Skip to comments.LENR seen from a Nuclear Engineer
Posted on 11/10/2014 10:22:48 AM PST by Normandy
2) You followed the recent developments in the LENR sector. Do you think that were on the edge of an energy revolution?
Not yet on the edge, but something is going to happen in a few years. Because too many signs are starting to find their way to emerge from the realm of the so called junk science and acquire a new dignity among mainstream researchers. Just for instance: Brian Ahern is obtaining results with his LENR experiments at MIT, the same Institute that dismissed as heretical F&P results 25 years ago But one thing is sure: if an energy revolution will take place, it wont be by a Government decree or Academia move: market battlefield will decide, if and when some LENR devices will have proved their economic convenience, their safety and dependability.
3) Today would you recommend to a small company with no experience in this field to invest in research on LENR?
Right now LENR is still a slippery field, because of several reasons: LENR phenomena are difficult to replicate, powers generated by these experiments Rossis E-Cat excluded are still too small to be of industrial interest, and poor understanding of the physics underlying LENR on the one hand prevents from an effective assessment of risks associated with a massive research activity in this field, while on the other does not allow a R&D effort that makes sense in order to scale lab devices up to marketable apparatus
Public support would be strongly needed to absorb risks, but it is largely impeded by the adverse Academia lobbying.
(Excerpt) Read more at ecat-thenewfire.com ...
Will this ever stop? I noticed the stock price of Lockheed-Martin was completely unaffected by the most import discovery of the last 70 years last month.
Just how many operational nuclear power stations are in Italy?
None in operation in Italy any more.
Here’s his bio from the article:
“PIERO ANDREUCCETTI, Nuclear Engineer, is the Property and Technical Services Manager at CESI SpA, in Milan, Italy. He has a Ph.D. in Safety of Nuclear Power Plants obtained at the University of Pisa, and a Maitrise en Management at the Université libre de Bruxelles.”
I eagerly await the construction of the first commercially viable plant. It will change the world to be sure, of course now that Lockheed Martin is going to build fusion reactors the eCat may be obsolete already.
What marvelous time to be alive.
Yes, it will be the commercially available plants that will make the difference. Lockheed project 10 years from now. Rossi says they are testing the first plant now. I hope we’ll see it next year.
Though I will add this, my neighbor is Phd Nuclear Physicist with DOE., my daughter is a recent grad from GA Tech in nuclear engineering and my mentor is a Chemical Engineer/Patent lawyer who worked on the Manhattan Project. None of them have ever heard of the eCat.
I will check in with you in about 18 months.
Thanks — interesting. I think the E-Cat is off the radar with most in the science world.
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