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Posted on 12/22/2011 12:14:56 PM PST by Kevmo
Shells Interest Indicates Major Shift for LENR
Posted on December 16, 2011 by Steven B. Krivit
Shells Interest Indicates Major Shift for LENR
Royal Dutch Shell, plc, one of the largest energy companies in the world, is interested in exploring low-energy nuclear reaction research as a possible game-changer in the energy business.
Two Shell scientists, Anitha Sarkar and Gilles Buchs, with the backing of the Shell GameChanger program, are looking for opportunities to work actively with LENR experts, according to a brief introduction the researchers prepared.
Edward Beardsworth, a venture capitalist at Jane Capital Partners in San Francisco, introduced the researchers to the field in a message to the CMNS e-mail list today.
At my request, they prepared the attached biographical sketches and description of what they bring to the group. They are both located at the companys research and development offices in the Netherlands, Beardsworth wrote. I believe their fresh and enthusiastic approach will lead to good contributions to the field.
According to its Web site, Shell GameChanger helps move ideas to reality by sponsoring entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into a product that can be introduced to the marketplace.
Specifically, the site says, we look for innovative ideas that address a demand or significant problem in the energy industry and have the potential to change the game.
The Shell researchers, according to the document provided by Beardsworth, offer the following to the field:
- Broad expertise in wide variety of energy conversion systems - Access to significant group of Shell surface science and catalysis experts - Access to key related disciplines: thermodynamics, physics, electrochemistry, computational chemistry, heat exchange, etc. - Shell GameChanger program, (www.shell.com/gamechanger) rapidly funds initial proof of concept testing for revolutionary innovation - Significant expertise and track record of development and scaling-up and from lab-scale to commercial unit of a wide range of complex energy technologies.
This is not the first time Shell has looked into LENR research. In 1995, Shell sponsored LENR research at the French laboratory Laboratoire des Sciences Nucléaires at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). This research showed high-quality LENR work, and the research paper provided the expected level of professionalism in a scientific communication.
The researchers found a small ratio of excess heat compared to the input electrical power in both light- and heavy-hydrogen experiments. However, the experiments demonstrated a sustained period of steady excess-heat production. The hydrogen experiment produced 16 megajoules during a 39-day run, with a mean excess-heat production of 4.7 Watts from a 150 Watt electrical input.
Consistent with the extensive body of LENR research, the CNAM researchers found no significant levels of dangerous radiation from neutrons, X-rays or gamma rays. The researchers failed to find nuclear signatures consistent with the amount of excess energy produced. They did not, however, check for isotopic shifts or transmutations, and they did not use solid-state nuclear track detectors to look for alphas or bursts of spallation neutrons.
The current Shell initiative follows an inquiry from the United States intelligence community into LENR. Both news items are powerful indicators that 2012 is the year that LENR will move forward into serious technology research.
3 Responses to Shells Interest Indicates Major Shift for LENR
Steven B. Krivit says:
December 17, 2011 at 00:21
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I ask you take down the blog about Shell. That was privileged information for the CMNS group, and its disclosure is highly inappropriate.
Thank you, Ed Beardsworth. PS I am not a venture capitalist.
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Steven B. Krivit says:
December 17, 2011 at 10:38
The CMNS list is a members-only GoogleGroups chat list that is used for discussion of LENR. According to the list rules, nobody is supposed to leak things out to nonmembers. So you joined this list without signing any legally binding nondisclosure agreement. You know some of the members of that list but you do not know everybody on that list. In fact, you do not even have an index of who the members of that list are or claim to be. You have no idea if the list includes other businessmen who are your competitors, other energy companies who are Shells competitors. You have no idea if there are other journalists lurking on the list. You have no idea what foreign representatives are on that list.
And now you tell me that you sent privileged information to that group? And you state that my disclosure of the information was highly inappropriate?
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December 18, 2011 at 02:56
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How is this a major shift when the same article includes the following:
This is not the first time Shell has looked into LENR research. In 1995, Shell sponsored LENR research at the French laboratory Laboratoire des Sciences Nucléaires at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). This research showed high-quality LENR work, and the research paper provided the expected level of professionalism in a scientific communication.Some things never change.
What can Shell be thinking? All they had to do is check in with the experts on this board to know they’re wasting time and money.
Isn’t Krivit one the the ‘snakes’ Rossi talks about?
Krivit is THE SNAKE. I think Kevmo is obviously switching his allegiance from Rossi to LENR.
I wonder why? If Rossi is found to be a con, will we hear from Kevmo or will he switch allegiance and act like Rossi never existed?
I’m surprised he’s not a Jed Rothwell fan. That guy thinks he is the be all end all in this game. What? Jed has made his pronouncements, I guess we can all go home.
Just think, Kevmo can ignore both of us at the same time, a two fer. Too bad we know he reads our posts as he weeps into his light beer...
