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.
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,
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.”
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.
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