There is no denying that low energy nuclear reactions or cold fusion is definitely here to stay. For over twenty years, LENR/CF has obviously come a long way. The progress is also evident of its development that continues to surprise the scientific and non-scientific community. According to David Hambling in his article published recently in Wired UK, “…after years in the wilderness, cold fusion researchers seem to think that their time has finally come.” This is an optimistic point of view from Hambling. As a matter of fact, it has been reported that the 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion last month inSouth Korea was described by some attendees as having a “rock concert feel”.
In his article, Hambling discussed some interesting tests on cold fusion/LENR. He provided a very interesting and comprehensive review and said:
“Perhaps the most notable contribution was Francesco Celani’s live demonstration of an apparently working cold fusion device. Unlike Rossi, Celani does not claim to have a secret catalyst, just a nickel wire loaded with hydrogen which produces more heat than is supplied to it. The 62 watts output from 48 watts input isn’t going to boil a kettle, but it was a very open demonstration, and unlike Rossi, Celani has plenty of theoretical physics to support it. Celani repeated the demonstration as part of an event in theUSsponsored by National Instruments with positive results. UK-based start-up Kresenn says it has been licensed to develop Celani’s technology commercially, with a particular focus on green energy for data centres.”
Competition in the field of cold fusion/LENR has also been becoming very tight and challenging. There have been several companies attempting to develop a working cold fusion or LENR device. Aside from Leonardo Corporation, companies that have claimed positive results of their LENR/cold fusion device include Defkalion and Brillouin Energy Corporation. These devices also use nickel and hydrogen to produce a reaction just like the e-cat technology of Italian inventor Andrea Rossi.
Hambling noted the following update surrounding the Brillouin Boiler:
“A paper claimed that the Brillouin Boiler outputs produced more than twice as much heat as the energy input, running for hours at a time. The experimental results are small scale, producing nine watts of excess power, but the company is planning to scale up its apparatus. First there will be a commercial prototype, then range of boilers from 600 watts to over 500 kilowatts.”