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.
The problem is that none of them seems to have achieved the kind of control necessary for commercially viable power source. They can create low energy nuclear reactions but they cannot control them on the level they need. My guess is that it’ll take several years of hard work a lot of failures to get a working LENR device. What we have now are a number of LENR devices that sort of work.
That being said there are a few things going on in LENR right now. Some interesting happenings include:
- Francesco Celani who has apparently lost his funding from the Italian government has joined a new LENR group in Italy. I don’t know much about this but it appears to be an Italian version of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project. That is another open sourced effort to commercialize the Celani cell. Celani told the Fleischmann project that he’s working with two other scientists Dr. Luciano Saporito and Professor Ugo Abundo. The group organized in September doesn’t have a name yet.
- Researchers at Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories in Japan have published report on the replication of a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LENR experiment last year. The New Energy Times reported that details of the deuterium gas permeation experiment were published in a Japanese scientific journal called Journal of Applied Physics early in October. There’s still no word on whether the two companies are developing commercial LENR or not. New Energy Times reported that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Japan was so impressed by the Mitsubishi experiments that it paid $200,000 for the rights to replicate. The Navy Laboratory apparently failed to duplicate the results. There’s no word on whether the Navy is continuing the work or not.
Hopefully more big companies will follow Toyota and Mitsubishi’s lead and join this field. LENR doesn’t appear to have to the stigma in Japan that it does in the United States.