Czech Company Files New International LENR Patent Application

A new patent application has been filed with the World Intellectual Patent Organization for “THE METHOD OF GENERATING THERMAL ENERGY, DEVICES OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND HEAT GENERATION SYSTEMS”.

The applicant is a company called Power Heat Energy S.R.O. based in Nusle in the Czech Republic. The text of the patent can be read here:

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/zh/detail.jsf?docId=WO2017152889&recNum=925&maxRec=65304499&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=%E5%85%AC%E5%B8%83%E6%97%A5%E9%99%8D%E5%BA%8F&queryString=&tab=PCT+Biblio

Unfortunately I am only able to find this referenced on a Chinese language portion of the so it’s not exactly clear who the inventor is — there are three Czech persons listed, and one Russian. It looks like the publication date was September 14, 2017.

A PDF version is here: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/docservicepdf_pct/id00000039286308/ETAPB/WO2017152889.pdf

It’s a very detailed application; here are a few things that stood out to me. There seem to be a number of similarities with Rossi’s Fluid Heater Patent in terms of elements used. For example here is the first claim:

CLAIMS

1. A method of producing thermal energy, comprising the use of chemical elements involved in the exothermic reaction of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) during the interaction of a reactive material consisting of a catalyst in the form of metal powder of the elements of the 10th group of the Periodic Table, in particular nickel (Ni), and a fuel mixture of hydrogen-containing chemical compounds of aluminium (al) and lithium (Li), such as lithium aluminium hydride (L1AIH4 ), under conditions initializing external thermal effect, where the controlled LENR reaction is obtained through the use of a heater (1) produced as a porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element with a reaction material being placed in its pores, the inner surface of which is being heated and the thermal energy is being removed from the outer surface, with metal contacts (2) of the upper part of the heater and metal contacts (3) of the lower part of the heater being placed on the opposite ends of the heater, connected to the input of the control system (85) for controlling the electric resistance in the heater, for which purpose they are subjected to voltage and the current value is being measured, and the first and/or second derivative of the current is being calculated, based on which the temperature is being maintained at which the LENR process occurs, by means of disconnecting or connecting the thermal energy supply to the heater (1) and the reaction material within the range minus (5 – 10%) of the initial melting temperature of the catalyst, for which purpose the thermal energy connection/disconnection control devices are connected to the control system (85) output.

Nickel, hydrogen, lithium and aluminum are all in Rossi’s patent.

The application itself references Piantelli, Rossi and Godes of Brillouin in the theoretic explanation section.

The actual device mentioned is described as a “porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element made of ceramic material SiC, Zr02, A1203, with the reaction material being distributed in the pores and with metal contacts being placed on the opposite ends”

As far as claimed performance, the application states:

“In a typified heating device, the electric energy consumption can be 300 W, with the equivalent output thermal performance of 900 W with the reaction material weight of 1 gram. In a heating device of the type of heating system, with the power supply of 300 W, on the initiation heater, the thermal output generated on the emission heater can reach 2700 W with the react on material weight of 4 grams.”

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Rossi: New Partner has Some Degree of Control

We’ve been here before. Back in 2012 Andrea Rossi started referring to a new partner with whom he had entered into an agreement to help develop his E-Cat technology. Eventually we discovered that this partner was Cherokee/Industrial Heat, and we know how that all turned out.

After extricating himself from that relationship after the long and costly court battle it seems that there is now a new partner on the scene. Once again, Rossi will not disclose who the partner is, but it seems that it is an entity that can help Rossi with the commercialization of the E-Cat. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect, that the “important test” that took place last week was some kind of validation test. Rossi has stated that the goal for Sigma 5 is both a milestone for himself and his partner.

Here is a Q&A about this topic from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today:

Patrick Ellul
September 28, 2017 at 2:53 AM
Dear Andrea,
It seems like you’re again losing some degree of control over your product, when you say “This issue does not depend on me.”
Is this because of your new partner/s?
Best regards
Patrick

Andrea Rossi
September 28, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Patrick Ellul:
Yes.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Rossi’s quote “this issue does not depend on me” that Patrick Ellul is referring to came from a question on the JONP yesterday when someone asked whether mainstream media outlets were going to be invited to the planned demonstration.

I think it’s obvious that Rossi is going to need partners to help him financially if he wants to reach his goal of mass production of E-Cats. And in that case, Rossi is going to have to give up some control. One would hope that any contracts he has made will be more advantageous to him than the one he made with Industrial Heat. In my latest interview with him he did admit that he had been naive when signing that contract, and that now he has a legal team that is experienced enough to help him not make that kind of mistake again.

