Three E-cats without insulation and one insulated. Text in blue indicates hydrogen inlet, main heater, auxiliary heater and water inlet. Foto: Giuseppe Levi
Focardi and Rossi have demonstrated a device that produces copper which they say is due to the fusion of atomic nuclei of nickel and hydrogen, the ingredients that feed their reactor. The ‘Missing Mass’ has been transformed into energy: it is in the order of a few kilowatts, two hundred times the energy that was the beginning of the reaction.
Beta decay has nothing to do with my process, Widom Larsen theory has nothing to do with my process.
Rossi has stated he now has an understanding of what exactly is taking place in his device, and that “Widom Larsen” theory does not explain it.
Rossi – 1 gram of matter (Nickel) produces 23 million kWh of power. Rossi is describing the energy that is generated as thermal/heat and at a low grade temperature. Converting to electricity would be at about 5% efficiency.
1 kg would produce 23 terawatt hours (heat)
100 kg would produce 2300 TWh
1 ton would produce 23,000 TWh
World production of electricity in 2008 was 20261 TWh.
In 2008, total worldwide energy consumption was 474 exajoules (474×10^18
Rossi – Should all the energy of the world be made with this system, only the 1% of the world production of Ni would be consumed.
World nickel production has been about 1.4 to 1.6 million tons per year
However, only 1% of Nickel is the Nickel 64 isotope, which is the reactive part.
Rossi did not reconcile and explain the two statements of power generation per gram and nickel production. I have provided the statistics and information about how the Rossi process is supposed to work to try to fill the gap.
Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist of NASA, was interviewed for an EV World podcast.
1. The most interesting and high potential alternative energy is low energy nuclear reactions.
Bushnell thinks Rossi and cold fusion is low energy nuclear reactions via weak nuclear force. NASA started experiments in 2006 to investigate Widom Larsen theory and used quantum theory to guide and optimize their work.
LENR technology by itself could potentially solve all of our energy and climate problems.
I think we are almost over the “we do not understand it” problem. I think we are almost over the “this does not produce anything useful” problem. I think this will go forward fairly rapidly now. If it does, this is capable of, by itself, completely changing geo-economics, geo-politics, and solving climate issues.
2. halophytes (salt water plants)
Want to use this for biomass. Irrigating the Sahara with the mediterranian would produce enough biomass to replace all fossil fuel. It could also produce food to feed the world. This is why he lists it above cyanobacteria. 68% of fresh water is used for farming. So using salt water would free up the fresh water.
3. cyanobacteria and algae. more productive than halophytes. Algae is cost challenged. Joule Unlimited has cyanobacteria can use waste water and sunlight (20,000 gallons per acre at $50/barrel)
4. Conservation and energy efficiency (30% energy reduction)
5. Geothermal power
6. nanoplastic photovoltaics
7. solar thermal concentrators (water heating)
8. high altitude wind
9. burned biomass
10. Distributed generation
Hank Mills at PESN covers the Dennis Bushnell comments and Rossi’s statements and then has a nice rant about how mainstream scientists still want to say that Low Energy Nuclear reactions are not fusion and if Rossi or others are successful will try to deny the suppression of cold fusion for the last 22 years.
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