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Termination Of Bologna eCat Research True/False?

January 25, 2012

I received the following from Sterling Allan regarding the report that the Bologna University eCat research contract has been terminated. While I have no way of knowing where the confusion lies, Krivit’s reporting can be one-sided. On this occasion, his direct quote of Dario Braga, the director of scientific research at the university, made the claim interesting.

Is this another example of miscommunication or misdirection from one side or another? At this stage, I see no advantage to AR in denying the split if it later becomes evident that it is true and so (for now) assume that miscommunication may be at the root of the problem. [Note the ETA at the end of this post].

Dear Andrea Rossi,

It is being reported on the internet that the University of Bologna has terminated the contract with Leonardo Corporation due to non-payment. Sterling Allan has requested that I send you an email to ask you about this issue. My questions are as follows… 

1) Is it true that the University of Bologna has terminated the contract with Leonardo Corporation to test the E-Cat technology?

2) If it is true that the contract was terminated, what was your reason for not following through with the contract and making the payment? 

3) Some individuals are asserting the speculation that you did not pay the University of Bologna, because your first customer has yet to pay for the first E-Cat plant. Have you received any payment from the first customer (the military entity)?

4) Have you acquired any other source of funding? My thinking is that the reason you did not follow through with the contract is because you are totally focusing on the factory that will produce the home E-Cat units. Even if you had the money to pay the University of Bologna, the money could be better spent on the factory. Although the testing by the University of Bologna would be a very good thing, it is really a side issue. You already know the technology works, and you don’t have to pay $500,000 to find that out. On a totally unrelated issue, you probably know by now that Defkalion has made it known they plan to perform a test of one of their Hyperion units with a “control” unit (no hydrogen), beside the actual unit (with hydrogen) that will produce heat. I am not convinced they have a valid technology to show at all. Even if they do, it could very well be a “copy cat” of your technology. However, I would like to humbly request you consider a test of an E-Cat with a “control” unit. It is the one type of test of the E-Cat that was never performed. Although I know there are some snakes out there that will never be satisfied (because they have agendas),  there are also some *honest* skeptics that are “sitting on the fence” so to speak. I think a control test of an E-Cat would provide absolutely irrefutable evidence of the E-Cat, and would bring many of the “fence sitters” to your side.  I’ve been doing my best to support and defend your work ever since January of 2011. It has not been easy at times, and I’ve faced a lot of criticism. In recent times, your competitors have been harassing me and attacking me. If you could perform such a test with a control, I would consider it a personal favor.

Thank you for all the hard work you are doing.

Sincerely,

Hank Mills

DEAR HANK:

PLEASE PUBLISH EVERYWHERE YOU CAN: THE STATEMENT OF KRIVIT IS TOTALLY FALSE!!!  ABOUT THE PUBLIC TESTS I HAVE ALREADY SAID THAT WHEN OUR E-CAT WILL BE IN THE MARKET EVERYBODY WILL MAKE ALL THE TESTS HE WANTS. WARM REGARDS,

ANDREA
 

The following is from Krivit’s article:

Today, Dario Braga, director of scientific research at the university, told New Energy Times that the university waited long enough. It terminated the contract because Rossi did not fulfill his agreement to make the first progress payment, Braga said.
“The contract ended on January 15 and has been canceled by the university,” Braga said. “Therefore, there is no further relationship between the university and Rossi or his company.”

ETA….

The following is from Radio Metropolitana (Via Google Translate):

E-cat: Unibo close the contract, but open to cold fusion research January 25 .- The University of Bologna deemed terminated the contract with the company Smith [Rossi] “EFA Ltd” which included a payment of 500,000 euros for measuring e-cat. The deadline for payment was 15 January 2012, it is not got the funds, the contract was terminated. This is confirmed by our microphones to the Provost Dario Braga responsible for research projects, but added that the Department of Physics, University of Bologna remains available “with its experience and its equipment” to carry out independent measurements on the device called “E- cat . ”

