FWIW: One more comment on Leonardo Technologies, Inc. and the past history of Dr Andrea Rossi. This is important only in that it may affect the credibility of the fusion report. Obviously, if the fusion R&D were true in the apparent COP, it would be an earth-shaking discovery. It is far better than any prior NiH system which has been reported, but apparently there is a history here which cannot be ignored.
LTI was incorporated as a response to the thermoelectric power generation research (and patent) by Dr. Rossi. Dr. Rossi indicated that his devices would produce 20 percent efficiencies, a vast increase from the current science of 4 percent conversion of waste heat to electrical power. Dr. Rossi believed that he could increase the physical size of the TE Devices and maintain superior power generation. In furtherance of his research, in early 2000, LTI had tests conducted at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, NH, using a small scale LTI TEG Device. Over a period of 7 days, the UNH power plant staff recorded voltage and amperage readings every 1/2 hr. The TE Device produced approximately 100 volts and 1 ampere of current, providing 100 watts of power. After this initial success, and a fire that destroyed his Manchester, NH location, Dr. Rossi returned to Italy to continue the manufacture of the TE Devices. In Italy, Dr. Rossi believed that LTI could manufacture more cost-effective TE generating devices with lower labor and assembly costs. Accordingly, Dr. Rossi engaged a subcontractor to fulfill the requirements of manufacturing and assembly. Unfortunately, the Italian subcontractor was unable to provide second-generation TE Devices with satisfactory power generation. Nineteen of 27 TE Devices shipped to CTC, Johnstown, PA, were incapable of generating electricity for a variety of reasons, from mechanical failure to poor workmanship. The remaining eight produced less than 1 watt of power each, significantly less than the expected 800-1000 watts each. End or quote. Make of it what you will. It is clear that had the TEG performed as expected, then Rossi would be as wealthy as ...? ... not Gates anymore, but Slim :) In the aftermath of the second generation TEG failure, it appears that Rossi moved on into LENR instead of trying to reproduce his early success. That alone is suspicious since a TEG which can work on waste heat at 20% efficiency has a market value of half a trillion, give or take a few Slim ones.