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Sources Swedish Professor could have Replicated Ecat

Andrea Rossi collaborator and nuclear physics professor Bo Hoistad may have replicated the Italian-American inventor’s ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology, E-Cat World and the Norwegian newspaper Aftenpost are reporting.

Hoistad as you might remember is a Professor at Sweden’s Uppsala University who has taken part in a number of tests of Rossi’s ecat technology. Most recently Hoistad was one of four professors from Uppsala who took part in an experiment that Rossi claimed vindicated the hot ecat technology in October 2015.

Rossi thinks Ecat will soon be Replicated

Andrea Rossi thinks that others will soon be able to replicate his ecat low energy nuclear reaction technology much like Alexander G. Parkohomov did in December. The inventor even admitted as much in a post on his Journal of Nuclear Physics blog.

In a response to a post by Hank Mills Rossi wrote:

“I know some of the groups that are making replications: they are making a good job with strong engagement and I think soon successful experiments will be announced.”

I think that we can infer two important conclusions from this somewhat cryptic answer. These conclusions are:

Rossi Copyrights Ecat Logo for Leonardo Corporation

It looks as if Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation is still active in low energy nuclear reaction or LENR, despite the inventors of the rights to the ecat technology to Industrial Heat LLC. A United States trademark application for the new ecat is in the Leonardo Corporation’s name.

The same application gives the address of Rossi’s Apartment in Miami Beach, Florida as the address of the Corporation. That address is 1331 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. A quick visit to Google Maps shows that the only thing at that location is a large apartment building where Rossi apparently lives when he is in the USA.

New LENR Efforts Reported Rossi and Parkohomov could Team Up

At least three more physicists could be close to replicating Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. Russian physicist Alexander G. Parkohomov who reported replicating Rossi’s hot e-cat in December made a very interesting revelation.

Alexander G. Parkohomov

After attending the 19th annual International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF 19) in Padua last week, Parkohomov made a fascinating post on this blog. The Russian revealed that Rossi’s long collaborator Giuseppe Levi is conducting his own research at the University of Bologna.

Rossi and Professor Publish Paper on Theory behind Ecat

Andrea Rossi and a professor have published a new academic paper on the theory behind the eCat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. The paper purports to show how the e-cat produces heat and generates energy without creating radiation. It is apparently based upon the results of the Lugarno e-cat test from October, 2014.

On the Nuclear Mechanisms Underlying the Heat Production by the “E-Cat” was written by Rossi and Norman D. Cook and posted at Arxiv.org a forum for preprint science papers associated with Cornell University. Note: Cook is not a physics professor as Rossi had previously claimed. Instead he teaches informatics or the science of computer information systems at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan.

Rossi Admits e-Cat Not Yet Capable of Making Electricity

Andrea Rossi has made an interesting admission about his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology on his blog. The inventor revealed that he and his team have attempted to produce electricity with their device but admitted they have failed to do so.

In a reply to a poster simply called John on February 20, 2015, Rossi stated:

“I confirm that in our work of R&D (Research and Development) we have also made experiments related to the production of electric power. I cannot give information of our R&D work, until we produce something really working in a satisfactory mode.”

E-cat Replication Attempt Ends in Explosion

“Project Dog Bone” the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project’s attempt to replicate Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology has apparently been rocked by an explosion.

This is the reactor vaporized in a recent explosion at Project Dog Bone.

The Project’s reactor apparently exploded after reaching a temperature of 1,027 degrees Celsius, (1,880.6 degrees Fahrenheit for Americans) on Thursday Feb. 5, Wired UK reported. Interestingly enough the explosion was capture live on web cam and broadcast over the Project’s YouTube feed as Swagelok based reactor leak test. The explosion occurred three hours and 47 minutes into the test.

McKubre Convinced by Lugano and Moscow Ecat Experiments

One of the world’s most experienced experts on cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) has reviewed the Lugano Test of Andrea Rossi’s ecat LENR device and Russian scientist Alexander Parkhomov’s attempt to replicate it.   Dr. Michael C.H. McKubre who has reviewed and participated in many LENR experiments is convinced that both experiments achieved nuclear reactions and generated excess heat.

 

Michael McKubre with David Firshein and Fran Tanzella of Brillouin at SRI last year.

McKubre did not directly participate in the experiments but he did examine the reports that Parkhomov and a team of scientists made on the experiments. From these McKubre is convinced that both experiments produced valid research.

Piantelli now Working with Fleischman Project

One of cold fusion’s true pioneers Francesco Piantelli is now working with the Martin Fleischman Memorial Project in an effort called Project Fedora.

Francessco Piantelli and Mathieu Valat in Sienna last month.

For those of you unfamiliar with him, Piantelli is the Italian scientist who worked with the late Sergio Focardi on low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) experiments in the 1990s. Those experiments formed the basis of Andrea Rossi’s e-cat LENR technology.

The Fleischman Project is hoping to replicate Piantelli’s hydrogen-nickel LENR device. An Italian company called NicHEnergy has been working to commercialize Piantelli’s cold fusion technology since 2012.

Russian Physicist Claims to Have Replicated Rossi’s Hot Ecat

A Russian physicist named Alexander G. Parkhomov had a very nasty Christmas surprise for Andrea Rossi this year. On December 25, Parkhomov published a report in which he claims to have replicated Andrea Rossi’s hot e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology.

Alexander G. Parkhomov

It’s hard to judge the validity of this because the report is published in Russian. The E-cat world website site claims that Parkhomov used the data about ecat contained in the report of the Lugano e-cat test earlier this year. Parkhomov built a closed metal vessel that apparently uses a nickel hydrogen reaction similar to Rossi’s to heat water to the point of vaporization. It that’s true it means the device could operate a steam engine or turbine.