Industrial Heat Has Acquired Andrea Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Technology

-Company focused on making the technology widely available-

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Industrial Heat, LLC announced today that it has acquired the rights to Andrea Rossi's Italian low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology, the Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat). A primary goal of the company is to make the technology widely available, because of its potential impact on air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and biomass.

"The world needs a new, clean and efficient energy source. Such a technology would raise the standard of living in developing countries and reduce the environmental impact of producing energy," said JT Vaughn speaking on behalf of Industrial Heat (IH).

Mr. Vaughn confirmed IH acquired the intellectual property and licensing rights to Rossi's LENR device after an independent committee of European scientists conducted two multi-day tests at Rossi's facilities in Italy.

The published report by the European committee concluded, "Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy sources" [referring to energy output per unit of mass].

Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device

Giuseppe Levi, Evelyn Foschi, Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson, Lars Tegnér, Hanno Essén

(Submitted on 16 May 2013 (v1), last revised 7 Jun 2013 (this version, v3))

An experimental investigation of possible anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube named E-Cat HT is carried out. The reactor tube is charged with a small amount of hydrogen loaded nickel powder plus some additives. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils inside the reactor tube. Measurement of the produced heat was performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras, recording data every second from the hot reactor tube. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected in two experimental runs lasting 96 and 116 hours, respectively. An anomalous heat production was indicated in both experiments. The 116-hour experiment also included a calibration of the experimental set-up without the active charge present in the E-Cat HT. In this case, no extra heat was generated beyond the expected heat from the electric input. Computed volumetric and gravimetric energy densities were found to be far above those of any known chemical source. Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy sources.

The report is available online at http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.3913. In addition, performance validation tests were conducted in the presence of IH personnel and certified by an independent expert.

Since acquiring Rossi's technology, IH has engaged in a broad-based effort to protect it by preparing numerous patent applications related to the core technology as well as associated designs and uses.

Tom Darden, who co-founded Cherokee Investment Partners, a series of private equity funds specializing in cleaning up pollution, is a founding investor in Industrial Heat. He is one of a small group of like-minded investors who are supporting this technology because it could significantly address a number of social and environmental challenges. They have committed to make it broadly available because of its potential for impact. IH is considering partnerships with industry participants, universities and NGO's to ensure the technology is developed in a thoughtful and responsible manner.

JT Vaughn manages Industrial Heat. He is the founder of Cherokee McDonough Challenge, an accelerator for environmental startups, and a leader in the startup community in the Research Triangle.

Companies or organizations interested in partnering with Industrial Heat should reach out to JT Vaughn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CONTACT: JT Vaughn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 919-743-5727

SOURCE Industrial Heat, LLC

 


 

Compiled by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
January 24, 2013

Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee Investment Partners; is the founding investor in Industrial Heat, LLC Image courtesy of CherokeeChallenge.com"This is a major milestone in this 3-year long E-Cat saga we've been following -- perhaps the biggest yet. And it's a great day for the LENR world, colloquially called 'Cold Fusion' in general. It's also a vindication of this technology that we've been featuring in our Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies listing nearly as long." -- Sterling D. Allan

Industrial Heat, LLC was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On January 24, 2014, perhaps pressured by their outing by E-CatWorld.com, Industrial Heat LLC published a press release announcing they had

"acquired the rights to Andrea Rossi's Italian low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology, the Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat). A primary goal of the company is to make the technology widely available, because of its potential impact on air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and biomass.

"The world needs a new, clean and efficient energy source. Such a technology would raise the standard of living in developing countries and reduce the environmental impact of producing energy," said JT Vaughn speaking on behalf of Industrial Heat (IH).

"Mr. Vaughn confirmed IH acquired the intellectual property and licensing rights to Rossi's LENR device after an independent committee of European scientists conducted two multi-day tests at Rossi's facilities in Italy."

"Mr. Vaughn confirmed IH acquired the intellectual property and licensing rights to Rossi's LENR device after an independent committee of European scientists conducted two multi-day tests at Rossi's facilities in Italy.

"Since acquiring Rossi's technology, IH has engaged in a broad-based effort to protect it by preparing numerous patent applications related to the core technology as well as associated designs and uses.

JT Vaughn, VP of Industrial Heat, LLC Image courtesy of InnovaterRaleigh.com"Tom Darden, who co-founded Cherokee Investment Partners, a series of private equity funds specializing in cleaning up pollution, is a founding investor in Industrial Heat. He is one of a small group of like-minded investors who are supporting this technology because it could significantly address a number of social and environmental challenges. They have committed to make it broadly available because of its potential for impact. IH is considering partnerships with industry participants, universities and NGO's to ensure the technology is developed in a thoughtful and responsible manner.

"JT Vaughn manages Industrial Heat. He is the founder of Cherokee McDonough Challenge, an accelerator for environmental startups, and a leader in the startup community in the Research Triangle.

"Companies or organizations interested in partnering with Industrial Heat should reach out to JT Vaughn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

An article has been posted on the Triangle Business Journal in which Lauren Ohnsesorge talks with Tom Darden, Chairman of Industrial Heat LLC, and CEO of Cherokee Industrial Partners (both of Raleigh, North Carolina) about E-Cat technology and the recent test report that was just published.

Darden states that his main concern with this technology is to reduce air pollution. Darden states that he is not in it for the money:

“I’m serious — it’s about air pollution and coal . . . Our company is called Industrial Heat. Our job is to make industrial heat and industrial heat is made by coal… We don’t think any energy should be made by coal, so that’s why I’m doing this. This could be a way to eliminate the use of coal.”

Darden says he calls the report “promising”, and that they will continue to work on developing the technology. When questioned about the allegedly shady background (a charge raised by some critics) of Andrea Rossi, Darden states, “I don’t care who gets there first, how it happens . . . I just want to see it happen.”

Significantly, Darden takes ownership of the E-Cat, saying that “We built the reactor and shipped it over to Switzerland.” (emphasis added — good point, Ged)

The article also mentions that Darden says he has had ‘several high level conversations’ about the technology, including with Chinese officials on a recent trip to China.

This is the first we have heard from anyone from inside Industrial Heat (except for Andrea Rossi) for many months, so although there’s not much information here, it’s a significant statement. I expect that Darden and his associates will be getting a lot of information since the report was published, and it sounds like Darden has high hopes for the E-Cat.

The fact that he has been having high level conversations with people outside of China, I think is very significant. Probably those with whom he has spoken will be paying close attention to the new report, and if they are in high positions could already have specialists analyzing what was reported by the E-Cat testing team.

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