Not a distancing from the research, therefore, the E-cat but a precise duties due to liquidity problems in these times of crisis also involves projects of many other companies: “Once in a recession the first thing you cut is Research and development “- complains Braga – which he does not exclude the possible revival of a payment on the type of protocol that established in June between Rossi and Unibo:” we can not exclude anything, provided of course that there is a solvency by the company. ” listen to the interview Provost Dario Braga: Here is the text of the announcement of the University: “E-CAT: STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS UNIVERSITY ‘OF BOLOGNA Bologna, January 25, 2012 – The Department of Physics, University of Bologna says that the contract signed in June 2011 between the Department of Physics and the EFA Ltd. (the company owned by Italian Andrea Rossi) was terminated because of failure to meet conditions to the terms. There’s no relationship between the Department and the EFA Ltd. in connection with this contract. However, the Department of Physics has made available its experience and its equipment to carry out independent measurements on the production of heat by the equipment and cat-called in order to provide an answer to the entire scientific community and the general public about the phenomenon. The measurement results will be published.

[With thanks to Franco]

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68 Responses to Termination Of Bologna eCat Research True/False?

    • Sojourner Soo

      January 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      I think the USA has won the battle for E-Cat research. It’s all but over for the Italian universities, it would seem, unless they opt to go it alone with Celani, Piantelli, and others’ research into LENR. That’s unfortunate, but UNIBO should have been more flexible and open to supporting Rossi and Focardi, by extension, instead of focusing on their reputation and asking for money. The US government and DOD will now take the lead in research. And I doubt it will cost Rossi a single red American cent.

      • AB

        January 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        Dario Braga spoke a little bit about this in the interview, he said the university of Bologna is explicitly open to independent testing with subsequent publication of results because they don’t want to come across as somebody only willing to occupy themselves with the matter if they get paid for it. I did not hear any regret about associating with Rossi in Dario Braga’s voice. He mentioned that many corporations are cutting down on R&D contracts or delaying payments at the moment.

  1. Pachu

    January 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Where in this forum i see that uppercase letters and short assertions ?? mm…

  2. Haldor

    January 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Krivit Style:
    Braga said, “Therefore, there is no further relationship between the university and Rossi or his company.”

    But Braga actually said this:
    “There’s no relationship between the Department and the EFA Ltd. in connection with this contract.”

    Small but significant difference, also because it’s followed directly by this:
    “However, the Department of Physics has made available its experience and its equipment to carry out independent measurements on the production of heat by the equipment and cat-called in order to provide an answer to the entire scientific community and the general public about the phenomenon. The measurement results will be published.”

    Do not trust Krivit that much, as I try to read through Passerini blog, I understood somebody deliberate leaked incorrect information about this to Krivit only to test him.

    • GreenWin

      January 26, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Significant indeed. Clearly Braga and the University, that has been identified with LENR for a long while, is circumspect about losing the e-cat opportunity.

      Since AR is talking with MIT and Massachusetts politicians about manufacturing in that State – we might see a new announcement. Why should AR or anybody pay half a million dollars to run some calorimetry tests? Especially on a device that is so astonishing to the science community??

      Mr. Rossi does not have to pay for the privilege of third party tests. There are plenty of anxious competitors.

  3. AB

    January 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Summary

    – The contract has been terminated due to Rossi not paying before the deadline of the 15th January.
    – The university of Bologna is ready to put their experience and equipment at disposal for independent measurements. The results will be made public.
    – Dario Braga does not exclude a future research contract with Rossi. He seems calm and focused in the interview.

  4. Ivan Mohorovicic

    January 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    In this leaked email Mats Lewan wrote:

    […] Rossi also told me that “the work of the University of Bologna has already started with meetings together with National Instruments to prepare the whole system analysis.”

    • Daniel de França MTd2

      January 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      I did not leak. He said it was ok to tell that.

  5. John Milstone

    January 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    So, Rossi says Krivit is lying, but he implies that he implies that any testing will be done by “customers” (after they’ve already paid Rossi, I guess).

    In recent months, Rossi has stated repeatedly that he won’t allow any public tests, which was a condition for testing by both the Universities of Bologna and Uppsala.

    It will be interesting to see what, if anything, the University says.

    (P.S. It appears that Rossi forgot to pay the bill for his “journal”.)

