April 24, 2014 – By Steven B. Krivit – On April 8, 2014, Nikkei, the Japanese equivalent of the Wall Street Journal,
reported that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Yokohama, Japan, plans to
use low-energy nuclear reactions to clean nuclear waste. This patented
LENR transmutation method was developed by Mitsubishi physicist Yasuhiro
New Energy Times has translated the Nikkei story below. We have also placed online a copy of a recent slide presentation from Iwamura and an updated European patent specification from the company.
The patent claims that the reactions occur not by fission or fusion, but
by a two-step mechanism beginning with a weak interaction; a neutron is
created and is followed by a neutron capture process. (Click here to see a related mechanism.)