Rossi Gets US Patent Possibly on Ecat

Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation has received a United States Patent that could cover his Ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). Interestingly enough the patent US 9,115,913 B1 dated August 25, 2015, does not mention LENR, cold fusion or the words Ecat or energy catalyzer.

Instead it is for a device called a Fluid Heater. Andrea Rossi is listed as the inventor and his company Leonardo Corporation is listed as the assignee or owner. The Fluid Heater is described as:

“An apparatus for heating fluid includes a tank for holding fluid to be heated, and a fuel wafer in fluid communication with the fluid. The fuel wafer includes a fuel mixture including reagents and a catalyst, and an electrical resistor or other heat source in thermal communication with the fuel mixture and the catalyst.”

Airbus Holds LENR Workshop

Europe’s largest aerospace company Airbus Group (OTC: EADSF) takes low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) much more seriously than is widely thought. The aircraft manufacturer has been hosting an International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals for at least 11 years. The next is scheduled for October 15 and 16 in Toulouse, France.

The workshops purpose is to discuss hydrogen gas loading. Its website contains this description: “Hydrogen gas loading is a promising technology to reliably create thermal and nuclear anomalies.”

That sounds like a euphemism for LENR or cold fusion to me. The company that builds some of the largest and most luxurious passenger jets in the worlds is interested in LENR. Only 50 people can attend the workshop and entrance is restricted, participants will have to submit a scan of their passport which sounds as if they conduct a background check. It also costs 400 Euros ($444.42 US) to attend another attempt to keep out the riff raff.

Chinese Researchers Achieve LENR in Nickel Wire

Chinese government researcher Songsheng Jiang reports achieving a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) in a hydrogen-loaded nickel wire. In an email to Frank Acland Jiang reported that the reaction lasted for around 80 minutes and generated around 240 watts of heat.

Jiang also reported he and his team – the Ni-H Research Group at the China Institute of Atomic Energy in Beijing – are experimenting with both nickel powder and nickel wire.  A PDF of Jiang’s message is available at E-catworld.com.

The Institute is China’s top atomic research organization the People’s Republic’s equivalent of Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States. The Institute has close connections with the top levels of the Communist Party and the Chinese military.

Last month Mills revealed that Jiang had succeeded in generating temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius with a reaction that lasted for 20 minutes in what looked like an attempt to replicate Rossi’s hot ecat on May 8. One has to wonder what Jiang is planning to do next.

The World of Energy is Changing Fast

The landscape in the world of energy is changing faster than we might expect. Low oil prices forced Saudi Arabia to borrow $4 billion over the last year, CNBC reported. The oil rich kingdom had to borrow the money to cover a budget deficit that was larger than expected.

The world's largest hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Saudis may no longer have the money for such lavish building projects.

It is not known how large Saudi Arabia’s deficit is but unknown analysts quoted by CBNC estimated the Saudi deficit at $130 billion. Saudi Arabia is still very rich though it still has cash reserves of around $737 billion. Some experts think Saudi Arabia will have to start cutting spending because it simply cannot finance its lavish economy with $58 a barrel oil. The Saudis would need $105 a barrel oil to cover all their costs.

Some Stories you May Have missed

Here is a roundup of stories from around the world of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) and technology you may have missed.

 

Airbus's gigantic A380 airliner. A flying hotel.

 

 

Airbus Reportedly Interested in LENR

A French scientist named Jean-François Geneste claims that the giant European aerospace company Airbus Group is interested in LENR, New Energy Times reported in January. Geneste who is apparently an aeronautical engineer claimed to be Airbus’s Chief Scientist works with Airbus Group Innovations a sort of think tank connected to the company.

“The title of Mr. Geneste is VP Chief Scientist,” Christine (Eirainer) Manderscheid wrote in an email to New Energy Times. Airbus refused to say if it was actually working on LENR.

 

The Airbus A400 military transport plane.

