Research Team in Japan Reports Excess Heat from Exothermic Reaction between Metal and Hydrogen “Encouraging Towards Industrial Application of Thermal and Electric power Devices”

Thanks to Michelangelo de Meo for posting about the following on the Journal of Nuclear Physics.

Researchers from Technova Inc. Nissan Motors Co., Kyushu University, Tohoku University, Nagoya University and Kobe University in Japan have published a paper in which they report on research activities conducted between October 2015 and October 2017 in which they have been carrying out experiments in search of excess heat in reactions between hydrogen and various metals.

A link to the report is here.

Heat measurement were carried out with an oil-mass calorimetry system that has been set up at Tohoku University, and 16 different experiments have been carried out over the course of two years.

The experiments have found that excess heat production (assumed to be non-chemical) in some of the experiments which have been carried out with various metals at different temperatures. The report states:

Form these obtained knowledge, we will be able to conclude that Ni-based multi-metal nano-composite samples are of very required necessary condition for generating sustainable high intensity heat-power generation at elevated temperatures more than 200°C. It is encouraging towards industrial application of thermal and electric power devices.

The researchers state that a full-length report has been published in Japanese language only.

  • So a delta from the chemical heat measuring at 100 kilo-joules, the control, changing to 26,000 mega-joules for the active experiment…. that’s some result, Pd/Ni mix with deuterium as opposed to normal hydrogen. This might mean Nissan is going to turn over a new leaf in Eco-Cars

    • Frank Acland

      “Turn over a new leaf” 🙂

  • Frank Acland

    Assume is my word, this is a quote from the paper:

    “Integrated excess heat data at elevated-temperature condition exceeded several MJ per ca. 100g sample, which is impossibly difficult to explain heat generation level of a few 100kJ/mol-metal (at most) by known chemical reactions. ”

    • Bob Matulis

      They are wisely accurately describing their findings. By avoiding mentioning LENR they also avoid any distracting criticisms and controversy. Like any good scientific research the findings are the findings.

      One can easily infer LENR.

  • Bob Greenyer

    Nissan discussed this before, in their cold winters, the heating uses 50% of the battery range to keep the passenger warm. If there is a COP of 2, then the car miles in cold weather is extended by 50% over the non-LENR resistive heating scenario to 75% of normal, no heating use range.

    • Jas

      Hey Bob. Have you got any Nova updates? I read all the posts on the facebook page. Any new news?

      • Bob Greenyer

        We are waiting first on the NOVA basic to be finalised and tested before being delivered.

        On my weekend trip to Germany, the group hosting the Hutchison lab say they may be able to help with producing the HV for Peery discharge. They also have the pulse generators so that we can save funds if we take that route.

        Yesterday, the MFMP had first major group call of the year, Alan has been tasked with developing the Peery core chamber based on his patent. We can use the Stoyan SARG built Tesla tech based generator in Hutchison replication attempts. All will be considering the best path to take advantages of the opportunities this year.

        I am meeting with a Austrian group tomorrow that we hope can engineer modified MW resonators for the Super NOVA.

        I have a call to make with Dr. Egely and work out schedules.

        Myself, I have to try to get access to CEITEC and get trained up on the analysis tools there and find a way to make working on this for another several years work with respect to my family responsibilities, the intention was to do a Youtube channel and ask for Patreon monthly contributions as little as $1. I am so happy with what we learnt last year and really want to push the envelope this year and have the means and freedom to do continuous research.

        Later in the month/next month we hope to assist LION replication and analysis and I will be hosting a plasma physics lecturer from London Imperial College.

        Alan believes his Hydrogen lab is safe now and Bob Higgins is working on important paper.

  • roseland67

    Promising, yes I agree,
    If the above team can continue to replicate these experiments.

    • Replication is when another team repeats your results, not repeating your own results.

      • roseland67


        You had just tested something with extraordinary and impossible results, what would you do?
        I would do my absolute best to replicate every single detail of the experiment to try and get the same results, then I would do it again, many, many times to make sure I had no errors
        Then I would invite colleagues to witness same and have them replicate my tests.

        • That’s exactly what Pons & Fleischmann did do. The P&F Anomalous Heat Effect has been replicated hundreds of times. So you can remove the “IF”… this is NOT a hypothetical situation.

  • PhysicsForDummies

    These results and the number of replicators involved seem impossible to ignore. Perhaps finally the mainstream US physics establishment will be forced kicking and screaming into trying to replicate. And they did it even without having to measure the power across a 1 ohm resistor as a surrogate for the input power. Frank maybe you can ask Rossi what he thinks about these people doing real science.

    • Frank Acland

      His comment on the JONP:

      Andrea Rossi
      January 10, 2018 at 3:23 AM
      Michelangelo De Meo:
      Thank you for the link.
      Obviously I cannot comment in positive or in negative.
      Warm Regards,

  • Gerard McEk

    Based on these findings I would assume Japan investing heavily in this, because this country does not have any natural energy source.

