Here’s The Settlement—Getting The License Back Was Rossi’s Top Priority

This unbelievable stupidity is still going on. While morons can be found in abundance, Rossi is ready for an other round with his scam.


In the settlement between Rossi and his US licensee IH, Rossi got the license back together with all E-Cat equipment and materials, while none of the parties will have to pay damages to the other. Getting the license back was his top priority all the time, Rossi explains in this interview.

[Here’s the document defining the terms of the settlement(un-disclosed source)].

“To us, the most important thing was to regain complete ownership of the IP and of all the rights that were conceded through the license. At this point, it had become very clear that a continued collaboration had become impossible because of the choices IH made and because of other reasons. The development, the finalization, and the distribution of the technology—any agreement regarding this would have been impossible,” Rossi told me during an interview via Skype on July 15.

The settlement was drafted on July 5, 2017…

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The end of the E-Cat saga – or maybe not

It’s been a lot of fun to follow Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat scam over the past five years.

Before Rossi, I had not been following cold fusion controversy for that many years though. The academic world pretty much forgot about it since the disaster devised by Fleischmann and Pons. At that time I was working for national radiation security in Finland and was very exited of  possibility of cold fusion, as were many others. Until it became clear that nobody could actually replicate what F&P claimed, so my interest vanished.

The interest was revived by one Italian “businessman” Andrea Rossi. I was amazed that Sven Kullander and Hanno Essén, two Swedish physicists, actually believed Rossi had something.

So I started following Rossi and occasionally wrote down my thoughts in my blog (in Finnish).

At one point, I got a comment from one AlainCo. I asked him not to comment my Finnish blog in English, because it would not serve any purpose; he clearly did not understand what I wrote (In Finnish) but did choose to comment anyway.

I admit that I was a bit offended by his aggressive mission to evangelize LENR, so you might want to thank him for waking me up to bug the cold fusion community.

I know many people are offended by my commentary around the Internet  and I cannot blame them. Though I think many people wrongly take critique against their views personally, I have not always been following good manners when writing what I think. That remains my shame only.

Now, I do not know if there is anything behind LENR/Cold fusion, maybe there is. But I am pretty sure it is nothing usable to energy production. Please do not ask me to investigate “evidence”, I have investigated and found nothing but scattered claims, wishful thinking, sloppy tinkering and downright lunacy.

Cold fusion seems to be similar to paranormal: there is only anecdotal evidence without repeatability. I fear many cold fusion researchers are not recognizing their failure to observe objectively. None of us can do that, we are human.

What comes to Andrea Rossi, no one sane should have any doubt:: His endeavor is a  classical fraud. And if he has something real, he has done a formidable job in making it look like absolute bullshit.

But he probably knows exactly what he is doing; he knows many won’t be able to see behind his smoke and mirrors and sleigh of hand.

Actually, I believe Rossi may weasel his way out of this and even get some more money [1]. Also, He will probably become a messiah for his believers, taking his great secret to his grave.

Who knows, its a weird world.

Some of the original Rossi fans like AlainCo and Jed Rothwell seem to see the light now, which is somewhat amazing [2].

Others are building they personal neverlands and turning into complete maniacs, like Torkel Nyberg of the Sifferkoll [3]. His writings have lately resembled nothing but musings of a madman. If Torkel is honest and actually believes what he writes, I feel sorry for him. But then,  given the fact that Internet is full of false prophets,  collateral damage is inevitable.

However, the most enigmatic person for me is Mats Lewan. He has recently closed the comments on his site and seems to be completely assimilated by the E-Cat cult by now [4].







New Clownery

There seems to be new clownery available in the E-Cat Realm.


Please refer to coverage by Steven Krivit [1].

Steven does believe LENR is real, and that sets us apart. Otherwise I think he is honest and who knows, maybe he is right; maybe this mysterious energy source they call LENR really exist.

But Andrea Rossi’s energy scam seems to be over. Time for the end-game?

Wonder how long that will take.