    • Haldor

      January 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      John said:
      (P.S. It appears that Rossi forgot to pay the bill for his “journal”.)

      No this happens more often, the reason given by Rossi is that they were being hacked.

  6. Anders F

    January 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Did Hank Mills reveal too much?

    Have you received any payment from the first customer (the military entity)?

  7. Loonyman

    January 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    So, Still a whole load of nothingness, and getting less and less by the week….

    By the way Anders, Have you found me anything a little more “Ahem” definitive as proof of LENR yet? Even in the paper you linked to the scientists point out possible problems.
    I will gladly pay up, when presented with a peer reviewed paper describing a repeatable experiment, OR a working eCat, ( either on will be fine!! )

    I may be down in Norrköping in a few weeks, so perhaps I could pop around and have a look at your project? It could be fun, and of course I would be willing to sign any NDA’s applicable to keep everything that should be secret, secret. What do you say?

  8. You humble servant

    January 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This guy “Krivit” seems to be in the camp of hostile, negative, professional debunkers. He has more than one axe to grind. Why pay any attention to him? And, who cares what the University of Bologna is doing? I do not know why Mr. Rossi thought it was advisable to have them conduct experiments on his invention in the first place. It was totally peripheral to what he was already putting into place.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      January 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      “why Mr. Rossi thought it was advisable to have them conduct experiments on his invention”
      One theory: Rossi wanted to make electricity, the problem had bugged him for months before Oct 28. He hoped to get the clues through the UniBo contract. But in mid November he managed to solve the problem himself, with help from the customer.

  9. Steve Boan

    January 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    interesting personal correspondence between Hank Mills and Rossi, how did you get your hands on that? that’s pretty good.

  10. Pekka Janhunen

    January 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    From Defkalion site, sounds good:

    “We expect independent testers to check every square cm of the test room, its surroundings and the reactors for any hidden source of energy or for any magic system that can “mysteriously” transfer several kWh of energy for 48h+48h within the active reactor without been traced. They can use any kind of instruments they want for this as well.”

    Elsewhere on their site they say that testers can bring their own UPS (that Defkalion needs) and that testers are allowed to use any radiation monitoring equipment they want, not only Geiger tube as the press release said.

    (http://www.defkalion-energy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=926&p=5617#p5617)

  11. D2

    January 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I have a question…sorry about being off subject. In President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, he emphasized clean energy as a major priority over the coming year. But, he specifically mentioned the DOD as the primary department spearheading this effort; why wasn’t it the DOE?

    • C M Edwards

      January 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      He said that the DOD would begin converting itself to clean energy sources. I gathered that the DOD was nominated because it has the most room for improvement.

      I’m guessing that the various DOD controlled LENR research projects are not at a point where they would be relied upon for such a transition.

      • Quax

        January 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

        The DOD also has much deeper pockets.

    • Ivy Matt

      January 26, 2012 at 9:43 am

      The DOE receives funds to, among other things, research energy. The DOD and NASA, on the other hand, are Federal agencies that *depend* on energy (lots of it) to fulfill their primary objectives. Which do you think would get energy-related research done faster?

  12. Thicket

    January 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Rossi said that work was taking place at University of Bologna.

    Rossi said that work was going to take place at the University of Bologna.

    There has been no eCat work at the University of Bologna.

    The contract for potential eCat work at the University of Bologna has been cancelled.

    That sums up the issue. Any other rationlization and minimization is like trying to put lipstick on a pig to make it look pretty.

    • SH

      January 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      You are getting more desperate by the day i see.
      That sums it up now does it. You got it all figured out, don’t you?

      I suspect you will be gone soon.

      • Thicket

        January 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        SH

        Ahhh yes. I’m sooooo desperate. Lol.

        You’re right. I figured it out some time ago. You haven’t. Maybe you never will.

        I may be gone if I’m suspended. Other than that, I hope to be here for some time.

  13. Renzo

    January 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    http://22passi.blogspot.com/2012/01/volte-chi-perde-vince-perde.html

    Passerini writes that the university of Bologna and National instruments are about to setup a study of the E-Cat in collaboration with Rossi and the results will be published. This is a new agreement with a different purpose, so it’s true the old contract has expired.

