Rossi et al. v. Darden et al. (1:16-cv-21199), Florida Southern District Court.
The ongoing federal litigation between Andrea Rossi and the principals of Industrial Heat LLC has revealed some troubling documents and correspondence regarding the testing of the E-cat system. All of the filings and motions may be found here.
Exhibit 5 – Is a list of questions IH’s engineer, Joe Murray, sent to Fabio Penon, the Expert Responsible for Validation (ERV), questioning some of the data from the preliminary reports issued by Penon. These questions include some troubling observations about the equipment and measuring techniques used. Apparently these questions were never answered and Penon has yet to respond to this lawsuit.
Document 118-01 – Is a compilation of email communications between Andrea Rossi and the agents of J.M. Products, Inc. (JMP), the purported customer making use of the E-Cat’s excess heat. Rossi seems to exert an unsettling amount of control over JMP’s operation. In emails with James A. Bass, the Director of Engineering for JMP, Rossi appears to be “coaching” Bass on what to say to observers, with Bass asking Rossi, “My question is, will the people I meet tomorrow want to know anything technical?” In another email, Rossi tells an assistant to Henry W. Johnson, Rossi’s attorney and organizer of JMP, that he will transfer $500 from Leonardo Corporation to the JMP account, which had apparently been overdrawn.
The Texas Tech University’s website for the Board of Regents agenda book for December 11-14, 2014 had the following entry:
Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES), Office of the Vice President for Research; establish a center which will initially bridge physics and chemistry in the scientific exploration for the origin of the Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE). Once the origin of the AHE is established, this center’s effort will shift toward energy engineering, with engagement with mechanical and electrical engineering. This highly focused effort will involve close collaborations with ENEA (Ente Nazionale per l’Energia Atomica), the National Energy and Environment Laboratory of Italy, and with a contract to a scientist who will soon retire from Stanford Research International (SRI) in Palo Alto, CA.
Speculation is that Michael McKubre is the unidentified retiring scientist from SRI. Dr. McKubre is world-renowned for his research in LENR over the past few decades. Robert Duncan formed the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) at MU, which was empowered by a major gift from Sidney Kimmel. He created the Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES) at TTU in 2015. Both CEES and SKINR seek to understand the origins of the Fleischmann Pons Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE) in certain metals that are loaded with hydrogen isotopes.