Thanks to Sam for posting a link to abstracts of papers that will be presented at The 20th Meeting of Japan CF-Research Society in Fukuoka which will be held December 13-14, 2019.
Reading through the abstracts gives the impression that there is an active community of researchers in Japan who are working towards the goal of understanding energy production/transmutation through LENR processes, and some are claiming success in generating excess heat production.
Here are just a few quotes that stood out from some of the abstracts:
“Excess Energy Generation Experiments using a Nano-sized Multilayer Metal Composite and Hydrogen Gas” S. Murakami, et al.
“Up to now, maximum released excess energy reached 1.1MJ and average released energy per absorbed total hydrogen was 16 keV/H or 1.5 GJ/H-mol. It cannot be explained by any known chemical process”
“Enhancement of Excess Thermal Power in Interaction of Nano-Metal
and H(D)-Gas” A Takahashi, et al.
“Latest results on anomalous heat effect (AHE) by interaction of binary nano-composite metal powders and H (or D) gas, after the NEDO-MHE project (2015-2017), were reported by our ICCF22 presentation and paper.”
“Verification of anomalous heat detected by differential scanning calorimetry from Palladium-Nickel-Zirconium alloy in hydrogen flow” Y. Satoh, et al.
“In this work, we examined the anomalous heat generation from a small amount of palladium-nickel-zirconium alloy (PNZ) by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) under various conditions,
which is aimed to clarify abnormality of the heat generation phenomenon.”
“Anomalous Heat in New Binary Metal System under Hydrogen Stream” I. Imoto, et al.
“As a result, we found for the first time that some binary metal systems generates anomalous heat at 500-800 °C. The samples of Al-Ni binary system showed the exothermal heat flow over 300 mW/g which was very large compared with 20 mW/g obtained with the same DSC apparatus for Pd-Ni-Zr sample. Similarly, Al-Ti (40 mW/g at 700 °C) and Al-Ca (90 mW/g at 400 °C) binary systems exhibited large anomalous heat at a high temperature. These samples were repeatedly evaluated, resulted in high reproducibility with respect to anomalous heat generation”