LENR-Electric Hybrid Locomotives?

I liked the idea that Tom Kaminski posted about in another thread. He wrote: this:

“I recently attended a talk by a large US rail freight company who is exploring rail electrification. Distances are so great in the US and the capital cost of catenary electrification so large that it is likely not to ever occur. A hybrid electric train engine using a compact power source like LENR might be the ideal solution. This particular company spends over 2 Billion $US per year on diesel fuel. They would like to cut that.”

This is something I’ve thought about too, after I learned that many of the large diesel locomotives on US railroads are actually propelled by electric engines — the diesel engines are simply used to generate the electricity which is used to drive motors on the axles of the locomotive. Below is a short video of one example. (BTW, I did not know the term “catenary electrification” until now — that’s the system of overhead wires that are used to send electricity to electric trains used in many parts of the world)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-3InSFvtKg

So it might well be possible for and E-Cat (or similar) power source to replace the diesel engine, generating the electricity for the train.

November Now for E-Cat QX Presentation?

Andrea Rossi has made some comments on the Journal of Nuclear Physics recently that seem to indicate that the upcoming test he has been planning for will not now be held in October, but rather November. Here’s the latest Q&As on the topic from the Journal of Nuclear Physics.

Brett
September 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Dr Andrea Rossi,
How much are the probabilities you will make the presentation of the Ecat QX before November 2017?

Andrea Rossi
September 23, 2017 at 4:12 PM
Brett:
The probabilities that we will present the E-Cat QX before the end of November 2017 are 100%.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Conception
September 24, 2017 at 9:33 PM
Dear Dr Andrea Rossi,
Please confirm once and forever that the presentation of the Ecat QX will be made not later than November 2017, with 100% of probabilities!
Conception

Andrea Rossi
September 25, 2017 at 7:49 AM
Conception:
I confirm.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

If there is indeed a delay, I’m not terribly surprised — there always seems to be delays of one kind of another in this story. Rossi was saying for some time that the presentation would be held near the end of October, if it’s bumped to November I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, however we would all prefer new information to be provided sooner rather than later — but I think we’re pretty good at waiting.

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Cavitation Energy Systems Claims More Efficient Way to Produce Steam

There’s an interesting thread on the Vortex-l list started by Nigel Dyer who has been working with a company called Cavitation Energy Systems (http://cavitationenergysystems.com/) who claim to have developed a new efficient way of producing steam using cavitation.

On their website they describe their system which is built on the idea that the crushing of cavitation bubbles creates heat in an efficient way. Details are described on the company’s website here: http://cavitationenergysystems.com/overview.cfm

A provisional http://www.cavitationenergysystems.com/assets/pdfs/69935PVCavitation%20engine-patent.pdf

Nigel Dyer states in his post: “What is not obvious until you start going through the details of what they say on the website is that there appears to be five times more energy in the steam they produce than the electrical energy they use to produce it.”

He writes:

* As they intended, they use a diesel injector to create a pulse of
water that is full of cavitation bubbles.
* When the pulse hits a nearby surface a shock wave travels back
through the water initiating an almost synchronous collapse of all
the bubbles.
* The potential differences within the collapsing bubbles accelerate
some free protons such that they have an energy of the order of
10kV, enough to overcome the coulomb barrier and initiate fusion.
* The fusion energy is carried away by a virtual neutrino, and there
is a cascade of virtual neutrinos which distribute the energy as
kinetic energy among nearby protons and electrons. Some of the
protons have sufficient energy to initiate a secondary fusion event
starting a short duration chain reaction. With others the kinetic
energy they gain is transferred to the water molecule and
consequently the water is heated up until it boils.

In addition to his blog post, Dyer has written a more detailed analysis titled “On the possibility of hydroelectric fusion: The evidence from the CES steam generator “http://thedyers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CES_LENR.pdf

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Leonardo Corp’s Website: Heat for Sale

Thanks to a reader who found on the Ecat.com website (Leonardo Corporation’s official site) that the company is now listing heat for sale on this page: https://ecat.com/ecat-products/ecat-energy

Here’s the text:

ECAT Heat Energy

Leonardo Corporation now offers ECAT Heat Energy as a separate product solution. The ECAT plants are owned and operated by Leonardo Corporation while installed in the customers facilities or at a location in the vicinity of the customers facilities depending on local needs and infrastructure.

