Age of Cold Fusioneers

I received a request from a reader for a poll asking the age of people following the LENR/E-Cat/CF story. The reader got the impression that there was a decent representation of older readers here, and from some of the comments we get here I think he might have a point. So I’ve put up a new poll about the demographics of LENR enthusiasts — I think it might be interesting.

Electric Vehicles in US & UK

Electric vehicles for personal transportation have long been touted as the solution to the high cost of gasoline and diesel. However, electric vehicles have not become popular in the United States or in...E-Cat Report - getting ready for the Energy Cat...

Aldo Proia of Prometeon Responds to Inquiry

I recently sent an inquiry to Aldo Proia of Prometeon, the Italian Licensee for E-Cat products asking about the current situation with his company and specifically about Prometeon’s business model. This is his response. Dear Frank, I am very sorry, but I cannot provide information, especially in these months, on the business model, the American partner and so on, since most of these topics are strictly confidential. Prometeon is now well organized, but for a technological product going from the labs to the market requires always much time, and this is more obvious for a revolutionary new product like the E-Cat. However Rossi and his coworkers did not encountered major obstacles, so work is going on well and I think that we will see the first civilian facility this year. Also the research, partially made here in Italy, is going on in these months because there is great room for performance improvements, especially for some versions of E-Cat. So, it is not possible to predict the time required to move from the laboratory to the prototypes and then to a larger production. If you ask to an engineer, he will explain why all this is not a matter of days [...]

Rossi: Safety Certification Already Obtained for Industrial Plants.

I sent a few questions to Andrea Rossi via the Journal of Nuclear Physics. 1. What is the importance of the 3rd party tests and report to your commercial work? 2. Will the US partner be involved in commercialization of your technology outside the United States? 3. Is you US partner a public company? 4. How is obtaining safety certification progressing for your first industrial plants in Europe and the USA? 5. What is the current production status of your first low-temperature non-military plant? 6. What is the current production status of the hot cat prototype? Dear Frank Acland: 1- they are not related 2- yes 3- confidential 4- we already got the safety certification 5- close to be completed 6- advanced, already under test Warm Regards and a hug to all your Readers I am really not surprised about the answer to question 3, but I thought I might ask. Having safety certification already granted is very important as it should prevent delays in installation and operation. Rossi has said that the first plant is on schedule to be installed in March. And it’s nice to get a hug.

New Poll: In 50 Years, Where Do You Think Will the Majority of our Power Come From?

It’s time for a new poll! In the right sidebar there is a poll regarding the future of energy production. I put the timeline 50 years out to allow for the invention, development and implementation of new energy systems. I realize the question is somewhat simplistic, but polls like this don’t really allow for complexity. For example, I have lumped all power (electricity, transportation, heating, etc.) together. If you feel like explaining your answer, or including something that isn’t on the list please do so in the comment list below.

U.S. Politics & Green Technology

The United States has had some really foul weather over the last few years. That’s not to say the rest of the world has not suffered, but in the U.S., political pressure is...E-Cat Report - getting ready for the Energy Catalyzer

Possible Improvements of Batteries

One of the problems encountered with rechargeable batteries is that they lose their memory over a period of time. Each time you recharge the battery, its lifespan is a few minutes shorter. This is one of the greatest drawbacks to electric cars. This is considered to be a fatal flaw, as the batteries that power [...]
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