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You are here: > News > January 19, 2012

E-Cat Weekly -- January 19, 2012

This past week saw at least 103 stories from 20 dedicated sites and 8 mainstream sources. Themes included the interview we did with Rossi; NASA's affirmation and patent filing on cold fusion; entrepreneur, Dick Smith offering then retracting $200k if the E-Cat validates, followed by a threat of $100 million suit by greedy Australian.

Image source video screen grab.

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

By Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Once again we bring you a compilation of various news items about Andrea Rossi's E-Cat that have emerged since our January 12 compilation.

Mainstream news sources are indicated with the yellow highlight.

  • Sources
  • Overviews/Introductions
  • Production / Products
    • Rossi: First E-Cats Will Now Cost $50 per kW - Andrea Rossi is full of surprises. He recently announced that he would never be undersold by his competitors and said that a domestic E-Cat delivering 10-20 kW of power would cost between $1000-1500 USD. Today he has slashed that price by up to two thirds. (E-CatWorld; January 13, 2012) (And ecatnews and rossienergycatalyzers and ecatinfo and andrearossiecat(1) and andrearossiecat(2) and ecatreport and rossiecat and buyecat and ecathome)
    • Rossi Changes Plan Regarding Refueling of E-Cats - In an interesting and somewhat surprising move, Andrea Rossi now says that the home-based E-Cats he is planning to launch can be refueled by the customer. Rossi was asked by a reader of his blog how often and by whom the E-Cats would be recharged. Rossi replied: " 1- Yes, every 6 months the domestic E-Cat will have to be refilled. 2- the refilling operation will be made by the Customer himself or by his usual plumber, or installer. (E-CatWorld; January 13, 2012) (And ecatnews)
    • eCat To Have Inexpensive Global Kittens – Updated - The details behind AR's 1 million production push are beginning to gel thanks to a comprehensive interview on The Smart Scarecrow Show. A tiny device somewhere between a cigar box and a laptop (ECatNews; January 15, 2012) (And rossienergycatalyzers)
    • 1MW eCat Now $1.5M (US) - According to, Andrea Rossi' primary customer-facing affiliate site, the 1MW eCats have now dropped from $2M to $1.5M. (ECatNews; January 14, 2012)
  • Applications
    • Instant Hot Water eCat - A few days ago, during an interview with Sterling Allan of Peswiki, Andrea Rossi told us that the $500 home eCat was not suitable for sanitary use (hand washing, shower etc). A relatively slow starter, instant-on hot water was beyond its ken. A blinking eye later, it appears that this problem has been solved (ECatNews; January 18, 2012)
    • Download: E-Cat_spaceheater_proposed_by_Hank-Mills_PESN.ppt (1 Mb) - On January 16, Hank Mills sent this PowerPoint presentation to Andrea Rossi by email. Rossi responded:
      "Thank you,
    • The impact of NFE on transportation - What transportation industries will blossom? Which flounder and fail? What new modes of travel will we have? What will abundant fuel for transportation do to other industries? (NickelFusion; January 18, 2012)
  • Credibility
    • Featured / Best Exotic FE: Nuclear > Cold Fusion >
      NASA Calls Cold Fusion (LENR) a Game Changer - NASA's Technology Gateway has posted a two-minute video that summarizes the emerging LENR field and the hope it brings for a world of clean, affordable energy. The overview features senior research scientist at NASA Langley, Joseph Zawodny describing a near future of home power devices. (PESN and BeforeItsNews; January 12, 2012) (And e-catworld and ecatnews and 22passi.blogspot and rossifocardifusion and nextbigfuture and e-catsite and ecatreport(1) and ecatreport(2) and coldfusion3 and energycatalyzer.blogspot)
      • NASA confirms research in LENR - In a recent video, NASA confirms its research in LENR – akin to cold fusion – and states that it works. At the same time Andrea Rossi and the Greek company Defkalion intensify their activities. (NyTeknik; January 13, 2012)
      • Zawodny Clarifies NASA Video - "As for what people are trying to read into this video, specifically my use of the word "demonstrated", it is my professional opinion that the production of excess energy has been demonstrated when the results of the last 20+ years of experimentation are evaluated. [snip]… I did not say, reliable, useful, commercially viable, or controllable. If any of those other terms were applicable I would have used them instead." 