The ECAT Heat Energy is delivered by steam at 100-120 Celsius and extracted through the customers local heat exchangers. Return temperatures can be in any range between 5-95 Celsius.

Leonardo Corporation initially look for customers with 24/7 facility operation due to ECAT plants preferred continuous operation. Please contact for quotes

It will be interesting to see what kind of response there might be for this, and whether anyone who does get involved will be willing to report their results publicly. There’s no mention here of price, but if it is significantly below current energy costs, this could be an attractive offer for any business who uses a lot of heat in their operations.

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LENR at NASA: New Patent Application for “Methods and Apparatus for Enhanced Nuclear Reactions”

Here is more evidence that NASA is taking LENR/cold fusion seriously now. A new patent application from Pinesci Consulting and NASA’s Glenn Research Center for “Methods and Apparatus for Enhanced Nuclear Reactions” has been published by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The date of publication is September 14, 2017.

Abstract:

“Nuclear fusion processes with advanced rates may be realized by providing energetic electrons in an environment containing a suitable fuel gas, a liquid fuel source, a solid fuel source, a plasma fuel source, or any combination thereof. The fuel source may be deuterium, tritium, a combination thereof, or any fuel source capable of creating deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei when exposed to energetic electrons. Under proper conditions, at least some of the deeply screened and/or neutral nuclei fuse with other nuclei. Neutral versions of duteron and/or triton nuclei may be created by bringing neutrons with certain energy levels (e.g. around 3 MeV, but optionally less or much less than 3 MeV) into interaction with other neutrons, forming neutral versions of deuterons and/or tritons. Such processes may be used for power generation, heat production, nuclear waste remediation, material creation, and/or medical isotope production, for example.”

The full text can be read as a PDF here: http://e-catworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017.09.14-Published-Application-1663.0002PCT3.pdf

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‘Coulombic Ordering’ in Tight Spaces Disrupts Normal Particle Behavior in Ions (Phys.org)

Thanks to a reader for sending a link to a new article on the Phys.org website that talks about researchers at Drexel University in Pennsylvania have discovered that ions behave differently when confined in small spaces. The article is titled “Just squeeze in—researchers discover when spaces are tight, nature loosens its laws.” It’s possible this […]
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Rossi: E-Cat Good Enough for Electricity Generation on Industrial Scale

Andrea Rossi had mentioned earlier this week on the Journal of Nuclear Physics that “our tech is mature to produce electricity only on industrial scale, using the Carnot cycle.”

I noted that each year coal power plants are retired from service, having completed their life-cycle, and are not being replaced by new coal plants largely because of environmental concerns, and I asked if the E-Cat could be used as a fuel to meet the energy demand as we lose more coal power plants. Rossi responded saying that they were not yet ready to produce E-Cats on an industrial scale, and I followed up with this:

Frank Acland
September 16, 2017 at 2:36 PM
Dear Andrea,

I understand you are not at mass production stage at this point. My question was to learn if you think [your] technology is developed enough to build power plants (control, stability, durability, sufficient temperature, etc.), once you have sufficient production capability.

+++++++++++++++++++++++

Andrea Rossi
September 16, 2017 at 4:22 PM
Frank Acland:
The answer is “yes”.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

If Rossi is planning to create electricity on an industrial scale he is going to need production facilities that will be able to make millions of E-Cats and control systems (the average coal plant in the US today produces around 500MW of electricity), so substantial funding will be required.

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Brilliant Light Power Presentation at Cable Energy Industry Conference

Thanks to the readers who have pointed out a news bulletin on the Brilliant Light Power website regarding a presentation that Randell Mills made last week at the Society for Cable & Telecoms Engineers Energy 2020 conference in Denver, Colorado.

The news release stated:

“The audience consisted of leading Operating Executives from across the Cable industry. Dr. Mills shared his vision for alternative, Hydrino® derived energy and presented the SunCell® development program. Dr. Mills’ presentation is available in PDF format here.

Since 2014, SCTE’s Energy 2020 and associated programs has driven the Cable Industry to dramatically reduce their energy consumption and emissions. SCTE in conjunction with their partner Worldwide Environmental Services sees the development of the SunCell® as a game changing technology for the Cable industry.”

Here is the slideshow that Mills presented, which I assume provides the most recent information about of the BLP project:

http://www.brilliantlightpower.com/wp-content/uploads/presentations/SCTE-Energy-2020-web.pdf