Since the start of 2011, PESN has been covering the emergence, testing, and commercialization of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) technology. As 2012 approaches, it is clear that nickel-hydrogen cold fusion technology is going to change the world, as the production of a million E-Cat home units is planned.
By Hank Mills
Pure Energy Systems News
As far as I am concerned, the year 2011 proved that we do not only live in interesting times, but a truly exciting age in which game-changing technological breakthroughs may allow us to overcome the challenges facing our civilization. A number of technologies made this year exciting, but some stand out more than others.
A prime example of a radical breakthrough that has emerged this year is Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) technology. The characteristics of the technology are so phenomenal they could be considered almost too good to be true by some people who are not familiar with all the evidence in support of it. In short, by exposing nickel powder to pressurized hydrogen gas, along with a proprietary catalyst, cold fusion nuclear processes are induced, and a huge output of energy is released in the form of heat. Unlike conventional nuclear power, no radioactive materials are used, and no radioactive waste is produced in the process. The heat can then be used directly, or converted into electricity via a number of different methods.
To expand on the benefits of the E-Cat technology a bit further, it also emits no pollution into the environment, consumes only tiny amounts of cheap fuel (nickel powder and hydrogen gas), and has a huge power density. For example, in one test a reactor core with a volume of one liter produced a constant 130 kilowatts for a period of time. Andrea Rossi has also stated on his blog (The Journal of Nuclear Physics) that one previous model of E-Cat could produce a safe maximum output of 10 kilowatts from a reactor core only fifty centimeters in volume. In reality, the only limit to the output of the E-Cat is the melting temperature of the nickel powder (which is around 1600C). If the nickel starts to melt, the reaction sites where the energy producing processes take place are destroyed, and the nuclear reactions cease. Even only a few minutes later, an individual could open the reactor and detect no radioactivity. Actually, this aspect of the technology serves as a fundamental safety mechanism, because it prevents any type of conventional nuclear run away effect from taking place. Simply put, the technology cannot be weaponized to make nuclear bombs.
Nearly every aspect of the E-Cat technology makes it the “Holy Grail” of what cold fusion researchers have been seeking ever since Pons and Fleischmann revealed their technology to the world in 1989 and were quickly attacked by the mainstream academic world. Some of the earliest, precedent-setting attacks against them are described in our recent PESN article, “The History of MIT’s Blatant Suppression of Cold Fusion.” However, it is important to distinguish the E-Cat technology that is now in the market place, to the far less developed technology that Pons and Fleischmann announced to the world.
The most obvious difference is that the E-Cat technology produces, at a minimum, kilowatts of power. This is a thousand times greater than the few watts (or less) Pons and Fleischmann’s system produced. In my view, the two technologies are as different as low grade heavy crude oil, and ultra refined jet fuel. Another difference is the fact that Pons and Fleischmann used precious (expensive) metals and expensive “heavy” hydrogen gas in their reactor. Instead, Rossi uses cheap nickel, a cheap catalyst (that only adds 10% to the cost of the nickel), and ordinary “light” hydrogen gas. This difference is critical, because it makes the E-Cat technology not only powerful, but very economical.
Over the years, there have been many cold fusion (sometimes called LENR) systems experimented with, and there have been thousands of successful tests. But none of these other systems comes close to having all the characteristics of the E-Cat technology, such as….
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PESN Coverage of E-Cat
1 MW unit tested on October 28, 2011.
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For a more exhaustive listing, see http://PESWiki.com/index.php/News:Rossi_Cold_Fusion | Mainstream
- E-Cat Weekly — December 29, 2011 (PESN)
- E-Cat Weekly — December 22, 2011 (PESN)
- E-Cat Weekly — December 15, 2011 (PESN)
- E-Cat Weekly — December 8, 2011 (PESN)
- Has Defkalion’s President Confirmed the Accusations of Rossi and Stremmenos? (PESN; November 29, 2011)
- A Week of E-Cat News Flurry (PESN; November 29, 2011)
