In the court case between Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat, there have been some new exhibits posted as part of a filing by Rossi’s team. There have been many documents filed in the case, but not many containing evidence, so I find these exhibits are more interesting than most of the filings so far. Rossi’s team is seeking sanctions against IH’s team and has published these documents to support that motion.
The exhibits can be found as documents 167-02 through 167-08 at this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzKtdce19-wyb1RxOTF6c2NtZkk (Thanks again to Eric Walker for providing these documents to the public) Here’s a summary of the entries, along with excerpts in some cases.
167-02 (Exhibit 1): An email from Tom Darden to Thomas Sloan and Thomas Watkins, dated March 7, 2014, in which he gives a summary of Industrial Heat’s progress to that point. This was during the period of the Lugano test taking place. He talks about how he could not then make any conclusions about the test, but he did say he was concerned that the measurement of temperature via emissivity could lead to incorrect conclusions. He discusses industrial Heat’s involvement with Rossi and also their goals for supporting other LENR research, including Brillouin Energy. One notable part of his report is when he talks about testing of E-Cat reactors he had witnessed. Darden says he has seen reactors that did not work at all, but also writes: “we had seen a reactor explode from the inside, relatively dramatically, as others had exploded in Italy These explosions are not very violent, just a pressure release and a burst of energy blowing out the side for a couple of feet and a few seconds. We have since dismantled that reactor and saw that prior to exploding, it expanded and swelled to about 1/4″ inch. It was made from stainless steel, 1/4″ thick and only 1.25″ diameter, so it is very strong. This could only happen through a combination of very high pressure and very high temperature plus high pressure. Stainless steel melts at 1500 degrees C, far beyond our external operating temperatures, and we do not think the electricity we were using is sufficient to do this, implying that the energy came from inside the core.”
167-03 (Exhibit 2): The full text of the Lugano Report
167-04 (Exhibit 3): A part of a court transcript in which attorneys from both sides are debating about issuing subpoenas to professors from Europe
167-05 (Exhibit 4): A declaration by University of Bologna Professor Guiseppe Levi who reports how he was contacted by two Israeli men, Mordechai Tzivin and Uzi Sha, who questioned him about his involvement with Andrea Rossi, and who also offered him substantial amounts of money (amount unspecified) if they would participate in a research project with them. Levi reports that one of the men wanted him to urgently write a report about how to measure the energy output of a Lugano style reactor, and told him that his customers and investors did not want to work with Rossi any more. Levi writes that he felt harassed and suspected that he was being offered money to recant his previous support of E-Cat tests. Levi states that he refused the offer and also states he suspected Industrial Heat was behind this offer.
167-06 (Exhibit 5): An email from Tom Darden to “Zalli and Uzi”, providing them with contact information of Andrea Rossi, Fulvio Fabiani and Fabio Penon.
167-07 (Exhibit 6) A forwarded email from Dewey Weaver to Bo Hoistad which claims that the piece of the Lugano reactor that was tested by the Lugano authors was not pure alumina as reported in the Lugano report, only the reactor plug was. Weaver states that the reactor body was made of Durapot, which is 75-85% alumina cement. (The Lugano report itself states that the authors took a sample from one of the ridges of the reactor and they determined it was 99% alumina).
167-08 (Exhibit 7) An excerpt from transcript testimony of Dewey Weaver who states again that the Lugano reactor was made of Durapot 810, and that he learned this from T. Barker Dameron, who he said made the reactor that was used in the Lugano test.
I am sure there will be much analysis of these exhibits, but these are still just small glimpses of the evidence that has been collected during the discovery phase of the litigation, and there is still a great deal in the proceedings so far that we don’t know. Eventually there will be questioning of witnesses that will be carried out openly in court, and I hope we are able to get good transcripts of those proceedings.