“Crowdvoting” not enough for LENUCO

Graphic: Temperature (oC) vs. Time from Nuclear Battery Using D-Clusters in Nano-materials … by Miley, Yang, and Hora.

New energy advocates rallied behind George Miley‘s LENUCO at the Future Energy site, but it wasn’t enough to put the LENR-Gen module project over the top to win the chance to speak before venture capital firms at a Boston, Massachusetts event.

In the lead for most of the ten-day “crowdvoting” contest, LENUCO slipped to third by the last day, while SmartPwrGrid and Printable Photovoltaics took first and second place with a surge of votes.

The projects page is gone now, but at my last check all vote counts were under 1000, though SmartPwrGrid was approaching that mark fast.

During the last day, a reader found evidence of vote-buying from at least one of the contestants which, according to the organizers, disqualifies them. The two winners are not implicated in that vote-buying scheme.

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That the LENR community couldn’t muster 1000 votes shows the need for further outreach.

Whatever the feeling, the fact that a revolutionary solution to our energy, environmental, and economic problems is forced to submit to “crowdvoting” to be heard reveals the absurdity of our societal priorities at the close of the Chemical Age.

A Game-Changing Power Source Based on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENRs) .pdf presented at last year’s NETS conference shows the beginnings of this current LENR-Gen module.

University students work on similar LENR experiments under Dr. Miley's instruction.
University students work on similar LENR experiments under Dr. Miley’s instruction.
Researching both excess heat and transmutations has been the focus of Miley’s works for decades, and has involved students throughout.

Helping a new generation of scientists is well-worth the funding this technology deserves, and we will continue to support the efforts of labs who struggle to bring a clean energy future forward.

LENR-Gen Module needs your vote

George Miley‘s LENUCO company is vying for a chance to speak and “pitch” for funding to develop the LENR-Gen module, this time, from private investment representatives.

LENUCO has previously attempted to access ARPA-E funding at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

LENR-Gen modules are, according to Miley, “LENR Power Units [that] use pressurized hydrogen–nickel nanoparticles undergoing low energy nuclear reactions to create a very high energy density heat source configured for co-generation power for home or industrial distributed power.”

Support LENR research and VOTE HERE.

Then check for confirmation email so your vote counts. Didn’t get it? Check your Junk (Spam) folder.

Voting ends March 15.

From the website’s http://futureenergy.ultralightstartups.com/pages/timeline:
To participate in the Future Energy Pitching Event at MIT on April 4, 2013, companies must apply for consideration. Future Energy is opening the selection process to the public and the energy community through a crowdvoting contest. The two startups that receive the most votes during the crowdvoting contest will receive automatic bids to present at the Future Energy event at MIT on April 4, 2013.

March 1: Crowd Voting Opens
Future Energy will pre-select startups to take part in the crowdvoting contest
Pre-selected startups will be invited to create profiles on the Future Energy crowdvoting platform. Sign In Here
Voting and rating opens to the public

March 6: Pitching Application Closes
Last day to apply to pitch at the April 4 Future Energy event at MIT.
Click here to apply to pitch at other Future Energy events

March 15: Crowd Voting Contest Ends
The startups with the most votes will be announced. These companies will be guaranteed two of the eight pitching spots at the Future Energy Pitching Event at MIT on April 4, 2013.

Give LENR a hearing – vote NOW!

ARPA-E has failed its claimed mission to support experimental research on new energy, and now forces scientists to get crowdfunding votes. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently stepped down, choosing not to serve a second term.

Cold Fusion Now expects ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar to fund LENR research, or do the same.