Rossi: Mainstream Scientists Changing Attitudes on LENR

Today georgehants put a question to Andrea Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about whether there was anything that he could say or do to help LENR/cold fusion become a generally accepted research area.

Andrea Rossi responded:

Georgehants:
I agree with you, after the Report of the Independent Third Party ( and the work of many colleagues of mine, like for example Brian Ahern in the MIT) many scientists of the so called mainstream science have changed opinion. Before our work, to show anything regarding the LENR to a mainstream scientist was like to show garlic and crucifix to Dracula; today most accept that it is a field that is worth R&D. The final push can only be given by reliably working plants that produce energy in a profitable way in an industry. This is exactly what our Team is doing by means of the 1 MW plant upon which we are working so hard.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Once again, Rossi states that only a working, profitable commercial plant will be able to erase all doubts and overcome widespread disinterest — but it’s interesting that he thinks the tide is turning somewhat among people who are paying attention.

It’s also interesting that he again brings up Brian Ahern at MIT and mentions him as a colleague. I don’t think they are working together, but Rossi has said that his team at Industrial Heat has been able to replicate an LENR effect using a patent from LENR, so Rossi probably sees them as both working on the same front. Interestingly, Ahern is also helping the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project.

  • Gerrit

    Brian Ahern in the MIT ? Did I miss something ?

  • Donk970

    The only thing that will convince a person who refuses to look up that there is a piano dangling on a rope above his head is if the piano falls on his head. The E-Cat is the dangling piano that is about to fall on a bunch of peoples heads.

  • Donk970

    The only thing that will convince a person who refuses to look up that there is a piano dangling on a rope above his head is if the piano falls on his head. The E-Cat is the dangling piano that is about to fall on a bunch of peoples heads.

  • YH

    There is information from insider that at G20 Obama was informing Putin about new energy sources that can replace oil and gas I guess to make him more informed about his future.

    • Alain Samoun

      Source?

    • Alan DeAngelis

      Have the Russian been sleeping for the past quarter of a century? What could Obama tell Putin about LENR that he doesn’t already know? Putin could probably tell Obama a thing or two about LENR.

      • bachcole

        IMMIGRATION OFFICER: And what is the purpose of your visit here to the United States of America, Professor Ivanov, business or pleasure?

        PROFESSOR IVANOV: Both.

        IMMIGRATION OFFICER: And what is your business here, Professor?

        PROFESSOR IVANOV: Am here to study your cold fusion.

        IMMIGRATION OFFICER: You Russians crack me up. You’re the third Russian professor I have had this week here to study cold fusion. Have a nice visit. Next, please.

  • Alain Samoun

    Source?

  • Mark

    “…today most accept that it is a field that is worth R&D.”

    Okay, here is one reason why I do not like Rossi. He shoots his mouth off, sometimes, without thinking things through. This statement is just wrong. It is the other way around. Most scientists DO NOT accept that it is a field that is worth R&D. It is true that Rossi’s work has opened a few minds in the mainstream scientific community, but only a few. He is overstating his effect on the mainstream scientific community.

    • Omega Z

      Using the word “Most” is probably over the top, but I suspect the number has become quite large. They just aren’t talking publicly yet.

      When you have Steven Chu that considers LENR as junk science having meetings with Robert Godes from Brillouin Energy(Photographed), Something has changed.

  • Mike Henderson

    To overcome the “Dracoulomb Barrier”, there will need to be a dozen devices reliably generating hundreds of megawatt-hours of energy outside of labs that are in any way under the control of insiders. Once that is done, we will stop hearing words like “not reproducible” and “fraudulent”. Theoretical and experimental work will go mainstream. Money will flow. Entrenched energy providers will sew FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). Tony Stark / Elon Musk types will emerge. Fortunes will be made and lost. Political power centers will shift.

    • HS61AF91

      Ah yes, and energy will be less expensive, and from current standpoint, nearly free. The processes themselves produce costless energy, just the packaging and distribution entail production and profit expenditures. Can not help but think once you have a self propelling energy device, well the production is taken care of, and the profit is already made. Watch for any ‘strings’ attached to its continuing use, be smart about getting beyond such entanglements, and the dream comes true.

  • Chris I

    Not everybody is quite as hysterical as Ethan.

  • Chris, Italy

    Not everybody is quite as hysterical as Ethan.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Have the Russian been sleeping for the past quarter of a century? What could Obama tell Putin about LENR that he doesn’t already know? Putin could probably tell Obama a thing or two about LENR.

