[FoRK] The Ni-64 "theory" of "cold fusion" (more energy hacks)
michael at i-magery.com
Mon Jun 14 12:03:39 PDT 2010
I like following the news on Polywell Fusion, though Nickel is much more
abundant than Boron.
From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of Jeff
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:07 PM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: [FoRK] The Ni-64 "theory" of "cold fusion" (more energy hacks)
Some interesting back-of-envelope figures, here. If this is correct, upping
the production of nickel globally / annually by a factor of a little over
two could substitute for all oil-related energy production. (There are a
few unrealistic assumptions there. At least.)
Nickel is the fifth most common element on Earth.
Russia and Canada are currently the top producers, accounting for about 40%
and 30% respectively of global production.
To head off the OB_EUGEN critique, like all the proposed fixes beyond e.g.
ubiquitous solar, this one's obviously transient / non-sustainable over the
long haul, and only economically viable over some range of time. (Though,
to be fair, even solar is "transient" on long-enough time scale.)
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