Obama Issues Executive Order on Combined Heat and Power in Industry

I thought this was an interesting executive order issued this week by President Obama in the light of things we have been discussing here. Combined heat and power, or cogeneration, is the process of generating both heat and electricity from a heat source like a boiler — and it is something that E-Cat technology would certainly seem suited for. The intent of the Executive Order is to increase fuel efficiency and make US manufacturing more competitive by encouraging the use of waste heat to be used to create electricity.

Here’s a link to the full text of the order, followed by some some excerpts.


” While our manufacturing facilities have made progress in becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there is an opportunity to accelerate and expand these efforts with investments to reduce energy use through more efficient manufacturing processes and facilities and the expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP). Instead of burning fuel in an on site boiler to produce thermal energy and also purchasing electricity from the grid, a manufacturing facility can use a CHP system to provide both types of energy in one energy efficient step. Accelerating these investments in our Nation’s factories can improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing, lower energy costs, free up future capital for businesses to invest, reduce air pollution, and create jobs. . .

“The Departments of Energy, Commerce, and Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, shall coordinate policies to encourage investment in industrial efficiency in order to reduce costs for industrial users, improve U.S. competitiveness, create jobs, and reduce harmful air pollution. In doing so, they shall engage States, industrial companies, utility companies, and other stakeholders to accelerate this investment.”

While I am sure that this order was not issued with E-Cat of LENR in mind, but it may make the climate more favorable for the implementation of E-Cats, or other LENR systems in industrial settings. More discussion on this executive order can be found here.

  • morganism

    Actually, heat into electricity directly is theoretically here.

    both from benzene and an edge effect from graphene



  • People are ignorant.
    Even if they knew they would not care because they do not understand.

    E=MC2 Tells us mass and energy is 2 sides of the same coins.

    Food, Beer, Diamonds, Gasoline, Heating, Cooling, Lightning, Computercenters, Medical Equipment, Video Games, Rocket fuel, even VISA cards and the number on our bank account, IS EITHER MASS OR ENERGY.

    People simply does not understand the implications of having unlimited free and clean energy.

  • ZviBenYosef

    Found a better link with Professor Celani giving a live demonstration of the anomalous heat effect at NI conference. The remarkable thong about this video to me is that there were no other spectators watching this demo. People should be going crazy with enthusiasm over this technology.


    • GreenWin

      Crazy with enthusiasm is not the scientific method. However, we will see a large number of old school science-types go crazy.

  • john E

    Nice catch. Thank you for posting this.

  • Ivan_cev

    Any one have more news about the NANOR?

    • Barry

      Hi Ivan, The NANOR is no longer at MIT. Mitchell Swarts wrote-“…we moved it to a third location for some exciting new research.”
      He wrote a report on the NANOR which, as far as I know, was available at ICCF-17, but it is yet to be posted on his site- Cold Fusion Times. But there is a curious title there (with no story) that reads- “COMING ATTRACTION in 2013: THE “NANOR EXPLORER” ™” ???

      I wonder if MIT is going to have another CF class this January with the “NANOR EXPLORER” as a demo.

      • where came your reference … big news!

        • Barry

          Mitchell Swartz sent me an email. I actually got to see the report, but he asked if I would not post it. I’m afraid I don’t understand all of the ramifications of it. Hopefully it will come up for discussion soon. My guess is he will post it in the next update of Cold Fusion Times.

  • Richard Hill

    Why hasnt a conspiracy theorist pointed out that this Presidential statement could be used to crush Rossi’s activity? It would be a small step for the EPA to ban new industrial heat installations that are not CHP. Since Rossi has consistently said that his systems are heat only, it would delay his work for years.

    • If no power (electricity) is produced, it is not ‘CHP’. If a CF device is used to generate electricity then there would be plenty of waste heat to utilise in a CHP system. There is nothing to differentiate CF from any other generation process that produces waste heat.

      • GreenWin

        This is further positioning by the Administration to make an announcement. What the announcement will say is still up in the air. However it will be far more important and believable than the “We got bin Laden” announcement.

  • Torbjörn

    Cures mentions lithium (Li). http://www.cobraf.com/forum/postsbyauthor.php?authorid=3233

    It appears that in order to stop the reaction of the water-cooled version, the resistance heating must be turned off and the atomic hydrogen that was created using lithium, must be ventilated by opening a valve.

    The Hot Cat version apparently needs the heat resistance to be turned off.

    I wrote this June 28, 2012 at 8:17 am:

    “I’m guessing that the secret additive Rossi/others uses to produce atomic hydrogen (protons), is lithium, which is bombarded with electrons at high voltage.”

    • Ivan Mohorovicic

      I can’t find the comment where he says that Lithium is used. Can you quote it here?

      • Torbjörn

        “Quello che continua per conto suo spegnendo le resistenze è quallo in versione ad acqua. Stacchi la spina e va avanti da solo. Li devi svuotarlo del gas in pressione aprendo la valvola per fermarlo.
        Questo invece ha bisogno del calore della resistenza. L’alimentazione del gas è diversa. Qui mi fermo

        • Torbjörn

          Maby “Li” translates to “they”?

          • Ivan Mohorovicic

            I think it might mean “there”:

          • Francesco CH

            It is just a refuse.

            Cures means “LÍ” (with the accent), which is something different from “LI” (without the accent).

            So it is: “LÍ devi svuotarlo del gas in pressione aprendo la valvola per fermarlo.”

            Rough translation:

            “IN THAT CASE you have to unload the pressured gas by opening the valve to stop it.”

            • captain

              Francesco for ‘refuse’ means misprint, obviously.

              • Francesco CH

                Yes, thanks

                (I did not mean rubbish, of course!)

        • captain

          lì (or Lì) is an adverb that simply means there or also at that point

    • If the reference is to lithium, then lithium hydride might also be used as a convenient hydrogen store – a replacement for a bottle of H2. I think Rossi has already as much as said that this particular speculation is correct.

  • Roger Bird

    I don’t suppose that any political science retards noticed the fact that Obama is creating laws without the legislative branch of government being involved and undermining the judicial branch every chance that he gets. The reason that we have the greatest country in the history of the world is not because we are all so wonderful. It is because we started out with a Madisonian constitution that limited government and separated powers. And Obama is the worse offender to the Constitution; somewhat worse than that past 12 presidents (FDR onward).

    ALL of the things that progressives and liberals want are good things. But, these good things being done unconstitutionally is bad and is undermining the Constitution and the rule of law. It would be like I went around and killed pedophiles. That would most certainly be a good thing; except that it undermines and violates the rule of law, just like Obama is doing. OBAMA IS VIOLATING THE RULE OF LAW. HE IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The biggest threat to this country is not Muslim terrorists or Iran or the economy; it is politicians who violate the Constitution repeatedly.

    • Hank Mills

      Romney is just as bad as Obama. There is no true constitutionalist candidate since Ron Paul did not get the nomination.

      • Iggy Dalrymple

        How can you compare the Obama Presidency with Romney’s, when Romney hasn’t served?

        Washington and Jefferson suggested ways for dealing with tyrants.

      • Iggy Dalrymple

        The Gimmecrats have apparently figured out how to remedy the babyboomer overload in the Social Security retirement system.

        “The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S.”

        • Add the FEMA camps (http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/new_nationwide_fema_camps_should_raise_eyebrows.html) and a long list of ‘Executive Orders’ giving almost absolute power to the President, and I am very glad I am not a US citizen just now.

          The Short list of Executive Orders:
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
          EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

          “Today America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government.”
          —Henry Kissinger, Evian-Les-Bains, France 1991

      • Barry

        Hank, off topic, the video you put together is pure genius. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX0vcU4iedQ&feature=plcp Thanks for the laughs. Saw it three times.

        My hope for politics is people will find more empowerment from the internet. Like when Congress wants to give itself a raise, a four star health plan and a healthy pension, we can pool our voices into a resounding “NO!”. If we act like sheep, we will be ruled like sheep. It’s our collective choice.
        Until we take a more conscious, active roll we are going to be ruled by people who don’t represent the American people, but their own power structure.

    • Admin wrote: “While I am sure that this order was not issued with E-Cat of LENR in mind, but it may make the climate more favorable for the implementation of E-Cats, or other LENR systems in industrial settings. More discussion on this executive order can be found here.”

