The Swedish TV show World of Science’s documentary about Andrea Rossi made some interesting revelations about the ecat inventor and his work and stirred up a lot of controversy.
The program’s reporter Linus Brohult travelled to Italy to interview Rossi and view his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. Like recent US documentary the Beleivers the World of Science features a clip from the 1997 film The Saint which featured a cold fusion reactor as a plot device. The documentary shows pictures of Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons back in 1989.
The open-sourced low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) effort called the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project is showing some success. These successes include: replication of Francesco Celani’s wire reactor by the Hunt Utilities Group in the United States and Mathieu Valat who is working at an unidentified location in Europe.
The results from the tests have been posted online for all to see. The European test has apparently generated five watts of energy. The organization is working with Celani’s reactor because he so far has been the only LENR scientist to supply them with his technology.
There’s an interesting and bothersome new threat to technological innovation out there that could hamper the development of new technologies such as low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion. The threat is patent trolls, a patent troll is a company or individual that buys up patents then sues or threatens to sue anybody that appears to violate the patent.
Andrea Rossi has revealed important details about the third part report on his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. If these details are true and the report is what Rossi claims it is it could give him some much needed credibility.
Andrea Rossi at work
Some of the important details about the report have been revealed by Rossi on his forum at the Journal of Nuclear Physics. These important details include:
The report will be is supposed to be published at the beginning of February.
Two of the largest corporations in Japan and the world Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Toyota Motor Company are heavily involved in low energy nuclear reaction research (LENR). The New Energy Times reported that Yashurio Iwamura a Japanese physicist told the American Nuclear Society (ANS) that scientists at the Toyota Central Research and Japanese Development Laboratories have been able to change one element to another without the use of high energy physics.
The third party evaluation of Andrea Rossi’s ecat low energy nuclear reaction technology (LENR) could be finished as early as this week. On November 30, Rossi stated on his blog that the validation will finish within two weeks. That works out to sometime this week.
The testing is apparently being done by an independent “third party” which Rossi declined to identify. He did say that the Third Party will publish a test report but didn’t say when or where it will be published. From Rossi’s remarks it is sounds as if he has no real control over this testing process. So it sounds like real independent testing is going on.
The latest Celani Cell at HUG courtesy Martin Fleischman Memorial Project
Experimenters with the project at the Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) in the United States seem to be posting most of the data that they collect on their progress blog. They are even revealing their failures and posting emails that they’re receiving from Celani himself.
Robert Godes the man behind Brillouin Energy’s low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) process is making some very bold and interesting claims about his technology. The most dramatic of the claims is that his device can turn 1.024 milliliters of water into as much energy as is contained in 96 gallons of gasoline. Godes told the OilPrice blog that this equals 355,000 as much energy per volume as gasoline.
Brillouin is currently developing a hot tube model of Godes’ device that will heat water to 750 to 932 degrees Fahrenheit (400 to 500 degrees Celsius) and produce what he calls dry steam. He said the dry steam will not contain water. Dry steam is what is used to drive turbines that generate electricity and move heat.
Andrea Rossi has confirmed that his team is working on three different one megawatt (megawatt of heat) ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices. He has also stated that third party testing of at least one of them is complete and that a report of the test results will be published after peer reviewing.
The possibility of vehicles powered by low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion devices raises some intriguing possibilities and some fascinating questions. Even if such devices cannot be used to directly power cars they could be used to greatly lower the cost of electricity and make electric cars viable or to greatly lower the cost of oil production and drastically slash the cost of diesel fuel and gasoline.