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LENR-to-Market Digest -- January 22, 2015

Highlights include: McKubre reports on a variation of Rossi's 3rd party test in Lugano by Russian senior scientist, Alexander Parkhomov; info on pre-ordering E-Cats; 1 MW plant test updates; preparing for mass production; Brillouin's travels and progress; MFMP "dog bone core test" progress.

By Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

In this digest I'm not going to try and be comprehensive in covering what I've missed since our last digest on August22. Actually, we also did some heavy coverage around the October 8 third party test result in Lugano.

As usual, the first and primary place I go is E-CatWorld, which has the best and most frequent coverage in the LENR sector. Frank does a fantastic job. 

Frank posted more than 120 LENR stories going back to October 22, about half of which were about the E-Cat. This is quite a collection of material. 

Having been away from it for so long (three months), it's quite amazing to me to see how mature the industry is getting. Good luck not being impressed by what is here!! It's amazing to me that this isn't getting more mainstream attention, though that is picking up some, especially with Bill Gates paying attention.

See also Cold Fusion Times.

  • LENR Companies
    • Rossi, Leonardo Corporation / Industrial Heat - E-Cat
      • Pre-Ordering
        • Rossi on Pre-ordered Domestic E-Cats
          Andrea Rossi
          January 20th, 2015 at 5:02 PM
          Yes, the pre-orders will be handled as follows, if and when the domestic units will be put on the market: all the persons that have sent a pre-order will receive an offer: if they will confirm the order along the offer they will receive the E-Cat. Priority will not be a big issue, because when we will decide to put the domestic E-Cat in the market it will be produced in big numbers, so that it is likely that the delivery term will not be a big issue. (E-CatWorld; January 21, 2015)
      • Replication
        • Alexander Parkhomov experiment
          • Commentary
            • ***A Russian Experiment: High Temperature, Nickel, Natural Hydrogen by Michael C.H. McKubre -- The first thing to record is that the document under consideration is an informal, preliminary research note available to me only in English translation of the Russian original. Despite that it reads well. Alexander Parkhomov is a “known” scientist from a highly reputable Institution, Lomonosov Moscow State University, which I have visited on several occasions. (Infinite Energy; Issue 120)
              • Michael McKubre Reviews the Parkhomov Experiment - Michael McKubre, has published an article in Infinite Energy magazine reviewing the recently published Alexander Parkhomov experiment using a Hot Cat-like device. (E-CatWorld; January 15, 2015)
            • Lugano Confirmed? Replication Report Published of Hot Cat Device by Russian Researcher Alexander G. Parkhomov - A Russian physicist named Alexander G. Parkhomov of the People’s Friendship University in Moscow published a report, on December 25th in which he describes a replication attempt of a device modeled on the Hot Cat described in the Lugano E-Cat test report, and states that… (E-CatWorld; December 27, 2014)
            • The Significance of the Parkhomov LENR Report - I was fascinated last night to read the report published by Alexander G. Parkhomov regarding his replication attempt of the Lugano-style Hot Cat. (E-CatWorld; December 28, 2014)
            • Rossi on Replication and Competition - It’s clear that Andrea Rossi is paying attention to what is going on with the attempts by some experimenters to replicate the effect. He has commented positively on the work of Dr. Alexander Parkhomov and seems to be pleased that the “Rossi effect” can be demonstrated to be real by others. I suppose that would… (E-CatWorld; January 14, 2015)
          • Additional Replications
          • Experiment Particulars
            • Alexander Parkhomov Provides English Translation of his ‘Hot Cat’ Report, Comment - I received the following from Professor Alexander G. Parkhomov in response to an email inquiry I made yesterday. Dear Frank Acland, Really, the transfer into English on the site E-CatWorld was got not quite good. I moderately the abilities tried to correct it. As I understood, you are the publisher of this site. It is good to… (E-CatWorld; December 28, 2014)
            • Alexander Parkhomov on Calibration in His Test - There have been a number of questions raised about what kind of calibration Alexander Parkhomov did to ensure accuracy of his heat measurements when he carried out his Hot Cat replica test. (E-CatWorld; December 30, 2014)
            • Nickel Grain Analysis from Alexander Parkhomov - There have been a number of people who have been wanting to know about the size and shape of the grains of nickel powder used in Alexander Parkhomov’s ‘Hot Cat’ replication attempt.  (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2014)
            • Making E-Cats in the Garage (or on the Couch) - I thought this exchange today here between Mike Ivanov and Mats002 summarized nicely what we might start seeing as a result of the work of Alexander Parkhomov. If you look closely at the picture below from Parkhomov’s report you will see that the experimental setup appears to be in a living room. (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2014)
      • Product Preparation
        • Rossi: Industrial Heat has a ‘Model T’ Mass Production Strategy for E-Cat Plants - After Rossi referenced Henry Ford in response to the question I put to him yesterday about the E-Cat plant, I followed up today on the same theme. Frank Acland December 4th, 2014 at 8:04 AM Dear Andrea, Once you get this first plant operating perfectly, like Henry Ford, do you plan to make it your… (E-CatWorld; December 4, 2014)
