Dr. George Miley, affiliate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently gave a presentation about his research in the LENR field at the Nuclear and Emerging Technology for Space conference at the Woodlands, Texas. Ruby Carat, of the Cold Fusion Now web site was present at the meeting and has provided a report about his presentation and theoretical work, and also provided a transcript of a conversation she had with Miley the day before he made his presentation. Miley has developed a fairly sophisticated model for what he thinks is going on in LENR reactions, and the articles provides a summary of that, along with graphics.
Miley tells Carat about his involvement in the field of LENR which goes back to the early cold fusion days when he was involved with Martin Fleischmann, Stanley Pons and Steven Jones. He laments the prevailing anti-cold fusion sentiment in the United States, and believes it is likely that commercial development of LENR may begin outside the US. He identifies Andrea Rossi (who actually is operating in the US), Defkalion GT, or Japan as possible sources of early commercial LENR success.
Miley himself is starting a small company called LENUCO which is based in the research park at University of Illinois. Miley seems realistic about his chances of successful commercialization. He says, “I don’t want to fool anyone, this is a tremendous challenge. I mean, this thing may go belly up, or it may be a great success, I don’t know. It’s going to be one or the other.”
Thanks to Ruby Carat for taking the trip to Texas and making this very interesting report.