In an interview with Vessela Nikolova on the E-Cat “The New Fire” web site, Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project has announced the creation of a ‘Fusion Fund’ that will support and fund the research efforts of the organization.
Bob explains that there are three research groups that wish to join the MFMP in its efforts, but they are needing to find funds to support them. He states:
We really want to accelerate our work, support new teams, improve our website, build rich media for better LENR communication and take on more permanent lab hands, so today we are announcing our new initiative called the ‘Fusion Fund‘.
The way the fund works is explained by Bob as follows:
It is a match fund and has 3 components:
1. Quantum Heat Inc – a 501.c.3 US charity registered in California;
2. Big ticket donation pledges that provide matching funds;
3. Donations by the crowd, either directly on the website, or to the US charity.
We are looking for philanthropic individuals or organizations to pledge $10,000 or more to the 501.c.3 that will be called upon as matching funds. When any other donations are received, they catalyze a reaction causing fusion with a matching fund, the smaller donor sees their contribution doubled and a match fund provider, depending on their tax rate, could see up to a quadrupling of their effective donation – this is a COP of 4!
It’s certainly an ambitious goal, but according to Bob, there is already $40,000 pledged for next year which will be available as matching funds which will double smaller individual donations from the crowd.
It does seem that the MFMP is getting more attention these days. The pledges mentioned here, along with the desire of outside research teams to get involved is a healthy sign that the MFMP’s Live Open Science approach is working in garnering support for LENR research.
I have a couple of additional questions for Bob Greenyer, if he is able to comment:
1. Who are these three research groups who want to get involved?
2. Is a donation on the quantumheat.org web site now a tax-deductible contribution in the United States?