    “the work of the University of Bologna has already started with meetings together with National Instruments to prepare the whole system analysis” said Rossi to Mats Lewan.

    NI will not deny this if asked

    • Pekka Janhunen

      January 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      If confirmed, perhaps it’s Rossi’s response to Defkalion’s move.

    • un passante

      January 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      yes, Passerini is very positive on that. He hints that he knows for sure that the collaboration between UniBo, NI and Rossi has already started (as Rossi also said).

      if he says he knows for certain there can only be one plausible source, ie the physics department of UniBo ie his friend Levi.

  14. Francesco CH

    January 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    NEW ARTICLE FROM MATS LEWAN

    …Rossi told Ny Teknik that “the work of the University of Bologna has already started with meetings together with National Instruments to prepare the whole system analysis”…

    http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energi_miljo/energi/article3391463.ece

    And u can bet 4 sure that both National Instruments & the University of Bologna will not deny this statement from Rossi.

    • AB

      January 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      This is reassuring if confirmed by UniBo and National Instruments. It seems that Rossi is determined to not let Defkalion take the lead. He’s going to need *some* independent validation if he wants to sell to a larger public and also response to Defkalion’s latest announcement.

    • D2

      January 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      So basically Krivitz did it again. He only half reported to put a negative spin on the situation. In other words, he emphasized the termination of the contract with the University of Bologna but failed to mention that a new agreement was in the works with National Instruments and Rossi.

      • AB

        January 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

        My suspicion to distrust the news coming straight from Krivit was well justified. It is more and more evident that the New Energy Times is not the LENR news website that it pretends to be. It acts more like a lobbying and public opinion shaping platform for the benefit of a still unknown group.

        • GreenWin

          January 26, 2012 at 3:15 am

          NET seems to have a specific agenda. Debunk Rossi. Promote Widom Larsen. Why? USPATOFF may be predisposed to issue a patent to WL-based reactors/gadgets. NET would potentially participate in the spoils.

      • Ivy Matt

        January 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

        He may have been unaware of that second bit of information.

  15. Sojourner Soo

    January 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Of course, and I’ve long thought there is the possibility that all of these alleged broken contracts, i.e. Defkalion and now UNIBO, are part of a very deliberate and cunningly smart ploy by Rossi and his network of supporters, businesses, researchers, etc., to throw everyone off the trail, by making it seem as though the state of development of this technology is in complete disarray. There would be no better method of giving existing energy industries a false sense of security, while buying Rossi all the time he needs to commercialize and industrialize the E-Cat and then spring it everywhere on the planet. I find it interesting that they are playing Krivit. He’s a sucker and can easily be used as a tool in this deadly serious game of geopolitics. I’m loving it.

    • Neil Taylor

      January 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Yes, it looks as if Rossie (et-al) has managed to use the likes of Loonytunes, I mean Loonyman, and Krivit for his own purposes probably as you describe. These guys fall right into the trap – now they look pretty stupid indeed!

      • Al Potenza

        January 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        They do? Maybe not quite yet. How about saying that they will look stupid when Rossi or Defkalion passes a university test officially? Or when a pleased customer goes on TV to show a working megawatt plant in use?

    • Nathan Hulse

      January 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      A “deadly serious game of geopolitics”? Sometimes both sceptics and fans of Rossi sound like they’ve read one too many le Carre novels! Speculation regarding the more inexpicable aspects of the Rossi phenomenon can make for entertaining reading in itself, but really, where is the need to manufacture an air of coherence when the inconsistencies can be ascribed to accident and opportunism? Such a reading is no doubt more consistent with the general way of things that most of us recognise as reality.

      • Sojourner Soo

        January 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        And I suppose I only imagine the political power of the fossil fuel industry and all the wars fought over oil? All those millions of dead people are a figment of my imagination? I don’t think so.

        • Pekka Janhunen

          January 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

          Yes, but one has to remember that usually technological changes are adapted to, not fiercely fought against. Newspapers don’t sabotage Silicon Valley, radio tube makers didn’t sabotage transistor inventors, railways didn’t fight against air traffic.

