Brillouin Energy Corporation, aUScompany, released an official statement that they have developed a working LENR technology that could actually be used as heater. As a matter of fact, the inventor of the technology stated that it could eventually replace coal as the fuel for electric power plants. The revelation was made by Robert Godes, founder and president of Brillouin, and added that it could happen in a few years. Godes was interviewed last week by James Martinez in his radio program called Cash Flow Radio where he enthusiastically discussed his working cold fusion device. He is also Brillouin’s chief technology officer. CEO venture capitalist of the company named Robert George accompanied Godes during the said radio interview where he toldMartinezthat Brillouin is planning to license two LENR technologies to other companies. The business plan received positive response from big companies that contacted Brillouin expressing their interest to work with them. However, George admitted that they are not working with any of them.
A brief background revealed that Godes is an electrical engineer and has always been interesting in cold fusion since for twenty years now. He started working on an LENR technology and its control system ten years ago in the hope of inventing a device that could heat water to 140 degrees Celsius. With the support of SRI, a research company, Brillouin is working on a steam boiler that would make steam by heating water to 400 to 450 degrees Celsius. George informedMartinezthat the steam from the boiler would be used to power steam power turbines in power plants and generate electricity. Godes refused to provide further information if whether he had a working model of his system. He neither mention about the size of the device nor its price. It is also not clear as to how many kilowatts of heat his device would be able to generate. One thing is certain though that Godes is also inspired by the 1989 cold fusion experiment of Fleischmann and Pons.
The American LENR technology showed several similarities to Italian inventor Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reactor. Rossi however said that his breakthrough device is capable to produce around 45 megawatts of heat. It is also hoped that the device could eventually generate electricity with the help of Siemens turbine. Like Brillouin’s LENR technology, Rossi e-cat is also a system that will become the source of new energy in the future. Leonardo Corporation is still working on getting safety certifications for its device. Another apparent similarity of the two devices is its purpose to prevent environmental pollution aside from putting an end to the world’s energy problems. According to George, the greatest achievement of Brillouin was the company’s effort to develop an electronic control system for LENR.
For several years now, Godes has been working closely with a very reliable team of technicians and experts in the field. A committee of scientists also provide him some advise in the process of developing a working LENR technology. Cold fusion researcher Mike McCubre at SRI also worked with him. Like Rossi e-cat, Brillouin’s system uses nickel and hydrogen and ordinary water. The latter however was never mentioned in Rossi e-cat but rather a secret catalyst was applied during the reaction. When asked about the location of his facility, Rossi said that he will never reveal it. Brillouin’s facility was said to be located inBerkleyCaliforniawhere they had had a test reactor up and running since October 2010.
While Leonardo Corporation is busy working on the commercialization of Rossi e-cat, Godes and George admitted that their system is premature and they still require further research and development in order to have a commercially viable product. A huge mount of money has always been the most important factor in the hope to develop a working cold fusion or LENR device. It even led Rossi to put his own house for sale. George enthused that they need about $2 million and has so far collected half of the amount from angel investors to complete its research and development. A few million dollars more and Brillouin could start making the LENR technology a reality to replace coal-powered plants. It cannot be denied that this is exciting news and if this is true, the world can then say goodbye to greenhouse gases, global warming and air pollution.
If these LENR technologies will be available to the market, it would also put an end to all environmental damages done by coal mining. In addition, the device could also reduce the cost of electricity, which says a lot. This only means that the average families can save from their electric bills. In this time and age, the benefits that the world can get from electric power generation by LENR are alone amazing.