A few weeks ago, Andrea Rossi announced that the E-Cat LENR device could now be fueled by natural gas. This was an exciting development, considering that natural gas can be transported to remote areas. To deliver electricity to remote areas, an infrastructure must be built. However, the case of carbon monoxide has been brought up.
When natural gas burns, it produces carbon monoxide. This can leave a carbon footprint. The E-Cat produces no waste in its operations, other than a miniscule amount of copper and nickel. The idea of introducing a heat source that produces any form of pollution seems almost blasphemous. However, where does electricity come from? Most of it comes from the burning of coal, which certainly produces waste products. About the only source of electricity that doesn’t have some kind of waste is hydroelectric, and many would argue that the process of building a dam changes the habitat and ecosystems surrounding the dam in a negative way.
The plus in this scenario is that the E-Cat produces power so much in excess of the amount required to start the reaction that it increases the benefits even more.