Wednesday, April 22, 2015



Don't let the secret recipe die with the inventor. (Nathan Myhrvold)

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.(Elbert Hubbard)
I wanted to answer yesterday to Jim Sweeney's wise writing 
Rush to Market in Absence of LENR Theory  
But I had to give priority to the Pd or Ni? issue.

Jim writes
"With boundless LENR potential for economic, environmental and social benefits, major disruptions are about to impact energy markets -and in turn, industries and consumers world-wide. Regardless of disruptions and lack of a broadly acceptable theory, the Chinese and East Indians must push on with both nuclear and LENR plants; else, they suffocate.

After attending the ICCF-19 conference, some would choose to differ with Dr. Storms on whether a lack of an acceptable LENR theory would actually hold up commercialization of Industrial Heat’s operational 103 unit E-cat reactor and the marketing of such LENR heating/electricity reactors in Asia. At a coffee break, one conference attendee argued that recent history proves major technological breakthroughs have never proceeded from research through engineering to significant market penetration without being predeeded by solid theory."

My comment:
It is not only Ed Storms who thinks it is both risky and non-scientific to go toward commercialization without a solid accepted theory explaining it- this is scientific correctness reason, common sense. You cannot use what you don't understand.
Yes, in an ideal world this is the rule. In the real world perhaps we will not have such a theory soon- say in a generation- then should we prohibit technological progress that more modestly is satisfied with less then a theory- that is a good recipe that can be found by error and trial in advanced forms combined with understanding the critical aspects. Fragments of theories coming not only from nuclear physics will act as the spices of the Great Recipes. This will happen, please listen to my male Cassandra voice and prediction!


On his blog, Sifferköll state "I know first hand from very reliable sources that themselves have visited the Rossi/Industrial Heat E-Cat customer that the plant works very well. This has been verified both by measurements made by the customer and by significantly reduced electricity bills. The plant seems to be able to produce heat from electricity with a COP in the range of 20-80 depending on the level of self-sustain-mode applied. I guess that is what Rossi is working on right now."

But Rossi is still very secretive:
Andrea Rossi
April 21st, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Quinton Heri:
Now, while I am answering to you, here is 08.03 p.m. of Tuesday Aprol 21st.
I am inside the container of the computer and, since the E-Cat is stable, I am studying.
Her voice is a strong, regular bubbling that I can hear from where I am, and this is good. She is in ssm. I cannot give you the numbers, but the ssm cycles are long. Enough. So far.
Warm Regards,

Parkhomov's Elemental Analysis on ICCF
A bit chaotic results - other two sets of analyses to come. I think it is a problem of mixing and sampling- the most critical step in analytical chemistry. My ever best friend Paul  Zugravescu is co-author of this book:
Waiting for the other results including isotopic analysis.

Scientific conduct, MFMP and LENR

La Fusion Froide à Padoue

Steady but strong progress reported by Technova at ICCF-19 presented by Akira Kitamura presentation here:                                                                 

Thanks to Rob Swedenborg


Artificial Photosynthesis
A game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products, including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even liquid fuels.

Scientific Conduct, MFMP, and LENR (Thomas Clarke

1 comment:

  1. I don't think a lack of theory slowed down the development and application of the steam engine. A lot of theory RESULTED from that application (thermodynamics), but none preceded or guided its development