Mats Lewan quotes Jed Rothwell with apparent approval on page 282 of An Impossible Invention:
I think Rossi wants people to think he is a fraud.
Looking this up, I read Lewan's report of the September 6, 2012 test for Hydro Fusion (and others), page 243-249. Lewan was an observer at that test, and gives a detailed account of what happened. This account directly contradicts the story that Rossi told IH in his email of September 10 (Rossi v. Darden, amended Answer, Exhibit 12)
From: eon333(@,libero.it <[email protected]> Date: Monday, September 10, 2012
Subject: I: Fwd: Fw: Our latest on the E-cat: 'Swedish investment in E-cat halted after test'
To: [email protected], [email protected]
With this company Hydrofusion we had agreed upon a draft to sell them IP, know how and manufacturing license for Europe but Germany, France and Italy. By our law, if you send a proposal you are engaged to accept if the proposee accepts all the conditions of the proposal. After receiving your last text at the end of August I decided to go ahead with you, therefore I had to get rid of this engagement. The only way out was to invite them to a test, ask them to bring with them their consultant. I made the test abort, maintaining the temperatures below the starting limit. Then I made up some discussions, I said they made a wrong test, they escaped, I am free.
We did not have damages of image, because, knowing what was on the road, I had made before their test a disclaimer, saying that the Hot temperature E-Cat was just a prototype, still under test and validation and subject to modification, thing that I am repeating everywhere. Now I am publishing that I am surprised of all this ado for nothing, since I already said that for the Hot Cat we needed more tests before saying it is a product ready for the market. At this point we can organize with Cherokee a world strategy, since all the other licensees are just commercial: for example in Africa we will have just to pay a royalty to the local agent upon our sale price , but they all are very good and they can sell either energy or plants. Nobody has rights upon the IP, know how, manufacturing and so on.
Warmest Regards, Andrea
Lewan has about this test, pp. 243-249:
Present were six investor representatives (major investors!) plus the Hydro Fusion team, four people, all heavyweights, including Magnus Holm, CEO, plus a hired researcher from the Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SP, tasked with verifying the measurements.
As soon as Lewan arrives:
"The instruments say different," Holm said abruptly.
This was not, as Rossi claims, a test where the device simply did not work. Rossi's measurements showed that it worked! Rossi was making a bonehead error, assuming that chopped AC power could be measured by simple meters. According to Lewan, Rossi's input power measurements were off by a factor of two or three, demolishing the excess heat claim.
Requested to have a fuel-free reactor as a control, to be run in parallel, a common device with controls, (same input power to both, trivial to verify), Rossi had provided a useless "welded box."
As to the power problem, "that Rossi refused to accept the issue with the instruments made things worse."
Mats tried to explain to him. Rossi called the person who had designed the control unit (Fabiani?) "who obviously supported him." Against a phalanx of experts, plus Lewan!
"I asked myself if there was any pattern behind this, if Rossi consciously or unconsciously made sure it ended in discord and distrust."
This test was, I'm sure, devastating to Rossi's opportunities for obtaining Swedish investment. Was this a deliberate failure to make XE? If so, why all the fuss about input power? Rossi tried to show that his power measurements were correct by hooking up a 60-watt light bulb and showing that it looked normal. Lewan is totally unimpressed, he explains quite well that this was meaningless.
But Rossi often creates meaningless explanations for things, that some of his followers eagerly accept, repeat to each other as fact, etc.
No, the story that this was a deliberate failure requires an unnecessarily damaging pretense. Pretend to be incompetent, and call it a "masterpiece."
Simply making the test be accurate, showing no heat, would have sufficed completely with his story of "new device, might not work." Though why one would call together such a meeting, with people travelling long distances, including Mats Lewan, when devices are not reliable, would be a huge question, wouldn't it?
No, this was not a deliberate failure. This was an actual failure that Rossi then lies about to try to keep things going with Industrial Heat.
And then if Rossi would lie in that context, supposedly to get out of a commitment that did not actually conflict with what was to be agreed with Industrial Heat (he believed he had Cherokee partners on the hook at that point, I accept that claim of his), would he lie to create a payment of $89 million?
I notice, as well, Rossi acknowledging " I am publishing that I am surprised of all this ado for nothing, ..."
That is classic Rossi! If he was paying attention to what happened in this test, he would not have been surprised at all. He knows, here, that he is creating a public smokescreen with his excuse that the device wasn't ready, which is in radical conflict with Lewan's account.
Planet Rossi might start to realize that if people think Rossi is a fraud, maybe that is what Rossi wants, just as Lewan says, more than once. One of the easiest ways to create people thinking one is a fraud is to lie to them.
I have yet to see Planet Rossi confront this evidence from Rossi v. Darden. They are focused on possible errors in the IH Answer. There may be some. None of them will make any difference. (Unless they are lying and faking evidence. If so, all bets are off. I don't think so. It's a coherent story they tell that matches witness from many people.)
The Answer makes claims that are not necessarily proven. That's standard, just as Rossi made unproven claims in the Complaint. So complaints from Plenet Rossi that IH has not proven their case (therefore Rossi wins!) are simply ignorant.