New LENR Process Unveiled

It’s a pretty exciting time in the world of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) or cold fusion. A new LENR device or process of some sort seems to be unveiled every day as scores of garage inventors get involved in the LENR race.

The latest is a named Justin Church who has unveiled a device he calls the H-Cat Heater. The device has been tested by our good friend Sterling D. Allen of Pure Energy Systems. Pictures on Sterling’s website show the device sitting in an old fashioned wash tub.

Basically the H-Cat works by running highly energized hydrogen gas across nano-platinum and nano-palladium catalytic converters. Just like the ones in your car. Allen reports that it generates a lot of heat, and it sounds a lot like cold fusion. In particular it sides like the process Energetics worked with a few years ago.

Now I don’t know how practical this process is. Platinum and palladium are precious metals that are traded on the world markets. Unlike the nickel that Andrea Rossi, Richard Godes and Francessco Celani are experimenting with, these metals are not cheap. The spot price for palladium in New York on April 4, 2014, was $786 a troy ounce and the spot price and the spot price for platinum was $1444 an ounce on the same day.

This means the cost of experimenting with this process will be high and so could the process itself. It is possible that Church might be able to reduce his costs by salvaging catalytic converters from cars from junkyards.

Even with its drawbacks it is exciting to see what garage inventors are doing with LENR these days. Hopefully Church will take his process to the Martin Fleischman Memorial Project or one of the labs studying LENR like the SKINIR lab at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

My guess is that the experiments we’ve heard about are only the tip of the iceberg. There are probably thousands of inventors out there fooling around with LENR in the back room. The situation is much like the one in the early days of the auto industry or the beginning of Silicon Valley when vast progress came out of garages.

I think we are on the verge of an LENR revolution and the garage inventors are leading the way. Organized science, government and big business will follow their lead.