DEBATE. We do not know if the results of the latest tests with the energy catalyzer may be repeated and explained. But now we are getting responses and initiates a Swedish research initiative, writes Magnus Olofsson, CEO Elforsk.
Yesterday it was announced startling results from a month-long series of measurements on a so-called energy catalyst. The report was written by researchers from Uppsala University, KTH and the University of Bologna. It describes a development of heat that can not be explained by chemical reactions. Clear isotope changes in the analyzed fuel indicates instead that in the case of nuclear reactions at low temperatures. It suggests that we may be facing a new way to extract nuclear energy.Probably without ionizing radiation and radioactive waste. The discovery could eventually become very important for the world's energy supply.
The central part of the reactor is narrow and two inches long. In the experiments, the reactor was at a temperature up to about 1400 degrees Celsius. Net developed 1,500 kWh energy as heat. The heat energy released was three to four times the electrical energy input. This with approximately one gram of the fuel consisting of hydrogen charged with nickel additives in powder form.
Elforsk in recent years has followed the development of what has come to be called nuclear reactions at low energy, LENR - Low Energy Nuclear Reactions.Elforsk include published a compilation of knowledge about LENR. Elforsk has also co-funded the current measurements and earlier measurements. While the earlier measurements showed an unexplained excess energy.
If it is possible to safely achieve and control the now indicated nuclear reactions waiting probably eventually a fundamental transformation of our energy system. It can open for decentralized energy supply. Electricity and heat can then be produced with relatively simple components. Climate Efficient energy would be very cheap.
In the current situation we do not know if all this is too fantastic to be true. The measurement results indicate that a new way of extracting nuclear power may have been discovered. A small group of Swedish scientists are deeply involved in trying to understand the underlying physics. Sweden thus has a unique chance to be involved in leading research and development in the LENR area.
Elforsk now taking the initiative to build a comprehensive Swedish research initiative. More knowledge is needed to understand and explain. Let us engage more researchers in searching coat phenomenon and then explain how it works.
Magnus Olofsson, CEO Elforsk
Measurements on LENR reactor reported – energy release and isotopes
Yesterday, astounding results from month-long measurements on a so-called “energy catalyser” were reported. The report, written by researchers from Uppsala University, KTH and the University of Bologna, describes a release of heat that cannot be explained by chemical reactions alone. Isotope changes in the analysed fuel instead indicate that nuclear reactions might have occurred at low temperatures. It implies that we may be facing a new way to extract nuclear energy possibly without ionizing radiation and radioactive waste. The discovery could potentially become very important for the world's energy supply.
The central part of the reactor is a narrow cylinder that is two decimetre long. In the experiments, the reactor operated at temperatures up to about 1 400 degrees Celsius. A net energy release of 1 500 kWh was observed. The thermal energy output was three to four times the electrical energy input. The reactor was filled with 1 gram hydrogen-loaded nickel powder and some additives.
In recent years, Elforsk has followed the development of what has come to be called LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. Elforsk has published an overview summary of LENR. Elforsk has co-funded the work described in the report in addition to earlier measurements that showed an anomalous excess of energy.
If it is possible to safely operate and control these reactions that are now believed to be nuclear reactions, we may see a fundamental transformation of our energy system. Electricity and heat could then be produced with relatively simple components, facilitating a decentralization of energy supply that could be both inexpensive and part of a solution for global climate change.
More research is needed to understand and explain. Let us engage more researchers in trying to validate and then explain how it works.
Magnus Olofsson, CEO Elforsk