Italian LENR Workshop April 10-14

An LENR workshop, the 10th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen  Loaded Metals, is slated to begin tomorrow, April 10th, in Siena, Italy.  The conference’s schedule and  participants are listed at the bottom of this article, and include Francesco Celani, Dr. Peter Hagelstein of MIT and Prof.  Francesco Piantelli.  Nichenergy, the company founded to market Prof. Piantelli’s device, is one of the sponsors of the conference.  He is scheduled to give a presentation on the last day of the conference, Saturday, April 14th.

The workshops goals are stated thusly:

High temperature gas loading is a promising technology to reliably create thermal and nuclear anomalies.  The purpose of the workshop is to bring together an international group of experts to present their results and encourage discussion.  The emphasis is on experimental innovation, methods, instrumentation, diagnostics and theory.   In addition there will be afternoon discussions on topics of interest including explanations for the anomalies.

Since the purpose of the conference is to “present their results and encourage discussion,” it is hoped that after nearly a year of silence, the father of nickel-hydrogen “cold fusion,” Prof. Piantelli, will finally publicly announce the results and progress of his ongoing work.   Last time anything was publicly announced regarding Pianteill’s research was July of 2011, when Pianteilli associate Roy Virgilio gave the following summation of Piantelli’s work:

  • Experiments are being performed in a lab near Siena, Italy (near the site of the upcoming conference).

  • Older units worked continuously for months and produced 2  to 4 times energy gain, but the actual energy balance was higher, as the cells reached self-sustaining mode.

  • Several unnamed third parties have confirmed that the older units worked in self-sustaining mode for long periods of time.

  • Several of these older units were recently reactivated. After some maintenance they turned on easily and produced 2 to 3 times energy gain but they haven’t yet been pushed to high excess energy levels.

  • New units with new fuel should be completed in about two months, and are expected to produce 200 times energy gain.

  • The new units will be tested gradually in several steps of increasing power, beginning from a few hundred watts up to high levels of power on the order of kilowatts.

  • The scale-up will take as long as is necessary. Smaller devices will be ready for sale first.

  • No catalyst is necessary. The trick is in the preparation of the nickel.

  • Piantelli has a theory that doesn’t require exotic reactions, but can be explained using known physics and mathematics. A semi-complete theory has been provided to the University of Siena and will be published shortly. The complete theory will probably be disclosed after the first commercial units have been sold.

  • No Italian public institutions are involved in the current research, but a US government agency that has had the opportunity to review the research will probably validate and certify the reactor, as well as contribute to its development.

  • Piantelli’s group is also in talks with several large industrial corporations to develop generators operating at certain power levels.

  • The research is protected by three pending patents, the latest of which was filed last week.

  • Piantelli’s group will create a supporters’ trust. In two to four months the public will be able to buy shares in the trust to support the research, to prevent the technology from suddenly disappearing, and to share in any future revenues. Piantelli’s group doesn’t need money: the aim is protect the technology by putting it under the control of a multitude of stakeholders.

It is hoped that after nearly a year of additional work, the cells are indeed now able to produce 200 times (or more) energy input as the above report indicates was the goal.  Admittedly, it has been rather frustrating for us observers to have no progress updates on Prof. Piantelli’s work for this length of time. However, we need to remember that Piantelli is not Rossi, in that he does not have Rossi’s seeming need for attention or run a blog where he makes regular comments.  It should also be noted that Piantelli currently holds several EU LENR patents and has applied for several more.  It is felt by some that Rossi’s e-Cat and Rossi’s Hyperion may in fact infringe of some of Pianteill’s existing patents and that there will be a legal battle at some point between the parties.

Besides the presentation of Piantelli, I can imagine the presentations of Hagelstein and Celani will be of great interest as well.  Dr. Y.E. Kim, who gave a presentation on March 23 at NETS will give a presentation at the conference regarding his theoretical cold fusion framework.  Long-time Japanese researcher Dr. Akira Kitamura will give a presentation as well.

If one reviews the lists of participants below, there is actually quite a long list of scientists giving presentations.  While I am unfamiliar with many of the names, I do note a sizable contingent from Russia and an additional presenter from Piantelli’s company, Nichenergy, a Dr. Valerio Ciampoli.

Unfortunately, it does not appear that this conference will be streamed or televised.  If any of our Italian friends are able to attend the conference, please feel free to post any first hand accounting of the proceedings here…and if not here, SOMEWHERE!  Thank you.

