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Nicolas Chauvin
July 2012

Why LENR Cars?

Simple Value Proposition:
Zero emission vehicles that cost less, that require less maintenance,
that can be driven anytime without the need of an infrastructure
Marketing & Engineering
Marketing What customers want not a new concept (BTTF 1 & 2)
Engineering How to make it
More important: Engineering When it can be done !
Timing Is Everything
Why Now is a Good Timing?

A. Rossi, Leonardo Corp.
Stable reactors producing heat > 600°C
20 new-gen 10 kW reactors currently running in Florida
New-gen reactors running continuously for 6+ weeks
Currently collecting 20’000 hours of test data
Will present data in a couple of weeks/months

Defkalion GT
Reactor running at over 650°C
COP over 30
Will present final Hyperion prototype soon (August ?)
Brillouin Energy Corp.
Starts working on 3rd generation electrolytic system
JET Energy
NANOR cell running for several months


State of The Union 2012
Barack Obama, Jan 24th 2012
« So far, you haven’t acted. Well, tonight, I will. I’m directing my administration
to allow the development of clean energy on enough public land to power 3
million homes. And I’m proud to announce that the Department of Defense,
working with us, the world’s largest consumer of energy, will make one of the
largest commitments to clean energy in history -– with the Navy purchasing
enough capacity to power a quarter of a million homes a year.»

US Navy is working on:
Underwater solar plants
Wave & tidal harvesting
? LENR plants with Rossi?

more at original link

YEAH, US Navy and Rossi ;)

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US Military Collaborating With Italian Energy Dept. on Excess Heat Production
July 12, 2012

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is reporting in its Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Submission that it has been carrying out research with the Italian Department of Energy. The full document in PDF format can be read here.
On page 51 of the document there is a 2011-2013 budget line of $32 million for, “Fundamentals of Nanoscale and Emergent Effects and Engineered Devices”. One of the accomplishments in this section for 2011 is:

Continued quantification of material parameters that control degree of increase in excess heat generation and life expectancy of power cells in collaboration with the Italian Department of Energy. Established ability to extend active heat generation time from minutes to 2.5 days for pressure-activated power cells.

On the next page, one of the listed goals for 2012 is:

Establish scalability and scaling parameters in excess heat generation processes in collaboration with the Italian Department of Energy.

Excess heat generation is what LENR/Cold Fusion research has always been about, and it’s interesting to see that there is activity and seeming progress in this field within DARPA. Also very interesting here is the involvement of the Italian Department of Energy. We have seen the fingerprints of Italians on many LENR projects, and now they are helping a US military research team.

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