Italian inventor Andrea Rossi has disclosed his cold fusion device to the public in January 2011. For over a year now, the cold fusion device called e-cat or energy catalyzer has made marvelous achievements in terms of growth and development. Rossi e-cat has made amazing progress albeit slowly in just a short period of time. This is of course something to celebrate because cold fusion is deemed fake science when scientists failed to replicate the Fleischmann Pons Effect, the two electrochemists that pioneered the study and research of cold fusion in 1989. Despite the negative publicity, the announcement started the cold fusion phenomenon that continues to wow the world in the works of some scientists who continue to investigate the potential of cold fusion.
Rossi’s e-cat technology consists of three units: home-based e-cat unit, 1 MW industrial unit and the Hot Cat or the high temperature e-cat unit. The domestic version of Rossi’s e-cat is due for a market release next year. This was disclosed by Rossi himself on his official blog Journal of Nuclear Physics. The 1 MW unit is for industrial use and it is the only unit that is currently up for sale. In fact, the first 1 MW unit was sold to a mysterious buyer at $1 million USD. Rossi also confirmed about the second delivery of 1 MW plant. The high temperature e-cat or the Hot Cat has achieved a stable temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius.
For those people who have been following the Hot Cat, they already knew that it has already passed the third party validation as leaked out by an unknown leaker although Rossi commented that the leaker is Domenico Fiovaranti, who is also involved in the testing of the e-cat. Here’s what Rossi posted on his JONP blog about the progress of the Hot Cat:
“We are very close to a 1 MW plant with high temperature steam and electric power generation. Another important achievement, we got today: we are able, now, to make the drive with gas instead of electric power. This is extremely important, because now we are able to make thermal energy with thermal energy, and with the thermal energy produced we can make electric power. All this with 1 MW plants.”
The most interesting part of Rossi’s e-cat is the e-cat report which will be published on the 8th of the 10th of September. This was also disclosed by Rossi on his site. Since affordability is very crucial to Rossi’s e-cat, it has been reported that Rossi is now able to use natural gas to drive the e-cat instead of electric power.