Tuesday, April 29, 2014

US Homeland Security weighs In on Nuclear Waste -sort of

US Homeland Security, on April 21st published an article titled: Debate over Ontario, Canada underground nuclear waste facility intensifies.
In the article, the president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility is quoted. "The first phase is construct, then operate, then closure and abandonment. The problem is you have the wrong people in charge of nuclear waste. It's not that they are bad, but there is a conflict of interest. We need people in charge of this who are independent of the nuclear industry, so their only interest is protecting the public safety."

US Homeland Security, being aware of Misubichi's remedial waste research, is remiss in not revealing that a Phase 2 would create an adjacent depository for highly radioactive materials, and that haste to bury nuclear waste is unconsionable.

The following translation from the Japanese by GreenWin on the "Always Open Thread" at E-Cat World vindicates Fleishmann/Pons while Mitsubichi scales up its patented LENR technology, thus potenially resolving Ontario Power Generation's dilemma -and the world's nuclear waste problems.

GreenWin •
...The lengthy April 8th article in Nikkei (Japan's Wall Street Journal) details greatly expanded research by Mitsubishi's Advanced Technology Research Center:

"[Mitsubishi's] transmutation research is based on the same concept of room temperature “cold fusion” as was proposed in 1989 [by Pons & Fleischmann.] Iwamura's research confirmed the transmutation of trace elements with precise analyses... one of the most trusted research facilities in the world, SPring-8 is a large synchrotron radiation facility which delivers the most powerful synchrotron radiation currently available to science...

...the program has been expanded to include joint experiments with universities, research institutes and other external businesses." Nikkei Business journal, 4/8/2014 (translated by NET) http://ecat.org/2014/nikkei-re...

The article indicates Mitsubishi is scaling the process up for materials synthesis and commercial mitigation of Earth's vast stocks of nuclear waste...

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There is little evidence that either Homeland Security or UN Headquarters and its Vienna agency (International Atomic Energy Agency) are pushing the potential LENR solution to world problems such as desalination, desertification, hunger, and of course, treatment of nuclear by-products.
Taking the lead are private industries such as Brillouin and Industrial Heat LLC. They have arrangements with Asian interests to engineer LENR applications in the energy field. And, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is reaching out for partners to help scale-up its patented process for treatment of Japan's (and the world's) nuclear junk.

On the E-cat World forum of March 4, 2014 is an announcement of the Mitsubichi transmutation patent issued by the European Patent Office. The article concludes with a comment on probable impact:
The granting of this patent provides an important stamp of credibility for the field of LENR, and opens a door to a world of possibilities in materials science where elements can be engineered in useful ways. Mitsubishi is one of the world’s giants of engineering and having them involved in LENR development, and now granted this patent, will surely garner the attention of the engineering, scientific and business worlds.

The preceeding italics should also garner the attention of the Ontario agency dealing with Bruce Power's application for a deep depository for nuclear waste and be relayed in braille to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

A lengtly Speigel Magazine feature article deals with the overwhelming costs of decomissioning legacy nuclear plants and related long-term storage of radio-active debris.
Another "must read" for parties involved in the Kincardine deep depository decision is a piece by Credit-Suisse on the economic costs of denuclearization in Tiwan.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CLEAN PLANET Sartup Leads Nippon LENR Launch

Although their government is still in bed with Big Nuclear, the Japanese people have had enough of atomic bombs and other nuclear disasters. Clean Planet, a Japanese start-up promoting research and commercialization of LENR is emerging as the Asian competitor of America's Industrial Heat LLC.
Stakeholders in the energy revolution now underway, might well follow fast-paced updates on BLP, Brillioun, Defkalion, E-cat,etc. at lenrforthewin: It should be the "go-to-site" for political leaders, regulatory agencies, CEOs of power generation firms and their regional distributors plus, of course, big media editors. Here are excerpts:

Business – Clean Planet
Clean Planet is a Japanese company born out of the human and scientific tragedy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. They are dedicated to promoting clean, safe and abundant sources of energy... they now tout the commercialization of LENR as their primary project. ...announcing plans for prototype 1 kW and 10 kW LENR reactors...
Clean Planet provides something of a Japanese mirror to America’s Industrial Heat. They both are recently formed companies started by environmentally-minded organizations that have stepped in to provide the necessary investment and organization to take promising research and prototypes through to commercialization. Like Industrial Heat leveraging the efforts of Andrea Rossi, Clean Planet has partnered with Dr. Tadahiko Mizuno, whose work is well known and respected in the LENR community.
They appear well funded, scientifically rigorous, highly motivated, relatively open and commercially aggressive...
The Japanese are in and they’re not fooling around.

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Canada shuns new energy research and clings to polluting fossil fuels and to radio-active nuclear fission, while much of Africa and Asia remain dependent on dung for cooking fuel. Unlike the fossil-fueled EU and North American countries, resouce-poor Asian ones are gung-ho about adopting America's energy breakthroughs.

A BBC article concludes: Bio-Energy Carbon Capture and Storage is the only technology currently available that can reverse the trend of emissions in the atmosphere -this makes it a moral obligation to deploy it as soon as possible.
Yes, the UN's IPCC actually pushes massive harvesting of beets and trees as best approach to solving problem of increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide -when, in less time than it took President Kennedy to spur a lunar landing, the private sector will introduce the LENR solution.

Additional reactions to UN's latest report on climate change:

# 1 Assesment by MSNBC mentions new tech, but does not list any.

# 2 The Wall Street Journal highlights that besides cutting greenhouse gases, the more ambitous "geoengineering" projects to suck carbon dioxide out of air have yet to be tested on a large scale.

# 3 Excerpts from E-Cat World article:
...The IPPC recommends massive increases in the use of carbon-free energy production technologies, like solar, wind, and nuclear fission...it seems that LENR is not even a blip on the IPCC’s radar...

# 4 In a revealing German Radio interview, Ottman Edenhofer, co-chair IPCC says that while not much will happen, there is still hope. He implies that consumers can help by deflecting the flow of their investments to renewables.

# 5 Under subheading, Panel slams current path of Harper government,
a Toronto Star article references a concurrent report by Environment Canada stating that the energy sector has surpassed transportation as the largest generator of gases causing climate change.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

New Jersey's BLP Goes for Gold

Article generated technical comments after appearing on E-Cat World forum on April 7th.

In this olympic year of 2014, BlackLight Power, of Cranbury New Jersey has applied for world-wide patents on its one cubic foot cell that produces commercial quantities of electricity directly from water. This SF-CIHT unit (through a pulsed process) produces millions of watts of light with conversion into electricity by standard off-the-shelf photovoltatic converter.
It is claimed the cell can generate ten million watts of electricity, or enough to power ten thousand homes at a cost of about $25/kW. Dr. Randell Mills' invention would permit a standard-sized auto to travel 3,000 miles on one liter of water. Given its compactness and low cost, the device has early application across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, heating, marine and medicine.
This technology appears to be much more disruptive (and sudden) than the introduction of internal-combustion engine, hydro-electric generation and nuclear power production.
Such a leap in non-polluting energy alarms OPEC, Canada and Russia. Even the President of the United States has to be dragged into the future by privately-funded entrepreneurs.
After decades of research and development, Dr. Mills with his SF-CIHT transparent box, hydrino theory and patents, seems ready to take on the world without distraction of labels like Cold Fusion and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. See Bloomberg BusinessWeek's overview of BLP.

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