New Pentagon Report on LENR

An agency that advises the commanders of the United States military on future weapons technology issued a report that recommends more research into Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR). The Defense Threat Reduction Agency; or DTRA, issued a report entitled Investigation of Nano-Nuclear Reactions in Condensed Matter.

“The Pd/D co-deposition process has been shown to provide a reproducible means of manufacturing Pd-D nano-alloys that induce low energy nuclear reactions (LENRs),” the report states. Pd stands for palladium, a metal widely used in some LENR processes.

“We believe the two phenomena, LENR and high Tc (critical temperatures) superconductivity, are related and that both need to be investigated in order to gain an understanding of the processes occurring inside the Pd lattice,” the reported concluded.

DTRA’s purpose is to defend the United States from weapons of mass destruction. One of its major purposes is to eliminate nuclear weaponry. Another is to keep chemical, biological and nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists. DTRA does basic research at Fort Belvoir in Virginia near the Pentagon.

The report focuses on LENR research that was done at the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPWAR) in California. The purpose of that research was apparently to produce a new power source for the Navy’s torpedoes. It also mentions tests that were conducted at SRI (the Stanford Research Institute) in California.

There’s no evidence that DITRA is doing LENR research in the report. Nor does the report state whether DTRA thinks LENR is a potential weapon of mass destruction. It also appears that DTRA is not planning to use LENR for any purpose. Although a working high-temperature LENR device, would be an excellent means of disposing of chemical or biological weapons.

The report; prepared by Dr. Pamela A. Mosier-Boss of SPAWAR, Lawrence P.G. Forsley of JWK International (an engineering company that works with the Pentagon) and Dr. Patrick K. McDaniel of the University of New Mexico, looks like a briefing statement. It is approved for public and unlimited distribution.

The report does not mention Andrea Rossi or ecat and instead focuses on Palladium based LENR. Most of the present-day LENR efforts (including ecat and the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project) involve the use of nickel which is a much cheaper metal. Since Palladium is considered a precious metal, its cost can be prohibitive.

Brillouin Thinks LENR is Commercially Viable

Interestingly enough the DITRA report appeared at the same time that Brillouin Energy Corp.; an LENR company associated with SRI released a new video. Brillouin’s process also uses Palladium. Brillouin has tested some of its technology at SRI.

The Director of the Physics Sciences Division at SRI International’s Energy Research Center; Michael C.H. McKubre serves on Brillouin’s Advisory Board. McKubre has done LENR research for another Pentagon entity; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA, in the past. DARPA develops new technologies for the US military.

The video is effectively a commercial for Brillouin and its technology. Brillouin is planning to market two products a wet boiler for home heating and a Hydrogen Hot Tube that will be used to make steam to generate electricity.

Brillouin claims that it can control the low energy reaction through its Q-Pulse technology. Q-Pulse starts and stops the reaction which could lead to LENR at the pulse of a button. Robert Godes, Brillouin’s Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer is the inventor of the Q-Pulse.


Brillouin_Energy_Corp_Intro_Video from Brillouin Energy on Vimeo.

“It’s really clear that it’s possible to bring the technology to market,” Godes said in the video.

“What’s critical is to be able to control the reaction, to be able to turn it on, to be able to turn it off, that then makes something that can be commercial useful,” David Niebauer, Brillouin’s Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel boasted.

“We’ve developed an ability to control the reaction with our Q-Pulse technology,” Godes said.

From the remarks in the video it sounds as if Brillouin’s team thinks that LENR is commercially viable. One has to wonder if there is some connection between the DTRA report and Brillouin’s sudden hunger for publicity.


3 Responses to New Pentagon Report on LENR

  • Paul Maher says:

    Perhaps much good can come from Brillouin and their developing relationship with Phyllis Young and the Standing Rock Sioux.
    @ @pmaher_art

  • Greg Goble says:

    The JWK ‘cold fusion’ LENR commercialization subsidy is Global Energy Corporation – GEC.

    Website –

    2006 – Global Energy Corporation founded
    2011 – Subsidiary GEC Global LLC established for development of conventional power plants
    2012 – BOT signed to develop and build a 50MWe GEC SMG Power Plant on the island of Saipan

    SPAWAR/JWK/Global Energy Corporation patents

    System and Method for Generating Particles – US8419919 B1
    Publication type – Grant
    Publication date – Apr 16, 2013
    Filing date – Sep 21, 2007
    Inventors: Pamela A. Boss, Frank E. Gordon, Stanislaw Szpak, Lawrence Parker Galloway Forsley

    A hybrid fusion fast fission reactor – WO 2009108331 A2
    Publication type – Application
    Publication date – Sep 3, 2009
    Filing date – Feb 25, 2009
    Inventors: Lawrence Parker Galloway Forsley, Jay Wook Khim


    An excellent paper to read from chief scientist of the Global Energy Corporation the JWK group.

    Published Oct. 2015 during the Lugano Report.

    The title is:

    “Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Using Pd/D Co-Deposition”
    TECHNICAL REPORT · OCTOBER 2015 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1200.3281

    It can be downloaded here:

    Condensed Matter Nuclear Reactions
    Synopsis of Refereed Publications on Condensed Matter Nuclear Reactions

    P.A. Mosier-Boss – US Navy SPAWAR-Pacific, San Diego, CA

    L.P. Forsley – JWK Corporation, Annandale, VA Global Energy Corporation, San Diego, CA University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX

    By the by…

    EXPO 2017 and the prospects of alternative nuclear energy

    Expo 2017 is scheduled for June 10 to September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The theme of the exhibition is “Future Energy”.

    Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) won the design competition.

    Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

    AS+GG’s design for EXPO-2017 will embrace the Future Energy concept by becoming the first Third Industrial Revolution city, where energy consumed by the Expo community will be provided from renewable sources. Buildings will become generators of power and their energy will be stored using innovative technologies while being distributed by a smart grid. The Expo community will provide infrastructure to encourage and support the use of vehicles that use renewable fuels.

    Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture are absolutely aware of developments in LENR energy and propose it’s use for colonizing Mars in a NASA Centennial Challenge.

    Will AS+GG include LENR thermal in their showcasing Future Energy (the Expo theme) as they showcased LENR thermal in their Martian habitat proposal?

    The ‘cold fusion energy’ Team Rustem Baishev.

    Rustem Baishev
    Works at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
    They are associated with PositivEnergy Practice LLC

    NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge
    Design Competition Finalists

    Team: Rustem Baishev


    One day Mars will become as an ordinary destination as our own Earth’s continents and cities. In such case expandability is the main consideration, for which the most suitable technology should be invented to dictate the design. Given the distance to Mars and roughness of its terrain, the translation of a 3d model from virtual into physical space is a task of an extreme complexity for any positioning and printing method. Therefore, those methods should be as analog as possible.

    The nuclear powered (cold fusion mini reactor) crawling extruder, once deployed… – end quote