Open Power Association Newsletter #12: 400+ parameter tests and a model

The Open Power Association at published Newsletter #12. The original newsletter N 012_Luglio_2014_Ottimizzato in Italian is here.

Excerpts below are google-translated to English, then, in some cases, slightly smoothed out.

Dear Friends, there is much news this month!

It is a matter of pride for us, as well as honor, be able to announce that Our Scientific Director Ugo Abundo has been officially invited as a speaker at: “First International Workshop on on Nuclear Syntheses Without Harmful Radiations”
Organizers: A. Bhalekar (India), C. Rope (Italy), and T. Vougiouklis (Greece)

Session 110 of the ICNAAM meetings in Rhodes, Greece, September 22 to 26, 2014
TITLE: An Intrinsically Irreversible, Neural-network-like Approach to the Schrödinger Equation and some Results of Application to Drive Nuclear Synthesis Research Work

010 NEW REPORT: Open Power Association Main aspects in the modeling of an electrolytic cell: effect of parametricoinvolti.

Study of Anomalies [.pdf]
Theoretical Analysis: Prof. Michele Di Lecce
Experimental Campaign: Prof. Ugo Abundo

It is also experimental evidence for the presence of anomalies that existing partial models do not wholly explain, first of all the “negative resistance” that many cite as a condition for the possibility of direct extraction of electrical energy from the natural oscillations of the plasma.

This report also analyzes the main aspects of the behavior of an electrolytic cell, in order to gain a following consistent pattern that frames the role of the parameters involved, and operational status, the complexity of the response to the operating conditions.

The data of the experimental campaign (more than 400 structured tests) conducted by varying the interelectrode voltages, the exposed electrode surfaces, the interelectrode distance, the temperature, the concentration of electrolyte, reading the resulting intensity of the circulating current and detecting any scintillations to the cathode and electromagnetic waves (frequency and intensity) show different anti-intuitive aspects.

It will be the task of a subsequent report grant the concomitant phenomena, and often antagonists, in order to obtain a model of the mechanisms, with some parameters to be estimated by means of ad-hoc tests, usable as a forecasting tool for the design and operation of equipment for plasma electrolytic.

To a classical scheme of the electrolytic cell and its power supply system, is added, in parallel to the electrodes, a series RC circuit with the load (lamp), to which the alternating voltage is monitored extremes generated, which turns on the lamp.
Full report:

We are pleased to announce that by unanimous decision the Executive Our Association “Open Power” resolved to ‘inclusion as Honorary Member of: Prof. Walter A.N. Valeri “For scientific merit and Scholars”


MFMP-NOBEL-PEACE-NOMINATION4 In the scope of the conference “Innovation and Research” held in Assisi June 28 last was the official candidate of the MFMP (Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project) and Francesco Celani for the Nobel Peace Prize.

“Innovation Research Conference on the trails of Matter and Spirit,” Gen. Murace delivery to Bob Greenyer, Francesco Celani and Ubaldo Mastromatteo for Live Open Science for Peace.

ALWAYS PRESENT! Interviews with major initiators of cold fusion in Italy:
Profs. Giuliano Preparata, Emilio Del Gudice and other researchers with limited funds braving the hostility of the official academic culture and started the first fundamental studies that have contributed to the present results. The interviews were extracted from a RAI program: Format of a few years ago.


Segnialimo ‘s article by Luciano Saporito on Brown’s Gas: Yull Brown (an Energy for the Future)
Full article:


PROF. CHRISTIAN ROPE ON GRAVITATIONAL WAVES “GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION OF FUND AS SNAPSHOT OF THE UNIVERSE PRIMORDIAL” Much has been made recently of the so-called gravitational waves, also because of the ‘”Antenna” for the detection of the same which is under construction in Cascina, near Pisa, the famous Project VIRGO …
Full article:

“Turn Tesla patents car open-source” Elon Musk, we free the way for the creation
ARTICLE copleto:

“Bicycles in the anti-aircraft bunker, when saved the life cycle”
The ancestors of our bike-generators come from the bunker of World War II, where pedaling meant to ensure the continuity of ventilation systems and ventilation
Full article:

“Environmental Crimes 213 billion a year”
Did you know that the global environment-related crime in the name of profit goes over to any rules and rule on the enforcement of ecosystems has a turnover of about 213 billion dollars every year?
Full article:

New Law on Forests: Here comes the green light in the Lombardy Region for minorities and associations: “Easier to cut the woods»
Full article:

