In the last year, lots of people have found my reports on the ‘E-cat’ and Cold Fusion or LENR.
For those who haven’t heard about this, it seems to be new and very flexible energy source, potentially based on a new kind of nuclear reaction different from fission (nuclear plants) and fusion (the sun), with important new results presented during 2011 regarding commercial applications.
Ny Teknik, where I’m a senior editor, was for a long time the only major newspaper in the world to report on the Ecat.
Irrefutable tests have not yet been done, but enough has been demonstrated to make us decide to continue reporting on the phenomenon (we’re serious about this – it’s definitely not in the domain of perpetuum mobile and similar stuff).
I expect conclusive results during 2012 and will keep following this area.
However, as the topic is extremely stigmatized and controversial, partly due to its origins in the famous claims about ‘cold fusion’ presented by Fleischmann and Pons in 1989, I will make very few personal comments in this blog, at least until independent proof of the technology’s validity has been presented.
As soon as I have significant news, I will do reports in Ny Teknik and update the blog with links to these reports.
To understand possible consequences of cold fusion, I recommend reading the pdf-book “Cold Fusion and the Future” by Jed Rothwell (download for free here).
Among Rothwells findings is that a clean, cheap, small and flexible energy source such as cold fusion would fairly quick put an end to the whole oil industry, the nuclear power industry, existing distributed electric power grids and to all research in hot fusion as an energy source, apart from providing clean water to everyone on the earth. And that’s just the start.
Ny Tekniks complete coverage on the ‘E-cat’ and on this topic can be found here (in reverse chronologic order): bit.ly/CFnyteknik.