New advancements on the Fleischmann-Pons Effect: paving the way for a potential new clean renewable energy source?
European Parliament – Brussels, 3 June 2013
The scope of the workshop was to make the European community aware of the "state-of-the-art" of the studies on the Fleischmann-Pons Effect (FPE) phenomenon.
This effect is the appearance of excess energy when a Pd cathode is electrolyzed in heavy water.
Energy densities measured during FPE are orders of magnitude larger than the maximum energy associated to any known chemical process.
This effect was first discovered in 1989 by two electrochemists Prof. Martin Fleischmann and Dr. Stanley Pons, by loading palladium with deuterium (an isotope of hydrogen). This excess energy is not associated with nuclear radiation and does not appear when light water (H2O) is used.
ENEA (Italy), Stanford Research International (SRI, USA) and Energetics LLC (USA) have been collaborating on an alternative energy project since 2004 based upon the FPE. The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL, USA) joined the cooperation in 2008 and since 2010 also the University of Missouri was involved in the research.
All the collaborating institutions, after several years of scientific review process, based on the application of the scientific method to the study of the phenomenon, do not question the existence of this very strong isotope effect as FPE has been observed during experiments in the four laboratories.
Michael McKubre, Stanford Research International (SRI), USA
Vittorio Violante, LENR Research Coordinator, ENEA, Professor Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
Graham Hubler, Director of the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance, USA
Konrad Czerski, Professor, University of Szczecin, Poland and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Robert Duncan, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Missouri, USA