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You are here: > News > March 8, 2012

E-Cat Weekly -- March 8, 2012

Highlights this week include: March update from; 15 MW plant contemplated for electricity production; Italian Parliament discussion; Dr. George Miley of the University of Illinois provides update on his progress; Copper 64 for PET Scans.

The lattice nested hydrogen atomic model.
Credit: https://ecatreport

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 March 1 compilation.

Mainstream news sources are indicated with the yellow highlight.

  • Overviews
    • Andrea Rossi ECAT – March update - From the official website. (ECat; March 7, 2012)
      • Andrea Rossi has developed a new design of the ECAT Home unit which is 33cm x 33cm x 6cm and can be put vertically or horizontally. Total weight is 10 kg
      • The technology is completely changed, new patents have been applied for, an intense testing program is going on with very good result
      • Leonardo Corp will defend its Intellectual Property against copycats in all necessary courts
      • The new ECAT Home unit has two simple connections for input and output of water
      • No pictures will be released until the product is for sale
      • By law a customer has 60 days of time to give back the device if unsatisfied, and Leonardo Corp give all the guarantees required by the law
      • Production capacity of new factory is one million units per year
      • The hydrogen canister has been removed and the hydrogen is now stored inside a solid material due to safety reasons
      • There is a new control system for both the ECAT Home unit and the ECAT 1MW Plant which are made from an undisclosed supplier, not National Instruments
      • The only certified places to pre-order an ECAT  are either  and/or via the order form at
      • Certification from UL – Underwriters Laboratories is in process
      • The highest temperature that could be achieved in the reactor of the domestic ECAT is just below the melting point of Nickel
      • No radiation has ever been detected outside the ECAT
      • The ECAT has already got important authorizations
      • The COP (Coefficient of Performance) is 6
      • Licenses to sell and market ECATs has been granted to licensees, not yet published
      • When Leonardo Corporation will execute the commercial strategy, the entire network of the licensees will be published
      • Andrea Rossi anticipates that an air conditioned generator and a electricity generator will eventually be suitable accessories for the ECAT
      • Siemens has shown an electricity solution for Andrea Rossi with 33% efficiency for 25MWe at 250C, 40bar and a smaller version with 30% efficiency for 5-8MWe also at 250C, 40bar in the secondary circuit.
    • Andrea Rossi's E-Cat was mentioned by Foster Gamble, of the Thrive documentary, on the Infowars Nightly News on March 1, 2012. "There's another one the people are going to be hearing about: the Rossi E-Cat device, which is a cold fusion device, that seems to hold a lot of promise..." (PESN; March 2, 2012)
  • Products
    • Rossi Answers Detailed Questions About Domestic E-Cat - Now that Andrea Rossi has said that the design of the domestic E-Cat has been finalized there is quite a bit of curiosity about its specifications from people who actually believe that this invention might become a reality. One of the big questions that people are now asking is whether it will be worth... (E-CatWorld; March 1, 2012)
    • Rossi Eyes 15 MW Plant in Pursuit of Self Sustaining E-Cat - As Andrea Rossi discusses the commercialization of E-Cat Technology one thing seems to becoming clearer by the day: he is focusing much more now on the production of electricity. Two thermal energy producing E-Cats have been designed, the 1 MW plant now on the market, and the 10 kW units that Leonardo Corp is... (E-CatWorld; March 4, 2012)
  • Production
    • Getting Electricity from Steam - Responding to a question about the purchase of the 1 MW unit, Mr. Rossi replied that "I think that electricity from our E-Cats will come sooner than expected." (ColdFusionNow; March 6, 2012)
  • Politics
    • Parliamentary questions of cold fusion and E-Cat - ...questioned if the Minister is aware of the foregoing and what steps it proposes to take on the status of cold fusion research in view of the definition of a national energy strategy. (22Passi; March 2, 2012)
      • eCat Question For Italian Parliament - Word of Andrea Rossi's eCat continues to spread.  In December we learned that Mitt Romney was  likely briefed on cold fusion. We know that Senator Bruce Tarr and candidate Randy Hekman were interested enough to talk about it in public. Now the eCat is  raising its head… (ECatNews; March 5, 2012)
      • E-cat: Italian politics also wonders about cold fusion (Original in Italian) - After approval by the Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr and the less convinced of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney , also the Italian political questions the attempt of fellow Red. Elizabeth Zamparutti nsieme the other members of the Radicals made ​​an ' written question to the Minister of Economic Development to explore the question that has often been stressed. (; March 6, 2012)
  • Credibility
    • New Demo Confirms E-cat Stability - According to Roland Pettersson – chemist and retired Associate Professor at the Uppsala University in Sweden – who attended the demo on February 20, the device is much more stable than what he saw during the October 2011 test. (ECatReport; March 8, 2012)
    • Scientific Institutions Involved in Ni+H reactions. E-Cat Still Ahead? - The list of reputable scientific institutions that have done Ni+H experiments is quite impressive and includes: The University of Missouri–Kansas City, the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, the…  Scientists have the obligation to prove their public statements, so there's no wonder the same is requested from Rossi (ECatReport; March 8, 2012)
  • Theory
    • The E-Cat and The Ether? - The following guest post was submitted by Italian engineer Dr. Antonio Ruggeri for the consideration of the readers of E-Cat World. 29 February 2012 On the nature of the Universal reality and the dependence of the interpretation of physical phenomena from the existence of the Ether I have been ruminating for a while now,... (E-CatWorld; March 3, 2012)
  • Commentary 

    • Nextbigfuture Current Position on Cold Fusion - I agree that there is a lot of weird stuff going on with Rossi and Defkalion but I think that Brillouin Energy, Brian Ahern, George Miley and probably Piantelli seem credible and George Miley. (NextBigFuture; March 2, 2012)
    • Waiting for the E-Cat: Attitudes of E-Cat Observers - It's an interesting thing to have been watching the story of the E-Cat for over a year now. Aside from learning about the technology itself, it has been instructive to watch how fellow followers have been reacting to the various ins and outs of the story. I would say that there are some broad categories of attitudes into which... (E-CatWorld; March 6, 2012)
  • Business
  • Skeptics
    • The Sneering Collective – Part One - When Pons and Fleischmann made their announcement, they were instant heroes riding in from nowhere to save the world. Soon, whispers of doubt turned to accusations of fraud and a barrage of insults that must have been hard to take from their freshly painted pedestal. That has… (ECatNews; March 7, 2012)
    • Yet doubts about the cold fusion (Original in Italian) - After testing of 24 February sull'Hyperion, the competitor of E-cat produced by the Greek Defkalion, the controversy back to the device by Andrea Rossi. On his personal blog Steven B. Krivit, who in the past had harshly criticized the work of [Rossi], accuses him of cheating in the hardest tests for verification of the device. (; March 8, 2012)
  • Other Cold Fusion Competitor News
    (Typically also mention E-Cat)
    • Defkalion
      • Further LENR Tests at Defkalion and Leonardo Corp - Both Andrea Rossi and Defkalion are proceeding with tests of their LENR devices. The Swedish publication NyTeknik reports that officials of the Greek government tested DGT's Hyperion cold fusion device on February 24. The officials were not identified nor was the agency they worked for. (EnergyCatalyzer3; March 2, 2012)
    • George Miley
      • The University of Illinois Cold Fusion Battery - George Miley of The University of Illinois .... Working on LENR as a possible power source to replace RTGs in the space programme, he will be presenting his work on March 23rd at the 2012 Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space meeting. (ECatNews; March 3, 2012)
        • Dr. Miley Re-emerges - Dr. George Miley, affiliate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is set to re-emerge from what seems like winter hibernation. After announcing in late October that development of his LENR cell was reaching the stage of commercialization, very little was heard from him. He did give a report to cold fusion librarian and advocate Jed Rothwell on the progress of his work, and Dr. Brian Ahern did mention that Dr. Miley's cell had achieved self-sustain capability in slides from a planned December 7 presentation that he abruptly canceled. (E-CatSite; March 4, 2012)
        • E-cat: Rossi promises to be 15 MW. The University of Illinois focuses on cold fusion (Original in Italian) - Even the ' University of Illinois is interested in the study of cold fusion . As he wished to emphasize , the reality of LENR does not depend exclusively Defkalion and Andrea Rossi , but also a small army of scientists is engaged in the study of cold nuclear fusion. (; March 5, 2012)
  • General Cold Fusion
    • Best Exotic FE: Nuclear > Cold Fusion > Rossi / Defkalion >
