Who is Lightstone? (New LENR company)

Thanks to Omega Z for sharing a link to the web site of a company called Lightstone technologies, Inc. — a new name to me. The company’s web site (http://lightstone.net) provides some information, but there are a number of unanswered questions.

The company states that “We own 50% of an amazing energy technology that can become the world’s cheapest form of electricity production and is 100% green.” — but the exact technology is not identified, nor the company that owns it.

In the Technology area of the web site, there is a section describing LENR. (I am somewhat flattered, because the first three paragraphs in the LENR description are taken from an article I wrote for Oilprice.com last November) This is what they say about LENR:

We have built a LENR “heat producing” prototype reactor which allows us to trigger a LENR reaction on demand. Each reaction produces neutrons emission, gamma radiation and heat. We are working together with National Instruments Institute, a well-known American company specialized in calorimetric, and to audit our measurement results.

Our research has been based on results of a large soviet research program which was discontinued after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Our lead scientist participated in this program and has continuing its research over the last 25 years until he found the he discovered the right conditions and materials to reliably trigger a LENR reaction in 2011.

The company states that its joint venture (presumably with the LENR company) is domiciled in Germany, because they say the German government is interested in LENR as a possible alternative to nuclear fission plants which are being phased out there.

Key officers in the company are listed; none are familiar names to me, and none seem to have been involved in LENR to this point.

The company is seeking investment from professional investors and governments, but so far a prospectus has not yet been published.

The only German LENR company that I am aware of is Purratio AG, who we have covered here before. They describe a technology that produces neutron radiation (which is mentioned above). I wonder if there is any connection between the two. I notice that a recent statement that Lightstone has signed up with a company called Tiber Creek to help them go public.

Here are a couple of videos that talk about Lightstone’s technology — the second one appears to be a demo in preparation for the company going public on the US OTC stock exchange later this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD4hj2PmkoY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psv2ghU8uh4

So this is another name to keep an eye on.

  • US_Citizen71

    Neutron radiation good for death rays, nuclear waste disposal, triggering fission reactions but not so good at producing power. Their tech sounds like it will always remain in the commercial realm, at least in the US. I do not see a device that produces neutron radiation ever getting approval for residential use here.

  • bachcole

    “National Instruments Institute” is bogus. I think that these companies are popping up in order to take advantage of investor and government insanity when Rossi proves his case.

    • Donk970

      There will undoubtedly be many hucksters popping up like mushrooms to try and grab some of the money that will be flying around. On the other hand I’d bet money that this LENR phenomenon has been known since the 1950’s and there will be at least a few people who were flying under the radar who pop up now that it’s out in the open.

    • I emailed them and asked if they really mean *National Instruments Corporation*. The company may be run by people who do not speak English that well and a secretary or someone they hired constructed the web site for them.

      In any case, if they are using precious metals to create LENR instead of nickel, they may have higher costs than the competition.

  • giuliano bettini

    I Think I Saw a
    Pussy E Cat!

  • giuliano bettini

    I Think I Saw a
    Pussy E Cat!

  • Andreas Moraitis

    I doubt that the German government is currently interested in LENR. It is true that they have been supporting alternative energy sources like PV or wind turbines in the past. But concluding from this fact that they are LENR enthusiasts requires a fairly strange logic.

  • Andreas Moraitis

    I doubt that the German government is currently interested in LENR. It is true that they have been supporting alternative energy sources like PV or wind turbines in the past. But concluding from this fact that they are LENR enthusiasts requires a fairly strange logic.

  • pelgrim108

    LS Voice Over demo Overview

    may 13 2014
    Sergio to View.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psv2ghU8uh4

  • pelgrim108

    This was a link to a video, wich Frank has in his article.

  • LENR4you

    Some interesting link from Lightstone key staff members:
    “Simone Bach is an excellent technologist” to ZOZ GmbH.
    http://www.zoz-gmbh.de/_ENGLISCH/
    they produce “nanostructured H2-storage tank2Go”

    • pelgrim108

      Marcel Senn
      “Marcel has many years of experience as project manager for telecom projects”

      There is a Marcel Senn that worked as a project manager for Swisscom until januari 2014
      http://ch.linkedin.com/pub/senn-marcel/32/405/8a

    • Andreas Moraitis

      If this is not a coincidence, Simone Bach and Sergio Calqueiro (Chairman of Lightstone Technologies) are managing the German “High-Tech-Concepts Marketing GmbH”:

      http://peoplecheck.de/handelsregister/NW-HRB_9642-731334

      It’s apparently not a scientifically or technically oriented company.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      This makes indeed more sense, provided that both entries refer to the same company. Maybe somebody who has full access to LinkedIn could verify it.

