Here’s an interesting comment from Andrea Rossi today regarding his thoughts about the technology of his competitors. As you may remember, Rossi has said in the past that he has a team at Industrial Heat whose task is to try and replicate competitors’ technologies based on patent applications in the public domain. This is what Rossi wrote today:
Some of them are making a very good work, mainly the ones that have worked to repeat our technology after it has been published in 2009 by the Patent Office, some are not, but I never comment specifically the work of our Competitors. A team of specialists funded by us is studying all the Technologies published and/or patented by our Competitors, replicating exactly what they describe, to check the real worth of their IP. So far we obtained the same results described in their publications only in three cases, regarding a Swedish, a Japanese and a USA LENR scientists. All the others have not given any anomalous amount of energy, honestly, even if we have spent substantial time and money to check the real status of their potential competitivity. I must add that many of the Technologies that did not produce any anomalous excess of energy can be considered all the same interesting and good, so that maybe in future will be improved.
Previously, Rossi has said they had not been able to replicate any of the systems of competitors, so this is interesting news, and quite positive for the LENR field, I think. This brings up the question, of course, of whose technology he is talking about. We know that there has been work on LENR in Japan — for example, by Mitsubishi and Clean Planet. In the USA there are a number of LENR researchers. Brillouin and Lenuco both have patent applications published — and there are more. I don’t remember any Swedish LENR companies with patent applications out there — maybe some readers here can remember. He mentions Swedish, Japanese and American ‘scientists’, which could mean these people are working for companies based in other countries, too.
Anyway, I find this interesting and encouraging news — it’s interesting that Industrial Heat is willing to put so much effort (and presumably) money into testing the LENR recipes of others; but I doubt that they will ever release data of these tests for competitive reasons It would be very interesting if all these patents could be tested by someone in an open source manner so we could get a detailed look at the results of various LENR systems.