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.”

“On the Relation of Hydrogen to Palladium”

Thomas Graham describes some of his first results investigating the properties of hydrogen-infused palladium in a paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London in 1869.

The link below opens the Proceedings book scanned to a .pdf by Google books in a new tab.

What’s really cool is the guy was a numismatist as well as a researching chemist – and Master of the Mint!

Enough revisions to go around…

A recent article Mercury serves up a nuclear surprise by Eugenie Samuel Reich and published by Nature, describes how the “discovery of a new type of fission turns a tenet of nuclear theory on its head.”

From the article:

Nuclear theorist Witold Nazarewicz of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville says that the study demonstrates the extent to which, more than 70 years after the discovery of nuclear fission, we are still learning about the process. “This is very important information for any model of the nucleus,” he says.

Nazarewicz says that although engineers’ practical knowledge of fission has progressed far enough for us to build nuclear bombs and reactors, “I don’t think we have a firm understanding of fission rooted in the interactions of the proton and neutron building blocks.”

At least there’s one thing nuclear scientists can agree on! Cold fusion scientists know a little something about revisions of the nuclear model.

When it comes to cold fusion, claims that “they are measuring the input power wrong” are just not going to cut it anymore.

A new model of nuclear particle interactions is required to encompass both hot fusion and low-energy nuclear reactions, and will be based on the many-bodied physics that takes place on the nanoscale dimension.

Perhaps now there might be some sympathy in the nuclear fission community?

John Hutchison on James Martinez’ Cash-flow.

James Martinez continues his new energy series on Cash-flow at Achieve Radio with special guest John Hutchison next Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 12PM Noon PST (20:00 UTC).

Listen LIVE at the Cash-flow show website on http://www.achieveradio.com/cash-flow/.

James will take your questions by phone, or, you can flash message your comments in. Go to the the Cash-flow archives to listen later, or download the .mp3 from our Science audio archive after the show.

New energy is a term loosely used to describe a diverse set of experimental methods testing the generation of energy, methods from gas-diffusion cold fusion to superconducting anti-gravity generators, and one comes across a wide variety of individuals, iconoclast minds compelled to push the boundaries of what is commonly accepted as scientific truth.

John Hutchison appears in the chip body as an extreme-indy scientist, as well as a shaman channeling Tesla. His focus is “anti-gravitational research, time distortion, and power sources”.

He has developed for commercial use, an energy source made from — rocks! Somehow, he treats the crushed rocks and creates the Casimir effect, deriving zero point energy. Hmm….

What is zero point energy? Pure Energy Systems Wiki answers:

In physics, the zero point energy is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may possess; it is the energy of the ground state of the system. The term “zero point” refers to the observed fact that vacuum fluctuations persist at zero degrees Kelvin.

Mr. Hutchison has released some fascinating video of an experiment that targeted electromagnetic radiation at various objects, including a 70 pound bowling ball, using a Tesla coil and a Van der Graff generator. The objects appear to move upwards, effectively responding to anti-gravity.

CORRECTION: This is a pirate site:
http://www.hutchisoneffect.ca/index.html and you can find that video here on the video page.

Visit Mr. Hutchison on his MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/johnkhutchison/.

Here’s a bit from the Tech TV profile:

Word has it that Mr. Hutchison has been helping out in the Gulf. I’m as excited to hear about his impressions from that region as well as anti-gravity.

See what’s going down at Project Gulf Impact.

UPDATE: Hutchison clean-up works: