The sleuths at lenr-forum.com have uncovered some pretty convincing evidence Bill Gates aka William H. Gates III made a $4 or $5 million dollar donation to the Texas Tech Foundation “to be expended expeditiously and essentially entirely on research for the express purpose of … obviating the major extant technical ambiguities surrounding the set of phenomena in metal hydrides generally known as Anomalous Heat Effects (AHE).”
The name of the research entity is Seashore Research, LLC, headed up by Robert Duncan and assisted by Michael McKubre, formerly of SRI International.
While poorly redacted, the signature of the donor from Seattle, Washington appears to be that of William H. Gates III, when compared to his actual signature.
Bill Gates has been linked to LENR research before. During a trip to Italy he visited the national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA) where scientists have made significant progress towards a working design for low energy nuclear fusion using a palladium core. ENEA and Professor Vittorio Violante are earmarked for $550,000 in contract expenses.
In June of 2014, Gates wrote a blog titled “We need Energy Miracles” to stress the importance of new technologies like LENR.
Introducing Brillouin Energy, a clean-technology company located in Berkeley California, which is developing ultra-clean, low-cost, renewable energy technologies capable of producing commercially useful amounts of thermal energy (heat). The company’s technologies are based on low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”), which it generates on a controlled basis in its uniquely designed reactors.
David Knight talks to Robert George of Brillouin Energy Corp, about LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reaction technology that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has said “could revolutionize energy production and storage…[and] produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for US forces since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power.”
Most of the comments on this video are misinformed, but Brillouin Energy, funded solely through angel investors and licensing deals, continues to be one of the most fascinating technology firms working to commercialize LENR.
Industrial Heat and IPH (collectively “Counter-Plaintiffs”) bring this action against Leonardo; Rossi; J.M. Products, Inc. (“JMP”); Henry Johnson (“Johnson”); Penon; United States Quantum Leap, LLC (“USQL”); and Fabiani.
Industrial Heat LLC has brought counterclaims against almost everyone involved in the Rossi project and makes allegations of fraud in the performance, review and testing of the E-cat.
Eventually Counter-Plaintiffs discovered that the test that Leonardo and Rossi were conducting, in conjunction with the supposed “customer” in Miami, was not a real test at all, but a carefully scripted effort to deceive Counter-Plaintiffs into 1) providing Leonardo and Rossi with credibility in their efforts to license and promote the E-Cat IP to others and/or obtain investments from others in their business ventures, 2) making the third payment under the License Agreement to Leonardo, 3) paying a multitude of expenses of Leonardo and Rossi including in connection with their operations in Florida, and 4) paying Penon and Fabiani for services not rendered and reimbursing them for unnecessary expenses.
“Once again, our grandmother, the Earth, has offered us, her children, the elements we need to survive. Will we listen.” Russell Means 1939-2012 Oglala Lakota activist and Co Founder of the American Indian Movement. These were the words spoken to Media Ecologist and Cold Fusion activist James Martinez in 2011 after Russell Mean’s discussions, support and endorsement of L.E.N.R. (low energy nuclear reactions) – Cold Fusion.
On November 2nd, 2015 Brillouin Energy Corporation held a public demonstration of L.E.N.R. in Washington D.C. to discuss the Brillouin boiler and its commercial development. In the fall of 2014 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe endorsed Cold Fusion and has gone on record to seek funding from the Department of Energy for the deployment of clean energy and energy efficient projects. Currently funding has also been requested from the Department of Agriculture as well as funding to contract scientists for the education and planning of this technology. On September 2, 2015 the Standing Rock Tribal Council approved the Charter for the Hunkpapa Development Corporation. Furthermore, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe endorsed the Vision 2030 decree with a priority on sustainable housing and L.E.N.R.
Additionally, The Tribe recently approved action to seek private funding as well as Federal and has proposed the commercialization of L.E.N.R. Education for schools K through 12. It shall be called Wi Waci -Sun Dance.
