The high-temperature E-Cat may have a ready and willing customer with the U.S. Navy. According to CleanTechnica.com, The U.S. Navy is already using solar power for its bases. It has also used biofuels – some made from chicken fat – to power its ships. It has also used jet biofuels for aircraft. Now, the Navy is looking into algae biofuels, partly because of the directive from President Obama. The biggest problem with biofuels, however, is supply and demand – supply just doesn’t keep up with demand.
It’s easy to see how an E-Cat power plant on, say, an aircraft carrier, would be perfectly logical. One can envision such a plant providing power for these massive, sea-borne cities. This would save the biofuels for aircraft uses, until the E-Cat is developed for vehicles.
The creates an entirely credible scenario in which the big energy consumers for the Navy – the aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers, and bases could get the majority of their power from LENR, while the vehicles could be powered by the biofuels. This reduces the demand on biofuels, meaning that the military would be less likely to experience a shortage in crucial maneuvers.
The U.S.Navy had a representative at the October 6 demonstration of the E-Cat. This representative, Paul Swanson, is with the Navy’s SPAWAR department, which has been studying cold fusion and LENR for 20 years. Unfortunately, for some reason, SPAWAR dropped its LENR research, claiming here that, “There are other organizations within the federal government that are better aligned to continue research regarding nuclear power.” In addition, NASA keeps coming up in the conversation concerning LENR and, even though it is no longer government supported, connections are still there.
The connections between the Navy and LENR go back decades, so it’s hard to believe that they would suddenly just discount the work entirely. In fact, it’s suspected that the U.S. Navy may be the anonymous customer of the first E-Cat. Obviously, the Navy’s willingness to try out a variety of alternative fuels certainly makes them a prime candidate.