Report: Italian Technology Company TSEM to Collaborate with MIT, Texas Tech University and Industrial Heat in the US

Thanks to Sanjeev for posting about this on the Always Open thread.

There’s a very interesting post on Vessela Nikolova’s E-Cat the New Fire blog which reports about an interview with Concetta La Gatta, daughter of Eng. Antonio La Gatta, founder of Italian technology company TSEM. Readers here may remember that TSEM was the company that sponsored this year’s ICCF-19 conference in Padua Italy.

Concetta La Gatta, who works at TSEM made a very interesting comment during an interview with a website called Ambient & Ambienti about the future direction of the company, stating that her brother, who also works at TSEM, will be moving to the United States for a new project.

She says:

“Soon the excellent captain who is my brother Antonio will move to the US to direct the new US operating units in North Carolina, in collaboration with MIT, Texas Tech University, Industrial heat”.

That’s all she says about the topic, but those names together are certainly intriguing. It is quite possible that TSEM has built bridges with Industrial Heat. Tom Darden was hosted by Antonio La Gatta when he spoke at ICCF-19. The mention of MIT is interesting, since they were well known players in the downfall of Fleischmann and Pons back in the late 80’s and 90’s. We do know, however, that MIT professor Peter Hagelstein is a longstanding champion of LENR — and he was at ICCF-19.

Texas Tech University is less difficult to understand since Robert Duncan (who was also at ICCF-19) is Senior Vice President for Research at TTU, and is heading up the new Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES) there. Duncan is a well known supporter of LENR research.

TSEM is a company involved in innovative technology development, with a background in cold fusion research. Here’s a profile from Infinite Energy magazine.

“The conference is organized by TSEM, an Italian company focusing on energy, security and healthcare technologies. Conference Chair Antonio LaGatta is founder and president at TSEM. About four years ago, LaGatta led TSEM into the study of high bandwidth calorimetric measurement of palladium excess heat. TSEM has collaborated with SRI, ENEA and NRL.

“LaGatta writes in his Welcome Message: “Results achieved during the last years of works have been amazing and it’s now time to give a new emphasis to such important discipline. Deserving of a fresh perspective, the conference will be changing in parallel with how our world is about to change.” LaGatta notes that the organizers will make much effort in getting Italian media and international press to cover the event so that the world can “understand the importance of what the scientific community is doing and what the impact of these results will be for the entire world.”

At this point we know very little about the details of this collaboration, but it does sound like Tom Darden and others at IH are carefully building bridges to bring about his stated goal of implementing LENR technology to reduce pollution worldwide.

  • Daniel Maris

    Would be nice to be bowled over by TSEM but as far as I can make out on the internet they are a miniscule company (16-25 employees) focussed mainly on technology in the cosmetic/beauty area.

    It would be nice to hear differently but that’s as much as I could find out.

  • Sanjeev

    Don’t know if this is a leak or whether intentional or not, but I’m glad to see another player entering the lenr game. Very important linkages made here.

  • georgehants

    Via Vortex with thanks
    One more article that all should read…
    Editors of World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journals:
    “Much of the Scientific Literature, Perhaps HALF, May Simply Be
    Science education should continually reinforce the fact that integrity and
    morality are absolutely necessary for the scientific process to work.
    “The most important endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions.
    Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in
    our actions can give beauty and dignity for life.”
    -Albert Einstein — To Reverend C. Greenway, November 20,1950.
    “Without ‘ethical culture,’ there is no salvation for humanity.”
    -Albert Einstein—From “The Need for Ethical Culture”, January 5,1951.
    -mark iverson[email protected]/msg102986.html

    • Manuel Cruz

      The situation isn’t actually that bad, that 50% is reached by balancing out social sciences with hard science.

    • Mark

      Morality! Really? A lot of stuff published in these journals is “uninterpretable” (i.e. bad quality) just like a lot of LENR work has been. So what is so immoral?

      Is it that papers that are more like pilot studies are published?

      Is it the “publish or perish” climate of universities?

      Maybe it is a good thing people can get their work in a journal instead of loosing their job?

      Maybe it is the incompetent people reading these studies and making to much of them?

      • GreenWin

        Mark, the outdated “Publish or Perish” edict in academia is a major reason for poor quality science. Combined with a bottomless pit of grant money for adventures like “climate change” we get questionable or erroneous science. e.g.

        Perhaps it should change to “Publish Sheit and Perish.”

        • clovis ray

          wrong,at present we have a lt/e-cat that been under load for 6 months and has been in self sustain, mode ssm a majority of that time, the customer is tickled pink, because it’s saving him lots of money on his power bill,

        • georgehants

          Evening GreenWin, warm at last in Penzance.

          • GreenWin

            Wonderful news George. I wish you a warm and joyful summer, tippled with a fine red! Great to hear the “Holographic Principle” is becoming a staple in mainstream science. Now, how do we make these holograms behave more humanely?

          • georgehants

            By many more people sincerely asking the question you have asked and honestly trying to find the answer.

    • Andy Kumar

      George, we have not heard from you for a while. I thought you gave up hope.
      Anyway, you have not missed much. We have been going thru the usual “serial excitement” about one announcement-du-jour to the next. New replicators (hero-du-jour) keep popping up every week. Hopefully, we will see some movement soon.

      • georgehants

        Morning Andy, yes in four years much has changed, from just a few of us defending Mr. Rossi and hoping for success to now, new reports almost every day.
        In them days it was only us few Rebels that refuse to follow the establishment line that kept interest going, now it is difficult to even write the Truth as it becomes condemned as “repetition”
        All good news and it is still Mr. Rossi in the driving seat of hope for a open announcement at the end of his test period in Dec/Feb.

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  • Freethinker

    Some results on the first part of my ongoing experiment, dealing with the hydrogenation part.