Low Energy Nuclear Reaction could help Prevent Food and Water Shortages
Food has always been one of humanity’s biggest concerns and some very knowledgeable individuals including billionaire and investment icon Jim Rogers have predicted a global food shortage. Other experts have predicted a looming global water shortage that could make many cities uninhabitable. Well there are two ways that low energy nuclear reaction devices such as the ecat could help alleviate that food shortage and prevent water shortages.
The first which has already been mentioned by Robert Godes of Brillouin and Alexandros Xanthoulis of Defkalion is desalination. Desalination is the removal of salt from seawater and it is a process that could end the world’s water problems. Desalinated water could be used to greatly increase the amount of cropland in production, to alleviate water shortages and to end the need to divert supplies of irrigation water to big cities like Los Angeles.
Desalination is a well known process that’s been around for years but it’s also very expensive. The reason it is so expensive is that massive amounts of heat are required for it. Cold fusion could provide that heat at a fraction of the cost of current technologies. That means that desalination could become affordable and widely used which would end the world’s water shortages.
The other process that would benefit from LENR heating devices like ecat would be hydroponics. Hydroponics is the growing of plants indoors in liquids instead of soil. It is a faster cheaper way to grow a wide variety of plants such as vegetables than traditional agriculture.
Hydroponics is extremely effective but it is also very expensive because of all the heat and light required. It goes without saying because that cold fusion devices could provide that heat and light. They could make steam which would heat the greenhouse and generate electricity for light. Large scale hydroponics is being experimented with in Brooklyn where a company called Bright Farms is growing crops for New York area super markets. The basic resources for large scale hydroponics are available now.
There are many benefits to hydroponics: it greatly reduces the cost of vegetables and fruits by eliminating the need for transportation costs. It also increases the supply of vegetables available by reducing costs and the vegetables produced are healthier. Another advantage is that less pesticides are used which is better for consumers.
So we now have the technology to address two of humanity’s most pressing problems food and water. What we need is the energy to power those solutions, LENR could provide that energy and help solve these problems. It goes without saying that both hydroponics and desalination are growth industries that will be major investment opportunities in the future. The use of LENR devices in these industries could lead to major economic booms that will benefit millions. So we could have prosperity to look forward to instead of water and food shortages to dread.