        • Industrial Heat Working ‘Harder Than You Can Imagine’ [Update: New Domestic E-Cat Design; Rossi has a Dream to Produce in Millions] - Here’s an interesting response to a question from a reader on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about when E-Cat technology will finally be usable — something I am sure that many readers here have often wondered. There’s not a definitive answer here, but maybe we get an idea of what is happening at Industrial Heat… (E-CatWorld; January 17, 2015)
        • Rossi: Domestic E-Cats Still a Priority for Industrial Heat - When Industrial Heat bought Rossi’s technology it seemed that the future for E-Cat technology would be in the industrial arena. Before the IH era, Andrea Rossi had talked enthusiastically about the mass creation of domestic E-Cats that could be used for home heating and, in time, electricity generation. He said the key for this to… (E-CatWorld; January 6, 2015)
        • Rossi on Manufacturing E-Cat Reactors, Fuel - Today I put some questions to Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics regarding the making of the reactor and preparation of the powder used in the Lugano test: Frank Acland November 10th, 2014 at 6:01 PM Dear Andrea, Can you tell us: 1. Who made the reactor that was used in the Lugano… (E-CatWorld; November 11, 2014)
      • 1 MW Plant
        • 1 MW E-Cat Plant Watch Thread [UPDATE #13 Rossi: Best Case, E-Cat Plant Test concludes Nov 2015-Jan 2016] - Since there are beginning to be more frequent references to the 1 MW E-Cat plant that we have been told will be installed and be open to visitors at some point (perhaps this year, according to Andrea Rossi), I thought I would create a dedicated thread to the topic which I will update as needed, like I have done with the thread about the third party report. (E-CatWorld; January 9, 2015)
        • ‘Exponential Progress’ being Made in High Temperature E-Cat R&D - Andrea Rossi has mentioned many times that he is working full-time on trying to get the 1 MW plant at the site of an Industrial Heat customer to a state of ‘perfection’, and he has said that work on this plant is taking up most of his time. However, it now seems that this is no… (E-CatWorld; December 23, 2014)
        • Rossi: Self Sustain Mode ‘By Far the Main Mode of Operation’ in 1 MW E-Cat Plant [Update #2: ‘ 2 hour’ run in SSM] - There’s another interesting Q&A on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today regarding the mode of operation in the 1 MW plant that Andrea Rossi reports is taking all of his attention at Industrial Heat these days. Curiosone December 7th, 2014 at 12:18 PM In the 1MW plant operating in the factory of Industrial Heat’s customer… (E-CatWorld; December 8, 2014)
        • Rossi: 1 MW Plant Reactors Occupy 1/2 Cubic Meter in Volume - Andrea Rossi was asked today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about the largest and smallest E-Cat working reactors that he has made. (E-CatWorld; November 25, 2014)
        • Rossi: Main Problems with E-Cat Resolved - Here’s a question I posted today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, and Andrea Rossi’s response: Dear Andrea, Can you comment on how successful your team has been so far in solving the problems you have encountered with the 1 MW plant? (E-CatWorld; December 3, 2014)
        • Rossi Looking for ‘Perfection’ in 1MW Plant - Dear Mr. Rossi, after all your years of hard work, at this time what is the thing that you are most looking to achieve and will give you the most satisfaction in your work? Could it be the successful completion of the 1MW plant for your customer? (E-CatWorld; November 26, 2014)
        • Rossi Learning New Things about the E-Cat with 1 MW Plant Project - I have been noticing that Andrea Rossi has been talking about problems and challenges regarding his work on the 1 MW plant, which is slated to be the first commercial E-Cat plant for a non-secret customer. . The plan had been to launch it this year, but now we are told it could be at…  (E-CatWorld; October 27, 2014)
      • Lugano Test Follow-up (Oct. 8, 2014)
        • Report on JONP: Positive Reception from ITER/Areva Scientist to Lugano Report - ... addressed this post to Andrea Rossi: Dr Rossi: I have given to control the ITP report to a scientist that is working with ITER project. He is a Ph.D. in nuclear physics, is a mainstream… (E-CatWorld; November 2, 2014)
        • Höistadt Interview
        • Lugano Report now Published in Univ. of Bologna’s AMS Acta Digital Library - the Lugano E-Cat testing report is now available at the University of Bologna’s AMS Acta Digital Library, a repository of pre-print and unpublished documents at Unibo. Here’s a description of AMS Acta from the site: AMS Acta is the University of Bologna’s institutional open access repository which collects and disseminates… (E-CatWorld; November 10, 2014)
        • Requirements of H-Ni LENR Devices and Their Implications on the Lugano Test - Requirements of H-Ni LENR Devices and Their Implications on the Lugano Test by Michael Lammert (AKA Dr. Mike) I’ve continued to think about the results of the Lugano test and Rossi’s E-Cat devices. Two questions that I’ve been considering are: What factors are… (E-CatWorld; October 31, 2014)
        • Rossi: Lugano Nickel Enrichment Went ‘Well Beyond’ IH’s Internal Testing - I have heard some people express surprise about Andrea Rossi’s own expressed surprise regarding the strong isotopic shifts in the Lugano E-Cat test report. In this report, analysis of the ash after a 32 day run of the E-Cat reactor showed a very significant changes in the isotopic makeup of the nickel powder used in the fuel,… (E-CatWorld; October 27, 2014)