  • Dr. Mike

    This seems like it would be a great market for Rossi to pursue. If he could drive 40-50 QX devices with 10-20W of input power, he would have the perfect heater for all electric automobiles.

  • scottlshman


    Apparently Toshiba announced that its next-generation SCiB lithium-ion battery can charge to 80% capacity in 6 minutes which they equate to a range of 200 miles between charges. Using an anode material made from titanium
    niobium oxide, Toshiba claims its cells can offer double the lithium storage capacity over modern lithium-ion batteries.

    A game changer.


  • sam
  • Omega Z

    Do you think they would share the internal knowledge with Rossi to help him advance his technology. Not a Chance. The world don’t work that way.

    • Alain Samoun

      They wrote this paper to share their research, did they?

      • cashmemorz

        The reason is more for getting others interested in investing in their progress. If competitors find a few data points can be gleaned is a low risk in the mix of publicity every business can allow for. Very new things do not lead to competitive loss as much as old tech.

      • Omega Z

        Just as Rossi shares his technology. Just not everything. Milss-BLP, same. Most things published(even MIT) withhold details.

  • Used nano-metal composite samples were PS ( Pd-SiO2 ) -type ones and CNS(Cu-Ni-SiO2)-type ones, fabricated by wet-methods, as well as PNZ ( Pd-Ni-Zr ) -type ones and CNZ ( Cu-Ni-Zr ) -type ones, fabricated by melt-spinning and oxidation method. Excess-power reduction was made by comparing foreground runs with blank (using ZrO2 or silica) calorimetry calibration runs. No convincing excess power data have been seen at elevated temperatures (over 100 ℃) , for PS-type mono-Pd nano-particle samples.

    With 120g samples, they sustained 10-24W excess for a month at 300C. Results were confirmed at two different labs. If it scales, that works out to 83-200 W/Kg. At 200 W/Kg, a 100 Kg pack (replacing a battery) would deliver up to 20 KW, which is about the power needed to drive a Tesla on flat ground at 65 MPH. ​

    It seems for me, the active centers are hydrides inside nickel dislocations, the ZrO2/SiO2 oxides increase physical surface and provide cavities of negative curvature and palladium increases the speed of hydrogen uptake and its concentration as a spillover catalyst. Therefore all components of catalyst give good meaning for me from perspective of existing cold fusion theories. They all work in mutual synergy.

    • Alain Samoun

      If what they say in the paper is correct,it doesn’t seem that difficult to develop prototypes for industrial applications right away without waiting 5 or 20 years like they say…

      • Yep but palladium is still expensive (despite it probably doesn’t consume itself during fusion, so it should be recyclable). Maybe the palladium could be replaced by another hydride forming metal, high hydrogen pressure or plasma (ion implantation) – which is essentially Quark-X approach of Me356 and Andrea Rossi.

  • HAL9000

    Irving Languir (working for G.E.) confirmed excess heat from hydrogen (plasma) and tungsten in 1927. Tanberg’s experiments in 1932 provided additional confirmation of excess heat, later reproduced by Pons and Fleischmann. It is well known that Palladium will adsorb 935 times it volume of Hydrogen. All of this is ancient history. When will someone offer a kit/recipe to duplicate basic LENR? Are university’s so strapped for cash that they cannot spend a few thousand to demonstrate that they (like Nissan) are able to announce that they have confirmed earth-shaking LENR? Elon Musk, get your head out of the battery factory: your energy solution awaits.

  • I think Elon Musk will ignore cold fusion as long as possible. He is tightly connected with the “renewables” and governmental subsidization scheme.

    • Ophelia Rump

      To his own loss if he misses the boat.

  • Omega Z

    Yes, I’m well aware and all of them tend to withhold critical details.

  • /* Elon does what he does largely based on the need to save civilization from extinction. */

    Your opinion is product of another scheme, just different than mine one. If Musk would want to save civilization he would invest into cold fusion and overunity already. Instead of it he just follows governmental subsidizes and money. Currently Musk’s electromobiles and batteries only increase demand for fossil fuels and accelerate the problems instead of their solution.

    • EEStorFanFibb


      1) if he just followed government subsidies and government money he would have certainly gone into the fossil fuel business. nothing is more government subsidized than fossil fuels. NOTHING.

      2) Musk would prefer if all the tax rebates for EVs were done away with. they only benefit his competitors.

      3) Tesla is in the business of creating solar panels and batteries. products that do the exact opposite of prolonging the use of fossil fuels. plus all Tesla supercharge stations will use carbon free electricity.

      end of discussion. continuing this is not worth my time, obviously.

      have the last word. go as crazy as you want. :p

      • /* nothing is more government subsidized than fossil fuels. NOTHING */
        Try to explain after then, how is it possible, that most of income of countries like Saudi Arabia or Russia comes from fossil fuel mining. A perpetuum mobile?

        The rest has no meaning to comment…