A Cold Shoulder to Cold Fusion

The vast majority of the people in the world have never heard of Cold Fusion, or LENR, as it is now popularly called. The study of LENR was nearly buried, but positive experiments have continued twenty years after Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann’s announcement in 1989. As seen below, the late Eugene Mallove, a brilliant scientist and cold fusion expert, tells of how “arrogant physics” and the efforts of negative and close-minded hot fusion advocates led to the public smear campaign against LENR. Thankfully, the honorable efforts of Mallove and others have continued and now we appear to be close to legitimizing their work.

Dr. Mallove prophetically told in a 1994 Good Morning America interview, the very first cold fusion application will be “a home heating unit, and followed very quickly thereafter will be a small electrical generator.” Could this moment be upon us with the commercialization of Rossi’s E-Cat? If so, the world will owe a debt of gratitude to brave individuals like Eugene Mallove who remained steadfast in light of tremendous efforts to destroy an idea.

ECat Update

Rossi Ecat Generator

Andrea Rossi introduced his Ecat (short for energy catalyzer) generator in early 2011 as a tabletop device with an output capacity of about 10,000 watts. The generator seemingly uses cold fusion technology to release energy through the fusion of nickel powder and hydrogen through an unknown catalyst.

The Ecat generator produces heat which is used to power essentially a steam engine. The steam engine can drive an electric generator and so convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy.

The potential uses of Rossi’s Ecat generator are nearly limitless. Ecats could be used to power anything from a passenger car to a rocket. Ecats could be used for personal space heating, air-conditioning, and process heating and cooling.

The Ecat does not possess many of the disadvantages of many power sources. The characteristics of Rossi’s generator include:

1. Low initial cost. Less than $500 per kilowatt,

2. Low operating cost. It uses small quantities of cheap nickel and hydrogen and operation is simple,

3. Safe operation. No radioactivity, and experience in working with hydrogen can contain the risks of handling hydrogen,

4. Waste product is copper, made when nickel is transmuted into copper. Air and water pollution are minimal.

5. The system produces low-cost energy (About 1 cent per kilowatt hour or less), and the system is scalable so it could be made available off the grid and placed outside a home.

View the 1 Megawatt Ecat Brochure