Who’s Who in LENR-Cold Fusion (Alan Smith)

Thanks to Alan Smith for sharing the following document which is intended to be a directory of companies, organizations and individuals who are currently working in the field of LENR/Cold Fusion.

It is certainly a very comprehensive and useful list, and I think one that will grow over time. If there are any corrections or additions I am sure Alan would like to hear about them. He is a moderator on the LENR-Forum.com site, and can be contacted there.

https://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Whos-Who-in-LENR-Cold-Fusion.pdf

Who's Who in LENR-Cold Fusion
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First-Ever Photo of Black Hole Published

Here’s a science news story that might be of interest to readers here: scientists at Harvard University have for the first time, photographed a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope. Here’s a video from Harvard which shows the Black Hole, and included comments and explanation from members of the research team.

Rossi: Domestic E-Cats in ‘Several Years at the Most”

The question about who Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corporation is partnering with is still a curious one. Rossi has stated recently that he believes the introduction of a domestic E-Cat (an E-Cat for home use) is not as far away as he may have once thought:

Frank Acland
April 7, 2019 at 1:01 PM
Dear Andrea,
Are you still convinced that it will be many years after industrial E-Cats are deployed, that you will be able to produce domestic E-Cats?

Andrea Rossi
April 7, 2019 at 3:07 PM
Frank Acland:
No, I’d not say many years, I’d say several years at the most.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I wondered whether the change in outlook could be due to the new ‘global’ partner that he has referred to, so I asked some more questions:

Frank Acland
April 8, 2019 at 9:45 AM
Dear Andrea,
You say you are working with a global partner. May I ask:
a) Does your global partner have experience bringing industrial and domestic products to market?
a) Will your global partner be able to help you with the authorizations and safety certifications for E-Cats?
b) Do you think the partner will be able to help with faster approval for domestic E-Cats?

Andrea Rossi
April 8, 2019 at 10:56 AM
Frank Acland:
a) yes
b) yes
Warm Regards,
A.R.

(As you can see above, I mistakenly labeled two questions a) — I got a clarification that his answer “yes” above referred to both my questions)

We don’t know who this partner is, but if they are experienced in bringing both industrial and domestic products to market, and have experience with authorizations and safety certifications, one would think they would have to have to be quite well established and influential.

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New Ni-Li-H LENR Patent Application: “Method of Generating Thermal Energy”

Thanks to Jonas Matuzas for providing this link to a patent application submitted to the United States Patent Office by Power Heat Energy, a Czech Republic company.

The inventors are Oleg Olshansky (CZ), Emanuel Hubeny (CZ), and Andrey Kolosov (RU)

The publication date was March 28, 2019.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/71/2b/c5/8ed25fdcd61dca/US20190096535A1.pdf

From the Abstract:

“The invention belongs to the category of devices used for thermal energy generation based on the principles of low energy nuclear synthesis – so-called LENR reactions . . . The heater is constructed as a porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element made of a high-temperature withstanding ceramic and a reaction material comprising a mixture of metallic powders in the form of metal powder of the elements of the 10th group of Periodic Table, such as nickel (Ni), and a fuel mixture containing the chemical elements lithium (Li) and hydrogen (H), proportionately distributed inside the pores in a ratio ranging between 10 and 80 % of the surface of the heater pores . . .”

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“Nuclear Power Can Save the World” (New York Times Op-ed)

An opinion article authored by Joshua S. Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist and Steven Pinker was published in yesterday’s New York Times titled “Nuclear Power Can Save the World”.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion/sunday/climate-change-nuclear-power.html

The authors argue that in the quest for carbon-free energy, only nuclear power has the ability to deliver the quantities of clean energy needed by a world increasingly energy-hungry. They state that it is “fantasy” to think that renewables — wind and solar — can do the job as they require fossil fuel backups since battery technology is not sufficient for energy storage.

France and Sweden are held up as being examples of countries which have successfully decarbonized electricity production with nuclear power, while Germany, which has ruled out new nuclear plants and gone all-in with renewables, has high electricity prices and has not made much progress in cutting carbon production.

