European Commission for Research and Innovation, 2012
“ ENEA, SRI and NRL have been involved within review programs in the U.S. and in Italy. The main task was to demonstrate, on the basis of signals well above the measurement uncertainties and with a cross check, the existence of the excess of heat production during electrochemical loading of deuterium into palladium cathodes. The target was achieved and the existence of the effect is no longer in doubt .”
“Funding the research should be the target to achieve a critical mass on a multidisciplinary level. There are only few academic institutions working on this research field and an increasing number of these institutions need to be involved, along with a network, particularly in Europe.”
Recommendations to the Commission
- Include LENR in FP7 calls for research on materials as it has unlimited and sustainable future energy technology potential.
- Support the study of material science as a strategic approach to achieve the control of the technology.
- Support workshops, meetings, visiting exchanges in Europe and between European and US research institutions.
- Focus on the fundamental research aspects because of the synergy with other disciplines.
There seems to be a misunderstanding that Cold Fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) research is not conducted at all. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact hundreds of scientists are working every day with this critical environmental issue that could potentially be the solution to our world’s energy crisis.