Nuclear Engineer Piero Andreuccetti on Prospects for LENR in the Energy Industry

Thanks to Mr. Moho for finding this interview by Vessela Nikolova with nuclear engineer Piero Andreuccetti, who is the Property and Technical Services Manager at CESI, a Milan (Italy) company which provides technical consulting services in the sustainable energy field.

The interview can be found on the E-Cat-The New Fire web site here: http://www.ecat-thenewfire.com/blog/lenr-seen-from-nuclear-engineer/

Nikolova asks Andreuccetti about developments in the LENR field, and he provides an interesting perspective from someone working on innovation in the energy industry.

When asked if he thinks we’re on the edge of an LENR energy revolution Adreuccetti states, “Not yet on the edge, but something is going to happen in a few years. Because too many signs are starting to find their way to emerge from the realm of the so called ‘junk science’ and acquire a new dignity among mainstream researchers.”

Andreuccetti sees problems in developing LENR because he thinks that so far the science is not well understood, and power output in experimental systems is small (except for the E-Cat). He sees the need for public support of LENR R&D, but admits that academic opposition to the field is impeding government support for it.

Regarding the chance for replication of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat, Andreuccetti thinks the most recent report could provide important information, but he makes an interesting point that Industrial Heat has already replicated Rossi’s E-Cat — even though it couldn’t be considered independent.

All in all, Andreuccetti seems to be positive regarding the prospects for LENR. He sees the E-Cat as a potential ‘exit strategy’ for tradition energy sources once it is shown to be ready for the marketplace. And when that time comes, he says, “my company won’t miss the market opportunity to forge and offer new, LENR related services.”

  • Curbina

    Indeed.

  • builditnow

    Newsweek article today ponders as to why technology is stuck and references Cold Fusion as “road kill”

    “On the other hand, there’s a lot of roadkill along the highway to
    society-altering technology: nanotech, cold fusion, artificial
    intelligence, superconductors. (Anyone remember superconductors?) ”

    “Innovation Lite: Modern-Day Technology is Stuck”
    http://www.newsweek.com/innovation-lite-modern-day-technology-stuck-283338

    Perhaps the newsweek author, Kevin Maney, could ponder as to why he has not heard about the progress in Cold Fusion, which, could give him his flying car.

    • bachcole

      Please, oh please, mainstream morons keep it up. Keep digging your hole of embarrassment deeper and deeper.

      • GreenWin

        Any wonder why Newsweek’s ad page count is down to ~3? Only a handful read it anymore. And with ace reportage from Kevin Maney – readership could go to zero.

    • Thomas Kaminski

      I am surprised he mentions “Superconductors”. Anyone who has had an MRI has benefited from it. SQUID devices are now among the most sensitive EM detectors we have.

  • Chris I

    Finally someone has pointed out the obvious fact that IH has replicated it. Rather than saying that it couldn’t be considered independent, I would just say nobody else can, so far.

  • Ophelia Rump

    That is not an endorsement.

    It is a conversion.

    And when that time comes, he says, “my company won’t miss the market opportunity to forge and offer new, LENR related services.”

  • georgehants

    In the report above it quite incorrectly states ——
    ——–
    “When asked if he thinks we’re on the edge of an LENR energy revolution
    Adreuccetti states, “Not yet on the edge, but something is going to
    happen in a few years. Because too many signs are starting to find their
    way to emerge from the realm of the so called ‘junk science’ and
    acquire a new dignity among mainstream researchers”
    ——–
    It is not Cold Fusion that will gain the “new dignity” but those corrupt and incompetent “mainstream researchers” that have been debunking and denying the science for 25 years, they need to admit their crimes and beg for forgiveness before that lost “dignity” has any chance of being recognised.

    • Gerard McEk
      • georgehants

        Gerard, thanks but there are 2000 comments could you transfer to here the one you mean.

        • Gerard McEk

          If you click on the link you will see my comment with a yellow line. It is the Open Letter of Bert Abbink.

          • georgehants

            Gerard, yes many thanks I did see that on JONP and thought it to long to transfer.
            We all know that their are many True, honest, good scientists out there but they like Mr. Rossi et al have been smothered by the corrupt and incompetent majority.
            Sadly most lesser scientists unable to think beyond the establishment dictated propaganda, religiously follow like sheep.
            One day science may begin to regain some of the good reputation that it has been itself destroying for many years.

      • Bernie777

        I Google “Bert Abbing” (The name on his article in JONP) cannot find any bio information, can you supply?

        • Gerard McEk

          I tried it too, but couldn’t find anything either. He probably has used a fake name. When still under the repression of peudo-science delusion one must be very brave to do it openly.

  • Varmlandstok

    LENR will make the energy industry obsolete.

    • Billy Jackson

      “that’s not entirely accurate” – Mr. Nimzicki Independence Day [Movie] 1996

      In truth LENR and the e-cat will more than likely just make the energy industry more profitable as they remove the costs of overhead and supplies. The Oil and Coal industry on the other hand, their future does not look so bright…

      Until the e-cat can warm up to operating temperatures and run without the stability provided by electrical input we will still need the grid for a while. Once it becomes “self sustaining” then we can debate the merits of dismantling the grid 🙂

    • Ophelia Rump

      With decentralization comes greater need for manpower, not less. The energy industry will evolve, not disappear. With change comes new opportunities. Those who see only threat make themselves into dinosaurs and are swept away by the winds of change, while others sail by on the winds of change.

  • Curbina

    The fact is that a Nuclear Engineer will probably always have a more open mind than a nuclear scientist. Engineers see a potential breakthrough with much more interest than scientist, at least is my personal experience.

    • Iggy Dalrymple

      Maybe because engineers are into “what works” rather than “how it works”.

      • Curbina

        I have an idea that put into words would be like: “Engineering is the art of using science to provide technological solutions to mankind’s needs”. As Engineers need to deal with pressing problems, and energy is one of the more pressing problems of all, we engineers are not going to simply dismiss a claim that would solve a big problem, but would instead get very interested in finding if there’s a real answer in this new claim.

  • Mr. Moho

    Also, a comment by Rossi:
    http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=864&cpage=3#comment-1023101

    Andrea Rossi
    November 10th, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Andrew:
    Thank you for the link to this interview. This is another important endorsement to LENR coming from the top level Science.
    The considerations of the nuclear eng. Pietruccetti of CESI ( Italian R&D leading center belonging to ENEL) are very intelligent. I also agree with him about the work in course at the MIT directed by Dr Brian Ahern.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    • ecatworld

      Rossi got the name wrong — it’s eng. Andreucetti

  • Mr. Moho

    Interestingly, CESI S.p.A has a few subsidiaries, one of which is called IPH GmbH:
    http://i.imgur.com/BcQfW8T.jpg

    http://www.iph.de/about_cesi/Pages/default.aspx

    Could this have anything to do with “IPH International BV” in the latest Rossi/IH patent application?

    • Gerrit

      “2005 CESI takes over IPH from Vattenfall”

      coincidence intensifies.

      • ecatworld

        http://www.cesi.it/services/testing_inspection_and_certification/cesiplatforms/Pages/IPH_platform.aspx

        I think it’s a coincidence, still. This IPH Gmbh is a testing lab based in Berlin, not a company dealing with intangible assests such as intellectual property as IPH International BV seems to be.

        • Gerrit

          Yes, I agree it’s totally coincidence, but very funny.

          • Freethinker

            😀 What you see can be coincidental, but could also be the eddies on the surface of the tranquil lake, from things stirring in the deep below.