      What makes you so sure, Frank? This was the very theme of my novella, “POWER: A Story of Cold Fusion – Barack Obama and the New Green Energy.” We get site visits from the Executive Office of the President, the Senate and the House and DOE, among others, so I’m sure the President is well aware of the developments in LENR/CF. In fact, in the middle of last year The American Reporter ran a large front-page headline, “Mr. President, Please Support LENR.” Give the President a little more credit for scientific curiosity! And please note that this order comes immediately after the safety certification of the industrial E-Cat.

      • admin

        Hi Joe,

        You may be right. Just my guess from the silence on the subject from politicians of government officials on the topic.

      • Roger Bird

        Despite my rant above about Obama and constitutionalism, I can’t imagine anyone being better informed than Obama. Which agency or person has the power to be better informed about EVERYTHING. I may be better informed than he is about this little segment of the world, or that little segment of the world, but he is and should be the best informed person on Earth in general.

        • captain

          Is mr. prez also aware of this? 🙁


          Help End Heavywatergate and the 24 YEAR USPTO Coverup

          from this link http://world.std.com/~mica/cft.html

      • Barry

        Joe, you may want to consider paying Frank an advertising fee for your novella.

    • Ron

      Yea Roger, the constitution clearly states bearing arms is for a well regulated militia. Or how about torture made possible by the patriot act? The biggest threat to the country is the Republican party which sees fit to lie about every issue. Why don’t you stay on topic or go to some FOX news site.

      • Roger Bird

        Ron, either you understand Madisonian political science, or you pursue all of your good things. The Republicans have a bunch of good things, and the Democrats have a bunch of good things, but it is limited government that will save us, not all of these good things.

        Another thing about all these good things that I have not mentioned is that they often become outdated. For example, we have a social security system, and then we have the railroad workers retirement system. They are exactly the same thing; they are duplications and thus one of them is wasting our taxpayers money to some extend, but these “good things” just won’t go away. They are forever. And we have loads of agencies and bureaus like this that continue to exist, which were originally good things, but they just keep on truckin’ because no politician wants to put these people out of employment.

        • G-Man

          Parts of the constitution are outdated as well… mainly the line that says “you have the right to bear arms” That was penned when there was a war going on in North America and you actually needed the guns… The only war going on in the Americas now is the drug war, which the authorities are suppose to be taking care of, and the war of visious lies being told by each political party about the other. Ron Paul would have been the man to straighten out the US. It’s to bad that you all are afraid of him and his workable hard line approach which is what is needed.

          • Roger Bird

            One of the issues that causes the Constitution to become outdated is the fact that transportation and communications have improved so dramatically. In 1790, going from Philadelphia to New York was a major chore, perhaps and entire day’s horse back ride.

            But despite this, the Constitution includes ways to update it.

    • ZviBenYosef

      This is supposed to be a blog about the ecat, not a place to rant about idiotic republican conspiracy theories. Every President has used the Executive order to promote their policies. It is a power which has been used by Presidents since 1789. You need to turn down the right wing radio, their lies are confusing you.


  • JamesA

    Romney says we should drill more oil to become independent, that’s one of the main reasons I moved away from the party, their unrelenting support of Big Oil at any cost, screw the citizens and more tax breaks for big oil, I can not in good conscience vote republican till they get the oil and the “foreign” policy back in order.

    • Kim

      I would like to vote, but there is no one
      to vote for.

      Spiritual Science and Moral behavior is

      We are becoming Quantum, yet we are still
      using the old amoral science pathways.

      Money is King, bottom Line.

      No respect for the colony.

      Like the Bee’s we are experiencing our own form
      of Colony Collapse Syndrome.

      I keep looking for the hope of the mindset shifting

      Andrea Rossi is our best shot at this time.


      • john E

        are you a beekeeper?

    • Mannstein

      Romney wants to get energy independent with Canadian oil sands and Mexican crude.

  • georgehants

    “In school you probably learned that the decay rate of radioactive matter is solely determined by the halftime specific to the element. There is no environmental factor that can somehow tweak this process. At least there shouldn’t be. Now a second study confirmed previous findings that the decay rate of some elements seems to be under the subtle and mysterious influence of the sun. As of now there is no theoretical explanation for this strange effect buried in the decay rate data.”From the Annals of the Impossible (Experimental Physics)
    Photons only slowly emerge from the Sun’s core. Neutrinos just pass through once produced.
    Radioactive decay is supposed to be the ultimate random process, immutably governed by an element’s half time and nothing else. There is no way to determine when a single radioactive atom will decay, nor any way to speed-up or slow down the process. This iron clad certainty has always been the best argument of opponents to conventional nuclear fission power generation, as it means that the inevitable nuclear waste will have to be kept isolated from the biosphere for million of years (notwithstanding recent research attempts at stimulated transmutation of some of the longer lasting waste products.)
    Read at —-

