There have been some exciting new developments the world of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction recently. Interestingly enough none of these involve Andrea Rossi and his ecat LENR device.

This graphic shows how Brillouin's process is supposed to work courtesy Brillouin Energy Corp

Brillouin Energy Corp the US company trying to develop an LENR boiler is trying to raise additional capital to fund its work at SRI International an independent research and development organization in Menlo Park, California. Brillouin’s President and Chief Technology Officer Robert Godes has stated that his company is trying to raise $2 million to pay for tests of his LENR device there. He hopes that the money will come from angel investors and that the testing will result in colorimetric data about his process from SRI. If this works out Brillouin could be the first company to have an independently tested and confirmed cold fusion device.

A new company called JET Energy Inc. is working on an LENR device that uses a process called Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction or LANR. The LANR device was apparently demonstrated to a special class conducted or IAP short course in Cold Fusion by Peter L. Hagelstein at MIT on January 30-31. E-cat world reports that Dr. Mitchell Swartz is associated with Jet Energy and that he demonstrated the device. Jet Energy Inc. is located in Wellsley Hills, Massachusetts.

Dr. Mitchell Swartz courtesy New Energy Times

Cold Fusion Now reported that the device is called the NANOR and that it employed nanotechnology. It apparently uses some sort of nano-engineered lattice to achieve LENR. The blog also revealed that the device demonstrated at MIT was a “ZrO2-PdD Cold Fusion/LANR solid state quantum electronic device”

 

Mitchell Swartz’s role at Jet Energy Inc. is unknown but E-cat Word reports he owns the Cold Fusion Times blog. New Energy Times reports that Swartz claimed to have generated 10 times more heat than the electrical power input. I don’t know what this means it could mean a Coefficient of Power (COP) of 10 watts of heat per each watt of electricity used. The New Energy Times noted that Swartz provided no proof of his claims.

 

Greece’s Defkalion Green Technologies seems to be pushing ahead with tests on its Hyperion LENR heating device. A video from the company that seems to show the inner workings of a Hyperion is making the rounds on the internet. I suppose this is Defkalion’s workshop in Xanthi in Northeastern Greece where the company has a factory. Defkalion has announced that they plan to let independent researchers examine the device.

 

It’s exciting to see that other researchers are bringing out their devices. An actual working LENR device that we could buy and use would be far more exciting.