CleanHME: new EU-funded LENR research project

  • Good news from CleanHME:


    "General Assembly meeting at the University of Uppsala


    On September 23-24, the CleanHME project General Assembly Meeting took place at Uppsala University, Sweden, giving the possibility to discuss scientific progress and challenges of the experimental and theoretical study, as well as administrative status of the project.

    The General Assembly was organized in a conference form, where all partners had a chance to present their latest results. You may find our conference program here.

    Overall, the partners concluded that our project had a good progress during its initial year, despite some delays caused by the restrictions, and this General Assembly meeting helped us to better aim our activities for the 2nd project year."


    General Assembly meeting at the University of Uppsala – CleanHME

  • LU researcher publishes experimental research on sustainable energy


    "The experimental research suggests that a potentially new sustainable energy source could be generated using non-radioactive nuclear fusion.

    Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Lakehead’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation, congratulated Dr. Alexandrov on this exciting publication.

    “The search for nuclear fusion energy is one of the most significant research areas currently underway, and this experimental work is revealing some very interesting results,” Dr. Dean said."


    LU researcher publishes experimental research on sustainable energy
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    Lakehead University researcher publishes experimental research on sustainable energy
    A Lakehead University professor has published experimental research that suggests a potential new sustainable energy source could be generated using…
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  • LU researcher publishes experimental research on sustainable energy

    Important to emphasize: Lakehead University contributes the the EU-funded CleanHME project.


    Conclusions from the paper (released in December 2020):


    Experimental evidences about low-energy nuclear fusion reactions in Pd nanowires and in Mo solid metal are provided in this article. The evidences consider release of both synthesized 4He and synthesized 3He in interaction of deuterium gas with the above materials. The provided evidence about release of helium gas in these interactions are two types—mass spectroscopy and optical spectroscopy data. In addition, heat release in Mo specimen is reported as outcome of low-energy nuclear fusion reaction. It is determined that the released amount of the synthesized 3He increases with increase of both the temperature of the specimen and the kinetic energy of the deuterium particles. No radiation in terms of both neutron emission and gamma ray emission was measured in the experiments.

  • We had that paper since it became available, we comented it at large at some point. It was very good news as this comes from someone that had never before formally taken part on LENR Researchl

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • We had that paper since it became available, we comented it at large at some point. It was very good news as this comes from someone that had never before formally taken part on LENR Researchl

    Yes, and it's encouraging that this work is now officially recognised by the Lakehead University. And even by a local newspaper 😁 (new sustainable energy source is not good enough for MSM though).

  • Did LU and Alexandrov ever receive EU funding for this work? Ahlfors posted a link back in Jan that showed them part of the project, but $0 funding. Just curious.

    I don't think funding outside the EU is allowed since this is payed by EU taxpayers.

    Zero funding was clear from the start (see bottom of the page link).

    They probably perform this research with closed wallets to gain en provide knowledge. Could be a win-win therefore without any funding.


    [EDIT] in addition it could be that they exchange services with the EU participants with no money involved.

    Think of preparation of nanomaterials, provide dedicated measurement equipment and services.

  • NEWS FROM FRANCE. - NOT DIRECTLY 'ON TOPIC', but news never the leess.


    Letter N ° 29

    The importance of energy

    Jacques Ruer

    12/18/2021

    We have all seen in recent months that energy is becoming a crucial topic in the

    company. The rise in the price of natural gas as well as that of electricity is spectacular. The

    reasons are manifold. The shock of the sudden increase may be lessened for some

    time by artificially blocking distribution prices to consumers but a

    financial catch-up will be inevitable sooner or later.

    International tensions are a major factor in overbidding. It is very informative

    to study history. We can see that access to energy has been at the origin of many

    Conflicts. One example is the invasion of Russia by Germany in 1941 to

    access to Caucasian oil or Japan's entry into the war in 1941 to gain access to

    resources and circumvent an embargo decided by the United States. By evoking a

    possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia the president of the United States threatens this country with

    unprecedented economic sanctions. We must not forget, however, that Europe is a

    large consumer of Russian gas. An embargo on Russian gas exports would

    immediate effect of heavily penalizing European industries and companies. Russia

    knows she wields tremendous power through energy. She already plays it during

    diplomatic negotiations concerning the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline. Who knows what is in store

    the future ?

    Everything fits together on this planet and the massive use of fossil fuels leads to

    problem of global warming which knows no borders.

    Energy savings should be encouraged wherever possible. At

    the access of increasingly large populations to energy is also

    essential so that overall energy needs will grow rapidly.

    The world would be more peaceful if energy in general and electrical energy in particular were

    available without constraints, without resource or climate impact concerns.

    Renewable energies are a first step. Unfortunately the exploitation of

    renewable resources require locations in the environment as well as

    the mining of special metals which is difficult to do without. In addition, to alleviate

    intermittences of wind or sun the most practical at the moment is to use turbines

    that consume natural gas.

    The tense situation leads decision-makers to look for other sources of energy other than

    those called conventional. On the industrial side, the oil companies are committed to

    increasingly in renewable energies. Others are considering investing in reactors

    medium power modular nuclear power plants. Public agencies support this quest

    which extends far beyond the classical fields of energy.

