Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coupling LENR with Photovoltaics -Biggest Science Story Yet

The main driver of life on this planet is clean energy.
Mimicking the sun, the discovery of Low Energy Nuclear Reactors for heat and electricity generation shows much promise in moving the energy field beyond dirty fossil fuels and accident-prone nuclear fission. However, the quest for LENR patents and peer-reviews appear to be slow in spite of the drive to commercialize.

China, as first mover in deploying Italian/American LENR technology, attacks its coal-fired pollution problem and grasps the opportunity to become the lowest-cost global manufacturer.

The Japanese are about to commercialize transmutation of nuclear spent-fuel by a LENR process.

After having signed a distribution deal with Canada, New Jersey’s BlackLight Power will further demonstrate its Sun Cell unit on July 21st.

In deference to exporting Alberta’s oil, Canada appears to have little interest in funding LENR research, although it has found a non-nuclear way of using accelerator-type cyclotrons to produce medical isotopes.

Mainline business and science publications tend to under-report such news items. Indeed, they will likely ignore a couple of significant up-coming events:
1. The invitation by Industrial Heat LLC for the public to view an operational E-cat in an industrial setting.
2. The publication of the most recent third party E-cat test by European scientists.

Now, biz magazines have a vested interest in protecting their Big Oil and Big Nuclear advertising revenues, but fossilized science journals, in rejecting review applications by cold fusion researchers, do not have such monetary excuse. And the likes of Forbes, New York Times and the London Times don't always inform the public on science breakthroughs, -but links to articles by scientist-editors at more open science journals surely would.

In the internet era, the old model of subscription access is obsolete. The arrival of open access journals with their research-authored submissions for peer review is a big step in the right direction. A vital next step is "point-of view" and "feature" articles by their editor-scientists on important new fields of research.

Here then, is an opportunity for such online publications to help educate scholars, scientists and politicians on LENR technology -and on its global benefits. The general public and the daily media also get ready access to important abstracts on other scientific advances.

An excerpt from Wikipedia:
Open-access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the reader "without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself."[1]
Some open-access journals are subsidized and are financed by an academic institution, learned society or a government information center. Others are financed by payment of article processing charges by submitting authors, money typically made available to researchers by their institution or funding agency

Whereas, the onus is on engineering-editors and scientist-editors to take the lead in ensuring the LENR saga is authoratively covered, there are others doing a commendable job: Frank Acland at E-catworld, Mats Lewan at Ny Teknik, Joe Shea at American Reporter and Oil Price Review's Tom Whipple.
Whipple's latest piece concentrates on Blacklight Power's recent breakthrough coupling his hydrino technology with photovoltaics to produce 10 million watts of power from a one-cubic foot device. He quotes Dr Randell Mills: "Nature has just given us the best gift that we have ever had, this is better than fire."

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