Professor Sergio Focardi Passes Away

Sergio Focardi, friend and scientific advisor to Andrea Rossi, died on June 22, 2013.  Professor Focardi was an acclaimed Italian physicist, emeritus professorat the University of Bologna. He led the Department of Bologna of the (Italian) National Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bologna.  He was a member of the President’s Board of the Italian Physical Society.  From 1992 he had been working on cold fusion with nickel-hydrogen reactors.  Since 2007, he had been working with Andrea Rossi, who posted the following regarding his friend:

For me he has been a tremendous ally, he helped our work enormously and the safety certifications that we are obtaining are the fruit of his consulting during the last 7 years. For me he has been also a teacher for Physics and Mathematics, anytime I needed his help in these matters to better understand the theory behind the effect of the E-Cat.

 

Piantelli Receives European Patent

As being reported, the European Patent Office has issued a patent for the Francesco Piantelli’s nickel-hydrogen reaction.

Francesco Piantelli, Professor of biophysics, University of Siena (retired), has been working on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) or Cold Fusion processes using Nickel and Hydrogen since 1989 and has collaborated with Sergio Focardi since 1990.

A full text of the patent may be found on Daniele Passerini’s site.

H Marks the Spot

Imagine a world with clean and renewable sources of energy.  Now imagine the source of this energy is in the air you breathe and in the water your drink.

Hydrogen is the most abundant and the most basic element in the universe.  A hydrogen atom contains a single electron and a single proton.  Like many elements, hydrogen is very stable in its ground state, or at its state of lowest energy.  Theoretically, if a hydrogen atom where to shrink and reach an even lower level of energy, a release of some excess energy would occur.

According to Dr. Randell Mills, when a hydrogen atom collides with certain other atoms or ions, it can transfer a quantity of energy to the other atom, shrinking at the same time, creating a so-called “hydrino” in the process.  The atom that it collided with is called the “catalyst”, as it helps the hydrino shrink.  Once a hydrino has formed, it can shrink even further through collisions with other catalyst atoms or even other hydrinos.  Each successive collision results in further shrinkage and each level of shrinkage releases more energy than the previous level.

There is speculation that Andrea Rossi and Dr. Sergio Focardi’s Ecat reactor is creating hydrinos through a novel non-radiative transmutation of hydrogen and nanoparticles of nickel into copper with the help of a proprietary catalyst.  The result, according to their claims, is a release of excess energy in which their device is used to heat water and produce steam.  This steam can then be used to create electricity.

Imagine the possibilities indeed.

Josh Cole, J.D., Contributor