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Much has happened in the past year.
* Jean-Francois Geneste - Vice-President, Chief Scientist at Airbus Group shows that Airbus is serious in research around LENR as a new fuel.
* Bill Gate's starting to support LENR research after he visited Dr. Vittorio Violante and got updated on the status of research in Italy.
* Carl Page, brother of Larry Page (Googole founder) is now on the board of the Brillouin energy.
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Summary about lenr and the economy of Alexander KleehausQuote
There has been a huge discussion about the technology of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) devices. Some of the common assumptions about this technology discuss the projected major transformation of our present society in points of infrastructure, cost of power and power storage, but a clear economic impact simulation in a business plan systematic review manner with different parameters and scenarios is still missing. The question is how will the lives of people be affected by LENR and how will power industry adapt the potential huge changes in infrastructure and cost of power. There is no doubt that access to LENR will change the lives of average citizens for that matter. The here described model is a monte-carlo simulation scenario model to find a proposed business and socioeconomic value of the LENR technology as impact on current infrastructure, economy and citizens of a given country. The simulation is a good tool for pricing discussions, price modeling and predictive modeling on the technology impact. The validation of the model over common mechanisms is work-in-progress.
I am in contact with them, and yes, they are in an early phase. They want to wait to communicate in this situation.
March 01, 2017
BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following the successful replication of “over-unity” amounts of thermal energy from its LENR renewable energy technologies, Brillouin Energy Corp. announces the closing of $7,750,000 in its Series B round. The lead investor in the round, James (Jim) Farrell, has also joined the Company’s Board of Directors.Quote
“I’m convinced that Brillouin Energy is positioned to accelerate our R&D efforts this year and that we have the best team and experience to execute our plan to develop commercial-level LENR technologies,” said Jim Farrell, Managing Director of Beyond Carbon Energy LLC. “Since joining the Board in 2016, Brillouin Energy has made significant progress towards commercializing the development of our LENR technologies.”
Brillouin Energy enters 2017 with an aggressive research and development program aimed at building on its significant progress toward commercializing LENR technologies. The Company is in the process of finalizing a $15 million Series C round offering, which it intends to launch later this month.
“This kind of financial support allows us to continue to build on the significant progress we have made toward commercializing the development of Brillouin Energy’s LENR technologies,” said Robert W. George II, Brillouin Energy’s CEO. “We’re excited that so many new and current investors value the opportunity ahead for Brillouin Energy as much as we do. Together, we’re going to make ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy a global reality.”
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Step by step, it will be awesome when it is finished.
Good news and great start of 2017
Berkeley Clean Technology Company Announces Breakthrough for LENR Power Devices
Controllable-on-Demand, Reproducible, Transportable, Scalable LENR Validated in Third-Party Tests of Brillouin Energy IPB HHT™ LENR Reactor
BERKELEY, CA, January 5, 2017 – Researchers at SRI International are reporting that they have successfully replicated “over unity” amounts of thermal energy (heat) for Brillouin Energy Corporation’s most advanced Isoperibolic (“IPB”) Hydrogen Hot Tube™ (HHT™) reactor test systems based on controlled low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”). Researchers at SRI conducted a series of third-party tests of Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT™ LENR reactor test systems from March to December 2016. Dr. Francis Tanzella, principal investigator and Manager of the Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Program, was assigned to SRI’s testing of Brillouin Energy’s LENR systems and conducted all of the third-party validation work.
In its Interim Progress Report, SRI summarizes its extensive testing of five identical Brillouin Energy metallic reactor cores, which produced the same over-unity controlled heat outputs, turning the reaction heat on and off repeatedly. "Brillouin Energy appears to have achieved its most groundbreaking test results to-date," the Report states.
Data from the SRI International test runs show LENR heat outputs up to several watts were repeatedly produced from positive coefficients of performance (COPs) in the range of 1.2X to 1.45X. The Report continues that LENR heat was independently validated with positive COPs is significant: “The LENR coefficients of performance (COPs) may be considered low and small scale however, it would be a mistake to discount them, in light of the accuracy of their calorimetry, the consistent repeatability of their production, their controllability, and the reproducibility and refinement of their manufacturing techniques, specifications, and components, all leading to the same repeated results. Moreover, the transportability of the system is another remarkable achievement”.
“By using standard industrial manufacturing processes for our reactor test systems, we have identified an engineering pathway for manufacturing Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT™ reactor prototypes,” said Robert Godes, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Brillouin Energy Corp.
In 2017, Brillouin Energy is continuing its work with SRI International in the testing process to help it to engineer and develop its IPB HHT™ reactor test systems, with the goal of evolving them towards LENR prototype equipment systems, which potentially may generate commercial scale LENR Heat on demand for industrially useful applications.
