August 8, 2011 | 15 Comments
With little fanfare Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation Inc., of the state New Hampshire, in the U.S. through EFA- Energia da Fonti Alternative srl, of Italy has terminated Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies Ltd. of Cyprus rights for the production of the Rossi E-Cat.
The text of the press release is as follows with minor edits:
Bologna-Rome (Italy) August 4th 2011
EFA- Energia da Fonti Alternative srl, the Italian Company through which the rights for the production of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat were granted to Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies LTD, publicly announces that the License and Technology Transfer Agreement between the two companies has been recently terminated. All business relationships with Praxen, the Cyprus based company that owns the Greek company Defkalion Green Technologies S.A., have been cancelled and as of today neither Praxen nor Defkalion, nor any other Greek company whatsoever holds any rights for the production of the E-Cat or for any other exploitation of Andrea Rossi’s technology.
Furthermore Andrea Rossi and EFA announce that no information, nor industrial secret, nor any technology whatsoever has been neither transferred, nor disclosed, neither to Praxen, nor to Defkalion, nor to any other Greek company whatsoever and currently Andrea Rossi and EFA are not planning to deal with any other project in Greece.
Not one single test, of the many demonstrations of the E-Cat technology held around the world, has ever been done in Greece and no E-Cat has ever been brought, produced, or assembled in the territory of the Hellenic Republic: so not only the technology is still fully owned by Andrea Rossi’s company, Leonardo Corporation, but it still remains a well preserved industrial secret.
Any declaration or public announcement of third parties claiming possession of rights on the E-Cat technology and/or inside knowledge of said technology, as well as any statement of third parties in conflict with the above facts shall be considered a fake and treated as misleading information.
Andrea Rossi is the inventor of the “Method and Apparatus for carrying out Nickel and Hydrogen Exothermal reactions” (known to the general public as E-Cat) for which international patent demand no. WO2009/125444 is pending and Italian Patent office has already been issued on April 6th, 2011 the final patent no. 0001387256.
EFA Energia da Fonti Alternative s.r.l. is incorporated in Italy.
Leonardo Corporation is incorporated in New Hampshire, USA.
EFA srl- Via Marsili 4- 40124 Bologna- Italy
It seems the leading edge of news coming from Mr. Rossi is at The Journal of Nuclear Physics. Since the press release news posted there, several pertinent questions came in. The opener is what happened – which Mr. Rossi is leaving to a trial and a judge to work out. As noted by commenters here, not much of anything has happened in Greece, which would be reason enough.
Sterling Allan who runs the site PESN asked about a U.S. site, to which Mr. Rossi replied, “I confirm that our 1 MW plant will be put in operation in the USA, after an agreement we made last week with one of the most important entities of the USA; the tests will be made by the highest level scientists you can think of. I cannot give the names, until after the test. To the test will attend the highest-level scientific journalists I know.” What is meant or who that might could be is anyone’s guess.
Following up Mr. Rossi added that the U.S. plant is expected to start up in October – that’s the same timing as the Cypriot – Greek deal.
As a practical matter we know little more than last week except that Mr. Rossi has had enough of the Praxen Dekaflion folks and is leaving them in the dust. Deals do go bad, and its obvious that Mr. Rossi is under some public pressure now. Its far better to leave non or under performing deals behind.
The flip side is, so far as we know, Rossi’s own interests are funding the U.S. plant. That takes some of the scam and fraud notions off the table. If the proposed ‘tests’ are passed by the interested parties, who it would seem ought to have enough due diligence and scientific know how to discover any irregularities, any agreements or information coming out should be of high quality.
It’s the second week of August with about 3 months to go to the end of October. Odds are Rossi could get the plant into testing late in October and some weeks or months may go by before anyone issued a press release or makes news.
Factually, even though Mr. Rossi states ‘scientific journalists’ will attend, that doesn’t mean much, even though it could add to the hoopla. What matters is an agreement by a reliable buyer with a responsible construction firm lined up to build a power facility.
This is still going to take a while, and it’s a very long way to small power stations with E-Cat power units.
Your humble writer still gives Mr. Rossi the benefit of the doubt. Getting a technology of such a kind into the market is going to be a difficult and arduous effort. But its certain that Andrea Rossi to made of the right stuff to go further commercially than anyone has so far. Best of luck to him and God’s Speed.