      Cold Fusion: A Cure For High Gas Prices - Rarely does science accomplish the impossible. Rarer still does one of these unexpected and unlikely announcements completely contradict all know scientific facts assumed to support an underlying discipline. (SeekingAlpha; March 2, 2012) [This could be the story that wakes the stock market]
    • Cold Fusion Demonstration During MIT Short Course - From January 23 to 31, MIT Electrical Engineering Prof. Peter Hagelstein conducted a course on cold fusion at MIT. "Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments" was part of MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP) (InfiniteEnergy; March/April 2012)
    • ARPA-E Wants "Transformational Energy Technologies" - What source of energy is more transformational than the ultra-clean fusion-sized power from hydrogen in a transition metal? (Cold Fusion Now; March 8, 2012)
      • Sterling's Comment:
        We have a saying on our website: "He who is one step ahead is a genius. He who is two steps ahead is a crackpot."
        Someone smartly added when I was in Estonia: "He who is one step behind is the government."
        Don't look to any government, especially the corrupt U.S. govt. for leadership. For them, "revolutionary" is tiptoeing into "one step ahead" territory, in contrast to "one step behind". Cold Fusion is "two steps ahead" type of stuff. They'll never touch it under the present state of things.
    • Home LENR experiment!? - If this video is correct, we can do LENR transmutations in our own kitchen! Let the revolution begin! If I understand this video correctly, using your home microwave, you can convert carbon into iron. (NickelPower; March 3, 2012)
    • Tactical nuclear weapons-free critical mass that exploit the principles of cold fusion (1) - Indeed, for proponents of "cold fusion" there is a conspiracy by the military that would prevent the spread, the study and knowledge, Roberto Germano quote from "The discredit disease". (22Passi; March 2, 2012)
      • Tactical nuclear weapons-free critical mass that exploit the principles of cold fusion (2) (Original in Italian) - The existence of tactical nuclear weapons-free mass, based on principles LENR, is always less than a working hypothesis and increasingly a reality, certainly known to the U.S., USSR and now probably the North Korea. Note especially to all those "experts" who for more than 22 years are paid (very well I think) to tell the world that cold fusion does not exist, in other words, to lie and deceive the masses. Already the masses, us ordinary citizens who belong to elite power, military, political or intellectual, and especially not abbocchiamo their lies. (22Passi; March 4, 2012)
  • Sources

Copper 64 for PET Scans

> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2012 1:51 PM
> Sterling,
> I was wondering if Rossi or anyone else has considered using his Ni-H
> fusion reaction to generate the extremely expensive radiopharmaceutical
> Cu64 used for PET scans?  It (and all other radionucides) are becoming
> ever more scarce due to the closing of most of the nuclear plants that
> produced them in the past.  This has become extremely serious in many
> cases.  If a fusion reactor was set up exclusively to provide this
> isotope it would easily supply the world with this important (and very
> expensive!!) isotope that could really help the medical community.
> Just a thought,
> Dennis McCabe

Dear All:
I did not think to this application, but is interesting. The problem 
is that we produce picograms. Interesting, though.
Warm Regards,

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