Experiments

Rossi Plans Demonstration, Piantelli Has New Patent

Andrea Rossi is planning yet another “public demonstration” of his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. He also claims to have new partners to replace Industrial Heat and Tom Darden; with whom he is now in an all-out legal war.

On May 7, 2016; Rossi made the lowing post on his blog:

“Peter Metz:

This preliminary demonstration will be given to our Partners and it will be fundamental to decide the eventual scheduling of our work. If of course, these partners; actually exist.

Any information related to it is, obviously, classified. When I say “Partner” I mean also our new allies with which we are preparing the massive production of the product.

 

Thank you for your wishes to our great team.

Warm Regards,

A.R.”

The partners are not identified, hopefully that relationship will work out better than the one with Darden and company.

Fleischmann Project Claims to have Achieved LENR

Our friends over at the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) claim to have achieved a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) or cold fusion effect. To add icing to the cake they have sent out an email containing what appears to be the formula they used.

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Here is the claim they made in the email dated February 23, 2016:

“Around the beginning of the month we saw what appeared to be up to a COP (Coefficient of Power) of 1.2, not earth shattering, but sustained and robust and in line with both observations by others and the Lugano report when adjusted for correct emissivity. Over the next weeks we tried various bookend calibrations which supported this finding.”

“We have said that only two paths would satisfy us:”

  1. “Statistically significant Isotopic or elemental shifts from Fuel to Ash.”

Some of the Project's Equipment in action.

 

  1. “Statistically significant emissions commensurate, correlating, or anti correlating to excess heat.”

Fleischman Project gets More Celani Material

The Martin Fleischman Memorial Project (MFMP) has received more of the the wires that are at the heart of Francesco Celani’s low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices. The electrically heated and chemically treated wires form the basis of Celani’s cells.

The MFMP is hoping to detect excess heat in them and achieve a low energy nuclear reaction. This can apparently be detected by gamma ray emissions. The project is using an approach it calls live open science in which it shares all the information it has with everybody in order to achieve more wide spread results. The project has had some setbacks lately dealing with choppy and erroneous data that forced its members to rerun some experiments in France.

Hot Fusion Heats Up

The race to develop hot fusion is also heating up. World Nuclear News reported that the German Wendelstein 7-X reactor passed its first test by producing hot plasma for the first time on February 4, Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel started the experiment by pushing a button. This could be first step to making enough plasma for a sustained fusion reaction.

A Couple of Fusion Milestones you probably missed

Keeping up on developments in the worlds of hot and cold fusion can be difficult because the mainstream media usually ignores those fields. To makes worse some of the bigger players in the field such as Andrea Rossi like to play things close to the vest.

Artists conception of Tri-Alpha's Fusion reaction.

Two major fusion developments in fusion that you probably missed in 2016 were an important step towards workable hot fusion and a fascinating interview with one of Andrea Rossi’s associates. Strangely enough one of the biggest hot fusion stories was ignored because it involved an obscure company in Southern California.

Tri-Alpha Energy managed to hold a globe of plasma that was superheated to 10 million degrees hot together for five milliseconds in August, The Orange County Register reported. That does not sound like much but it is the first time such a sustained fusion reaction has been held together for so long.

Boeing Patents Laser Fusion

There are a few important alternative energy stories out there that the media seems to be ignoring or downplaying. Some of the most interesting recent developments include:

Boeing the giant American aerospace company has a received a US patent for a laser fired fusion-fission turbofan engine that Ars Technica writer Sebastian Anthony described as completely crazy and unrealistic. Basically Boeing’s engine would generate large amounts of heat by using lasers to fuse deuterium and tritium which would cause nuclear fission to create heat to run a turbine.

Artist's conception of how Boeing's laser fired fusion-fission engine would work.

That sounds a great deal like some of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction or LENR effects we’ve been hearing about lately. The process is called inertial confinement fusion which sounds like a euphemism for LENR to me. Boeing is apparently looking into the process as a means of powering aircraft but it could easily be adapted to generate electricity in power plants and ships.

Some of the Biggest Names in Tech are interested in Fusion

Fusion of both the hot and cold varieties is suddenly very hot in the world of technology. Some of the biggest names in the technology businesses are investing big money in various fusion schemes, Fortune reported.

Some of the most noticeable names and investments in fusion include:

The General Fusion reactor Jeff Bezos is putting his money into.

  • Amamzon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos is backing a firm called General Fusion which is trying to create hot fusion with high tech hammers. Fortune reported that General Fusion has raised $94 million.

This is Helion's experiment reactor.

  • Peter Thiel one of the men behind PayPal is betting on Helion Energy which is trying to develop a truck sized hot fusion reactor.

 

  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has invested in a company called Tri-Alpha which claims is also working on small scale-hot fusion. Tri Alpha has reportedly raised $140 million for its research.

Paul Allen is betting that this device is the future of hot fusion.

Is Jet Energy preparing to Market its NANOR LENR Device?

It appears that JET Energy Inc. could be laying the groundwork to start marketing Mitchell Swartz’s NANOR low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) technology. Swartz has apparently copyrighted the word NANOR and is now advertising JET Energy NANOR-type LANR Technology at this website.

Mitchell Swartz test his devices.

“NANOR®-type Clean Energy Technology depends upon lattice assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) which use hydrogen-loaded alloys to create heat,” a blog post at the website states. Okay that sounds like LENR to me, but if Mr. Swartz wants to use the term LANR so be it.

For those of you who have not been paying attention, NANOR is the LANR device that Swartz demonstrated and tested in Peter Hagelstein’s laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT for three months in 2012. It ran continuously every day and produced excess energy much like Andrea Rossi’s ecat.

Swartz Licensing LANR Technology

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.