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The following essay was submitted by Christopher Calder.
A clear-cut public demonstration of Andrea Rossi’s nickel-hydrogen fusion technology is desperately needed, one that is conclusive beyond doubt, not simultaneously promising and “murky,” as the recent October 6th test in Bologna. Many highly qualified scientists have tested Rossi’s E-Cats hands-on, and have become enthusiastic about their potential, so I believe the odds are in favor that nickel-hydrogen fusion is an authentic, usable energy source. Scams and hoaxes usually cannot not pass even one independent test, let alone a dozen or more. That said, I get worried when Rossi states that he has been unable to produce electricity efficiently with E-Cats. Is this because the technology in its present state of development does not put out as much energy as Rossi calculates?
Rossi says this is due to the relatively low temperatures E-Cats must currently operate at for safety reasons. Geothermal companies have been using low level heat to produce electricity for years, so the current operating temperatures of E-Cats should be sufficient to produce electricity at reasonable cost. Rossi continues to use water as the heat transfer medium in his designs, but Defkalion uses a more efficient chemical fluid in their E-Cat based Hyperion Modules, which I would assume is similar to the fluids geothermal companies use in their electricity generating equipment.
I would hope that Andrea Rossi and Defkalion could get back together to generate electricity, not just hot water, with nickel-hydrogen fusion. Then all the skeptics would have to do is measure electrical input vs. electrical output. Such a test, if run for at least 24 hours, could not be criticized because any employee of Radio Shack would have the skills and equipment needed to accurately measure the results. I also wish Rossi and Defkalion would partner with a large Japanese firm to bring low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology to the marketplace as quickly as possible.
Fuji Electric builds geothermal power plants and could supply all the expertise needed for the efficient generation of electricity. Toshiba, Mitsubishi, and a number of other large Japanese firms could help as well, experimenting with E-Cat modules that are 10 meters long, not just tabletop sized. Japanese companies have a long history of cooperating with one another for the good of their nation. After the recent earthquake and tsunami induced fission nuclear accidents, resource scarce Japan is desperately looking for safer, lower cost energy alternatives. Japan has the cash, the technical skills, and the marketing infrastructure needed to deliver usable nickel-hydrogen fusion technology at warp speed.
Human civilization is collapsing in front of our eyes, in large part because of sky high energy prices, which immediately result in sky high food prices. FOOD EQUALS ENERGY AND ENERGY EQUALS FOOD. It takes so much energy to produce food that any increase in energy prices always results in increased food prices, a lesson well known environmental radicals have yet to comprehend.
If we do not develop cheap energy sources soon, billions will starve to death worldwide, and millions more will go hungry in the United States and Europe.
Windmills, solar farms, wave energy machines, and all the other nonsensical feel-good “renewable” energy schemes are only making human civilization weaker, because they can never work efficiently enough to replace the highly concentrated energy of fossil fuels. Traditional hydroelectric power is of great value, but the newer Rube Goldberg renewable, but not sustainable, energy schemes take up far too much space and consume too many vital resources to be anything but destructive when used for large scale energy production. We need marketable nickel-hydrogen fusion technology now, not just to make money, but to save us all.
Christopher Calder – nonprofit food security advocate.