          • GreenWin

            January 26, 2012 at 3:25 am

            Pekka, ever hear of the Red Line electric trolley system in Los Angeles? And how it was torn apart just as “freeways” and mass market auto travel was promoted?

            Recall too how Copernicus was ridiculed and defamed by the Church for nearly a century. Until the persecution of Galieo for the same cause. In a competitive world with a competitive species, it is naive not to think certain technologies are embraced, while others are not.

      • Ivy Matt

        January 26, 2012 at 9:54 am

        I think you underestimate the ability of Big Heating and the electrical appliances industry to suppress this new technology.

  16. Bernie Koppenhofer

    January 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Hank: It appears to me Rossi is under a huge amount of pressure. Not surprising given the stakes involved. I can imagine he is being told the global economy will go into a tail spin if LENR is announced to be fact. This is obvious to me because the major media has been totally silenced, even after totally respected NASA has published a video telling us LENR is real. The question, are they right about the economy? I say NO. It is a ploy perpetrated by big, coal, oil, gas and financial interests to give them time to adjust. (Time to sell and buy) I hope Rossi figures this out and continues to build is E-Cats no matter what.

    • AB

      January 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      The US dollar is linked to the oil price because most oil is traded in dollars. Countries that switch to another currency are quickly painted as enemies in the US media. Iraq in 2000, Venezuela and Chavez in 2007. Obviously threats or actual invasions of said countries are a mere coincidence.

      A drop in oil demand would be very harsh for the US economy.

      There is not enough time to adjust in my uneducated and nearly ignorant opinion. This policy of controlling oil trade has been going on for decades and a lot of money has been invested into securing access and control to the oil rich middle east. As the oil price rises, the demand for the dollar increases and the prospective of ever increasing oil prices is what drives this investment.

      Still in my nearly ignorant opinion, I would expect much of this investment to fall apart when a true alternative to oil becomes available.

      • AB

        January 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        Also add Libya to the “evil” countries wanting to trade their oil in another currency than the dollar.

  17. Pino Curatolo

    January 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Caro Andrea Rossi,
    Mao Tse Tung diceva: “Non importa il colore del gatto, ciò che importa è che prenda i topi”; io dico che non mi importa affatto che un’università capisca come funziona l’E-Cat, a me importa che FUNZIONI.
    Quando mi venderai il mio E-Cat familiare, lo monterò e vedrò coi miei occhi se funziona oppure no.
    E se funzionerà lo farò comprare ai miei parenti e amici, che lo faranno comprare ai loro parenti e amici, senza spendere un solo cent di pubblicità.
    E questa sarà la migliore risposta a tutte le università, le malelingue, gli scettici, i denigratori e soprattutto gli invidiosi!

    • Ivy Matt

      January 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

      That wasn’t Mao Zedong. That was Deng Xiaoping. And that it works is, of course, the big question. How it works is the other big question, and not as irrelevant a question as you seem to think, unless you don’t mind having an unknown nuclear reaction happening in your immediate vicinity.

      • Pino Curatolo

        January 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm

        Mi fido di più di Andrea Rossi che dei costruttori e gestori dei reattori di Fukushima … Gli ingegneri costruirono il Titanic, un volenteroso costruì l’arca …

  18. Karl Ahl

    January 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I agree, it’s not just a soap opera it is and it seems successively to be an even a more fascinating opera of ideas, blood and money. Sometime one think it could not be more entertaining game to watch (but it takes time). Within and between science, entrepreneurs and media actors for the moment, money and power to come. We are many on the first row thanks to modern media.

  19. Jerry Boyd

    January 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Fact is Rossi has already made MANY REVIEWS of his product – he is NOT INTERESTED in giving others the opportunity to FURTHER STEAL valuable data, he will sell a million units in the coming months – that is ALL.

  20. Francesco CH

    January 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    There are two universities working in parallel and with the same setup: Bologna and Uppsala.

    ps
    Cheers from Italy!§ :- )

    • Tony

      January 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      But how do you know?

    • daniel maris

      January 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Well Francesco, keep posting…I for one will pay close to attention to what you say.

      Since you seem to be in the know – do you think Rossi has cracked the problem of sustainability?