The authors state that fear and economics are the reasons why the US does not pursue a nuclear solution. They believe that the safety fears surrounding nuclear are overblown, and that historically nuclear has killed far less people than the fossil fuel industries, and that nuclear waste can be stored safely (“Nuclear waste is compact — America’s total from 60 years would fit in a Walmart — and is safely stored in concrete casks and pools, becoming less radioactive over time.”) They also believe that nuclear regulations in the US have made nuclear much more expensive than it needs to be.

There is no mention in the article of fusion as a potential solution (neither hot or cold/LENR), probably because so far they have not been shown to be commercially viable solutions. That may change. They believe that there is an urgent need to move forward with decarbonization, and that the stigma attached to nuclear by the green movement may not necessarily be permanent.

“Despite these challenges, psychology and politics can change quickly. As the enormity of the climate crisis sinks in and the hoped-for carbon savings from renewables don’t add up, nuclear can become the new green. Protecting the environment and lifting the developing world out of poverty are progressive causes. And the millennials and Gen Z’s might rethink the sacred values their boomer parents have left unexamined since the Doobie Brothers sang at the 1979 No Nukes concert.”

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Developing New Clean Energy Solutions From Nuclear Fusion (GU Ventures Press Release)

The following is a press release published on April 2, 2019 by GU Ventures, a Swedish state-owned business incubator managed by the University of Gothenburg. Original press release was published here:
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/guventures/pressreleases/developing-new-clean-energy-solutions-from-nuclear-fusion-2855062

Leif Holmlid, professor emeritus at the University of Gothenburg, and GU Ventures have worked together for some years now to develop new clean energy solutions from nuclear fusion. The concept is based on Deuterium, which exists in ordinary water and in all living organisms. Our vision is to replace heating stations which use fossil or other not renewable fuels in large numbers in all cold regions of the world. In this way, the emissions of greenhouse gases and of air pollutants be strongly reduced.
Let us present this area to start with: Nuclear fusion means merging of small atomic nuclei like hydrogen nuclei resulting in strong energy release. This energy generation method will be under development for the next 20‐30 years in large international research facilities like ITER in France. If this development will be successful remains to be seen. There are also large problems with the fuel tritium which will be used in such future fusion reactors, since it is radioactive and is not found in nature, but has to be produced for example in uranium fission reactors.

Other possibilities for fusion energy however exist. One method which has been known since the 1950‐ies is called muon catalyzed fusion. Advanced research in many countries shows that this method works. The fuel in this method is heavy hydrogen, also called deuterium. This form of hydrogen exists in ordinary water and in all living organisms. Deuterium is not radioactive. The reason why this method has bot been useful so far is that a source is needed to generate the muons which initiate the fusion reactions. Muons are also called heavy electrons.

At the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, at the University of Gothenburg, an intense laser‐driven source for muons has been developed during the last ten years. During Autumn 2017, a patent was granted for this muon generator with Professor Emeritus Leif Holmlid as inventor. This patent is owned by a company, Ultrafusion Nuclear Power UNP AB, which is owned by the inventor together with GU Ventures, the holding company of University of Gothenburg. During 2018, this Ultrafusion company was merged with a Norwegian company, Norrønt Fusion Energy AS, that works in the same scientific area. It is intended to combine the resources of the two companies to promote and speed up the product development of the fusion reactor which uses the patented muon generator.

A detailed description of this type of fusion reactor has recently been published in a scientific journal in USA with calculations of how much energy is formed. The journal Fusion Science and Technology is owned by the American Nuclear Society. This article is authored by Leif Holmlid and published with Open Access, which means that everyone can read it for free at this link https://doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1546090. It is shown there that it is easy to build fusion reactors with 1 MW heating power, thus with the energy out as hot water or heat in other forms.

This type of relatively small heat generator is needed in large numbers in all cold regions of the world to replace heating stations which use fossil or other not renewable fuels. In this way, the emissions of greenhouse gases and of air pollutants be strongly reduced.

This type of fusion reactor generates weak radiation of muons and like other fusion reactors also neutrons. These particles can be stopped quite easily by concrete walls. No dangerous products or rest products are formed. The fuel is very cheap and the running costs for the laser needed for the muon generator are low. There is no risk for uncontrolled nuclear processes which could give explosions or emissions: such risks can exist with other fusion methods. The method with muon catalysis cannot be used for weapons since no chain reaction or explosive ignition of the fuel takes place.

