MFMP Video: Ohmasa Vibration Technology — First Look and Demonstration.

Here’s a new video from the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project showing a demonstration of the Ohmasa vibration machines demonstrated to the MFMP’s Bob Greenyer and George Egeley by the inventor, Ryoshu Ohmasa at his laboratory in Japan.

It’s nice to see some footage of the things that Bob has been reporting about recently, as it allows for a clearer idea of what is going on. Apparently Mr. Ohmasa has told Bob that he will be able to have one (or more) of these devices to carry out further testing.

Financial Times Covers Investors in Industrial Heat

The UK’s Financial Times has published a new piece about cold fusion, this time looking at the financial backing that has been given to Industrial Heat by British Financial Manager Neil Woodford, and such people such as actor Brad Pitt and Laurene Powell Jobs (widow and heir of Steve Jobs), and her brother Gregory Powell.

The article, titled “The long-shot science that attracted Brad Pitt and Neil Woodford” is here: https://www.ft.com/content/024cfc4a-8df6-11e9-a1c1-51bf8f989972

The article states that Industrial Heat has raised $100 million, and is valued at almost $1 billion, with one quarter of the company owned by Neil Woodford. (Woodford has been in the financial news recently as his Woodford Equity Income Fund has been frozen, with investors now unable to redeem their shares for the time being)

Only Industrial Heat’s chief executive Thomas Darden was willing to make a comment to the Financial Times. He stated that they are continuing with their efforts with cold fusion research, and have invested in many other researchers besides Andrea Rossi who they backed early, but since famously split from following the lawsuit he brought against them.

There are other news reports that have picked up on this FT story including CNBC here, and Business Insider here.

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Paper: Permanent Magnets Double Efficiency of Electrolysis

Max Nozin on the LENR Forum has posted an article from Chemistry World about a research team which has been able to double the efficiency of electrolysis (splitting the H and O in water) using permanent magnets for the purpose of producing hydrogen gas. This could prove to be an important discovery in the efforts to build a ‘hydrogen economy’.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Water splitting is the most sustainable way of producing hydrogen, and could be the basis of a global economy that no longer runs on fossil fuels. The technology to produce large amounts of hydrogen from water splitting is ready to go, but is still much more expensive than steam methane reforming – a process that generates large amounts of carbon dioxide.

‘Our strategy improves the efficiency of water electrolysers,’ explains José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia in Spain, who led the study. ‘We achieve hydrogen production at low potentials just by approaching a permanent magnet to the anode, which results in immediate energy savings.’ Moreover, the team used catalysts based on earth-abundant metals like nickel and iron, unlike other water splitting efforts that need precious metals. Galán-Mascarós says that in the lab they can increase the efficiency of producing hydrogen using an electrolyser by 100% (see video). In an industrial setting he’d expect efficiency gains to be 30–40%.

According to the article, the reason this method works well is due to spin

 

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/magnets-that-double-efficiency-of-water-splitting-could-help-usher-in-a-hydrogen-economy/3010618.article

The original research report has been published in Nature at this link (full text behind a paywall)”

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-019-0404-4

New MFMP Video — Vaporizing Tungsten at 220 C With ‘OHMASA Gas’

A new video has been published by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project in which Bob Greenyer and George Egeley show testing done in Japan with ‘OHMASA Gas’ which has been developed by Japanese inventor Mr. Ryushin Omasa.

At one point in this video passes a flame produced with this gas vaporizes a tungsten rod at a temperature of  around 220 C which is well below its melting point of 3422 C.

See the video below at about the 17 minute mark.

Bob has said that the MFMP has an agreement with Mr Omasa to receive their own device with which they can do further testing. Some have commented that this is HHO gas, but Bob believes that it is “EVO/Strange Radiation encapsulated matter”

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Turning Mass Into Energy With the E-Cat SK (Mats Lewan)

The following post was submitted by Mats Lewan

What if LENR reactions turn out to be more energy dense than fission and fusion, or in other words, that they have a higher efficiency extracting mass out of a certain quantity of fuel and turn it into energy?

Rossi told me that the total quantity of fuel (powder) in the Doral 1MW plant was about 6-7 kg. He hasn’t told me about any results of an isotopic analysis of the used fuel but I got an impression that he considers the portion of the fuel that was involved in the reaction to be too small to result in any significant isotopic shifts. I don’t know if this is correct, since I have no knowledge about the analysis.

But let’s assume that this is correct. Let us then compare to well-known nuclear and chemical reactions.

Releasing 1MW of power for one year means a total energy of about 9 GWh which, according to E=mc2, corresponds to about 0.3 grams of mass turned into energy. The question now regards the fuel efficiency.

For example, the Hiroshima bomb contained 64 kg of uranium out of which a little less than 1 kg underwent nuclear fission. The released energy was about 15 kt TNT or 17 GWh which corresponds to less than a gram of mass turned into energy.

