I do not think many people noticed a PR Newswire press release Jan. 24 this year:
‘Industrial Heat LLC announced today that it has acquired the rights to Andrea Rossi’s Italian low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology, the Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat).A primary goal of the company is to make the technology widely available, because of its potential impact on air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and biomass…….’
The E-Cat would fit the description of a disruptive technology. A small reactor tube filled with a few grams of nickel powder and hydrogen, when heated by an external source it produces at least six times more energy than it consumes. The small amount of inexpensive fuel will last for six months.
There is a race going on, behind the scenes, between several companies and organisations to be the first to market with commercial LENR technology. Amongst these are NASA,Mitsubishi,Brillouin energy,Defkalion Green Technologies and several others. Mainstream media is not covering this because the story began with Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann in 1989 and their ‘Cold Fusion’ experiments. Cold Fusion was debunked and marked as ‘pathological science’. All research in this field went underground.
Now the research is resurfacing under a new name: LENR. The experimental results are consistent and are being replicated by numerous scientists, but the theory is still not understood. The work is being done much like the Wright brothers did; engineers bring the technology to market and afterwards the scientists can develop the theory.
What socio-economic effects would this technology bring? According to the UK ministry of defence (“Global Strategic Trends out to 2040«) we could experience rapid economic marginalisation of oil-rich states, loss of status and income in undiversified economies, state-failure and opportunities for extremist groups to rise in influence. Seems like good reasons to supress the research in this field…
What do you think?