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    Posted January 6, 2014 by
    Bradentpon, Florida

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    The One That Got Away

    A coveted new energy technology has apparently slipped out of American hands to China

    <A HREF="http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/01/darden-china-meeting-signing-ceremony-for-technology-park-with-nickel-reactor-new-energy-project/"> It appears that a cold fusion project coveted by the Defense Dept. will instead go to the Chinese</A>, who announced last week that they are creating an industrial park where the so-called Energy Catalyzer, or E-Cat, a nickel-hydrogen (NiH) reactor invented by Miami-based engineer Andrea Rossi, will be built. The Sino-US Science and Technology Innovation Park will be located in the city of Baoding, in Hebei province in eastern China. According to a Defense Intelligence Agency report, "....LENR power sources could produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for U.S. forces since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power.” LENR stands for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, a form of the once-discredited "cold fusion" process stifled by academics (see links below) in 1989 and subsequently, but avidly followed by US Navy and other military research programs. The 1-million watt (1mW)) devices, which sell for $1.5 million, generate as much as six times as much energy required to start them, and then consume no externally-generated energy at all. LENR-generated energy is non-radioactive, non-polluting and cheap to refuel with an inexpensive proprietary catalyst. An article in sina.com added, "“The signing of the Sino-US Science and Technology Innovation Park project located in Baoding, in bringing new CODA electric car project, while the nickel reactor new energy projects, new projects fireproof materials, will greatly promote local technological and economic development,” sina.com said. The new industrial park is said to be modeled on North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. The "new energy nickel reactor project" cited is believed to be a reference the E-Cat manufacturing plan reportedly backed by North-Carolina-based Industrial Heat, Inc., a subsidiary of Cherokee Investment Partners LLC, whose CEO Tom Darden reportedly attended the announcement ceremony with a host of other Chinese dignitaries. According to news reports, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed off on the project at a meeting just a few weeks ago. The American entities and Rossi have refused to comment on E-Cat commercial partnerships

    (Photo: Andrea Rossi, center, talks with fellow scientists and reporters about his Energizer Catalyst technology;
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