The Seventeenth International Conference on Cold Fusion, or ICCF-17, ended just 2 days ago, and there was, by all accounts, some exciting news at the conference.
Held in Daijeon, Korea, the ICCF-17 featured notable scientists such as Michael McKubre, Peter Hagelstein, Francis Tanzella of Brillouin, Menelaos Koulouris of Defkalion, David Nagel, Francesco Celani, and Jed Rothwell, with many other presenters as well.
Other speakers included Dr. Frank Gordon, retired from SPAWAR, and Prof. George Miley of the University of Illinois. Since retiring from SPAWAR, Dr. Gordon has continued to work full-time with another scientist in researching LENR. Dr. Miley is the recipient of many awards and recognitions in the fields of nuclear fusion and nuclear science, and owns a company that consults on alternative energy sources.
One of the major presenters was Francesco Celani, of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics. He presented a report on some of his work in LENR, and even provided a demonstration of a unit that has attracted quite a bit of attention. He had also presented the unit at the NI conference in Austin, TX, earlier this month. While the Austin demonstration was subject to several limitations, these were not imposed at the ICCF. Of course, even with what is reported to be a successful demonstration of sustained operation, there are still skeptics that are convinced that nothing to do with LENR can ever work, and therefore, the reports must be false. However, Celani’s unit, as reported on ECat World, as reported on August 16th, had been running for 55 hours straight. In addition, according to one of the posters on that site, the energy emitted is far beyond the capabilities of hydrogen, but quite within the limits for cold fusion.
Celani himself said that it took about 2 hours to recalibrate the reactor after it was assembled. After about 20 hours of operation, the reaction had reached 14W. He also reported that representatives of the NRL had congratulated him, and the Korean TV was going to do a report in detail.
Once again, this is encouraging information on LENR and cold fusion. More and more scientists and labs are reporting and demonstrating success in producing nuclear reactions at cold temperatures. Andrea Rossi still stands poised to beat everyone to market with his E-Cats, though, as they are much further along in the certification processes.