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Celani Discussed LENR with United Nations

Cold fusion pioneer Francesco Celani gave a presentation on low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) to a United Nations Conference in Geneva.

Francesco Celani

Celani gave a talk on Renewable Energy: LENR Progresses and Cooperation Plans to the 25th Anniversary World Clean Energy Conference held between November 1 and November 4 at United Nations City, Geneva, a PowerPoint presentation obtained by the Martin Fleischman Memorial Project (MFMP) indicates. Celani discussed LENR work in Japan, China, India, the United States and Europe.

Is Bill Gates Financing LENR Research at Texas Tech

The Martin Fleischman Memorial Project is making the claim that Bill Gates may have donated to a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research effort at Texas Tech University, that started in 2014. Michael McKubre an advisor to Brillouin who has done LENR research for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) is also involved in the effort.

Some News from Around the World of LENR

There is quite a bit of big news going on in the world of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) these days. Not all of which involves Andrea Rossi and his ecat.

Some big news includes: Airbus the giant European aircraft corporation has filed for a US Patent on something that sounds like LENR. Patent Application 2016/0228767 A1 is for “An environmentally friendly heat source suitable for the transportation sector.” The introduction mentions LENR and “an exothermic reaction in the form of a metal lattice supported hydrogen process.”

Court Date Set for Rossi vs Industrial Heat

A trial date for Andrea Rossi’s lawsuit against Tom Darden and Industrial Heat has been set. An order; filed in US District Court in Miami, states that a jury trial in the case of Rossi vs. Darden et. All is set to begin on June 26, 2017 – about a year from now.

Judge Cecilla M. Altonaga is scheduled to preside over the case in Miami Division court, Pacer Monitor reported, PacerMonitor reported. Discovery presentation of evidence in the case is scheduled to end by February 27, 2017.

Miami Federal Courthouse

Tesla Gigafactory in Production

Production of batteries has begun at Elon Musk’s gigantic Gigafactory in Northern Nevada. Bloomberg reported that the $5 billion factory is already churning out Powerwall home batteries.

The factory will turn nickel, cobalt, aluminum, lithium and silicon into the batteries for the half million cars; Musk claims Tesla will build by 2018, just two years from now. Currently the factory is only making battery packs for home and commercial use.

The Gigactoary

Industrial Heat: E-cat Does Not Work

Industrial Heat is now claiming that Ecat does not work. In a press release responding to Andrea Rossi’s lawsuit, the license for the inventor’s low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology did not produce the results claimed.

“Industrial Heat has worked for over three years to substantiate the results claimed by Mr. Rossi from the Ecat technology – all without success,” the release posted at PR Newswire claims. The company owned by Tom Darden’s Cherokee Partners also claims that Rossi breached its contracts.

Billionaires dump Oil Stocks, Ecat test could be over

Some of the biggest names in investment and finance are dumping oil and other fossil fuel stocks as quickly as they can.

Legendary American oilman T. Boone Pickens sold all of his oil stocks just four days after telling investors that oil prices had hit bottom at $26 a barrel on Monday February 1, Zero Hedge reported.  Oil was trading at around $30 a barrel on February 19, 2016.

Study Confirms Elite Science Bias

An interesting study published by The National Bureau Standards could show us why the scientific community is so reluctant to embrace new ideas like Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).

In Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time? Researchers discovered that when a big name scientist or researcher dies, his or her field suddenly sees an eight percent increase in new papers and research, Vox reported. Researchers Pierre Azoulay, Christian Fons-Rosen and Joshua S. Graff Zivin also found that the rock star scientists’ colleagues and protégées see a decline in influence as scientific journals publish fewer of their papers after the icon’s death.

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 e-catworld.com 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.