  • LENR4you

    Some interesting link from Lightstone key staff members:
    “Simone Bach is an excellent technologist” to ZOZ GmbH.
    http://www.zoz-gmbh.de/_ENGLISCH/
    they produce “nanostructured H2-storage tank2Go”

    • pelgrim108

      Marcel Senn
      “Marcel has many years of experience as project manager for telecom projects”

      There is a Marcel Senn that worked as a project manager for Swisscom until januari 2014
      http://ch.linkedin.com/pub/senn-marcel/32/405/8a

    • Andreas Moraitis

      If this is not a coincidence, Simone Bach and Sergio Calqueiro (Chairman of Lightstone Technologies) are managing the German “High-Tech-Concepts Marketing GmbH”:

      http://peoplecheck.de/handelsregister/NW-HRB_9642-731334

      It’s apparently not a scientifically or technically oriented company.

      • LENR4you

        Linkedin High Tech Concepts Marketing HTC Marketing
        de.linkedin.com/pub/high-tech-concepts-marketing/43/985/b2

        High-Tech-Concepts Marketing (HTC Marketing) is a private corporation providing Modular Energy Storage Systems and a Workforce that builds Energy solutions for urban and remote locations across the planet. HTC Marketing also manufacturers structural spaces for our Storage Systems, cutting edge solar technology that provide superior energy-efficient for any type of site construction.

        • Andreas Moraitis

          This makes indeed more sense, provided that both entries refer to the same company. Maybe somebody who has full access to LinkedIn could verify it.

  • Gerard McEk

    This is the first LENR company that claims high yield energy based on palladium/deuterium in a wet process like P&F did. Seems odd to me that they succeeded where many others (like McKubre) got relatively marginal results. Like others say below: they want probably to take the advantage of the coming hype IH/Rossi may cause. Who would buy shares of a company that still has to prove their claims? Probably only those who lost their wit during the hype.
    Anyway, this may be the first sign for interesting times to come, so I regard this as positive news.

  • LilyLover

    OT: Energy Storage Improved
    Solar/ECAT+Cotton Battery => Nothing to worry about night/start-up time.
    EEStor might have been vaporware (?) but this seems like a new step.
    Fast charging with more cycles and sustainable; not “Sustainable”.

    http://powerjapanplus.com

    Take a look. Samsung graphene sheets, 14nm lithography, and now this… 3D Printed ECAT with Magic Core supplied by Rossi with new storage battery … seems like poverty is about to be defeated.

    • bachcole

      Yeah, I saw that. Very cool. It looks like the real deal to me, a sure thing. Now we don’t have to depend upon that urban legend EEStor.

    • BroKeeper

      This has a huge Wow factor for Tesla Motors. They would gain the greatest benefits from this breakthrough if only they obtain rights to manufacture their own in their Giga battery factories. It is perfect for running their or any electric car for 300 miles and a charge 20X faster than lithium batteries with no overheating dangers – nearly as fast as filling the gas tank. Of course the cost factor will be significantly reduced. The only thing that could beat it is an E-Cat converted electric source. Elon Musk has some critical decisions to make ahead.

    • Allan Shura

      I would be among the first customers for a graphene 3D printer.

      • Obvious

        Graphene will be the new asbestos. You heard it here first.

        • Fortyniner

          You mean it may be a carcinogen? Or have I missed something a bit more subtle than that?

          • Obvious

            Sharp microscopic particles that are potentially chemically reactive with living tissues. Easy to inhale, pass through membranes, and get imbedded into skin. The sort of thing that millions of white blood cells and possibly antigens will impale themselves on repeatedly until some wounded cells mutate. Particles small enough to short circuit or react with unknown consequences with internal cell components. Probably easy to make safe for the intended use, but easily accidentally released when burnt, crushed, damaged or abused in some way. Extremely hard to detect or identify in accidental release situations (unlike nano nickel or other metals), since carbon is ubiquitous and the particle size is so small.

  • LilyLover

    OT: Energy Storage Improved
    Solar/ECAT+Cotton Battery => Nothing to worry about night/start-up time.
    EEStor might have been vaporware (?) but this seems like a new step.
    Fast charging with more cycles and sustainable; not “Sustainable”.

    http://powerjapanplus.com

    Take a look. Samsung graphene sheets, 14nm lithography, and now this… 3D Printed ECAT with Magic Core supplied by Rossi with new storage battery … seems like poverty is about to be defeated.

    • bachcole

      Yeah, I saw that. Very cool. It looks like the real deal to me, a sure thing. Now we don’t have to depend upon that urban legend EEStor.