Official Conference Poster

List of Participants

Mr Dmitry

Baranov

RUSSIA

Prof Yuri

Bazhutov

RUSSIA

Prof Jean Paul

Biberian

University of Marseilles-Luminy

FRANCE

Mssrs Rick

Cantwell

Coolescence LLC

USA

Dott Francesco

Celani

INFN – LNF

ITALY

Dr Valerio

Ciampoli

Nichenergy srl

ITALY

Dr Pierre

Clauzon

CNAM

FRANCE

Ms Lucia

Colletta Frisone

ITALY

Mr William

Collis

ISCMNS

ITALY

Ms Olga

Dmitriyeva

Cooleseence

USA

Dr Nataliya

Famina

MADI

RUSSIA

Dott Giuseppe

Fasano

University of Siena

ITALY

Dr Fulvio

Frisone

University of Catania

ITALY

Prof Igor

Goryachev

Kurchatov Institute

RUSSIA

Mrs Irina

Goryacheva

Russian Research Center ‘Kurchatov Institute’

RUSSIA

Prof Peter

Hagelstein

MIT

USA

Mr Vincenzo

Iorio

ITALY

Prof Yeong

Kim

Department of Physics, Purdue University

USA

Dr Akira

Kitamura

Division of Environmental Energy Science

JAPAN

Dr Guy

Lauvergeon

FRANCE

Dr Loic

Lietar

FRANCE

Dr Cesare

Lorenzetti

ITALY

Dr Emanuele

Marano

ITALY

Ing Ubaldo

Mastromatteo

ST Microelectronics

ITALY

Dr Fabio

Mastromatteo

ITALY

Dr Alessandro

Meiarini

Nichenergy srl

ITALY

Ms Susan

Mobberley

Advanced Energy Technologies

UK

Mr Peter

Mobberley

Advanced Energy Technologies

UK

Dr Anna

Nuvoli

INFN

ITALY

Dr Marco

Pagani

ENEL

ITALY

Dr Enrico

Paganini

ENEL

ITALY

Mr Alexander

Parkhomov

Lomonosov Moscow State University

RUSSIA

Dr Walter

Pecorella

Ansaldo Energia

ITALY

Prof Francesco

Piantelli

University of Siena

ITALY

Dr Jacques

Ruer

Saipmem SA

FRANCE

Dr Alexei

Rusetski

P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute

RUSSIA

Dr Alain

Samoun

USA

Mr Hans-Dieter

Seeliger

GERMANY

Dott Antonio

Spallone

INFN – LNF

ITALY

Dr Matthias

Streiff

SWITZERLAND

Prof Akito

Takahashi

Osaka University

JAPAN

Prof Sergey

Tsvetkov

RUSSIA

Dr Mathieu

Valat

FRANCE

Dr Joris

Van Der Schot

FRANCE

Ms Jenny

Vinko

H.E.R.A.

ITALY

Dr Vladimir

Vysotskii

Kiev National Shevchenko Univ., Radiophysical Dept.

UKRAINE

Dr Mykhaylo

Vysotskii

Kiev National Shevchenko Univ., Radiophysical Dept.

UKRAINE

Mr Dag

Zeiner Gundersen

Norrønt a.s.

NORWAY

 Workshop Program – Presentations and Papers

Poster Papers

Posters

A bronze medal will be presented for the best poster paper. Oral papers may also be presented as posters.

William Collis

Improved Local and Global Mass Relations p21 CollisWimprovedlocal.ppt

I. Goryachev

Low Energy Nuclear Transmutation is the Way for Remediating Waste Radioactivity p18 GoryachevIlowenergyn.ppt

I. Chernov

Nuclear processes in metal-deuterium systems stimulated by radiation ChernovInuclearproce.ppt

Tuesday 10 April 2012

16:30

Registration

Sala Focolare

19:30

Welcome buffet

Wednesday 11 April

09:00

Registration

Sala Focolare

09:30

W. Collis

Opening Address CollisWopeningaddres.ppt

10:00

P. L. Hagelstein

Modeling excess heat in PdD HagelsteinPmodelinge.ppt

10:30

A. Takahashi

Are Ni + H Nuclear Reactions Possible? p12 TakahashiAarenihnucl.ppt

11:00

Coffee

11:30

P. L. Hagelstein

Modeling collimated x-ray emission in the Karabut experiment HagelsteinPmodelingc.ppt

12:00

N. Famina

Excess heat power registration in high voltage electrolysis cell (flow calorimeter) with deuterated Pd cathodes FaminaNexcessheatpow.ppt