For more information, pls contact:

Leif Holmlid, professor emeritus at the University of Gothenburg: holmlid@chem.gu.se and +46 (0)738 39 78 30.

Roger Cederberg, business developer at GU Ventures: roger.cederberg@ventures.gu.se and +46 (0)733 63 10 75.

About GU Ventures

GU Ventures is atop ranked by UBI Global Index as one of the world’s top 20 university-based incubators. Since its foundation in 1995, GU Ventures has developed 180+ new business ideas. The portfolio currently consists of 60 holdings, of which 44 is developed in the incubator. GU Ventures have exited over 40 companies so far and 12 have been listed. 87% of the companies in the portfolio contribute to the global sustainability goals set by the UN.

GU Ventures is wholly owned by the Swedish state and is managed by the University of Gothenburg. The assignment is to finance and develop new business and businesses related to the University of Gothenburg, which leads to utilization of research and competence, renewal of business, job creation and sustainable growth. Read more at: www.guventures.com.

GU Ventures distribute news and information about the new business projects and companies in the portfolio and alumni.

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IEC Earth Engine and Alternator Demonstrated by Dennis Danzik (Video)

This Facebook post provides the most detailed video of the operation of Inductance Energy Corporation’s Earth Engine that I have seen so far. The inventor Dennis Danzik discusses the Engine itself and shows how it is coupled with an alternator to generate electricity.

Thanks to Woody for pointing this out — the video is from October 2018, and was posted by an IEC employee on Facebook.

Video of Anatoly Klimov’s Device: Dual-frequency Plasma Excitation in a Vortex Reactor (COP 10 Claimed)

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for posting the following comment and video showing the lab of Anatoly Klimov in Moscow, Russia.

Anatoly Klimov’s device which uses Tesla coil and said to reach COP10 is looking more stable in recent tests.

This is one of the labs I am invited to visit, and Klimov has said we can conduct any test we like.

He says that he only sees SR [strange radiation] in the exhaust gap and only then over short range. This is to be expected as the device is a continuous flow type and so less time to build quanta.

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US Dept. of Energy News Release on ‘Accellerating Advanced Nuclear’ ($117 million total in funding awards)

The following is from a news release from the US Department of Energy published March 27, 2019

https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/us-department-energy-further-advances-nuclear-energy-technology-through-industry-awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced funding selectees for multiple domestic advanced nuclear technology projects. Four projects in two states will receive varying amounts for a total of approximately $19 million in funding. The projects are cost-shared and will allow industry-led teams, including participants from federal agencies, public and private laboratories, institutions of higher education, and other domestic entities, to advance the state of U.S. commercial nuclear capability.

The awards are through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development. This is the fourth round of funding through this FOA. The first group was announced on April 27, the second group was announced on July 10, and the third group was announced on November 13, 2018. The total of the four rounds of awards is approximately $117 million. Subsequent quarterly application review and selection processes will be conducted over the next four years.

“The Trump Administration is committed to reviving and revitalizing the U.S. nuclear industry, and these private-public partnerships are needed to help successfully develop innovative domestic nuclear technologies,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “There are a lot of U.S. companies working on technologies to make the next generation of nuclear reactors safer and highly competitive, and partnerships will be key to accomplishing this goal.”

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Brillouin Energy Video: ‘A New Era of Energy’

Brillouin Energy have released a new video promoting their technology as an alternative to fossil fuels which they say are putting our civilization in danger.

Quote from the video.

“After fifteen years of research, Brillouin has built a solution that removes our need to choose. Brillouin Energy is developing high-tech boilers which rely on low-energy nuclear reactions to produce safe, green low-cost power. Think of it as an energy amplifier, that turns one unit of energy into many units without any toxic waste or dangerous radioactivity.”

The video implies that they are in need of funding their technology off the ground. Viewers are told “you can help us bring it to the market, check our website to learn how you can end the global dependence on fossil fuels”. The brillounenergy.com website announces that currently a Series D sale is underway, and a link to https://bec.ltd/, a site for accredited investors in the United States.

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