“Greenhouse gas emissions: just 18% from the livestock sector”
The FAO report: “In his 2006 report ‘Livestock’s Long Shadow’, – true milestone on the subject – FAO had found that 18 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions were caused by the livestock sector, taking into account the entire life cycle aggregate. The final report on greenhouse gas emissions will take the same approach, but using updated data and providing a disaggregated analysis of the different production systems, as well as indicating solutions for manufacturers, for the processing industry and for the political organs. ”
Full article:

“THE SECRET OF SHAME ALEMA” FEPES (Foundation for European Progressive Studies
2008 to present, the FEPS has received 16.7 million Euros!
Massimo D’Alema is committed to the FEPS, Foundation for European Progressive Studies. The former prime minister has been president since 2008.

And the public support for our Open Power Association, which is responsible for identifying energy “cheap, clean, inexhaustible”? ZERO EURO! How so?? This type of research study is unimportant? Or maybe we are not as good as those of the “FEPES”?!

“But all this confirms the mechanism of a double-track EU austerity for citizens and then payments to parties and foundations” … D ‘Alema help you …
Full article:

DOES NOT SEEM REAL: “At the expense of our 70 nuclear warheads on the Italian territory”
According to a survey by L’Espresso, Italy is by far the country which holds the highest number of U.S. nuclear weapons.
Full article:


See also:

Open Power Association Newsletter #11

Open Power Association Newsletter #10

Q&A with Ugo Abundo on forming the Open Power Association

Earth at Night: Act today for the long now

Photo: (L) Western and Central U.S. at Night, Year 2000, (R) Western and Central U.S. at Night, Year 2012. In one decade, fracking in the Bakken has created an expansive industrial infrastructure.

NASA’s Earth at Night series reveals the landscape of the Oil Age. Hydrocarbons such as coal supply most power plants around the globe. The lights imaged in the dark correspond to high-consumption regions.

“Here are two pictures of the same area from space. The area marked Bakken on the right shows were huge quantities of natural gas are being burned as oil is extracted.”

Bakken lights spring up

“In other words, CO2 generation does not start with the use of oil. It also results from extraction of oil. This happens where oil is extracted when the pipe line to get the gas to market is too costly to build.”

“Of course, all the other lights result from electric power from power plants where coal is frequently burned. This and other events make any effort to cut back CO2 generation useless.”


“Cold fusion is the only solution, but it will come too late”, says Edmund Storms, author of Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: A Comprehensive Compilation of Evidence and Explanations about Cold Fusion. “The consequences of this [CO2 production] will accelerate as time goes on, even with cold fusion now.”

No matter when the benefits come, an ultra-clean, energy-dense source of power is a requirement for a green technological future on Earth. Even as extreme, resource intensive extraction practices by the fossil fuel industry are increasing, so is the activism from a concerned community.

The Guardian covered an action against a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operation by Cuadrilla Resources corporation at Balcombe, Sussex, in the U.K. The Telegraph reported Eva Ewajasiewicz from No Dash for Gas saying, “We cannot have a sustainable future, we cannot have a sustainable and cheap energy, if we go for fossil fuels.”

Fortunately, before leaving the country, Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) spent the weekend there, offering a solution.

“I spent my last day in UK with my daughter at the anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, just a few miles up the road from where QuantumHeat CIC is incorporated,” says Greenyer. “There I met a lead writer for Greenpeace and put up a banner with my daughter for MFMP on a tent directly opposite the entrance to the disputed operation.”



“I was surprised that neither Greenpeace or the Green Party (only UK party to be against unconventional HCs) knew about LENR.”

“It seems that when we have a lot of simple infographics and materials available, we have a lot of easy wins to make in terms of education,” Greenyer commented. “If we give the crowd the materials to spread a clear and consistent message, then they can run with it with more direct community action.”

“This needs to be grass roots, as it is unlikely to ever come from the top.”

“We would need to come back after about 5000 years to see the eventual benefits of cold fusion to the human mind and society,” says Storms. “Where is time travel when you need it?”

Related Links

What the frack is going on? with Suzy Williams

MFMP launches new charity for expansion of Live Open Science

ICCF-18 Opening Reception: Top Researchers and New Faces

Duncan-DSC_1893The 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-18) started today with a special meet-and-greet reception. Robert Duncan, Physics Professor and Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Missouri began the event with just a few welcoming remarks. He then introduced a local Columbia City Councilman from the 2nd Ward Michael Trapp who was attending the event and spoke in support of the school’s research in this area of condensed matter nuclear science (CMNS).