    • Brokeeper

      This has a huge Wow factor for Tesla Motors. They (and the consumer) would gain the greatest benefits from this breakthrough if only they obtain rights to manufacture their own in their Giga battery factories. It is perfect for running their or any electric car for 300 miles and a charge 20X faster than lithium batteries with no overheating dangers – nearly as fast as filling the gas tank. Of course the cost factor will be significantly reduced. The only thing that could beat it is an E-Cat converted electric source. Elon Musk has some critical decisions to make ahead.

    • Allan Shura

      I would be among the first customers for a graphene 3D printer.

      • Obvious

        Graphene will be the new asbestos. You heard it here first.

        • You mean it may be a carcinogen? Or have I missed something a bit more subtle than that?

          • bachcole

            Graphene will be harmful to living beings in some way, and we will have to learn to take great care in using.

          • Obvious

            Sharp microscopic particles that are potentially chemically reactive with living tissues. Easy to inhale, pass through membranes, and get imbedded into skin. The sort of thing that millions of white blood cells and possibly antigens will impale themselves on repeatedly until some wounded cells mutate. Particles small enough to short circuit or react with unknown consequences with internal cell components. Probably easy to make safe for the intended use, but easily accidentally released when burnt, crushed, damaged or abused in some way. Extremely hard to detect or identify in accidental release situations (unlike nano nickel or other metals), since carbon is ubiquitous and the particle size is so small.

          • bachcole

            I could not have said it better.

            The interesting part is that these intellectual geeks (read: exteriorized people) are rushing with excitement and glee and don’t have a clue the trouble that they will be creating for themselves and society.

        • bachcole

          No, actually, I have been warning about it, but I didn’t say it so well as you did by using the ‘A’ word. And, yes, I sort of guarantee that it is going to be a serious problem. I said that it should be tested for safety first, but NO one is doing that. They are all so very excited in their geekish way and not taking into account that this stuff is completely new in the Universe and the human genome has had exactly zero generations to adapt to it.

  • AstralProjectee

    Well the first video is extremely telling I think since the first video was originally made by Energetics technologies, the same company that was in the last big 60 minutes video about cold fusion. They were based in Israel, but they started to do research here in America from what I seem to remember with some funding to study what is going on. So I think there could be a good chance that it is either Energetics Technologies or it’s a take off company connected to them. Last I knew they were given a bunch of money to study it and they have said very little about their progress.

  • AstralProjectee
  • Chris I

    Well I find these folks rather suspicious and unconvincing.

  • Chris, Italy

    Well I find these folks rather suspicious and unconvincing.

    • Owen Geiger

      They make too many wild claims. Just one successful product, if true, would be world changing.

  • bachcole

    You gotta understand that when the dam breaks not only are investors (who are investing their own money and are generally prudent BECAUSE it is their own money) going to go crazy looking for investment opportunities, but government jerk-wads (who are investing YOUR money and generally not prudent BECAUSE it is not their money) are going to go crazy looking for investment opportunities. So sites like this may very well be waiting for the dam to burst, hoping that some government idiot will give them money.

  • Obvious

    I found these pages that are not easily accessible.

    http://lightstone.net/mining/gold-cambodia/

    • Curbina

      They seem to be on the “design webpage” part of their checklist. I wonder who is behind this. They seem to be a “magician hat” full of “solutions”.

      • Obvious

        Yes, a bit of a lack of focus it seems. Looks more like a shell company looking for a QT than a real deal.

        • Web presence is not very important for startup at early phase.
          they create a website just to look cool, put their address, so their client can send the links to colleagues…

          at beginning the main job is to have face to face meeting with real people, convince with words and facts… once the first barier of “why not” is passed, there is Due Dilligence, negociation and the first $ are invested…
          then it is a race because as soon as a company is really running, cash is burned.

          typically the first years the creators dont have payroll and work for free.
          Only with time do they get some payroll, often quite ridiculous compared to corporate executives… they are paid in hope, and it can succeed if the startup survive. hard job.

          • Curbina

            I know this first hand Alain, really hard job but if the idea is good, one can really survive.

  • Obvious
    • Curbina

      They seem to be on the “design webpage” part of their checklist. I wonder who is behind this. They seem to be a “magician hat” full of “solutions”.

      • Obvious

        Yes, a bit of a lack of focus it seems. Looks more like a shell company looking for a QT than a real deal.

