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Mysterious Indian Cold Fusion Device Cannot be Found

The mysterious low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device known as the ECCO is missing in action (MIA). When Bob Greenyer and Dr. George Egely of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) journeyed to Mumbai, India, to see ECCO’s inventor, Suhas Ralkar but the device iteself was nowhere to be seen.

“Essentially we have tried everything with a view to ensuring that we saw the reactor,” Greenyer said on YouTube. “We asked Suhas to offer the guy that was hosting it, via SMS or his friend who knew him, four hundred dollars cash to bring the reactor the lab.”

Major Hot Fusion Breakthrough at MIT

There has been a major hot fusion breakthrough at MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Researchers at the school have developed a new fuel for fusion reactors and a new process for igniting the superhot plasma that makes the nuclear reaction possible.

The process called radio frequency (RF) heating was tested in the Alcator C-Mod tokamak reactor at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), a press release indicates. RF heating and a new reactor fuel bring hot fusion one step closer to reality, Popular Mechanics reported.

Death of the Internal Combustion Engine

The Economist has proclaimed “The Death of Internal Combustion Engine” because of the recent advances in electric vehicle technology.

The respected journal’s editors believe that gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles will be history within a few years. The governments of France and the United Kingdom agree, both regimes have decided to ban sales of new internal combustion powered vehicles by 2040 or 2050 in an attempt to control air pollution.

“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long,” The Economist editors noted. “The first death rattles of the internal combustion engine are already reverberating around the world—and many of the consequences will be welcome.”

Rossi: Ecat Jury Trial Begins on June 26

The legal battle over the Ecat between Andrea Rossi and Tom Darden’s Industrial Heat is scheduled to reach a federal jury on June 26, 2017. Rossi himself made that announcement at his blog on June 11.

In response to a correspondent named Tom Conover, Rossi wrote:

“On 6-26-17 will start the trial with the Jury and it will last until end of July…during this period I will be totally focused on the trial.”

Some LENR and Clean Energy Updates

There is a little happening in the world of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) and energy that we should be aware of. Some of the news stories of note include:

  • Ecat creator Andrea Rossi admitted he had surgery in April but did not say for what. When a reader named Miriam asked the inventor about three surgeries he received in April. Rossi replied: “Thank you for your concern. I am perfectly healed: I won this fight. Warm Regards,” on his blog.

  • Rossi does not consider his latest ecat model the QuarkX a “real thing.”

Former Google Vice President Launches Fusion Startup

The former vice president at the X research laboratory at Alphabet; the company also known as Google, is trying to fight global warming with fusion research. Mike Cassidy has launched a startup called Apollo Fusion.

“We’re working on revolutionary hybrid reactor technology with fusion power to serve safe, clean, and affordable electricity to everyone,” the company’s website states.

Mike Cassidy

Interestingly enough the website does not say whether Apollo is in the cold fusion or hot fusion business. Instead it delivers cryptic statements like:

Scientific American Reports on LENR, Hot Fusion Speeds Up

There is quite a bit going on in the world of fusion. Scientific American reported on low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) sort of.

The venerable journal reprinted a Chemical & Engineering News story by Stephen K. Ritter. The story is surprising honest and sober containing neither boosterism, nor mindless hostility. The headline says it all “Cold Fusion Lives: Experiments Create Energy When None Should Exist.”

Ritter reports on Brilliant Light Power’s (BLP) experiments in New Jersey. Noting that Brilliant Light’s founder Randell L. Mills has succeeded in creating energy but cannot explain how he’s doing it. Ritter also points out that Mills has been hard at work since 1991, 25 years and still has not achieved his goal.

Global warming it’s worse than We Thought; Musk goes into the Roofing Business

The effects of climate change might be worse than we thought. There is some evidence that sea levels might be rising twice as fast we thought.

Scientists don’t know how much the seas are really rising because tide gauges were installed in the wrong places, a paper in the journal Geophysical Research claims. The current estimates are that seas are rising around 1.5 to 1.8 millimeters a year, enough to flood major cities like New York and London.

MIT Announces Hot Fusion Breakthrough

Researchers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center have built a reactor capable of generating temperatures four times hotter than the center of the sun. They were able to do that by doubling the pressure at which plasma is pumped into the reactor, and generating 300 trillion fusion reactions a second, Silicon Republic’s Colm Gorey reported.

MIT Professor Dennis G. Whyte

This breaks a world record and brings the center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) closer to its goal of building a commercial hot fusion reactor. The Center’s Director Professor Dennis Whyte thinks such reactors might up and running and feeding electricity into the grid within 15 years.

Rossi Partner Revealed, Ecat Time Line Announced

Andrea Rossi and his partners are actually advertising in the Yellow Pages for Doral, Florida. The Yellow Pages website for that city contains a listing for JM Products Inc. with a picture of Rossi and the Ecat.

It also lists the address of the location where ecat is being built and tested in Doral, which is a Miami suburb. The listing also contains a reference to Andrea-Rossi.com. JM Products Inc. is a for profit-corporation with a principal address of 7861 46TH STREET DORAL, FL 33166.