LENR demonstrations over the last few months at MIT, the University of Missouri, and the University of Bologna, a report by the European Commission’s Research and Development center, and presentations by one of the world’s largest research companies National Instruments suggests that LENR may have secured its place in the future of renewable energy. The biggest breakthrough has come from National Instruments and their ardent support of LENR through sponsoring dialogue and allowing demonstrations at their “Science & Big Physics Summit” in early August of 2012.
At the conference, Francesco Celani was able to demonstrate the excess energy produced with his own Nickle wire and hydrogen gas device. Unfortunately, as New Energy Times reports, Celani was not allowed to bring in his completed device as the conference center did not allow the use of pressurized gas. But he was able to re-configure his device and still demonstrate some excess heat on a controlled level.
The reaction has been very positive as Celani has released several papers, including measurements of a controlled experiment using the Nickel wire methodology. For those wanting raw data, Celani has your back! The end result of Celani’s demo has LENR detractors coming back to the drawing board and supporters chanting, “It’s alive!”
Here’s some video from the National Instruments conference, August 7-8, 2012, courtesy of Bluesmovers.com:
LENR vs History
Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) at an atomic level, which generated excess heat, were first witnessed in 1989 by two of the greatest electrochemists in the world, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann. Cold fusion, a third type of nuclear reaction after fission and fusion was not consistently reproduce by Pons and Fleishman which eventually led its rejection and the discrediting of the two scientists by the general scientific community.
After two different Department of Energy panels dismissed cold fusion theories and recommended against creating a program to study it, NASA reportedly filed two LENR patents last year and rumors that Boeing is working with NASA to test LENR powered aircraft is doing the rounds. LENR is about the relationship between pairs- nuclear marriages of a metal and a gas. As the mutual attraction between these is not high enough for a success initially, the properties and nature of the participants have to be changed in order to become perfectly compatible. Though the Navy had to shut down its LENR research in California after a news report attracted unwanted public attention; serious companies are now considering the possibilities of LENR and investing in certain research projects.
While classic LENR studies were done by Defkalion using metals like palladium that was treated using very inventive methods, Piantelli made a better choice of metal- nickel and applied the modern art of nanotechnology to force nickel to reveal its best properties and virtues in his process. New age LENR or LENR+ now incorporates a gaseous participant available in abundance ‘hydrogen’ and nickel, one of the most abundant metals on the planet. The generation of NAE- vacancies is orders of magnitude more intense than in the case of classic LENR as the temperatures are much higher. LENR may hold the key to discovering a clean, green, and safe form of cheap renewable energy.