The Nagasaki bomb offers similar numbers—6 kg of plutonium of which about 1 kg underwent nuclear fission releasing 21 kt TNT or about 24 GWh, which corresponds to about 1 gram of mass turned into energy.

In other words, in order to turn about 1 gram of mass into energy, you need to let 15-20 kt of fuel undergo a chemical reaction, or about 1 kg fuel undergo a nuclear fission reaction (and you need several times more mass of fuel to make one kg undergo fission). This makes nuclear fission about 10 mln times more fuel efficient than chemical reactions.

(The mass turned into energy in chemical reactions and in nuclear fission derives from binding energy in atoms/molecules or in nuclei respectively, being released, resulting in a corresponding decrease of mass).

This also means that if the LENR reaction powering the E-Cat system in Doral had the same fuel efficiency as nuclear fission, about 300 grams of the 6-7 kg of fuel should have been involved in the reaction. That would be about 5 percent of the fuel which would easily be detected through isotopic analysis of the used fuel.

Now, *IF* the isotopic analysis didn’t show any significant shift, this could mean that the fuel efficiency is higher than in nuclear fission, or in other words that only a minor amount, let’s say a few grams of the total fuel amount of 6-7 kg, was involved in the reaction in order to turn 0.3 grams of mass into energy.

The smallest possible amount would obviously be 0.3 grams of fuel involved, meaning that the LENR process would be 100 percent fuel efficient, compared to nuclear fission being about 0.1 percent fuel efficient and chemical reactions being less than 0.00001 percent fuel efficient.

Optimising the technology, which Rossi apparently has done through the development of the E-Cat SK, this could mean that instead of needing 6-7 kg of fuel to produce 1 MW of power, you would need much less fuel. Looking at the photo of the QX which essentially would be the same core reactor as the SK, this seems probable–you would need about 50 SK (each rated at 20 kW) to produce 1MW of power and I don’t think that you would fit about 100 grams of fuel in each reactor.

On the contrary, I think Rossi says there’s about a gram of fuel in each reactor, meaning that the total amount of fuel would be about 50 grams. This already puts the LENR reaction ahead of nuclear efficiency–in the worst case the fuel lasts only for a year, meaning that you need 50 grams of fuel ot transform 0.3 grams of mass into energy, making the fuel efficiency 0.6 percent or six times higher than nuclear fission.

If the SK on the other hand is 100% fuel efficient, this fuel would last for about 150 years.

ALSO, Since I’m curious to get a picture of what the opinion is today about Andrea Rossi and his claims, I invite you to answer to a poll on whether he has what he claims. Feel free to share.

https://animpossibleinvention.com/2019/06/10/poll-does-andrea-rossi-have-what-he-claims/

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Help Ruby Carat Go to Italy for ICCF-22

To Frank, and all ECW members,

Many of you will be familiar with Ruby Carat’s blog+ ‘COLD FUSION NOW!’ which she has curated for over 9 years, Always innovative in content and with high production standards it has been a steady beacon of good sense and optimism even in difficult times for the field. The podcasts Ruby has produced (or some of them!) will I am sure form an important part of the field’s oral history.

On Lenr-forum we are asking for donations to cover Ruby Carat’s expenses for a visit to report on this year’s ICCF in Italy. Conference organizers have very kindly agreed to cover her conference/hotel costs, so we are looking at travel costs and pocket money of around $1500US. If members would care to make a donation, no matter how small it would be greatly appreciated. Ruby has spent the last 9 years covering events in the field in a constructive, engaging, and often novel way, mostly at her own expense. The cold fusion graphic novella she is close to getting finished is just the latest example. The donation page is on the Cold Fusion Now! website, and the link is here.

Sponsors – COLD FUSION NOW!

The 22nd International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science ICCF-22 will meet September 8-13, 2019 in Assisi, Italy at the Hotel and Conference Centre Domus Pacis.

Registration Info and Transportation Options

Thank you – Alan Smith

 

Project OHMA — Claim of Elemental Transmutation From Low-Frequency Vibrations

Bob Greenyer and George Egeley are in the Tokyo Japan region for something called Project OHMA. They have been invited by a blogger called Sho (sp?) who is apparently very interested in LENR.

Bob explains in this podcast that he got a note via the MFMP’s website from Sho, who said there was a technology that is seemingly transmuting elements with only vibration/sound at low frequencies using quite simple/low-tech equipment. There are also apparently biological effects too.

The inventor of this technology is called Mr. Ohmasa (sp?) who runs a company called Nihontechno. Mr
He has supposedly discovered by vibrating water you get self organizing vortices within it, and reduced surface tension. Also, bubbles created within this system somehow don’t pop and don’t join together.

Ohmasa has given Bob and George a demonstration of their technology, and they have brought measuring instruments with them to do their own testing.

Bob has been posting about project OHMA on other threads here on ECW, I hope that we can keep the discussion going forward on this thread to help us stay organized.

