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2013 the Year Fusion went Mainstream

2013 could very well be remembered as the year that the mainstream media discovered both cold and hot fusion. Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in two very promising technologies Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) and small scale hot fusion.

Small Scale Hot Fusion Device at the Princeton Particle Physics Lab courtesy Washington Post

One of America’s highest profile newspaper columnists; George F. Will, just wrote a very interesting column about the small scale hot fusion work being done at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at New Jersey’s Princeton University. Will also notes that the US government has failed to invest in hot fusion research. Hopefully Will’s attention will attract some private funding that effort.

Motley Fool Analyst National Instruments is a Good Investment because of LENR

National Instruments (NASDAQ: NATI)is a good investment because of its commitment to low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). That’s the conclusion of John Licata the founder and chief strategist for Blue Phoenix Inc., a commodity research company.

“Certainly this is the holy grail of all energy,” Licata said of cold fusion in a recent video. Licata admitted that fusion could be 20 to 30 years away. Yet he also believes that some technologies are pushing the entire process of fusion faster with new innovations such as communications. He predicted that precision technologies will make both hot and cold fusion possible in the future.

Media Outlets claim ecat LENR devices for sale for $1.5 million apiece

A number of media outlets are reporting an old story about the ecat as news. Extreme Tech, Motherboard and a UK website called The Register are all reporting that Andrea Rossi is selling his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices for $1.5 million apiece.

The inside of Andrea Rossi's one megawatt ecat device courtesy Extreme Tech


Physics Professor Comes Out of Closet Admits LENR is For Real

A physicist with Toronto’s York University has come out of the closet and admitted that “cold fusion energy is real.”


Dr. Stoyan Sarg and one of his books courtesy BBS Radio

“The tests of E-cat HT reactors of Andrea Rossi provided in Uppsala University, Sweden (2012-2013) and the live test of Defkalion (DGT) Hyperion reactor broadcast on July 22-23, 2013 are reliable demonstrations that cold fusion energy is real,” Dr. Stoyan Sarg wrote in an article for a website called Foreign Policy Journal. Please note that Foreign Policy Journal has nothing to do with the respected journal Foreign Policy.

Rossi admits Ecat didn’t obtain safety certification

There seems to be quite a bit going on behind the scenes at Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation. The most interestingly revelation was made by Rossi himself at his blog on Nov. 7.

“The domestic E-cats did not obtain the safety certification, which is necessary to put them for sale,” Rossi wrote. That indicates two important points about Rossi’s Ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device:

How Long will be before we have Commercial LENR?

Since there doesn’t seem to be too much happening the world of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) at the moment. I thought it would be a good time to ask the question: how long will it be before somebody commercializes LENR?

My guess and it’s only an estimate is that commercial LENR is about five years away around year 2018. I have based this on all the reports I’ve seen about Andrea Rossi, Brillouin, Defkalion, Celani, Jet Energy, the Fleischmann Project etc. A lot of people around the world have produced low energy nuclear reactions and they have some control over them.

Rossi Reveals more Details about Work before ecat

Andrea Rossi is revealing even more details about the origin of his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology and the work he did before he developed ecat. In a response to an email from somebody named Brian, Rossi described some of his previous work. Rossi also stated that he had tried to use a thermoelectric technology to make power with the heat from the exhaust of Diesel generators but it apparently didn’t work.

Swiss Company has applied for LENR Patent in USA

Here’s an intriguing development the Swiss company Stmmicrolectronics S.R.L. has applied for a United States Patent on a low energy nuclear reaction process. On Feb. 25, 2013, the company filed U.S. patent application US20130243143 A1.

Diagram of STM's LENR reactor

The device is described as a: “Reactor for energy generation through low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) between hydrogen and transition metals and related method of energy generation.” The patent application clearly indicates that the purpose of the reactor is the generation of energy.

Utilities worried because Big Corporations are unplugging from the Grid

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that utilities are worried because an increasing number of large corporations are unplugging their operations from the electric grid. Instead in a development that’s good news for alternate energy sources like low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), large companies are beginning to generate their own electricity.

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More and more large companies are generating their own power because of costs and the perceived unreliability of the grid. Even some electric company executives are worried about the trend. Nick Akins the CEO at American Electric Power Company in Ohio told the Journal he’s scared that he’ll become the “caretaker of a museum.”

Brillouin Energy hopes to Start Licensing LENR Technology to Manufacturers and Power Companies Next Year

Berkley, Calif., based Brillouin Energy Corporation hopes to start licensing its low energy nuclear reaction technology to manufacturers and power companies next year. Brillouin’s CEO Bob George and President and Chief Technology Officer Robert E. Godes made that announcement in an interview on Gary Hendershot’s Smart Scarecrow webcast on September 12.

The interview was apparently the launch of an effort to raise venture capital to finance the next round of Brillouin’s efforts to develop a working LENR boiler technology. The technology is currently being tested at the SRI International laboratory in California by Dr. Michael McKubre. Brillouin has also been able to raise $20 million in venture capital.