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You are here: > News > January 5, 2012

E-Cat Weekly -- January 5, 2012

This past week saw at least 80 stories on the web, 4 from mainstream news, regarding Andrea Rossi's E-Cat powered by LENR or cold fusion. The hottest theme was Rossi's assertion that he is in discussion with Home Depot to distribute 1 million home heat units this Autumn for less than $2,000 USD. Reality will probably dictate a longer time-line.

Full Disclosure:
PES Network has a business relationship with Andrea Rossi.

By Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Here's the latest compilation of various news items about Andrea Rossi's E-Cat that have emerged since our December 29 compilation.

Though there were a lot of stories written by the various dedicated sites, most of them were redundant with each other; and in my opinion, they are not trying to be efficient in their writing, but are lavishing over any tidbit, even writing multiple stories with slightly different angles in some case. It's getting quite ridiculous, actually.

In this compilation, I'm not going to try to be as comprehensive as I was last week, but only post links to a representative sampling of the weeks coverage.

Mainstream news sources are indicated with the yellow highlight.

  • Sources
  • Event
  • Introduction
  • Products
  • Production
    • Andrea Rossi interview on Ca$h Flow: "I translate pressure as responsibility" - In an interview with James Martinez of Ca$h Flow this past December 29, Andrea A. Rossi said he is in talks with Home Depot for dispersal of the first million E-Cat units this Autumn. The target price will be between $1000-$1500 US for an E-Cat with a power between 10-20 kilowatts, to give the thermal energy and air conditioning for an average family house. (Cold Fusion Now; January 2, 2012)
      • Addendum: Andrea Rossi on Ca$h Flow - Additional transcription (Cold Fusion Now; January 5, 2012)
      • Cold fusion: the e-cat household Rossi will cost between 1000 and 1500 euros (Translated from Italian) - (; January 4, 2011) 
      • Rossi on Home Depot — Talks, No Agreement - Apparently Andrea Rossi has got a lot of attention with his remark about being in talks with Home Depot — and probably Home Depot has been hearing about this too, and it may not have been welcome attention from their point of view given the controversies surrounding the E-Cat and LENR/Cold Fusion in general. I’m sure Home Depot won’t be making any public statement or clarification about any contact with Rossi. Today Rossi posted the following regarding the situation: Andrea Rossi January 5th, 2012... (E-CatWorld; January 5, 2012)
  • Credibility
    • Replicators (as of December 30, 2011) - Below is an annotated and linked list of reports of people who have achieved a Ni + H reaction: (NickelPower; December 30, 2011)
    • Even Francesco Celani of the 2012 WSEC (translated from Italian) - At the (Sustainable World Energy Conference in 2012) to be held in Geneva next January 10 to 12, for the first time LENR will officially enter into a conference under the UN flag and talk about it has been chosen an Italian scientist. (22Passi; January 4, 2011)
    • Why should Rossi prove it? - Reasons for and against. (NickelPower; January 3, 2012)
  • Applications
    • How Would Your Life Change With an E-Cat at Home? - As we look forward to the possibility of the availability of home-based E-Cat units providing heat/air conditioning (1st generation) and later electricity, I thought it might be interesting to picture what that would mean on a practical level for readers of this site. What differences would a new power source in your home make? Also, you might think of immediate consequences this might have. Here are some short term examples that I can think of for myself, if I had just the first generation... (E-CatWorld; December 30, 2011)
    • Cogenerate Electricity With E-Cats! - It all began with Thomas Edison and his 1882 Pearl Street Station – the world’s first commercial power plant. It was a combined heat and power plant, which produced electricity and heat for area buildings. His duel-purpose power plant achieved 50% efficiency. (RossiFocardiFusion; January 3, 2011)
    • E-Cat Powered Motorcycle! - At this time in history there is a great opportunity to be the first to build a Cold-Fusion/LENR motorcycle! This would be your chance to show how clever you are and get the fame and recognition for this achievement. (RossiFocardiFusion; January 3, 2011)
  • Theory
    • Has LENR uncovered a new Physics? - Nuclear physicist professor Peter Ekstöm, known for criticizing the E-Cat and LENR wrote: Stoyan Sarges article is really impressive! He can with simple pictures explain so that everybody can understand all LENR reactions that have been observed. They include a full TOE (theory of everything, all four forces joined, something that Einstein tried all his life) and an explanation of the universe’s accelerating expansion (relevant to the current year’s Nobel Prize in Physics). (NickelPower; December 29, 2011)
  • Commentary 

