LENR Players

by Lutz Jaitner, January 2016

LENR Vendors

Industrial Heat LLC, USA

  • Cherokee Investment Partners LLC formed a subsidiary called Industrial Heat LLC to commercialize the E-cat of Andrea Rossi
  • Rossi is the Chief Scientist at Industrial Heat, several patents on LENR
  • Woodford Investment Management LLP invested around US$20 million
  • Purchased the intellectual property rights previously held by Rossi and Leonardo Corp.
  • Sold a 2nd-generation containerized 1 MW reactor with COP of 20 to 80

Brillouin Energy Corp., USA

  • Robert Godes: Founder, President and CTO
  • Proprietary Q-Pulse technology based on Ni/H LENR
  • Wants to introduce a commercial LENR reactor into the energy market by 2017
  • Engaged with leading scientists and national labs, including Drs. Michael McKubre and Francis Tanzella from SRI International to advance the development of technologies and prototypes
  • Carl Page (brother of Alphabet/Google CEO Larry Page) invested in Brillouin Energy and is one of its board members

nicHenergy, Italy

  • Founded and lead by: Prof. Francesco Piantelli
  • Shares of its commercial subsidary “Metalenergy” can be bought by investors
  • Holds two European patents

BlackLight Power Inc., USA

  • Founded and lead by Dr. Randell L. Mills
  • attracted more than $75 million of venture capital
  • Mills claims, their devices are not based on LENR, but on “Hydrinos” (shrunken hydrogen atoms)

NUCAT Energy, LLC

  • Prof. David J. Nagel
  • Offers consulting services
  • no LENR products available

JWK International Corporation

  • Dr. Larry Forsley (Lawrence Parker Galloway Forsley), physicist, president
  • JWK is an American contractor of the DoD and the government
  • Forsley is also the Senior Scientist of Global Energy Corporation (see below)
  • Forsley holds a LENR patent (US Patent 8,419,919) together with Pamela A. Boss, Frank E. Gordon and Stanislaw Szpak applied by JWK and US Navy
  • The company is hiding its web site from search engines by having written it completely in Adobe Flash

Global Energy Corporation

  • Dr. Jay W. Kim, CEO and Chairman
  • Dr. Larry Forsley (Lawrence Parker Galloway Forsley), Executive VP and Senior Scientist
  • Forsley is also the president of JWK (see above)
  • Builds upon 20 years of R&D and product development in conjunction with US Navy SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare Command) carried out by Pamela A. Boss, Frank E. Gordon, Stanislaw Szpak and hundreds of other SPAWAR scientists
  • “Genie” hybrid fusion-fission reactor is the first available product
  • A 50 MW (electral) Genie reactor was contracted in 2012, which is presumably located at the isle of Saipan
  • GEC is negotiating 250 MWe and 5 GWe reactors, to be deployed on-site of nuclear power plants using nuclear waste as fuel
  • Genie is claimed to be inherently safe and clean (no chain reaction)
  • Genie is cooled by helium gas
  • The company claims, the reaction is based on fast neutron generation. This would explain, why Genie can be fueled with used (unmodified) fission fuel rods from atomic plants
  • Wants to offer Hydrogen Energy pellets (fuel additive), in development
  • Wants to offer NanoStar Battery/Generator, in development
  • Subsidiary GEC Global LLC is building conventional power plants (coal, gas, diesel, hydro power, solar, wind, bio, geothermal, and wave energy)
  • The company is hiding its web site from search engines by having written it completely in Adobe Flash
  • How comes, that such a big company is completely unkown to the public?

Coolescence, LLC, USA

  • Privately funded cold fusion research company founded by Rick Cantwell
  • Glow discharge with Pd alloy cathodes

Permanetix

  • Research, development and consulting in LENR
  • Web site is still under construction

Etiam Oy, Finnland

  • Secured private funding for development of LENR
  • Patent on creating Rydberg matter (EP2783369)

NanoSpire, Inc.

  • Mark L. LeClair, CEO & Founder
  • Commercializes cavitation reentrant jet-based tools and processes
  • Discovered strong LENR effects (fusion, fission, transmutations, excess heat) based on cavitation in ordinary water
  • A 1.25" inner diameter by 12" long reactor produced 2.9 kW of hot water using only 840 watts of input (COP of 3.4)
  • Provided microscopic evidence of condensed plasmoids in their device:

Lenuco LLC

  • USA, founded by Prof. Emeritus George Miley, raised DARPA funds in 2015
  • LENR cells using Ni alloy nano-particles
  • Holds several patents on LENR core technology

LENR Cars, Switzerland

  • Developing mobile LENR electric generators to power electric vehicles

Lightstone Technologies Inc.

  • President/CEO Dr. Sergio Calqueiro has connections to Eco Energy Europe
  • Anticipates to merge with an existing private company that has three German subsidiaries developing applications for a certain patented form of nuclear fusion
  • The Company has built two prototype systems which produce electricity on demand

Lattice Energy LLC

  • President and CEO: Lewis Larsen
  • Integrated thin-film LENR power devices with high-temperature electrodes as heat source

Hope Cell Technologies

  • Robert Vancina

Energetics Technologies LLC, Israel

  • Len Danczyk, Founder & CEO
  • Pulsed electrolyses of heavy water with palladium cathodes

Defkalion Green Energy of Alex Xanthoulis

  • May be defunct by now

NANORtech Inc. and JET Energy

  • CTO: Dr. Mitchell Swartz
  • NANORtech is a spin-off of JET Energy
  • Has support from Peter Hagelstein, MIT

Clean Nuclear Power

  • Alan Widom, Yogendra Srivastava

Clean Planet Inc.

  • Hideki Yoshino, investor, founder and CEO

TSEM, Italy

  • Antonio La Gatta, founder and president
  • Focusing on energy, security and healthcare technologies
  • Organizer of ICCF-19
  • Seems to cooperate with Tom Darden of Industrial Heat, the MIT, and Texas Tech University

LENR Investors

Cherokee Investment Partners LLC

  • In 2013 bought the rights for the E-cat LENR device and Leonardo Corporation from Andrea Rossi for $11 million
  • Cherokee formed a subsidiary called Industrial Heat LLC to commercialize the E-cat

Baoding Sino-US Science and Technology Innovation Park

  • From public press release in Chinese, there is a partnership between a partner of Rossi, Industrial Heat LLC and Cherokee fund, and this state supported park
  • In the press release, Nickel Hydrogen Energy is clearly named
  • Other sources claim, Tom Darden has family ties with a rich Chinese family

LENR Invest, Switzerland and USA

  • Tyler van Houwelingen, CEO
  • Invested in LENR Cars, Brillouin Energy, Lenuco LLC, NicHenergy
  • Sponsor of E-Cat World
  • Investments mainly to bridge the gap between lab demonstration and industrial prototype. Also interested in development and cross promotion of compelling LENR related Intellectual Property

Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) at the University of Missouri

  • Sidney Kimmel, billionaire and philanthropist, donated $5.5m
  • Funding LENR research

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Close contacts to ENEA via Vittorio Violante
  • Observes the ICCF meetings via Lowell Wood (who formerly worked with Edward Teller)
  • No investments announced yet

Sunrise Securities, USA

  • NYC investment bank who was cited by Brillouin as their investor

Woodford Investment Management LLP

  • In 2015 invested in Industrial Heat around US$ 20 million after a due diligence of 2.5 years

Kiva Labs

  • Edmund Storms is working for Kiva Labs on LENR research
  • Sponsored by large companies like Cisco, HP, Citi Bank, Moody's, Deutsche Bank, Pepsico, and others

Energy In Common

  • Provides micro credits specifically for renewable energy technologies via its peer-to-peer banking process
  • Scott Tudman, CEO and Co-founder, is a physicist and ex cold fusion researcher

Carl Page

  • Is the brother of Alphabet/Google CEO Larry Page
  • Strong supporter of the field, which he knows well
  • Invested in Brillouin Energy and is one of its board members

LENR Associations

Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project

  • Group dedicated to researching LENR while sharing all procedures, data, and results openly online
  • Wants to overcome the hurdle of institutional bias by crowd-funding

The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ISCMNS), England.

  • Its stated mission is to promote the understanding, development and application of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science for the benefit of the public
  • ISCMNS publishes the peer reviewed Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (JCMNS).