        Great points about the value of caution in science, while courage and zeal are warranted by entrepreneurs who lead far out ahead of science. (ECatNews; January 16, 2012) (And e-catworld and ecatnews(1) and ecatnews(2))
      • Featured: Nuclear > Cold Fusion >
        Is NASA's LENR endorsement merely a spin cycle to attempt to clean their hands of past suppression? - Hank Mills sees the recent NASA video endorsing LENR as a spin attempt, pushing the Widom Larsen theory, which takes the "fusion" out of cold fusion; as a way to diminish the blowback on the political and scientific establishment who have been denigrating cold fusion for two decades. What will people think when they realize cold fusion is legitimate after all, and we could have had it 20+ years ago? (PESN and BeforeItsNews; January 13, 2012)
    • Oz skeptic offers prize if Rossi's E-cat works - Mullumbimby is close to the centre of Australia's "alternative lifestyle" culture, with the same associations that Stonehenge may invoke in England, or the Bay of Fundy in Canada. In the case of the E-cat, a local retiree is reportedly looking to convince investors to toss dollars in Rossi's direction. (The Register; UK; January 12, 2012)
      • Skeptical challenge to Rossi's E-cat - Good luck, Rossi. The bar is set to show if your black box is the real deal. Since its been tried and tried, we doubt it. (; January 12, 2012)
      • Mullumbimby, helping to save world - Entrepreneur Dick Smith will be paying $200,000 award if E-Cat works. All going well, the world's energy crisis may be solved in the auditorium of the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club tonight. If Mr Bryce, who as a member of the Australian Skeptics has experience testing the scientific veracity of all sorts of weird and wacky things, gives the technology the thumbs-up, Dick Smith will give the group $200,000. (Sidney Morning Herald; January 13, 2012)
      • Australian Entrepreneur to Give $200k to Charity if Rossi's E-Cat Proven - Dick Smith, an Australian entrepreneur and member of the Australian Skeptics group has promised to give $200,000 to the Byron New Energy Charitable Trust if he can be convinced that the E-Cat is a valid technology. (E-CatWorld; January 12, 2012) (And rossienergycatalyzers and ecatinfo and andrearossiecat and ecatmotor and rossiecat and buyecat and ecathome)
      • More fizzer than fusion, so Dick's not energised - They had their wires crossed, their timing out of sync. Each was expecting the other to call. Mr Smith said: ''I said, get me some evidence and I will put some funding up, but they couldn't even organise the timing for a Skype link-up. I am very suspicious of the whole thing. I am not holding my breath. I will keep my $200,000 in the bank.'' (Sidney Morning Herald; January 15, 2012)
        • Mullumbimby's plan to save the world peters out - [Gives overview of the field as well.] (The Register; UK; January 15, 2012)
        • Race begins for wonder gas ‘frozen under sea' - IT WAS billed as a scientific breakthrough providing a clean-energy future for the planet. The poster that lured the good folk of Mullumbimby said: "Hello clean, green, renewable, inexpensive cold fusion. You are invited to a public meeting." There was to be a Skype link-up to Italy with the physicist Andrea Rossi, who would explain how his E-cat machine could take a small amount of energy and turn it into lots of energy. Something for nothing. But when it was time for the link-up, the phone didn't ring. And it didn't ring. (CanadaFreePress; January 16, 2012)
      • Totally Crazy ("Global Greed" award candidate) -> 
        Lure of cold fusion backfires -
        A NSW north coast entrepreneur who claims to be in negotiations to buy the local rights to "perpetual motion" technology has threatened to sue businessman Dick Smith for $100 million over a soured investment proposal. "If you believe there is evidence of this work then $200,000 is not fair because it would be worth $2 trillion if you could develop this type of perpetual motion machine," (The Australian; January 18, 2012)
      • Dick Smith warns against investment in 'cold fusion' technology - Entrepreneur Dick Smith has said he is "extremely concerned" for any potential investors in technology claiming to have achieved "cold fusion", a process that could solve the world's energy problems by producing almost limitless power.  (The Australian; January 19, 2012)
  • Commentary 