    • Year-End Thoughts

      • 2012: The Year of Cold Fusion? - So, here we are, at the close of 2011 still waiting for Rossi or anyone to prove that the E-Cat or some other LENR/cold fusion device really works. If the whole thing is a fraud it’s going to be one of the greatest in modern times. If it’s not, 2012 is going to be the year when everything changes. (Forbes; January 1, 2012)
      • Free Energy in 2011 Prepping to Take Off in 2012 - Though the year didn't bring as many technologies to market as I had predicted last year (due to "you're not ready yet, world citizens"?), great progress was made. We highlight the Top 5 of the year and mention a few stragglers from last year, as well as mentioning the "Hall of Shame". (PESN and BeforeItsNews; December 31, 2011)
      • An Energy Hope Was Kindled in 2011 — May It Grow in 2012 - When I first hear about the Rossi-Focardi energy catalyzer I was underwhelmed. For some reason the main thing that stood out to me was hearing about Rossi’s past scrapes with the law, and I wondered if he might be some kind of charlatan. It was only after some discussion with some friends and studying the reports and video of the January 15th press conference/demonstration that I began to change my mind. I didn’t find something that smelled like a scam — we seemed to... (E-CatWorld; January 1, 2012)
      • Rossi Energy Catalyzers To Prove 2012 Is AR’s Year - The controversial Low Energy Nuclear Reaction device of Andrea Rossi is expected to bring a huge success to the Italian inventor this year. Rossi Energy Catalyzers will prove to the skeptics that 2012 is going to be the best year for Rossi and Leonardo Corporation. (RossiEnergyCatalyzer; January 5, 2012)
    • Rossi Adopts Amazon-like Low Price/Low Margin Philosophy - As I have been reading recent statements about “killing” competition through low prices, I’m reminded of a statement from Jeff Bezos, CEO of who summed up his business philosophy thus: There are two ways to build a successful company. One is to work very, very hard to convince customers to pay high margins. The other is to work very, very hard to be able to afford to offer customers low margins. They both work. We’re firmly in the second camp. It’s difficult—you have... (E-CatWorld; December 29, 2011)
    • The Coming Race (ECatSite; December 31, 2011)
  • Politics
    • Randy Hekman Suffers E-Cat Denial While Promoting LENR - As a US Senate candidate, it is remarkable that Randy Hekman is promoting cold fusion research -- or what he calls LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions). However, he ignores the reality of Andrea Rossi's E-Cat technology, despite it being the first cold fusion technology to enter the market place -- starting with, allegedly, the US military. (PESN and BeforeItsNews; January 3, 2012)
  • Patents
    • E-Cat Patent Not In Rossi’s Wish List - Everyone has a wish list during the Holiday Season and it would seem like the approval of a worldwide patent is not in Italian inventor Andrea Rossi’s list. (ECatPatent; December 29, 2011)
    • Will Rossi Get E-cat Patent Approval This Year? - 2011 has finally ended. It was undoubtedly an interesting and exciting year for Rossi’s energy catalyzer technology. It provided hope to many people that give them many reasons to embrace the era of new technology. Meanwhile, Rossi’s battle to get the approval of his e-cat patent applications in the US and the European Union will hopefully be put in place. (ECatPatent; January 2, 2012)
  • Other Cold Fusion Competitor News
    (Typically also mention E-Cat)
    • Cold fusion competition heats up as a rival to Andrea Rossi emerges - Now the E-Cat has rivals in the cold fusion business. Is this evidence that the technology is real and can be replicated? Or just that someone else wants a piece of a possible scam of the decade? (Wired; December 31, 2011)
    • Defkalion States Market Entry In 2012 With Scalable Hyperions Up to 5 MW - In a New Years Day post on their forum, Defkalion Green Technologies revealed some more details about their plans for the launch of their Hyperion reactors. The 45kW multi-reactor Hyperion’s geometry and functionality allow us to fit 115 rack mounted of such units within a 20ft typical cargo container, leaving enough space for the... (E-CatWorld; January 2, 2012)


On January 2, we posted a story: Defkalion Claims "No Problem" with Revealing Cold Fusion Catalyst, saying, "The former partner company of Andrea Rossi, Defkalion Green Technologies, has stated that upon licensing, they will openly reveal the catalysts used in their Hyperion Ni-H cold fusion systems. This is of course if they even have a working system, or one that is not based on Leonardo Corporation's technology."

Then, on January 4, 2011 we were informed by someone allegedly involved with Defkalion that they do not have a catalyst in their system, and that their posting to that effect was meant as humor, as some of the other statements in that same posting (were clearly humor).

This illustrates the need for professionalism and responsibility in forum postings, to avoid such misunderstandings. Humor is okay, but it should be clearly labeled as such, and shouldn't be mixed with statements that could be construed as being serious.

Important Points to Bear in Mind

Here are a few things to consider regarding recent developments.

  • Home Depot
    • Though Rossi is in dialogue with Home Depot, these are very early discussions, with no contracts in place.
    • Any outlet like Home Depot would want full certifications (e.g. ASME, ASHRAE, UL, CSA, TUV) before selling anything to customers, and that usually takes a least a year, after a product is complete.
    • Any unit that is going into a home is going to have to be well engineered, tested, modified, improved, tested, etc. -- a process itself that typically would take at least a year under adequate funding and resources. 
    • It's after such a process that the certification process would commence, so you're looking at probably at least two years before you'd see something like this being distributed by the likes of Home Depot. However, due to the desperate need for radical sources of cheap and clean energy, lets hope that Rossi pulls off a major victory, and obtains the needed certifications in record setting time.

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.

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Last updated January 21, 2012


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