Monday, October 31, 2011

Forbes:"Believing in Cold Fusion and the E-Cat"

" inventor by the name of Andrea Rossi has developed what he claims to be a simple system for generating what would be, essentially, endless and incredibly cheap energy.
On October 28th the biggest test of Rossi’s system, which is called the E-Cat, was conducted in Italy and some results were made public which I’ll discuss in a moment."
Read article here

PESN:"Rebuttal to Krivit's Accusation that Andrea Rossi is a Fraudster"

"LENR Expert, Steven Krivit, who traveled to Bologna in June, was not impressed with Andrea Rossi's E-Cat reactor technology, and has been highly critical ever since. He has now crossed a line to actually accusing Rossi of running an intentional scam. We don't buy it."
Read post here

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Steven B. Krivit: "Noble Aspirations Are Not Enough"

Steven B. Krivit comments on the  October 28 test;
"Fortunately, nobody appears to have given Rossi much money. But Rossi has abused the honest and sincere fans who have given him their moral support and encouragement. There is nothing wrong with wanting a new source of clean nuclear energy or wanting liberation from the petrocacy. I hope Rossi’s fans will remember their own dreams and desires for a better world and continue their enthusiasm for legitimate low-energy nuclear reaction research and technology."
Read blogpost here

Wired:"Success for Andrea Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion system, but mysteries remain"

"Against all the odds, Andrea Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion power plantpassed its biggest test yesterday, producing an average of 470 kilowatts for more than five hours. (A technical glitch prevented it from achieving a megawatt as originally planned). The demonstration was monitored closely by engineers from Rossi's mysterious US customer, which was evidently satisfied and paid up."
Read article here

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Half a megawatt E-cat in Bologna - NyTeknik

Here is the English version.
"Half a megawatt E-cat in Bologna - NyTeknik"

Ny Teknik: "En halv megawatt E-cat i Bologna"

Mats Lewan at Ny Teknik reports from todays test. It is claimed that there was half a megawatt energyproduction at self-sustaining mode, for more than five hours.
Blogging from a phone, I dont have the possibility to translate from Swedish, so please use Google translate or babelfish or whatever...

En halv megawatt E-cat i Bologna - NyTeknik

Friday, October 28, 2011

The "E-Day" is obviously here!

Links to twitter-feeds of people attending todays test of the E-Cat;
Daniele Passerini (blogger that has followed Rossi´s experiments)!/22passi
Mats Lewan (journalist at Swedish tech-magazine Ny Teknik)!/matslew
PES Network, that promotes cold-fusion research (via Sterling D. Allan)!/PESNetwork

Link to previously mentioned PESN website that includes updates on todays test;

Forbes:"The Relentless Pursuit of Magical Energy"

"I’m going to go out on a limb here with a prediction. The energy world will look exactly the same the day after October 28th, 2011, as it did yesterday. Why? On October 28thwe’re expecting a public demonstration of a “revolutionary” new energy device in Bologna, Italy. The magic technology? Another too-cheap-to-meter construct called the “e-cat” machine invented and promoted by Italian Andrea Rossi. Cold fusion … again, but with an updated label; Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction. Will it change the world? No. Will it work? Doubt it."

Read article here

Steven B. Krivit: "Extraordinary Scams Require Extraordinary Claims"

"In a few hours, promoter Andrea Rossi will, for the 12th time, demonstrate how he is able to make boxes of pipes and wires heat water and, possibly, bring it to a boil. What makes Rossi’s device different from an ordinary electric tea kettle is his claim: massive amounts of nuclear-scale heat."
Steven B. Krivit shares his thoughts about todays test of the E-Cat. He also has updated his ambitious timeline of the events related to Andrea Rossi
Read blogpost here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Updates on October 28 test of the one megawatt E-Cat

For the next few days, Pure Energy Systems (PES) will be scanning the net to bring you the latest and most up-to-date information about the October 28 test of the 1 megawatt E-Cat device, taking place in Italy. PESN's founder, Sterling D. Allan, will be in attendance at the private event.

"On October 28th of 2011, a very important, private test of Andrea Rossi's one megawatt E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer) will take place ...
This upcoming test will not be conducted by Rossi, but will be managed by the expert consultants sent by his currently undisclosed customer, to validate the plant prior to purchasing it.
For reasons of practicality, safety, and to maintain the confidentiality of the customer's identity, the number of individuals invited to attend this test will be kept to a minimum. Only a few media representatives will be present, one of who will be Sterling Allan of PESN. No cameras or video taping will be allowed except by authorized persons. No live reporting will be allowed. We will be posting our report after the event.
Last January, Rossi held a press conference announcing the breakthrough technology by demonstrating a unit producing several kilowatts of heat. He said that in October of this year he would be launching the first commercial unit, which would be a 1 MW plant (also in the form of heat). He has stuck to and appears to be on track to meet that objective.
The one megawatt, nickel-hydrogen, cold fusion systems will be tested at the event. It is composed of 52 individual modules, each containing three reactor cores."
Link to PES´s coverage of the October 28 test here

Friday, October 21, 2011

NyTeknik: Here are the analyses of the latest E-cat test -

"Three extensive analyses has been made of data from the test of Andrea Rossi’s E-cat on October 6. Two point to a clearly anomalous heat production, while the third leaves the question open."

