A slip of the tongue by a high official of the US Department of Energy in recent Congressional testimony might reveal why that organization has little or no interest in cutting edge technologies such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).
Dr. Julio Friedmann demonstrating his commitment to the energy status quo
“Our job is not commercialization or the determination of economic viability,” Dr. Julio Friedmann recently told the Energy Commerce Oversight Subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives (the lower house of the US Congress). Dr. Friedmann is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Clean Coal. For skeptics here is video of Dr. Friedmann’s testimony to Congress.
There’s suddenly a lot of buzz about cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) out there on the web. The biggest stories are about Andrea Rossi’s sale of his ecat technology to Industrial Heat LLC but they’re only the tip of the iceberg.
Even some mainstream media outlets picked up the news of Industrial Heat’s ecat purchase. Some of the stories were critical but at least the story is being publicized. People will start asking questions about this LENR thing and start wondering why investment fund billionaires are interested in it.
One of the top cold fusion researchers, Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI or the Stanford Research Institute; said he has tested between 12 and 15 low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technologies for the United States government. If that wasn’t enough, McKubre said his team was able to replicate at least five of those technologies.
Michael McKubre with David Firshein of Brillouin and fellow researcher Francis L. Tanzella in his lab at SRI courtesy Sterling D. Allen
The DOE is prepared to give $500,000 in funding for 12 months of research for Open Innovative Development in Energy Related Applied Science. Krivit noted that one of the areas of “Energy Related Applied Science” is “Reliable Electricity Based on Electromechanical Systems” or REBELS (somebody must be an Old Miss fan that university’s football team is called the Rebels). The acronym might also voice somebody’s distaste for the physics establishment and its attitude to LENR.
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
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.
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
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:
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.
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.