It looks like the E-Cat doesn’t work.  Reports are coming out that there is no evidence that Andrea Rossi has any working system that can produce commercially relevant amounts of excess heat, contrary to his claims for several years now.  This comes from Industrial Heat, the US firm that paid an $11 million license fee to Rossi for use of his Energy Catalyzer, or E-Cat as it has come to be known. As a result, Industrial Heat has declined to pay Rossi anymore money for the license and he, in return, is suing them for non-payment of an $89 million licensing fee. According to the license agreement, Industrial Heat was supposed to pay Rossi another $89 million after the successful completion of a one-year operating test in February 2016.

Rossi claims his invention can produce 1 megawatt of commercially useful excess heat from low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) using the weak nuclear force. (Hot or regular fusion uses the strong nuclear force.)

The lawsuit is summarized at What’s Up With That.

Industrial Heat claims the E-cat does not work, and they are therefore refusing to pay any additional money.

We are aware of the lawsuit filed by Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corporation against Industrial Heat. Industrial Heat rejects the claims in the suit. They are without merit and we are prepared to vigorously defend ourselves against this action. Industrial Heat has worked for over three years to substantiate the results claimed by Mr. Rossi from the E-Cat technology – all without success. Leonardo Corporation and Mr. Rossi also have repeatedly breached their agreements. At the conclusion of these proceedings we are confident that the claims of Mr. Rossi and Leonardo Corporation will be rejected.

Industrial Heat continues to be focused on a scientifically rigorous approach that includes thorough, robust and accurate testing of promising LENR technologies. Our goal remains to deliver clean, safe and affordable energy.

SOURCE Industrial Heat, LLC

The full text of Rossi’s complaint against Industrial Heat can be found here. The complaint was filed on April 5, 2016.

See also Triangle Business Journal, Scientist sues Raleigh cold fusion startup, Cherokee Investment Partners over $89M licensing fee, nextBIGFUTURE, Rossi 1 Megawatt Energy Catalyzer is a failure after 3 years of testing by Industrial Heat, and E-Cat World, Andrea Rossi Goes to Court: What Happens to the E-Cat Now?

It looks like they opened the box and Schrödinger’s cat is dead.


with h/t Fred


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