The Open Power Association

This morning I received an invitation to become an honorary member of the Open Power Association, which I was happy to accept. The association is the sponsor of the web site which is building on the work of Ugo Abundo, the Pirelli High School professor who started an open source cold fusion project with the Athanor cold fusion cell — now upgraded to the Hydrobetatron reactor.

The Open Power Association was organized formally this summer in Rome, and here is a translation of the goals and mission of the association from its constitution (courtesy of Google Translate)

The association aims to do research, to support shared research and the free exchange of knowledge in the field of new energy and energy in particular on energy , mainly, but not exclusively , in the field of ” LENR ” (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) , in order to reach applications practice that can be aimed at the benefit of all mankind, above all division ethnic, religious, political, cultural or otherwise, and any economic interest of third parties and of the Association who is a non-profit ; attain the objective will be achieved through the activities and procedures specified in the statute.

The officers of the organization are:

Ugo Abundo , President and Member of the Board;
Paola Pieravanti , Vice President , Secretary and Member of the Board;
Luciano Salvatore Saporito , a member of the Board;
Michele Di Lecce , a member of the Board;
Alessandro Burgognoni , a member of the Board;
Angela Venuto, Treasurer ;
Ugo Abundo , Scientific Director .

I have to say that it’s hard for me to follow a lot of the details on their web site since the text and videos presented are in Italian, but I have been assured that in the future there will be an English version of the web site.

An interview with Ugo Abundo, President and Scientific Director can be found here. Abundo states that preliminary testing shows that their system has been able to measure 4 times the amount of energy produced by their reactor than is input — and they are hoping to get outside validation.

I hope I am able to share more news from the Open Power association as time goes on.

  • Shane D.

    Going through 22 Passi I also read through the post and comments section regarding the Hydrobetatron reactor with Abundo responding to a number of others.

    Hard sometimes to understand the translation, but it appears that this “Open Power Team” is encountering the same difficulties as our MFMP team.

    Lots of tantalizing results, but not enough above the background noise to rule out “artifacts”, or measurement errors as Abundo readily acknowledges.

    Abundo is very open and honest and welcomes the input, criticisms and suggestions he has received… just like the MFMP team.

    • artefact

      Great posts Shane! Thanks

  • Shane D.

    Interesting development re Celani that comes to light on 22 Passi today. Seems the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) director wants to defund Celani and his team working on LENR at the Frascati National Labs.

    In the plea of the text sent to the Italian parliment to intervene an interesting tidbit pops up:

    ” in our country have continued in recent years with the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, in collaboration with SRI International and the University “La Sapienza”, research in the vein of Fleischmann and Pons;

    concerning an experiment similar to that of Toyota and home of the University of Kobe, but in a completely independent, are taking place for some time at Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) research Francesco Celani and his team, whose promising results have been shown a few weeks ago during a conference organized by CIRPS (Inter-University Centre of Research for Sustainable Development) “La Sapienza”;

    a design company technology Low energy nuclear reactions, predicted that the commercialization of its devices will have a goal of two years, but that the final result will depend largely by industries that want to produce such devices”

  • Omega Z

    Just have to post this. “Joel Lindstrom and Leonardo Technologies, Inc.”


    This info comes from cobraf- A Poster connects this with Rossi.

    To be CLEAR about this::: This is Not the same LEONARDO as Rossi is involved in Now with the E-cat.

    Leonardo Technologies, Inc- Is a Corporation that Rossi was at one time, 1 of 5 founding partners. Rossi sold his Share back to them. Likely for funding his E-cat research.
    2 of these partners from LTI were also partnered with Rossi later in Ampenergo. Another of the original 5 Partners is also on Rossi’s Board at JONP.

    LTI-Global has had Million$ in yearly Contracts with the U.S. Government for many years. They are considered a small company by world standards, but are involved internationally with many Governments, Especially N/S America & all branches of the Military/DOD. Even the DOE.

    Sometimes it’s fun to connect the dots & sometimes those connections make you scratch your head.
    I once tried to backtrack all the connections of the original partners. Limited partnerships, Other business connections, Government agency director/board positions Etc.. You quickly run into roadblocks such as undisclosed names Etc. It quickly becomes a maze. But I suspect all these connections is what kept Rossi safe for so long. A kind of Unofficial keep hands off Rossi. The Connections are that deep… You could get Droned.

    • Fortyniner

      Just keep posting so we know you’re still around Omega!

  • georgehants

    Ultrathin solar cell is efficient and easy to make
    Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have made a thin-film
    solar cell with better than 15% light-conversion efficiency from an
    emergent class of semiconductors known as perovskites. The devices have a simple architecture and could easily be produced in large quantities because the vapour-deposition process used to make them is compatible with conventional processing methods for fabricating such solar cells.

  • Man

    It’s just a clumsy incapable of doing right measures.
    He want to make propaganda but has never achieved anything.

  • bachcole

    I know that you all have probably seen this by now, and I know that I am not the first to post about it here: But I am very excited. Even if it has nothing to do with LENR, it is big (or it is a scam website). Read the smallest print at the bottom. Doesn’t that sound like what we all have been saying about LENR. I simply can’t imagine that it could be anything else. If they say that they are planning a trip to Mars, that would be a certified doze off that will take years to manifest, and the majority of the human race couldn’t care less. Would they announce a lighter, stronger metal for space ships. Another doze off. It has to be something that will affect everyone. Perhaps anti-gravity. But I am betting on LENR. And whatever they call it will stick, probably.

    Let’s play a game and try to guess what it is. I go first: LENR.

    • GreenWin

      Seems to be a FAKE:

      Most science people already know there’s life on Mars.

      • Pekka Janhunen

        “Most science people already know there’s life on Mars.” You mean the germs that we have taken there or what?

    • Omega Z

      All of NASA websites are non-accessible at this time due to the shutdown. Tread carefully.

  • josh
    • maozhijie

      I have check the whois information of this website, there not any interested information.

  • Daniel Maris

    Research, research, research.

    Can we have some results, results, results please?

  • bachcole

    4 times is a COP of 3. Not bad.

  • Ztoritz


    • bachcole

      There is no other “revolution” currently on the page. What are you referring to? If LENR isn’t a revolution, I don’t know what is. The word has no meaning if LENR is not a revolution.

  • Guido Avidano

    I read daily the news in your website, please change “Pirrelli” to “Pirelli”, an italian tire manifacturer. Thanks

  • artefact
    • Omega Z

      The liquid-cooled 85 kilowatt-hour battery in the Tesla Model S(85Kwh Electric)

      And now we have an Idea of E-cat power needed to power an electric or LENR car.

      • Daniel Maris

        That’s a sports car. I don’t think they mean KwH by the way. I am pretty sure I recall a normal electric car being more like 30Kws.

  • Shane D.

    Seems that interview with Mr. Abundo is from June 2012?

    Perhaps with your new connection Admin, we could get an update.

    • ecatworld

      Yes, I will try to get one.

      • Omega Z


        If you get the Opportunity, You could also stress to them the importance of providing an English version as soon as possible.

        Aside from the fact that us English speakers are biased 🙂
        It is the most spoken language in the world & growing.
        Thus allowing them to reach the single largest group of people with the least effort.

        • ecatworld

          Yes, and I plan to say something about the blue comic sans font on their site — hard to take very seriously

          • bachcole

            I like the blue, but the comic as got to go. The whole website is too plain.

        • Pekka Janhunen

          I kind of like the font, for a change. Just to give a second opinion.