An Energy Hope Was Kindled in 2011 — May It Grow in 2012

When I first hear about the Rossi-Focardi energy catalyzer I was underwhelmed. For some reason the main thing that stood out to me was hearing about Rossi’s past scrapes with the law, and I wondered if he might be some kind of charlatan.

It was only after some discussion with some friends and studying the reports and video of the January 15th press conference/demonstration that I began to change my mind. I didn’t find something that smelled like a scam — we seemed to have rational and serious people putting forward evidence of something very unusual. As the year went on, and I looked more into the E-Cat story — especially following the various demonstrations and reports from Levi, Kullander, Essen and Lewan, I became convinced that Andrea Rossi’s invention was indeed based on some kind of nuclear reaction.

It appears that I am not alone in my conclusions — there seems to be a small but growing number number of observers and researchers who are also convinced that Rossi’s E-Cat is a breakthrough technology that has the potential to revolutionize energy production throughout the world.

2011 has been an interesting and exciting year — one that has kindled a hope for many that we may be at the dawn of a new technological age. As 2012 begins, I am hoping that we will see more progress from Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corporation, and that other scientists and industrialists will start taking the field of cold fusion/LENR seriously enough to help develop this fledgling technology.

Rossi seems determined to stay ahead of the pack of competitors, but the winners and losers in the commercialization of cold fusion/LENR are yet to be determined. Whoever it may be, let’s hope that they produce technology that will help solve the many serious energy problems that we face, and bring a higher quality of life and standard of living to people all around the world.

Happy New Year to all E-Cat World readers!

Frank Acland

  • Brad Arnold

    Frankly, given the follow evidence it is not rational to not believe:

    This phenomenon (LENR) has been confirmed in hundreds of published scientific papers: http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/RothwellJtallyofcol.pdf

    “Over 2 decades with over 100 experiments worldwide indicate LENR is real, much greater than chemical…” –Dennis M. Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center

    “Energy density many orders of magnitude over chemical.” Michael A. Nelson, NASA

    “Total replacement of fossil fuels for everything but synthetic organic chemistry.” –Dr. Joseph M. Zawodny, NASA

    According to Forbes, electricity will be “too cheap to meter” if Rossi’s Oct 28 demonstration succeeds: http://www.forbes.com/sites/markgibbs/2011/10/17/hello-cheap-energy-hello-brave-new-world/

    Here’s the latest, according to MSNBC it passed the test: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45153076/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.TrNo9rJqwe4

    By the way, here is a current survey of all the companies that are bringing LENR to commercialization: http://www.cleantechblog.com/2011/08/the-new-breed-of-energy-catalyzers-ready-for-commercialization.html

  • http://www.grupoice.com Jorge Jimenez

    As my country Costa Rica is an example of peace and democracy to imitate, so I’m sure the Ecat be a wonderful tool to improve living conditions in many latitudes of this planet that urges of good news. The year 2011 was wonderful with all the news that we have marked as the year of Ecat, Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi. I know that without the possibility of another option, the proposal of the Nobel Prize in physics is for them unanimously.
    This year 2012 will be remembered as the year of the global energy renaissance. The year I broke a big man paradigm and outlines for a future full of hope, so, Happy 2012 to those who have eagerly followed developments closely, for Mr. Rossi and Focardi and for all who have made possible so that we can soon be enjoying their accomplishments.

    • Iggy Dalrymple

      Nobel Prize? Rossi yes, Focardi no. Focardi is not glib enough. More likely, the new Nobel Prize recipients for Physics will be Rossi and Obama. Remember, Obama already has received the Nobel Prize for Peace without lifting a finger. When Obama comes forward and reveals that HE, the Mesiah, has been the secret benefactor of Rossi (via DARPA), HE will be re-elected in a landslide.

  • Steve Robb

    When I saw the video of Rossi et al bundled in heavy coats in a dark room near a device that supposedly produced prodigious amounts of heat I thought, “This is a joke.” After learning that members of the Swedish Skeptics Society declared it to be viable my ears perked up. As long as National Instruments is involved I feel there is something there and have hope. However it ends, this will be a very interesting year.

  • sapain

    hi, i would like to say happy new news year. also until our lenr brothers and sisters can make this new field feasible, do not forget to use the Fusion Energy that is readibly usuable today. the sun gives us about 1kw per square meter (no clould cover).
    a house with a wall facing solar south that is 10m long x 3 m high has the potential of 30kw and intreases the thermal barrier of that wall and costs around $600.00. i had a house that was 3600 sq. ft, 60×30 x 2 stories and used 5-6 cords of wood, 600w pv on a tracker system and a 500w wind system, cost 5 yrs ago around $5k, paid for itself in 3 yrs, put over $2500yr in pocket = priceless

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  • Luke Macmichael

    I still feel like it’s a bit of a dumb move waiting for the validation to try to stay ahead of competitors. If this technology really works, it’s literally a trillion dollar invention. If Rossi could hold onto even 1% of the market he would be richer than Bill Gates.

    The royalties from books, consulting, and movie rights alove would make him an extremely rich man for a minimun effort on his part.

    Anyway, the sooner we get this verified the sooner we can stop polluting our world with the energy of the past. Every day we wait is one day closer to the tipping point of no-return.

  • arian

    from andrea rossi

    to Sterling D. Allan

    We will start in Autumn the sale of the domestic E-Cat. We are organizing the production of 1 million pcs, to make a price enough low to allow to anybody to buy it….

    Had I accepted to enter the trap of the validations, all would have been stopped by a horde of wannabe competitors.

    By the way, making 1 million pcs and very low prices, the reverse engineering becomes a hobby, like to make yourself your car or your computer. The third-party-validators will party toying themselves with the E-Cat they will buy. Yes, We Cat!

    http://pesn.com/2011/12/31/9601996_Free_Energy_in_2011_Prepping_to_Take_Off_in_2012/

  • Thomas

    Same here … I’m willing to believe … Otherwise I wouldn’t have been following the E-Cat process for about 2 month now …

    But if it really was a hoax (intended or not), I would *never ever* start believing in LENR again …

  • morse

    Hopefully mainstream scientist will begin to realise that LENR has a great potential and that a new field of technology will arise on the horizon. Don’t know what Rossi will do but he can not do it alone. He just could be a small branch in the pedigree of LENR.
    Best wishes for everyone in 2012 !

  • Casey

    heard*