      • Francesco CH

        January 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        Ask it to the magicians of engineering, ie National Instruments!

  21. Tony

    January 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    How do you know?

  22. daniel maris

    January 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    So contra Krivit, the position seems to be that the contract on offer has not been activated by Rossi but Bologna believes in his technology enough to want to maintain a positive, constructive relationship.

  23. John De Herrera

    January 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Sojourner Soo, you are a breath of cool fresh air!! Thank you. We will probably see more and more subterfuge where their plan is to deceive the world, like was done to P & F. Or perhaps, Rossi is playing the players??? He is good at that.
    jdh

    • Sojourner Soo

      January 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Why, thank you. 🙂

  24. buffalo

    January 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    @ AB… true indeed,true indeed.ther is absolutely no time to ‘adjust’ the economy to any viable fossil fuel alternative as battles rage on for ever-expanding oil interests.imagine,if the elites are willing to send the entire american military out to secure oil controll would they be intrested in changing levers of economy to suit a replacement?rite nw? I wouldnt bet on it.strangely,if the ecat tech was as simple as say, a photovoltaic panel, then they would be forced to reckon with it.but its nt.its a steam engine

  25. Neil Taylor

    January 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Buffalo, and “steam engines” produce most of the world’s electricity (Coal Plants, Nuclear Plants, etc) all basically steam engines with turbines attached for electrical production. Now we have LENR (E-Cats & Hyperion’s) also steam engines which can also do the same thing – produce electricity once turbines are atached…

  26. Bruno

    January 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    At this point we have nothing. We’ve never had a properly vetted validation test run by an independent 3rd party. We don’t know for sure that Rossi really did sell his 1MW ecat since the “customer”, whose identity we were supoosed to learn, conveniently chose to remain anonymous at the last minute. In fact, there are rumors that the 1MW ecat is still in Bologna. The University of Bologna terminated their agreement with him and Upsalla will probably soon follow suit. We need world class Ph.D physicists to tell HOW the damned thing works (if it does), but we don’t need them to tell us that it DOES work. Any competent engineer can do that. Just operate an ecat in self sustained mode for a few days and allow an independent 3rd party engineer to run the test. They wouldn’t even need to open up the reactor. Rossi’s strategy all along has been to say that he’ll do x, y & z and then change the plan at the last minute, offering some silly excuse as justification. Then all the Kool-Aid drinkers postulate about how brilliant the change of strategy is when, in reality, Rossi is just changing gears because he milked the last deception dry. I smell a scam.

    • Timar

      January 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      Did you even read the Unibo statement?

      Once again, the second paragraph:

      “However, the Department of Physics has made ​​available its experience and its equipment to carry out independent measurements on the production of heat by equipment called E-cat in order to provide an answer to the entire scientific community and the general public about the phenomenon. The measurement results will be published.”

      • Al Potenza

        January 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

        That’s good but it leaves a major question open. When is Rossi going to give an ecat to UNIBO or any other university to test? He’s been talking about it for almost a year now. He has hundreds if not thousands of them. Why does it take so long? It would be really good to have a test directly from a university rather than just involving university professors in testing as Rossi as done thus far.

    • Timar

      January 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      “In fact, there are rumors that the 1MW ecat is still in Bologna”

      You seem to be one of the most badly informed commenters on this news blog. I suggest that you take the time to read at least the few most recent posts before blurting out your opinion.

      Actually it is an undisputed fact that the 1MW plant never left the factory in Bologna – Rossi himself said so!

    • GreenWin

      January 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      I smell CCP troll in mom’s basement.

  27. Stephen

    January 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    For those who think that anything near Rossi is sanctified, here’s an excerpt form the sacro-sanct of the control world, National Instruments:
    “Tech Tips
    Video: How NI Is Monitoring Hydraulic Fracturing
    Hydraulic fracturing needs a system that monitors all the equipment required to extract oil and gas from challenging environments. LIME Instruments used a single platform with LabVIEW and NI CompactRIO to configure the system with fewer resources.”
    Oh! So green!

  28. T. R. Phillips

    January 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    OK – I give up – why does it cost 1/2 million Euros to test a little heat machine?