LENR — A Primer (Gregory Daigle)

The following post has been submitted by Gregory Daigle.

I’ve been invited to make a presentation to a local meeting of technologists and software developers on the topic of LENR. I have my own idea of what to present as a primer on the topic, but would like to solicit input from E-Cat World readers on what information to present to a group of newbies on the topic. The presentation will be 30 minutes plus discussion and will be on April 27.

Currently I am looking for both important links, imagery and well structured synopses on the history, most viable science theories and impact on replacing greenhouse gases, but any other thoughts and resources would be appreciated.

Gregory Daigle

Here is the session description as it currently stands:

LENR – A Primer

LENR is an acronym for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, but is also known as LANR (Lattice Assisted …), CANR (Chemically Assisted …) and describes a category of carbon-free generators of heat energy that have been researched for 30 years. This year companies have said they will introduce products into the marketplace that could dramatically reduce our reliance upon greenhouse gases. So shouldn’t we learn more about it?

One potential manufacturer states, “Think of it as an energy amplifier, that turns one unit of energy into many units without any toxic waste or dangerous radioactivity.”

Controversial? You betcha! Despite over 1,000 peer reviewed papers from research universities showing generation of heat, financial backing by the Gates Foundation and Google Alphabet and confirmation of heat production by research heavyweights like SRI International LENR is pulled down by its checkered past when it was called “cold fusion”.

This will be a primer on the topic, including some of the science, how the field has progressed and how it might be poised to be the biggest provider of heat energy in industry, the home and even in vehicles.

The session will provide links to researchers, organizations, commercial ventures and patents filed by those trying to be first to market with a device that can generate thousands of kilowatts of heat from a core the size of a cigarette that can run for six months on a single charge using the same materials you find in today’s laptop batteries.

With firms like Toyota, Nissan, Boeing and Mitsubishi engaged in research, and patents filed as recently as February by Google, it’s worth finding out how this technology is positioned to fill the gap between renewables and traditional nuclear.