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.”

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: