Thanks to Freethinker for finding an article published on the Kitco Tech Metals Insider page about Lattice Energy LLC, in which the company’s president and CEO, Lewis Larsen discusses his company and thoughts about LENR.
Since Kitco is a site dealing with metals and mining commodities trading, the article looks at the subject of transmutation in LENR reactions. Larsen states that in 1924 Japanese physicist Prof. Hantaro Nagaoka was able to transmutate tungsten into gold, and that this has been replicated several times in recent years (no references supplied, unfortunately).
Larsen also explains that he believes that the anomalous heat produced in LENR experiments were not the result of fusion, but caused by ‘neutron creation from protons and electrons’, and that nanotechnology has been key to being able to produce LENR reactions. Larsen is well-known in LENR circles as one of the theoreticians behind the Widom-Larsen theory, and he believes that this theoretical framework is key to being able to produce reliable prototype devices which he plans to develop into commercial products through Lattice Energy.
His company’s goal is to produce devices of various sizes, producing from single watts to 100 kW of heat — and also transmuting metals.
From the article:
‘“The neutron-catalyzed LENR process follows rows of the periodic table of elements”, he went on, meaning that heavier metals than the starting targets’ will be created. The work published by Larsen and his team suggests that a tungsten target, for instance, will absorb neutrons and gradually be transmuted to gold, platinum and other platinum group metals.’
So far, angel investors and insiders have financed Lattice Energy, but it is in need of greater financial backing so the company can scale up and go into commercial production.