on New Energy Times, Steven Krivit published this small article where he reports some LENR interest in Chile :
The Chilean government and Ministry of Mining are interested in LENR (low-energy nuclear reactions), according to a businessman who met with Chilean government representatives recently about the matter.
The article cited is
Translation by google gives:
USM researchers presented Minister of Mining project that optimizes the use of conventional fuel
The proposal consists of the use of water and lithium, reducing costs consumption and emission of pollutants. In this regard, Aurora Williams said that every innovation that provides efficiency and sustainability is welcome.
In a hearing held in the Ministry of Mining, Secretary of State of the branch, Aurora Williams, met with the Secretary of Energy, Jimena Jara, and researchers from the Technical University Federico Santa María (USM) for a project to optimize the use of conventional fuel.
The initiative was developed by Roberto Sone, magister of Science and Robotics, and has the potential increase in conventional fuel when mixed with water in different proportions.
Carlos Cantero, member of the USM, said that "energy crisis worldwide has challenges to all scientists. And a Chilean USM, as is Sone, detects an anomaly in energy which means to increase the energy capacity between 15% and 20%. As a representative of the USM we wanted to discuss this finding with the state authorities to analyze their applicability; how this would impact on the economy, mining and energy sector; and what we can do together for development. "
Meanwhile, Sone said that "we found an anomaly within teams measuring calorific fuel and have a presumption that is low energy nuclear reactions. What we did was put water into the fuel physico-chemical advantages. And the result was getting more energy. The main component used was lithium. The core is composed of more particles produces certain energies that do not address anywhere in the world. "
The researcher emphasized that "this is a technological breakthrough that will produce a high percentage reduction of fuel consumption of conventional engines applied to land vehicles and maritime".
During the meeting it was stressed that the development and application of this discovery will have positive impacts beyond transportation costs and productivity, it will help to reduce CO2 emissions equivalent among other pollutants.
After exposure, the minister said Williams "I appreciate this initiative of the USM, it fits into our global and strategic long-term perspective, which involves promoting and generating innovation."
"Sustainable growth depends largely on our energy matrix. Energy is a critical input not only in mining, but in other productive sectors. Therefore, it will always be welcome all proposals to optimize its use, "he said.
The authority added that "we are working to make our industry a comprehensive platform and this process will welcome every innovative initiative that gives us efficiency and sustainability."
maybe some digging could help.