In the last BTE post I wrote of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR): “With these measurements completed I’m starting to think we are witnessing an energy revolution in the making. If testing continues to hold up – and at this point I think that it will – this is a really, really big deal.”
The reason I say “and at this point I think that it will” hold up is due to more than just the new tests run on Andrea Rossi’s ECAT by independent experts.
Consider the broader scope for evidence that Low Energy Nuclear Reaction devices will soon be with us.
First, many companies claim to be on the verge of having marketable LENR products. Three are Brillouin Energy Corporation in California, Defkalion Green Technologies in Greece, and Kresenn Ltd in the UK.
Brillouin Energy Corporation has just raised $20 million more in venture capital funding from Sunrise Securities Corporation. So if it was just one inventor claiming to have a LENR device, I would be far more reluctant to say that LENR devices likely work. But there is a race going on to get to market with LENR devices. And there is also a lot of scrambling going on to protect IP with patents. (BTW, you can’t blame people for not telling you exactly how their devices work to create excess heat.)
Second, scientists heading these companies having been working on LENR devices for many years. If they did not believe something here is real – meaning that genuine excess heat can be measured and this heat cannot be explained by known chemical processes – they would not be devoting so much of their life’s work to this.
Thirdly, many reputable scientists beyond the guys at the companies above now believe something is going on with LENR. Listen to Dr. Joseph Zawodny at NASA. Watch this talk by Dr. Frank Gordon. You can tell these are serious people that believe they have found something. And there are many, many more scientists doing LENR research where they believe they have found results. MIT claims to have a LENR device that has run for 6 months. SRI International, a research lab in Menlo Park, CA, one of the largest contract research institutes in the world, will soon sign a contract with Brillouin Energy Corporation. Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI recently independently evaluated the Brillouin Boiler and subsequently became a member of their science advisory board. Listen to him here.
Fourth, theories are evolving to explain LENR devices. For example see this slide set of a theory be researcher Lewis Larsen. Listen to him explain LENR here. He is pretty convincing that LENR devices are possible and he seems level headed. (And it’s really interesting that LENR devices are taking advantage of the “weak interaction” forces in atoms, something neglected in energy technologies to date.)
Fifth, the ECAT is now for sale! You can order one here. As people buy these and use them, the proof may soon be in the pudding.
In summary, the evidence is pretty strong that these claimed Low Energy Nuclear Reactions are real, and all the research will likely soon start leading to commercial products.
In a future post I’ll tell more of the benefits if LENR devices are real.