Industrial Heat Mentioned in Time Magazine

Thanks to Christoph and Buck for finding a small mention of Industrial Heat in an article of Time magazine in an article written by Lev Grossman published today titled “Inside the Quest for Fusion, Clean Energy’s Holy Grail”.

This particular article is only available on the Time website to subscribers, but Buck found a link in Google’s cache that allows you to read the full text of the article:

The article is really about the various hot fusion projects that are underway at the moment, in the public and private spheres, and focuses on some of the innovations that have been made by private companies which are taking a new approach to solving the problems that nuclear fusion researchers are facing. It mentions General Fusion, Tri Alpha, and Helion Energy, all companies which are apparently racing each other to get to a ‘break even’ point, where more energy is produced than input into a system. Then it states:

And there are others. Industrial Heat in Raleigh, N.C.; Lawrenceville Plasma Physics in New Jersey; Tokamak Energy outside Oxford, England. Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division is developing what it calls a compact fusion reactor, which it says will fit on the back of a truck. It also says it’ll have a working prototype within five years. (And it said that last year, so four to go.)

There’s a kind of cheeky underdog defiance in the attitude of the private sector to the public, but the attitude the other way is a bit more collegial. “They’re very interesting,” says Professor Stewart Prager, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. “Some more than others. There’s a range. It’s definitely good to see private investment in fusion.”

So Industrial Heat is mentioned just in passing, and it is really placed out of context — lumped in with a group of companies that are pursuing the classical form of nuclear fusion, where IH is certainly in a different category. LENR is not even mentioned as an alternative way of producing energy.

Maybe Grossman doesn’t clearly know the difference between hot fusion and LENR, or maybe he just doesn’t want to bring up the subject of LENR in an article on fusion. Still, it’s a mention of Industrial Heat as a serious player in the energy field in a non-negative way in a mainstream media source. So maybe that’s good enough for a start.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Like the silent release of a fart in church.

  • It seems IH got mixed in with a lot of Hot Fusionist.

  • Alan DeAngelis
  • US_Citizen71

    This is definitely an informational seed for later use, a hedging of their bets if you will. Likely the author wrote more about IH and the others in that short list but the editor had it pulled and left them as mere mentions. That way if IH or the others do well they can add to another article about them ‘first mentioned in our November 2nd 2015 issue’ and appear to be great investigative journalists.

    • Ged

      You are one savvy duck.

    • Omega Z

      “This is definitely an informational seed for later use”

      Rossi & his E-cat, Randal Mills with BLP among others have been mentioned on news channel’s, CNN, FOX News, ABC, NBC, and others in the past.

      These are actually presented in a neutral reasonably respectful manner in the beginning. We’ve all seen these side note topics on the news & they move on to the next topic. However, with the E-cat, BLP & such, they always take pause, Laugh, Giggle & the snide remark before moving to the next topic.

      They segment these topics in this manner on purpose. They can make fun of it, but should something prove out in a couple years, they can save face. Merely edit out the tail-end & suddenly, They appeared respectful of it all along.

  • GreenWin

    Mr. Prager at PPPL would do better job of covering his behind by opening a lab dedicated to condensed matter and low temp plasmas. Yes, it will be cold fusion – but Princeton guys are smart enough to call it something else. Time to lead, join or get outta the way.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Come on Time! Give us something new instead of the same old tripe your senile, control –freak, constipated board of directors wants you to force feed us.

    • Alan DeAngelis

      Count all the old alcoholics at the press club who wished that they had been real journalists in their youth.

  • HS61AF91

    Typical TIME claptrap. By the time you are into two paragraphs, you wonder who this reporter is trying to imitate.

    • GreenWin

      TimeInc. is now a bankster having purchased the suite of “publications” from American Express. Check the weight of their weekly, it is starving for advertising. As long as they take orders from the NWO – they’ll continue to lose ad sales and subscribers. 🙁

  • Dave Lawton

    Have just been watching tonight on BBC
    Four Arne Dahl’s Swedish crime thriller which
    was about Cold fusion considering last year they tested the Ecat
    in Sweden.

    • GordonDocherty

      Saw it too – I thought the ending captured the clash of old world (officially ‘controlled’, closed) vs. new world (dynamic, open) approaches to collaboration – and the eminently good sense the “official” expert showed in dealing with what had been found – very well. As they love to say on TV series, we were left very much with the feeling of “to be continued…”

  • Alan DeAngelis

    They choose to ignore the E-Cat because it didn’t come from the “technetronic elite”.

    It happened IN SPITE of them.

    Yes, life will go on without their “help”.