Thanks to Sanjeev for posting a link to this:
An article in the Upstart Business Journal by Lauren K. Ohnesorge from April 17 covers the topic of the E-Cat, and particularly focuses on Tom Darden. The title of the article is “This entrepreneur wants to save the world, and he’s getting worldwide attention”.
Ohnesorge covers Darden’s recent speech at the ICCF-19 in Padua, and covers some key quotes from the address, but doesn’t go into much depth about the technology, only to mention that cold fusion, and Andrea Rossi, are both controversial.
But it’s controversial science. Rossi’s low-energy nuclear reaction technology, dubbed the Energy Catalyzer or E-Cat, is a black box that purportedly produces industrial levels of heat through a system that uses nickel and hydrogen. Believers say it’s a cheap source of clean energy. But skepticism of the science is frequent, evidenced by criticism of a third-party analysis of the device in 2013. And its inventor, Rossi, has been the subject of global scrutiny.
It’s really difficult to get into the intricacies of a topic that has generated volumes of material over the course of decades, and I don’t know whether a reader of a short article like this, who is unfamiliar with the subject, will come away with much to make a judgment. One can hope that some will be motivated to dig a little further — and the debate continues in the comments (thanks to Bachcole for putting his perspective in)