Sloppy replication of an epic error

Martin Fleischmann memorial project has had a major breakthrough [1]. They have replicated the epic failure of Pons and Fleischmann. Some may remember that P&F were discredited, not because they thought they invented “cold fusion”, but because of their communication error: too much and too early [1].

I had higher hopes for these guys (and I mean MFMP [1]). I did not think they would resort to such sloppy tinkering and wishful thinking, that has been so emblematic to cold fusion community.

Mats Lewan bets his ass for the these guys, of course [2].

I don’t have anything else to say, than it is nice to have a new twist to refresh the already diminishing entertainment factor of the E-Cat saga.

Oh, almost forgot. The recipe.


1. Bake Ni
2. Reduce Ni
3. Hydrogenate Ni
4. Mix: Ni + LiAlH4 + Li
5. Bake and vac reactor, add Mix, vac warm, add H2, Vac
6. Heat to above Mössbauer determined Ni Debye (say 135C), pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
7. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
8. Heat slowly to as close to Ni Curie as comfortable (Say 340C), pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
9. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
10. Slowly lower temp to above highest known Ni Debye (Say 220C), pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
11. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 1bar abs.
12. Go as fast as possible through Ni Curie
13. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
14. Cycle through 500C internal, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
15. Hold, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
16. Raise internal temperature to over 1200, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
17. Drop to around 1000C and hold, pressure regulated to approx 0.5bar abs.
18. Raise internal temperature to near boiling point of Lithium
Some of the above steps may in time be redundant.
1h Thermal > x/β- (0-100KeV) emissions thermalised in Lead > IR/THz (via blackbody) > 5h (SSM)
where ‘>’ means ‘leads to’





New round for good Dottore Rossi

Andrea Rossi has announced, that his one year megawatto e-catto test has now been completed [1]. Ahead of schedule! Wow, this man works so hard his years seems to be shorter than for us mere mortals.

Now we wait for the report from mysterious “ERV” (thats rossitalk and supposedly means ”Expert Responsible for Validation”). Should be ready within a month, according to Rossi, and thus looks like we are going to get it for April’s Fool’s Day.

So, whats’ next? Let me guess.

Rossi will inform, that the test was a success but no detailed report is publicly available because it is confidential. Also, there are some problems with old e-cat technology, so the modules should be replace by the brave new E-Cat X.

And then we wait for couple of more years. And the believers will be fascinated by the genius of good Dottore Rossi.

Same pattern has repeated several times already, so I why would the basic story change. It won’t.

Of course, this is not a guess, because Rossi has already said, he will now totally concentrate in new E-Cat X, with a whole new team [2].

Meanwhile, Mats Lewan seems to be entering deeper into never-never land [3].

More empty talk coming up. More excess heat.

Interested to see if the entertainment value will still be there after all these years.


The Lookalikes

[1] 17/02/2016: A historic date to remember

[2] The E-Nut World

[3] Mats Lewan in Never-Never Land


The Judgement Day is near

It should very soon be a moment of truth for Andrea Rossi’s megawatto e-catto. The test period should be complete in about one month, a least that is what the good dottore has been telling us mere mortals.

It also seems, that we LENR/E-Cat deniers are facing a grim fate, when the truth is revealed to whole world and we are forced to see.


I was recently approached by LENR blogger Peter Gluck. He has asked Rossi opponents, including my humble self, for answers to some of his questions in his blog. Well, I am not an opponent to anyone and found myself unable to answer the questions [1] directly, but I did write something.

Conversation between Peter and myself, including my answer to his blog, can be found here and is published with Peter’s permission:

Peter is a true gentleman and an honest person, as far as I can tell.

But this doomsday approaching is scary. Should I say my prayers?



Industrial Heat Dumped Rossi?

Already last year we saw some signs, that the relations between Andrea Rossi and his investor Industrial Heat might not be as they used to be.

What do you say about this, apparently newly published, Leonardo Corporation history? In his blog, “The Journal of Nuclear Physics“, Andrea Rossi writes:


And from the web page:


Something missing? Maybe they just forgot to mention their investors.

(Screen shot from January 7th, 2016, full page in pdf)