- ECat.com Launched by N. Europe Licensee (PESN; November 17, 2011)
- Sterling Allan on the up and down of Rossi’s approval of Leonardo-ECat.com (PESN; November 16, 2011)
- My 11.11.11. Message on Planetary Explosion – to Collapse or to Fortune (PESN; November 14, 2011)
- National Instruments signs to do E-Cat controls (PESN; November 10, 2011)
- Bloomberg’s EnergyNow Names E-Cat as Week’s HotZone (PESN; November 7, 2011)
- Mainstream News of Andrea Rossi’s LENR E-Cat (PESWiki; November 7, 2011)
- E-Cat Orders Being Taken After Successful Launch (PESN; November 3, 2011)
- Fox News E-Cat Article Needs Work (PESN; November 2, 2011)
- Rossi’s E-Cat Victory on Cold Fusion’s Emergence Day — E-Day (PESN; November 2, 2011)
- After the E-Cat Test: Report and Q&A with Rossi (PESN; October 31, 2011)
- Rebuttal to Krivit’s Accusation that Andrea Rossi is a Fraudster (PESN; October 30, 2011)
- >> 1 MW E-Cat Cold Fusion Device Test Successful (PESN; October 28, 2011)
- How Much is One (1) Megawatt? (PESWiki; October 27, 2011)
- Tracking the One Megawatt E-Cat Test October 28, 2011 (PESWiki; October 20, 2011)
- Cheap power: An overnight revolution — Commentary (PESN; October 16, 2011)
- Rossi Answers Questions on the E-Cat (PESN; October 11, 2011)
- Cold Fusion E-Cat Case Design Competition (PESWiki; October 10, 2011)
- E-Cat Test Validates Cold Fusion Despite Challenges (PESN; October 8, 2011)
- Photos of the October 6, 2011 E-Cat Test (PESWiki; October 5, 2011)
- Real-Time Updates on the October 6, 2011 E-Cat Test (PESWiki; October 5, 2011)
- Scientists to Test Cold Fusion E-Cat (PESN; Sept. 26, 2011)
- Rossi’s Home Sacrificed For Cold Fusion E-Cat Launch (PESN; Sept. 21, 2011)
- The Ultimate Ni-H Cold Fusion E-Cat Test (PESN; Sept. 16, 2011)
- Rossi’s 1 MW Cold Fusion E-Cat Reactor Photos and Video Posted (PESN; Sept. 14, 2011)
- More Uncertainty as Ni-H Cold Fusion Launches Near – NASA (PESN; Sept. 6, 2011)
- Rossi-Defkalion Split Controversy – index of articles (PESN; Aug. 7,8, 2011)
- E-Cat Competitors Revealed During Viareggio Conference (PESN; July 25, 2011)
- Rossi’s Self Sustaining One Megawatt Reactor (PESN; July 21, 2011)
- E-Cat News Coming Fast and Furious (PESN; July 14, 2011)
- EV World Interviews Andrea Rossi (PESN; July 14, 2011)
- Hitler Panics Over Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer (PESN; July 5, 2011)
- Cheap Cold Fusion to Save World Billions (PESN; July 3, 2011)
- Defkalion Press Conference Reveals E-Cat Rollout Plans (PESN; June 25, 2011)
- A Nobel Laureate speaks out on the Energy Catalyzer (PESN; June 23, 2011)
- Rossi Explains E-Cat Setup in New Video (PESN; June 21, 2011)
- Defkalion Announces Energy Catalyzer Press Conference (PESN; June 17, 2011)
- Cold Fusion #1 Claims NASA Chief (PESN; May 31, 2011)
- Ampenergo Amps Up Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer in America (PESN; May 17, 2011)
- Seven Reasons to Embrace Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) (PESN; May 7, 2011)
- NyTeknik Validates Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer (PESN; May 2, 2011)
- Sterling Allan on Cash-Flow: “It’s an act of revolution to support free energy.” (PESN; April 28, 2011)
- Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic’s Society (PESN; April 7, 2011)
- Breakdown to Breakthrough is Possible Now (PESN; March 25, 2011)
- Andrea Rossi with Sterling Allan on Coast to Coast AM (PESN; March 24, 2011)
- Rossi’s Cold Fusion Energy Catalyzer: Frequently Asked Questions (PESN; March 21, 2011)
- Sterling Allan Appearing on Coast to Coast AM March 23, 2011 (PESN; March 18, 2011)
- Welcome Worry-Free Nuclear Power: Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer (PESN; March 17, 2011)
- Cold Fusion Steams Ahead at World’s Oldest University (PESN; March 7, 2011)
- Future Impact of Rossi’s Cold Fusion (PESN; February 28, 2011)
- Rossi’s cold fusion reactor achieves 15 kW for 18 hours (PESN; February 22, 2011)
- BlackLight Power vs. Rossi’s Cold Fusion – Related Technologies? (PESN; February 8, 2011)
- Fear Mongering: From Cannabis to Cold Fusion (PESN; January 23, 2011)
- Fighting the Infection of Cynical Skepticism with Cold Fusion (PESN; January 21, 2011)
- Hope Grows as Journals Weigh in on Italian Cold Fusion Breakthrough (PESN; January 19, 2011)
- Cold Fusion getting hot with 10kw heater prepping for market (PESN; January 17, 2011)
- > Multi-kilowatt Ni-H cold fusion demo under way January 14 in Italy (PESN; January 14, 2011)
Resources at PESWiki.com
- Directory:Andrea_A._Rossi_Cold_Fusion_Generator – feature page
- Mainstream News:Andrea Rossi’s LENR E-Cat
- News:October 28, 2011 Test of the One Megawatt E-Cat
- Directory:Cold Fusion | News:Cold Fusion
- Directory:Nuclear | News:Nuclear
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