        • Response to Ethan Siegel and Comments on the E-Cat 32-Day Test Report - The following guest post was submitted by Michael Lammert. 10/20/2014 Response to Ethan Siegel and Comments on the E-Cat 32-Day Test Report Michael Lammert (AKA Dr. Mike) I hadn’t planned on posting any comments on the recent E-cat Report as I felt the review posted by Michael McKubre and the summary posted by Hank Mills… (E-CatWorld; October 22, 2014)
        • Elforsk Publishes Article: ‘Isotope changes indicate “Cold” nuclear reaction’ - The following is a rough translation (using Google as the primary translator) of an article that has been published in the Elforsk Perspektiv magazine (#2, 2014). The complete magazine can be read here in the original Swedish: (E-CatWorld; November 5, 2014)
        • How Hot was the Lugano Lab During the E-Cat Test? - Here’s an interesting post from Andrea Rossi in response to a question from a reader (Achi) on the Journal of Nuclear Physics regarding the temperature in the lab during the running of the Hot Cat test, which ran for 32 days during February and March this year. (E-CatWorld; October 29, 2014)
      • Technology
        • Rossi on the E-Cat’s Power Density: 10 kW per Liter (Monty) - Rossi just wrote in his blog that they have a power densitiy of about 10kW per litre. Seems like is still a bit behind a modern combustion engine… Here’s the full comment (E-CatWorld; January 17, 2015)
        • Rossi on the Duration of E-Cat’s Fuel Charge - One of the most important aspects of the E-Cat is that it requires such a small amount of ‘fuel’ to operate. The report of the Lugano test stated that only one gram of fuel (the weight of a small paper clip) was required for a run period of 32 days, and this fuel allowed the reactor to consistently produce more than 3 times as much energy as was input. (E-CatWorld; December 15, 2014)
        • Rossi: Gas-Driven Hot Cat Evolution Underway [Update: What about Emissions?] - We had some discussion here today about what the status of Hot-Cat R&D was. Rossi has said that the 1 MW plant they are spending so much time and effort perfecting is a low temperature E-Cat which would not reach temperatures sufficient to produce high-pressure steam necessary for generating electricity — only the Hot Cats would be able to do that. (E-CatWorld; December 4, 2014)
        • Battery Powered E-Cats — Rossi asks for Help - Here’s an opportunity for the ECW crowd to maybe help Andrea Rossi out a little bit. I have been thinking about the natural gas powered E-Cat which Rossi has said they are pursuing because of its cost efficiency (natural gas being much cheaper than electricity at the moment), and started thinking about the possibility of… (E-CatWorld; December 18, 2014)
        • Rossi on Heat, COP and Natural Gas - Today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Peter Fosberg made a comment regarding the COP measurements mentioned in terms of the E-Cat. He considers COP a misnomer since the E-Cat consumes electricity and produces heat — and if there is to be efficient electricity generation with an E-Cat, you will need 3 times the amount… (E-CatWorld; November 3, 2014)
      • Academic
      • Theoretical
        • Rossi: E-Cat Energy Comes from Isotopic Shifts which is ‘Not Fusion’ - In the interview conducted yesterday with Salvo Mandarà on the Italian web TV channel Salvo5puntozero.tv there were some interesting issues brought up. Vessela Nikolova has provided a nice translation of the interview on her E-Cat “The New Fire” web site. One question that I found particularly interesting was when Mandarà asked about how excess energy… (E-CatWorld; December 13, 2014)
        • More From Rossi on Theory - There’s been quite a lot of discussion about the theoretical basis behind the E-Cat since the Lugano report was published, and more recentlyalso after the publication of the paper on ‘bound neutron tunneling’ by Carl-Oscar Gullström, (E-CatWorld; October 31, 2014)
          • Rossi Congratulates Carl-Oscar Gullström on Theoretical LENR Paper - A few days ago, Carl-Oscar Gullström, a doctoral student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, Sweden submitted a paper to E-Cat World for publication here, titled ” “Low radiation fusion through bound neutron tunneling.” The paper can be read at this link (E-CatWorld; October 29, 2014)
      • Patent
        • Provisional Applications for E-Cat Patents Available at USPTO Site - Instructions how to see those three provisional applications have been posted on vortex-l: (Thanks Blaze) You can access them by going here:  And then searching on the dependent patents in turn: 61818553 61819058 61821914 CLick on the image file wrapper and… (E-CatWorld; November 7, 2014)
        • A New Patent Application Published for Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat - A new patent application has been published by the US Patent and Trademark office for “DEVICES AND METHODS FOR HEAT GENERATION” with Andrea Rossi listed as the inventor and Industrial Heat LLC listed as the applicant. The assignee is Leonardo Corporation. (E-CatWorld; November 6, 2014)
      • Business
        • Prometeon, Srl, Addresses E-Cat Licensee Status - The following statement was submitted by Aldo Proia of Prometeon, Srl. Reply to Andrea Rossi’s statement about licensees appeared on Jonp We would like to reply to the misleading statements published last week on the JONP, the well known Andrea Rossi’s blog, which are shown in their entirety at the end of this letter. We… (E-CatWorld; November 24, 2014)
