Rossi and Industrial Heat Getting Ready for Trial

It looks like there will be a trial in the case of Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corporation vs. Thomas Darden, John T. Vaughn, Industrial Heat, IPH International and Cherokee Investment Partners.

A Joint Pretrial Stipulation filed on May 3, 2017 contains lists of witnesses and lays out exactly who the defendants and plaintiffs are. The plaintiffs are described as Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corp. Darden and his companies are listed as defendants. Henry Johnnson, J.M. Products Inc., James A. Bass, Fulvio Fabiani and United States Quantum Leap LLC are named as third-party defendants.

Rossi Discussing Battery Powered Ecat

Andrea Rossi claims to have developed a battery-powered version of his e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. The controversial inventor also claims to be close to launching production of his energy source.

On April 28, 2017, Rossi posted this update to his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog:

“JPR:

We are going very well, also with the use of a battery as a power source.

Warm Regards,

A.R.”

Former Google Vice President Launches Fusion Startup

The former vice president at the X research laboratory at Alphabet; the company also known as Google, is trying to fight global warming with fusion research. Mike Cassidy has launched a startup called Apollo Fusion.

“We’re working on revolutionary hybrid reactor technology with fusion power to serve safe, clean, and affordable electricity to everyone,” the company’s website states.

Mike Cassidy

Interestingly enough the website does not say whether Apollo is in the cold fusion or hot fusion business. Instead it delivers cryptic statements like:

Court Exhibit Claims E-cat Works

Andrea Rossi’s E-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) plant operated successfully for 350 days and generated six times as much power as it, a court exhibit indicates. Exhibit Three the Energy Multiple Evaluation Final Report on the E-Cat One Megawatt (MW-1) Energy Plant in Miami seems to verify Rossi’s claims about the technology.

The report prepared by Dr. Ing Fabio Penon was entered as evidence in Rossi’s lawsuit against Industrial Heat LLC and Tom Darden in US District court in Miami. Darden’s attorneys have been claiming that the e-cat does not work for some time.

Brillouin Raises $7.75 Million

Brillouin Energy Corp has raised $7.75 million for its low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research and development.

The money described as a “Series B round of funding” will pay for an aggressive effort to commercialize Brillouin’s technology, a press release states. The funds largely came from investor James “Jim” Farrell who has joined the company’s board of directors.

Farrell is the managing director of Beyond Carbon Energy LLC and Founder and Director of the Climate Change Investigation, Innovation and Investment Company, his Linked In page indicates. He’s a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard Business School who is committed to funding breakthroughs in clean energy.

Rossi Demonstrated E-Cat for Navy and former DARPA Boss

Andrea Rossi may have demonstrated his E-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology to the US Navy and the head of the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) in 2011.

At his blog Rossi claimed he demonstrated e-cat at a laboratory in Washington D.C. that was connected with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in summer 2011. The NRL is the U.S. Navy’s main research organization and it has been linked to LENR research in the past.

Here is what Rossi wrote on February 23, 2017:

Industrial Heat Expands LENR Research, Boeing Rossi Connection Claimed

Industrial Heat LLC is involved in at least 12 low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) research efforts. Nor is the Raleigh, North Carolina, – based company letting its ongoing lawsuit with ecat inventor Andrea Rossi slow it down.

Industrial Heat has intensified investment in six processes; and scaled back its’ involvement in another six, owner Tom Darden said in an interview with The Triangle Business Journal. The Journal claimed that research in LENR is still going on at Raleigh’s Triangle Industrial Park.

Rossi in North Carolina, e-cat Test Postponed to July

There have been some pretty interesting developments in the world of low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) lately. Some of the most interesting occurrences include:

  • E-cat inventor Andrea Rossi made a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina, with his attorneys. On January 18, Rossi told readers of his blog that he was in Raleigh with his lawyers. Raleigh is the home of Tom Darden, the owner of Industrial Heat, whom Rossi is suing for breach of contract over a failed e-cat licensure attempt. E-Cat World writer Frank Acland speculated that Rossi and Darden might be trying to settle their lawsuit through mediation.

Brillouin LENR Device Receives Third-Party Verification from Leading Research Institute

Researchers at SRI International;  the facility formerly known as the Stanford Research Institute, have successfully replicated part of Brillouin Energy Corporation’s Hydrogen Hot Tube low energy nuclear reactor.

SRI researchers were able to generate what they call over unity amounts of heat from low energy nuclear reactions (LENR) generated by the latest version of the Hydrogen Hot Tube, a Brillouin press release states. This apparently amounts to third-party verification of at least part of Brillouin’s technology.

Hydren Hot Tube Boiler

Rossi could be Planning Demonstration of Unverified QuarkX Device

Andrea Rossi might be planning to hold a “public demonstration” of his Quark-X ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device before his claims about it have been verified.

Back in October Rossi hinted that he was planning a demonstration of the Quark-X ecat variant for February. In a response to Brokeeper a correspondent to his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog Rossi stated that the demonstration could be held before it achieved Sigma 5. When an experiment achieves Sigma 5 it means the scientist is confident of the results.

In a Christmas Eve (December 24) post Brokeeper asked: “Sigma5 reached?”