LENR Pioneer Joins Forces with Steam Engine Maker
An alliance that could lead to the development of vehicles and small scale generators powered by low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) has been born. Cyclone Power Technologies the maker of a next generation steam engine has hired Purdue University professor, nuclear physicist and LENR expert Yeong E. Kim as a consultant.
Kim’s job at Cyclone is to help the company determine if an LENR powered steam engine is practical and to commercialize such an engine. Dr. Kim has long been an outspoken advocate of LENR or cold fusion. Kim is a theoretical nuclear physicist who is currently serving as a professor of Physics at Purdue. He’s also group leader of the Purdue Nuclear and Many-Body Theory Group and Director of the Center for Sensing Science and Technology.
Kim is part of Cold Fusion Energy Inc., a consortium of scientists working to commercialize LENR. Other members include George H. Miley, Francessco Piantelli, Francesco Celani and MIT Professor Peter L. Hagelstein. No other members of that group appear to be working with Cyclone Power.
Cyclone Power has developed a Rankine Cycle heat regenerative combustion engine that’s a next generation steam engine. The Cyclone Engine can run off a wide variety of fuels including used motor oil. The engine is powered by super-heated steam, to work with it an LENR device would have to generate temperatures of up around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit (649 degrees Celsius).
LENR pioneer Andrea Rossi is trying to develop a hot version of his ecat LENR device that would generate such temperatures. There is no evidence that Rossi is working with Cyclone although Rossi does live in Florida. Rossi has claimed he is working with an unidentified American partner but hasn’t presented evidence. Cyclone Power Technologies is based in Pompano Beach, Florida. One intriguing possibility is that Kim has been hired to help Cyclone evaluate the LENR technologies developed by companies such as Rossi’s Leonardo Corp or Brillouin.
Cyclone is also working on a waste heat engine that would make steam and generate power from waste heat created by furnaces or other engines. The waste heat engine would work well with LENR because it can make steam from temperatures as low as 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius). One of the challenges facing LENR developers is that high temperature LENR has not been developed yet. An interesting application of this technology would be an LENR device that creates steam for heating and electricity in the home.
Cyclone would be in a good position to commercialize LENR devices. The company has a contract with Phoenix Power Group to build 6,500 generators that burn wastes such as used motor oil over the next five years. It’ll start manufacturing and marketing these engines which can generate up to 10 kilowatts of electricity early next year. Cyclone also has a contract to develop a vehicle engine for the US Army. That technology could also be applied to cars.
It looks like a real company with real expertise in creating next generation energy sources believes in LENR and wants to commercialize it. Hopefully Dr. Kim can help them achieve that goal.