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You are here: > News > January 26, 2012

E-Cat Weekly -- January 26, 2012

This past week saw over 40 stories from 8 dedicated sites and three mainstream sources, with highlights including: Rossi's former partner, Defkalion announcing they are ready for 3rd party testing of their Hyperion; Rossi deflecting claims that the University of Bologna has severed ties; an update on Chan's copy of the E-Cat; and a possible indirect reference to the E-Cat in Obama's state of union address.

Andrea Rossi inspects the E-Cat during a demo on January 12, 2012.
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 19 compilation.

Mainstream (or large alternative) news sources are indicated with the yellow highlight.

  • Sources
  • Overviews / Introductions
    • Free Energy Technologies - E-Cat is a cold fusion technology that utilizes nickel and hydrogen to produce large amounts of heat energy at a fairly low temperature (around 450 Celsius), Allan explained. Allan recounted seeing Andrea Rossi's demonstration in Italy of a one megawatt plant...that produced half a megawatt of power in self-sustain mode for approximately five and a half hours. E-Cat technology was recently submitted for UL certification and ten-kilowatt home units could be available within 12-18 months, he said. (Coast to Coast AM; January 21, 2012)
    • Andrea Rossi : Sinner or Saint? - Is Andrea Rossi the world's greatest inventor since Nikola Telsa and the savior of mankind, or is he one of the worst scoundrels of the year? It's very difficult to say at this time, but the question really is that basic. Rossi has been 100% consistent on a key point since day one. He has always stated that he will ‘prove' his technology, not in scientific journals, but by selling working products. (Examiner; January 21, 2012)
  • Products
    • Rossi: 50,000+ Pre-Orders for E-Cats Received: Predicts Worldwide Shipments Within 18 Months - Today Rossi made the following statement regarding the status of this product: Dear Christian Bistriceanu: Your pre-order has been accepted. By the way: so far we received about 50,000 pre-orders and... (E-CatWorld; January 23, 2012) (And ecatnews )
    • On the SmartScarecrow show, January 19, 2012, Richard Rovinsky said: "I think that everyone who gets their hands on [one of the first E-Cats] for $500 is probably going to be selling them like hotcakes on EBay."
  • Credibility
    • Community Group Created at National Instruments to study LENR - Here's a little piece of information that might support the case for National Instruments (NI) being involved with Andrea Rossi — as Rossi has consistently stated is the case. NI hosts a user community where NI staff and customers can form groups to work together and discuss various topics A group in this community was formed on January 12, 2012 titled ‘LENR'. (E-CatWorld; January 21, 2012)
  • Politics
    • Obama State Of The Union: "Clean Energy Industry Never Been So Promising" - I'm directing my Administration to allow the development of clean energy on enough public land to power three million homes. And I'm proud to announce that the Department of Defense, the world's largest consumer of energy, will make one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history - with the Navy purchasing enough capacity to power a quarter of a million homes a year. (FreeEnergyTruth; January 25, 2012) (YouTube / Whitehouse 32:42) 
    • LENR: Sympathy for the Commander in Chief - Consider the following little scenario: In daily national security briefings along with high-level and quite secret meetings held at both the White House, and Pentagon, the growing reality of LENR breakthroughs has become an issue of extreme concern and debate. (E-CatSite; January 23, 2012)
  • Theory
    • Andrea Rossi interview – Is ECAT Cold Fusion? - This is the second video in a series of new videos made in Bologna on the 12th of January. In this particular clip, Rossi answers questions regarding cold fusion, about competition and the upcoming independent 3rd party validation of the E-Cat. (; January 19, 2012)
  • Skeptics
    • University of Bologna Terminates Relationship With Rossi - Today, Dario Braga, director of scientific research at the university, told New Energy Times that the university waited long enough. It terminated the contract because Rossi did not fulfill his agreement to make the first progress payment by January 15, Braga said. (by Steven B. Krivit; New Energy Times; January 24, 2012)
      • Relationship Continues...
        On January 25, we at PESN received the following statement from Rossi: "DEAR HANK: PLEASE PUBLISH EVERYWHERE YOU CAN: THE STATEMENT OF KRIVIT IS TOTALLY FALSE!!!"
      • Mats Lewan says: "Rossi also told me that 'the work of the University of Bologna has already started with meetings together with National Instruments to prepare the whole system analysis.' " (NyTeknik; January 24, 2012)
      • Rossi's Relationship with University of Bologna Continues - Despite early reports that were incomplete, we now know Andrea Rossi's relationship with the University of Bologna is set to continue, and never ended in the first place. An official statement from the University of Bologna makes this clear. (PESN; January 26, 2012)
      • University of Bologna Statement on E-Cat Testing (UPDATE: Rossi States Work Continues) - A statement by by the Department of Physics at the University of Bologna seems to say that the formal agreement that was in place between the university and EFA is no longer in effect, but that the the offer from the physics department  to test the E-Cat is still on the table. (E-CatWorld; January 25, 2012)
      • Small brackets (Original in Italian) - Danielle Passi claims that he is trying to get confirmation from the University of Bologna about the contract with Rossi. " Meanwhile, I make a summary of the comments that I wrote yesterday in which I was able to warn against believing some unconfirmed reports of at least the more observant of love and its 22 steps." (22Passi; January 25, 2012) (The real press officer UniBO; January 26)
      • And ecatreport and ecatnews(1) and ecatnews(2)and ecatnews(3) and nickelpower and coldfusion3(1) and coldfusion3(2)
        January 26th, 2012 at 4:07 PM
    • The 1MW eCat Still in Bologna - Most of us are aware that the 1MW eCat is still in Bologna and not with the mystery customer. The story unfolded on Vortex after released a video that featured the said container. As posters zeroed on the likely truth of its identity, AR fingered it as the same. (ECatNews; January 22, 2012)
    • Ampenergo listed as 'inactive' - On the surface, Ampenergo – Andrea Rossi's eCat partner for The Americas – is no longer in business. How likely is this to be an error? Could such a situation be a result of clerical negligence (eg a missed deadline for filing a report)? (ECatNews; January 23, 2012)
    • Rossi's Engineering School Shut Down for Fraud - Kensington University, California (USA) – where Andrea Rossi obtained his chemical engineering degree – was shut down for fraud. (NewEnergyTimes; January 11, 2012)
  • Commentary 

    • ECat Teasers Heighten Excitement - Production and sales of Andrea Rossi's e-cat are fast-approaching. The Italian inventor's breakthrough invention is a low energy nuclear reaction device that produces large amounts of heat and One million home-based e-cat units of 10 KW each are expected to hit the market before the year ends. The cost is more than affordable at only $500 per thermal unit, so there's no wonder more and more media outlets and people are interested in the device. (ECatReport; January 23, 2012)
    • Witnessing and participating in history - I think I've figured out why Rossi and LENR and the "new energy frontier" is so provocative. It's because we may be witnessing, participating and even perhaps even shaping history. (NickelPower; January 20, 2012)
    • LENR is Cheap Energy Not Free Energy - Part of the reason why Low Energy Nuclear Reaction has such a bad reputation in some quarters is that it is being promoted as "free energy." This is simply not true, LENR would be cheap or cheaper energy not free energy. (ColdFusion3; )
      • STERLING'S RESPONSE: We redefine the usage of "free energy" to refer to the source being free as it is provided freely from the environment. No one (except maybe communists) have ever said the devices themselves would be free. Solar is "free energy". And the reason I classify LENR/cold fusion among "cold fusion" contenders is because the fuel is so cheap and abundant that it might as well be free, because the energy is coming from a nuclear process provided by the wheelwork of nature.