 

 

Geneste made several claims about LENR and Airbus at a conference organized by a Swiss businessman Michel Vandenberghe at Oxford University’s Magdalen College in England, New Energy Times’ Steven B. Krivit reported. Vandenberghe is the man behind LENR-Cities a startup which has vague plans to develop LENR.

E-Cat Replications Spread, Chinese Government could be working on LENR

The number of efforts to replicate Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction or LENR process is increasing. One of the most interesting experiments was carried out by a scientist at one of China’s top government research organizations.

The mysterious Me356 LENR experiment courtesy E-cat World

A number of websites are reporting that a mysterious individual or organization only called Me356 is trying to replicate Rossi’s hot e-cat device. E-catworld.com compared the efforts to those of Russian physicist Alexander G. Parkohomov who announced that he had replicated the hot e-cat in December. Unfortunately we do not know who or what Me356 is and where the experiment is taking place. Nor do we know where it is located.

My guess is that it might be going on at some sort of university or government laboratory perhaps at an institution where administrators oppose the idea of “cold fusion” research. The researchers are out to verify LENR but they do not want others to know they are until they have some results. They may also be keeping the work secret so they can patent it or sell it and cash in on the device they create.

LENR, the Drought and Elon Musk

A power source like low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) could be more vital to our future than previously thought. Recent stories indicate that some of our present sources of energy are not adequate to meet our needs and power future technologies.

One future technology that could be powered by LENR is the hyperloop, Elon Musk’s incredibly disruptive proposal for a super-fast ground transportation system. It could whisk people and freight across the countryside at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour and it would be electric powered. Most proposals for hyperloop show that it would be solar powered but Forbes reported that an engineer designing the product for a company called Hyperloop Technologies or Hyperloop Tech estimated that solar would not generate enough power to run it.

How LENR could Transform Civilization

Sometimes writers like everybody else misses the big picture because we are too busy concentrating on mundane day to day events. A lot of us who cover low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) tend to do that when we concentrate our coverage on the latest announcement from an inventor, gatherings of professionals or worse internet rumors and ignore the consequences of what we write about.

I must confess that I am just guilty of this practice as anybody else, so I will use a little history lesson to remind us of why LENR or cold fusion could be important. Basically LENR has the potential to transform our entire civilization.

If you look back at the major developments in human history over the past few centuries you will find that new sources of energy were the cause of the greatest changes. A few examples of these transformations include:

Tom Darden Reveals why he Backed Rossi

Cherokee Partners’ CEO Tom Darden’s funding of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research is more extensive than previously revealed. Darden is the man behind Industrial Heat which purchased Andrea Rossi’s ecat technology last year. Unfortunately Darden would not reveal what other researchers he is backing in an interview with Marianne Macy in April 16, 2015 issue of Infinite Energy Magazine.

Macy interviewed Darden after his provocative speech during the opening ceremoniesof the 19th Annual International Conference on Cold Fusion in Padua, Italy, on April 13, 2015. Darden surprised a lot of people with his public commitment to LENR and his willingness to put money into the field.

Darden also revealed some of his thinking on LENR in the interview which is well worth reading. Some of the high lights include what convinced him to back Rossi:

“We’ve seen a number of tests and we’ve had a lot of people looking at tests,” Darden said. “Of course outsiders have looked  at tests. I think particularly the transmutation data is very compelling. I felt very good about that, better than any outlet of test data I’d seen.”

Industrial Heat Owner Thinks LENR Will End Pollution

There is a lot going on in the world of cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) even if no earth-shattering developments have been reported. Some of the current highlights in the field include:

  • The 19th Annual International Conference on Cold Fusion or ICCF is going in Padua, Italy, in Andrea Rossi’s backyard. Surprisingly Rossi is not there but Alexander Parkohomov is. The Russian physicist had a long discussion with Alan Smith of E-cat World about his replication of Rossi’s ecat technology in which he revealed some of the details. Interestingly enough, Parkohomov noted that he does not use iron in his reaction so he might have just revealed the real secret to Rossi’s secret sauce to the world. The secret sauce is the formula that makes the reaction possible, if lack of iron is it, Parkohomov might have told others how to replicate ecat.