Italian Prime Minister’s Office gives ICCF-19 Cold Fusion Conference ‘High Patronage’

Thanks to AlainCo for the following link on the Always On Thread:

Alain reports that he received this statement in a newsletter for the ICCF-19 (International conference on cold fusion) to be held in Padua, Italy on April 13-17, 2015:

“We are proud to announce the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy has today (12.12.2014) awarded its High Patronage to the ICCF-19 event”

If you go to the website for ICCF-19 you will see these two seals listed in the Patronage section, which certainly indicate support from Italian government agencies.


The first seal (Prezidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri) can be translated as “President of the Council of Ministers”, and the second one (Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico) as “Ministry of Economic Development”. It’s another indication that LENR/Cold Fusion is being seen as more respectable in Italy, at least.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    It is a common practice in several countries to gain the high patronage of a governmental institution for international conferences – perhaps in order to make the event more attractive for foreign participants. Thus, we should not overinterpret this announcement.

    • what this mean is that cold fusion is no more UFO-like conspiracy belief.
      and THAT is a HUGE news.

      • Andreas Moraitis

        Fortunately, there appears to be a corresponding trend. But I doubt that the ministry officials understand what the subject of this conference exactly is.

        • Dods

          From an observer outside of Italy I get the feeling that the Italian media reporting is more open than other countries efforts. I can only conclude from this that there government must be more informed as well.

          • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

            ..or there is such utter chaos that nothing is controllable any longer… so some manage to speak out and blow the proverbial whistle.

        • Politicians sure don’t understand calorimetry, or even science, and they usually follow advisors.
          however they all understand that it is risky science for their reputation.
          SURE if they put their name beside ICCF they have SOLID information that their career won’t be ruined, and that they will benefit from that support.

          what this mean is that among their advisors some are really convinced LENr is an opportunity, and that none of the Sylvie Coyaud around have convinced them it was risky for their reputation.

          this mean that LENR have WON the WAR against academic TERROR.

          • Sanjeev

            You are right actually. Its the bureaucrats that assist politicians in such matters (or may be there is a committee) and it is important because there people are usually very smart. What this means is that they are very much convinced that supporting ICCF in Italy is going to benefit them in some way. Their motivation is almost always either money or power. Perhaps Bill Gates has something to do with all this.

        • Omega Z

          ICCF- International Climate Change Foundation.

      • Andreas Moraitis

        Even before Rossi, CF research in Italy has not necessarily been treated as junk science. These are the patrons of ICCF-15, Rome, 2009:

        Società Chimica Italiana
        Società Italiana di Fisica
        Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

      • georgehants

        AlainCo, how strange, I had the silly idea that science was meant to work with Evidence and Research and not ridiculous beliefs or opinions.

        • bachcole

          Very few people can get to and understand the evidence and research. In the case of the honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, he is probably too busy running a country to realize that this LENR matter is not just another bit of TMI. It is likely even that he doesn’t even know about LENR now but rather someone in his office knows a little about it and suggested to someone else higher up in the office that it would be a good idea to give the conference patronage and the higher up said OK and then went to a delicious lunch of pasta alfredo.

          • Andreas Moraitis

            Sorry for the damper – I did not want to disturb your enthusiasm. With regard to the patronage, the most likely scenario is that somebody from the organization committee knew somebody who works in the ministry, talked to him about the conference – dropping the name of Bill Gates in passing –, and the story got underway. The main advantage I see is that the ministry now cannot easily back out when future decisions on LENR are on the agenda.

          • jousterusa

            You forgot the part where someone gave someone else $10,000.

      • bachcole

        I agree. Although Andreas has put a slight damper on my enthusiasm, it does mean that LENR is NOT taboo in Italy.

  • bachcole

    Nice, perhaps even huge.

  • Gerrit

    Imagine the headlines when Bill Gates shows up at the conference.

  • Bob Greenyer

    The Italians have been pioneers in central heating, ventilation, water transport and thermal conditioning spanning millennia, they not only like a good hot bath, they like elegant design – it will not be lost on them that LENR is the epitome of elegant design.

    There were military and government representatives at both the 14/12/12 meeting I had in Rome and this years meeting in Assisi. The establishment in Italy knows.

    • Dave Lawton

      Italian plumbing company based near Bristol with a hydrogen boiler.

      • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

        Thanks for this!!! Another example of why Italians flee Italy – they would not have been able to make it in a country that is run by the mafia(-s).

