It has been good to have Bob Greenyer from the MFMP on the site talking about the work they are doing, and what their goals and hopes are. I think they are doing a terrific job with a very transparent open science project in promoting and demonstrating LENR to the world at large. They had talked about is purchasing a 1 MW Rossi plant if they can raise the funds, but from feedback they have been receiving it seems that this might not be something that is a priority for their team now.
So I would like to raise the idea for discussion here. For a long time I have thought that one of the most effective ways of promoting LENR as a viable power source would be for there to be an E-Cat plant that could be made available for the press and public to visit, and for scientists to test.
Here’s what I envision.
- The plant installed in a place that is well frequented and easily accessible for the general public, the press and interested persons from the business, education and scientific, governmental and other communities.
- The plant would be working — doing something useful, such as providing heat and/or electricity in some beneficial way
- The plant would be hooked up 24/7 to webcams and live data displays so that people all over the world could see it in action at any time.
- It would be the “People’s E-cat Plant” — with the minimum amount of restrictions to access; a showcase plant, demonstrating to the world that the technology is real, useful and superior to the current alternatives.
- If the plant ever outlives its usefulness as a demonstration model, it could be retired to a museum, donated to a deserving cause, or sold.
Envisioning it is easy — the idea to me is simple and I think something like this could effective. The hard part would be to make it happen. It would be a tremendous undertaking, not least because it would take a lot of money and organization to accomplish. I had hoped that maybe the small domestic E-cats would be on the market before too long — and then a big plant would not be needed for a successful demonstration — but it looks like it will take some years before that will be possible.
I would be interested in finding out what the readership here thinks of this idea in principle. I am not making a proposal here, but throwing out an idea. If there is enough support for it, perhaps it could be looked at in more detail, and someone could take the idea and run with it. I will say here that in the past I have run this idea past Andrea Rossi, and he has not been opposed to it.