    This is how low-energy nuclear reactions are now openly

    considered a worthy option. The European Commission finances

    currently 2 projects. In the United States the energy agency (DOE) is about to launch a

    call for tenders for the construction of a first demonstrator.

    After the years of disdain suffered by this subject which brings us together this change of attitude

    finally announces a new dawn. We can legitimately think that this turnaround is occurring

    very late and it is regrettable that it is dictated by the growing urgency. But it is necessary

    now look to the future. Dawn is not sunrise yet. We must wish

    may the opportunities offered be crowned with success in the near future. We will see then

    quickly the timid advances turn into a major development. We'll know

    when our efforts in the shadows will not have been in vain.

    During this Christmas period I wish to share with you the immense hope that the work

    accomplished in our field will one day bear fruit.

    Merry Christmas everyone

    Yours,

    Jacques Ruer

    President SFSNMC

    Email: [email protected]





    Lettre N°29

    De l’importance de l’énergie

    Jacques Ruer

    18/12/2021

    Nous avons tous pu constater ces derniers mois que l’énergie devient un sujet crucial dans la

    société. La hausse du prix du gaz naturel ainsi que celui de l’électricité est spectaculaire. Les

    raisons sont multiples. Le choc de l’augmentation soudaine peut être atténué durant quelque

    temps en bloquant artificiellement les prix de distribution aux consommateurs mais un

    rattrapage financier sera inévitable tôt ou tard.

    Les tensions internationales sont un facteur majeur de surenchérissement. Il est très instructif

    d’étudier l’histoire. On s’aperçoit ainsi que l’accès à l’énergie a été à l’origine de nombreux

    conflits. On peut citer à titre d’exemple l’invasion de la Russie par l’Allemagne en 1941 pour

    accéder au pétrole du Caucase ou l’entrée en guerre du Japon en 1941 pour accéder aux

    ressources d’Indonésie et contourner un embargo décidé par les États-Unis. En évoquant une

    possible invasion de l’Ukraine par la Russie le président des États-Unis menace ce pays de

    sanctions économiques sans précédent. Il ne faut toutefois pas oublier que l’Europe est un

    gros consommateur de gaz russe. Un embargo sur les exportations de gaz russe aurait pour

    effet immédiat de pénaliser lourdement les industries et les sociétés européennes. La Russie

    sait qu’elle détient un pouvoir considérable grâce à l’énergie. Elle en joue déjà lors des

    tractations diplomatiques concernant le gazoduc Nordstream 2. Qui sait ce que réserve

    l’avenir ?

    Tout se tient sur cette planète et l’utilisation massive des énergies fossiles conduit au

    problème du réchauffement climatique qui ne connaît pas de frontières.

    Les économies d’énergie doivent être encouragées dans toute la mesure du possible. Au

    niveau mondial l’accès de populations de plus en plus grandes à l’énergie est également

    indispensable si bien que les besoins globaux en énergie vont croître rapidement.

    Le Monde serait plus serein si l’énergie en général et l’énergie électrique en particulier étaient

    disponibles sans contraintes, sans les soucis de ressource ni d’impact climatique.

    Les énergies renouvelables constituent un premier pas. Malheureusement l’exploitation des

    ressources renouvelables nécessitent des implantations dans l’environnement ainsi que

    l’exploitation de métaux spéciaux dont il est difficile de se passer. De plus, pour pallier aux

    intermittences du vent ou du soleil le plus pratique pour l’instant est de recourir à des turbines

    qui consomment du gaz naturel.

    La situation tendue amène les décideurs à rechercher d’autres sources d’énergie différentes de

    celles dites conventionnelles. Du côté des industriels les compagnies pétrolières s’engagent de

    plus en plus dans les énergies renouvelables. D’autres envisagent d’investir dans les réacteurs

    nucléaires modulaires de moyenne puissance. Les agences publiques soutiennent cette quête

    qui s’étend bien au-delà des domaines classiques de l’énergie.

    C’est ainsi que les réactions nucléaires à basse énergie sont maintenant ouvertement

    considérées comme une option digne d’intérêt. La Commission Européenne finance

    actuellement 2 projets. Aux États-Unis l’agence de l’énergie (DOE) s’apprête à lancer un

    appel d’offre pour la réalisation d’un premier démonstrateur.

    Après les années de dédain dont a souffert ce sujet qui nous réunit ce changement d’attitude

    annonce enfin une aube nouvelle. On peut légitimement penser que ce revirement intervient

    bien tard et qu’il est regrettable qu’il soit dicté par l’urgence grandissante. Mais il faut

    maintenant regarder vers l’avenir. L’aube n’est pas encore le lever du soleil. Il faut souhaiter

    que les opportunités offertes soient prochainement couronnées de succès. On verra alors

    rapidement les timides avancées se transformer en un développement majeur. Nous saurons

    alors que nos efforts dans l’ombre n’auront pas été vains.

    En cette période de Noël je souhaite partager avec vous l’immense espoir que le travail

    accompli dans notre domaine portera un jour ses fruits.

    Joyeux Noël à toutes et à tous

    Bien à vous,

    Jacques Ruer

    Président SFSNMC

    Email : [email protected]