Opening reception at ICCF-18
Opening reception at ICCF-18
Christy Frazier of Infinite Energy Magazine has a table with lots of books, magazines, and t-shirts.
Christy Frazier of Infinite Energy Magazine has a table with lots of stuff.

It seemed like less than 10 minutes, and then, everybody was free to get a plate of food and mingle.

ICCF-18 Opening Reception had delicious buffet.
ICCF-18 Opening Reception had delicious buffet.

The talent in the room was stunning. Major figures of research going back twenty-four years are all together to hash out the latest.

Dr. Michael McKubre and Dr. Francesco Celani are both presenting at ICCF-18 this week.
Dr. Michael McKubre and Dr. Francesco Celani are both presenting at ICCF-18 this week.


I went around the room introducing myself to the participants, telling them about our film we are making and asking them if they’d speak with me on camera about their work. We lined up alot of interviews, though most will be on-the-fly due to the super-tight schedule.

I chatted with Akito Takahashi and Akira Kitamura who will be presenting their work this week, both experimental and theoretical. I met Sunwon Park and Frank Gordon who organized last year’s ICCF-17.

It was a great pleasure to briefly meet Charles Beaudette, author Excess Heat: Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed, one of the great books on the field.

I cannot name all the people I met, so forgive me for leaving most of them out.

However, it was very exciting to also meet the crew of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s (MFMP) Bob Greenyer and Robert Ellefson. Representatives of this ever-growing group are presenting their new cell design tomorrow (Monday), a design made by Ellefson, whom I had previously met at the San Jose screening of The Believers movie.


Here’s some great audio with these two passionate experimentalists and inventors.

We will be getting video of the lectures tomorrow, and lots more photos, too.

Cold Fusion: A Big Idea for Minnesota Energy Research! A Better Comet: Post Bulletin Beats New York Times

That was a nice comet last week… a more spectacular one is due to appear in December

“Cold Fusion: A Big Idea for Minnesota Energy Research” Friday, February 8, 2013, by Tom Robertson, Post Bulletin. (view) The Post-Bulletin is the largest  daily newspaper in Southeastern Minnesota.

From Tom Robertson’s article:

  • The Hunt’s focus on sustainable living is supported by profits from a wildly successful invention Paul devised in the 1990s. The self-taught inventor patented the “turtle meter,” which allows utility companies to remotely read electric power meters.
  • Hunt sold his invention for tens of millions. His company now is using the money for research and development, searching for the next breakthrough invention to sustain the company and its 20 employees.
  • That’s where cold fusion comes in. The technology was first introduced in 1989 by two scientists who claimed they were able to produce excess heat from an experiment that combined hydrogen and electricity with various metals.
  • When other scientists were unable to consistently replicate the effect, mainstream scientists largely rejected cold fusion.
  • When Paul Hunt first started looking into the technology two years ago, he and his son, Ryan, the company’s head of research and development, were skeptical.
  • “Both of us looked at each other here and said ‘cold fusion, I thought that was dead. I thought that was fake,'” Hunt said. “We started paying attention to it. And then we started looking at the history of it, and found out that it really is real. It’s being done in labs all over the world.”
  • In the company’s research lab, Ryan Hunt, who holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, recently stood over a pair of small, transparent tubes containing ceramic structures that hold pairs of hair-thin wires. The apparatus is similar to ones he saw demonstrated by an Italian scientist at a conference in Korea last summer.
  • Hunt said he and his team achieved the cold fusion effect for the first time just last month.
  • The same unexplainable effect has reportedly been achieved at more than 100 other laboratories worldwide. Most have ditched the term “cold fusion” in favor of the term “low-energy nuclear reactions.”
  • Hunt Utilities Group has teamed with scientists in Europe to collaborate. They post their data on low-energy nuclear reactions online and invite other researchers to review and comment on their methods.


YET… The following New York Times article appears (with no mention of cold fusion). Was the Hunts’ cold fusion research edited out of the interview material?

