Airbus to Host LENR Workshop in October

An announcement has been made of an upcoming workshop titled: 11th International Workshop on Anomalies in 
Hydrogen Loaded Metals to be held at Airbus in Toulouse, France, on 15-16 October 2015.Airbus Group Innovations Vice-President and Chief Scientist Jean-François Geneste is the conference organizer.

I think the term “Anomalies in 
Hydrogen Loaded Metals” is another way to refer LENR in a perhaps less controversial way than using the LENR or cold fusion labels.

There’s not much information published about the program so far, but there is a call for papers from people who want to contribute. The Goals and Format of the meeting are listed:

Goals and Format
Hydrogen gas loading is a promising technology to reliably create thermal and nuclear anomalies. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together an international group of experts to present their results and encourage discussion. The emphasis is on theory, models, explanations, but novel experimental results will also be accepted. In addition there will be discussion on topics of interest.
The working language of the workshop is English.

It’s interesting to see that Airbus is taking the lead with this meeting — it’s an indication of some serious interest from the company, which has already filed an LENR patent.

The website for the event is here:

  • georgehants

    If all these large institutions and establishments are doing work on Cold Fusion who is stopping them publishing such an important breakthrough in terms of a method of producing excess energy has been found.
    It is such a fundamental scientific discovery that one would think that all concerned would be falling over themselves to publish.
    If no basic success for a paper has been achieved why are all these people involved in workshops etc?

    • Warthog

      Because they are “for profit” businesses, and are not about to throw away a technological advantage until it is safely protected by issued patents, and perhaps not even then. Note that Elon Musk is not seeking ANY patents on his rocketry efforts, as he feels that the publication of such is just “giving the Chinese the benefit of free research”.

      I spent 20 years working in the chemical industry for one of the largest companies in that business, and attended enough “internal” conferences and external technical meetings to know that what is published is probably 5-10 years behind ongoing work.

  • Daniel Maris

    Great news. Certainly adds credence to the impression that things are taking place just below the surface.

  • Gerard McEk

    It is good to see that slowly but surely respected commercial and large concerns are going to gather information about what is going on in the field of LENR. I am sure that if they are convinced they will buy the know-how and set-up large-scale reaseach programme’s with the aim to take advantage of this huge market. I hope the researchers will be able to show the CTO’s that LENR is real convincingly!

  • Mytakeis

    I’d like to see Rossi blast their socks off. Aside from that, attention focuses nicely on “Anomalies in 
Hydrogen Loaded Metals,” as the Airbus tries to accumulate experiences of others, to and for their advantage. Papers, indeed; more like profit and greed. But business behaves that way. 20 years to LENR powered flight – maybe sooner!

  • Albert D. Kallal

    I think this is a good “hedge” bet on Airbus’s part. Given the long lead time of developing new technologies in the aviation industry, I think Airbus does not want to be caught off guard by say Boeing or some other player working the LENR field.

    As I recently noted Pratt & Whitney started development of placing a gear into their jet engines. They started in 1997, and 17 years later they JUST now are rolling out the engine for commercial use. The results of this engine are spectacular, and it outperforms all competing jet engines. Now every other jet engine maker is a good 8+ years or more behind Pratt and Whitney.

    So for a considerable time, Pratt & Whitney can deliver a better performing engine with better fuel economy then everyone else. (just like Intel can deliver a CPU with more processing then anyone else at a given cost).

    So if say Boeing (or Airbus) jumps on LENR, then the lead time one can obtain in the marketplace means competitors will NEVER catch up! (or you gain significant market advantages that really results in competitors stumbling for years to catch-up).

    A great example is how Microsoft dropped the ball on Smartphones – they simply cannot catch up to Google and Apple in this area, and while they move forward in the next 5 years, so does Google and Apple – since they jumped on the touch enabled smartphones early in the game.

    So in a way, I see this as a strategic move by Airbus – and this is good since now Boeing will have to respond! And if Boeing does not, then they risk loosing a HUGE part of the aviation industry to others.

    Given “long” lead times in this industry, starting to play in the LENR sand box now means EVERY year that passes by means you are one year ahead of the competition in this area!

    Albert D. Kallal
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    • Omega Z


      Boeing is already doing research by way of contracted work with NASA. Some of the info I’ve read indicates that Boeing had already done some research in this area several years prior to the NASA contract.

  • “Slow motion pistol shrimp attack hits 4000⁰C!”

    Solar Hydrogen Trends seems to think that part of their process works like the pistol shrimp. 16 different forces are claimed to be used to break water into almost pure hydrogen.

    Other companies have claimed to have achieved fusion by shocking water. Solar Hydrogen Trends is the only one to claim a controllable process with a very high useful energy output.

  • making yourself research and development is not the best model today, and the trend is Open Innovation.

    the idea is that big corps just support companies, startup, midcaps, which innovate in LENR, and by giving it’s PUBLIc support, they give them a signal that their innovation will find a market.

    problem of innovation is that you can invent many thing, but it there is not yet a market you may be afraid to invest.

    Airbus just plays the market counterpart. it is like saying to a bear hunter : I will buy any bear fur when you find it…

    for them the idea is that if they are well connected to many LENr innovators, they will be present in that new market… and the risk of a big corp is to be late in a new market… you can never catchup most of the time.

    Someone here cite Microsoft on mobile… good comparison.

    Market creation, chicken and egg problem, is a key concept supported by LENRG…

    they published a whitepaper on that concept

    if you follow business management news, it is no surprise.
    “effectuation” maybe another keyword.

  • GreenWin

    “Just because Airbus is hosting a discussion panel does not mean they believe in invisible pink unicorns or cold fusion.” Frustrated Rational Materialist

    • in a rational world of, the fact that Airbus Innovation support LENr research means that :
      “we consider LENR as a possible risk, even of extremely low probability, that will have a catastrophic negative impact on our bottom if we are not in the game.
      We want to be part of the game if the game start, because this mean death otherwise.
      If we are in the game, we want it to start quickly to have an advantage.
      If it fails, it will be considered as an insurance cost.

      in real world, you can just add:

      “and we analysed the probability of LENR reality to be much above the average, near certainty, with only serious question being WHEN. But don’t tell the physicist they still believe in invisible pink unicorn. We cannot afford to believe in conspiracy theory and pink unicorn, we have a bottom line to protect and risk to manage. However we need physicist, peer reviewed magazine, press, so we avoid shocking them too quickly…”