Professor Sergio Focardi Passes Away

Sergio Focardi, friend and scientific advisor to Andrea Rossi, died on June 22, 2013.  Professor Focardi was an acclaimed Italian physicist, emeritus professorat the University of Bologna. He led the Department of Bologna of the (Italian) National Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bologna.  He was a member of the President’s Board of the Italian Physical Society.  From 1992 he had been working on cold fusion with nickel-hydrogen reactors.  Since 2007, he had been working with Andrea Rossi, who posted the following regarding his friend:

For me he has been a tremendous ally, he helped our work enormously and the safety certifications that we are obtaining are the fruit of his consulting during the last 7 years. For me he has been also a teacher for Physics and Mathematics, anytime I needed his help in these matters to better understand the theory behind the effect of the E-Cat.

 

Ecat Third Party Test Results

“Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy sources.” — Report Abstract

“The results obtained indicate that energy was produced in decidedly higher quantities than what may be gained from any conventional source.” — Report Conclusion

With the results now published, what happens next?  How independent are the familiar names of the authors?  What is the margin of error?  Does this really prove anything?

Read the Full Report and decide for yourself.

Authors: Giuseppe Levi
Bologna University, Bologna, Italy;
Evelyn Foschi
Bologna, Italy;
Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad,
Roland Pettersson and
Lars Tegnér
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden;
Hanno Essén
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Another Look at the Hot Cat

Daniele Passerini has posted another candid pic of Andrea Rossi’s “Hot” Cat on his blog. Passerini claims this photograph was taken sometime last year in 2012 and features the red hot device being pushed to its upper limits.

We have also been treated to pictures of the shipping and testing of the 1 MW Ecat plant from Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physics. The pictures were taken on April 30 – May 01 when the unit was purportedly transported from Bologna to Ferrara, Italy. Andrea Rossi has stated that this unit has been purchased by an American customer.