12 kW cold fusion reactor demonstrated

Download the report from Prof. Giuseppe Levi, Dr. David Bianchini and Prof. Mauro Villa (Bologna University) about the experiment.

The blow-by-blow by Daniele Passorini.

This past weekend, a cold fusion reactor was demonstrated in Italy by scientists Sergio Focardi and Andrea A. Rossi. In this demonstration, about 18 liters of water went into the device, and turned into steam.

Speak Italian?  Watch their video release on their Youtube channel:

Of course creating steam means creating heat to turn a turbine, and that means creating electrical power. The device apparently ran for an hour giving off an estimated 23,000 Kilojoules of thermal energy!

LENR.org News and analysis.

See Jed Rothwell’s report and preliminary analysis on the News page at his LENR News site http://www.lenr-canr.org/News.htm.

This demonstration is still being confirmed, but many respected researchers are lining up in support of the results, in spite of rumors of inventor and engineer Mr. Andrea Rossi’s background.

The demonstration would be a difficult one to fake with members of the University of Bologna physics department measuring power inputs and outputs, and, with one of the scientists measuring the heat generated being the former president of the Italian Chemical Society. See the Advisors for this project here.

Sterling Allan of PESwiki.com has followed this group of scientists and has posted a comprehensive article on his site here that addresses the issues with Mr. Rossi’s past.

This demonstration, when fully confirmed, will be remarkable as the reaction is not from a deuterium and palladium system, but a reaction involving hydrogen and nickel. The theory of this reaction is outlined in this article “Hydrogen/Nickel cold fusion probable mechanism” from the scientists’ group blog.

Using nickel, as well as other less expensive metals and alloys, will bring the cost of cold fusion power devices much lower than if they had to use palladium, a precious metal that is more costly to mine and produce.

Also, using hydrogen, instead of its isotope deuterium, means that the fuel for this type of reaction consists of the most abundant material in the universe, and on planet earth in the form of water!

From Mr. Allan’s article, he quotes an estimated cost for electricity generated from a device using this technology:
Rossi estimates that the cost of energy made with this system will be below 1 cent/kWh, in case of electric power made by means of a Carnot cycle, and below 1 cent/4,000 M J in case of thermal power production for heating purposes. That is several times cheaper than energy from fossil fuel sources such as coal or natural gas.

According to Rossi, the demonstrated device shown last Friday is their industrial product that is claimed to be reliable and safe. In normal operation it would produce 8 units of output for every unit of input. Higher levels of output are possible, but can be dangerous. They will soon start serial production of their modules. Combining the modules in series and parallel arrays it is possible to reach every limit of power. The modules are designed to be connected in series and parallels.

As we learn more about new energy technologies, we find that there are many ways to tap the power of the atom, and even the vacuum of space. Imagine a power device that gives a nuclear-sized power and runs on water? Ultra-clean nuclear power will take humanity to a new level of evolution. There is no reason to continue to subsidize oil, gas, and coal when these new technologies are about to blow! It’s time to get educated and get on board.

If you are in the US, call President Obama on the Whitehouse Comment Line 1-202-456-1111. Call your Congressperson.

If you are elsewhere, call your government officials.

Tell them “there is a clean energy solution: fund LENR research now. We want ultra-clean nuclear power from water. It’s been demonstrated many times over. You said that alternative energy was a high priority. Please demonstrate your commitment to new energy technologies by publicly stating your support and putting dollars into researching this science and engineering the technology of the future.”

Gerald Celente puts new energy as a top trend for 2011

Gerald Celente of Trends Research Institute has put new energy as a top trend for 2011.

He made the statement on Eric King‘s King World News interview for Wednesday, December 29, 2010.

He rattled off a list of various methods of energy generation such as using permanent magnets and hydrino power, putting cold fusion at the top of the list saying there would be many investment opportunities in this area!

Go to the Trends Institute website and download the Preview of Top Trends for 2011. He doesn’t write the words there, but it’s clear what he means.

On his Trends Research Institute Media blog page, the Top Trends for 2011 video runs through a couple trends on his list. At about the 4:40 mark, the list is says “Alternative Energy”, and the host skips over it quickly.

In the segment on Fox News from New Years Day, he mentions the “new energy revolution” at the 2:48 mark, saying a little more about “scientific visionaries and entrepreneurs”.

You have to subscribe to the Trends Journal to get the full scoop. Who’s got a copy??!

Just back from a couple weeks out of town and this is great news to get. And anyway, where else can you put money?

There is no where else to go.

Join the new energy movement and keep talking about a transformation of technology that will change the way live on this planet.

Funding LENR research will start a whole new economic paradigm, employing skilled workers, developing a path for young scientists, and jumpstart a new manufacturing sector based on a new energy technology.

The time is now to go after funding. Gerald Celente just put out a little sunshine – better make some hay!

Funding “the future” means funding cold fusion

Investor Peter Thiel co-founded PayPal with Elon Musk, and when they sold it in 2002, they took their millions and moved on.

Peter Thiel
Elon Musk

Elon Musk boldy started his own rocket company SpaceX, as well as Tesla Motors, an electric car company. I used to read Space News, the trade paper of the satellite, launch, and space industry, and I followed the ups and downs of the Falcon rocket for several years, always rooting for the private company that could make space travel accessible in my lifetime.

