Sunday, May 26, 2013

Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device


The debate about whether or not Andrea Rossi's E-Cat technology really works should be quieting now, with a very readable, definitive third-party test report having been released today, stating that at the most conservative, the Hot-Cat technology showed at least a ten-fold increase in power density over what could possibly have been ascribed to any presently-known chemical processes.

The long-awaited, third-party report on the E-Cat is a single report, but the report offers two independent studies carried out in December 13-17, 2012 and March 18-23, 2013 in Andrea Rossi's premises in the city of Ferrara in Italy, without the inventor's involvement.

The first was conducted by Giuseppe Levi, of the University of Bologna, in collaboration with Evelyn Foschi. The second was conducted by the previous scientists, joined by Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér at Uppsala University in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Very briefly, LENR, otherwise called cold fusion, is a technique that generates energy through low temperature (far lower than hot fusion temperatures which are in the range of tens off thousands of degrees) reactions that are not chemical. Most importantly, LENR is, theoretically, much safer, much simpler, and many orders of magnitude cheaper than hot fusion. Rather than explaining LENR in detail here please see my original posting for a more complete explanation.

My next post on this topic was here on Forbes a few days later and, as the labyrinthine and occasionally ridiculous saga developed, I tried to sort fact from fiction in a series of posts (see the list at the end of this posting) which covered everything from unconvincing demos, through an Australian businessman offering Rossi $1 million to show independently tested proof, to other players in the LENR market showing interesting results.

I haven’t posted about Rossi and his E-Cat since last August simply because there wasn’t much to report other than more of Rossi’s unsupported and infuriating claims that included building large-scale automated factories to churn out millions of E-Cats (the factories still have no sign of actually existing) through to unsubstantiated performance claims that sounded far too good to be true.

What everyone wanted was something that Rossi has been promising was about to happen for months: An independent test by third parties who were credible. This report was delayed several times to the point where many were wondering whether it was all nothing more than what we have come to see as Rossi’s usual “jam tomorrow” promises. But much to my, and I suspect many other people’s surprise, a report by credible, independent third parties is exactly what we got.

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