        • Rossi on E-Cat Jobs: Hopes to Create Employment in ‘Massive Measure’ - We have been having an interesting discussion on another thread about the place of jobs and employment in an ever-more automated world, and what the eventual outcome might be. Andrea Rossi has said recently that he is very desirous to create jobs as part of his commercialization of the E-Cat and so I posted a… (E-CatWorld; December 12, 2014)
        • Possible NRG Connection Seems Disproven - ... some extra digging which seems to have disproven a possible business connection between NRG and Industrial Heat. To sum up: IPH International BV is listed as an applicant on the most recent E-Cat patent application On this site it is stated: “IPH International BV is a company that is owned by… (E-CatWorld; November 9, 2014)
        • Communication from Industrial Heat Warning about Fraudulent Solicitations - The following message was posted on the Journal of Nuclear Physics by Andrea Rossi today To the Readers: I report a communication released today from Industrial Heat: “Recently we become aware of information being distributed offering ownership,shares or prepurchase agreements for Energy Catalyzers (E-Cat) with request of money in the following Territories: North America, Central… (E-CatWorld; October 24, 2014)
      • Competition
        • Rossi: “I Think Now is Too Late to Catch Us” - Here’s an interesting exchange on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. (E-CatWorld; January 17, 2015)
        • Rossi: ‘Now the Competition is Very Serious’ - Today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Buck brought to Andrea Rossi’s attention this article on the Gulfnews.com website which carries the story about the physicists who want India to revive a cold fusion research program. Buck wrote: “Gulf News, the largest English language newspaper in the Gulf region (UAE, Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait,… (E-CatWorld; November 19, 2014)
      • Applications
        • E-Cat Considered as Solution to South African Power Crisis - South Africa is currently being gripped by an Energy crisis. Eskom, the country’s main public utility (and seventh largest in the world), which provides 95 per cent of South Africa’s electricity has been conducting a controlled rolling blackout policy known as ‘load shedding’ since November 1st, when a major coal power station’s coal storage silo collapsed, and another one was found to be cracking. (E-CatWorld; December 11, 2014)
        • On E-Cat Powered Vehicles (Zack Iszard) - My favorite potential application of the E-Cat technology is automotive. TL;DR: Given the announced power density in this thread of 10 kW/L, an E-Cat-based electric drivetrain for a large freeway-capable passenger vehicle weighs less than 600 kg, comparable to modern gasoline-based systems. (E-CatWorld; January 9, 2015)
      • Interviews
        • New Interview with Andrea Rossi on Vessy’s Blog - Vessela Nikolova has published a new interview with Andrea Rossi on her website E-Cat “The New Fire”. For frequent readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics, there isn’t much in the way of new news about the E-Cat here from Rossi, but it is interesting to read his reflections on his life and work, and other interests which he discusses in this interview. (E-CatWorld; December 30, 2014)
        • Rossi in Interview Mentions Volvo Connection, SSM Duration (Andreas Moraitis) - Web TV interview with Rossi by Salvo Mandarà in Italian: (E-CatWorld; December 12, 2014)
        • Rossi on Arthur C. Clarke and Magic - Joseph Fine asked a question about a concept he had of how the E-Cat reaction might be generated if a heavier nucleus might be stripping off neutrons from a lighter nucleus when colliding from a certain angle (i.e. a ‘glancing blow’) (E-CatWorld; December 21, 2014)
      • Books
      • Overviews
        • German Spiegel Online Features Rossi and E-Cat - The Spiegel, the top news magazine in Germany has a story on its website written by Ralph Diermann about of Andrea Rossi’s E-cat today titled “Cold Fusion: What Was Actually From Mr. Rossi’s Wonder Reactor?” (E-CatWorld; November 20, 2014)
        • Indian Government Urged to Revive Cold Fusion Research Program (Rossi’s E-Cat Cited) - An article published on the Indian Business Standard web site reports that some ‘top nuclear scientists in India are urging the newly elected government to revive a ‘cold fusion’ research program with a view to solving the many energy problems facing the country. (E-CatWorld; November 17, 2014)
        • Dome Magazine on the ‘Miraculous Machine’ (The E-Cat) - Dome Magazine is a publication that covers topics connected with public policy and politics in the state of Michigan, and today has published an article by retired circuit court judge and former governor’s legal advisor Lawrence M. Glazer titled “The Miraculous Machine” which provides a fairly detailed overview of the history of cold fusion and… (E-CatWorld; December 2, 2014)
        • Cold Fusion: The Cat is Finally out of the Box (French Article) - ... a popular French language self-described liberal website covering news and current affairs has published an article titled “Cold Fusion: the cat (E-Cat) is finally out of the box” by Jean-Pierre Cousty. The article is largely positive… (E-CatWorld; November 12, 2014)
      • Larger Picture of Rossi in Lab with Three Hot Cats - There’s a new, larger picture of Andrea Rossi in his lab on Vessela Nikolova’s E-Cat-The New Fire website for her new biography of Andrea Rossi by the same name. The picture is of Andrea Rossi in his Ferrara, Italy, factory taken on September 26, 2013. (E-CatWorld; November 3, 2014)
