Fleischmann Project Marches On
Our friends over at the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project haven’t attracted the attention that Andrea Rossi has or major investments but they’ve made some impressive progress in their low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research lately.
The most impressive thing about the Project is its ability to use limited resources, homemade equipment and improvised technology to achieve impressive results. More importantly its methods are being shared with inventors and scientists around the world in an open sourced experiment so their New Fire will be easily replicated.
The Fleischmann teams at the Hunt Utilities Group in Minnesota and the South of France have cobbled together some pretty impressive devices in recent months. The most interesting devices include:
Stainless Steel and Glass Walled Cells these look pretty impressive from the pictures. I imagine they’re new containers for LENR reactors.
A process for affordable nickel powder handling using plastic bags and a humidifier somebody bought on Amazon.com developed by Alan Goldwater. This process will allow the team to work with nickel or nano powders without expensive clean rooms. The bags protect the powder from water contamination.
Mathieu Valat has redesigned, restarted and recalibrated a number of Celani cells in Europe. Valat has been trying to fix leaks in the cells with upgraded thermocouples in order to make them more efficient. The eventual goal is to produce a stable source of excess, currently it is producing about 3% excess heat so a lot of work has to be done.
The Fleischmann project is also trying to replicate another LENR process developed by Dr. Tadahiko Mizuno in Japan. Currently that work is being done in France by Professor Jean-Paul Biberian and Pierre Clauson. The Mizuno cell’s been up and running for about a year.
Cold fusion pioneer Dr. Brian S. Ahern has joined the Project. Ahern was the first person to have a cold fusion related process patented in the US. Among other things Ahern is supplying the organization with nano powder and nickel powder.
Ahern has also put forward an intriguing theory that magnesium might have something to do with the LENR effect. That sounds plausible because magnesium does burn its even used in flairs and wielding. I have to wonder if magnesium could Andrea Rossi’s famed secret ingredient or catalyst that triggers the LENR effect in his ecat device.
The Fleischmann project has also set up another facility in California for testing. No real details on this are available yet and I don’t know its location.
The Fleischmann Project has collected around $22,905 to finance research, that’s chump change compared to the $11 million Rossi has to play with . The organization is still far from its goal of $500,000. So any donation will be appreciated.
If you’re interested in doing low energy nuclear reaction experiments you might consider taking a trip to Minnesota. The Hunt Utilities Group or HUG is letting volunteers work with them in its facilities. They even provide free bedrooms for volunteers.
This will give inventors and researchers a chance to work with Francesco Celani’s LENR device first hand. That will give them a basic knowledge of LENR and exposure to some solutions the Group is developing.
Note I’d highly recommend going to Minnesota now in the summer, it can get really cold there in the winter.
The Fleischmann Project is to be commended to their commitment to open sourced LENR. Such efforts might be the best means of developing affordable and effective commercial LENR. Now nearing its second year, the Fleischmann project is making slow but steady progress.