The first test of a cold fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) generator is scheduled for October in Greece. The device will be powered by Andrea Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer cold fusion device. This device uses a nickel hydrogen reaction to create heat that will make steam to be used to generate electricity. The exact date of the test has not been made public.

The device is supposed to generate about 1 megawatt of heating power. Roughly this would be enough to heat up 1,000 homes for an hour.

In a letter posted at ecatnews.com Rossi stated that several distinguished scientists including Nobel Prize winner Brian Josephson, a retired Cambridge professor, will witness the test. Josephson, who won the Nobel award in Physics in 1973, is the highest profile scientist to express an interest in Rossi’s work. Two prominent Swedish physicists Sven Kullander of the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology and Hanno Essen of the University of Upsala will also be present. Guisseppe Levi of the University of Bologna who has worked with Rossi before will also be present.

Hanno Essen

What Rossi described as top level scientists of the USA will also be present. Rossi did not reveal who these scientists are. He said the scientists were chosen by our customer. He did not identify the customer, two companies Defkalion in Greece and AmpEnergo in the USA have signed agreements to commercialize energy catalyzer technology.

The e-cat will be tested in Xanthi, Greece, at the facilities of Defkalion. Defkalion plans to start manufacturing an energy catalyzer powered heating system later this year. Defkalion has also tested e-cat in industrial processes in Greece.

The e-cat technology is based upon the research of Italian phycists Francesco Piantelli and Sergio Focardi. Piantelli started the basic research that led to this invention by discovering a nickel hydrogen reaction in 1989. Piantelli has reportedly started his own company, NichEnergy to develop his own cold fusion device.