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Lenuco is an organization formed by Dr. George Miley, dedicated to the production and study of LENR and cold fusion technology. Their work in the industry of renewable energy strives to develop practical applications for LENR, or low energy nuclear reactions. This science has become more noticed worldwide in recent months, and Lenuco’s approach to LENR uses nanoparticles loaded with hydrogen to generate heat. This heat is then converted to electricity. One of the major benefits of this technology is that there is no waste or emissions from the reaction. This is true nuclear power without the radiation and radioactive waste.

LENUCO’S GOAL

The intent of Lenuco’s founder was to provide a platform for commercialization of LENR through two avenues. One is to provide NASA with a replacement for pu-238. This radioactive isotope provides power for space probes, and Lenuco has set a goal of providing a power source that is just as long lasting, yet safe.

The other goal set for the company is to provide a power source for domestic and industrial use. The goal is to provide inexpensive, clean power for individuals in their homes and for commercial use in providing radiation free power for housing units such as apartment complexes. Industrial applications range from corporate buildings to manufacturing plants. With a low maintenance, inexpensive power source, all of these consumers can save money on utilities, even moving off of the power grid totally in some applications.

Lenuco currently works out of the Research Park at the University of Illinois.

GEORGE MILEY

The founder of Lenuco is George Miley, PhD. Miley has his PhD in both nuclear and chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He currently is the physics professor at the University of Illinois. Miley holds several patents in cold fusion, which in itself is an accomplishment, since the United States Patent Office has typically refused to issue patents on anything to do with cold fusion.

In addition, Miley is a Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American nuclear Society, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In 1994 and 1995, Miley was a senior NATO Fellow, and was presented with the Edward Teller Medal. In 2003, he was awarded the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Award in Fusion Technology. The following year, he received the Radiation Science and Technology Award.

He has been director of the Fusion Studies Lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, since 1975. Miley was also chair of the Nuclear Engineering Program at that same university from 1983 to 1995. He is editor-in-chief of Laser and Particle Beams, and Journal of Plasma Physics, and former editor in chief of Fusion Science and Technology for the American nuclear Society. The Atomic Energy Commission sponsored his paper Direct Conversion of nuclear Radiation Energy in 1970.

Miley has developed a unit that can produce hundreds of watts of power. His units are based on the science discovered by Martin Fleischmann, Stanley Pons, and Steven Jones. He also attributes Andrea Rossi’s early success with LENR to the European open-mindedness concerning the science. Miley has studied the Patterson Power Cell, with his efforts supported by CETI, or Clean Energy Technologies Inc.

The unit that Miley has produced has departed from the Patterson prototype, because Miley could not reproduce the same results that Patterson got. However, he has built upon this technology using Rossi’s work with gas-loading. Nano-particles also are part of his functioning device, and he has had success with maintaining production of energy with these models.

MILEY’S DEVICE

Miley has achieved at least four runs with his device. Each run has lasted about 6 hours, and produces from 75 to 200 W of energy. Miley’s device differs from that of Rossi in that it does not require an external power source. His unit is equipped with a heater, but the chemical reactions within the chamber produce the heat necessary to run the unit, which ultimately results in the production of excess energy.

He says the fuel is ZrO2, loaded with deuterium and pressurized to 60 psi. Miley gets his fuel material from Ames National Laboratory. He does further processing on the fuel materials at the University of Illinois, to which he attributes the improvement in test results.

The results are similar to those Rossi has produced, and since he is at a state university, the results of his studies can be made public. Miley is very much aware of the need for businessmen to be very secretive with their work, but since he and his students are academics, they have the freedom to publicly publish their work.

The University of Illinois is one of the few university settings that allow and even support studies in LENR. This academic setting makes it possible for Miley and his team to share the work they do with other scientists, with reproductions of the effects desirable.

Miley’s experiments are on a small scale, producing a much smaller payload of energy than Rossi’s tests. Rossi is experimenting and developing on a big scale, producing 1 to 10 MW with his tests. However, regardless of the size of the reaction, Miley has ruled out the possibility of any kind of chemical reaction, leaving the only solution as that of a nuclear reaction.

The future of LENR and cold fusion are more solid due to the efforts of Dr. George Miley. He has obtained the first ever U.S. patent on LENR. The patent number is US8227020. The fact that he has managed to succeed in what few other scientists have attempted by obtaining this patent automatically elevates LENR to more respected heights. The U.S. Patent Office has always refused patents on LENR because it supposedly dealt with a science that doesn’t exist – a “pseudo science”. The fact that Miley has succeeded in proving to the Patent Office that a truly unique, genuine scientific process has taken place opens the door to other skilled scientists who also work in the field of LENR.

In addition, this paves the way for the use of LENR within the borders of the United States. There has been much speculation that powerful entities are standing in the way of LENR power in the U.S., protecting fossil fuels and other interests. However, if the U.S. Patent Office begins to admit that LENR is a genuine science, LENR gains a little more respect, and the market may be forced to acknowledge a legitimate source of alternative energy.

 
 

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