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Rossi: New Direct Electricity E-Cat Test Underway

Andrea Rossi has been talking for some time about working hard on a version of the E-Cat that is able to generate electricity directly, instead of just producing heat. So far he has not claimed success with this project, but he has now stated that he has started a test which he says will give an indication whether this goal is actually feasible.

Here are a few quotes from the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

Andrea Rossi
June 6, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Frank Acland:
An extremely important test is on course.
At the end of next week I will have a clear idea of the level we reached.
Thank you for your attention to the work of our team,
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi
June 8, 2019 at 11:49 AM
Steven N. Karels:
This test, particularly important, will endure through all the next week. It will tell us if if it is really gonna work.
I think at the end of the next week we will have some ides of what is going on.
Hopes are many.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Andrea Rossi
June 8, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Frank Acland:
This particular test is made in California, because there we have the right technological support for this particular test.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I am sure this is going to be a very intense time for Rossi and his team. I think direct electricity production from the E-Cat really would be the Holy Grail for this technology, and as he has been saying lately, making a closed-loop E-Cat with infinite COP possible. As ever, this all has to be confirmed.

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Brilliant Light Power Claims Confirmation of Existence of Hydrino in New Presentation

Thanks to Jas for sharing this new post from Brilliant Light Power’s website here

NEGATIVE, EXTRAORDINARILY FAST HYDRINO PEAK REPLICATED ON A SECOND MATCHING GAS CHROMATOGRAPH, COLUMN, AND CONDITIONS

“Hydrino gas was collected from a hydrino reaction run in the SunCell® and analyzed on a second matching gas chromatography system. Hydrino gas was confirmed on the second instrument to have a faster migration time and a higher thermal conductivity than any known gas as shown by a negative gas chromatographic peak before hydrogen in a helium carrier gas. This data adds to the portfolio of other analytical tests that confirm the existence of hydrino [analytical presentation], a smaller more stable form of hydrogen formed by the release of massive power. Brilliant Light Power is developing the proprietary SunCell® to harness this green power source to replace all other forms of power.”

The analytical presentation is available here:

https://brilliantlightpower.com/presentations/Analytical_Presentation_060419.pdf

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Cold Fusion Goes Mainstream: National Geographic, Financial Times Give Positive Coverage

It has been interesting to follow the reactions to the recent article published in Nature about the Google-funded research projects in cold fusion. It seems to me that the field has now been given a new lease on life, as researchers who are outside the ‘LENR underground’ are now saying that although they have not so far been able to replicate the Fleischmann and Pons experiments, they feel there is something worth pursuing in the field.

In additional to the Nature articles, well-known media outlets are also now giving space and time to the subject, something that has been unheard of for decades.

National Geographic published on May 29 an article titled “Cold fusion remains elusive—but these scientists may revive the quest”. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/05/cold-fusion-remains-elusive-these-scientists-may-revive-quest/ Here is an excerpt:

‘Though the work may well raise eyebrows, Google was aware of the risks. Two of the review’s coauthors, Google engineers Ross Koningstein and David Fork, have argued that to deliver meaningful innovation in the energy sector, 70 percent of research funding should flow to core technologies, 20 percent should be dedicated to cutting-edge research, and 10 percent should back high-risk ideas that just might work—like cold fusion.

‘Whether their experiments yield an energy breakthrough, the research team hopes they’ve provided cover for young researchers and government funding agencies to reconsider this area of science with an open mind.

“The timing is really good for this,” says lead author Curtis Berlinguette, a chemist at the University of British Columbia. “I’m just really excited to show the younger generations of scientists it’s okay to take risks—to take the long shots.”’

This is an interesting and important point, I believe. There has been little to no funding available for research in the CF/LENR field because of the stigma associated with it, and so it has been very difficult for younger generations of researchers to get involved.

The UK’s Financial Times has also published an opinion piece by science editor Clive Cookson on the subject titled “Thirty years later, the cold fusion dream is still alive” https://www.ft.com/content/4233196a-82cb-11e9-b592-5fe435b57a3b

Cookson believes that scientific research in the field of cold fusion should be encouraged, not scorned, because even if it is difficult and the chances of success low, the potential payoffs could be immense. He reports personally visiting the lab of researcher Russ George in Essex UK and being impressed by the work going on there.

He writes:

‘Although none of the experiments generated excess heat or radiation indicative of nuclear reactions, the Google-funded scientists insist that the project was worthwhile because it yielded several insights — for instance, into the behaviour of hydrogen inside metals — and new techniques such as improved calorimetry to measure heat flows. They hold out hope that future research might succeed in proving that cold fusion is a real phenomenon, if methods can be found to pack hydrogen more densely into the atomic lattice of metal electrodes.’

In my mind, anything that encourages serious research into CF/LENR is overall good for the field. If new researchers get involved, and new funding is available, and the appellation “junk science” is removed, then I think we are seeing progress. Google may turn out to have done an important service to cold fusion.

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