CGI's johneye: "Cold Fusion" now a Proven Reality
Posted By: Susoni
Date: Tuesday, 30-Sep-2014 13:56:45
From CGI's johneye
I haven't been able to visit RMN for 6 months, so I don't know if this news has made it here. It was written as a letter to the editor of The Recorder (Greenfield, MA) to address a hotly debated issue, the proposed gas pipeline:
Nuclear power as it exists today, by means of fission, needs to be removed from the table of energy options, along with fracking. The proposed pipeline is a dinosaur which will be made useless by the new clean energy technologies such as the LENR process (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, previously called “cold fusion”) which are now proven to produce pollution-free energy.
In the [National Bestseller] book, “The Hydrogen Economy,” Jeremy Rifkin claims “It is possible to imagine a future, perhaps not more than 100 years from now, in which the cost of producing unlimited amounts of hydrogen is virtually zero.” This was written in 2002, when his focus was on fuel cells. Today, the test results from an independent lab confirm that the energy output from one barrel of water is equal to that of three barrels of oil, using the LENR process developed by Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc.
Since we in the Northeast are blessed with an abundance of water, would it not be wise for us to factor this new technology into the energy equation?
Drawing a parallel to the Internet age, Rifkin points out that “The first thing to keep in mind is that with distributed generation, every family, business, neighborhood, and community in the world is potentially both a producer and a consumer and a vendor of its own hydrogen and electricity. Because fuel cells are located geographically at the sites where the hydrogen and electricity are going to be produced and partially consumed, with the surplus hydrogen sold as fuel and the surplus electricity sent back onto the energy network, the ability to aggregate large numbers of producers/users into associations is critical to energy empowerment and to the advancement of the vision of democratic energy.” Note that this was written concerning fuel cells, which require a lot of electricity, whereas LENR produces over 1,400 times the energy input required. Since the hydrogen can also be used to generate electricity, a closed loop of non-polluting energy is now within reach, using water as the feedstock.
The Mount Tom steam-driven electrical power station would seem to be a good candidate for a retrofitting, to produce hydrogen.
(The letter, along with a note from the main inventor of LENR, appears on pesn.com)