New York Times – January 11, 2013, Environment section – Green: A Blog About Energy and the Environment – “In Rural Minnesota, a 70-Acre Lab for Sustainable Living” By Bryn Nelson (post)

Within this laboratory of energy-efficient housing, the Hunt Utilities Group, or HUG, mixes high-tech ingenuity with homespun practicality and a touch of whimsy in its drive toward what Mrs. Hunt laughingly dubs “decadent sustainability. ” 

WEIRD… Didn’t the NYT folks go to the Hunt Utilities Group site for background research? Didn’t they realize they were nibbling at the scoop of the millennium?

Did the NYT people read any of the related material… LENR by Paul Hunt or NASA? (NASA)

HUG quote, “For 10 years we have been focused on solar, wind, super insulation, etc. This new energy could make all those things obsolete.”

I doubt that Mr. and Mrs. Hunt, or their son, failed to mention cold fusion research to the NYT interviewers.

What do the Hunts think about cold fusion? Visit the HUG site… (Hunt Utilities Group site) Read the (Feb 2013 coldfusionnow article) which contains the following…

  • “Paul Hunt and his son Ryan formed the Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) and initiated the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project to reproduce and test cold fusion experiments.”



  • “They announced the project at the most recent International Conference on Cold FusionICCF-17 in Daejon, South Korea, and since then, have been experimenting with Francesco Celani‘s nickel wire, making surprising discoveries about the material. Their work is open-source and can be found at”



New York Times is closing its’ “Green: A Blog…” site.  They ask, “Follow Our Environmental Coverage” (link)

WHY should I do so?

I wonder what the NYT “Green: A Blog…” writers feel about this? (list)  Also at…(list)

Or Andy Revkin? “A Farewell to Green” By Andrew C. Revkin, March 2, 2013 (article)

Readers of the New York Times may want to ask the editors… “What’s up with cold fusion now?”

The New York Times editors may answer…

“Censorship of cold fusion research and LENR engineering is our policy.”


How else is it that the Post Bulletin Beats the New York Times coverage of the ‘cold fusion comet’ appearing brightly in labs…

Like the 70-Acre Lab for Sustainable Living In Rural Minnesota?

“Within science is the art of appreciation; the source of all true inspiration.” – gbgoble2013

Paul et al, Thanks for the HUG! Hunt Utilities Group… LENR research and engineering.

Thank you, Tom Robertson and the folks at Post Bulletin.

Thanks, Christopher Johnson and Journal of the History of Ideas, Harvard University.

Cold Fusion Now

Comet… A long haired star that appears from the unknown.

Comet Etymology

c.1200, from Old French comete (12c., Modern French comète), from Latin cometa, from Greek (aster) kometes, literally “long-haired (star),” from kome “hair of the head” (cf. koman “let the hair grow long”) [Middle English comete, from Old English comta, from Late Latin, from Latin comts, from Greek komts, long-haired (star), comet, from kom, hair.] comet·ary (–tr), co·metic (k-mtk) adj.

Word History: Comets have been feared throughout much of human history, and even in our own time their goings and comings receive great attention. Perhaps a comet might seem less awesome if we realized that our name for it is based on a figurative resemblance between it and humans. This figurative name is recorded first in the works of Aristotle, in which he uses kom, the Greek word for “hair of the head,” to mean “luminous tail of a comet.” Aristotle then uses the derived word komts, “wearing long hair,” as a noun meaning “comet.” The Greek word was adopted into Latin as comts, which was refashioned in Late Latin and given the form comta, furnishing Old English with comta, the earliest English ancestor of our word comet.

“Epistemology and Intertextuality in Early American Cometography”

Christopher Johnson


In the winter of 1680-81 an enormous comet appeared in the nighttime skies of Europe and the Americas. This “blazing star” occasioned numerous treatises, poems, pamphlets, broadsides, ballads, engravings, and woodcuts. Evaluating this cometary copia, the historian of science, Pingré, in 1783 observes:

The world was inundated with writings on these phenomena, on their nature, on their significations; for there were still astrologers and cometomantics [Cométomantiens] … I believe that the languages were not even as confused at the Tower of Babel, as were the sentiments concerning this famous comet.

Pingré’s belated impatience with the discursive flood of “astrologers and cometomantics” echoes of course the more general Cartesian objection to the confusion of words and things, a confusion that L’Académie des Sciences and Royal Society dedicated themselves to eliminating. But the arduous nature of this effort in seventeenth-century Europe is exemplified by the numerous, often-conflicting interpretations of the 1618, 1665, and 1680 comets—to say nothing of the unprecedented “new stars” or novas of 1572 and 1604, which were often treated as cometary phenomena.