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The final piece of Andrea Rossi’s LENR puzzle

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Andrea Rossi confirms as “Correct” the following comment by “Dan C.”

Dear Andrea,

I see where you have devised new materials at where the Quark can operate somewhere around 2700`C.

Is this a natural steady state where the Rossi effect is stabilized(thrives) where it neither tends to spontaneously stop nor tries to runaway without constant monitoring and intervention of the controls.

If so, then the final piece of the puzzle is a long lived material(At least exceeding the life of the fuel charge) to a marketable product.

Wishing you the best.
Dan C.

E-Cat IPO

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According to Torkel Nyberg in “Wow! Rossi is Planning a #LeonardoCorp #LENR #IPO?“, Andrea Rossi is probably planning a cold fusion IPO.

One theory about how his “E-Cat” works (nickel-catalyzed fusion of LiAlHfuel with energy released by beta decay of the resulting 8Be) is at http://hydrofusion.com/ecat-science/the-rossi-effect beginning

The Rossi Effect is based on a LENR process including Hydrogen and Lithium where Nickel is merely used as a catalyst and is not consumed in the process (some Nickel – Hydrogen reactions occur but the major part of the Nickel is not consumed and can be recycled). The Hydrogen – Lithium reaction is highly exothermic;

  1. Li7 + H1 → Be8 → 2He4 + 17.3 MeV,

where the 17.3 MeV (=2.8*10-12J) is released as heat.

Cold fusion (LENR) in India

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According to M Ramesh

After a few experiments some years ago, the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, declared the matter as closed. But a group of determined scientists intend crusading for more research.

The most active of them is Dr Mahadeva Srinivasan, a ex-BARC nuclear physicist, who was actively involved in BARC’s experiments, has had a meeting with the Union Power Minister, Piyush Goyal, and is convinced that the government would take the matter forward.

Dr Srinivasan, who has attended every one of the eighteen International Conference on Cold Fusion, is sure that by 2020, E-Cat reactors will be produced in hundreds in India, producing cheap, clean, decentralised power.

LENR devices has the potential to replace oil and to change the global geo-political order in a few year, he says.

Will India finally get serious about cold fusion?

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According to Business Standard (17/Nov/2014)

Some top nuclear scientists are urging India’s new government to revive research on “cold fusion”, saying it has the potential to provide answers to the country’s energy problem.

In the 1990s, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai had done some work on cold fusion — now called Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR — but abandoned the research 18 years ago.

“We are making a frantic effort to revive cold fusion/LENR research in India,” Mahadevan Srinivasan, who along with the late P.K.Iyengar led cold fusion research at BARC, told IANS. “Former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee is solidly backing me (in this effort).”

The journal “Current Science” published by Bangalore-based Indian Academy of Sciences has proposed to bring out a special section on cold fusion in one of the upcoming issues with contributions from scientists working in this field.

“I am trying to get Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi (to) appoint a task force to investigate cold fusion and advise him on a course of action,” Srinivasan said, adding he had had a one-on-one meeting with Energy Minister Piyush Goel last week on this topic.