University of Verona Statement: Bill Gates’ ENEA Visit was to Investigate LENR (Cold Fusion) Update: New English Translation

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A post in the Univermagazine, published by the University of Verona news agency talks about Bill Gates’ recent visit to the ENEA labs in Frascati, Italy

Here’s a Google translation of the article (edited):

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, Monday, November 17th was on a visit to the laboratories of the Centre ENEA Frascati, recognized for excellence in nuclear fusion research. To welcome Frederico Testa, ENEA commissioner and director of the Department of Business Administration of the University.

Gates, accompanied by Head and scientists of the center, wanted to find out the research activities of the institute in the field of low energy nuclear reaction, LENR, better known as “cold fusion, (fusione fredda)”. The center ENEA Frascati is, in fact, considered to excellence in the world in this area. Thanks also to the presence of scientists among the most qualified in the field of cold fusion such as Vittorio Violante. This is why the United States has involved ENEA, the only non-US agency, a research program of great scientific importance in the field of LENR.

I think this statement is particularly significant since Frederico Testa, ENEA commissioner, is a Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Verona, and director of the business administration department there — and thus most likely provided this information to the university’s news agency. Since he accompanied Gates on the ENEA visit he would have known what was discussed and what Gates was interested in.

It really does seem to be the case that the most wealthy man in the world has a particular interest in cold fusion — and it’s fascinating to think about what the implications of this might be.

UPDATE: The University of Verona has posted a new English translation of the above statement here:

Professor Federico Testa received Bill Gates in the Enea – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

On Monday 17th November Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, visited the laboratories of the Enea “Centro di Ricerca Frascati” (Frascati Research Centre), recognised for a high quality research on nuclear fusion. Professor Federico Testa as the Enea commissioner and as the director of the department of Business Administration of the University of Verona, received him.

Gates, taken to the laboratories by Professor Testa and by the scientists of the Centre, wanted to discover the research activities in the field of low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), more known as cold fusion, led in the institute.

As a matter of fact, the Enea Frascati Research Centre is considered a high quality centre in this field on a worldwide level. Some of the most qualified scientists in the world in the field of cold fusion, such as Vittorio Violante, studied in this centre. For this reason, the USA involved the Enea, only Non-American agency, in a research program of scientific great importance in the field of LENR

This statement clarifies that Bill Gates’ interest seems to have been primarily in LENR research.

  • georgehants

    So if a murderer rapes and murders one of your children you say, well that is “flawed” human nature, just let him go free and do the same to more children,
    And you think I have flawed common sense?
    Roger you keep to your views and I shall carry on trying to help put things right for both out children.

    • bachcole

      I sometimes think that I am dealing with a skeptopath when I converse with you, not because you believe or disbelieve in cold fusion, but because you absolutely disbelieve that everyone has their own perspective, different from georgehant’s perspective.

      In your analogy, I would open fire on the perps knees, just so I could make them suffer greatly. A better analogy would be the mess in Ferguson. Something bad happened in Ferguson, but everyone is sticking to their own interpretation of the facts. You want to condemn every single person who ever said anything bad about cold fusion, even those who were merely believing and listening to those who were believing and listening to those who were believing and listening to <> the liars. You even want to criminalize those who were merely trying to protect their families. You seem so full of hatred that you want to make a criminal of every person who does not believe in cold fusion, i.e. every person who does not believe as you do. Please tell me how your level of hatred is any less than the hatred of a Nazi, an ISIS member, a Pol Pot, a Red Guard.

      • georgehants

        Roger your irrational writing and understanding of reality is beyond my abilities to comprehend.
        Good luck to you.

  • georgehants

    Interesting and many links regarding Cold Fusion

  • georgehants

    Pipmon, do you think science should be incompetent and corrupt?

  • georgehants

    bachcole, morning, your psychological and logical analysis is as usual in error.
    Who and what has delayed Cold Fusion for 25 years and still is today?
    If progress is to be made then that condemnation from everybody and a demand that science puts right it’s life threatening ways is paramount, or it will simply continue into the future with many other important subjects, maybe in your case concerning the work that should be professionally done regarding health matters.
    It you cannot follow this simple common sense I am afraid we must just disagree.

  • georgehants

    Was Mr. Gates impressed with his meeting, does he believe Cold Fusion has a future, if so then how long before he makes a public statement condemning the handling of Cold Fusion by the establishment and recommending a complete change of direction?
    This man has much influence, how will he use that influence regarding Cold Fusion, for the people or for profit?

  • Omega Z

    Ya- Yeah— Bill Gates is interested in LENR.

    Will Gates provides funding?
    Maybe he will. Maybe he wont.

    There is a 3rd Option your overlooking.
    Bill Gates has something more Valuable then Money.
    INFLUENCE. Who can’t he have an Audience With?

    • Omega Z

      On Robert Godes (Brillouin Energy) Twitter account,
      It listed Elon Musk as 1 of his followers.
      Just need these Guys to get together.

      • Mr. Moho

        Godes is following Elon Musk, not the other way around.

        • Daniel Maris

          Oh dear, not so impressive!

  • US_Citizen71

    You have to understand the times my VIC-20 had a 2 bit 2Mhz processor with 8k of memory about 5 went to the OS and 3 was for programs that was 78 or 79. The commodore 64 I used through high school (grad. 1989) only had 64k split about in half OS and program space. It is amazing how far we’ve come.

    I believe your quote actually referred to a floppy disk right?

    • Omega Z

      640 Memory. Period.
      Some claims Gates made this statement. Others say he didn’t.
      640K was a limit at 1 time and then came extended memory.
      I don’t remember the details, but it was an issue for a while.

      Personally, I think he may have said it. I had a relative that stated to me, Why on earth would anyone EVER need more then 64K.
      At the time, I was doing machine code squeezing it for all it was worth to get all I could out of 64K plus an additional 64K using bank switching. Some people just had no imagination of/for the possibilities.