Hyperion diagram

  • Other Cold Fusion Competitor News
    (Typically also mention E-Cat)
    • Defkalion
      • Hyperion
      • Independent Testing on Hyperion Reactors (pdf) - Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies Global Ltd. (PDGT) is ready to further allow third parties to evaluate its core technology: a multi stage LENR reaction between Nickel and Hydrogen. PDGT has successfully completed its scientific, technological and engineering steps necessary to sustain such a reaction with results exceeding a COP of 20 and with temperatures capable to exceed 650 degrees Celsius. (Defkalion Press Release; January 23, 2012)
        • Statement from Defkalion
          Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:24 pm
          > Tests will be performed only in one of our Athens labs as all of our "crew" is quite busy with other tasks, in parallel to such tests, for the next two months.
          > We expect independent testers to check every cubic cm of the test room, its surroundings and the reactors for any hidden source of energy or for any "magic system" that can "mysteriously" transfer several kWh of energy for 48h+48h within only the active reactor without been traced. They can use any kind of instruments they want for this as well.
        • Rossi's Ex-Partners to Release an Improved Version of LENR for Testing - The Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies Global Ltd. (PDGT) firm that was and then wasn't a partner with Andrea Rossi in marketing the E-Cat LENR reactor has announced the permitting of third party evaluations of their product named "Hyperion". (OilPrice; January 25, 2012)
        • Defkalion offers testing of cold fusion reactors - The Greek company Defkalion has invited scientific and business organizations to test the core technology in its forthcoming energy products. The products are based on LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. (NyTeknik; January 24, 2011)
        • Defkalion appear to invite truly independent third party tests of their multi stage LENR reaction device - Praxen Defkalion Green Technologies Global Ltd. (PDGT) is ready to further allow third parties to evaluate its core technology: a multi stage LENR reaction between Nickel and Hydrogen. (4 pages) (NextBigFuture; January 24, 2012) 
        • And e-catworld and ecatnews and energycatalyzer3 and energycatalyzer.blogspot
    • Chan Fusion Power
      • " - Last November a poster on the site announced that a poster going by the name of Chan was working on building an E-Cat-like reactor, and went as far as to post the Chan Formula on that site. Since then, Chan has been rather quiet — until now. I just received an email ... 10 MW plant inside a steel shipping container. (E-CatWorld; January 22, 2012)
  • General Cold Fusion
    • State of the LENR Industry - A review of the various players in the industry pushing toward commercial products, including Leonardo Corp's E-Cat; Defkalion's Hyperion; Brillouin Energy Corporation is a US company that is working on an LENR powered boiler; Nichenergy based in Milan, Italy, founded by Francessco Piantelli; Energetics Technology is doing LENR research in Israeli and now has a working relationship with the University of Missouri. (ColdFusion3; )
    • Cold Fusion Class at MIT
      • Cold Fusion 101: Short Course at MIT - Beginning on January 23, 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Electrical Engineering Prof. Peter Hagelstein will teach an Independent Activities Period (IAP) course titled "Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments." The non-credit cold fusion course will meet daily on January 23-27 and 30-31 (see (InfiniteEnergy; January/February, 2012)
      • Cold Fusion Times provided the following image:
  • Site Was Down
    • Beginning at least from January 24, 2012 8:51 PM MST, Rossi's site: was down. An hour later, I got the following message from Rossi: "We got an attack, we re resolving..." Hank noticed that it was back up at least 12 hours later.

EXPOSED: Diarrhea Poster Silent This Week

As I've been tracking the various stories across the web about the E-Cat in my series of "weekly" reviews, I've noticed some consistent patterns among a set of sites, and I was getting suspicious that many of these were being operated by the same person. They had common denominators:

  • No contact info on the "contact" page (because it would reveal that they are operated by the same person)
  • The same video embedded in the margin (at first, more recently this has been removed or changed to a different video). That's why in past editions, I put the notation "[v]" next to them.
  • While the content has been relevant, their quality has been very marginal, carrying a huge amount of redundancy from one to the next, lacking accuracy and depth. Reading them felt more like getting a spam email than getting enlightenment about this amazing field.

Now I'm nearly certain that this is the case. This week, all of those sites were silent, further confirming that they are operated by the same person. I'm not sure that every one of these are in that list, but I'm sure that at least a few of them are.

The problem is that the attempt has come across more like spam. So perhaps around ten of the "dedicated sites" were really just one person. If you own one of these sites and it is a dedicated site, please let me know.

I would like to make the following recommendations to whoever it is that is doing this:

  • Focus on quality rather than quantity. Go for originality, depth, and accuracy. Give us some visual content to accompany your stories. 
  • Post all your content to one of these sites, and redirect traffic from the other sites to that one.
  • Pick one domain and stick with it. I'd recommend ECatInfo, if that's yours.

If you do these things, then people will be glad they came to your page and are likely to bookmark it and come back. You'll be providing a service to the community, not a distraction.

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This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.

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