Kitco.com: Bill Gates Sponsoring LENR Research and Development (Ian Walker)

H all

According to Kitco

Bill Gates Sponsoring Palladium-Based LENR Technology

Tuesday December 23, 2014 14:20

Low energy nuclear reactor (LENR) technology, and by extension palladium, is attracting the attention of one of the richest men in the world and a pioneer inventor of new technology.”

It goes on to specify:
“In a recent visit to Italy, billionaire business man, investor and inventor Bill Gates said that for several years he has been a believer in the idea of LENR, and is a sponsor of companies developing the technology. Gates is not only the Chairman of TerraPower, a company developing a “new class of nuclear reactors using innovative core physics.” He is also a member of the American Energy Innovation Council and supporter of new technologies through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he founded in 2000.”
http://www.kitco.com/ind/Albrecht/2014-12-23-Bill-Gates-Sponsoring-Palladium-Based-LENR-Technology.html

Follow link to read the article in full

Kind Regards walker

  • jousterusa

    I thought this was wonderful news when I first saw the headline about it in Slashdot, and then at Kitco. But now I think it’s a fabricated story that was written to push someone’s palladium position. I’m sorry I alerted Frank about it.

  • Andre Blum

    This story made it to slashdot: http://m.slashdot.org/story/211557

  • Steve H

    The “by extension” is the give-away:-

    “Low energy nuclear reactor (LENR) technology, and by extension palladium”
    Bill Gates is being associated with Palladium when in fact this has never been mentioned.
    The guy is clever enough to know that cold fusion is not restricted to this metal alone.

  • Anon2012_2014

    Unfortunately no sources cited in this article for an actual LENR investment or sponsorship. All rumor.

    • Buck

      It appears that they are a precious metals brokerage looking to drive business. They overlooked the fact that nickel is the key play in LENR.

      • Anon2012_2014

        Agreed. Although it is possible a micron thick layer of Pd could also be effective.

      • jousterusa

        That, too!

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Although palladium is far less abundant than nickel perhaps it could be made from the more plentiful element zirconium by the Mitsubishi transmutation process.

    Zr(90) + D > Pd(102)

    Zr(92) + D > Pd(104)

    Zr(94) + D > Pd(106)

    Zr(96) + D > Pd(108)

    And perhaps the palladium would take part in the “cold fusion” process but not be consumed (like a chemical catalyst).

    2D + Pd > Cd* > Pd + He(4)

    Overall:

    2D > He(4) 24 MeV (no gamma rays)

    MeV Christmas

  • Curbina

    Well, AFAIK Kitco is a metal price tracking and trading site, and the article has to be taken in that perspective. Their interest in publishing this information is clearly in palladium as a commoditty which’s demand and supply could be affected by this new interest. That said, and from the LENR perspective one has to discuss again why the Pd-D experiments were picked by Gates as interesting, and not the Ni-H ones.

  • georgehants

    Mr. Gates could help the World by making a public announcement of his knowledge of Cold Fusion and asking why the establishment and science media are still debunking and ignoring this most important scientific subject.

    • jousterusa

      And if he does, that is going to cause a world of excitement in this household, and I suspect in many, many more!

  • NT

    Perhaps another, mostly unpublished, reason oil is dropping like a rock in a pond?

    • http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/ barty

      I think the Saudis want to get rid of the broth as long as it is still worth anything.

      • Alan DeAngelis

        Marketing will fix things. Just put “made from all natural petroleum” on the pump.

        • Obvious

          Nice.
          We could also say the same for almost everything except maybe the lightest elements. “As natural as stardust”…