-Cat Test to Conclude in February

February 2016 could be a very important month, that’s when commercialization of Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology could begin. On September 21, 2015, in a post at his blog Rossi himself revealed that the current round of testing of the one megawatt testing is supposed to wrap up in February 2016.

Here is what the Italian-American inventor wrote in response to a correspondent labelled Toussaint:

“The tests should end by February 2016, so long no major delays are caused by malfunctions.

Warm Regards,


Is an LENR Patent Revolution is Upon Us?

It looks as if a low energy nuclear revolution (LENR) patent revolution could be upon us. Over at Forbes contributor Basil Moftah noted that the recent explosion in autonomous vehicles while was proceeded by a burst of patent activity, Mr. Moftah also believes that a similar burst of activity in Hyperloop patents is inevitable.

Well now it looks like a burst of LENR patent activity is going on if recent news stories can be believed. At least three major LENR patents have have been made public in recent weeks. The recent LENR patent activity includes:

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 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 states. “The phenomenon consists in the generation of a voltage between the extremities of the non-powered wire in the reactor.”