Earlier this year we reported about Tom Darden’s involvement in the opening of a Nickel-Hydrogen Research Center in the Tianjin Huayuan Industrial Park in Tianjin, China on April 16. We haven’t heard anything about this center since that time, but today Andrea Rossi made a statement which probably refers to this on the Journal of Nuclear Physics saying:
The US team is preparing with Chinese scientists an important R&D operation that will help the industrialization of our devices.
Being the Chief Scientist at Industrial Heat, Rossi will surely be involved in any projects involving R&D, and it’s interesting the decision was made to have a Chinese R&D connection when I would imagine there is plenty of engineering talent in the US, especially within the Research Triangle where Industrial Heat is headquartered.
Probably the Chinese connections have a lot to do with Tom Darden’s contacts and experience working in China — somewhere that Cherokee Investment Partners have done a lot of work. Perhaps, too, there are plans for E-Cat manufacturing operations in China. We have discussed here at length the severe pollution problems in China, and how China could be a natural market for rapid expansion of E-Cat products, especially if the government gets behind the technology.