Read article here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Forbes: "Hello Cheap Energy, Hello Brave New World"

"If you’ve missed the recent brouhaha over the E-Cat (which stands for Energy Catalyzer), you’re missing out on a three ring circus over a technology that will either change everything or change nothing because what is promised is, in theory, power too cheap to be worth metering.
The E-Cat is a simple device albeit with functioning that defies all known explanations."
Read article here

Computer World: "Cheap power: An overnight revolution"

"In a couple of weeks the world could be forever changed by power too cheap to meter.
Or not.
Every now and then along comes a technology that is revolutionary and changes everything. But a very few of these new technologies cause fast change. Mostly they seep out of the lab, into the arms of early adopters, and then ooze out into the world in general."

Read article here

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 : Video of October 6th test.

On there is now another nicely edited video from the October 6th. test to find.
(The list of E-Cat-devoted Swedes seems to be expanding.)

The plot thickens : Defkalion announces "Hyperion version 7"

Today Defkalion GT made the following announcement, on their user forum!
As often before, it is a compelling mix of grandiose statements about changing the world, mixed with their highly personal issues with Rossi.

"The technological breakthrough of LENR (or CANR) is no longer speculation. It is a fact that will eventually change the world’s energy problems and its sociopolitical divides through cheap, clean and green energy. The world needs LENR as a new energy source. Although change will not happen over-night, LENR will help reduce CO2 emissions, lower the cost of energy, and provide longevity to our planet’s energy needs.
Defkalion sees its role with responsibility and asks the community at large to continue its support.
Defkalion has:
• Enhanced technology and engineering on Rossi’s invention or similar inventions
• Prepared business models for international expansion
• Established a strong network of global contacts
• Prepared legislative and certification procedures
• Ensured national, regional and international network in politics and business
• Prepared global financing

Defkalion has worked in close partnership with Andrea Rossi for a very long time to prepare a commercially viable and industrially applicable product using his invention. Defkalion invested a lot of money to evolve Rossi’s E-Cat lab prototype into its Hyperion product. Defkalion is now at the stage where its industrial prototype is ready for production.
Defkalion has held direct business discussions with 62 interested companies who visited our offices in Greece and witnessed our work. Small industry and large energy players internationally were all impressed by our progress in technology and engineering. More are still coming. Despite this phenomenal progress, Defkalion never made promises.
Our aim has always been to inform and demonstrate to public our progress when the final product is ready for use, thereby avoiding any speculations.
Today, Hyperion engineering has completed version 7. We were surprised to see our old designs used in public testing. We were confused why our old designs were implemented wrongly, as well as witnessing insufficient use of instruments and testing protocols. We also identified confidential (yet shown in public) special instruments designed in collaboration with Rossi and prepared by Defkalion. These actions have already paved the way for more negative criticism (unworthy) against the inventor, which do not give credibility to his important work.
The plethora of positive and negative comments is not helpful, as pointed out recently on the Vortex mail archive:
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Defkalion fully supports and endorses this technology. Our mission is to introduce this technology on a global scale, responsibly. To date, we have self-financed all R&D and business development phases without asking for a single penny from anyone (private or public). We will soon be ready to announce the results of our extensive R&D with Hyperion final products.
Athens, October 10th, 2011
Defkalion GT S.A."

Monday, October 10, 2011

Focus : The October 6th test

"Andrea Rossi has taken a step further to show that his idea works, but not everyone thinks that is enough."Italian tech-magazine Focus has done a coverage of the October 6th test.
Read article here (translated via Google)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ny Teknik: "New test of the E-cat enhances proof of heat"

At a new test in Bologna on Thursday, the ‘E-cat’ invented by Andrea Rossi ran in a completely stable self sustained mode for over three hours. Ny Teknik attended the test.
Read full article here

More coverage of yesterdays test
-You can find some photos taken during the test here
-Blogpost on Coldfusion Now including further links.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wired: "Cold fusion rears its head as 'E-Cat' research promises to change the world"

"Is Andrea Rossi the messiah -- or just a very naughty boy?
Rossi, an Italian inventor, claims to have come up with the Holy Grail of power generation, an "Energy Catalyser" or E-Cat, which produces limitless energy. He has already carried out laboratory demonstrations in front of scientists and the Italian media, and in October he plans to unveil a one-megawatt power plant in the US. If it works, the E-Cat is the biggest thing since atomic power, bringing an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy. It looks much too good to be true and many dismiss it as an obvious scam, but Rossi has powerful support from some surprising quarters."

Read full article here