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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.

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.

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:

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 Admits e-Cat Not Yet Capable of Making Electricity

Andrea Rossi has made an interesting admission about his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology on his blog. The inventor revealed that he and his team have attempted to produce electricity with their device but admitted they have failed to do so.

In a reply to a poster simply called John on February 20, 2015, Rossi stated:

“I confirm that in our work of R&D (Research and Development) we have also made experiments related to the production of electric power. I cannot give information of our R&D work, until we produce something really working in a satisfactory mode.”

E-cat Replication Attempt Ends in Explosion

“Project Dog Bone” the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s attempt to replicate Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology has apparently been rocked by an explosion.

This is the reactor vaporized in a recent explosion at Project Dog Bone.

The Project’s reactor apparently exploded after reaching a temperature of 1,027 degrees Celsius, (1,880.6 degrees Fahrenheit for Americans) on Thursday Feb. 5, Wired UK reported. Interestingly enough the explosion was capture live on web cam and broadcast over the Project’s YouTube feed as Swagelok based reactor leak test. The explosion occurred three hours and 47 minutes into the test.

McKubre Convinced by Lugano and Moscow Ecat Experiments

One of the world’s most experienced experts on cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) has reviewed the Lugano Test of Andrea Rossi’s ecat LENR device and Russian scientist Alexander Parkhomov’s attempt to replicate it.   Dr. Michael C.H. McKubre who has reviewed and participated in many LENR experiments is convinced that both experiments achieved nuclear reactions and generated excess heat.


Michael McKubre with David Firshein and Fran Tanzella of Brillouin at SRI last year.

McKubre did not directly participate in the experiments but he did examine the reports that Parkhomov and a team of scientists made on the experiments. From these McKubre is convinced that both experiments produced valid research.

Piantelli now Working with Fleischman Project

One of cold fusion’s true pioneers Francesco Piantelli is now working with the Martin Fleischman Memorial Project in an effort called Project Fedora.

Francessco Piantelli and Mathieu Valat in Sienna last month.

For those of you unfamiliar with him, Piantelli is the Italian scientist who worked with the late Sergio Focardi on low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) experiments in the 1990s. Those experiments formed the basis of Andrea Rossi’s e-cat LENR technology.

The Fleischman Project is hoping to replicate Piantelli’s hydrogen-nickel LENR device. An Italian company called NicHEnergy has been working to commercialize Piantelli’s cold fusion technology since 2012.

Russian Physicist Claims to Have Replicated Rossi’s Hot Ecat

A Russian physicist named Alexander G. Parkhomov had a very nasty Christmas surprise for Andrea Rossi this year. On December 25, Parkhomov published a report in which he claims to have replicated Andrea Rossi’s hot e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology.

Alexander G. Parkhomov

It’s hard to judge the validity of this because the report is published in Russian. The E-cat world website site claims that Parkhomov used the data about ecat contained in the report of the Lugano e-cat test earlier this year. Parkhomov built a closed metal vessel that apparently uses a nickel hydrogen reaction similar to Rossi’s to heat water to the point of vaporization. It that’s true it means the device could operate a steam engine or turbine.