ENEA, the Italian National agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development has published the proceedings of the June 3rd meeting it held at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The title of the event was “New advancements on the Fleischmann-Pons Effect: paving the way for a potential new clean renewable energy source?”
The agenda shows the contents of the meeting: five presentations from leading researchers (see below), a round table discussion with industry leaders on the implications of the FPE for industry, and a presentation about research needs.
The presentations by the researchers were (slide shows at links):
New Nuclear Effects in Deuterium-Palladium Electrolysis and Gas Systems Under Near Ambient Conditions by Michael C.H. McKubre, Ph.D. Director, Energy Research Center, SRI International
Material Science for Understanding the Fleischmann and Pons Effect by V. Violante Ph.D, ENEA LENR Research Coordinator
Anomalous Heat Results from the Naval Research Lab and the University of Missouri Graham K. Hubler, Ph.D. Director, Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri
New Evidence of the Cold Nuclear Fusion – Accelerator Experiments at Very Low Energies Konrad Czerski, Professor, University of Szczecin, Poland and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Discovery of New Nuclear Phenomena in the Condensed Matter State Robert V. Duncan, Ph.D., Professor of Physics,
Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Missouri.
The speakers and the setting seem to lend a high level of legitimacy to the claims that Fleischmann and Pons’ reports of achieving an anomalous heat effect from palladium loaded with deuterium — and this would in turn provide some credibility to researchers who may be working with other materials (like nickel-hydrogen). Reproducibility and repeatability of the palladium-deuterium based effect still appears to be a problem, but there seems to be little doubt from those who have studied this effect closely that it is real and certainly worth exploring further — along with funding to understand and develop the process.