As already analyzed was the former owner of the Industrial Heat LLC mother company a subsidiary of NRG Energy.
For a conventional power supplying company like NRG Energy the threat of a disruptive technology like the LENR ECAT of Leonardo Corporation is of course immense. The lost of the complete business and all assets is more than likely, if a technology with a potential like the LENR ECAT (with a Coefficient of Performance (COP) higher 50 and an extreme higher energy density than fossil fuels) hits the market. So organizing a kind of counterstrike and trying to get this technology under its own control seem to be logical.
Now let us have a look what is right at the moment happening around ‘NRG Energy’, or better what are the heads and people behind of the ‘NRG Energy trace’ and surroundings are doing right now.
David W. Crane J.D. Chief Executive Officer of NRG Energy, President of NRG Energy and Chairman of the Board at Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC, a nuclear development company, was fired in December 2015 after 13 years in business (“for reasons that he says are still somewhat unclear to him.”) and is now since April 2016 Chief Strategy Officer at Pegasus Capital Advisors.
Pegasus Capital Advisors http://www.pcalp.com is a private equity investment firm with a total assets of $1.8 billion, where Craig M. Cogut is the President, Managing Partner and Chairman http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=76176&privcapId=22361
David W. Crane and Cherokee Investment Partners CEO Thomas Darden know each other at least since 2010 http://fortuneconferences.com/brainstormgreen2010/speakers.html
Beside David W. Crane, another operating advisor at Pegasus Capital Advisors is Jos van der Hyden http://www.pcalp.com/our-people/details.php?pid=218 he is additonal the Chief Commercial Officer of Infinia https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jos-van-hyden#/entity http://infiniacorp.com that today is part of http://www.qnergy.com/ .
Qnergy has developed a turbo engine integrated into a combined heat and power system (CHP) that takes full advantage of both the electric and thermal outputs. Qnergy and is a subsidiary of Ricor Cryogenic and Vacuum Systems. Ricor, is the world leader in the field of miniature Stirling cryogenic Coolers, manufactures 1000s of Stirling devices annually for the defense and space industries. www.ricor.com
For Lockheed Martin http://cryocooler.org/proceedings/paper-flies/C18papers/046.pdf
Jos van der Hyden is also President, Mergers & Acquisitions at the German based company hoch.rein. hoch.rein claims to create new energy systems which ‘shall shape the future economically as well as in climate-friendly terms’. http://www.hoch-rein.com/indexda0e.html?id=15&L=1 https://www.linkedin.com/in/jos-van-der-hyden-ba2a56 Hoch.Rein is a subsidiary of the worldwide operating Belectric http://www.belectric.com/en/international/belectric-usa/ a solar plant and electro mobility specialist. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belectric and a cooperating partner of First Solar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Solar where Jos van der Hyden was Vice President.
In 2006 Jos van der Hyden signed an agreement for Plug Power Holland BV with PLUG POWER INC. http://www.plugpower.com/ http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1093691/000119312506167772/dex1013.htm for a joint venture designed as a joint EU and US collaborative effort in the framework of the EU-US Cooperation Agreement on fuel cells, aiming to bring domestic fuel cell microCHP (1-5kWel) next step towards commercialization. http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/81407_de.html guided by VAILLANT GMBH Germany.
Plug Power Holland BV has it resident in Appeldoorn, which is the same small town in the Netherlands where Industrial Heat LLC owner IPH International BV is located
The former Administrative Contact of Plug Power Holland BV, Ellart de Wit https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellart-de-wit-3b62068 , is today CTO at HyGear a company that supplies industrial gases using advanced energy- and cost saving technologies. http://www.hygear.nl/
Another administrative contact of the EU and US joint venture was for PEMEAS GmbH (later aquired by BASF) Carsten Henschel today Senior Sales Manager Energy at BASF New Business https://www.linkedin.com/in/carsten-henschel-656304a he was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of JT Vaughn and Thomas Darden.
…to be continued…