    • Brillouin 
      • McKubre Slides From Norway Presentation Chronicle SRI’s LENR Replications — Brillouin Featured - Cold Fusion Now has found some interesting details from Michael McKubre. The slides that were presented by Michael McKubre at the symposium on LENR held in Oslo, Norway on November 5th have been uploaded to the LENR-CANR.org site here. (E-CatWorld; November 23, 2014)
      • Hobnobbing
      • Robert Godes of Brillouin on Beta-Decay of Nickel in the Lugano Test - This comment by Robert E. Godes, Chief Technical Officer at Brillouin Energy was just made on this thread (regarding Godes’ thoughts on the Lugano E-Cat report) in response to a comment by LCD who noted that in appendix 3 of the report, copper was mentioned as being found in the fuel: (E-CatWorld; December 21, 2014)
      • Brillouin Tritium Production and Replication Rumor - I thought I would make a separate thread regarding a comment made on the Always On Thread by LCD regarding Brillouin Energy. As always, remember this is a rumor, and should be handled with care! Below is a series of comments and responses made on the thread. (E-CatWorld; November 15, 2014)
      • Patent Application Published of Brillouin Energy’s LENR System - We’ve seen that Brillouin has been active of late talking to people about their technology, and this is another sign of activity. The patent is titled “Control of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Hydrides, and Autonomously Controlled Heat”,… (E-CatWorld; November 13, 2014)
    • Defkalion - Hyperion
    • NanoSpire, Inc. 
      • asdfs
    • Fleischmann Memorial Project, QuantumHeat.org
      • Alexander Parkhomov Invites MFMP to Moscow - I think this is some good news for those of us who have been following the work of Dr. Alexander Parkhomov, and also the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project. Both have been working in their own way to find a way to at least approximate the results of the Lugano E-Cat test — Dr. Parkhomov seeming… (E-CatWorld; January 8, 2015)
      • Dog Bone Core Testing
        (reverse chronological sequence)
        • MFMP Design New Dog Bone Core - It’s been interesting watching the progress of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s Project Dogbone, especially with the last two live experiments showing their live open science approach. We haven’t yet seen the hoped-for unambiguous demonstration of excess heat from the MFMP yet, but the experiments have been valuable in showing some things that don’t work,… (E-CatWorld; January 7, 2015)
        • MFMP to Conduct Second Live Test Today, January 2 — Live Thread - I just heard from Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial project who told me that there will be another Project Dog Bone test today. He wrote at 1:00 p.m, US Central Time: “Live experiment to assess pressure changes from heated Nickel + LiAlH4 using steel sheath reactor core, hopefully within 2-3 hours from now.”… (E-CatWorld; January 2, 2015)
        • Report of First MFMP Live Dog Bone Test — Null Result, but Success for Live Open Science [Update #2 MFMP Conclusions on Test Failure] - Last night I followed the first Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s Live Dog Bone Test. For those who were not following closely, the procedure was basically this: An unfueled reactor was tested at various power levels, and temperature measurements (internal and external) were taken using thermocouples. Following this dummy run, the reactor was fueled and the… (E-CatWorld; December 31, 2014)
        • MFMP Dog Bone Test (‘D B Day’) Live Thread - The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s Dog Bone Test is now being streamed live on the internet. I thought I would create a new post so we can keep track of this event in one place. It’s getting late in Europe, and it’s likely that the test will be going on for many hours, and it… (E-CatWorld; December 30, 2014)
        • MFMP’s Project Dog Bone Thread — Update #7: [Correction] Plans for a Fueled Reactor on December 30th - UPDATE #7 (Dec 29, 2014) [Corrected Sentence based on a wrong assumption] The MFMP are making preparations to test one of their ‘dogbone’ reactors with fuel inside. According to a new post on their Facebook page, they hope to carry out a live online test on January December 30th. Bob Greenyer posted this today: “Tomorrow – frank… (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2014)
        • Please, MFMP, Stay Focused on the E-Cat (Hank Mills) - In their Project Dogbone, the Martin Fleichman Memorial Project has been towards the goal of making tests on fueled reactors to try to achieve a reaction similar to that of Industrial Heat’s Hot Cat. Not only have they been acquiring the hardware needed – alumina tubes, alumina cement, heating elements, and power supplies – they have also been working out deals to obtain the thermal cameras and pyrometers needed to measure the output of their reactors. (E-CatWorld; December 26, 2014)
          • MFMP Seeks Help With Bill of Materials for E-Cat Replication - This was posted by Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project on the Replication Thread Can you help us make a BOM? We are starting to put together a Bill of Materials (BOM) and wondered if you could help! Here is the BOM so far https://bit.ly/1tNvEm8 A tip for what else might be needed… (E-CatWorld; October 23, 2014)
        • []=Project Dog Bone=[] — Request for Help from the MFMP - This request for help with Project Dog Bone (E-Cat replication attempt) was posted in the Replication Thread by Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project We have just published the MFMP’s working consensus for the phase trigger angle and the resistance of the 3 heater coils. We have a challenge for you Is there anyone… (E-CatWorld; November 1, 2014)
