Our friends at NyTeknik report: Swedish investment in E-cat halted after test
They state (through Google Translate):
Investors would invest 65 million in the UK company Hydro Fusion driven by four Swedes. The Company has a commercial license agreement with the inventor of E-cat, Italian Andrea Rossi.
The condition was a new measure that could verify the function of Rossi’s E-cat – an energy invention of Rossi’s loaded with small amounts of nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and a number of secret catalysts.
The idea is that more energy will be developed than is entered via electric heating elements. Rossi’s hypothesis is that it is done by a hitherto unknown type of nuclear reaction.
When investors measuring 6 September in Bologna, however, could no heat energy is found beyond the input electrical power.
Investor Group had instructed the SP Swedish National Testing and Research Institute , to monitor the measurement, and the researchers who attended measuring an input electrical power that was two to three times higher than Rossi himself measured (the measurement used the SP called True RMS Instruments ).
IOW, They found that there was three times to power going into Rossi’s device than Rossi was claiming. They continue to state that the COP was no longer over unity. This is the second piece of evidence that I have seen that Rossi may be pulling a fraud. (The other being, of course, the disappointing Krivit video.)
However, the details of this event, especially the scope of the event (is this what is going on with all of Rossi’s versions of the e-cat) has not been established. Further, as I have stated while blogging a hundred times or more — Rossi is unnecessary in establishing the validity of the LENR technology. This does, however, cause one to wonder whether we are looking at 1 year or 10 before a commercial product is available.
(Thanks to Iggy Dalrymple for sourcing this news)