BELOW: SPEAKERS THE ENERGY SOURCE
The New Energy World Symposium has been cancelled. Read more here.
A radically new energy source—abundant, cheap, carbon-free and clean—may change the world. It promises Planet Earth clean water, zero-emission vehicles with unlimited mileage, a solution to the climate crisis and much more (read more below).
At the New Energy World Symposium, holding its first session on June 21 in Stockholm, Sweden, high-profile speakers (see below) will address the disruptive implications that this energy source will have for industry, finance and society. UPDATE: Plans are now to hold a two-day event on June 21-22, with an option to attend only one day. More information will come.
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No payment will be required until mid-April 2016 when the result of an important ongoing one-year full scale commercial test of the energy source should be released.
Author, science and technology journalist and international speaker. Lewan has been senior staff writer at the Swedish technology weekly Ny Teknik for 15 years. In 2011 he was the only journalist in main stream media to report regularly on the new energy source and in his book An Impossible Invention he tells the story of what he saw and learnt behind the scenes. At the symposium, Lewan will be the moderator. He holds a MSc degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. (Photo: Juliana Wiklund).
Serial entrepreneur with a background in the pharmaceuticals, advertising, adult education and finance industries, and also Managing Director of Green Child Imaging Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Greenyer holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Brunel University, London, UK, and he is co-founder of Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, MFMP—an international group that aims at creating repeatable and conclusive experiments within LENR, building its work on open science where results and methods are published in real time on the Internet.
Author, journalist and entrepreneur. Joss has been writing about technology worldwide for major media, primarily in the areas of computing, energy and aviation. He has participated in the founding of a dozen high-tech startups in Silicon Valley. He is the author of a dozen books, fiction and nonfiction.
Investor, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. Orban is the Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global venture investment firm, focusing on disruptive technology-based companies that are leading the transformation from the post-industrial age to the Network Society. He is a member of the Faculty of, and Advisor to the Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges, and the Founder and Trustee of Network Society Research, a London based global think tank analysing the socio-economic consequences of decentralisation.
President of Energy Technology Consultants, and past Director of NASA’s NE Regional Technology Transfer Center. Dunn has over 35 years experience in a variety of high technology ventures, with companies from startups to Fortune 100 companies like IBM and Exxon. His technology specialty fields include Alternative and Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Advanced Energy Storage techs., Solar PV technology, Free Energy devices, and LENR technology. In addition to being an inventor of the laptop, Dunn holds a number of patents in the battery and energy storage field, and led the development of the World’s First manned Fuel Cell powered Electric Airplane, the ‘E-plane’.
Research Affiliate at The Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Grimshaw currently works in energy policy, with emphasis on emerging energy technologies, particularly on cold fusion or LENR as a major potential source of energy. His policy work has covered both public support for LENR development and proactive planning for dealing with its disruptive impacts, both on the energy industry and on social systems that are closely tied to the energy infrastructure.
Serial entrepreneur with a background in financial services and banking. Currently CEO of Loudwater Estate Ltd, an event centre in NW London, UK. Michell holds a BSc degree from Loughborough University (UK) in Chemistry and is the author of two books on decentralization, including Rossi’s eCat (2011). He is currently writing The decentralization of Finance. An early adopter of Bitcoin and a lecturer on crypto-currencies and decentralized finance, John is particularly interested in how decentralized energy systems such as the E-Cat can support the security of crypto-currencies so that a truly distributed global financial system can emerge.
Prof. Stephen Bannister
Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Utah. Bannister is an economist specializing in the role of energy revolutions in causing industrial revolutions and the impact on economic and financial systems. He builds long-range models of economic activity, energy consumption, and consequent financial and environmental impacts.
Botanist and bionaut, David Gwynne-Evans, has identified over 100 plant species new to science for his botanical PhD. He is founder and CEO of CASABIO, The Home of Biodiversity. His aspirations include establishing the longest and most species rich nature reserve in the world, developing radical new software that aims to revolutionize the way biodiversity is documented, and fostering the uptake of clean energy within Africa. This latter project, called ElecTrek, aims to be the first trans-Africa expedition in electric cars aided by promising new technologies including LENR.
Prof. David H. Bailey
Mathematician and computer scientist, recently retired from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and currently a Research Fellow at the University of California, Davis. Bailey’s published work of over 200 technical papers and six books include studies in high-performance computing, computational mathematics and mathematical finance. He and his long-time collaborator Jonathan Borwein operate the MathDrudge blog and co-author articles on mathematics, computing, science and society for The Conversation and the Huffington Post.
The Energy Source
The mechanism behind the new energy source has been called LENR or Cold Fusion, describable as a radiation-free reaction involving the atomic nucleus. Like nuclear reactions, it is carbon free and hugely compact—the energy from one gram of fuel corresponds to the energy from burning tons of oil, so the fuel for a car’s lifetime would fit in the palm of the hand. As opposed to known nuclear reactions, however, there’s no radiation, no hazardous fuel and no radioactive waste. The fuel consists of common, abundant and harmless elements such as nickel, hydrogen and lithium. Furthermore the operating temperature is moderate, enabling small form factors and versatile applications.
Such an energy source—clean, abundant, cheap and on-demand—would make oil, coal, gas and nuclear power obsolete and would permit cheap, clean energy to be distributed and as available globally as information is today. Clean water for everyone is just one example of its immediate potential.
The physical process first received wide attention in 1989 when researchers Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons presented results that they described as cold fusion. Because their experiment was difficult to reproduce, the scientific community and media quickly labeled their results as imagination and pathological science. Yet a small group of researchers worldwide continued to study the phenomenon. Since then, clear observations of it have been made and published hundreds of times.
While those observations regarded reactions that were weak and difficult to reproduce, the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi made a breakthrough in 2011, demonstrating his so called E-Cat technology, releasing kilowatts of heat in what seemed to be a stable, repeatable process. Since then Rossi has continued to develop the technology and in 2012 he entered a commercial collaboration with the US industrial partner Industrial Heat. In August 2015, Rossi was granted a US patent on the technology.
This story is told by science and technology journalist Mats Lewan in his book An Impossible Invention.
In February 2015, Rossi and IH started a one-year commercial test of the technology on a customer’s industrial site, with a plant producing one megawatt of heat—the average consumption of about 300 Western households, including electricity, space heating, water heating and air conditioning. The test was completed on February 17, 2016. The third-party certifying institute that controlled the test 24/7 delivered a report to Rossi and IH in late March, and parts of this report are expected to be released in April.
The New Energy World Symposium will be held in June 2016 only if the released result is clearly positive.
Meanwhile, a few researchers have reproduced Rossi’s effect independently, and other companies are working with similar technology, among them U.S. based Brillouin Energy and Nanortech.
A widely accepted theory describing the physics behind the reaction has been and is still lacking. On the other hand, scientific discovery has always been based on observations, and whenever certain observations wouldn’t fit existing theory new theories explaining those observations were formulated. In this case, observations are undeniable, and the difficult work of formulating a valid theory describing the phenomenon is ongoing.
Many researchers in the field believe that such a theory could open radically new aspects on our understanding of matter and energy, paving the way for applications beyond energy, such as remediation of nuclear waste.
Current news on the technology progress in this field can be found on E-Cat World.
For those interested in the present status of scientific research on LENR, a good start is a special section dedicated to the field in the Indian journal Current Science from February 2015. More than 1,000 original scientific papers on cold fusion can also be found at the online library LENR-CANR.org.
The main conference on the scientific aspects of LENR is ICCF, which will hold its 20th session on October 2-7, 2016, in Sendai, Japan.
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