We are on the cusp of a new era of cheap, abundant and reliable power from LENR technologies, at a time when the United States and many other countries are re-defining their commitments to mitigate the impacts from climate change, said Robert W. George, Chief Executive Officer, Brillouin Energy.
Brillouin Energy’s LENR technology includes a proprietary method of electrical stimulation of nickel-metal conductors using its Q-Pulse™ control system. The process stimulates the system to produce LENR reactions, which generate excess heat and helium. The excess heat produced is a product of hydrogen and a nickel-metal catalyst. The Q-Pulse™ control system stimulation is the key to maintaining the reaction. Other than the heat output, there are no (zero) toxic or CO2 emissions of any kind.
The SRI Interim Progress Report summarizes all of the data and conclusions from SRI International’s nine months of testing of Brillouin Energy’s IPB HHT LENR reactor systems. To view the Report, click on the following link at www.brillouinenergy.com/SRI_ProgressReport.
About Brillouin Energy:
Brillouin Energy is a clean-technology company based in Berkeley, California, which is developing, in collaboration with Stanford Research International (SRI), an ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technology that is capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy from LENR. For more on Brillouin Energy, please visit http://www.brillouinenergy.com.
About SRI International
SRI International (http://www.sri.com) creates world-changing solutions making people safer, healthier, and more productive. SRI, a research center headquartered in Menlo Park, California, works primarily in advanced technology and systems, biosciences, computing, and education. SRI brings its innovations to the marketplace through technology licensing, spin-off ventures and new product solutions.
Official Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13961529.htm
Brillouin's own Report: http://brillouinenergy.com/science/experimental-results/
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Richard Branson speaks good about climeon
This video presents how the clean tech company Climeon and Sir Richard Branson aim to change the way we produce electricity today. Climeon makes 100% clean electricity from waste heat and recently announced its partnership with Richard Branson's new cruise line Virgin Voyages. Virgin Voyages will have six Climeon Ocean machines on each vessel (3 ships in total). The resulting environmental impact will be an estimated 5,400 tons of carbon dioxide savings annually per ship — an amount that would take 180,000 trees 30 years to absorb.
This morning i got update from Bob Higgins!
finally finished this translation to English of Parkhomov's 11/24 presentation. If you find errors, please let me know. You are welcome to share.Cheers,Bob Higgins
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Will this report be public?
FALLS CHURCH, VA, JUNE 14, 2016 – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has ordered the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) to the committee by September 22, 2016
Interesting, tells about 10-15 years life length / charge of a device
Interesting lectures dealing with disruptive technologies.
Why Exxon patented the lithium battery in the 1970. And how the technology took off 20 years later when the patent expired. (1990)
Why Tesla Model 3 changing car market?
Good examples of Kodak.
Leasing bubble> very soon
Petrol and diesel vehicles Bubble> soon
Automation bubble> 2025Quote
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Julian started off his talk highlighting some fun facts regarding and defining technology disruptions, which he notes have always happened within the lifetime of one person and almost always happened with 20–30 years. Julian touched on the story of Kodak as one of many famous examples of a large company shooting itself in the foot by inventing the technology that went on to kill the company -- with forward-looking implications for the GM EV1 and the Exxon invention of the lithium battery.
Regarding electric vehicles, Julian notes that Chevron bought the patents for the nickel-metal-hydride battery used in the GM EV1 and then stuck it on a dusty shelf to prevent progress. But something less well known is that ExxonMobil invented the lithium battery, in the 1970s. The exact chemistry for ExxonMobil's battery was not really suited for production, but the company patented the lithium battery anyway … and that patent didn't expire until the year 2000. After the patent expired, of course, is when commercial lithium-ion batteries enabled lower-cost and more-practical portable electronics like cell phones and laptops to take off. Julian also talked about other developments in the battery space, such as research that discovered how to make them rechargable, that was also critical.
That essentially led into a discussion of whether the Tesla Model 3 was a better and cheaper vehicle than any ICE car. For that, Julian compared the base Model 3 to the similarly priced and performing BMW 328i in numerous ways. For this segment of the presentation, I think you should just watch, starting at 12:10 in.
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HOUSE COMMITTEE REQUIRES LENR BRIEFING
FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Armed Service Committee acknowledges LENR as a potential ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy source with “strong national security implications”
FALLS CHURCH, VA, JUNE 14, 2016 – The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has ordered the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) to the committee by September 22, 2016.
The order for the LENR briefing was included in House Report 114-537 Part I, which accompanies the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. The report was submitted to the Committee of the Whole House on May 4, 2016.