        • Web presence is not very important for startup at early phase.
          they create a website just to look cool, put their address, so their client can send the links to colleagues…

          at beginning the main job is to have face to face meeting with real people, convince with words and facts… once the first barier of “why not” is passed, there is Due Dilligence, negociation and the first $ are invested…
          then it is a race because as soon as a company is really running, cash is burned.

          typically the first years the creators dont have payroll and work for free.
          Only with time do they get some payroll, often quite ridiculous compared to corporate executives… they are paid in hope, and it can succeed if the startup survive. hard job.

          • Curbina

            I know this first hand Alain, really hard job but if the idea is good, one can really survive.

  • US_Citizen71

    I was just looking at the whois information for their website. It is registered in Australia to flat rate website build/host company. Great way to hide who is involved but does not inspire much confidence in me for the company as a whole.

    • LukeDC

      I am only getting a godaddy registered site for lightstone.net. To cover their Whois up they are using domainsbyproxy (https://www.domainsbyproxy.com/default.aspx) to register their address. Everything is proxied up. Web hosting component and mail server is through secureserver.net
      Am I missing something?

      • US_Citizen71

        They changed it. It was showing registered to http://ronbasset.com/ in Australia They must be monitoring this forum. I had to go back in to my history to find it.

        • US_Citizen71

          It still shows it partially at whois.net

          [Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
          [Redirected to whois.godaddy.com]
          [Querying whois.godaddy.com]
          [whois.godaddy.com]
          Domain Name: LIGHTSTONE.NET
          Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
          Registrant Name: Ron Basset
          Registrant Organization: ron basset
          Name Server: NS55.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
          Name Server: NS56.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

          DNSSEC: unsigned

          • Ron Basset is an Australian entrepreneur whose business is setting up websites and promoting them using ‘SEO’. He has a website at http://ronbasset.com/ which is also registered through GoDaddy. His profile is at http://au.linkedin.com/pub/ron-basset/14/569/52b where he is listed as a “Consultant at NRG Technologies (Lightstone)”

            Mr Basset has no engineering or financial background and I assume that his sole involvement is in promoting the Lightstone web site as a consultant (he is not listed among the directors/management team)..

          • US_Citizen71

            Mystery solved. But, the lack of a business address on the registration still isn’t very confidence building. I deal with eCommerce websites it is standard procedure to show the registration at the primary business address to keep customers from getting paranoid.

          • Peter Shwartz

            From Ron Basset ‘s web site:For the past 12 years I have been assisting companies from all around the world with my consulting services.

            From start-ups to established businesses I have helped many companies achieve their goals whether that be branding, web design, search engine optimization (SEO) or public relations.

            If I am unable to assist you with any services you require, you can be assured that I can put you in touch with someone who can.

  • EMAIL from the company below.
    —–
    Hello Christopher,

    Our website should not have been live at this stage. Work is still being completed on it. We are currently filing paperwork with the SEC before publicly listing our company.

    During this filing stage we will not be making any public comments regarding our present or future business dealings.

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    Lightstone Technologies

    • friendlyprogrammer

      Publicly Listing is key in their response. This means they will sell shares, pay themselves 300k/year salary, and go under when it turns out they have nada.

      It is interesting perhaps. The National Instruments angle is back in.

    • bachcole

      More bullshit. “filling paperwork with the SEC before publicly listing our company”. Oh, boy, I am so impressed. Whoop-te-do! Talk is incredibly cheap.

    • steve high

      Planning to file with the SEC adds a new wrinkle to the interplay among fraud,fantasy and functionality. When you go with the SEC you open yourself up to some serious blowback if it turns out that the idea you were selling stock on is worthless. I’m thinking of John Rohner and his Intelligentry Papp Engine scheme. They flew in on him and decapitated his fever dreams of fame and fortune in one fell swoop. Perhaps that is why we don’t hear much about SEC filings among the less-well-supported claims. Does that make this case different? Well nothing has been filed yet. I wonder if a promise-to-file is known to cause swooning among the gullible investor class. In my mind the credibility clock is now ticking for Lightstone. File if you’re gonna or my attention turns elsewhere.

  • Omega Z

    Frank credits me with this, but I’d like to point out that it was1st posted May 8th by pelgrim108 on the Always Open Thread & Posted again by Matre 2 days ago.

    I merely posted the page that fleshed out the LENR info.
    http://lightstone.net/global-projects/lenr-fusion/

    The Russian connection caught my attention because I had come across such connections with some of Rossi’s people in the past.

  • Omega Z

    This all seems kind of strange. Some of the Info seems gathered up & pieced together.

    As of yet, it appears they don’t really have anything. link to this page-
    http://lightstone.net/global-projects/lenr-fusion/fusion-technical-data/

    “Lightstone will benefit from these laws and would be able to fund the construction of our first LEHR reactor, which would be 300 KW.”

