Rossi on the Mood at Industrial Heat

I’ve learned that you’re not going to get much information out of Andrea Rossi if you ask him for details about what he and his team at Industrial Heat LLC are up to, so today, always curious to see what the state of affairs are at IH headquarters, I decided to post a general question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

My question:

“I understand you are not able to provide details of your R&D work, but how would you describe the mood and morale of the Industrial Heat team that you work with these days?”

Rossi’s response:

“Frank Acland:
We are working very hard and very well. The mood is the one of people that believe in the work they do.
Warm regards,
A.R.”

There’s not a lot one can read into such a brief response, but from what Rossi says, the mood sounds positive and businesslike. If his team believes in what they are doing, you would think that they would have good reason to do so. We should remember that the 1MW plant that was shipped from Italy to the USA is probably at work somewhere, and if it is working well it would be a good incentive for the IH team work hard and well, and believe in what they are about.

  • Pekka Janhunen

    It’s also a single point failure risk. A hacker might in principle overtake entire fleets of cargo ships simultaneously. Fortunately ships move rather slowly so there is some time to react before permanent damage occurs, but still it’s a novel type of threat scenario which doesn’t exist in the present system.

  • friendlyprogrammer

    I feel involved just campaigning for LENR but will not feel vindicated until LENR/LANR is on the front page of every newspaper in the world (as it should be).

    I have more hopes in MIT right now in vindicating us. The Colloquium there in march MARKS the 25 anniversary of when MIT rejected the LENR of Pons/Fleischmann. This year they have working LENR present along with a few dozen PhD’s in the field. Sadly; this will only bring Press if the Press come.

    I wish 60 minutes would do their story now instead of back in 2009

    • Omega Z

      60 minutes caught a lot of Flak & Threats over that story.

      It would be a nice Vindication for them if they could be the program in charge of the Press Conference.

  • BroKeeper

    Another reason to believe in the great work:
    “Tesla Motors gigafactory: the automaker as energy company will produce more lithium-ion batteries per year by 2020 than all that were built globally last year, according to the company. The $5 billion plan for a Tesla Motors gigafactory is a big bet on an evolving energy technology that is vital to the carmaker’s future.”

    Knowing the current inadequate conditions of this country’s power grid and lack of electrical refueling stations to accommodate 500,000/yr Tesla cars, is Elon Musk preparing for a complete mobile energy source. Perhaps he is now envisioning a LENR Sterling power source charging a bank of affordable lithium-Ion batteries?

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304709904579407473494212500?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304709904579407473494212500.html

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304709904579407473494212500?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304709904579407473494212500.html

    • Omega Z

      The next possible shortage.

      “will produce more lithium-ion batteries”
      Only if they get many more graphite mines located, opened & in operation.

      Graphite has dropped back to $1300 a ton due to a slowed world economy, But increased demand could push it back beyond $3000 a ton.

      Future lithium-ion battery demand in the next few years could require more then double the present 1.1 Billion metric tons of graphite presently available for all uses. 70% of which comes from China that is restricting export for their own needs.

      An Ontario Mining company has spent 3 years investigating a site in Alaska. They intend to shift from Gold mining to Graphite.

      Learn something new everyday.- Approximately 60 pounds of graphite in every lithium-ion car battery..

  • Observer

    While waiting for the results of the long term tests, we should also be watching Cherokee’s capital raising activities. Raising hundreds of millions of dollars is a major undertaking in itself.

    Andrea Rossi
    January 16th, 2014 at 9:49 AM
    Frank Acland:
    The R&D and validation work in course is necessary to improve our science, to improve our theoretical interpretation of the so called Rossi Effect, to verify the positivity of the same effect in order to decide and define the Investments ( if any) necessary for the industrialization in large and international scale.
    Hundreds of million dollars cannot be invested without a precise and validated background. As I said, joking: we are not here to sharpen the tips of the skyscrapers.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

    • Sanjeev

      Cherokee guys must be very busy right now, or are they waiting for this bullet proof validation to come out before asking for investments?
      I have no idea how to follow their financial activities, meetings with investors, partnerships, hiring activities etc etc, that can give us some indirect clues about their progress. If anyone among the readers is doing that please keep us posted.

  • Iggy Dalrymple
    • Obvious

      Should simplify piracy immensely.

      • Iggy Dalrymple

        Maybe not, because kidnapping is usually the pirates #1 motive. They want ransom, not stuff.

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    Babcock & Wilcox is trying to sell its majority interest in mPower, its small modular nuclear reactor project.

    http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2013/11/b-w-to-sell-majority-stake-in-generation-mpower-smrs.html

    • Andreas Moraitis
      • Andreas Moraitis

        At least, the U.S. Navy is aware of LENR. There could be some flow of information, or even more. Who knows…

        • Iggy Dalrymple

          B & W is down almost 7% today. I hope it’s not because some insider is privy to bad news at IH. There has been some speculation that B & W might be one of IH’s silent partners.

          • Broncobet

            Thanks for the info Iggy,I’m a fan of different power systems so I’m interested in this. No it has nothing to do with Mpower or IH,they missed their earning target,but the stock is very healthy P/E of 18.5 and cash dividend of 1 1/2%.I was encouraged to read they think they can have Mpower moving electrons by 2021.Let’s see if they can maintain that schedule.Think Rossi can have a plant making 360MW’s before they can? When they say sell part of the businesss they aren’t selling any of the good part,the part that builds the reactors or makes the fuel,probably the part that owns the plant along with the TVA.So this is an factory built reactor sited underground with a four year fuel cycle enriched to 5%,a building cycle of three years.I want the more advanced type that will take longer and use molten salt. but these are a good first step. You are looking in the right place for clues if there was a 1MW unit around there would be siesmic changes in markets ect. If they could manufacture a 1KW unit that would also be transformative.I don’t think they are that late stage yet it could take a while.

  • Ophelia Rump

    Funny you mention it. I do to, like a fleeting glimmer of hope for future generations not to have to suffer and despise past generations for destroying their world and their futures. We did not make it happen, but we all pray for it!

  • ecatworld

    Hi Barry,

    When I have asked in the past he says he thinks the testing will be concluded sometime towards the end of March — then there will be time needed for writing and publishing the report. That process took a couple of months last year, but there was translation from Italian to English involved which may not be the case this time.

    Maybe I will ask again in a week or two — see if he has a better picture.

  • Daniel Maris

    If he answers with reference to IH, that’s great – because we know the IH senior execs will (in all likelihood) be reading it as well. Sounds good to me! 🙂

  • Ophelia Rump

    I sincerely doubt the next big thing at Industrial Heat will be revealed by Rossi.
    Big news will come via a press release from some corporate spokesperson, and that is good news.
    The future of LENR needs carefully crafted professional handling.

    • georgehants

      Ophelia Rump, I hope you do not mean the kind of ” carefully crafted professional handling.” that Cold Fusion received for the 24 years since P&F from main-line science.
      I think we could do a lot worse than leave it in the capable hands of Mr. Rossi.

    • Sanjeev

      I hope your words come true. It will be a historic moment, if it happens.