What’s Bill Gates Looking at Here? [Update: Better Picture]

Thanks to Oceans2014 for finding a short YouTube clip of Bill Gates’ recent visit to ENEA labs in Italy.

I took a screenshot at about the 1 second mark where someone is holding up a piece of equipment for Gates to look at. The sound is really indistinct, but the piece of equipment is held up by Dr. Vittorio Violante who, as we have mentioned here many times now, is the coordinator of LENR Research at ENEA.

UPDATE: Here’s a better screenshot taken from this video on Facebook (Thanks to Mr. Moho)

Here’s the screenshot:billgates1

Here’s the screenshot


And here’s the video clip (only about half a minute long)

It seems much more plausible that we’re looking at some part of a cold fusion device than a hot fusion device to me.

  • Ophelia Rump

    A micro reactor.

  • Daniel Maris

    Couldn’t agree more. This isn’t about hot fusion, clearly.

    But I must admit to not really being able to place ENEA in the cold fusion story. I know cold fusion has been much more in the public debate area in Italy but I wasn’t aware they were advanced with their own technology. Are they? That seems to be the implication.

    I must say those guys look very confident and relaxed. Like they know something we don’t but maybe Bill Gates does now.

    And can anyone believe BG would part with a billion without having his own scientists check out this technology?

    • Ophelia Rump

      I believe the implication was they were in discussions. So you may be right about the second opinions.

    • Omega Z

      ENEA, as with several other alphabet boys have done LENR research with some collusion with U.S. assistance by certain Government agencies. If you look deeply enough, you’ll find similar funding connections with Mitsubishi/Toyota LENR research, ITER, etc, all over the globe including with Russia & China.

  • Alan DeAngelis
  • Buck

    How do you feel about $1B spread evenly across 10 years?

  • Daniel Maris

    Interesting…I did think reactor chamber myself but have no technical knowledge to add to the debate.

  • Mr. Moho

    There’s a much better video of that here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=545349395600650

    • pelgrim108

      It is standing on the table at the 29 second mark.

  • georgehants

    Modi government urged to revive cold fusion
    Bangalore: Some top nuclear scientists
    are urging India’s new government to revive research on “cold fusion”,
    saying it has the potential to provide answers to the country’s energy

  • georgehants

    Open Power Newsletter #15: E-Cat analysis by Ugo Abundo

  • Sanjeev

    It looks like a Pd-D wet cell with plumbings for H2 connected.
    Dr. Violante and his team have replicated the original F&P experiment and can reproduce it more frequently. His ICCF-18 presentations are about his work there. (Can be found at MU’s mospace website).
    Actually that’s all is publicly known (at least to me). There is no Ni-H work done there that is public and no industrially useful reactor yet. If someone knows their secret projects, if any, please let us know.

    • Anon2012_2014

      Pd-D wet cell uses electrolysis to make the D2 from D20. So why the gas plumbing.

      I think it is an H2 or D2 reaction chamber.

      • Sanjeev

        Good point. I meant D2 not H2, but now not sure why the pipes are there.

  • pelgrim108

    The device you are trying to guess is standing on the table in front of Gates at 0:29 . Its a 2 part installation. My layman guess, now seeing the apparatus as a whole, is that it is a laser agitated pd-d cell. Sorry for being obnoxious.

  • Curbina

    Dr. Violante joined NRL-SRI and University of Missouri to research on the Fleischmann Pons Effect. So, it’s probably a reactor of the kind used for this research. http://www.enea.it/it/Ufficio-Bruxelles/news/new-advancements-on-the-fleischmann-pons-effect-paving-the-way-for-a-potential-new-clean-renewable-energy-source/

  • GreenWin

    Looks like any investment will be a personal investment from Gates. Which means he can stipulate where the money is spent. Since ITER is not interested in cold fusion – ITER is out. That leaves Violante’s unit at ENEA, which focuses on cold fusion. This the unit that DARPA contracts with on their cold fusion projects – otherwise classified.

    • ecatworld

      The Italian media reports made it sound like the Gates foundation was looking to invest funds, not Gates personally.

      • Aleksandr Albert

        With the exception of Warren Buffet’s significant contribution, I believe all of the foundation’s funds come from Gates’ personal wealth