It was a giant leap from IT to rockets, but Mr. Musk has big ideas, and though his Musk Foundation doesn’t have much online presence, it purports to provide grants in support of “Renewable energy research and advocacy” among other philanthropic concerns.

After PayPal, Mr. Thiel seems to have stuck with Internet related investments using his Clarium Capital, investments including Friendster and Facebook. He’s been wildly successful, but compared to rockets and futuristic electric cars, it’s been …. can I say …more conventional?

But in 2005, he co-founded and became a partner in the Founders Fund, which invests in “ground-breaking idea” companies. SpaceX was a recipient of some $20 million in funding from them. [The Founders Fund takes submissions here].

And on December 2 of this year, the Founders Fund and New Enterprise Associates announced the winners of the second annual TechFellow Awards. These awards are pretty much chip body/IT related, even for the category of Disruptive Technology, a title more deserving for cold fusion than anything else I know of.

But now, it appears that Mr. Thiel is getting the bug for even bolder projects. 

An article entitled Internet guru embraces sci-fi future by Marcus Wohlsen of the Associated Press reports that the hedge fund entrepreneur is looking to “fund breakthrough technology”. From the article:

As venture capital in Silicon Valley chases the next big mobile app or group discount service, Thiel was asking for them to fund technological breakthroughs that some believe in fervently and others see as sheer fantasy.

He even has a name for it: Breakthrough philanthropy.

Instead of just giving to help the less fortunate here and now, Thiel encouraged his fellow moguls to put their money toward seemingly far-fetched ventures that he believes could improve the lives of everyone for good.

A controversial figure for sure, but one who wants to do something big, and has the capacity to follow through.

These are the people we need on the side of cold fusion energy research.

There is no bigger break-through technology than cold fusion.
Cold fusion is the technology that will redefine the human race on Earth AND space.

In the words of Mr. Thiel: “Do we try to pursue ideas that are weird and have optimism about the future, or do we give up on all new things and compromise?”

I’m wondering if he’s up to the cold fusion challenge.. Let’s find out!

I don’t have a phone number, but I’m sending this guy some stickers!

Planet Forward needs cold fusion

Cold Fusion Now
posted the What is Cold Fusion? essay and the CBS 60 minutes Part I video link on Planet Forward.

We answered the question on RESEARCH: http://planetforward.org/question/what-theory-behavior-or-norm-are-you-or-your-team-researching-that-will-lead-to-an-improvement-in-how-we-generate-or-use-energy/

From their About page:

Planet Forward Showcases Smart Ideas from Smart People… Online AND on TV.

Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens weigh in on energy, climate and sustainability. We’re looking for your innovative ideas, informed opinion and first-hand experience. We take the best ideas and feature them online and on TV.
Planet Forward is a project of the Center for Innovative Media at The George Washington University.

Planet Forward is partnered with the PBS Nightly Business Report where they have a regular segment profiling innovative science and technology.

From the How It Works page:

How It Works Learn How to Make a Video

Do you have an Idea that should be featured on national television? Show us! If you are new to video production, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Submit an Idea, by answering one of our Questions. As our community comments, shares and rates your Idea, it will rise to the top and Make TV, as the best ideas from each season are featured in our webisodes, TV segments, or even in our PBS special that will air in April 2011, in the run up to Earth Day (link).

You can also just hang out and explore Ideas.

But, it all starts with a good Idea. So, make your case!

You don’t have to register and login to post a comment to Cold Fusion Now’s answer. I need some help answering science questions! I wish I could edit what I wrote: like megajoules instead of megawatts.

To tell you the truth, I was thinking they wouldn’t publish it because the CBS 60 mins video clearly isn’t mine (nor is the idea of cold fusion for that matter!). But heck, they did! So they must find it interesting at the least AND cold fusion now has the opportunity to be profiled on PBS!!

But we need some more original videos, animations, and more talk on cold fusion, LENR, and the urgency to understand this science and develop new clean technologies.

Do you have a cold fusion video? Upload is easy as pasting a link. You do have to Register and Login though.

Let’s get this science profiled on PBS!

Energetics Technologies sets up shop in Missouri. A third political party is steps away from embracing the new energy movement. Cold fusion has more than a few heartbeats in Hollywood and is sneakin’ around the TV landscape.

Is this the feeling of “almost now“?

Watch CBS 60 mins Cold Fusion More Than Junk Science from the CBS website:


Excerpt from essay at http://Elienation.com

While everyone else in the country is suffering, losing jobs, companies and businesses folding, Santa Monica is celebrating the grand opening of their 265 million dollar mall. Unreal, but it’s one for the “what were they thinking” history books, when they look back post collapse and try to put some pieces into place.

And that’s the excess that this place (Los Angeles) has. There’s so much wealth floating around, that it does just that, it floats around; the aimless shuffle of dollars back and forth. An area in America where at any given time there’s a handful of 50 million buck movies being pumped out factory style.

And technologies that can save the world, literally, struggle for 20 years to rack up a mere 100 million dollars in research and development funds. But 2 years and 250 million bones for a mall with a Nordstroms in it is cause for celebration.”