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Lattice Energy LLC - Japanese NEDO confirms Nissan involved in government funded LENR research - March 15 2017

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NEDO has confirmed that a collection of Japanese and one French automaker accounting for sizeable percentage of global motor vehicle production are now involved in R&D programs that aim to develop LENR technology for power generation applications. One can only conclude that, even though they may be unwilling to admit it publicly, their long-term goal must be replacing the internal combustion engine. This stunning achievement could be realized if LENRs are successfully commercialized in the form of ultra-high performance thermal sources with system power outputs that can be scaled-up to hundreds of kilowatts. Large players in the energy and automotive industries would be well-advised to closely monitor future progress of LENR research in these low-profile Japanese-led initiatives.

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Lattice Energy LLC - Japanese NEDO confirms Nissan involved in government funded LENR research - March 15 2017

  1. 1. Japanese NEDO confirms Nissan now involved in government-funded LENR research This is a very significant development Lewis Larsen, President and CEO, Lattice Energy LLC, March 15, 2017 1-312-861-0115 lewisglarsen@gmail.com See news story: “Auto manufacturers participate in Japanese government LENR program” By Steven B. Krivit in New Energy Times on March 13, 2017 http://news.newenergytimes.net/2017/03/13/japan-first-nation-to-commit-to-long-term-lenr-research/ Lattice commentary: official confirmation by Japanese government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) that Nissan Group is now jointly involved with Toyota and 4 well-respected Japanese universities in a multi-year Japanese government-sponsored research program about developing ultralow energy neutron reactions (LENRs) for “realization of commercial energy devices” is a very significant development. Note that, for whatever reason, NEDO uses the wordy but innocuous sobriquet “new exothermic reaction between metal and hydrogen” to refer to LENRs. In 2016, Toyota was ranked the world’s largest automobile company; Nissan (by itself) was 6th largest. However, in 2015 the Renault-Nissan strategic partnership (“Alliance”) collectively was world’s 4th- largest automotive group; Renault owns 43.4% controlling interest in Nissan which in turns owns ~15% of Renault. Importantly, as of December 2016, the Alliance was world’s largest plug-in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer with cumulative sales of 425,000 EVs since 2010. Alliance’s top-selling plug-in is the Nissan Leaf which is also the best-selling family EV in history with total cumulative sales of 250,000 cars through December 2016.Together, Toyota and Renault-Nissan Alliance account for a significant percentage of the global vehicular IC-engine market. Unlike Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Toyota, Nissan is a newcomer to LENRs; first indications of its serious involvement surfaced in 2015. Toyota, Renault, and Nissan are all primarily motor vehicle manufacturers whose vehicles and other power & propulsion products now overwhelmingly utilize internal combustion engines that burn gasoline or diesel fossil fuels. By contrast, Mitsubishi (which has consistently pursued a 20-year internally-funded research program in LENRs), mainly develops and sells a broad range of products in energy (builds oil refineries as well as various types of fossil and wind power plants, including large nuclear fission reactors), as well as in aerospace and defense markets. MHI, unlike Toyota and Renault-Nissan, has deep technical expertise in nuclear fission technology. In Oct. 2013, Toyota published a paper in the peer-reviewed Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) which confirmed key experimental results with LENR transmutations that MHI first published in JJAP back in 2002: see public Lattice PowerPoint: http://www.slideshare.net/lewisglarsen/lattice-energy-llc- toyota-confirms-mitsubishi-transmutation-of-cs-to-proct-31-2013 For years, Mitsubishi has publicly maintained that its R&D program in LENRs was aimed at nuclear fission waste remediation. That is, to be able to transmute biologically dangerous radioactive isotopes like Strontium-90 and Cesium-137 (produced in fission reactors) into environmentally benign stable isotopes of other elements found in the Periodic Table. MHI successfully demonstrated experimental proof-of-concept for transmutation of radioactive isotopes by using LENRs to convert stable Strontium into stable Molybdenum and stable Cesium into stable Praseodymium; these results were reported at conferences and published in journals. As noted above, in 2013 Toyota confirmed Mitsubishi’s experimental results for transmutation of Cesium into Praseodymium.
  2. 2. As of 2017, NEDO has dropped the mask as to the true intent of Japan’s government and corporate LENR R&D programs: it is not just to help clean-up radioactive fission wastes. Its additional, even more important goal is an attempt to develop LENRs as a new type of truly ‘green’, CO2-free nuclear energy source. This objective makes total strategic sense for insuring Japan’s long-term energy security because NEDO itself has unabashedly admitted that, “Resource-poor Japan is dependent on imports for 96% of its primary energy supply; even if nuclear energy is included in domestic energy, dependency is still at 82%. Thus, Japan’s energy supply structure is extremely vulnerable.” [unquote] In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese public has become opposed to fission power – LENRs may be Japan’s best hope for placating public opinion and achieving long-sought energy independence. Thus, a collection of Japanese and one French automaker accounting for sizeable percentage of global motor vehicle production are now involved in R&D programs that aim to develop LENR technology for power generation applications. One can only conclude that, even though they may be unwilling to admit it publicly, their long-term goal must be replacing the internal combustion engine. This stunning achievement could be realized if LENRs are successfully commercialized in the form of ultra-high performance thermal sources with system power outputs that can be scaled-up to hundreds of kilowatts. Large players in the energy and automotive industries would be well-advised to closely monitor future progress of LENR research in these low-profile Japanese-led initiatives. If successfully commercialized, LENR power sources could someday enable future versions of today’s products and systems with unprecedented capabilities: http://www.slideshare.net/lewisglarsen/lattice- energy-llc-revolutionary-lenrs-could-power-future-aircraft-and-other-systems-feb-16-2014 On Slide #8 in the above PowerPoint, one sees that NASA has publicly endorsed LENRs as an “ideal energy solution.” Performance improvements in many products would be paradigm-shifting and radically transformative. Many different markets and industries would be disrupted. On February 23, 2017, New Energy Times published a concise, new 16-page White Paper about ‘green’ radiation-free ultralow energy neutron reactions titled “Power generation via LENRs.” Besides being very readable, quite informative, and not unduly technical, this document also contains some striking, very interesting graphics. URL provided below goes to downloadable pdf file: http://newenergytimes.com/v2/wp/Krivit-White-Paper-LENR-Power-20170223.pdf Lastly, back in 1951 Albert Einstein himself unknowingly had an astounding encounter with LENRs: “Einstein’s lost hypothesis: is a third-act twist to nuclear energy at hand?" By Mark Anderson in Nautilus magazine, pp. 21 - 29 Winter 2013-14 issue Nov. 28, 2013 http://nautil.us/issue/7/waste/einsteins-lost-hypothesis Document is enabled for download from SlideShare as pdf file

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