This overdue attention by U.S. lawmakers to the science and business of LENR brings renewed critical focus to the field at a time when developing new sources of clean energy are of mounting importance.
Previously perceived as an obscure alternative field of energy research and often treated in a derogatory manner, LENR’s growing momentum stems from current and cumulative research, as well as government and commercial projects in several countries.
In advancing this legislation, the House Committee on Armed Services cites Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) viewpoints that China and India are moving forward with LENR programs of their own and that Japan has created an investment fund to promote such technology.
The committee also refers to the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) assessment that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field and that Russia, China, Israel and India are now devoting significant resources to LENR development.
The Armed Service Committee’s acknowledgement of LENR as a potential ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy source with “strong national security implications” adds to the changing perception of the field that is quietly underway. Much greater resources for research are expected once LENR enters the scientific and energy policy mainstream.
LENRIA is the not-for-profit advocate for the scientific study and eventual commercialization of LENR. The organization is positioned to be the LENR field’s representative in the United States Energy Association (USEA).
State LENRIA co-founders Steven Katinsky and David Nagel, “The changing perception of LENR and acknowledgement of the field as a bona fide area for energy research is much needed and long overdue. It is our goal at LENRIA to maintain this positive momentum.”
LENRIA will continue to support and encourage the growing interest in LENR research and development in the period leading up to the House Armed Services Committee briefing. The committee’s interest could be a precursor to mounting military engagement in LENR, with it being pinpointed by the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) as a potentially “disruptive technology that could revolutionize energy production.”
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives on the evening of May 18, 2016. The text regarding LENR is included below.
LENRIA, the Industry Association of LENR, is a recently formed not-for-profit organization established to advocate for both scientific study and, especially, commercial advancement of the field. It shall offer various member services to dues-paying individuals and companies. The Association has been set up in the U.S., however it shall serve the global community of involved and interested persons and organizations.
Progress toward a change in the perception of the science and business of LENR is gaining momentum. This is occurring both through scientific study and through early engineering of systems based on LENR to produce heat and electricity. Several small companies are conducting experiments, and are designing, building and testing prototypes of LENR-based devices. A few large companies are known to be watching developments in the field.
Part of the increased interest is due to the publication in 2013 and 2014 of two reports on LENR technologies sponsored by Elforsk (now Energiforsk.) Though these reports have generated significant criticism, they have also attracted much attention outside of the community of scientists doing research on LENR. Notable public corporations, and private companies and individuals are now focused on LENR.
Commercial endeavors to produce devices based upon LENR, including thermal and electrical generators, if successful, could grow to significant scales, and become a consequential new industry. To advance the progress and adoption of the resulting technologies, it will be necessary to develop industry standards and safety criteria for commercial products and processes. This, and other factors, provided the motivation to form an association for the new industry.
In addition, there will be growing needs for (a) provision of information, organization of commercial conferences or expositions, and professional communications to counter opponents and negative propaganda about LENR, and (b) representation of LENR before government bodies, regulators and the public. This new association focused on LENR shall effectuate those roles.
The intention to form an Industrial Association for LENR was announced at ICCF-18. During ICCF-19, in Padua, Italy, the new Industrial Association for LENR was announced. The ICCF-19 presentation can be viewed and downloadedhere.
LENRIA shall be put forward as the field’s representative in the USEA (the United States Energy Association,) the association of associations representing members from most energy concerns in the U.S. including coal, oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind and other industries. There are also the EREC and the JCRE, the renewable energy councils of Europe and Japan, respectively, and councils in other regions.
LENRIA has produced The 2016 LENR International Calendar, available here. It shall soon begin work on the 2017 version of this publication.
LENRIA also periodically publishes LENRIA Ecosystem Maps, the most recent version that is available here.
National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 - Report of the Committee on Armed Services - Excerpt
Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) Briefing
The committee is aware of recent positive developments in developing low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), which produce ultra-clean, low-cost renewable energy that have strong national security implications. For example, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), if LENR works it will be a ``disruptive technology that could revolutionize energy production and storage.'' The committee is also aware of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) findings that other countries including China and India are moving forward with LENR programs of their own and that Japan has actually created its own investment fund to promote such technology. DIA has also assessed that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field and that Russia, China, Israel, and India are now devoting significant resources to LENR development. To better understand the national security implications of these developments, the committee directs the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on the military utility of recent U.S. industrial base LENR advancements to the House Committee on Armed Services by September 22, 2016. This briefing should examine the current state of research in the United States, how that compares to work being done internationally, and an assessment of the type of military applications where this technology could potentially be useful.
House Report 114-537 Part 1, can be viewed here or downloaded here. Details regarding LENR (above) are found on page 87.