  • pelgrim108

    I laughed out loud with the Dracula analogy. Brilliant.

  • pelgrim108

    I laughed out loud with the Dracula analogy. Brilliant.

  • Ophelia Rump

    Very nice Georgehants very nice indeed!

    • georgehants

      Many thanks Ophelia, I think we are getting very close to that long awaited major breakthrough, but will Cold Fusion ever be allowed to help the people of this World the way that it should.
      Only time will tell I suppose.

  • Ophelia Rump

    Very nice Georgehants very nice indeed!

    • georgehants

      Many thanks Ophelia, I think we are getting very close to that long awaited major breakthrough, but will Cold Fusion ever be allowed to help the people of this World the way that it should.
      Only time will tell I suppose.

      • bachcole

        Yeah, I guess when we are all persistent victims of TPTB, there really is nothing that we can do to change things and life is nothing more than a toss of the dice.

  • A german article in a swiss newspaper has picked up the bill gates story and the brillouin visits in norway and finland:

    http://mobile.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/physik/wird-die-kalte-fusion-wieder-salonfaehig-1.18436786

    Don’t know if this is mainstream, but a good article.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      The Neue Züricher Zeitung is definitely a mainstream newspaper. I guess that many managers and bankers belong to its readers.

      • In France it is compared to “Le Monde”…

    • Gerrit

      The author Christian Speicher published another well researched article in May 2012 in the Neue Züricher Zeitung, which is the largest and most influential Swiss newspaper.

      E-catworld.com is linked in the article. Well done Frank for providing this great news platform.

      • Nice! I didn’t know that. Just saw it on my mobile this morning via Google Alerts.

        Maybe Frank should mention it in a new post?

  • A german article in a swiss newspaper has picked up the bill gates story and the brillouin visits in norway and finland:

    http://mobile.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/physik/wird-die-kalte-fusion-wieder-salonfaehig-1.18436786

    Don’t know if this is mainstream, but a good article.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      The Neue Züricher Zeitung is definitely a mainstream newspaper. I guess that many managers and bankers belong to its readers.

      • In France it is compared to “Le Monde”…

    • Gerrit

      The author Christian Speicher published another well researched article in May 2012 in the Neue Züricher Zeitung, which is the largest and most influential Swiss newspaper.

      E-catworld.com is linked in the article. Well done Frank for providing this great news platform.

      • Nice! I didn’t know that. Just saw it on my mobile this morning via Google Alerts.

        Maybe Frank should mention it in a new post?

    • bachcole

      I hope that you are a German speaker so that you can answer the next question: What is the bottom line? Good, bad, open minded, close minded, hopeful, derisive, what?

      Also the subscribership would be helpful.

  • mytakeis

    Ah yes, and energy will be less expensive, and from current standpoint, nearly free. The processes themselves produce costless energy, just the packaging and distribution entail production and profit expenditures. Can not help but think once you have a self propelling energy device, well the production is taken care of, and the profit is already made. Watch for any ‘strings’ attached to its continuing use, be smart about getting beyond such entanglements, and the dream comes true.

  • georgehants

    Dirty water kills 5,000 children a day
    Nearly two million children a year die for want of clean water and
    proper sanitation while the world’s poor often pay more for their water
    than people in Britain or the US, according to a major new report.
    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2006/nov/10/water.environment

    • bachcole

      Fortunately, the afterlife of those children are much more infused with love and glory than the afterlife of those who did not care enough to help them. Unless of course those children died with resentment in their hearts.

  • georgehants

    georgehants
    December 2nd, 2014 at 5:01 AM
    Dear Mr. Rossi you will be aware that Cold Fusion seems to be very close to some kind of acceptance and the possibility of the 25 years of neglect by main-line science to end.
    Is there anything that yourself or your company can do or say at this time that would help to give it that final push into generally excepted Research.
    For those in need of low cost power to help for instance in the supply of safe drinking water any more delay is life threatening to many people.
    All best wishes.
    ——-
    Dirty water kills 5,000 children a day
    Nearly two million children a year die for want of clean water and
    proper sanitation while the world’s poor often pay more for their water
    than people in Britain or the US, according to a major new report.
    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2006/nov/10/water.environment

    • bachcole

      Fortunately, the afterlife of those children are much more infused with love and glory than the afterlife of those who did not care enough to help them. Unless of course those children died with resentment in their hearts.