Mysterious Indian Cold Fusion Device Cannot be Found

The mysterious low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device known as the ECCO is missing in action (MIA). When Bob Greenyer and Dr. George Egely of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) journeyed to Mumbai, India, to see ECCO’s inventor, Suhas Ralkar but the device iteself was nowhere to be seen.

“Essentially we have tried everything with a view to ensuring that we saw the reactor,” Greenyer said on YouTube. “We asked Suhas to offer the guy that was hosting it, via SMS or his friend who knew him, four hundred dollars cash to bring the reactor the lab.”

Major Hot Fusion Breakthrough at MIT

There has been a major hot fusion breakthrough at MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Researchers at the school have developed a new fuel for fusion reactors and a new process for igniting the superhot plasma that makes the nuclear reaction possible.

The process called radio frequency (RF) heating was tested in the Alcator C-Mod tokamak reactor at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), a press release indicates. RF heating and a new reactor fuel bring hot fusion one step closer to reality, Popular Mechanics reported.

Death of the Internal Combustion Engine

The Economist has proclaimed “The Death of Internal Combustion Engine” because of the recent advances in electric vehicle technology.

The respected journal’s editors believe that gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles will be history within a few years. The governments of France and the United Kingdom agree, both regimes have decided to ban sales of new internal combustion powered vehicles by 2040 or 2050 in an attempt to control air pollution.

“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long,” The Economist editors noted. “The first death rattles of the internal combustion engine are already reverberating around the world—and many of the consequences will be welcome.”

Rossi plans Technological Demonstration of E-cat for October

Inventor Andrea Rossi is planning a “technological demonstration” of his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device for October. No specific date or location was announced but Rossi is apparently ready to demonstrate the ecat in public.

Here is his reply to an anonymous correspondent at his Journal of Nuclear Physics on July 30, 2017:

“No. It will be a technological demo.

Warm Regards,

A.R.”

The demonstration will apparently involve the creation of heat with an ecat and possibly steam. Rossi did not say whether he would try to generate electricity with a steam turbine during the test.

Darden Speaks Quark X is now QX

Both Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat owner Tom Darden are mum about the settlement they signed to end their lawsuit. Although Rossi confirmed it has been signed on his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog.

Rossi also confirmed that the QuarkX version of his e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device has a new name – E-Cat QX. The inventor also confirmed that he is planning for a public demonstration of the device at some point in the future on July 14, 2017, (Bastille Day). No date  for the demonstration was revealed.

Mistrial declared in Rossi v. Darden

A mistrial might have been declared in Andrea Rossi’s lawsuit against Industrial Heat, Cherokee Partners and Tom Darden. Rossi is claiming that Darden broke a contract to buy his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. Darden and company are claiming that ecat does not work.

Blogger Abd ulRahman Lomax reported that the mistrial was declared on June 29, 2017, because three of the 10 jurors seated asked to be excused. Instead of proceeding with trial; which was supposed to begin on June 26, lawyers for both sides will meet with United States Judge Cecilia Altonaga to go over juror questions.

Rossi: Ecat Jury Trial Begins on June 26

The legal battle over the Ecat between Andrea Rossi and Tom Darden’s Industrial Heat is scheduled to reach a federal jury on June 26, 2017. Rossi himself made that announcement at his blog on June 11.

In response to a correspondent named Tom Conover, Rossi wrote:

“On 6-26-17 will start the trial with the Jury and it will last until end of July…during this period I will be totally focused on the trial.”

Some LENR and Clean Energy Updates

There is a little happening in the world of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) and energy that we should be aware of. Some of the news stories of note include:

  • Ecat creator Andrea Rossi admitted he had surgery in April but did not say for what. When a reader named Miriam asked the inventor about three surgeries he received in April. Rossi replied: “Thank you for your concern. I am perfectly healed: I won this fight. Warm Regards,” on his blog.

  • Rossi does not consider his latest ecat model the QuarkX a “real thing.”

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.”