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Lattice Energy LLC - Overview - August 15 2011


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Lattice Energy LLC - Overview - August 15 2011

  1. 1. Lattice Energy LLC Commercializing Revolutionary LENR Technology for Green Nuclear Power Generation Company: Lattice is a small, privately-held Delaware LLC headquartered in Chicago that began operating in May 2001; it has fewer than 10 employees. Its President and CEO, Lewis Larsen, is a physicist, inventor, and businessman. To date, the company has been funded by two angel investors and insiders. Lattice conducted experimental work during its first four years which it then suspended pending completion of its theoretical efforts on the physics of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENRs). The Widom-Larsen breakthrough theory of LENRs is now essentially finished, nonproprietary basic science aspects of it have been published, and the company is now ready to begin a focused engineering program after completing its next $30 - 50M funding round. Use of proceeds includes setting-up and staffing a secure laboratory facility to be established in the Chicago area that will pursue basic experimental R&D, device fabrication, and engineering; other employees may be located outside Chicago as needed to support the R&D effort. The goal of the engineering program is to produce system-level prototype LENR heat sources within 2-3 years of completing next-round funding. Proprietary technical knowledge derived from Lattice's theoretical insights and previous experimental work should provide unparalleled guidance for its engineering programs, a key advantage lacking in R&D efforts of competitors. Commercialization of this technology for power generation and eventually using it to transmute Carbon with LENRs rather than chemically combusting it with Oxygen could ultimately have major impact by reducing CO2 emissions, lowering real price of energy, and democratizing access to affordable power. Low energy nuclear reactions – much less expensive and cleaner than fission or fusion processes: LENRS are a truly green nuclear energy technology: they do not emit large fluxes of dangerous energetic neutrons, deadly gamma radiation, nor do they produce biologically significant amounts of hazardous long-lived radioactive wastes. These unique characteristics have been experimentally observed in many laboratories scattered around the world for nearly 100 years. Heretofore LENRs have been controversial because experimental results were not consistent with what was known and well-accepted about nuclear fission and fusion reactions. Using known physics, the Widom-Larsen theory can now make sense out of such experiments and fully explain all of the previously anomalous data. Our theory clearly shows that LENRs are mostly the result of what physicists call “weak interactions,” which are very different from fission and fusion which are mainly driven by “strong interactions.” The term “weak interaction” does not mean weak energetically: LENRs can release as much or more nuclear binding energy as heat than Deuterium + Tritium fusion reactions without producing emissions of energetic neutrons or deadly gamma radiation. Being collective, many-body quantum processes enables LENRs to take place under moderate temperatures and pressures, unlike fusion processes in stars and reactors like ITER. Green LENRs are intrinsically less expensive and radiologically cleaner than fission or fusion --- that is what is revolutionary about them. Extraordinary competitive advantages of LENRs compared to all other competing energy technologies: Since LENRs do not produce energetic neutrons, hard MeV-energy gamma radiation, or troublesome amounts of long-lived radioactive isotopes, commercial power generation systems based on LENR heat sources would not require any heavy, expensive shielding and containment subsystems, nor would there be any onerous follow-up expenses for nuclear waste clean-up. Consequently, cost structures for LENR power generation systems could be vastly lower than those for competing fission or fusion technologies. Absence of any shielding or containment issues opens up the further possibility of developing revolutionary portable, battery-like nuclear power sources that have orders-of-magnitude improvement in cost, energy density, and longevity compared to competing chemically-powered batteries, fuel cells, and fossil-fueled microgenerators. Scale-up of power outputs and many commercial applications; from small 'batteries' up to power plants: Based on extensive use of nanotechnology, LENR-based power generation systems can in principle scale-up power outputs from milliWatts all the way up to Megawatts, depending on what type of energy conversion technologies and systems are integrated with LENR heat sources. This flexibility permits an unusually broad range of potential commercial applications for LENRs ranging from battery-like devices, to stationary power units, to vehicles, advanced aircraft, and large power plants. Technical validation and due diligence information: Physics of the W-L theory of LENRs titled, “Ultra low momentum neutron catalyzed nuclear reactions on metallic hydride surfaces,” was published in 2006 in a well respected, peer reviewed, mainstream scientific journal, The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields. In October 2010, a 21-page review paper summarizing all of our LENR-related theoretical work to date titled, “A primer for electroweak induced low-energy nuclear reactions,” was published in peer-reviewed journal of the Indian Academy of Science, Pramana - Journal of Physics ( See: What remains to commercialize LENRs for power generation applications is successfully completing a prototype heat source device engineering program. Lattice presently has 5 issued patents; the most recent being a fundamental patent that was issued on February 22, 2011, US #7,893,414 B2 titled, “Apparatus and method for absorption of incident gamma radiation and its conversion to outgoing radiation at less penetrating, lower energies and frequencies." Contact: Lewis Larsen, President & CEO, Lattice Energy LLC, Chicago, IL USA 1-312-861-0115