Open Power Association Files Patent for 'Direct Conversion of Nuclear Energy into Electricity'

Thanks to David Nygren of the LENR Forum for posting about a new patent application which has been filed by the Open Power Association in Italy for an apparatus “for direct conversion of nuclear energy into electricity and
cogeneration of thermal energy from general LENRs, in particular from a new kind.”

Ugo Abundo of the Open Power Association has published this document in English which summarizes the claims of the application and provides some illustrations: Here’s an excerpt:

The major items of the claims are:
– an activation of the fuel mixture by an adjustable neutron gun;

– a cycle of exothermic reactions involving Li-Be-H to promote secondary
neutron emission, enhancing reaction rate under magnetic field control, to
provide α and β rays emission;

– a separation of charged particles by a three electrode capacitor, under an
adjustable electric potential, and gas pressure control; then, a system for
extracting electric current is available from well-known technology;

– a system for removing the generated thermal energy is provided;

– a system for capturing unused neutrons (previously moderated), by a boron
layer, with removal of secondary thermal energy is also provided;

– a system for preventing any emission of radiation in the external environment
is finally provided.

Ugo Abundo states that free licenses will be available to selected partners, while some royalties ‘will guarantee scientific updating.’

The full text of the application, mainly in Italian is available here:

David Nygren says this thread on the LENR Forum can be used to submit questions to Ugo Abundo:

  • Omega Z

    I like your thinking, but i take it one step farther.

    The dealer has his own million$, He wont be there to sell them cars. He’s on permanent vacation in the Bahamas along with all those who produce our food. It’s a long swim as Airline employees also didn’t show up for work.

    Those who “stole” the Escalades are all waiting at the gas pump wonder why there is no gas. 🙂

    There is a guy laying in a hospital bed pressing his service button wondering after 3 days if that nurse will ever show up.
    Oh Wait. i guess that’s normal. 🙁

    • LarryJ

      You are probably right. Thank goodness we will have robots to step in. It’s hard to believe people worry about robots stealing jobs.

      • Omega Z

        With the changing demographics in the world, we will need robots in order to assure everyone is taken care of. Dependent on who’s number you go by, 3 of 4 people will be to young, to old or to disabled to fend for themselves.

    • Jarea

      I think that the motivation to do the things good are coming from the fear that not doing so you will loose something.
      In capitalism, the motivation is not to loose your salary or money to buy nice stuff and survive. In an economy of abundance you have to change the motivation that moves and motivates you .e.g. to have fear from your boss and loose your salary, if you dont do things right. :). Notice that, it is not the money who keeps things going or motivates you directly. The money is just the exchange vehicle between what you need to do and what you want to have. Disadvantages, of money is that price is volatile and can be tricked (inflation) by the ones who have the print machines. Advantage is that is portable and direct to use.
      I say that money will still be around because although many things will be cheap or free we will wish real state things that will not be needed for survival, but for luxury reasons. However, bitcoin is the solution to the tricks we see with the money today. Bitcoin can remove that volatile feature of the current money.

      I guess in the future we all we have a base salary or a global salary based on bitcoins which can finish the poverty and hunger. The persons that wants to to have more luxury things and accumulate or have more power or control can still go and try to create more real state things, like new medicines, new technologies, that provides more money.
      Another contra-intuitive consequence of this global salary is that having the global salary will help to reduce overpopulation. You have to understand that the reasons to have more kids in developing countries is not because they can or the have access to resources. Just the opposite, they had more childs because that was the only option to survive. If you get old in an unstructured society where survival is not guarantee your best rent insurance is your family. Your kids!. With high child mortality, is not enough to have two it is needed to have more so that you ensure that they will survive to take care of the farm and care about you.
      Last word, it is also obvious that in terms of energy required to produce something, songs and films are receiving more than enough for the effort. I think we cannot compare products that are easily reproduced and “massified” with real state products that cannot be cloned. We are talking here about the influence of the information technology where the prices are reduced each year.
      In my opinion, services is what need to be cashed, flat rate services.
      Of course, the same logic will follow for this premise about the global salary and prices. There will be a flat free rate for all and a real state flat rate that cost money. The difference between one an the other will be shifted with the time because, as always happens, information technology will offer new capabilities.

      • Omega Z

        I agree, money is but an exchange medium. Much better then the barter system. Inflation is far more complex then printing or not printing money. The U.S. pumped over 6 trillion$ into the world economy by itself. Where is the inflation.

        Inflation is all about the balance of supply and demand. It does not need any outside influence to take place. That said, Printing money & applying it to promote demand in certain segments of the economy can effect inflation by increaseing demand beyond the ability to supply.

        Economic centers such as New York city can effect inflation. Having limited space for housing, real estate(Housing) is very expensive and rising(demand can never be met) thus requiring higher wages. This makes nearly everything in New York cost more. This has an inflationary ripple effect that can spread around the world.

        “bitcoin is the solution to the tricks etc…”
        You’ve been mislead. The value of bitcoin fluctuates. It is more like a commodity & is more volatile then any currency. I recall a couple years ago it lost 50% of it’s value in a couple days. That’s a 50% loss for any who were in possession of it.

        Bitcoin was something a few people made a fortune off of in the beginning by exchanging it for real curency. In reality, it is a pyramid scheme still in the process of playing out. It’s longevity is only due to it’s limited quantity, but at some point it will still bottom out. It also has no physical backing. All losses are borne by who hold them.

        “I guess in the future we all have a base salary or a global salary based on bitcoins which can finish the poverty and hunger.”

        Bitcoins or any other currency will not eliminate hunger. Only increased food production can eliminate hunger.

        Your basic needs-
        You ask for a minimum of 4 fish to feed your family tonight. OK, But you best go catch 4 fish. If you don’t catch 4 fish, I can not give them. I can not provide for your basic needs unless you provide the basic product.

