The Journal of Nuclear Physics, or JONP, is a clearinghouse of questions, answers, and research relating to LENR. On this forum, many people knowledgeable in the field of cold fusion, LENR, and other matters of physics get together to contribute theories and discoveries.
Recently, a contributor called Adelheid J. Bohm asked Andrea Rossi:
“We see that your technology is verified thoroughly and it will go commercial only when absolutely sure as technology and ecology.
“But your fans are longing for information including the Start; can you please tell us a bit about your Eurica Moment, about that gift of God, when you have discofe3red the Seed of the Rossi Effect?”
Andrea Rossi replied:
“The first time I discovered the Effect has been in the USA in 1996, when I got about 3 watts, melting some Ni grains using a battery of 4V as an energy source. I calculated (miscalculated?) a COP 3. I was in Manchester, New Hampshire, in a small laboratory where I also worked in a steel carpentery to pay my expenses: when I came in the USA in 1996 I didn’t have money, because of what happened to me in Italy (see http://www.ingandrearossi.com). I had to live with 1000$ per month, which was not easy, because I had to pay 600/month for the rent of the apartment. In that period my daily meal sometimes was 2 boiled eggs.
“I used a lab of that steel carpentery during the free time to make my experiments. When the nickel melted I touched it with a finger and the finger (left index, I am left handed) got burnt: it has been the sole time in my life in which to be burnt made me happy (I am not masochist). Very Happy.
“Before that day I had got effects, but not sure of the measurements, being the energies in the range of milliwatts, so very difficult to measure precisely with the instrumentation I had. I started working with Ni powders in 1993, when I decided that it was completely useless to go ahead along the path of electrolysis suggested by F&P (which I studied very thoroughly).“
The event in Italy to which he refers is the seizing of all of his properties and business having to do with Petroldragon, a waste conversion business he had built from scratch, based on his father’s machining shop. There has been general knowledge that the Italian Mafia became interested in waste disposal contracts through the government, and Mr. Rossi’s work infringed on their profit margins.
This story that Rossi shares is very interesting, as it has never appeared in print before. We knew that he had gone to work with Bio Development Corporation in Bedford, NH, and became their Chief Scientist, “working with the D.O.E. to develop renewable energy sources.” However, nothing has been shared about his personal struggles during that time of relocation. Mr. Rossi has shared some of his turmoil during the time of watching his business and science dismantled, and with the periods of incarceration, but nothing of his struggles with starting afresh in a new country. At the time of his immigration, Mr. Rossi was 46 years old, and found himself starting over with nothing more than a monthly paycheck.
In response to this exchange, another commenter – Italo R. – asked Rossi:
“Thank you for having shared your past experience about the birth of “Rossi Effect”. Very interesting indeed. Many people should learn from you, in all sense.
“May I ask if your USA partner has the will to give this technology to Humanity?
“P.S. Have you ever thought to write a ‘Memory Book?’”
Mr. Rossi responded with:
“1- Of course yes: the Team I am working with is a team that already dedicate enormous resources upon targets inspired by the sense of duty toward God and Mankind. The motto of the USA is “In God we trust” and we are working (vibrating) within this field of energy as particles in a Universe in evolution.
“2- ‘Memory Book’? I hope to rely on memories as late as possible,. When a man seats on his own “memories” means has nothing to future anymore (‘to future’: does not exist as a verb, but works well!)”
So, Andrea Rossi prefers not to rest and reminisce at this time. He prefers “to future”. It is also nice to hear, as a citizen of the U.S. that this great inventor and scientist honors the motto “In God We Trust”, and has a “sense of duty toward God and Mankind.” His use of imagery, comparing his sense of vibrating with work as does the field of energy particles in the Universe as it evolves, brings to mind a Van Gogh painting. If, in the distant future, Mr. Rossi does decide to write his memoirs, they will undoubtedly be a fascinating read.