  • georgehants

    “We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted
    to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at
    20 are no longer true at 40 –and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t
    been discovered when he was 20?”
    ~Arthur C. Clarke

    • Christopher Calder

      It seems that more than one company has figured out how to use LENR to turn water into hydrogen gas at low cost. As far as a heat producing unit using the Fleischmann and Pons method, I think some companies are just adding the Rossi-Defkalion developed sonic shock gadgets to the design and finding ways to improve hydrogen penetration into the palladium. Some of the new ideas are building on the work of others and some ideas are being found independently by teams of people all over the world.

  • georgehants

    “We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted
    to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at
    20 are no longer true at 40 –and half the things he knows at 40 hadn’t
    been discovered when he was 20?”
    ~Arthur C. Clarke

  • It seems that more than one company has figured out how to use LENR to turn water into hydrogen gas at low cost. As far as a heat producing unit using the Fleischmann and Pons method, I think some companies are just adding the Rossi-Defkalion developed sonic shock gadgets to the design and finding ways to improve hydrogen penetration into the palladium. Some of the new ideas are building on the work of others and some ideas are being found independently by teams of people all over the world.

    • georgehants

      Christopher, so hope you are correct.

  • Asterix

    Lightstone LENR? I don’t think so. From their website:

    “Dr Sergio Calqueiro

    Sergio holds an MBBCH degree and is a talented executive with
    eight years’ experience developing and implementing sales and marketing
    strategies in Europe, Asia and the USA. His experience in Europe and
    Africa (gold and diamond trading) positions him well to oversee our
    African mining operations. Sergio’s outstanding leadership qualities
    have seen him lead a large team of talented international sales
    professionals, successfully selling into the medical, energy and
    environmental markets.”

    “African mining operations” doesn’t sound much like LENR to me…

    • Sandy

      Dr. Sergio Calqueiro “holds an MBBCH degree”. This is a “Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery” degree; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Medicine,_Bachelor_of_Surgery

      The “Sergio Calqueiro” who lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida is not in the Florida Department of Health “License Verification” database; http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP#theBottom

      • Asterix

        Not sure what point you’re making.

        The quote I gave above is the original web page content (still in Google’s cache). Now revised to:

        “Dr Sergio Calqueiro

        Sergio holds an MBBCH degree and is a talented executive with
        eight years’ experience developing and implementing sales and marketing
        strategies in Europe, Asia and the USA. Sergio’s outstanding leadership
        qualities have seen him lead a large team of talented international
        sales professionals, successfully selling into the medical, energy and
        environmental markets.”

        Could it be that the history of “African gold and diamond mining” was found to be somewhat embarrassing?

        Addendum:

        There is a LENR page here:

        http://lightstone.net/global-projects/lenr-fusion/

        But if you accept that, you also have to accept that Lightstone, in addition to Sierra Leone gold and diamond mining, is also involved in Texas oil and gas, and Canadian Voisey Bay nickel mining.

        How much of this is fluff and how much of this is real?

      • Asterix

        Dig into LIghtstone’s Google cache and you find this:

        http://goo.gl/bvyyN0

        Diamonds, gold, Sierra Leone. Calqueiro.

    • Allan Shura

      No one has years of sales and marketing experience in LENR.

  • Chase

    After reading their site I emailed Lightstone and asked them some of the questions from this page. Lightstone Technologies is the funding side of the LENR business. They (Lightstone) own 50% of three German companies that own the various technologies. The inventors/founders own the other half. So Lightstone aren’t actually the LENR business, they are more of an investment holding company. I asked if an investment could be made directly into the German companies and they said no, that is what Lightstone is for. They also said that in their filings with the SEC that they will name the German companies and also their patents. They said that they are still 30 days away from completing their filings and as such will not be publicly stating the above information.

    I asked why have they gone public now with incomplete information, their response was that someone came across the site and reported it to e-catworld.com and that it wasn’t their intention to be in the public relm for another month or two.

    I think this clears some stuff up as to why there isn’t detailed information about their technology or that the management aren’t specialists in LENR as they are just an investment company.

    Great to get a response from them within hours of emailing them. They suggested to sign up to the newsletter on their site as updates will be released via that method.

    Chase

  • Allan Shura

    No one has years of sales and marketing experience in LENR.

  • recent update

    http://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/index.php/Thread/465-Lightstone-Technologies-Inc-discose-changes-and-project/?postID=3133#post3133

    “​We are currently developing our new website ready to launch in April 2015 with new and existing world changing energy technologies.”