Cold Fusion Now has published a press release from Brillouin Energy Corporation which reports that the company held an information session at the US Capitol building in Washington DC.
The full press release is posted here:
Here’s an excerpt:
Brillouin Energy Corp. presented its groundbreaking thermal energy technology on Capitol Hill last week. Attendees included Members of Congress, congressional aides, federal government officials, industry representatives, and citizens’ groups concerned with the federal government’s progress on developing clean energy solutions.
“It was great to see that much interest in DC for a true safe green nuclear power technology,” commented Brillouin’s President and Chief Technology Officer, Robert Godes.
Attendees were able to learn about Brillouin’s prototype LENR reactors and hear from a number of speakers, including Dr. Michael McKubre of Stanford Research International (SRI). Brillouin and SRI have entered into a technology research agreement under which SRI is engaged in calibration testing and independent analysis of the Brillouin technology.
As Dr. McKubre noted in a report distributed at the event, “it is very clear that something on the order of four times (4x) and potentially more gain in power (and therefore ultimately energy) was achieved at an impressive and industrially significant operating temperature of around 640°C. To my knowledge this had not been achieved before in the LENR field. The fact that the Q pulse input is capable of triggering the excess power on and off is also highly significant.”
Brillouin has been involved in quite a bit of outreach lately in an effort to secure more funding for their operations; earlier this year they were making presentations in Europe and now have gone to Congress in the US. It would be interesting to know who attended the session and what they thought.
One website, Conservative Base, has picked up on the Brillouin story and is enthusiastic about LENR as a source of energy:
“Conservatives will actually like LENR because of the strong implications for America’s national security, while liberals should like its clean energy aspects. This may be one of those rare cases in American politics today where both sides can come together to do what is right for America.
So where is the US Department of Energy? The military has a name for it – Absent Without Leave (AWOL). It’s time now for the DOE to get involved with LENR, do whatever testing is required, and evaluate and validate the recent breakthrough observed by SRI and others.”
I have always thought that LENR is a technology that would have an appeal to people across the political spectrum. LENR has an obvious appeal to environmentalists and those concerned about energy independence. If LENR is a clean, safe and inexpensive energy source, I can’t think of too many voters who would not prefer it to the current options out there. 2016 is an election year in the United States, both for the presidency and Congress and it will be interesting to see if important news about LENR will be picked as an issue up by candidates.