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LENR + Desalination Possible Solution to California Mega Drought

California and the western US are in the grip of what some observers are calling a “mega drought.” Rainfall in the golden state is now at its lowest level in 100 years and things are getting worse. The people of at least small Central California community called East Porterville are now relying on bottled water distributed by authorities because their wells are running dry.

Many California Reservoirs are running dry

The situation could soon get much worse because most Californians rely upon water piped in from other parts of the state or the Colorado River in Arizona. Those sources might run dry as well. The situation could soon get worse because of climate change.

Rossi Changes Story on Third Party Report, Interest in Alternative Energy Grows

Andrea Rossi has changed his story about the third party report on his e-cat Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) technology yet again. Now he’s saying that no data will be revealed until the ecat starts producing electricity.


The Cube a Natural Gas Burning Fuel Cell System from Reddox Power Systems

On his blog Rossi gave this explanation to a correspondent called BroKeeper:

“We will be able to give these data when we will produce electric energy.”

Electricity Shortages and Fuel Cells Bode Well for LENR

Two recent and largely ignored news stores bode well for potentially game-changing energy technologies such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) or cold fusion. One of these stories shows us could happen if we don’t deal if with our looming energy crisis, the other the potential and hope from next generation energy technologies.

Energy poverty has come to America, The Washington Post just ran an interesting feature about Sharon Garcia and her children who live in the old steel town of Pueblo, Colorado, about 100 miles south of Denver. Garcia has to keep most of her lights off most of the time and no longer uses her dishwasher in an attempt to keep her electric bill from eating up a large percentage of her income.

Rossi: 1 Megawatt eCat Plant in North Carolina

An e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) unit capable producing one megawatt of heat is being tested near Raleigh, North Carolina. That’s the claim from Rossi at his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog.

In a response to a question Rossi revealed that a one megawatt ecat unit has been shipped to a factory owned by Industrial Heat LLC. The factory is apparently located somewhere in the eight county Research Triangle region that includes the cities of Raleigh and Durham. Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are also located in the area.

Energy Shortage and Open Sourced Patents Opportunities for LENR

There are two really interesting stories from a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) or energy buff’s standpoint. The first is the new Iraq War, experts think the latest offensive by the terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) could cause gasoline prices across the USA to rise by 14¢ a gallon, prices in Canada cloud rise to $1.50 per liter according to the CBC.

Airfares could also increase because jet fuel prices will also increase, analyst Dan McTeague told the CBC. The CBC also reported that oil prices could rise by $40 or $50 a barrel if fighting spreads to southern Iraq where the main oilfields are. Iraq is the world’s seventh largest producer putting out 3.3 million barrels a day.

Musk Declares Patents Dead in Lesson for LENR Developers

Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Eon Musk has just effectively declared the idea of patents dead. He’s also taken an action that low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) companies such as Industrial Heat LLC, Defkalion and Brillouin should emulate.

Elon Musk promoting the Tesla S Series Sedan

In a blog post labeled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” Musk effectively made all of Tesla’s electric car patents open sourced. That means anybody can use those patents on an electric car and Musk won’t sue them.

LENR gets Good and Bad Publicity in Sweden

Andrea Rossi’s ecat Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) technology has been getting a lot of attention in Sweden lately. Journalist Mats Lewan has been able to generate a lot of publicity through his articles in the magazine Ny Teknik and his book An Impossible Invention.

Lewan has generated so much attention that the scientific establishment and its pet “journalists” have launched an attack upon him and his work. This of course was predictable, and understandable.

Defkalion device Failed to Produce Excess Heat


The Hyperion low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device from Defkalion Green Technologies failed to produce excess in critical tests over the summer.


That’s the conclusion of Luca Gamberale who is identified as the Chief Technology Officer of an Italian Company called Mose srl. Mose srl was apparently Defkalion’s partner in a joint venture that’s since been dissolved. Gamberale has a Phd in high energy physics from the University of Milan.

Some Reasons why We Should Believe Andrea Rossi

There are a number of good reasons why we should take inventor Andrea Rossi and his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology seriously. These reasons will not convince the cold fusion skeptics but they should give those of us who have open minds some food for thought.

Sergio Focardi

Reasons why we should take Andrea Rossi and ecat seriously include:

  • The involvement of the late Sergio Focardi in the development of ecat. Focardi a physics professor at the University of Bologna worked closely with Francesco Piantelli to develop one of the early nickel hydrogen LENR processes. Focardi was a serious scientist who was willing to put his reputation on the line for LENR.

Drought Caused Electricity Shortages Show the Need for LENR

Electricity shortages in Brazil and California show the need for new sources of power such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR). These shortages also reveal the limits of renewable energy and raise serious questions about strategies that rely upon it.

Politicians and utility executives in Brazil are scrambling to prevent anticipated electricity shortages because an ongoing drought is literally drying up the reservoirs that power the nation’s hydroelectric dams. Around 68% of the electricity in Brazil is generated by hydro. Some experts even think that electricity rationing is imminent in Brazil.