Kevmo is immature and a narcissist. Such people never admit that they are wrong. Of course, there is always the FR archive, not that we’d ever use such a thing.
It's been since December 11, that Kevmo has posted the following piece of trash, which is an eternity in the "Kevmo worshiping Rossi space time continuum."
Unfortunately, if Rossi did the following: 1) hired a bunch of actors to pretend to be the customer reps, 2) created an elaborate year-long special-effects-derived series of demos, 3) bribed, hypnotised or otherwise fooled Focardi, Levi, Kullander, Essen, Bianchini, Stremmenos 4) arranged for Piantelli, Miley and a host of others to try to fool the world into thinking that cold fusion was real, 5) got NASA, SPAWAR, The Defense Threat Reduction Agency and The Defense Intelligence Agency to say nice things about the field, 6) got Bushnell to make a fool of himself, 7) and convinced his former partners to set up another company called Ampenergo to pretend that they had a contract for The Americas for a substantial sum ----- or that they just did this with no proof because they have worked with Rossi and trust him because hes such a fine fellow, 8) sold his profitable company to his ex-partners in order to spend that wealth on a multi-million dollar scam; ----- certain that once he got all the above ducks in a row he would pretend to sell the first device ----- and then reel in the true target of his dastardly plan 9) and convinced a bunch of Greek crooks to set up a dummy company called Defkalion ----- to pretend to fight with him over the non-existent eCat, ----- to perpetuate the illusion and spin it off into a competing mirror-scam [the second (this time genuine) buyer of a 1MW plant that will net him $2 million dollars ----- until they want their money back or sucker a $100 million dollar deal under the table ----- because he has experience in pulling the wool over all these idiotic eyes ----- and knows that they will just take his word for it ----- and not want to test if his 1MW plant can heat a small village without truckloads of coal or oil or a big fat electric cable coming into the container from beneath the floor (no you cant lift the carpet!) ] 10) and that, in order to pull this off, Rossi had to risk discovery by interviewing all the people he subsequently fooled so that he could only invite the gullible Professors and not the brilliant anonymous posters on the Internet who surely would have found him out then, yes, all bets are off and Im with the guys who think that Rossi is an idiot and they are all geniuses.
I wondered where that silly thing went.
Well, their first mistake was having a Google Group post this info.
Of course, the LENR fans are having fits over this, blaming Krivit for daring to suggest someone involved would commit fraud, but Krivit has provided detailed information which will stand or fall on it's own.
If this information holds up, it's a major embarrassment to the entire field.
Krivit is very good on reporting both sides of the debate, even his favored Widom-Larsen theory. He’ll either debunk cold fusion or give it credibility, unlike the fan boys.
This will be my standard post to moonboy that says youre not worth trying to have reasonable discussion, also says buzz off & doesnt leave crickets. But if it offends you to the point that you get it removed like my prior innocuous citation then I’ll have to come up with some other ‘ignore button’ post.
This means I have nothing more to say to you about LENR. Bye.
55 posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:41:07 PM by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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Heres my standard ignore post to Lx.
This will be my standard post to you that says youre not worth trying to have reasonable discussion, also says buzz off & doesnt leave crickets. Maybe you should sign up for a few more years of therapy.
Sven Kullander On Rossi And eCat
Saturday, November 26, 2011 1:55:59 PM 164 of 169
Lx to Kevmo
I see...years of therapy on your horizon, better start now.
It’s really helped me be nicer, more sympathetic and understanding.
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Apparently this is not the first time Krivit has leaked info from that group, according to the Vortex-L guys.
Poor Kevmo, the Rhode Island Red of Freerepublic. Here's his latest photo:
I think I see your problem. You take this literally, "Lx to Kevmo I see...years of therapy on your horizon, better start now. Its really helped me be nicer, more sympathetic and understanding."
Now, I meant the part about Kevmo needing therapy but if he thinks what I supposedly wrote about myself is serious, it's no wonder he believes in Rossi.
Kevmo, do I sound nicer, more sympathetic and understanding? Did you know I have a cold fusion device?
So Kevmo, when you look in the mirror, or do you avoid them, do you weep when you see the image above looking back at you?
Really Kevmo, you think you get to make all the B.S posts you want but are too cowardly to respond. Keeping up with your present ignore trajectory, you'll be speaking to yourself and only yourself in 2.001 months. And you know what your parents told you about how it could cause blindness when they caught you numerous times.
Exactly why do you continue to avoid debate? I would expect you would take every advantage to state your case for LENR. I guess your belief is a kilometer wide and millimeter deep.
I bet your hero Jed Rothwell doesn't duck debate.
P.S. Are you corn fed and free range?
Steven B. Krivit says: “Waaaaannnnnhhhhhh!” sniff, sniff “People aren’t supposed to know anout this!”
What a doofus.
Yes, there is always that, isn't there? You're a flat-earther that is in it as deep as anyone can be.