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.
The device is described as a: “Reactor for energy generation through low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) between hydrogen and transition metals and related method of energy generation.” The patent application clearly indicates that the purpose of the reactor is the generation of energy.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that utilities are worried because an increasing number of large corporations are unplugging their operations from the electric grid. Instead in a development that’s good news for alternate energy sources like low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), large companies are beginning to generate their own electricity.
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More and more large companies are generating their own power because of costs and the perceived unreliability of the grid. Even some electric company executives are worried about the trend. Nick Akins the CEO at American Electric Power Company in Ohio told the Journal he’s scared that he’ll become the “caretaker of a museum.”
Berkley, Calif., based Brillouin Energy Corporation hopes to start licensing its low energy nuclear reaction technology to manufacturers and power companies next year. Brillouin’s CEO Bob George and President and Chief Technology Officer Robert E. Godes made that announcement in an interview on Gary Hendershot’s Smart Scarecrow webcast on September 12.
The interview was apparently the launch of an effort to raise venture capital to finance the next round of Brillouin’s efforts to develop a working LENR boiler technology. The technology is currently being tested at the SRI International laboratory in California by Dr. Michael McKubre. Brillouin has also been able to raise $20 million in venture capital.
The idea behind the Project is to create a LINUX of LENR, LINUX is an open sourced operating system available for anybody to use. Anybody can put it on her computer and any designer can create Apps and software for it. Even though LINUX itself is given away free it has led to some to great fortunes, there’s a little thing called Google (you know the company with the $846-$850 a share stock). Google uses Linux as does the software company Red Hat.
Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device is undergoing extended testing in the United States, the inventor revealed. Rossi didn’t say where in the USA the testing was being done or who was conducting the tests. He did state that no information about the tests will be released until they are completed. Three e-cat units were shipped to the U.S. in April.
Andrea Rossi in Boston 2011 courtesy Boston Globe
Extensive changes and improvements to the e-cat technology will be undertaken during this testing. That means whoever has purchased the e-cat the mysterious partner Rossi has discussed in the past might have taken the technology away from Rossi and turned it over to somebody else to experiment with.
Defkalion really impressed the crowd at the 18th annual International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF) last week with a streaming video of a demonstration of its Hyperion low energy nuclear reaction device. The LENR device was tested in Milan, Italy, the conference was held at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.
Matts Lewan and John Hadjicristos of Defklion at the test in Milan courtesy Matts Lewan
Sterling D. Allen and others reported that the scientists at the conference were really impressed by the video and Defklaion’s demonstration. The demonstration was a little more credible than the test Andrea Rossi had performed on his e-cat device earlier this year.
The rumors of the demise of the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command or SPAWAR’s low energy nuclear reaction research program appear to be greatly exaggerated. The research organization is not only still actively working on cold fusion, it’s been granted an LENR patent.
United States Patent 8,419,919 granted on April 16, 2013 is for a method of applying current to an electrochemical cell for charging. The method utilizes palladium and an electrode dissolved in heavy water. The cathode may contain another metal such as gold that doesn’t absorb deuterium. That sounds like an LENR method.