That’s what the Chinese are calling it, “Nickel Energy.” Not a bad move actually considering the bad reputation that cold fusion has been saddled with. And Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), well it leaves a lot to be desired considering how popular nuclear energy is in some circles. So potentially the most disruptive technology to come along since fire was mastered, is being virtually ignored in the most powerful country on earth, while it is being embraced in China? Wait, let’s parse that sentence. Maybe we aren’t the most powerful country on earth. Maybe the country smart enough to buy our gold at a price kept artificially low by J P Morgan on behalf of the Fed, is already ahead of us and we just haven’t faced up to it yet.
In July I ended my post on LENR with this sentence: “So the lesson here is this. Pay attention. LENR is not only real, it will have impact. And how it is controlled through the use or misuse of patents could shape our future.” With China now firmly in the picture and the US media pretty much ignoring the science, it would appear that patents might not be the issue. The game will be played out on a much bigger stage than the pliable US Patent Office. Andrea Rossi is the name most associated with nickel and hydrogen to make clean safe energy. Andrea Rossi lives in the USA. We could have used LENR to save the dollar. Instead we are treating LENR like a poor cousin….. a poor cousin now being adopted by the Chinese.
A colleague and I have formed NuClean Energy to work on low heat, energy efficient applications. (The similarity of NuClean to nuclear is intentional) We have known for some time now that LENR is real and that it is coming. We also believe that it is a candidate for generating distributed power. It could actually make the grid superfluous 50 years from now. So maybe having the Chinese team up with a US company to develop the technology will be a good thing for the world. Maybe MiLords will not get it under their control and it will rain cheap clean energy on the just and the unjust.
Sorry I can’t send you to a link to this story, unless you can read Chinese. It is not being reported here yet. I have to run now. I need to modify some refrigerator plans to accept an LENR heat module in place of wood or solar. Maybe that new refrigerator company should be called Sunwood Nuclear instead of Sunwood Ice.
And guess what? Nickel is just one of the candidate metallic elements for LENR. Nickel Energy might just be the first one out of the bag. We live in exciting times. Yes, MiLords, the times they are a changing.