LENR Cities and LENRG

  • Initiative launched by Michel Vanderberghe and Didier Pelluet
  • Aims to create a networks between industry, investors, scientist
  • Market development for LENR
  • Cooperations with LENR Invest and Kresenn

LENRIA

  • The industrial association for LENR

Kresenn

  • LENR hydrogen energy, nuclear waste mitigation and more
  • Its founders are Italian, they worked with Celani
  • Was a startup, but seems to be an association

Breakthrough Energy Coalition

  • Initiative launched in 2015 by Bill Gates, John Doerr, Jeff Bezos, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Hasso Plattner, Richard Branson and many other rich/influential people
  • Does not name “cold fusion”, “LENR” or “hydrogen&rdqo; at its web page, but nonetheless seems to be the response of the super-rich to the LENR threat on the status quo
  • Claims to invest in countries, where the governments participate in the initiative Mission InnovationThe public wording pushes for “clean energy” in the flavor of the traditional renewable energies (solar, wind, hydropower, etc.)
  • The chosen direction thus helps to steer governmental and investor funds away from LENR and to stabilize the status quo

LENR Big Companies Engaged in LENR

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Yasuhiro Iwamura
  • Toyota / Technova, Akito Takahashi
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Boing Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) (silently)
  • STMicroelectronics (SGS-Thomson), Dr. Mastromatteo
  • National Instruments, Dr. James Truchard, Dennis Cravens
  • Siemens (silently)
  • Exxon (silently)
  • Shell (silently)

Some LENR Experts and Research Organizations

  • Julian Schwinger, Nobel Prize Physics, Berkeley, Purdue, deceased
  • Dennis Bushnell, NASA chief scientist, Langley Research Center, LRC
  • Dr. Joseph Zawodny, NASA senior research scientist Langley Research Center
  • Dr. Michael A Nelson, NASA LENR Space Applications Lead
  • David Wells, NASA LRC, Aeronautical engineer
  • Gustave C. Fralick, Arthur J. Decker, and James W. Blue, NASA Lewis Research
  • George Miley, University of Illinois, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
  • Dr. Mike McKubre, SRI (Stanford Research Institute), Director Energy Research Center
  • Dr. Francis Tanzella, SRI, PhD chemistry, senior electrochemist
  • Dr. Brian Ahern, Ames National Laboratory
  • Prof. Peter Hagelstein, Electrical Engineering, MIT
  • Dr. Mace, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • John O'Mara Bockris (deceased), electrochemist Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Francesco Piantelli, University of Siena
  • Dr. Sergio Focardi, emeritus professor University of Bologna
  • Dr. Giuseppe Levi , University of Bologna
  • Dr. David Bianchini, University of Bologna
  • Dr. Christos Stremmenos, University of Bologna, Dept of. Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, retired
  • Francesco Celani, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Italy's equivalent of Los Alamos)
  • Dr. Frank Gordon, US Navy's Space and Naval warfare systems (SPAWAR), retired
  • Eugene Mallove, Professor of science MIT, deceased
  • Dr. Sven Kullander, chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' Energy Committee, Professor emeritus High Energy Physics Uppsala University
  • Robert V. Duncan, Texas Tech University, Vice President for Research
  • John Gahl, University of Missouri, Director Material Science Engineering
  • Mark Prelas, University of Missouri, prof Nuclear Science
  • Dr. Yeong E. Kim, professor physics Purdue University
  • Prof. Koltick, Purdue University
  • Prof. Reifenberger, Purdue University
  • Richard Oriani, Professor Emeritus, Univ of Minnesota
  • Hanno Essén, theoretical physicist Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, former chairman Swedish Skeptics Society
  • David J. Nagel, Professor of Engineering & Applied science George Washington University
  • Dr. Andres, Purdue University
  • Dr. L. Magro, ISPRA, the Institute for Protection and Environmental Research
  • Martin Fleischmann (deceased) and Stanley Pons, University of Utah & Southampton
  • Akito Takahashi, Osaka University, retired professor
  • Professor Yoshiaki Arata, Osaka University
  • State Senator, Bruce Tarr, Massachusetts
  • Allan Widom, prof. Northeastern University
  • Professor Violante, ENEA
  • Dr. Vladimir Vysotskii, Kiev National University, Head of physics department
  • Dr. Iraj Parchamazad, Chairman of the Chemistry University of LaVerne
  • Dr. T. W. Grimshaw, Energy Institute, Univ of Texas
  • Professor Michael Melich, US Navy