Brillouin Energy’s Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Technology is Game Changer for U.S. National Security
Last week, the public became aware of a major breakthrough in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) technology that has the potential to provide inexpensive, limitless energy 24/7. The fuel (hydrogen) is essentially inexhaustible and can provide thermal or electrical energy for the general public. There is no pollution and, unlike traditional nuclear energy, there are no radioactive waste or weapons proliferation concerns.
Originally called “cold fusion,” this type of energy was much in the news in the 1980s, but failed to live up to its promise. However, last week in the US Capitol, it was announced that over the past 25 years, scientists have developed various enabling technologies such as Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) Q-Pulse technology that now makes LENR a reality.
What the public has now learned is that California-based Brillouin Energy Corporation has actually developed a working prototype that has been successfully tested at the prestigious Stanford Research Institute (SRI). In fact, Dr. Michael McKubre, Director of SRI’s Energy Research Center, was on hand at the U.S. Capitol announcement with a report on his test results. As he stated, “it is very clear that something on the order of four times and potentially more gain in power (and therefore ultimately energy) was achieved at an impressive and industrially significant operating temperature of around 640oC. To my knowledge, this has not been achieved before in the LENR field.” Interestingly, Dr. Banning Garrett, former Strategic Foresight Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, was also on hand with an impressive report detailing the current status of the LENR field and credibility of Brillouin’s claims.
The LENR breakthrough in the United States is a game-changer, not just for America in terms of low-cost energy for the American consumer, but also for national security. Here, America has the chance to lead internationally on American ingenuity and not only reduce, but totally eliminate the need to ever again rely on foreign sources of energy. Even when the US has bought energy from so-called friendly Arab countries, some percentage almost always ends up financing terrorism to some degree. American-made LENR has the ability to deprive terrorists once and for all of the ability to finance terrorism through energy.
Interestingly, America’s allies are taking note. Japan, for example, has just established its own LENR/Cold Fusion Fund. And it has not gone unnoticed internationally that Bill Gates is now taking a real interest in LENR.
Conservatives will actually like LENR because of the strong implications for America’s national security, while liberals should like its clean energy aspects. This may be one of those rare cases in American politics today where both sides can come together to do what is right for America.
So where is the US Department of Energy? The military has a name for it – Absent Without Leave (AWOL). It’s time now for the DOE to get involved with LENR, do whatever testing is required, and evaluate and validate the recent breakthrough observed by SRI and others. The Department of Defense should also get involved to harness this technology for America’s national security needs. Contact and urge your member of Congress to ensure DOE and DOD move out on this game-changing “Made in America” technology.