Here is my translation of several tidbits in a thread in the Italian web
forum energeticambiente.it where Roy Virgilio (nicknamed here eroyka. He
attended Saturday's LENR talk in Viareggio) will report as time passes
news about Piantelli's work. I recommend to bookmark that page as it
will be probably frequently updated.
Short URL: http://goo.gl/H4vDd
- Recently, old cells that worked continuously for months have been
turned on again. After some maintenance, they turned on easily and
quickly with some excess energy and the old "fuel", but they haven't
been "pushed" yet to high excess energy levels.
- New cells with the new fuel haven't been completed yet (estimated 2
- Project development is going well and accelerating in progress. There
are proposals of a joint work with a big USA firm that had the
opportunity of staying at Piantelli's laboratories for 3 days.
Agreements with important industrial firms to develop generators of
various power levels are also being made.
- Development will be performed in increasing power steps. The first new
cell to be turned on will be of a few hundreds of watts in power. Once
extensively tested and pushed, after everything will be under control
and with clear, safe and controllable behavior, higher power levels (in
the orders of kW) will be attempted, and then, when again everything
will be clarified, greater ones will be.
- On a theoretical perspective (Piantelli has a mathematical theory
which doesn't require exotic reactions, but that can be explained by
current physical laws and mathematics) protons of 6-7 Mev energy have
been confirmed (in a cloud chamber), which allow for good likelihood of
interaction with nickel particles; a semi-complete theory is about to be
published as an internal document in the University of Siena. The
complete theory will be probably disclosed after the initial devices
will be commercially sold.
- NichEnergy S.R.L is a startup company of Piantelli and his investors,
from which other ones will be created and will offer the chance to make
agreements for further developments and commercial opportunities.
- [NichEnergy S.R.L.??] will be a publicly held company and in 2-4
months it will be possible for everybody to buy shares to support the
development of this technology and control it (therefore preventing it
from disappearing for random reasons).
- Old cells had a 2x-4x energy gain, but self-sustaining periods made
the total balance actually higher.
One of Piantelli's aims for new cells will be self-sustaining stability.
More precise and accurate info on energy excess will be disclosed at a
- Piantelli doesn't use catalysts, at least in the term's literal
meaning. His technology is based mainly on nickel preparation, i.e.
powder geometry/size and deposition size (in a multilayered manner). It
isn't known yet if the nickel he uses is doped/enriched.