Andrea Rossi relayed some really tragic news via his blog. One of the true pioneers of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) Sergio Focardi died on June 22 of an undisclosed illness.
A number of LENR devices including those of Andrea Rossi, Defkalion, and Francesco Celani are based on nickel-hydrogen reactor experiments that Focardi, Francesco Piantelli did at the University of Bologna in the early 1990s. For the past seven years Focardi had been working with Andrea Rossi on the ecat.
In another post Rossi revealed that Forcardi’s contribution to the ecat project was great. The inventor stated that Focardi taught him much of the physics he used. That would indicate ecat is based on Focardi’s theories. Rossi also stated that Focardi made thousands of measurements on the ecat between 2007 and 2010. He also stated that Focardi worked heavily on the safety issues.
Rossi and Focardi at a 2011 ecat demonstration.