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I wish to send an email to my family and friends explaining my frustration with LENR progress.  Would you please
offer criticism of my first attempt.  I am sending it only to you for suggestions and editing at this point in time.
BR#1 - Q.: What is the benefit for your family to be involved now?
Consider the impact I would have with a comparison of the
Keynesian and Austrian School approaches to national economics.
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BR#1 - Q.: What subset of your friends and email acquaintances
would be able to appreciate the technical challenges with this
new set of design constraints and choices?

START:

I am frustrated with the progress of LENR research because most of it seems to be in research by college
professors who are more fascinated with experiments and theory without any apparent motivation toward producing
a practical device.
BR#1: Q.: What proportion of such researchers are academics
vs. wannabes vs. heavy betters of an unknown technology?

I will provide a link to an journal publication by Leif Holmlid a Gottenberg Sweden emeritus professor.  But first, let
me clarify some of the symbols involved in this field of study.

Hydrogen as found in nature consists of three main types of atoms. The symbol for all of these natural atoms
together is H.  The simplest atom consists of one proton surrounded by one electron.  To specify only such simple
atoms, the symbol p is used.  "p" stands for "proteum".  (They cannot use "P" because that is Phosphorus.)  Another
form of hydrogen has one proton and one neutron surrounded by a single electron.  This is called Deuterium and
the symbol is D.  (In this case, they can use the capital letter.)  The third common form of hydrogen is Tritium and it
has two neutrons and a proton in the nucleus still surrounded by a single electron.

Additional forms of hydrogen have been discovered and consist of the above three forms but with the electron
having been coached closer to the nucleus.  

That should be enough information for you to read and fairly comprehend the following journal article:  
http://www2.chem.gu.se/~holmlid/
BR#1: article accessed. I noticed that the author didn't provide a readily available email address.
"Room temperature superfluid" status should seem impressive,
although I don't have specific awareness of the research potential for this assertion.
BR#1: Q.: Were some of his students involved three years ago
with the evaluation of Rossi's and the Greeks' parallel research efforts?
Note: If they are not placing their research into English directly
it will increase some % of translation tasks for Google Translate, it seems.

Do you see what I mean?  The work is quite important and when it is widely understood and reduced to a practical
application, it will fairly change the world as we now know it.  Meanwhile, all it amounts to is the theoretical musings
of brilliant men in a small circle.
BR#1: Q.: Have you maintained contacts from your Missouri conference
to track three or four active blog writers or practitioners?
Q.: Would it be worthwhile to visit those people, if they trust you,
and discuss how they could become more efficient?
Q.: Would you be willing to offer one or more of them a $25K prize
to accomplish some particular task or communication success?

donbot

You make some very good points.

I could try to create a LENR device myself.  If I duplicate the Parkerov device with improved heating coils, I should be
able to get a COP of 3, without his thermal runaway problems.
Such a device would demonstrate that LENR produces excess heat, but would barely generate enough electricity to
power itself.
I could add the Lithium metal to the mix as well as a 1.5 MHz rf driver that would bring control up to a COP of 30 or
so.  I would probably try for a COP of 10 just to be safe.  I would claim that the Lithium, LiAlH4 and Nickel were all
reactants and not catalysts as stated elsewhere.
Such a device would generate 15 to 150 watts of electricity and I could then:
1. Place it on YouTube Live and place google ads to draw attention to it.
2. Offer to sell kits that would allow duplication of my item.  Buyers would have to certify being adults with technical
skills.
3. After months of multiple kits producing excess energy, I could place full page ads in Barron's announcing the end
of the use of oil for energy.  I would first go short WTI and admit to it in the ad, just like Citron admits to being short
Valeant as it talks it down.
4. Alternatively, I could charge my Tesla slowly with such a device and drive it to Tesla headquarters and show it to
Elon.
5. Alternatively, I could charge my Chevy Volt with such a device and drive it to Michigan and show it to GM.

PLAN B:  Assume that I do NOT work on any LENR devices myself and allow them to come out slowly under the
auspices of Industrial Heat.
Even if I could buy one of the Industrial Heat generators, it is 250 kWatts, which is a bit large for a home.

So, to be ready for the eventual home LENR device, it would be good to start with a Kamen Beason 10 Sterling
Engine which would use natural gas instead of the LENR materials.

With the Beacon 10, I could prepare for the arrival of LENR by the following ways:

1. Prepare my homes by purchasing whole house battery packs from Tesla.  Such battery packs could be employed
in various ways just as a set of experiments that would help "see the future" more clearly.
a. use electricity in the middle of the night when prices are low to charge the battery and use the battery to supply
electricity to my home.  This could be the approach at one of my homes.
b. use natural gas to power a Kamen Sterling Engine (Beacon 10) which would then charge the Tesla whole house
battery pack.  Nat gas prices are low.  This scheme would use the electrical ComEd as a backup at first and then the
ComEd account could be cancelled, thus saving the cost of minimum billing.  This would be an experiment to see
how likely the future might bring us "natural gas only" utility services which would be popular because there is less
chance of a "power outage" and fewer utilities means less money spent.  The Kamen system uses the excess heat
to heat the hot water.  The threat of this trend happening is one of the reasons why Duke Energy bought into
Natural Gas after seeing the Kamen Sterling Engine demonstrated.  That is my speculation...here is my evidence.
Quote from Dean Kamen “the Beacon 10 is just right for businesses like laundries or restaurants that use a lot of
hot water. With commercialization partner NRG Energy, he’s so far deployed roughly 20 of the machines.” Kamen
expects to put them into production within 18 months. “Within two years I would expect high-end builders to be
installing them.”
Smaller units will follow and homes can use them to disconnect from the grid.  

This trend would be perfect as a precursor to LENR because Dean Kamen's unit is slow to start up just like LENR
and therefore they both need a battery pack to store the electricity.

LENR seems to be going on what could be considered a slow track and I suppose that it should.  What do you do
with a 1 megawatt heat source?  Heat large industrial processes is first and then heat large buildings in the Winter is
the second most obvious application.  This means that using LENR for generating electricity is a ways off in the
minds of Industrial Heat.  Under "PLAN B" I would agree with Tom Darden and allow the low-profile less-threatening-
to-fossil-fuels slow-introduction method to proceed.  On the other hand, Brillouin is going for the electric generation
market and may have a unit by 2018.  

Under PLAN B, fossil fuels wouldn't be challenged for another few years.

I need to mull this over more.  Any suggestions are welcome.

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