        • MFMP Publishes Project Dog Bone Experiment Plan - The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) has published a document outlining their plans for an initial set of experiments to answer some of the questions that have been raised by the Lugano E-Cat testing report.  (E-CatWorld; November 13, 2014)
        • What is the E-Cat’s First Home? [MFMP Project Dog Bone Video] - Here’s a very interesting video created for the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s “Project Dog Bone”, an attempt to replicate the E-Cat reactor tested in Lugano earlier this year. (E-CatWorld; October 28, 2014)
      • Support
        • Andrea Rossi Explains Why IH Won’t Help MFMP - On the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi was asked by David Kaiser, whether he might give a little help to the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project as a Christmas gift, adding that with the possibility of social breakdown and world war on the cards, that Industrial Heat may not have anyone to sell their E-Cats to. (E-CatWorld; January 4, 2015)
        • Göran Andersson of Bobcat Sweden AB on Support of LENR, MFMP - The following is an interview conducted with Göran Andersson, owner of Bobcat Sweden AB. Bobcat Sweden AB has so far donated a total of $20,000 to support the work of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project. 1. Can you provide a brief profile of your company, Bobcat, and your own position and role at the company… (E-CatWorld; November 25, 2014)
        • MFMP Announces “Fusion Fund” to Support LENR Research Projects - In an interview with Vessela Nikolova on the E-Cat “The New Fire” web site, Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project has announced the creation of a ‘Fusion Fund’ that will support and fund the research efforts of the organization. (E-CatWorld; November 24, 2014)
    • Dennis Cravens 
    • George Miley, LENUKO
      • sdfskdf
    • Mitch Swartz, JET Thermal Products
      • asdfs
    • Piantelli, Metalenergy / Nichenergy
      • Collaboration with MFMP
        • Project Fedora Thread [UPDATE #3: Intense Study with Piantelli] - There have been some interesting posts on the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s Facebook page today describing their initial meeting as part of Project Fedora — working with Francesco Piantelli. They have started out in Milan where they met with officials from Nichenergy, the company created to commercialize Piantelli’s LENR technology. UPDATE #3 (January 13, 2015)…  (E-CatWorld; January 13, 2015)
        • MFMP to Work with Francesco Piantelli in Project Fedora [Update #4: Lab Revealed] - Yesterday the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project had been dropping hints about a Christmas present that they could share with the world, and today on their Facebook page and quantumheat.org website they have announced ‘Prjoect Fedora’ which will involve working with Italian scientist Francesco Piantelli, a pioneer in the field of nickel-hydrogen LENR research, and former… (E-CatWorld; December 25, 2014)
      • Piantelli on The Beginnings of Nickel-Hydrogen LENR Research — and a Fundraiser for Project Fedora - A post on the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s website gives an interesting account of how Francesco Piantelli first became involved in nickel-hydrogen LENR research. (E-CatWorld; December 26, 2014)
    • Ugo Abundo, Pirelli High School
      • sadfs
  • General Cold Fusion
    • Bill Gates Interested
      • Report: Gates Foundation Close to a $1 Billion Agreement to Fund ENEA for Fusion Research - Thanks to Giuliano Bettini for posting a link to this story today. An article published on the Italian news site L’Arena reports that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is close to an agreement to provide funding to the Italian technology research agency ENEA following his visit to ENEA’s research laboratories in Frascati, Italy last week. According… (E-CatWorld; November 16, 2014)
      • Bill Gates Briefed at ENEA Research Labs in Italy on LENR (Cold Fusion) - There has been discussion about a recent visit by Microsoft founder Bill Gates on November 12 to the laboratories of ENEA, the Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development in Frascati, Italywhere he was given a briefing about ENEA’s research activity, including in the field of low energy nuclear reactions (LENR or cold… (E-CatWorld; November 14, 2014)
      • Kitco.com: Bill Gates Sponsoring LENR Research and Development (Ian Walker) - According to Kitco: " Bill Gates Sponsoring Palladium-Based LENR Technology" - Tuesday December 23, 2014 - Low energy nuclear reactor (LENR) technology, and by extension palladium, is attracting the attention of one of the richest men in the world and a pioneer inventor of new technology.” (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2014)
      • Update from the Gates Foundation (Joe Shea) [Updated: Bill Gates’ Office Responds] - thanks for getting in touch with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Joe! I just had a conversation with a press person at the Gates Foundaton (Lydia Walker), and have some good and some bad news. The bad news first: The Gates Foundation… (E-CatWorld; November 17, 2014)
      • Lowell Wood and LENR - It was interesting to see that Bill Gates had with him on his visit to the ENEA labs in Italy, Lowell Wood, who is an astrophysicist and has served as a member of the director’s technical staff at the University of California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (UCLLNL). He is currently working as a professor at… (E-CatWorld; November 17, 2014)