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Frontier In-Situ Resource Utilization for Enabling Sustained Human Presence on Mars.
Robert W. Moses and Dennis M. Bushnell Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
Thx to Nils for sharing!
Revolutionary Energetics – Positrons, LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions), Energy Beaming, Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion, to name a few. This is a long term approach and a decade of research will be required to sort out the efficacy of the various possibilitiesQuote
The obvious, state of the art, energy source for transport systems is chemical. Mars has immense resources for production of methane, oxygen, magnesium, CO2 and other chemical energy/propulsion sources, utilized in either combustion systems or fuel cells. Frontier, non-chemical energetics possibilities include LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions that requires a validated theory and scaling/engineering), thermionics and even long term storage of positrons .Quote
Research on advanced thermionics and LENR to determine their efficacy for Mars Utilization. These “nuclear” alternatives would enable “distributed/ local nuclear class energy density, orders of magnitude greater than chemical with potential utilization for transportation writ large as well as stationary on planet application.Quote
Similar to the above, but using advanced energetics such as thermionics or LENR to heat the ingested atmospheric CO2 before forward injection. Alternatively, solar energy acquired during in-space transit and stored in the spacecraft skin/structure acting as an ultra-capacitor could be used to heat the captured CO2
Potentially exciting news from the US with Congress's Armed Services Committee requesting a new Report on the growing activities in LENR R&D in its FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act.Quote
The committee is aware of recent positive developments in developing low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), which produce ultra- clean, low-cost renewable energy that have strong national security implications. For example, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), if LENR works it will be a ‘‘disruptive technology that could revolutionize energy production and storage.’’ The committee is also aware of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) findings that other countries including China and India are moving forward with LENR programs of their own and that Japan has actually created its own investment fund to promote such technology. DIA has also assessed that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field and that Russia, China, Israel, and India are now devoting significant resources to LENR development. To better understand the national security implications of these de- velopments, the committee directs the Secretary of Defense to provide a briefing on the military utility of recent U.S. industrial base LENR advancements to the House Committee on Armed Services by September 22, 2016. This briefing should examine the current state of research in the United States, how that compares to work being done internationally, and an assessment of the type of military applications where this technology could potentially be useful.
The details and full language is up on the House Committee's website (see p.87/123)
Thx to @grant for info
Hopefully tommorow new series of tests will start.
At least one photo from the heater testing in the attachment - constant 1500°C is no problem there.
I am really satisfied with the current development. With this reactor there is potential for COP 5-10. We will see soon!
But paralelly plasma reactor is in preparation as well. Greetings, me356!
Well done and thank you for sharing!
It seems to me that the whole clash between IH and Rossi is not about patents or test results but about progress that Rossi has been making (and probably still is making) which is not clearly included in the agreements. The original agreement was made when Rossi was concentrating on the so-called 'hotcat' technology. In case the hotcat concept would work within the boundaries of the agreement IH would pay Rossi the remaining millions. This included the trade secrets to prepare the hotcat 'fuel' which is not described sufficiently in the patent applications. All this includes a working concept based on hotcat technology able to work with COP => 6.
Meanwhile Rossi has made significant progress in understanding how his hotcat process works and can be improved. He calls this the x-cat technology, the next generation e-cat technology. These insights and progression makes hotcat methods probably obsolete because of x-cat superiority. In my view the whole fight that emerged between IH and Rossi is not whether conditions have been met, but whether knowledge of the x-cat should be included or not.
Rossi points out that the 'old' conditions in the agreement are still met (implemented with hotcat methods) and that IH therefore should fulfil the agreed payment. For IH this hotcat knowledge transfer is not profitable anymore now Rossi has his x-cat technology in his pocket.
Very good comment! I think you may be right.
Today I have been informed that IH has again made another patent using my name as the inventor and my invention, to make a patent assigned to Industrial Heat, without my authorization.
This new patent is copied from my E-Cat 1 MW. Now, beside any forensic consideration, let me underline this: WHEN THEY HAVE TO PAY, THEY SAY MY E-CAT DOES NOT WORK, BUT, THIS HAVING BEEN SAID, THEY APPLY FOR ANOTHER PATENT WHEREIN THEY DESCRIBE A REPLICATION OF WHAT I HAVE MADE AND SAY THAT IT NOT ONLY WORKS, BUT IS AN INVENTION OF THEIR PROPERTY !!!!
And they do this now, with the litigation in full course, wherein they say that they say that they do not pay because I did not teach to them to make the plant that they have just patented, declaring that it works, to the USPTO of the government of the USA!
I leave to the intelligence of your readers any consideration on the issue.
Warmest regards to you and your readers,
Interesting statement from Rossi!
Which patent papers is he referring to?
Any of these?