    • The E-Cat and the Environment: Would it be Environmentalists' Dream Technology? - When Andrea Rossi talks about his E-Cat technology he often emphasizes the following: It produces no emissions of any kind — no smoke, particulates, or carbon. It uses no radioactive materials. It leaves no radioactive waste. In other words, in addition to producing vast quantities of energy cheaply, the E-Cat is a clean technology and it could go a long way to mitigating the threat of pollution and global warming/climate change. (E-CatWorld; January 18, 2012)
    • Horton hears a what? - Once Rossi spearheaded a public LENR announcement, the science labs decided to join in the chorus to have the message of LENR heard. (NickelPower; January 14, 2012)
  • Other Cold Fusion Competitor News
    (Typically also mention E-Cat)
    • NASA
      • Rossi Admits NASA is a Competitor, Predicts Victory Like David vs. Goliath - Andrea Rossi has made some comments regarding the revelation that NASA is involved in LENR research. Rossi was asked on his JONP site to comment on the video that NASA released discussing its LENR work. He responded: The fact that NASA is trying to copy my work honours me. But their theory is wrong. We will beat them, as well as all the other Competitors with our E-Cats: the E-Cats will have a too low price to allow NASA or anybody else to compete (E-CatWorld; January 13, 2012)
      • NASA has Applied for a LENR Patent - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA the US government's space agency has apparently filed a patent application for a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) energy source. Joe Zawodny a Senior Research Scientist at the agency's Langley Research Center made that revelation in a blog entry dated January 14. (EnergyCatalyzer3; January 16, 2012)
      • The NASA Patent 20110255645 explained to all - Launch a proposal to the technicians who haunt this blog: to try to explain to the layman 1) the content of Patent No. 20110255645 NASA and 2) what it has in common with the patent has already been approved by Andrea Rossi in Italy on 6 April 2011 and still ongoing in Europe. (22Passi; January 15, 2012)
  • General Cold Fusion
    • Will 2012 be the Year of Nuclear Fusion? - A look at Focus Fusion by Lawrenceville Plasma Physics; WB-8 plasma wiffle balls; General Fusion; and LENR. (OilPrice; January 5, 2012) 
    • Rumpelstiltskin Reaction - by Ruby Carat - The name cold fusion describes the biggest technological advance in energy since humans tamed fire. It also continues to generate intense emotional responses, both positive and negative. (ColdFusionNow; January 17, 2012)
    • Survey of the Observed Excess Energy and Emissions in Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions (JSE) - Dr. Mitchell Swartz - Journal of Scientific Exploration Vol 23, No 4 - "Lattice assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) are real, and offer a clean, efficient potential new source of energy production. Two decades of LANR R&D have confirmed excess heat production, and other clearly nuclear phenomena, using electrolysis and other gas loading techniques. Requirements for success include incubation time, high loading of >90% PdDx, and other requisite conditions difficult to achieve. Several types of LANR now exist, as well as LANR metamaterials, and several types of triggering and control methods. In LANR, excess heat and helium-4 are the usual products, but charged particles, tritium, and the sequelae of neutrons can be sometimes detected. Excess power gains up to 200–400%+ have been reported. Given the prevalence of the fuel, and the incredible efficiency, LANR could be an important revolutionary technology." 
  • SOPA Protests
    • e-Cat Site Joins SOPA Protest - In solidarity with other sites across the web, the front page of this site for the next 24 hours will be be a protest regarding bills currently before the U.S. Congress that are being touted as attempts to stop Internet piracy but in essence would lay out the groundwork for censoring the Internet. (E-CatSite; January 18, 2012) (And peswiki)

Misc. Rossi Statements

[Post-Interview Clarification]
LICENSING -- In the PESN interview, Rossi said they are considering licensing inquiries. But his response to the inquiries that have come in has been that he will consider these in September

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Andrea Rossi

Dear Roger:
Another "rumorist" has written somewhere that our Customer has given
us back the 1 MW E-Cat: this is another stupidity, totally false.
Warm Regards,

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