  • Actually CHP does not use waste heat to generate electrical power, it passes the thermal energy through a turbine first to generate electric power and the lower temperature gases coming out of that process are then used as process heat. If you are using natural gas for process heat, the flame temperatures of the combustion process may be as high as 2500 C which is high quality heat. There is little sense of simply diluting the combustion gas stream down to give a process heat of let’s say 300 C when you can reach that temperature by first passing it through a power turbine and generating valuable electricity.

    • Mannstein

      Actually a Combined Cycle plant is about as efficient as it gets if the waste heat is used for industrial process purposes. Combined cycle alone will provide an efficiency of over 60%. Siemens has such a plant already in operation since July 2011. Using waste heat from such a plant could increase it well over 70% depending on the process requirements.

  • Barry

    Until 2020 it is 8 years á 1 million pieces = 8 mil. pieces of E-Cats (10 kW small building piece) => half of Rossi capacity is intended for U.S.

    = 40 GW

    • Barry

      Hi Frank, I never posted this???

  • As Frank says, there is no outright indication that this edict is driven by knowledge of CF developments, but when the apparent moratorium on new nuclear build in the US is also taken into account, it begins to look promising. The main reservation I would have is, since when has a politician ever done anything sensible and for the good of the herd?

    If this is an opinion-forming exercise prior to ‘outing’ CF, I hope Obama whispers something in Camoron’s ear before we in the UK get saddled with EDF’s potentially quite nasty ‘EPR’ plutonium burners to fill an ‘energy gap’ that simply doesn’t exist.


  • captain

    Hi Rossi, keep on working hard (16/24) as U’re doing since a long time and be almost sure that no 1 cent of Obama’s promised investments/funds will enter Leonardo Corp.’ door.

    Rely only on your hard job, and feel U followed with sympathy by this website.
    Good luck to U 🙂

  • PersonFromPorlock

    I don’t think anyone in or out of government is going to pay much attention to this until Obama wins re-election, IF he does. Then, who knows? The new Solyndra, anyone?

    • Kim

      Yea How does it feel to be held hostage

      We have been flat lining since elections


    • jacob

      Re-election ? does not really matter who wins, ,the same businesses will still run the USA anyway,both candidates are approved by big business,if it was not so, neither would get TV coverage or media attention.

      Those who run to make a real difference remain obscure and remain unknown to the public,because it is decided beforehand who gets coverage and who does not by those in control of the real world .

  • jacob

    Obama is likened to a captain of a great ship,where the linkage to the rudder is missing.
    Obama has sad,I can alter the course maybe just a little bit at the time.

  • Joseph Fine

    The executive order states that by 2020, capacity will be increased by 40 Gigawatts (Thermal or Electric). Total electrical capacity from all sources in the United States in 2010 was 1137 GW. What energy sector would be increased by 50% ? Maybe they meant 3 or 4%.

    Even so, 40 GW would mean 40,000 1-MW E-Cats.


  • daniel maris

    I notice that Romney made a promise to make the USA energy independent by 2020. It looks like energy could become a central part of the debate over the next few weeks and that LENR might possibly get a look in at some stage. Either Romney or Obama might point to LENR as a fruitful area for research given the positive approach of NASA and DARPA to the technology.

    • joe j

      Romney’s goal is to make the USA energy independent through a massive increase in the use of coal and oil. Oil derricks will be able to be placed anywhere there is oil to be had. The old school economics of power generation will be with us for a long time to come. Proven technology and proven returns on investments.

      • GreenWin

        Unfortunately opposition to petro exploitation grow along with resistance to fission nuclear. People know there is a better way. No what it is in particular. But they feel the imminent appearance of vast change that will avoid expanded dependence on fossi fuels.

      • Mannstein

        I heard his speech. Romney wants to get energy independent with Canadian oil sands and Mexican crude.

  • qc_jym

    A representative of the white house gave a
    conference on the 3rd keynote day of NI Week.
    It was pretty much in the same direction.
    Video is on youtube, will try to find it
    and post link!