Andrea Rossi’s continued development and experimentation with his E-Cat units, along with a variety of successful tests, have piqued the interest of the academic and scientific communities. As reported in the Nebraska Engineer recently, academic researchers are beginning to present LENR and cold fusion as legitimate areas of research in their institutions. Prof. Brian Josephson was perhaps the first to come forward, calling for the involvement of universities in advancing research on LENR technology. This recipient of the Nobel Prize is a professor of physics at Cambridge University. However, Josephson is no longer the only professor speaking up for LENR and cold fusion.
Dr. George Miley is a researcher at the University of Illinois. In March of this year, he gave a presentation about LENR in Texas, recently, titled “A Game-Changing Power Source Based on Low Energy nuclear Reactions”. Miley is one of the elder statesmen in LENR development, citing involvement in these studies since shortly after Pons and Fleischman’s experiments in 1989. He has worked closely with NASA in the attempt to develop LENR for powering space travel. He has also reported success in LENR applications for NASA.
In Europe last month, two physicists – Francesco Celani and Yogendra Srivastava – presented information to CERN relating to LENR. Their presentation summarized ongoing research in the field, citing significant progress made at Mitsubishi-Toyota, as well as other researchers.
The commercial realm is sitting up and taking notice of LENR technology, too. NASA’s involvement in LENR and cold fusion studies, along with the U.S. DOD and DOE’s interest, indicates that the large-application commercial markets will be there when Rossi’s units are finally certified. Apparently, Rossi’s competitors are somewhat behind his progress. They certainly have not produced the variety of tests that Rossi has, and have not produced any of the results of these tests.
It could be that LENR could still be considered an emerging technology. NASA estimates that 10 more years of research is necessary to use LENR. This is totally overlooking the fact that Rossi’s E-Cat is already in use by a military concern. This is probably due to the fact that so much of Rossi’s development is still top-secret due to patent requirements.
Skeptics still aver that LENR is a fake, but by what stretch of the imagination can they do so? Many physicists are now saying that this type of nuclear reaction will probably be available for producing heat by next year, and within 10 years will become a “disruptive technology in the already developed world.” Indeed, with the increased acceptance of the idea of LENR and cold fusion, the energy supplies of this planet are not as bleak as they were just this time last year.