      • University of Verona Statement: Bill Gates’ ENEA Visit was to Investigate LENR (Cold Fusion) - A post in the Univermagazine, published by the University of Verona news agency talks about Bill Gates’ recent visit to the ENEA labs in Frascati, Ital (E-CatWorld; November 29, 2014)
      • “A Call For Crazy Ideas” from Bill Gates — Bobcat Owner Suggests LENR Maybe? - I found this post on the Facebook Cold Fusion, LENR, and Andrea Rossi page posted by Göran Andersson, co-owner of the Swedish company Bobcat, which makes construction equipment and vehicles. (E-CatWorld; November 15, 2014)
    • Institutions
    • Academic
      • Robert Duncan Starting Center to investigate LENR at Texas Tech (McKubre to Join?) - From Robert Duncan’s profile as Senior Vice President for Research and Professor of Physics is this information: Duncan formed the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) at MU, which was empowered by a major gift from Sidney Kimmel. He created the Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES) at TTU in 2015.  (E-CatWorld; January 16, 2015)
      • Norwegian Technical and Scientific Association reports on LENR Seminar — Preparing for LENR Emergence - Thanks to AlainCo for posting the following on the LENR Forum. An article on the Norwegian website Tekna — published by the Technical and Scientific Association serving over 64,000 professional members — reports on the seminar held last November in Oslo to discuss the significance of LENR technology, and how it could affect Norway’s future.… (E-CatWorld; January 20, 2015)
      • Nuclear Engineer Piero Andreuccetti on Prospects for LENR in the Energy Industry - ... interview by Vessela Nikolova with nuclear engineer Piero Andreuccetti, who is the Property and Technical Services Manager at CESI, a Milan (Italy) company which provides technical consulting services in the sustainable energy field. (E-CatWorld; November 10, 2014)
      • Dr. Stoyan Sarg to Address Nanotek & Expo 2014 on LENR - Canadian Physicist Dr. Stoyan Sarg has been invited to the 4th International Nanotek & Expo confererence to be held on Dececmber 1-3, 2014 in San Francisco, where he will be co-chair of the section Nanotechnology in Energy Systems. He will present a talk “Physical models of LENR processes using the BSM-SG atomic models”. (E-CatWorld; November 21, 2014)
      • Rossi Asks for Help: Cold Fusion Referred to in Manhattan Project? - I am passing on a request for help from Andrea Rossi that was posted on the Journal of Nuclear Physics today. Maybe there are readers who might be able to assist Rossi with this question: (E-CatWorld; November 6, 2014)
    • Technology
    • Theoretical
    • New Site
      • New Site: ni.comli.com — Looking for Homemade Heat After Death (HAD) - There’s a new LENR replication site on the web — ni.comli.com — which is the work of ECW poster Nickec. He is working to figure out ways that a low budget home experimenter might be able to do some basic building and testing of systems that could demonstrate LENR using inexpensive common parts that are readily available to most people. (E-CatWorld; January 11, 2015)
    • Media
      • Cold Fusion Tops Silicon Republic’s List of Top 2014 Clean Energy Techs (Veblin)` - Silicon Republic -- 8 clean-energy stories that brightened our world in 2014 (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2014)
      • Economic Times (India) Makes Case for LENR Research - .. article in the Indian Economic Times written by science and technology writer Hari Pulakkat which looks at some the latest news and developments in the field of cold fusion/LENR. Pulakkat mentions some of the controversies surrounding cold fusion and says that the field has no academic standing, but shows that…  (E-CatWorld; November 22, 2014)
      • German Magazine Spektrum Features Cold Fusion - The German science magazine Spektrum has published a feature article on the topic of LENR written by Janosch Deeg titled “Cold fusion – wish or reality?” which looks at the possibilities of cold fusion mainly from a theoretical perspective. (E-CatWorld; November 16, 2014)
      • Huffington Post Science Blog Calls for More LENR Research - On the Huffington Post Science Blog today, David H. Bailey of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (retired) and University of California, and Jonathan M. Borwein, Laureate Professor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle, Australia have written an article titled “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: Papers and Patents” in which they take a serious, but very cautious look at some… (E-CatWorld; November 29, 2014)
      • Economic Times Predicts Fusion (Hot or Cold) Breakthrough - An editorial titled “Fusion reactor: The countdown has begun” by Hari Pukkat on the Economic Times web site — an Indian publication — reviews the recent news about nuclear fusion, focusing on the recent Lockheed Martin announcement, but also mentions that cold fusion research is ongoing in a small community of researchers. (E-CatWorld; October 26, 2014)
    • LENR Knowledge Base
    • Replicating
      • Hot Cat – Do It Yourself Suggestions (Mike Ivanov) - Based on several discussions on this and other sites I see the DIY approach as one of chances for LENR to break the wall. Lets make an assumption what Ni-H combination works and Rossi’s e-cat and hot cat are real can do COP> 1. (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2014)
    • Politics
