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Breakthrough zero-emissions heat generation with hydrogen-metal systems

Project description

In pursuit of the cold fusion dream as a solution to the world's energy needs

In 1989, electrochemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons made headlines with their claim to have produced excess heat using a simple apparatus working at room temperature. Their experiment involved loading deuterium in a palladium metal. As many experimenters failed to replicate their work, cold fusion remains a controversial topic in the scientific community. Nevertheless, a vociferous minority still believes in this elusive phenomenon. Since 2015, Google has been funding experiments into cold fusion. Although no evidence has been found for this phenomenon, it is clear that much pioneering research remains to be conducted in this poorly explored field. The EU-funded HERMES project will employ advanced techniques and tools developed over the last few decades to investigate anomalous effects of deuterium-loaded palladium at room and intermediate temperatures.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TURUN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 401 983,75

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 687 566,25
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 662 183,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 694 356,25
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 712 192,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 456 260
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 385 327,50
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments