Francesco Piantelli is a retired biophysicist at the University of Siena, Italy. Piantelli is a pioneer in the field of Nickel-Hydrogen LENR experimentation, having discovered that Ni-H reactions can take place under some circumstances. Piantelli has founded a company called Nichenergy srl. In January 2015, Piantelli hosted members of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project at his laboratory in Italy to teach them about some of his discoveries and experiments.
Piantelli was awarded a patent from the European Patent Office for an LENR process.
[1.pdf "Method for Producing Energy and Apparatus Therefor" Inventor: Francesco Piantelli]
[https://register.epo.org/application?documentId=ET07O2OB0772FI4&number=EP09806118&lng=en&npl=false Decision to Grant Patent no. 09806118.7 to Sylvia Piantelli, et. al.