12:30

P. L. Hagelstein

Modeling excess heat in NiH HagelsteinPmodelinge.ppt

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Excursion by coach to San Gimignano

19:30

Dinner

Thursday 12 April

09:00

N. Famina

Excess heat power registration in high voltage electrolysis cell (flow calorimeter) with deuterated Pd cathodes FaminaNexcessheatpow.ppt

09:30

P. L. Hagelstein

Demonstration of excess heat in the JET nanor at MIT HagelsteinPdemonstra.ppt

10:00

V.I.Vysotskii

About the effectiveness of Widom-Larsen theory for explanation of LENR phenomena VysotskiiVabouttheef.ppt

10:30

V.I.Vysotskii

Application of correlated states of interacting particles in nonstationary and modulated LENR systems VysotskiiVapplicatio.ppt

11:00

Coffee

11:30

A.S. Rousetski

Nuclear processes in metal-deuterium systems stimulated by radiation p6 RousetskiAnuclearpro.ppt

12:00

Yury Bazhutov

Heat Generator of Rossi & Focardi and its Theoreticial Erzion Model Interpretation p7 BazhutovYheatgenerat.ppt

12:30

A.G.Parkhomov

Registration of radiation and thermal effects at saturation LaNi4,75Al0,25 by hydrogen p8 ParkhomovAregistrati.ppt

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Free

16:00

Coffee

16:30

Peter Hagelstein

What CMNS Models are possible?

19:30

Dinner

Friday 13 April

09:00

M. Vysotskyy

Subbarier Nuclear Interaction of Channeling Particles at Self-Similar Formation of Correlated States in Periodically Strained Crystals p9 VysotskyyMsubbariern.ppt

09:30

A.S. Rousetski

Charged particle emission from Ti/TiO2:Dx system stimulated by X-ray radiation p11 RousetskiAchargedpar.ppt

10:00

F. Frisone

Nuclear reactions in condensed matter p13 FrisoneFnuclearreact.ppt

10:30

Y. Kim

Theory of Bose-Einstein Condensation Nuclear Reactions in Deuterium/Hydrogen Loaded Metals p16 KimYtheoryofboseeins.ppt

11:00

Coffee

11:30

D. Baranov

The Experiments with Bismuth Salts in Aqueous Solution and New Ideas for CMNS Explanation p17 BaranovDtheexperimen.ppt

12:00

J. Biberian

Anomalous excess heat during absorption of hydrogen in: Pd-Ni-Zr02 nano powder p19 BiberianJanomalousex.ppt

12:30

F. Celani

Experimental results on sub-micro structured Cu-Ni alloys under high temperatures Hydrogen/Deuterium interactions. p20 CelaniFexperimentalr.ppt

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Mini excursion

16:00

Coffee

16:30

Antonio Spallone

Discussion – What experiments should we do now?

19:30

Banquet (Sala Caminetti)

Saturday 14 April

09:00

O. Dmitriyeva

Effect of temperature gradient on calorimetric measurements during gas-loading experiments p22 DmitriyevaOeffectoft.ppt

09:30

A. Kitamura

Summary of the latest results of gas loading experiments p10 KitamuraAsummaryofth.ppt

10:00

O. Dmitriyeva

Control of excess heat production in Pd-impregnated alumina powder p23 DmitriyevaOcontrolof.ppt

10:30

F. Piantelli

To be announced PiantelliFtobeannoun.ppt

11:00

Coffee

11:30

R. Cantwell

Search for excess heat in metals exposed to pulsed hydrogen plasma p23 CantwellRsearchforex.ppt

12:00

William Collis

Closing Remarks CollisWclosingremark.ppt

Conference Abstracts

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20 Responses to Italian LENR Workshop April 10-14

  1. Ben says:

    Rossi once again reiterates first 1MW plant is for the military.

    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=614&cpage=1#comment-215365

  2. Ben says:

    A Synopsis of the Miley LENR Theory

    New Energy and Fuel

    • Ben says:

      Miley is an adherent of Y.E. Kim’s theory, found here. An explanation of the theory is in the article above. A more concise explanation was given on Rossi’s Facebook group by Albert Kong.

      “I noticed no surface plasmon polaritons mentioned. Apparently the theory is that protons (or deuterons) accumulate into clusters forming a pseudo Bose-Einstein condensate (apparently actually visualized using high energy laser spectroscopy). The clusters accumulate integrating the eV level potentials. A sudden breakdown of the cluster (like a bubble bursting) releases MeV level energies which together with the close proximity of nuclei results in a higher probability of fusion than thought possible.

      The ultra dense proton clusters probably absorb energetic neutrons resulting in little dangerous radiation and a heavy dose of skepticism.”

      Plasmon polaritons are an integral part of Widom-Larsen Theory. Dr. Kim’s theory is a competitor to WLT and proposes a mechanism for actual fusion. He spoke at NETS and is scheduled to present at the conference in Italy this week.

      • Alan DeAngelis says:

        Just another nocturnal thought.
        Maybe in the pressurized nickel-hydrogen systems with a little heat, an octahedral hexahydride nickel(0) complex, [NiH6]6- can be formed. This negatively charged complex might reduce the Coulomb barrier by compressing nuclei and allowing them to fuse.
        Likewise in palladium-deuterium systems an octahedral hexadeuteride palladium(0) complex, [PdD6]6- could form.

        • Alan DeAngelis says:

          PS
          Ni(0) (metal) + 6 H2 (gas) > [NiH6]6- + 6 H+ (protons)

          If I have this right, a set of six empty sp3d2 hybrid orbitals can be formed on the nickel by mixing 4s, 4p and 4d orbitals and then the lone pairs of electrons of the hydrides could fill them to form the octahedral complex [NiH6]6-.

          • Alan DeAngelis says:

            PS
            Ni(0) (metal) + 4 H2 (gas) > [NiH4]4- + 4 H+ (protons)

            Could also have a set of four empty sp3 hybrid orbitals form on the nickel and then the lone pairs of electrons of the hydrides could fill them to form the tetrahedral complex [NiH4]4-.

  3. Sarath says:

    if LENR is proved succesfully on multiple experiments, then definitely researchers and enterprenur having great scope of their work in my country india. Currently in india, more than 1 billion receiving either electricity for only four hours a day or less. This technology is a game changer for our country.

    Advanced thanks to the reasearchers for their hardwork, passion, dedication, compassion and their innovation. This LENR technology might save million of lives all over the world.

  4. Wojciech says:

    Finally!!!
    Mr.Piantelli comes on the scene!
    I am 100% sure that Rossi “borrowed” from Piantelli research and patents.
    Ican’t wait to read from this meeting.

  5. Ben says:

    Per Piantelli associate Roy Virgilio on his blog Energetic Ambiente (under the user name “eroyka”)

    Hello guys,
    wait a few days and I’ll tell you something more. But do not expect great statements on my part. I hope something juicy comes out at the conference.
    Not long …
    Roy

    Hello,
    yes, the conference has been going on today and I should be able to jump between tomorrow and the day after I too.
    I’ll make some pictures and we will report the news that I can steal.
    Then I also hope to publish the proceedings of the conference with the various presentations.

    So … will update soon.
    Roy

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.energeticambiente.it%2Fsistemi-idrogeno-nikel%2F14742857-novit%25C3%25A0-cella-piantelli-6.html

  6. honderosa says:

    Psi, what is bcoming more obvious is that LENR is real and we need to invest in it.

    • boldclaimer says:

      Well said honderosa, go ahed and put down some cash. I’ll follow you right after …

  7. psi says:

    This only confirms my abiding suspicion that LENR is a scam. Isn’t it obvious by now? Come on! These people are delusional. /sarc off

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  9. Ben says:

    Interview with Dr. George Miley from the NETS Conference now available on Cold Fusion Now

    • Ben says:

      Please note at the end of the article is the announcment that Dr. Miley has formed a private company, LENUCO, as a vehicle to commercialize his cell. This was the “upcoming news” mentioned in the last article that I was not at the liberty to mention. This should make it easier for Dr. Miley to accept funding from outside sources without going thru the university. This is a serious step forward I believe. I would also note that Dr. Miley still plans to submit his experiemntal results for peer review and has a theorectical understanding of the reaction.

      • Anony Mole says:

        Thanks for keeping on top of all of this Ben. I use the e-cat.com site now to access the centralized LENR info, but always come back here from time to time to check up.
        The activity level is increasing, all these conferences and such, but we still seem to be merely chewing around the edges of this topic. Miley’s allusion to Japanese gas loading progress is telling, but where is the LENR torch burning in the dark? Where is the LENR lantern, atop the mount, a beacon declaring once and for all that LENR is absolutely and unequivocally the future solution to humanity’s energy needs? Surely one of these conference lecturers must have a device by now that could be shown as such a declaration of confirmation. We seem to be so close to the top of the hill, yet the final veil like barrier has yet to be vanquished. Talk and talk and more talk and speculation and seemingly conclusive data but inconclusive demostrations just keeps the uncertainty level way too high.

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