bill-gates2Bill Gates, co-founder and main shareholder of Microsoft, but also the richest and perhaps the most influential person in the world, has been interested for a long time in the activities in the field of frontier research.

Indeed, Gates has come a long way from when he was a teenager prodigy obsessed with writing computer codes, at the beginning of a four decades career leading to a digital revolution. Now, the “Bill Gates 2.0”, left Microsoft some years ago, can work full-time together with his wife Melinda giving his money away – he has a 67 billion dollar fortune – to make the world a better place, and he thinks that inventions are the key to success, a way to accomplish this goal.

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, there are over 1100 employees to help them decide which programs to fund, but Gates still visits sites around the world to see what works and what does not. And now one of Gates’ boldest and – as he says – most important adventures is to build a new kind of nuclear reactor. It would burn depleted uranium making it cleaner, safer and cheaper than today’s reactors. He hopes to have a prototype around 2022.

Gates_reactorBill Gates illustrating to a US journalist the great advantages of “his” nuclear reactor.

But he’s an optimist and still looking for new ideas and challenges.

So, it is not a surprise that Wednesday, after a meeting with the Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Gates visited the ENEA, i.e. the former Italian National Agency for Alternative Energies, which in 2009 organized the 15th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-15) in Rome, last year sponsored ICCF-18 held in the USA, and was engaged in the field of LENR also with an agreement signed in 2010 with the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and with many collaborations involving American Institutions and Universities.

Accompanied by the new head of ENEA Federico Testa, Gates toured the labs located near Rome, in Frascati, for a few hours, giving to its researchers – as prof. Vittorio Violante, who is the LENR Research Coordinator at the ENEA headquarters and responsible for the ENEA Task Force for Energy from Metal Hydrogen Systems since 2011 – the opportunity to describe in detail the research carried out by the Institute, which now is close to an economic agreement about funding by Bill Gates or by his Foundation for some research projects.

According to the present journalists, Gates first heard a presentation of the ENEA’s activities and then focused on cold fusion, frontier research in the field of nuclear fusion, sector in which these laboratories represent a center of excellence. Indeed, this is one of the world’s leading centers in nuclear fusion research, laser sources and particle accelerators since the ’50s, among the first to build a sophisticated machinery for fusion studies: the Tokamak Upgrade.

It’s quite funny that “Mr. Microsoft” was interested especially in LENR, a small research field also for the ENEA, whose activity is now directed mainly towards the development of technologies for magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, being involved in the project ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), so giving contributions in the fields of superconductivity, new materials, neutronics, security, remote handling and plasma physics.

Leonardo_Da_Vinci_CodeBill Gates seems very attracted by the Italian genius… here is showing his Da Vinci Codex.

Surely, Bill Gates 2.0 could better satisfy his deep curiosity towards inventions and Cold Fusion with a trip in Raleigh, USA. In 1994, he bought for $30 Millions the Da Vinci Codex – one of about 30 scientific paper left by the Italian genius Leonardo Da Vinci – which now is in his private office and is shown proudly to the guests. I wonder if Bill Gates’ recent and strong interest for LENR was just inspired by another Italian genius, but this is another story… 😉

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6 comments

    • Van den Bogaert Joannes

    • March 21, 2015

    • 3:55 PM

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    Dear Sir, Camilo Urbina,

    Coulomb explosion as explained in my Belgian patents BE1002780, BE102781 and BE1003296 can be carried out effectively by injecting deuterium loaded particles into liquid lithium being at high positive voltage. Look at the BLASCON reactor of US inventor Fraas who operates his reactor with laser exposure of pellets of fusionable matter. Comments are welcome.

    • jon soderberg

    • March 9, 2015

    • 1:09 AM

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    The problem with making this type of technology a secret is that it cannot be entirely suppressed in every country. The country that does not develop LENR will be left behind as those that do embrace LENR create whole new industries on planet and off. This is not a military only type of technology but an everybody type that will have an impact not yet understood. The powers that be can only control its release they can not stop it now….

  1. Bill Gates updates about LENR
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzXSBD7pwpM

  2. I know that some LENR technologies are covered by military secret, perhaps these patents have been blocked for this reason. However thank you for providing the information, I’ll give a look gladly…

    • Van den Bogaert Joannes

    • November 18, 2014

    • 11:12 AM

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    Please consider Belgian patents BE1002780 and BE 1002781 relating to “cold fusion” with plasma containing deuterons in the presence of electrodes the negative one of which is a metal absorbing hydrogen such as palladium, titanium and nickel. These patents have been blocked from publication for 2 years by the Belgian Ministry of Defence (no reason has been given).
    The English translation of said patents can be found through the articles : “Belgian LANR Patents and LANR by Coulomb explosion on former e-Cat Site. Have also a look at “Cold Fusion Catalyst” conserning the Ni-H system of Eng. Andrea Rossi.

      • Camilo Urbina

      • March 8, 2015

      • 10:28 PM

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      Dear Joannes: I just found this comment. I have been aware since the beginning of this Saga that LENR flies directly into the general kind of legislative bodies that can deem an invention secret (being the most known “The Secrecy of Inventions Act” from the US, with parallels in the UK, Canada, Germany, France and the European Union). Now I see that both you and Vessela confirm that I was not wrong of thinking about this possibility. In general, any device that gives an advantage in power density and/or long periods without refueling / recharging is considered too important to be readily available to anyone.

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