  • LucaS

    From an italian who live in Italy: do not even consider italian politics…. From it nothing good can’t come in any sector!

    • Sanjeev

      Unfortunately greed (for power or resources) is the main driver of material progress and prosperity in this age and politicians and corporations are the embodiments of greed. They have the necessary means to accelerate the progress of LENR. All you need to do is to convince them that LENR will bring more money and power to them and the days of oil and fission are numbered. They will switch sides quickly.

      • I don’t feel it is unfortunate.
        I am more sad about the bigges drive today, which is FEAR. FERA, Malthusians ideas, panic, is driving the west. hopefully poor people in emerging countries have ambition, greed, dreams…

        fear and greed are what make the things grow worse or go better respectively… the rest is just hidden transcendented fear or greed.

        • Sanjeev

          Good point. Military is an embodiment of fear…. they thrive on fear and they create fear to control the masses. You can directly correlate the size of the military to the amount of fear the people of that country have. So this completes the trio of gov, military and corporations, feeding on power, money and fear.

          Military also drives innovation and progress (fortunately or unfortunately). In some ways they are more corrupt than all the politicians and corporations combined, so things hardly move there unless billions are poured into some project(e.g F35 bomber). They innovate but obviously for only one purpose – to kill effectively and in great numbers. Perhaps they will find LENR “disappointing”.

          • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

            The Secret of the Three bullets, Professor Emilio Del Giudice. A real Italian pioneer.

    • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

      Italian politicians, the very few non-impeached and competent, are scrambling in all directions.
      Italian people are just accepting the rot. Personal conclusion: it is a mentality issue.

    • Fortyniner

      Please don’t use that avatar image – it make me feel like punching my monitor.

      • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

        It would be nice to know the reason for the choice – there is always a reason.

  • jousterusa

    Slowly but surely, we are getting there. Other governments will soon back or imitate Italy, I think.
    Ours will not be among them, because we have nothing to lose.

    • Fortyniner

      Neither will the UK government, until they get the green light from yours. Naturally there is still not a whisper in the media of even the possibility that ‘one day’ a clean new power source will become available. That might upset too many agendas revolving around ‘new nuclear’ and ‘green’ insanities.

      • georgehants

        Morning Peter, do you remember when the whole World listened to the BBC for honest news, now I watch RT (Russian Television News) as the only way to find the Truth of what is happening in the UK and the West.

        • Fortyniner

          Morning George. Same here. There is still bias, but not the outright propaganda that the BBC now regularly spews out. Even my wife – who has no particular interest in politics – now automatically rejects almost anything that is said on the BBC about government policies, world events, energy, or anything else they seem so intent on ‘spinning’.

          • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

            The hope is that journalism soon will no longer need to be a caste with a certification and a guild.

          • georgehants

            Peter, sad times, corrupt government, corrupt media, corrupt science etc.
            The capitalists are going (possibly) to let the whole system collapse and millions suffer, rather than face up to the Fact that a “new” social system must be brought into action now, slowly and gently to solve the problems that capitalism has created.

          • we want LENR Fusione Fredda

            I subscribe. The only hope is retribution via LENR.

          • georgehants

            Fredda, it is I think that same capitalistic corruption that is behind the delay with Cold Fusion now.
            Dream of a free, open World where only the benefits of mankind are important and every available scientist is working to bring Cold Fusion to (hopefully) it’s Wonderful potential lifesaving reality.

          • Fortyniner

            I suppose that corruption has always been in the background, especially in politics – it just seems so much more widespread now, as if honesty is a rare exception, and everyone has an axe to grind, or something to hide.

            We tend to see corruption for what it is far more quickly and easily now though, because we are now able to call on many sources of information that almost immediately expose the lies of politicians and their mouthpieces, medical professionals, police, biased academics, media hacks and the rest.

  • bitplayer

    I suspect Bill Gates is quite intellectually capable of keeping up with the science, and if he attended, that he would ensure that he was properly prepared to follow the material.

  • Jonnyb

    Interesting development from Thunder Fussion: I believe that T.F. are the main competitor for Rossi.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      Ruggero Santilli is an excellent scientist, and together with his son Ermanno he is already in business with MagneGas ( However, while his innovative gas is already protected, the patent for a fusion reactor ( has not yet been granted.

  • Pietro F.
    • Gerrit

      great interview !

  • Chris I

    Wow that’s right in my stomping grounds! Pity it’s so expensive and one can’t just nip in and talk to folks, though perhaps lunch breaks might be organized somewhere accessible to the curious. Gotta enquire.

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