      • Michael McKubre, Hanno Essén and Others Participate in Norway Seminar to Discuss Possible LENR Alternative to Oil - There’s a very interesting article posted in Infinite Energy magazine written by Michael McKubre of SRI International where he describes a recent visit to Norway he made at the invitation of Nils Holme chair of a committee organized by the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) and The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna) where he was asked to speak at a seminar held in Olso on November 5th on LENR. (E-CatWorld; November 21, 2014)
      • Italian Prime Minister’s Office gives ICCF-19 Cold Fusion Conference ‘High Patronage’ - Alain reports that he received this statement in a newsletter for the ICCF-19 (International conference on cold fusion) to be held in Padua, Italy on April 13-17, 2015: “We are proud to announce the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic… (E-CatWorld; December 15, 2014)
      • Secret USPTO SAWS Program Specifically Refers to Cold Fusion and Worries About Public Opinion (Guest Post) - The following post was submitted by E-Cat World reader Mike Today’s article in the National Law Review reports on the US patent office’s (USPTO) secret SAWS program that focuses specifically on cold fusion and perpetual motion machines. An interpretation is that it could be quite unlikely that the USPTO will award Rossi’s E-Cat related patents before… (E-CatWorld; December 17, 2014)
      • UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary on Government’s Current LENR Stance - Thanks to Gordon Docherty for forwarding to me an interesting piece of correspondence sent to him via his member of Parliament (UK) from the Secretary of Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey in response to an inquiry Gordon had made regarding the British government’s policy on climate change. (E-CatWorld; January 21, 2015)
      • Is Avoiding ‘Nuclear’ in LENR Necessary or a Semantic Trick? - This topic has been discussed for quite a long time, but has come up again on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, and I thought it might be interesting to raise it here. If (as I believe) LENR is getting more attention around the world, and if (as I hope) it becomes recognized as a valid and useful phenomonon, what it is called will become more important. (E-CatWorld; January 16, 2015)
      • The Impact of Oil Prices on LENR - It’s almost impossible not to notice the currently ongoing precipitous drop in oil prices. Headlines daily are talk about the effect of oil’s drop on consumer spending, the stock market, Russia, North American oil production, OPEC countries, etc. Even if you don’t watch the news, the signs we see at our local filling stations tell… (E-CatWorld; December 16, 2014)
    • Commentary
      • Embarking on an Exponential Ride (LENR G) - Here is a comment posted here on ECW today from LENR G. LENR G operates the LENR For the Win website at https://lenrftw.net/  When embarking on an exponential ride, the beginning always seems boring and flat. But then things get hairy and eventually you look back and say “well that escalated quickly.” (E-CatWorld; December 3, 2014)
      • New Poll — What Motivates your Interest in LENR? - Operating this web site is a very interesting and enjoyable activity, and one of the main reasons I have found it to be so is that the community of people who are paying attention to LENR is a very diverse and interesting one. One thing that I have learned is that we are dealing with a… (E-CatWorld; December 21, 2014)
    • Predictions
      • Your 2015 LENR Predictions - With the Lugano test report published and Andrea Rossi in a quiet period regarding the development of the E-Cat, it is likely we won’t get much significant news about Industrial Heat’s activities for quite some time. Rossi has mentioned a year-long run of his 1 MW Plant for testing purposes, which could conceivably take us into 2016 before the plant is revealed to the public. (E-CatWorld; December 31, 2014)
  • Events
  • Tangential
    • ARPA-E to Allow Grant Applications for Aneutronic Fusion Projects (LPPFusion) - An announcement on the website of LPPFusion, a New Jersey company working on producing fusion energy using in a ‘dense plasma focus’ (DPF) — or ‘Focus Fusion’ — device, states that the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy agency (ARPA-E) has changed its requirements for grant applicants, which will allow grant applications from entities involved in ‘aneutronic’ fusion projects, and thus allow LPPFusion to compete for grant funding. (E-CatWorld; October 30, 2014)
    • Does Recent Graphene Passes Proton Discovery Validate LENR? (James Octavo) - Recent articles in ACS and Phys.org discuss the ability of Graphene to allow protons to pass through an unseemingly barrier of super-dense matter. Doesn’t this violate the Coulomb barrier, the most contentious argument against LENR? (E-CatWorld; December 2, 2014)
    • Gamma Ray Bursts found to be Common in Thunderstorms - I have no idea if this has any relationship to LENR, but I find it interesting that there is now convincing evidence that thunderstorms commonly produce stong bursts of gamma rays — a phenomenon once thought to only occur in deep space. Researchers presented findings on the topic at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. (E-CatWorld; December 17, 2014)
    • Beacon 10 Stirling Engine Ideal for Home Electricity Generation (Albert D. Kallal) - “The Beacon 10 [Stirling engine invented by Dean Kamen in partnership with NRG] is supposed to provide an absolute minimum to a village of people who have absolutely nothing. And I mean Village.” (E-CatWorld; December 22, 2014)
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