        Or are you suggesting I take/steal them from someone else?
        The way that works is those that I take from without compensation will merely produce far less. Thus everyone lives in poverty.

        Due to modern society, people have become disconnected to their reality. There are no guarantees. The best society can “try” to do is provide the circumstances for people to provide for themselves.

  • Curbina

    Patent applications even less. However, it’s interesting that they are trying to pull this off.

    • Albert D. Kallal

      I agree – this sounds like a fast one!
      I am a big supporter of patient rights, but unless these folks have a working example, then this seems VERY much like patent trolling.

      So Rossi announces that he achieved electricity production from LENR, and someone else comes along and files a patent on Rossi’s invention.

      This I suppose why Rossi is VERY often hesitant to release details of his LENR devices, since others without having made or crated anything will attempt to take credit for his work.

      Albert D. Kallal
      Edmonton, Alberta Canada

  • HS61AF91

    Well all the greed vs magnanimity is just fine. Different sides of the same coin. I do hope Rossi is successful, like I believe he will be. I’d wholeheartedly welcome all others to build E-Cat like devices. Everybody sell to all those $500 ’empowering’ machines. Sell them to the new masses of independent non-rich, We won’t give a hut about money when, when we all everlasting E-Cats, or equivalents!

  • Omega Z

    OK, I have an acquaintance who thinks I should reduce my fossil use. That I should exchange my speedboat for a sail boat.

    I told him I would give it a try. But as we well know, the wind is not dependable, your just helpless in a calm and it often just works against us even when tacking. Sooo I created a hybrid.

    So what do ya think?

    • clovis ray

      i love it,

      • Omega Z

        Yes, I plan to run some pilot tests.
        Then manufacture to sell.Of course, (F9) applies. 🙂

    • Jouni Tuomela

      If you had an airplane-wing you could even fly ?

    • bkrharold

      You could power it with electric eels

  • Rene

    A device that generates free neutrons is a recipe for heavy activation (making radioactive) the fuel, the containers, and anything inside the wax or boron shielding.

    • Ted-X

      It is interesting to note that Pierre Trudeau, who was an intelligent person and was the prime minister of Canada for about 15 years (and a professor of History, before), was of the opinion that the creation of nation-states slowed down the progress of our civilization. He was in favor of City-States, without the federal governments, as in the times of the flowering Greek civilization. Some people call this idea an Anarchy, but the Anarchy has a number of different flavors (and generally the bad flavors are considered to be the representations).

      • LarryJ

        He is also the father of the newly elected Canadian prime minister.

    • clovis ray

      no free neutrons, in e-cat.

      • Rene

        My comment is not about the e-cat. I am referring to the open power patent: “– an activation of the fuel mixture by an adjustable neutron gun;
        – a cycle of exothermic reactions involving Li-Be-H to promote secondary
        neutron emission,…”

  • US_Citizen71

    True capitalists do not care who they sell to, they only care if you can pay. Governments imposed the embargoes not the capitalists selling the goods.

    • LarryJ

      Depends on how you define a “True” capitalist. I think a “True” capitalist desires to improve the life of his family and of all those around him. Our friend Darden might be a “True” capitalist. As in all aspects of life there are good people and bad people.

      • bachcole

        I had a chance to hear one of the Koch brothers yesterday on NPR (National Public Radio). I believe that he is a true capitalist. The conventional interpretation of their actions is that they are a pair of meanie heads. All I heard was a very well-intentioned and knowledgeable libertarian whose main focus is to try to reduce the size of big government. He even believes in the necessity of environmental regulations.

  • Skip

    Thanx for posting Linda. I mostly agree with what you have stated, with the exception of the use of titles to express socio/economic structures. The terms capitalism, communism. socialism, and others, are wide open to interpretation. What we are talking about; what everyone should be talking about is Greed.



    excessive consumption of or desire for food; gluttony


    excessive desire, as for wealth or power

    Greed rules the earth. Mankind directly, the Earth and everything on it indirectly.

    Greed is structural. It has become our way, or perhaps always did. I’ve only been here for 6+ decades so I can’t speak for the prior past. Others do, but the greedy have changed, or obfuscated history.

    Sure, there are individuals who are greedy (not talking about needy), but I don’t think they are the real problem. People (individuals) are generally good. Groups of good people often degenerate into the organizational philosophy of greed. You may say the basis is due to one or another social construct with one of the above titles, or something else, but that disguises the problem.

    The corporate greed for wealth (which is the fundamental cause for the political positioning for power) has put us where we are today, and if allowed to continue will ensure the further degeneration of mankind. It’s inevitable.

    The solution? Easy to say; hard to do. Redefine what “wealth” and “value” mean. Take (what we call) money out of the equation. Also, find a way for truth based education (not my area of expertise).

    To bring this back to the field of interest that has us gather here; affordable energy production to all. Who really cares if it’s accomplished by E-cats, Orbos, ZPE, huge clanking “perpetual” machines or whatever. The freedom to not be beholden to the ubiquitous and powerful structure of greed is what I strive for.

    I wish I had more company.

    • Göran Jansson

      Many deep and important thoughts you give us. Thanks!

  • Warthog

    Both the Soviet Union and China communist regimes were sufficiently rich in resources so that no “embargo” of them was possible. They both failed. The SU disintegrated (mostly) into the individual pre-communist-empire nation states. China simply adopted capitalism while not calling it that. I suspect Venezuela also falls in this category. And, I think 99% of embargoes disappeared with the Cold War.

  • Omega Z

    “where everyone trades their most valuable commodity, time, for a 30 year mortgage”

    Or you could trade your time to perform labor to build your home.
    You are in essence trading your time for someone else’s time. Homes do not appear from nothing. The become from someones labor.