The second project will be a research and design low cost home with emphasis on a dome design and construction conducive to the components of the technology process. The project will be called Thi Yuktan. This housing plan has been approved for the use of the generator and the Standing Rock Water Control Board has approved a permit for the Brillouin boiler.
Technology has exceeded balance. It has created a toxic environment that is more harmful and damaging to human life. A human life is threatened after three to five days without water. Native People are keepers of Mother Earth. There is a limitless clean energy that we have a duty to create and develop and use for the people.
Wyang wi waci-the Sacred Sundance was prohibited for 60 years. Technology was kept secret for more than a 100 years by government policy. Wi Waci and green thermal energy must be endorsed. It must be funded, invested, developed and implemented. Our existing technology has taken it’s toll on Mother Earth. It’s time to protect her existence. Human survival depends on it. Phyllis Young-Co Founder-Women of All Nations
Leonardo Corporation’s response to Industrial Heat’s motion to dismiss was entered on June 17, 2016. The document can be read here.
While all the facts of this particular case aren’t publicly known, this blog strives to be about the bigger picture and the potential of LENR. Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat LLC make up just a small segment of the broader industry and we hope this unfortunate distraction does not detract from the attention, investment and encouragement all earnest LENR researchers deserve.
That being said, while disappointed, we reserve judgment on Andrea Rossi’s work and credibility until it can be openly and thoroughly vetted through whatever means necessary.
On the heels of becoming the first nation on earth to ban deforestation, Norway is also reportedly very close to a ban on internal combustion (gasoline) engines in passenger automobiles by 2025.
This is remarkable given the oil-rich nation of Norway is Europe’s largest fossil fuel producer! North Sea oil production accounts for 45% of Norway’s exports and 20% of GDP.
As reported in the past, Norway’s progressive nature also makes it an ideal nation to embrace LENR and make an influential divestment away from the carbon based economy it has so relied upon. Statoil and the Norwegian royal family would be well advised to pursue meaningful investments in the field.
In summary, IH argues their agreement with Rossi, coupled with the admissions in the Complaint, demonstrates that Plaintiffs’ central contentions are incurably flawed: The License Agreement required performance by Plaintiffs within a specific time period, which Plaintiffs acknowledge did not occur within that time period, and the License Agreement permitted IH and IPH – after having paid Plaintiffs over $10 million (which Plaintiffs admit was paid) – virtually unlimited usage of information they received from Plaintiffs.
Leonardo Corporation announced today, June 2, 2016, that it has terminated the license granted to Industrial Heat, LLC. for the Energy Catalyzer (“E-Cat”) technology. Effective immediately, Leonardo Corporation has the sole and exclusive right to the E- Cat intellectual property in all territories previously licensed to Industrial Heat, LLC. According to Leonardo Corporation, the decision to terminate Industrial Heat, LLC.’s license follows Industrial Heat, LLC.’s failure to pay the agreed upon licensing fee.
The license previously granted to Industrial Heat, LLC gave the company the exclusive rights to use the E-Cat intellectual property in the geographic territories of North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Emirates.
In an effort to avoid any delay in making the E-Cat units commercially available in the above territories, Leonardo Corporation will be working diligently with its strategic partners to develop a new manufacturing and distribution strategy for those territories. For those customers located in these territories, all future inquiries regarding the E-Cat should be directed to Leonardo Corporation directly through its website.
As a result of its terminating Industrial Heat, LLC’s license, Leonardo Corporation has also demanded that Industrial Heat, LLC immediately assign all patents and patent applications based upon the E-Cat intellectual property to Leonardo Corporation, or abandon these applications in all jurisdictions.
David Hambling has written an article which summarizes where we are at today in the world of LENR and the looming court battle between Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat LLC. This can be found in Popular Mechanics titled “In Cold Fusion 2.0, Who’s Scamming Whom?”