The energy catalyzer is obviously going to have a tremendous effect on industry when it comes into effect. So what industries will be affected and how will they be affected?

• Coal companies – coal is currently the most widely used fuel for generating electricity and generating heat for industrial processes. If use of the e-cat becomes widespread coal production and use could drop dramatically. It will take years or decades for this to occur.

• Oil companies – these will not be affected as much as coal companies simply because there are many uses for oil besides fuel. Oil is used for lubrication. Most plastics in use today are made of oil, so is most rubber. Oil is also used to make a wide variety of chemicals including pesticides and paints. So there will be demand for oil just not as much. It will also take years for the e-cat to go into wide use which will keep the demand for oil high.

• Natural gas – this is widely used as a heating fuel in the US and other companies. Demand for it could fall. There would still be demand for natural gas for other purposes such as cooking and water heating. There will also be some demand for natural gas the chemical industry because it is used to make fertilizer. Natural gas will still be widely used for a long time because it would probably be cheaper for quite a few people to keep using older natural gas furnaces.

• Propane – this industry could disappear because the main use for propane in the US and Canada is as a heating fuel. In a decade or so the only place we may see propane tanks is on barbecues. People who burn propane will be some of the first to switch to e-cat for heating because of the high costs of the gas.

The energy catalyzer could make propane tanks a thing of the past in the near future

• Green energy such as biofuels, solar, wind mills etc. This will be blown out of the water by the energy catalyzer. There is simply no way these green energies can compete with a device that provides real green energy at a low price. Solar will stay around as a power source for electronic devices. Other forms of green energy like wind power could quickly disappear.

• Mining – the demand for nickel could increase slightly because the e-cat uses small amounts of it. The price of copper could fall because copper created by e-cat will be sold on the market.

• Electric utilities – these could have a hard time competing. Particularly if they loose their large industrial and business customers to the energy catalyzer. Many utilities could see greatly increased profits because they could shut down large central power plants and switch to power purchased from customers using the e-cat. Utilities would also see vast savings from not having to buy large amounts of fuel.

• Industries that require large amounts of heat such as food processing, chemical production, refineries, metal production and cement making could see significantly lower costs as a result of e-cat use. Alexandros Xanthoulis of Defkalion has said that an experimental energy catalyzer has reduced energy costs by 90% in the cement industry from €500,000 to €50,000. Similar cost reductions could be seen in other industries.

Alexandros Xanthoulis of Defkalion talking to a greek reporter.

• Retail sales – the e-cat could significantly cut heating costs for retail outlets such as big box stores. It could also produce the electricity stores need which would lead to further savings.

• Railroads and shipping – the e-cat could cut costs in these industries. Railroads in the United States could see a fall in traffic and profits if the coal industry disappears. They could see a large scale increase in business with all the new industrial production made possible by the e-cat. Shipping will of course be far cheaper because e-cat powered ships would not need fuel.